Katharine McPhee's Test-Run Tattoo

07/16/2007 at 04:45 PM ET

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Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo but just weren’t sure about what to get or how much you’d like when on? Katharine McPhee told PEOPLE at the premiere of I Now Pronounce You Larry and Chuck that she’s been wanting a tattoo but decided to do a test run with a henna design first! The singer confesses, “I’ve been wanting a tattoo. I think sometimes they can be sexy. I went to India Town yesterday, [and] I went to the Hollywood Salon. So I just got some Henna and I love it!” But don’t hold your breath for her to get inked up anytime soon. The soon-to-be-actress may just keep the impermanent style for a little while longer. As Katharine told PEOPLE, “Maybe I’ll just keep doing Henna for a while and see if I like it.” Sounds like a plan to us! Tell us: Have you tried out henna or fake tattoos before getting the real thing?

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kaili on

First of all, the question posed here is “Have you tried out henna or fake tattoos before getting the real thing?” not “Do tattoos make you low-class?”. Yes, I did a trial run before I got my tattoos. It is permanent and you have to live with that decision for the rest of your life. My tattoos are dedicated to my husband and my daughter and can only be seen when I wear a bikini, but if you are getting one just to look cool/sexy, go with semi-permanent. Unfortunately, as you can see on here, many people do judge others on the basis of tattoo work, especially prospective employers. Think ahead and try it out before making it permanent. There’s no shame in being realistic.

kirsten on

Ewww tats are yucky…. I agree with the comment that they are “low class”

lola on

I think the tattoo looks all right…but why on her foot?

C-BO on

S $ Christine- You said it very well! It makes me laugh as to how people are so quick to judge when they see people w/ tattoos! Obviously they’re not comfortable in their own skin if they feel they have to judge everyone! Besides we are not causing them any harm whatsoever, so who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tatluvr on

AnnieJ- !st of all- just b/c you have a tat doesn’t make you low class. I have 2 and I am FAR from low class… however you wouldn’t know I had them by looking at me b/c they are where I can cover them up. I like tats & peircings- but it should be a personal thing & not all over the body.

Anonymous on

so AnnieJ & LeoMonster – what are y’all like 15? Is this High School again? ANYWAYS- yes I tried the fake ones 1st… I have 2 and will be getting a 3rd real tat… mine have personal meaning to me. BTW- I’m a grown woman and a mom. I’ve been paying my own bills for a long time now- so I have the right to do what I want to MY body. If you want to be childish and judge people- don’t get mad when it happens to you!

C-BO on

I have eight tattoos! They each have meaning and I have no regrets at all.

C-BO on

& 5 piercings!

edot on

Hmm… tattoos as “low class” or “unoriginal”. I’ve actually personally drawn every tattoo on my body, with the exceptions of the Japanese script, which has a very personal meaning to me. My mother taught Japanese children english in her early 20s and it’s in memory of her.

I love each and every one of my tattoos, but do admit that I struggled to find employment after recently moving from a big city where they are more commonly accepted to a smaller town. Maybe many of the girls with negative attitudes toward body art are from these smaller towns…

Ali on

katharine mchpee is amazingg. and ne thing she does is awsome.
^that was for you julez.

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