“People said the other day that the reason [I] wear sleeves is that [I] have snake tattoos all over you, and I said, ‘No, I don’t.’ I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars because I’m so fair. So it started with that, and I’m not really one to have tattoos, but I do have a few and they’re not where you can see them. They’re mostly for my husband.”
–Dolly Parton cleared up those crazy rumors that she’s secretly covered in more ink than a Hell’s Angel on “The Today Show” this week, and it turns out the truth is a little less crazy than the rumor, but still highly entertaining and SO Dolly-esque. Dolly admitted she does have some secret tattoos, but they’re all small and mainly exist for the benefit of her hubby of nearly 50 years, Carl Thomas Dean. Now we can only dream of what that tattoos might be… [Us Weekly]
Uh, unless my eyes deceive me, Zoe Saldana’s new husband, Marco Perego, has a portrait of her face tattooed on his arm. God, I hope for his sake that this relaysh lasts. Face tattoos are much harder to remove or alter than, say, names. There will be no easy, “Wino Forever” solution if these two split up. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
This week Tori Spelling tweeted: “O-M-G … My husband @Deanracer just surprised me w/ hottest ‘Tori’ tattoo in an unbelievably intimate spot I’m blown away!”
Of course, she didn’t show us a picture of this intimate tattoo, but based on the other bad “Tori” tattoo on his elbow, we can only guess that Dean got her beloved pet chicken Coco inked on his taint. I’m sure we’ll see a Twitpic or Vine video of it soon enough … whether we want to or not.
Here are some more celebs who got intimate tattoos. [US Weekly]
Radiohead! What a great band, amiright? But so great that Thom Yorke’s face is worthy of being permanently inked across your chest, with one nipple for an eyeball? OK Computer was awesome, but not that awesome. And really, don’t get me started on that nipple eye. I’m disturbed. [Stereogum]
Somehow, Thom’s adoring fan is not at all alone in the way he has shown his devotion. Many, many others have made the highly questionable decision to ink a permanent and highly realistic rendering of their favorite celebrity as a way of visually declaring, “I am ______ biggest fan ever.” Here are but a few of the most distressing …