“The Hangover 2” opens this weekend, and apparently there is someone besides Mel Gibson who will not be eagerly waiting in line with a bucket of popcorn to get a good seat. In the movie, Ed Helms wakes up in a bathtub and discovers that he has a poorly done tribal tattoo on his face. The joke, of course, is that Mike Tyson—who makes a cameo in the original movie and its sequel—has a much better version of the same tattoo. However, Tyson’s tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill, is not amused. In fact, he is suing Warner Brothers for copyright infringement. Keep reading »
Lip tattoos have arrived, ladies, and I’m deciding if this leopard print pair will be part of my new spring look. Violent Lips, temporary lip tattoos, come in lots of hues and prints for any mood, occasion, or getup. My pros and cons list after the jump. Keep reading »
A quick word to the wise: if you are planning to get a tattoo to commemorate the joining of Prince William and Kate Middleton in holy matrimony, I would suggest making sure that your tattoo artist has a calendar handy. Luckily, this chap isn’t too upset that his tat heralds the 28th of April as the big day when it was actually the 29th. “‘It’s quirky. It’ll be the only one in the country with that date,” he said. [Metro UK] Keep reading »
His last name may sound a lot like “petit four,” but “Beastly” and “I Am Number Four” star Alex Pettyfer is far from sweet and sugary on the inside. First there were the rumors of vicious phone threats he made toward ex Dianna Agron. And his new interview in VMAN magazine doesn’t do much for his rep. In it, Alex says that he has a tattoo positioned above his member that reads “Thank You.” Which … gross. And he also had some pretty nasty things to say about Los Angeles and acting.
“Being an actor is like being in prison,” he said. Keep reading »
Hey, y’all! Miley Cyrus has had her latest tattoo — her fifth despite being only 18 — since at least February, but she took to Twitter this weekend to show it off. (Actually, she was showing off her pigtails, but the tattoo kind of stole her hairstyle’s thunder.) The tattoo in question is a Native American dreamcatcher inked on her ribcage. I would make a joke about how Miley better be at least 1/16th Cherokee, but I happen to have two Chinese characters inked on my back and I don’t have a drop of Chinese blood in me, so I really am in no position to judge. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »
“It’s just silly because I’m a very present person, and that’s the thing that has been so in the past. The fact that somebody keeps bringing up the past is just selfish. I mean, it sucks. I already released a statement the first time it happened. It’s just unfortunate that it keeps reminding people about the past and not the present.”
—Vanessa Hudgens, who is out and about promoting “Beastly” and “Sucker Punch,” gives a very metaphysical answer when asked a question about the nude pics that circulated of her in 2007 and the new batch that cropped up last month. I like that she thinks by releasing a statement, she’ll never hear about it again. If only that were the way the world works. [Huffington Post]
So what is in Vanessa’s present? Tattoos! With mom. Keep reading »
Why bother with tweezing, grooming, or lining your brows when you can tattoo them instead? I have a feeling this flower eyebrow tattoo trend is not going to catch on. But kudos for creativity. Check out some more extreme eyebrow fails here. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
See that guy pictured with Lady Gaga in a still from her “Born This Way” video? That’s Rick Genest. And unlike Miss Gaga, whose face required two hours of make up to achieve the skeletal look, Mr. Genest’s face really looks like that. Because his face is tattooed that way. As in, permanently. That’s right, Mr. Skeletor over there has a perma-Halloween costume on, and he’s spent three years and $7,000 to make it happen. And I’m apparently not the only one who thinks he’s mega-hot. The Canadian model has been tapped by Thierry Mugler designer — and frequent Gaga collaborator — Nicola Formichetti, as his muse. Formichetti found Genest living on the streets in Montreal, where he was doing odd jobs to pay for his next tattoo, and now he’s walking in Mugler’s menswear shows. And for the record, just because he looks scary, doesn’t mean he isn’t a sweetheart. His mom says, “Within the family he is a very loving boy, he’s very respectful to us.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
There are no words to adequately express my feelings about the devotion expressed by Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic, a 56-year-old man in Mexico who has spent around $100,000 getting 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts‘ face. Mr. Bukovic, I salute you. (Though I am guessing you probably go to bed alone every night?) [NYmag.com via Best Week Ever] Keep reading »
Chris Eckert’s Auto Ink DIY tattoo machine will grace you with some ink via divine intervention:
Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and it’s corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the person’s arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.
I’m not going to pretend to know what that means or how the dang thing works. I’m no physicist. My personal belief is that I should choose my own tattoo. I believe in free will. So that’s a NO THANKS for me. [The Daily What] Keep reading »