South African Shimansky brand model Minki van der Westhuizen sure must feel like a princess though she quite doesn’t look like one without the world’s most expensive diamond “tattoo”. The tattoo is not what you might conventionally think is the art of inking, but is a laborious process of encrusting 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut .5 carat diamonds on her skin using a water based adhesive. The idea was to use the opportunity to market Shimansky jewels to a really high-end audience. The tattoo costs 924,000 US dollars and they reveal one could get one of these tattoos at any of their eight South African or four international locations.
It just might be the way a Russian billionaire might want his bride, when he undresses her on their conjugal night. Or perhaps, a someone into adult entertainment might be influenced by the diamond encrusted tattoo, and use fake shiny materials instead to dazzle an audience whose hands would be deep within their trouser, if at all they are wearing them. Fake diamonds or the real one, in the end it is the skin that is beneath the “tattoo” that matters.