Becoming Lisbeth

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Becoming Lisbeth

blog_tattoo_sidebyside.jpg To transform natural beauty Rooney Mara into badass Lisbeth Salander for this month’s cover, W called Torsten Witte, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s director of hair and makeup. “The tattoos for her character are fake, but they’re the pro-ink kind that only come off with alcohol,” explains Witte. Temporary tattoo–maker Temptu fabricated all of them, “but the dragon was actually designed by a friend of [director] David Fincher’s.” To lend shine and texture to Mara’s edgy coif, Witte relied on a longtime favorite. “Moroccanoil is my one wonder product,” he says. “It does everything.”

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