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 »
Y’all know how much I just love bad tattoos — well Buzzfeed has gathered 10 of the funniest tattooed puns ever. This is my fave. Get it? Check out the others here. Keep reading »
“I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell’s Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners. And I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing.”
— Helen Mirren explains the tattoo on her hand [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Here’s one to add to the book of epic bad tattoos—glasses on your face. To ask “whyyyyy?” at this point seems fruitless because clearly such a design could only be prompted by sheer insanity. But here’s what we’re really wondering … how does he (apparently) have a girlfriend? If your boyfriend did this to himself, would you stay with him? Maybe the design is a symbol of being able to see his love more clearly? This dude must be some really, really, really special guy. On the inside. [Gawker] Keep reading »
In our A.D.D.-addled generation, the ability to easily change your look — from your outfit to your hair — is necessary. So although tattoos have gained and maintained their popularity, there’s something stressful about the utter permanence of the design. Karl Lagerfeld has the answer. Remember when we spotted these temporary double-C tattoos on the models at the Chanel spring 2010 show? Well, now they can be yours. Starting in mid-Feb., Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art will go on sale at Chanel.com. For about $78, you’ll get 55 tattoos — a small price to pay considering the cost of a real tattoo or a quilted bag. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Forget about hipster finger mustache tats and even Bagel Heads in Japan, there’s a new bod mod trend invented by some cell mates that’s got even MSNBC’s attention. Twenty-seven-year-old David Boltjes was the guinea pig, er, first dude to be brave enough to let his prison mate stab him in the eye with an unconventional, untested, tattoo method. Dang, and here we thought those Bagel Heads injecting gobs of saline into their foreheads in the back of some random club was sketchy!
Pioneer Mr. Boltjes is serving a mere four years for fraud, but he didn’t weasel his way out of a world of pain, which he describes as similar to an ice pick jab to your peepers. Sheesh, that’d give most people the creeps! And this tough guy is just a white collar criminal. Well, now the whites of his eyes are permanently colored red. This is just the beginning of this new bod mod trend, so click on for more, including a close-up pic … if you dare.
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Over at Needles and Sins, our pal Melissa Kakoulas points to these temporary knuckle tattoos, perfect for terrifying the hell out of your family if you’re spending time with loved ones over the holidays. Created by Fred & Friends, the press-on knuckle ink comes in his and her styles and the appropriate message of your choice. Lady options include: “Gold Diga,” “Porn Star,” and “Mean Girl.” If you want to look hardcore, but not forever, check out Marisa’s test-drive. [Needles and Sins] Keep reading »
Happy Friday! Let’s close out this week with a blind item, this one via Crazy Days And Nights:
“This A list tweener has a problem. Well more than one problem but there are some things that can never be taught. Anyway, she had a boyfriend. Not exactly being a role model she got his name tattooed on her body in a place most people won’t see for a few more months. Now though, she has a bigger problem than what people say about her tattoo and its location. She has a different boyfriend and he doesn’t like opening the presents so to speak and seeing another name so our tweener is going to change it but can’t decide if it should be the new boyfriend’s name or something generic like don’t chew gum with your mouth open.”
Hmm, my instinct says Miley, but there are just so many to choose from! What do you think? Regardless, let this be a lesson — do not get a boyfriend’s name tattooed on your mons pubis. Or anywhere else for that matter. Keep reading »
“Hey, who does your ink?” Check out these animal hand tattoos by Héctor Serrano for some kid-friendly fun. Fab stocking stuffer. [A+R Store] Keep reading »