Miranda Lambert may be the “bad girl” platinum recording artist behind country albums like “Kerosene”, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, “Revolution”, “Four The Record”, and “Platinum” (ironically that’s her only album that has been stuck at the gold certification…also, thank you Wikipedia); but she’s also kind of a badass in real life who sports a few tattoos. The woman who tied down both the country music business and Blake Shelton (the guy from “The Voice”…and a bunch of country songs that I’ve never heard) has at least three pieces of body art that we all know of: she has that design for her charity “Muttnation” (a dog paw print design) on her foot, a music note on her wrist (her newest ink; she has it to match tour-mates RaeLynn and Gwen Sebastian), and her largest and most important; the double six shooter with wings design on her left forearm. The last one is so important because it has become her log of sorts; it’s also the only one of major substance that she has. While the others are too small to give us a real bead on her tattoo tastes, the forearm design shows that she knows what she’s doing. Nice tats Miranda!
I’ve told you before about how bad Rob McElhenney’s are; the “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” star and creator has some of the worst ink that any of us have ever seen on a celebrity. However, there was one that we apparently didn’t notice the first time we reviewed his collection of bad body art: a tattoo of Bill Cosby…yes, from the “Cosby Show”, “Fat Albert”, and now unfortunately all those horrible allegations. Full disclosure: I’ve yet to figure out whether the piece is real or fake, and since it’s April Fools’ Day I’m sorry if I’m tricking you. It’s ridiculous nonetheless; especially because of Rob’s efforts to cover it up by making it into a dedication to David Crosby (he of “…Stills and Nash” fame) by adding an “R” to the wording and a mustache to the picture. I don’t care if it’s real, because it’s too great of an idea to matter. Great job Rob!
Country singer and celebrity judge on ‘the Voice’ Blake Shelton says his tattoo doesn’t mean cr*p! “I’m just a country boy from Oklahoma” he proclaimed when asked what was his tattoo was, “they’re deer tracks going around my arm” he said they look more like Sugar Smacks and coffee beans. He says the guy tattooing him had no idea how to draw deer tracks so Blake drew a quick sketch of what he thought they looked like to use as a template. Later he got the barbed wire going around his wrist to me the deer tracks less noticeable.
You might not know her by her real name, Amethyst Amelia Kelly, but millions know this Australian rapper and songwriter as Iggy Azalea. What were the odds that a white girl from rural Australia wold be at the top of the hip-hop world today? Her debut album titled ‘The New Classic’ featured the hit single “Fancy” that became the hottest song of the summer. The single hit the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, Her second hit song titled “Problem”(a collaboration with singer Ariana Grande) charted at No. 2. The only other group to simultaneously hold No. 1 and No. 2 were The Beatles.
Iggy Azalea has several tattoos that we laid out below, each has a brief description and meaning of the tattoo.
“Trust Your Struggle”
While driving Iggy saw the phrase “Trust Your Struggle” scrawled on a wall. She was immediately inspired by the phrase and decided to get it as a permanent reminder to believe in yourself.
Birth of Venus On her right wrist Iggy has a tattoo of the Roman goddess Venus. Believe it or not this is a cover up tattoo. The portrait of Venus is covering-up a flower tattoo.
“The New Classic” Along the edge of her right hand fingers spells out “The New Classic” which is the name of her debut album.
“LIVE,” “LOVE,” and “A$AP” Iggy Azalea has three words written in script on her fingers. “LIVE,” “LOVE,” and “A$AP”. These 3 words are the title of a mixtape by her one time boyfriend, emcee A$AP Rocky. After the relationship ended Iggy crossed out “A$AP”.
“Colour Me Free” Iggy has the words “Colour Me Free,” written in script on her outer right foot. This tattoo is a reference to singer Joss Stone’s fourth album with the same title. The words give a feeling that Iggy is a free spirited person.
Kanye West has some new tattoos, and according to her wife Kim Kardashian, they were almost in the most awesomely bad of places. On a recent trip to London, the “Yeezus” artist and hater of all things Beck and Taylor Swift related decided to pay a 4am visit to the Sang Bleu tattoo parlor for a little body art. According to Kim, Kanye wanted to have the new ink put on his face, right up by his hairline. He even had the artist stencil designs onto him before his large bottomed love convinced him to put the ink onto his wrists instead. The final products were the birthdays of his beloved mother and his baby daughter n roman numerals, and they look great. To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed that he didn’t get his face done; that would’ve been the perfect level of insanity for my tastes. Well, he’s bound to snap and get something put on his grill someday, and now that he’s got his sweet ideas out of the way, maybe he’ll get a really weird tattoo on his forehead…a man can dream folks.
American Pickers features two guys scouring the country looking for antique treasures waiting to be discovered. Danielle Colby runs the showroom. She’s a throw back of sorts, a mix of old school burlesque with a splash of a hipster vibe. More than 30 tattoos make up her unique collect of body art. All of them are custom pieces with deep personal meeting to Danielle.
Her left arm is dedicated to her father, her son and her obsession with antiques.
Her right arm is dedicated to her daughter and her mother.
Some facts about Danielle.
– Her very first tattoo was a butterfly done in a tribal style.
– She credits female tattoo artist Kat Von D for opening up the door to see heavily tattooed women on TV.
