The first words out of my friend’s mouth when I showed him this flatware set: “It looks like a tattoo!” And he’s right. The way the laser etching travels from the base of each handle and then tapers off is tattoolike, and definitely eye-catching. Most silverware I find is either dated or strictly utilitarian and boring-looking. This set has a modern design and, as a plus, a comfortable heft.

Dandelion Greens Flatware, $24 for a five-piece setting

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