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 …
Friday afternoons are a little crazy here at The Frisky. In addition to finishing that day’s worth of posts, we’re also busy writing and scheduling content in advance for the weekend, as we don’t want to go completely dark on Saturdays and Sundays, but don’t have the resources for a weekend blogger. We figure you guys are pretty busy on the weekends, what with sleeping in, staying out late, hanging out with friends and catching up on your reading and TV watching, so we keep our posts those days pretty simple. That was basically what I was going for last weekend, when I posted a photo of the actor Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead”) shot by Terry Richardson. While noting the actor’s obvious sex appeal, I had a little laugh at the fact that he had his first name tattooed above his nipple. “Shouldn’t such prime real estate go to tattooing someone else’s name?” I crowed, and then went on my way. Keep reading »
UPDATE : Read my official apology to Norman — and check out my “Sorry Norman” fake tit tattoo — here.
Update: Yeah, so, I’m an asshole. Apparently, “Norman” is also the actor’s dad’s name. For some reason this literally didn’t occur to me as a possibility. Add it to my ever growing list of airhead moments. And as I recently lost my own dad, for whom I’ve considered inking a tribute, I feel especially face-palm-y about this gaffe. I’m sorry, Norman.
I love me some Norman Reedus, aka Southern-redneck-turned-sensitive-heartthrob Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” but damn if I didn’t legit LOL when I saw this photo shot by Terry Richardson. Homie has his own name tattooed above his nipple. Shouldn’t such prime real estate go to tattooing someone else’s name? Still sexy though. [Terry Richardson]
Jared Leto told Twitter that when he hits 1 million twitter followers, he would get a tattoo. Well he did. And he did. He got this giant tattoo on his back. I’m still not convinced this isn’t a joke. But here it is. The photo was posted on his Instagram account and E! Online picked up the story. When the hell did Twitter get this important? Read more…
After Scarlett Johansson debuted her new tattoo, Amelia and I both didn’t get it. We had an in-depth conversation about it, where we came to the realization that the reasons we didn’t like it were: A) it was exactly the kind of tattoo we expected Scarjo to get (the same way we expected her to release a Tom Waits cover album) and B) something about it seemed like she was trying too hard to demonstrate her street cred (the same way her Tom Waits cover album did).
We say this as two tattooed women who both have Chinese character tattoos we’re embarrassed of. I have two other tattoos, which I love because they have deep meaning to me. Maybe “Lucky You” has deep meaning to Scarjo, who knows? That’s not important. What’s important is this: Scarjo and her “Lucky You” tattoo inspired a much longer reverie about other celebrity tattoos we are expecting to see any day now. When they come true, just remember, we called it first.
Scarlett Johansson already has at least one terrible tattoo — a colorful sun setting over water thing on her inside forearm — so I don’t know why I’m surprised that her new tattoo is equally as puzzling. (I have a bad tattoo of my own, and I know it, so I’m allowed to hate on other people’s bad tattoos. Just in case you were wondering, it’s in the rules.) The actress got a childishly doodled horseshoe with the word “Lucky You” inked on her ribcage by French tattoo artiste Fuzi Uvtpk. Uvtpk (no clue how you pronounce that, BTW) charges big bucks for his prison-style tattoos so I guess ScarJo got what she paid for. But like I said, I don’t get it. [The World's Best Ever]
Hey guys, Chris Brown got a new tattoo! And it’s ugly! And, oh yeah, it appears to be of a woman’s face, complete with a cut and stitched lip, blackened eye, and what look like bruises. Naturally, many are pointing out a resemblance to Rihanna, the ex-girlfriend he famously gave a cut lip, blackened eye, and bruised face, because why wouldn’t they? I don’t actually see much of a resemblance to Rihanna, aside from those identifying marks, but I realllllly have got to wonder what Chris Brown was thinking with this particular ink. Brown, by the way, says the new tattoo is actually supposed to be a “random woman,” not Rihanna, but does not explain why this “random woman” appears to have injuries or marks that look like the injuries he gave to his ex. The most positive spin I can conceive of is that he got this tattoo as a badge of dishonor, a permanent reminder of the damage he caused to a woman. Maybe it’s even a wack attempt of winning Rihanna back. Or maybe I’m over-thinking it and he’s just an idiotic dick and this tattoo has no intentional link to Rihanna. (I actually sort of think it has a Day of the Dead-vibe, but why wouldn’t he just say that if that was his intention?) Discuss! [NY Daily News] [Photo: WENN]
This weekend, Rihanna debuted her 19th tattoo. Yes, her 19th. I knew Rihanna loved body art, but I had no idea she had that many tattoos. So I decided to bring myself up to speed on the state of RiRi’s ink. Let’s work our way through the list of tats, starting with her first…
Writing that her recently passed grandmother Dolly was “always in and on my heart,” Rihanna posted a pic of her new underboob/cleavage tattoo — of the Goddess Isis — on Twitter/Instagram this weekend. An serious tribute to someone who was important to her, no doubt, but I’m a little unsure that this particular ink will age very well. [Instagram]