Monday, February 14, 2011

Cheesy or Cute: Tattooed Love (Couples Edition)

I tend to believe that couples who tattoo their spouse's name on them are cute, but bad luck. It seems like everyone, from regular people to celebs, who tattoos their beloved ones name on them, or a symbol of their love for them ends up breaking up. I'll just name some examples: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee; Eva Longoria and Tony Parker; Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton; Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder; Rihanna and Chris Brown; Hulk Hogan and Linda Hogan; Kenyon Martin and Trina; and last but not least Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus, Brandy, and Halle Berry ALL had tattoos for their lovers which were ultimately covered up instead of completely removed. The wrestler The Undertaker had his ex-wife's name removed from his throat. There are some who last the tide, but still face infidelity rumors: Victoria and David Beckham, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khloe and Lamar Odom, and Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. I think if someone loves another person, it really isn't necessary to prove it by inking yourself with their name, initials, lips, etc. But I guess to each his own; whatever floats your boat. I believe that it's bad luck though. Would you consider tattooing your significant others name on your body??? Take a look at the slideshow above to see some of their ink.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tattoo Sleeve's on Women



What do you all think about tattoo sleeves on women? Or even full body tats? Well as a woman I personally wouldn't get one done. I just always tend to think "how will it look when I'm 50 or 60." That's my way of determining what tattoos I want, by thinking about the meaning behind it and what it will look like when I'm older. It's ultimately your own decision, but no one stays young forever. Tattoo sleeves are beautiful on women, but I just wouldn't get one. Amy Winehouse, Daisy De La Hoya and Kat Von D are some of the celeberity women who have tattoo sleeves. They all look great. I just always tend to wonder how they will look on me on my wedding day... Daisy's sleeve has the theme of The Nightmare Before Christmas. While it is a classic movie, what does that truly symbolize? I'm sure it means something to her, I just hope she doesn't regret getting it when she's older.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Celebrities Who Have Removed Tattoos



Tattoo Removal is a painful procedure. The process includes several zaps from a laser in order to diminish the pigment of the tattoo. In fact, most people say that tattoo removal is far more painful than actually getting a tattoo. Sometimes, the laser can leave scars too. Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Taryn Manning, Pharrell Williams and 50 Cent are just some of the celebs that have chosen to rid their bodies of such things. Angelina chose lasers while Pharrell and 50 chose a new technique. It includes taking a piece of your skin and having it grown in a lab. Almost like skin grafting. Once the skin is grown they sew it over the tattoo. Since this a long procedure Pharrell and 50 also chose to have laser removal done as well.
Taryn Manning said "It feels like when you're cooking bacon and the grease comes out of the pan and stings you" (http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/story/taryns-tattoo-removal). Angelina removed her ex-husband's name and Beyonce removed a medium sized tattoo on her thigh. If you look closely you will see that that area of Beyonce's leg is a little lighter than the rest which she covers with body makeup. When getting a tattoo one should be sure of what they want, why they're getting it and the meaning behind it. Britney Spears got a Kanji word tattooed on her bikini line, and she later found it meant something offensive.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tattoo Trends & My First Tat


The most popular tattoo trends range from tribal tats to stars and butterflies. I have a lily with stars and swirls on my back. I did not choose my tattoo solely based upon the fact that everyone from Rihanna to Chris Brown has stars tatted all over them. Instead, I chose the lily as a representation of my evolution from a young adult into a woman (I was turning 21). I got the tat at Tattoos by Richie on Hempstead turnpike in Elmont, New York (http://www.tattooingbyrichie.com/). The artist who tatted me was Chris and he did a great job. The shading hurt like hell, but in the end it was all worth it. Would you ever consider stars or tribal tattoos?