Congratulations to those of you who had Rick Ross in the "Next Rapper to Get a Tattoo on His Face" pool. Bonus points if you guessed that Ross would get branded with the logo for Cazal, the high-end shades maker. I had 20 units on Waka Flocka.
Ross is photographed here with the Cazal logo about an inch below his left eye. It's fairly small and not exactly an ice cream cone...but why? Nevertheless, Ross joins Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Game and others in the face tat club. Apparently the face isn't what it used to be.
When Gucci Mane got a dessert treat infamously inked on his cheek, he inspired an attractive woman to do the same. If you see a bunch of chicks running around with Cazal below their eyes in a few weeks, you know who to blame.
As we established yesterday, we're not huge fans of Green Lantern 'round these parts. It's his inability to fight off anything yellow that really bothers us. Think about this: If Ralph Wiggum were trying to eat an old lady's face like it was a freshly picked booger, the Green Lantern could do nothing to defeat him. That's not very super, is it?
We're willing to admit, though, that not everyone feels this way. In fact, some people are so in love with Green Lantern that they've gotten the lemonade-fearing hero tattooed onto their body. And for that, we deem them more badass than Green Lantern himself. Because if you can handle a tattoo needle you're inherently cooler than someone who couldn't take down the Bananas in Pajamas.
Check out the ink after the jump.
Pittsburgh Steelers fans are about as intense as any European soccer hooligan or 15-year-old Twihard. So to be recognized as the Most Terrible of the Terrible Towel twirlers is an honor reserved for one serious badass. Meet Pittsburgh-area catering manager Johnny Menesini, who may have a legitimate claim to the title thanks to a forearm-length tattoo of Steelers defensive end Brett "The Diesel" Keisel. Menesini, known online as TVsCHACHI, is active on Steelers message boards and describes himself on his LinkedIn profile as "Strictly Bad Ass," with specialties ranging from "Raconteur" to "Beer Drinking" and "Food Constructs."
The tattoo's inspiration, Keisel's now infamous "playoff beard," became the most memorable image of the team's year. In February, The beard was shaved during "Shear the Beard," an event that raised $30,000 for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Keisel assured fans he'd grow it back next season, saying, "The beard will decide when the time is right to come back, and it will all of a sudden appear." But thanks to a little permanent ink, The Beard will live on via Johnny Menesini's arm.
Photo: Johnny Menesini's Photobucket
Sabrina Athena doesn't care for conformity. Good thing, because at 5-foot-11 with size 8 to 10 hips, the 25-year-old beauty won't find work as a typical rail-thin, borderline anorexic model. Sabrina, who hails from the Motor City, attends the Fashion Institute of Technology and she's very comfortable in her own skin, more so now with two new additions: her tattoo of a peacock, representing natural beauty, and another one of a lotus flower.
It's fitting that Sabrina shares a name with Athena, the Greek goddess of war and warfare strategy. Of course Sabrina's means aren't violent, but she's fighting the notion that models must be size 0 and dine on iceberg lettuce and ice cubes to maintain that figure. There's plenty more of Sabrina to see, so check the vid.
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LADIES Former "TRL" host Hilarie now appears in the the TV show "White Collar" [Esquire]
Like fine wine, she only gets better with age.
UNPLUGGED Exclusive: Lil Wayne's Unplugged of "6 Foot 7 Foot" [RapFix]
The full performance airs live on MTV2 this Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT.
BIKES Brett Banasiewicz unveils The Kitchen [Alli Action]
The 30,000-square-foot masterpiece will be serving a big park course and much more.
BICYCLES Deadly urban dance of the day [Daily What]
Real-life Frogger on wheels plus a soundtrack.
FLOWCHART How will you react to "The Human Centipede 2"? [Fork Party]
SOCIAL INK Woman tattoos 152 Facebook friends on her arm [BuzzFeed]
Things are going to get awkward when someone unfriends her.
SUMMER TREAT Cone-ing is the new planking? [Double Viking]
I'm willing to spend two dollars to find out.
SLACKS 7 brave men who rocked white pants on a regular basis [Smoking Jacket]
It's always a good day when Tony Montana, MJ and the Smurfs appear together.
While most people who had their training wheels off during the 1980s only have mixtapes, large plastic frames or an STD as souvenirs of the colorful decade, some hair band fans got badges of devotion that they continue to wear proudly. As far as tattoos go--no offense to the folks with butterflies or bald heads---they're pretty high on the list of awesome. Now is the appropriate time to queue up your '80s hair metal playlist for those of you playing along.
Of course the obvious hair bands are here: KISS, Bon Jovi, Motley Crüe. There's also representatives for more great bands that likewise rocked the decade with some memorable tunes, a substantial quantity of jewelry and out-of-control hair. And although many of you spent the '80s plodding along to school with your GI Joe and Care Bears lunch boxes, or incubating in your mother's womb, it's never too late to get a tattoo of your favorite '80s hair band. Click on for plenty of inspiration.
If MTV reality shows were "The Outsiders," "Jersey Shore" would be the Greasers and "The Hills" would be their preppy rivals the Socs. Put in that light, you'd expect the cast of "Jersey Shore" to have tattoos and "The Hills" cast to have none. However, this is a different time, and wealthy kids from Los Angeles have just as much ink as those blue-collar types from New Jersey.
Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari, Holly Montag, Stephanie Pratt and, of course, Brody Jenner all have tattoos. A few of them have even received considerable press. So far Spencer Pratt, Whitney Port, Lo Bosworth and Heidi Montag haven't gotten any body art; unless you count Heidi's multiple surgeries "body art."
In "The Hangover Part II," beloved worrywart Stu (Ed Helms) wakes up to find he's been inked with old buddy Mike Tyson's face tattoo. We liked that gag, so we were going to cut and paste that tat onto a bunch of celebrities for your entertainment here.
That's when we learned that the real-life tattoo artist who dared prick Iron Mike's iron hide sued Warner Bros. for using the tattoo design without his permission. And while we've got deep enough pockets to bring in gum for the entire class any day of the week, we're not make-a-lawsuit-go-away wealthy.
So we did the next best thing and Photoshopped some original and, we think, fitting designs onto some of our favorite stars. Feast your eyes after the jump.
Some men shy away from baldness with Rogaine, toupees and shame. Other men seize the new canvas as an opportunity to get a tattoo on the head. We always say when life gives you a blank dome or a receding hairline, make lemonade. Lemonade, in this case, is some fine ink on the noggin.
Of course some dudes and dudettes have shaved their heads to lay down a scalp full of tattoo. Head tats also run the gamut from the artsy to nostalgic to just plain ridiculous. It's a fun collection we think you'll enjoy, and if you drew the gene for baldness, possibly something you should bookmark for future consideration.
Photographs of pinup girls became a growing trend during the 1890s. Soon posters and magazines of these sex symbols began surfacing in every G.I.'s locker and hidden under every resourceful teen boy's mattress. Popular models like Betty Grable inspired artists to begin drawing images of these women, and men began plastering the artwork on their cars, planes and body parts.
Gone are the days when only a biker or war veteran could get away with a sexy lady tattooed on their arm. Now as body art has become more accepted, even athletes and female celebrities have embraced the pinup girl tattoo. Check out seven of our favorite after the jump.