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.
And so it begins. The Daily Mail reports that Ali Lohan, the 17-year-old sister of Lindsay, has gone and gotten herself inked. And not just with any ink. Ali was spotted cruising around L.A. yesterday, bearing the same black star wrist tattoo that Lindsay and mom Dina Lohan also bear.
Hold on a sec. Don't you have to be at least 18 to get a tattoo in California, or any other state for that matter? Yes, yes you do.
Supposedly, this isn't little Ali's first time under the needle. Rumor has it that last summer (*cough* when she was 16 *cough*), Ali got the words "La Bella Vita" tattooed on her lower back. We wonder where she got that idea from? Oh yeah, now we remember. Those were the very words Lindsay got tattooed above her bikini line six years ago.
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BANGERS Yelawolf ft. B.o.B "It's A Party" [XXL Mag]
BIKES Trailsurfing down the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland [BroBible]
It's a little more intense than the Disney ride.
CAPES The inevitable superhero Situation Room photo [TDW Geek]
Superman just can't pull himself away from Reddit.
DE-EVOLUTION The 5 dumbest conversations on Facebook [CollegeHumor]
I challenge you to read them without shaking your head.
INK A collection of the geekiest tattoos [BuzzFeed]
N3RD L1F3--it's like thug life, only with more mathematics and video games.
STICKS 11 awesome old-school video game commercials [ForkParty]
Warning: Possible nostalgia overload.
SMILE Possibly the greatest Bill Murray photo ever taken [Uproxx]
This photo is crying for a caption contest.
He has the greatest nickname in the NBA but his back tattoo--not so much. Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, aka "AK-47," recently got the tattoo you're looking at above (another after the jump). Together with Denver Nuggets forward Chris "Birdman" Anderson, they have the most interesting tattoos in the league, which is a polite way of saying that their tattoos are really weird. But to each his own.
Now, what the heck is that on Kirilenko's backside? First of all, it's horrifying. The main figure is obviously a winged creature with talons, but I'm thrown off by the hairy face. Maybe this reptile or dragon is the result of a horrible chemical accident, similar to how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became empowered. It also appears like there's an armored medieval solder riding this beast. Let's call the beast Gary the Friendly Gryphon, because why not? So this warrior dude is riding Gary off to war somewhere, sometime around 1348 A.D. I think that settles it.
It appears that Megan Fox has had a falling out with her Marilyn Monroe tattoo. Something Marilyn said?
Megan's large tattoo of the gorgeous Hollywood icon on her right forearm is noticeably faded (at right), compared with an earlier image of the blue-eyed babe (at left). We've heard of tattoo regrets before but removals are usually reserved for ex-lovers, misspelled words and dessert treats on a person's face. Obviously Fox's removal is not yet complete but she's received at least the first of a series of laser treatments. That gives her a little bit of time to think of a replacement.
We hereby nominate Michael Bay.
9. The second actress who played Becky on "Rosanne"
8. This Miley Cyrus wax figure
7. "Friends"-era Lisa Kudrow
6. A tired Carrie Underwood
5. A well-rested Ke$ha
4. Daryl Hannah
3. A drunk Kate Hudson
2. Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider
1. Taylor Swift
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Da Brat was in prison in June 2009 when Michael Jackson died. Instead of heading straight to the prison tattoo parlor and getting a half-ass, ink pen tribute to MJ on her leg, she waited. Then, just over a month ago, Da Brat was released from prison, allowing her to go to a real tattoo artist and get a real MJ tattoo on her leg. Finally.
Jermaine Dupri, who's been buds with Da Brat since the early '90s, tweeted the above photo yesterday showing the brand-new ink on Da Brat's bratty leg. Now we've listened to Funkdafied, Anutha Tantrum and Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz (those are all Da Brat albums, but you knew that) and we still can't figure out why she would get this tattoo. Of course, not every rapper has to sound like the artist they get inked on their body for all of eternity, but it makes a little more sense. It's possible this tattoo doesn't have a thing to do with music though. Maybe Da Brat just loved Michael Jackson.
Or maybe her new album slated to come out later this year is going to sound like something we've never heard from her before. Chris Brown never really lived up to that "Next Michael Jackson" billing. Maybe Da Brat can claim the title for her own.