Meet King James' superfan Nathan Blackhall of South Florida (@AyYoNateOh; at right, above), who recently got inked with the basketball superstar's bust on his leg. Who would go under the gun for a tattoo of a professional athlete? Well, a guy like Blackhall who really, really likes LeBron James. Although the tattoo looks as much like a younger version of Michael Wilbon as it does the Heat forward.
Predictably, the haters have swarmed online, but it appears Nate has deflected his critics with a powerful hate-shield. But Nate has at least one admirer of the tattoo: LeBron James himself. We all know how much LeBron likes LeBron, so it's no surprise that he approves of a dude who got a tattoo with this mug. LeBron responded to the picture of Nate's tat: "Oh damn! That's how u feel. I appreciate the love."
Rumor has it that Nate got a sick deal on a tattoo that size and only paid 75 percent the retail price. The fourth quarter was free. ZING!
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Can we finally agree that getting turned on by sexy comic book characters is no longer creepy? Before Maxim and the internet, serials filled with scantily clad female superheroes and villainesses were the closest thing to porn you could get your hands on (heh).
But these days, geek's explosion into pop culture has made it so that comic books are no longer regarded as a fanboy's dirty little secret, wedged under a mattress. Some people have even gone so far as to ink their fap material into their flesh. We found 11 examples of this. Many, but not all, happen to be on men. Our guess: These guys don't make it out of the house much. Read More...
There is something very hipster about original "Walking Dead" fans. They're always so quick to assure you that they were fans of the franchise before it was a hit show on AMC. They loved it before it was popular, when it was a monthly black-and-white comic book series. And like hipsters, they're willing to show their devotion by inking it into their mmmmdelicious flesh.
To celebrate the Season 2 "Walking Dead" teaser trailer--which, while hard to watch, is impossible not to--we've collected the best tattoos inspired by the Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore series. Read More...
Of all the stupid things people get tattooed onto their bodies, photos of children are among the least stupid. At least the justification for that ("I love her!") is better than the justification for tribal tattoos ("It looks rad, brosepheus!"). That doesn't mean tattoos of kids actually look good. No snot-nosed little turd is cute enough to overcome the creepification that happens when a baby's face is turned into a tattoo of a baby's face. Prepare to fill your drawers with creepy-baby-tattoo-fear-induced poo after the jump. Read More...
Self-proclaimed walking contrast Lloyd just unveiled a tattoo of guns and roses on the back of his head to celebrate his dichotomous style. (Of course guns and roses is also the name of famed rock band Guns N' Roses, with Slash and frontman Axl Rose.)
The R&B singer told BET's "106 & Park" host Terrence that the ink reflects the contrast of good and bad on his new album "King of Hearts." Lloyd is already well-covered with tattoos, but this is the first on his dome. The tattoo spans the entire backside of his head and extends on both sides to the beginning of his hairline. "I go from hard to soft, I go from guns to roses, which is what's on my tat. And I like to go from the streets to the sheets," Lloyd said to Terrence, who somehow resisted the urge to point out Lloyd's phallic-sounding comment.
Check out the video of Lloyd's spot on "106 & Park."
Spicy Canadian Shenae Grimes played Darcy Edwards on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and now plays Annie Wilson in "90210." As for her role in real life, that seems to be the bearer of confusing tattoos. First, she appeared with a black heart on her cheek, which, thankfully, it turned out to be a temporary. Now she's gone and put a tattoo of Peter Pan's cap behind her ear. Why? She wrote on her website that the reasoning is too personal to share. Fine, leave us in the dark. We'll just go stare at other women who did their Disney tattoos correctly and made them sexy, à la Janet Jackson. She has a tattoo of Mickey and Minnie doing it under her pants.
The way we see it, there are two ways to permanently celebrate fireworks on your body. You could: (a) hold an M-80 in your hand, light it and allow the explosion to turn your thumb, index and middle fingers into three firework-honoring nubs, or (b) you could get a tattoo. B is obviously the wiser choice. And it's the choice that these 14 people made to display their love for small, visually pleasing explosives. Do these tattoos have a deeper meaning than a simple love for fireworks? Maybe. But is it safe to assume that every one of these people will be celebrating July 4 by shooting Roman Candles at their best friend? You bet it is. Because no one celebrates Independence Day like an idiot with a tattoo of fireworks. Except for maybe an idiot with two.
Long before Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf got their hands on the Transformers franchise, many kids and grown-up kids fell in love with the TV series, the comic books and the toys during the Transformers Generation One era. A lot of houses got destroyed in the '80s and '90s during Transformers toy battles.
When these folks grew up, some of them decided to dedicate a shoulder or sleeve or two to their favorite franchise. Transformers fans include altruistic people as well as antagonistic pricks, which explains why some have tattoos of "heroic" Autobots and others of "evil" Decepticons. Of course some folks haven't picked a side and just decided to get inked with Optimus Prime or Megatron.
Of the tattoo galleries Clutch has compiled, this one includes some of the most colorful and detailed, and most badass. The recent Green Lantern ink gallery didn't put up much of a fight, but it was playing with a losing hand. "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (or Transformers 3) hits theaters today, so this is also a perfect time to remind you that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes her motion-picture debut in this film; Bay sure knows how to pick 'em. Enjoy the ink.
Less than a week after the tragic death of "Jackass" brother Ryan Dunn, Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna got Dunn's face, along with his glorious beard, tattooed on his leg. "How can I do something for Ryan?" Wee-Man asked himself rhetorically in a video before he got inked (below). "Well, it's something he'd probably do for any of us if one of us was in the situation. And I'm going to get him tattooed--on me."
Wee-Man then went under the gun and turned the camera back on himself to check in mid-session. When the Random Hero masterpiece was complete, Wee-Man said, "I wish I was losing a bet and Dunn was still here."
Just as Wee-Man's tattoo will remind him of the friend he and the "Jackass" guys have lost, Dunn's death will serve caution to everyone of the dangers of drunken driving. More photos of the tattoo and the video after the jump.
WNBA players catch a lot of flack for being too masculine, so you'd think they'd shy away from inking up their biceps with LeBron-level body art. Well, they don't.
Fever guard Shavonte Zellous and Shock guard Betty Lennox have both taken the Allen Iverson approach, sporting multiple small tattoos all over, though none on the neck...yet. Storm center Lauren Jackson has "Atonement" tattooed on the inside of her arm, for reasons unknown. Sparks forward Candace Parker wears a biblical verse on her left wrist: "To whom much is given, much is expected." (Isn't that a Spider-Man quote?) And former Dream center Chantelle Anderson has become the girl with the dragon tattoo covering her back.
Even though these tattoos are the most macho examples currently in the WNBA, most are still pretty sexy. Most, we said, not all. Some are still kind of scary.