Jennifer Lopez is nothing if not a master at changing her image and her look all the time. Like in the new video for her track with Wisin & Yandel, titled “Follow the Leader,” Lopez had “Lideres” — Spanish for “leaders” — faux-inked on her chest. She also had an elaborate skull/dragon/Ed Hardy design etched on her back. Of course, the tattoos aren’t real, merely character affectations for the video, but it would be pretty cool if J. Lo really did get a major chest piece done. Check out a shot of the huge back tat after the jump!
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When I think of locales that are likely to offer me an onslaught of body-related judgment, I think of the beach, the bar, and the gym. I mean, body judgment is incredibly pervasive, but all three of those places are renowned breeding grounds for intense figure scrutiny, comparisons, and body-snarking. Recently, I discovered that my doctor’s office should be added to the list. Doctors are supposed to support and encourage us as we attempt to balance healthy lifestyle decisions with actual life events and pressures. But our country’s current obsession with obesity as the big, bad, magically all-encompassing factor in good health means that doctors feel perfectly comfortable judging patients based on weight alone. As someone who sits right on the BMI border of normal-overweight, I can tell you that when I cross over, I get lectured. Even if my crossover is a mere pound. No fooling.
It irks me to feel evaluated based on my body’s shape and size at the beach, the bar, and the gym. But it infuriates me to feel evaluated based on my body’s shape and size at the doctor’s office because I’m being evaluated by someone who actually knows more about my body and its overall health than the average casual observer. And I started to wonder if there are ANY places and situations that feel completely free of body judgment. Keep reading »
This Taco Bell tattoo is amazing for many reasons. The whimsical cursive font. The colorful star border. The flirty placement on the right shoulder. But I must admit I’m worried about the ramifications of such a permanent ode to a fast food joint. I mean, what if one day she succumbs to the salty siren song of Long John Silver’s? Awkward. [Guest of a Guest]
Love might be slightly less permanent than we’re taught to believe from fairy tales, but there are some things that last forever-ish. Like tattoos. History has shown that when celeb couples get matching tattoos, it’s a bad omen. Kelsey Grammer tempted fate this weekend when he he got his wife’s name — “Kayte” — inked on his waistline. Kayte Walsh didn’t go under the gun quite yet. Perhaps she’s planning to reciprocate with a matching tat once the twins are born … or once the ink is dry on his divorce papers. But once she does, they are in grave danger of splitting. I’m thinking tattoo parlors should instigate a rule where they only ink up celeb couples who have made it more than 20 years together, but then again, there’s always Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. I guess the celeb tattoo removal and cover-up business is good for the economy. We’ve rounded up couples who got ink together but didn’t stay together as a warning to Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Wlash … and all of us. Don’t do it, people! [People]
This woman has a legit reason to wear low-rise jeans. Who wouldn’t want to show those tats off? The best caption I can come up with is: Private eyes are watching you. But that may just be because I’m listening to Hall & Oates. I’ll bet you can do better. Have at it. [F**k Yeah Dementia]
Rihanna, girl. I loved Tupac too. RIP! “Me & My Girlfriend” is one of my favorite songs. Such a brilliant metaphor, his girlfriend being his gun. But I choose to remember him in ways that don’t include getting “THUG LIFE” tattooed in white ink on my knuckles. I wish you could have done the same, as your new tat looks like dried, blistered skin. More like FUG LIFE if you ask me. (Side note: I do enjoy the hilarious juxtaposition of the THUG LIFE knuckle tattoos and the John Lennon T-shirt, though.) [ICYDK]
There’s no joy quite like like surprising your boo, or your gyno, with a temporary tattoo on your boobies. Whether you want to convey “Satisfaction Guaranteed” or “100% Natural,” a company called TaTaToos will sell you tats for $10, one for each boobie. There’s even special holiday-themed ta-ta tats reading “Santa’s Helper,” “Trick Treat” and “Touch Down.” What a way to class up second-base. [TaTaToos.com via The Gloss]
Things that we suspected might be a bad idea: getting your penis tattooed. A 21-year-old Iranian man was left with a permanent semi-boner after getting the phrase “good luck on your journeys” along with his girlfriend’s initials inked on his peen in Persian. After several days of post-tat healing, his pain began to subside, but his woody didn’t. According the to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the tattoo artist “punctured too-deep holes that damaged vessels in his penis” causing blood pooling that resulted in the perma-rection. Since the guy is still able to achieve full erections and have sex, he’s more or less okay with his always hard d**k. Meanwhile, doctors are taking this opportunity to remind us that penile tattooing is dumb. But we already suspected as much. Maybe he should get the tattoo changed to read, “Good luck with your permanent erection.” [MSNBC]
Don’t get us wrong. We wouldn’t throw Drake out of bed for eating cookies. But we’re not quite so overcome by our ladyboners that we condone a woman getting Drake’s name tattooed on her forehead. The tattoo artist was even incredulous! “She was really psyched about it. She had the shitty font all picked out on her iPhone ready to go and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead,” said Kevin Campbell. “She acted as if she had planned it out for a while, but I’m not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.” That didn’t stop Campbell from taking her money and putting that dopey ink on her forehead. [Celebitchy]
Somehow, Drake’s adoring fan is not at all alone in the way she shows her devotion. Many, many others have made the highly questionable decision to ink a permanent and highly realistic rendering of their favorite celebrity as a way of visually declaring, “I am ______ biggest fan ever.” Here are but a few of the most distressing …