“People bring in pics of Pam Anderson['s tattoo of] barbed wire, but I like to encourage individuality.”
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Kat Von D has launched a concealer with Sephora that promises to hide tattoos, imperfections, and dark circles. “If you wanna hide a tattoo just for one day, the proper concealer can make that happen!” says Kat. “No one has to see what you don’t want them to see!” She advises concealing your tattoos when going on job interviews, meeting your SO’s parents for the first time, and attending weddings. But if your skin is darker than, say Halle Berry‘s, you’ve got to find something else to cover your tattoos. The Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer only comes in light, medium, and tan–shades that sound as if they’re appropriate for everyone, but take a look, and you’ll see that they would only blend properly if you have light skin.
I heard that mixing clown makeup with your own foundation was the best way to completely cover a tattoo because clown makeup is thicker than most foundation. I’ve never tried it because I don’t believe in covering my tattoos. [Makeup artists often recommend Smart Cover, too; it works pretty well and comes in more shades.--Editor] Keep reading »
While women like the cool Kat Von D of LA Ink are responsible for the rise in tattoos, ladies are still feeling the backlash from going under the needle. A 2006 survey conducted by Texas Tech found that while 25% of people ages 18-30 have a tattoo, 40% of women with works of art feel social pressure to get them removed. Compared to 5% of men who claim they’ve been teased, it seems like the new glass ceiling is a bit more skintimate. Now, we can understand if a lady regrets an eBay auction where she sold a casino the right to tattoo their URL on her forehead, but overall, it’s disheartening that we can’t get our lower back tattooed without it being called a tramp stamp. Let’s unite and take back the lower back tat for classy women! You know if Paris Hilton doesn’t want a trendy tat, especially one inherently nicknamed for sluts, then they must only be for the supremely lady-like! [LA Times via Fark]
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“One time we were having sex and I started fantasizing that I was this hot secretary and he was my boss, and we were totally doing it in his office and people were right outside and we had to be super quiet. It totally turned me on. It was like the craziest orgasm ever. My publicist is going to kill me.” — Kat Von D, describing her sex life with boyfriend Alex “Orbi” Orbison [Chris Nieratko] Keep reading »