Talk about tat-tat tatted up. Queen of ink Kat Von D has more tattoos than anyone could count in one sitting. We tried. AnKat has come a long way since her first tattoo job at 14. After appearing on both Miami Ink and her own show, L.A. Ink, which was canceled last year, Kat has become one of the most sought after artists in the industry. She’s also inked some paper with two best-selling books. And with a makeup line, an art gallery, a hefty list of top clientele and her first album on the way, Kat’s permanently marked herself a business woman. Sorry, fans, but snagging a seat in Kat’s chair at High Voltage Tattoo is a pretty difficult feat: the wait list is almost two years. Some of us will just look on from afar, admiring her work, and tut-tutting about her hook-up and breakup from ex-fiance Jesse James. Not that we think she’ll stay single for long — this lady she pulls off that whole tough yet feminine yet super sexy look pretty well.
Kat Von D turns 30 today, and in honor of her birthday, here are 30 pics of some of Kat’s own, personal ink, including the infamous Jesse James’ tattoo. Happy Birthday, Kat!
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Rihanna just wants to make it crystal clear how hard core she’s become. Sometimes a parade of microscopic bikinis and a gun tattoo are not enough to convey the level of hard core a lady is hoping to achieve. Might we suggest white-ink knuckle tats and Machete star Danny Trejo? The man’s name almost always appears next to a type of gigantic knife, by far the most hard-core weapon there is. Top five, at least.
Last night RiRi tweeted her cred while boozing it up at famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney’s Hollywood parlor. “All these bitches screaming that 2pac back ♫ #THUGLIFE,” she posted along with her homage, later adding “I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can’t wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in ‘Tibetan’ this time!!! #approved.” So Rihanna got even more tattoos that we haven’t seen yet? And they’re in “Tibetan,” the most hard-core language there is? OK, we’re calling it: gigantic face tat before 2013 and best friends with….let’s say…Mickey Rourke? Yeah, Mickey Rourke.
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Through experience, we can tell you that’s a pretty painful spot to get a tattoo. But whose foot is it? We’ll give you a clue. She’s blond and has a really hot body. Oh, right, that’s half of Hollywood. Answer after the jump. Read more…
Snooki should really know this is not the most attractive look for her. Why on earth would you invite the paparazzi to click a moment that is reserved solely for grimacing and, if your threshold for pain isn’t particularly high, screaming. She was in L.A. this weekend and decided to pop into the Martlet Tattoo Parlor in Hollywood, along with cameras, of course. The Jersey Shore star got, what else, stars tattooed on her shoulder. But get this, they’re leopard-print stars! We die. She probably just pointed at her earrings and said — tattoo that. Snooki also seems to have got one rather large tiger-stripe star as well. For a closer look, click after the jump. Read more…
“Sometimes you just gotta have a little bit of ……,” Demi Lovato tweeted yesterday. Accompanying the message was a photograph of her new tattoo, “Faith” written in cursive on her right forearm. Props for the dreamy photograph because Demi’s looking quite lovely in it with those smokey eyes. She also had “Stay Strong” tattooed on her wrists earlier this year, so this latest ink fits in quite nicely with the whole inspirational package. It’s been just a few days since Demi visited her old treatment center as a motivational speaker. Maybe the two instances are connected, considering what the tattoo reads.
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Which famous artist went through a couple of painful hours getting inked so he would have a tattoo inspired by his famous wife and their daughter? The answer’s after the jump.Â Read more…
“MY NEW TAT <3 badass” tweeted Snooki to celebrate that … thing … on her arm. It looks like a fake doesn’t it? It’s not though, because a gilded colorful crown complete with a pink bow was meant to be on our Nicole’s arm. This is Snooki’s second tattoo, as the reality star already has the words ‘La Familia’ emblazoned across her back. But back to this latest bout of regal ink — do you approve, FABpeople?
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After being put on blast earlier this summer by everyone on the Transformers movies but the craft services people, it seems like Megan Fox’s tattoo removal was a big step in moving on to the next phase in the actress’s life. “I’m removing it,” the This Is 40 star explained to Italy’s Amica. “It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.” Well, Marilyn could also be a positive character who stands for being fabulous and have a really great dye job, but we can see the connection.
Besides her ink, Megan Fox’s diet is the lastest thing undergoing a change. “For a year and a half, until about four months ago, I followed a strict vegan diet based on raw fruits and vegetables, no bread, sugar and coffee,” Fox explained. “But I had lost too much weight. So now I eat a bit of everything.” New bare skin available for future tattoos, the ability to eat food heated over 104 degrees Fahrenheit: 2011 is looking like Megan Fox’s best year yet.
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This could have been any random symbol but Miley Cyrus‘ tweet has given her tattoo a whole new spin. Over the weekend, the singer tweeted a photo of a new equal sign etched on the side of her middle finger writing, “All LOVE is equal.” Ã‚Â That obviously, was enough to spark off a row about gay rights and marriage equality because she had to defend her position from tweets that fired back with, “look up Leviticus, 1 Corinthians. Read both chapters and tell me where God says homosexuality, incest, and polygamy is ok?” Miley wrote back saying, “where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t. GOD is the only judge honey. “GOD is love”. Ã‚Â Preach! Whatever you say about Miley, at least she doesn’t shy away from making her point.
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While most of us screamed at our parents for refusing to let us get that sweet dragon inked onto our lower backs (in retrospect, thanks Dad!), Justin Bieber’s tattoo is such an awesome idea, his dad Jeremy opted to get a matching one in the exact same place. Earlier today, The Justin Bieber Shrine posted photos of a very special father-son ink session that took place back in May, just in time for Justin and Selena Gomez to spend their vacation in Hawaii. We probably should have know from all the macking it in Maui that Justin’s dad was a “cool dad,” but now we have proof you can only get removed with a laser.
Their identical tattoo is allegedly Hebrew for “Jesus,” and as you can see from the full set of pictures, Bieber looks more than a little scared to be under the needle. We know he’s a mature young man and has parental consent and so on and so forth, but does anyone else think the more ink Justin gets, the younger he looks? This is unsettlingly like watching a toddler getting a Mike Tyson face tatt.