Dear Vladimir Franz,
They say that beauty is only skin deep, and it’s pretty clear that you took that literally. As the first fully-tattooed presidential candidate of the Czech Republic (and like, probably anywhere?), you’re blazing a trail for ink-stained politicians everywhere. Keep reading »
A North Carolina woman named Odessa Clay is set to stand trial for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter with a “small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder.” The 30-year-old’s excuse for tattooing her little girl last September? “She asked me to do it,” Clay explained.
Instead of saying, “I’m sorry honey, you’ll have to wait until you’re 18 and it’s legal,” Clay broke out her tattoo gun and inked her daughter herself. She told police that she thought tattoos for underage children were legal as long as the parent gave consent. Clay blames her arrest on her ex-in-laws who she feels reported her as retaliation for a previous dispute.
I’m sensing a subtle theme here. Well, bad parenting. And refusing to take responsibility for her actions. WORST. [Daily Mail UK]
You know, I understand that I cover the animal beat for The Frisky, and I take my responsibilities very seriously. Which is why it pains me to no end that Amelia, Winona, Jessica, Ami and Rachel completely failed to step up and post this really important Lil’ Bub palm tattoo that one of Winona’s friends got. HELLO. Our readers have a right to bask in its Bubbian glory.
An open letter to the Michigan state reps who are offended by the word. Read More »
I have a couple or 10 friends who are seriously tatted up. And one of ‘em even has a butt tattoo. But his butt tattoo is nowhere near as serious as the tattoo this anonymous lady got on her bum. I get feeling your dark side, but feeling it enough that you want to sit on it every day? Well, that is serious.
Now this is dedication: an anonymous man got a tattoo of gender-bending supermodel Andrej Pejic on his arm. The tattoo was discovered by fashion blog Fashin, which makes us think that the wearer must know that Andrej is a biological he. But … perhaps not. What do you think of the angelic Andrej? [Refinery 29]
Chris Brown: I am thinking about getting a new tat, something really special.
Tattoo Artist: What did you have in mind, Chris Brown?
Chris Brown: Something that shows the polarity of human nature.
Tattoo Artist: I feel ya. Like a representation of the good and the bad in all of us. Keep reading »
Vanessa Hudgens got a new tattoo! Of a butterfly! On her neck! Neck tattoos remind me of one thing — getting my bellybutton pierced. When I was 18, I got my navel pierced above a taco shop in San Diego. The place didn’t even have a real piercing bed for me to lay down on, just a folding metal chair. Anyway, the piercer had just gotten his neck tattooed and had a piece of gauze duct-taped over the fresh ink, but blood was still leaking and dribbling down his nape. That’s what I focused on as he drove the needle through my flesh. And that’s what I think about whenever I see a neck tattoo, even one as girly and carefree as Vanessa’s. [Hollywood Hiccups] Keep reading »
Andreas Muller won a Mini Cooper for tattooing the word “Mini” on his peen. “Once I’m sitting in the car, it won’t matter anymore. Then the pain will be gone and it’ll be alright,” he said. What about the humiliation he will feel every time he drops his pants before a lady? No car is worth destroying your penis, Andreas. [Anorak] Keep reading »
“I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in. … I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life. [points to a tattoo on her arm] The wild heart caged. I unlocked my cage years ago. I want my children to have that freedom. I want that for other people, too.”
— Angelina Jolie proves even the world’s (disputably) most beautiful woman has identity crises like the rest of us. I mean, minus the jumping out of airplanes. [Parade] Keep reading »
Let’s be honest. There are very few innovative places to put tattoos these days. We’ve seen it all — inside the lip, on the tongue, and on the sides of fingers. Leave it to Miley Cyrus to get creative. The starlet seems devoted to not only shedding her goody-two-shoes persona, but also finding a few new locations for her tats. The 17-year-old already has “Just Breathe” under her boob, and now she’s sporting new ink … on her ear. Miley was recently spotted in the airport with her hair pulled into a ponytail, providing prime shots for paparazzi of her brand-new tattoo that reads “Love.” It’s situated on the upper cartilage section of her right ear (Rihanna has one in the same spot), in a spot that could be easily hidden from over protective ‘rents — though hers certainly don’t fit into that category. What do you think of Miley’s latest tat? Would you ever get a tattoo in your ear? [Stylelist]
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