I am hurt that even though I was the first to make the connection last week that the hiring of Kelly Marcel to write the Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay means good things for my long-held hope for her pal Tom Hardy to be cast as Christian Grey, I have not yet received a job offer to be the movie’s casting director. Well, thanks to the Tumblr Exploring Tom Hardy, tattoo artist Danny Inked Norris and the Facebook page of the Richmond Tattoo Studio in Richmond Upon Thames, England, I feel one step closer to proving my point.
Rihanna is pantsless on stage yet again, and we can’t tell you how happy we are about it! The 24-year-old hit up the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this weekend wearing a glittering golden basketball jersey and some sweet kicks. She tweeted her thanks to the sporty butt-baring ensemble’s designer Jeremy Scott just before her headlining performance. But there were no shorts, trousers, tights or slacks to be seen as Riri conquered the stage with killer versions of her hits arsenal, including “Disturbia,” “Umbrella,” Cockiness,” “We Found Love,” and tons more. We heart radio, but we heart Rihanna even more!
In somewhat darker Riri news, reports are circulating that the singer is apparently “furious” about the tattoo her infamous ex Chris Brown unveiled on his neck a few weeks back. The body art drew heavy criticism for depicting what appeared to be a beaten woman, and an unnamed source is saying that Rihanna feels that it was somehow intentional. “He must’ve known what people would think. But that’s typical of Chris, he never thinks about anyone but himself,” the apparent insider told Britain’s Look magazine. “It’s a painful reminder for Rihanna of what she went through.” Even though the tattoo artist has since come forward to say that the ink is actually meant to be a woman decorated with Day of the Dead makeup, Look’s source says that the controversy spoiled any chance of a Chris-Rihanna reunion that may have been brewing. “She’s been calling Chris to say the tattoo is sickening and she’s furious.”
Chris Brown raised a lot of eyebrows in the last few days after showing off a new tattoo that looks suspiciously like a portrait of his beaten up ex-girlfriend Rihanna. But now the tattoo artist who did the inking is weighing in, and frankly he’s pretty bummed that our minds went there. Celebrity tat guru Peter Koskela opened up to E! News and firmly denied that the image depicts the abused pop singer. “It was really a blow to me to think that people would think so little of a person that I would actually put a picture of a beaten woman on his neck,” he said. “That was crazy to me, that he would come to me and say, ‘Hey, I want Rihanna’s face on me.'”
Chris’ reps have tried to shead a little light on what the image is actually supposed to represent. “His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a M.A.C cosmetics design he saw,” they explain. “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported. It is peeling right now.” According to Koskela, the image is looking a little roughed up because his skin hasn’t totally recovered yet. “People thought it was a beat-up face, but it takes two weeks to heal because the neck is constantly moving.”
The artist feels genuinely horrible about the whole media sh-tstorm his work has unleashed. “I would never promote any kind of domestic violence like that,” he insists. “Even if he asked me to do it, I would have bounced right there. I don’t do racist tattoos, I don’t do gang-related tattoos and I don’t do anything hurtful. That is just the motto I live by. The other tattoo artists might, but I just don’t.” Next time maybe Chris should just go with a butterfly.
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It’s hard to type when you just want to face-palm all day, so we’ll keep this brief: Chris Brown showed off a new tattoo on his neck that depicts what appears to be a woman with either weird face tattoos (if you’re being generous) or with bruises and scars on her face (if you’re not so Team Breezy). Probably not the best choice for a guy convicted of domestic assault. Maybe he should have gone with an eagle or a peace sign or something like that. But wait, it gets worse (maybe). Many people believe that the new ink bears a striking resemblance to his former girlfriend Rihanna. Yeah, you probably see where we’re going with this.
Despite all of this creepiness, Team Breezy insists that it’s all just a coincidence. Sources close to the singer told TMZ that “it’s a random woman.” And they’re definitely insisting that the apparent bruises and stitches are just the woman’s tattoos and elaborate makeup. Whatever the truth, it’s still an interesting choice to say the least. Even if there is an innocent explanation behind the marking, you’d think someone in his camp would have sounded the alarm that the tat could easily be misinterpreted.
