I recently had one of those formal-ish occasions where I had to dress up and also keep the tattoo on my back hidden. This is always a bit of a pain since you can usually see it peeking up at the nape of most tops and dresses and on this occasion I was really at loss for a while as to what to wear, before I was hit by a flash of inspiration in the form of Clemence Poésy as pictured above. I have a cream silk shirt that would hide my tattoo nicely, and with some tailored trousers and a cuff for a dressier touch, I had the perfect outfit for a conservative evening out.
It worked out quite well; I felt very much myself and I got to break in my new heels. You can't see in the picture here but the shirt is actually too short to tuck in fully so I left it untucked at the back, doing my best to channel a Paris Voguette.
I like this outfit so much that I'm going to pack it along for a business trip next week, since it features the same type of semi-formal occasion with conservative strangers. This way I need not pack a dress that I will only wear once and the trousers easily work throughout the trip. More on packing later...
Picture of Clemence Poésy from vogue.fr