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 »
For anyone who has ever been freaked out by the idea of getting a tattoo, here’s a new invention that will really make you squirm: the Digital Tattoo, an implant which sits beneath a layer of your skin and shows up as a tattoo-like electronic interface. Here’s where things get really weird—this gadget can work as a phone or computer. So, yes, you could literally press a button on your skin and answer a call. Or, explains Geekologie, it can just look like a “traditional tattoo by downloading a picture of a unicorn from the internet.” Whaaaa??? What’s more is that it is powered by your very own blood. That can’t be good for you.
Is this for real? It seems like something out of a science-fiction movie, and we can’t quite wrap our heads around it. [Gizmodo via Geekologie] Keep reading »
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have two mildly unfortunate tattoos. Annika just got a new tat, bringing her grand total to eight pieces of ink. The reasons for our ink could not be more different — I got mine when I was young and stupid and I totally regret them. If I could, I would go back in time and scream at myself, “Amelia, you are not Chinese! What’s with the characters?!” But Annika, on the other hand, is totally passionate about her body art and is very choosy and thoughtful in deciding what she wants to get inked on her body. Still, there are assumptions made by everyone — bosses, parents, and, yes, men — about women with tattoos. To find out what those assumptions are, I went to the guys on my IM. Keep reading »
“People bring in pics of Pam Anderson['s tattoo of] barbed wire, but I like to encourage individuality.”
—Kat Von D of “L.A. Ink” will talk you out of making poor life choices. Too bad she wasn’t around when Megan Fox got her Marilyn Monroe tattoo! [Fox News] Keep reading »
Pete Wentz got drunk last night, made a “gentleman’s bet” with his friend Gabriel Saporta (of Cobra Starship), lost, and then paid up, in the form of a TATTOO OF SAPORTA’S FACE on his
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There are few things men complain about when ogling George Clooney‘s Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, in a photo spread on Maxim.com. But what would life be without complainers? Several people posted comments saying Elisabetta, or Eli, as she is sometimes called, ruined the beautiful landscape of her body with tattoos. One commenter put it this way: “Tattoos can turn the most beautiful woman from ‘classy’ to ‘trashy.’” So what do you think on the subject? Would Elisabetta, and women in general, be prettier without the tattoos? Let us know in the comments. Keep reading »
In “Blood Script,” Washington, D.C. artist Mary Coble had 75 hateful epithets “tattooed” onto her body. No ink was involved, so the words looked as if they were written in blood. The ornate lettering Coble chose was intended to create “a dichotomy between the beautiful visual form of the words and the ugly meanings they convey semantically.” As the artist bled, pieces of paper were spread over each word, “printing” its mirror image in blood. The selected words were taken from a previous performance in which Coble invited viewers to write hateful words they had heard or used onto her body. The words include anti-female lingo: “bitch,” “slut,” and “c***.” [Mary Coble] Keep reading »