As mentioned in the headline, this picture has got to be a tad NSFW, so bookmark it for later! But who does this intricate, super painful (we’re guessing) tattoo belong to? You probably have the answer after the hint we gave you, but click after the jump to find out for sure, and for the story behind the ink. Read more…
We’ve already told you how Lady Gaga unveiled her newest tattoo of an anchor to her fans via twitter yesterday, but the latest inking got us thinking: Gags sure has some pretty epic tattoo moments! Last month she announced her newest album ‘ARTPOP’ with a new tattoo, and she did a similar stunt in the fall of 2010 to reveal plans for her ‘Born This Way’ record to the world. One of her full body tattoos was done by tattoo-artist-to-the-stars Kat Von D, and another was written by a famous Japanese photographer!
Yet mysteriously, they’re all done on the left side. It’s her way of keeping her promise to her dad, who requested that she keep one side “slightly normal.” She apparently refers to her right side as her “Marilyn Monroe side” and her tatted left as her “Iggy Pop side”! She kept her word to her father, and even paid a little tribute to him with the word “Dad” tattooed in a heart on her shoulder. Aww! They say that tattoos are supposed to tell stories, and Mama Monster’s certainly do. Head on down to the gallery below for a guided tour of all Lady Gaga’s ink!
Two new tattoos from two major celebrities posted on the same day. While all of us were chilling on the Labor Day weekend, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were busy getting inked, albeit in two different parts of the globe. We’ll start with Gaga, who was in Amsterdam, and who took to Twitter to post this link of a picture of her new torso tats. The message read, “New Tat. Stamp of His Mermaid” while a follow-up tweet said, “Thanks Hank and amstattoomuseum for my New Ink!! we miss you already, see you at the ball!” She means the anchor tattoo, FYI. This is her 11th tat, we think? Then we got Justin Bieber, who decided to roll out of his bed and give us a taste of shirtless Bieber love. We mean, he meant to show off his new tattoo, and the shirtless action was an added bonus for Bieber lovahs. “new tattoo its a crown if you couldn’t tell,” said his tweet, the crown showing up on the right side of his chest, close to the shoulder. So, there you have it. An anchor Vs. a crown. Gaga Vs. Justin. Little Monsters Vs. Beliebers. But who will win? Vote in our poll below and let us know.
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I already know the answer is no, Adam Lambert fans do not at all care whether Adam Lambert’s new tattoo is a misquote, because once he has said/written/sung any words, they are his and therefore completely right. And we actually rather like his “Musica delenit bestiam feram” tat, as celebrity ink goes. But just as a public service, in case you were about to run to your local parlor to copy it, we wanted to mention one tiny little detail. The words, translated to “Music soothes the savage beast,” are a common alteration to the original quote, from English poet William Congreve‘s 1697 play The Mourning Bride, which actually says, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” Then again, modern-day people would feel pretty weird about inking themselves with anything about soothing breasts, even if you know no one means it that way. This is just like how Judas Priest turned the phrase “You’ve got another think coming,” into their signature song “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.” “Thing” and “beast” make much more sense to me, too.
Just for fun, here are some pics of Lambert’s other tattoos, about which my inner English major can’t find anything to nitpick:
Ke$ha topped the list of our 20 Worst Celebrity Tattoos a few weeks back when she proudly displayed her inner lip ink reading “Suck It” on instagram. But now the dollar-signed-one might have some competition in Miley Cyrus, who was seen today showing off her new Theodore Roosevelt-inspired tattoo. We say “might,” because honestly we’re not sure how to feel about it. Body art inspired by our 26th president isn’t something we come across on a regular basis. On one hand, we guess it’s a pretty cool quote taken from a 1910 speech in which he said “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” But on the other hand…what? And furthermore, WTF? We know you’re just being Miley, but damn. Maybe she’s still feeling the patriotism from her 4th of July festivities. Head on down to the gallery below to see more celebrity tattoos that left us scratching our heads!
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Ke$ha, you’ve won again. You always do. Though never with a disturbing orifice tattoo before. “New tattoo!” the singer proclaimed on Instagram, displaying both her new “Suck It!” inner lip tattoo and what appears to be a gold toof. While we need some time to wrap our heads around why and to what purpose Ke$ha would get the inside of her mouth inked (Is it a command? To whom? Is it a reminder? It’s a reminder, isn’t it?), we only needed to see the photo for a millisecond to crown her queen of the bad celebrity tattoos, joining the likes of Gucci Mane‘s ice cream cone face ink and Hayden Panettiere‘s misspelled torso tattoo.
Don’t feel bad, every other famous with an awful tattoo! We probably just don’t know about your mouth art yet. Let us know, please; it’s what Instagram is for. In the meantime, everyone else can take a gander at our worst celebrity tattoo gallery. With Ke$ha at the lead, it looks like ya’ll need to start upping your bad tattoo game…
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