The second season of HBO's wildly successful "Game of Thrones" is still about a month away (April 1) but the entire first season is available on DVD as of today. Based on the first book of George R. R. Martin's fantasy series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," "Thrones" has brought a new dimension to the aristocratic "viewpoint" series. What's that you said? All hail Peter Dinklage! Sure! We couldn't go this far into a Thrones post without mentioning our favorite Lannister...OK, our favorite character not named Daenerys Targaryen.
In honor of our favorite medieval fantasy TV show, we've collected one dozen photos of tattoos inspired by "Game of Thrones"/"A Song of Ice and Fire."
Credit: tattooan, ratemyink
Although we actually know a scant amount about UFOs, that hasn't prevented mere humans from devoting scores of books, movies, museums and even tattoos to the enigmatic flying objects. (Although if we knew a lot about UFOs, they would just be called "flying objects.") Our lack of information leaves a lot of room for interpretations of these mystical alien ships. Have a look at our favorite body art takes on these spacecrafts. Be forewarned, the aliens in many of these depictions seem to be abducting an earthling, either for torture or to attend some cool space party.
Credits: mdtattoos; thumbpress
The Academy announced its nominees this morning for Best Picture, Best Director and beyond. The Billy Crystal-hosted ceremony airs on Feb. 26, but we ask now: Will the Best Picture winner inspire a tattoo? We researched tattoos for the past 40 years' worth of Oscar winners and found that a lot of them moved people to get an ink tribute. Check out 15 below, from "The Godfather" to "The Departed." As for this year...a "Moneyball" tattoo? Although the Pitt-led film won't win, there's got to be someone who wants a back piece with a puffy Jonah Hill.
Behold, Ta-Ta-Toos, the temporary tattoos for your ta-tas (their words, not ours. We prefer the name Cleavage Calligraphy). This is not a joke, it's a real thing that you can buy with money.
We're not even going to try to figure out what the pitch meeting was like for this genius combination of skanktastic marketing and raw testosterone, but we'll gladly use the idea as an excuse to draw on some famous boobies--20 of them, to be exact. At the very least, it'll give Van Halen something to sing about for their next reunion in 10 years.
It's unofficial Honey Badger Day here at MTV Clutch. After watching Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu and his LSU teammates get pounded by Alabama, we can't help but think about last year's most popular animal. Naturally, we began wondering how many honey badger tattoos are out there.
We're not sure how many of these six honey badger tattoos are inspired by the ridiculous, hysterical honey badger romp with original narration, but any video with 31,558,853 views is bound to move at least a few people under the gun. The honey badger.
Comedian Tom Sibley created the popular blog Subway Douchery, which makes fun of subway dimwits. Now he lives in subway-deficient Los Angeles and must mock people on the roads as Rubbernecker.
FINALLY! The only thing that was really holding me back from covering my body in ironic tattoos was the inconvenience of actually going to the tattoo parlor. Who wants to deal with all those rowdy drunken sailors or giggling groups of 20-year-old ladies who continue to get tramp stamps for unknown desperate reasons? It was only a matter of time until some genius created a tetanus delivery van!
When having needles burrowed deep into your skin and rolling the proverbial dice with any number of intravenously transferred diseases, you want safety and hygiene to be of the utmost importance. And nothing says, "TOTALLY CLEAN!" like a friggin' van! It's not like windowless white vans have any kind of negative stigma in modern culture. With any luck, vans like this will be as common as ice cream trucks on the Fourth of July and they'll happily usher in the apocalypse.
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Hollywood's first installment of Stieg Larsson's wildly popular Millenium trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," has impressed critics and viewers alike. But what about the actual tattoo? The star of the film Rooney Mara's piercings were real but some light Googling didn't tell us whether the dragon tattoo is legit. There are plenty of girls who do have real things, though, and you can find them below. The back is a popular spot.
Credit: youllnevergetmealive; ratemyink
It's hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since Tim Burton's "A Nightmare Before Christmas" captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of moviegoers. Who would have thought animated skeletons and other deformed creatures could be so charming? But the film was unique and it powerfully told a moving story. For evidence of its deep affect on people, look through the following "Nightmare" tattoos, only 15 of many more.
Credits: tattoogathering; tattoojoy
Ho Ho Ho! Your innocence is gone and Santa is not real but the spirit of Christmas remains. By that, we mean that it's always fun to help the less fortunate, gobble down food with family, dabble in consumerism and getting boozy with old friends--in approximately that order. Some people really catch the spirit of the season, the kind of people who get Jolly Old Saint Nicholas tattoos. Some picture the plump, time-defying fellow from the North during happier times; others, like the pair above, not so much. Check it out.
Long hailed as a symbol of wintertime purity, the snowman community is not without depraved miscreants. Yes, evil pervades everything, even inanimate, buttoned flakes from the sky, built up by children. Some snowmen are psychotic reindeer killers, others terrify innocents and some are drug addicts. Who would get a tattoo of such a thing? A lot of people, it turns out.