I live in New York City, where every third person on the street has some kind of ink. So it’s easy for me to forget that tattoos often have a whole different set of connotations in that wide swath of country between the East and West coasts.
Luckily, the internet never hesitates to remind me. Since I started starring in a weekly web series, I’ve been called everything from a “tattooed longshoreman” to a “goblin.” (The goblin comment was probably unrelated to my tattoos, but it was still super mean.) And when a piece I wrote on weight loss for The Frisky ended up being featured on CNN.com, the photo featuring my tattooed arms quickly overshadowed the article’s content. Keep reading »
We thought we loved “The Golden Girls,” but apparently we don’t. At least not as much as the guy who got Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sofia tattooed on him in the shape of Mt. Rushmore. Not your bag? Then how about a back piece featuring the cast of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” or an arm tattoo of never-nude “Analrapist” Tobias from “Arrested Development”? Check out this collection from Flavorwire and see if you can spot your favorite shows on other people’s body parts. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
“I’m a Virgo and the sign is a virgin. So when I was 16, I got the word virgin tattooed on my wrist, thinking I was sooo deep and cool. And now I just look really weird having virgin written across my wrist and I have to explain it.”
– Nicole Richie, a mother of two, is definitely not a virgin. Sadly, I know someone else, who isn’t a Virgo, who also has “virgin” tattooed on her. Do you have a tattoo that you regret? [Starpulse.com] Keep reading »
Mimi Rosenthal is our kind of granny: To celebrate her 101st birthday, she got her third tattoo. At 99, Mimi got a blue butterfly tat and at 100 it was a sunflower on her arm. Last week Mimi got another yellow sunflower, but this time on her leg. Why so many tattoos on a senior citizen? Mimi says, “Why not?” [TampaBay.com] Keep reading »