“It means vagina and I’m kind of proud of it. It’s my nickname. You can’t see it, but it’s called Minge and it’s slang in England. It has something to do with your pubic hair in the dictionary.”
—Amanda Seyfried, on her tattoo, which reads “minge.” As for why she got the tattoo, a reader alerted us to this article, which explains that Colin Firth taught Seyfried the word on the set of “Mamma Mia!” and she thought it was so funny, she got it tattooed on her — “It’s to make me laugh, and every time I look at it I do.” OK then! [The Sun] Keep reading »
Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner got matching lightning bolt tattoos during a trip to Vegas. But, apparently, the identical ink did not squelch the suspected couple’s intense need to express their attraction for one another. This week, they sealed their love (again!) with something a lot less cuddly than a kiss. Actually, it’s downright vulgar. The two supposedly received twin tats of the word “F**k” across their ribs. How klassy. I think they might be better off having Avril pen a song about their off-the-wall emotions the next time they get the urge to get inked. If they don’t watch it, they will be covered in bizarre branding before they even reach their three-month anniversary. If they make it that long—couples who get tattooed together have a reputation for breaking up. Plus, knowing Brody and his inseparable ties to reality television, I am sure Kristin Cavallari is contractually obligated to meddle in their relationship at some point. [Radar Online] Keep reading »
Is this a nod to the home turf of her hubby, Jay-Z, who’s from the borough and bought the New Jersey Nets specifically to bring them back to BK? [NYC, 5/2/10] Keep reading »
Since everyone’s a designer these days, Nine West hired singer Joss Stone to collaborate on a fall 2010 capsule collection, resulting in three different pairs of Joss-approved shoes. Now, sure, inspiration comes from random places, but Joss and Nine West found their inspiration in a very unlikely source: the singer’s flower tattoos. “Each of my tattoos holds a very special meaning for me,” Joss said. “I love that the [collection] will incorporate some of my unique tattoo designs to give the line an even more personal connection.” Conveniently, her tats are on the top of her feet, so you can imagine that the shoes she’ll create will be designed to accent and show off her ink. Proceeds for the collection, which ranges in price from $70 to $120, will benefit Soles4Souls. At least the newest celebrity designer has a charity focus in mind. [WWD]
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I saw this photo, and I was like, “Man, I feel really bad for this Brenda chick.” When I look at something like this, I wonder what the back story is. Let’s say the guy’s name is Elron. And he lives in Michiana. And he went to high school with Brenda, but he only admired her from afar, because she was sort of popular in a nerdy kind of way, and he was one of those guys who hung out behind the gym smoking cigarettes, looking angry and kicking at the dirt. One time, Brenda glanced at him, but that was it. Then, 15 years later, he was on this dating site, and he looked through what must have been 2,679 dating profiles — until, one day, he came across a special one. He clicked on it. It was Brenda. The Brenda. The love of his whole damn life. So, he sat down, and he wrote her a 5,349-word email, proclaiming his love for her, that he would die for her, that he would tattoo her name all over his body, if only she would respond and agree to marry him. He was so sure that she would respond in the affirmative that he got her name tattooed on his back, like, 100 times. When he got back home, he found out that she had blocked his profile. After that, the rest of his life pretty much sucked. That is, until, one day, he met another woman, and, get this, it turned out her name was Brenda, too, and they got married, and had kids, and everything worked out in the end. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
That spinach and seeds diet must be making Amanda Seyfried a little crazy — after all, how else can you explain her getting the word “minge” tattooed in cursive on her foot? “Minge,” FYI, is a vulgar British slang term for “a woman’s pubic hair or genitals.” Klassy! Keep reading »
You know, I’d never contemplated getting a tattoo on my forehead before, but I’d been thinking about getting The Frisky logo and just couldn’t decide where. So last night, when I was out and about, doin’ what I do, I stopped by the tattoo shop at the back of the Subway sandwich shop on my block and got our logo etched above my brows. Looks good huh? My fiancee Susannah loves it. Keep reading »
Did the heavily-tattooed Michelle McGee give tattooed women a bad name when the tale of her affair with Jesse James broke? Perhaps. It’s hard to find a site that hasn’t declared her a total sleaze. Granted, she slept with a married man, and her attitude seems pretty sour, but it was hard to ignore that some of the vitriol leveled at her had to do with all her tattoos. Unfortunately, although McGee denies it, a “W” and a “P” tattooed on the backs of her legs and various other stories suggest that she was involved in some way with or a fan of the White Power movement. Still, you can’t always judge a girl by her tattoos.
Frisky pal and tattoo blog Needles and Sins editrix Marisa Kakoulas, who we interviewed about her tattoos and other subjects, talked to the New York Post about the case of the inked mistress. While McGee may have given “in-your-face tattoos” a bad name temporarily, Kakoulas says, “it’s because of McGee that this type of discourse about the tattoo community is in the papers at all,” turning a negative into a positive. Read it! Keep reading »
Yes, those Chanel tattoos are very, very cool, but not everyone in the world is a fashionista who can rock them with her matching Coco ballet flats. That’s why we’re kinda digging these skeleton tattoos, visible only under UV lights.
Hey, nerds deserve some cool fake body art, too, now don’t we? [Geekologie] Keep reading »