Let’s add Benji Madden of “Good Charlotte” and “guy with tattoos who used to be more relevant but still has enough money to hang around fancy bars and date celebrities” fame to the list of dudes who have gotten their significant other’s name inked on them. The rocker recently got the name “Cameron” tattooed across his chest in honor of his new wife Cameron Diaz (“Annie”; “Being John Malcovich”; “Bad Teacher”), and while it’s a well done piece of body art, I’m never too huge of a fan of the idea in general.
In his defense, Madden has a ton of ink already, so even if he turns out regretting his new ink because of a divorce, at least it will just kind of blend in with the rest of his tats and make for an easy cover up. The same can’t be said for people like Dean Mcdermott, that dude has a big ole’ Tori Spelling face on his arm…for the rest of his life…forever.
Let’s get something straight here folks: people love Jon Bon Jovi. The man has fans that after thirty years still go to all of his shows and pay a zillion bucks to meet him; he also has quite a few hits (“Livin’ On A Prayer”, “It’s My Life”, etc) and quite a few million bucks in the bank. It’s clear that he’s done well for himself, but as great as things have been for Bon Jovi, how have they been for Jon Bovi? No, I’m not talking about the band from the Saturday Night Live bit, I’m talking about the never before seen singer that apparently wrote “It’s Is My Life”. He must exist, because recently some dude had it inked on his arm and his girlfriend threw it on Reddit to show the world. In the unlikely event that he doesn’t exist, the tattoo is the worst typo ever…or the best joke ever; I’m thinking the latter. Either way, take a look at it, and a real fan tattoo of the singer’s face just for good measure; either one is better than the tattoos that the man himself has…a Superman symbol, a bull skull, and a dragon? His music is original, but his ink sure isn’t…
Also, just for good measure, here’s a Bon Jovi fan tattoo that went the way it was supposed to…
So this one is a little weird. Our buddies over at www.celebrityplasticsurgery.tv report on fan surgeries all the time; this is a different idea than your standard “fan tattoo”. You see, when someone get’s a fan tattoo, it usually means that they’re having body art done in honor of someone they love; a fan surgery is usually when a fan undergoes plastic surgery in order to look more like their favorite famous face and/or body. Now this is a little weird in itself, and almost always goes way beyond the standard “I want Brooke Burke’s boobs” plastic surgery decision, but at least it’s done to look like a real person…most of the time. Some people are fans of cartoons/comics though, and that’s when these things get a little dicey. This brings us to Venezuelan citizen Henry Damon, a man who has had both fan surgery and fan tattoos done in order to look more like…The Red Skull? Yeah, he had work done and had his skin tattooed in order to look like the Nazi bad guy from “Captain America”…Before going under the knife and in front of the ink gun, Damon was actually a pretty normal, if not handsome looking man with a wife and kids…Now, according to is plastic surgeon/tattoo artist (the articles I’m reading make me think that this dude hit up a one-stop shop), Damon is still perfectly normal, because he had to pass an unnamed battery of psychological tests before going through with his procedures. Did I mention that the guy who did all of this stuff to him is a med-school dropout who specializes in extreme body modification? Yes, I’m aware that that sounds like the character description for the killer from a B-movie, but that’s who the dude is. Here’s Henry after beginning his process of Red-Skull-ification…That’s post forehead implants and eyeball tattooing, and pre-nose job; although, is it still a rhinoplasty is it’s a straight up removal?Yup, he had his nose removed. After that, he went in front of the tattoo needle again to have his skin turned red and black to better resemble ole’ Skull-dawg. He’s still a work in progress, but here he is at a tattoo convention recently…I’m not sure exactly why he’s decided to drastically change himself into the image of a hate-mongering supervillian (especially when everyone around him swears he’s a good dude), but I can tell you this much: next time someone looks at my forearms and asks me if I’m worried how they’re going to look when I get old, I’m just going to show them this dude and they’ll probably never bother me again!
In the last few years, Jessie J has established herself as one of the most talented young singers in the pop music game; with songs that are both catchy and surprisingly well crafted. However, one of her four tattoos (we’ll discuss the other ones a little later, they’re nothing to write home about) doesn’t possess the same production value as her hits “Domino” and “Bang Bang”; instead, it contains a pretty big spelling mistake. The ink in question is the rather large piece that she has on her right hip; it’s meant to be some stars and the phrase “Don’t lose yourself in the glare of star”, but there’s an extra “O” in “Lose”, making it “loose”. This is a worse spelling error than a missing letter or even a jumble, because due to something the internet has dubbed “typoglycemia” our brains are pretty good at processing minor misspellings as the intended words, but an entirely different word is written on her body, so most people would just read her ink as-is. Jessie told interview Graham Norton that she plans on having the mistake covered up in the future, but that for now she wears high waisted pants more often than not in order to conceal the mistaken body art. The writer of “Party In The USA” has some other ink too, and it’s mistake free, so that’s good. Let’s take a look at the rest of her body work…Behind her left ear she has two music notes forming a heart; she said that she had it done because she wanted a tattoo that showed she loved music. It’s not original and it’s not big, but it’s perfectly fine.She also has the words “Stand Up” with a little heart under them on her right wrist; it’s simply the name of one of her songs and probably an ideal that she believes in. She seems like the type of girl who doesn’t back down from much; judging by her strong career, I’m probably right about her. This last one is a little stick figure meditating and throwing up a peace sign. It’s meant to help her relax and is most likely placed so that she can see it when she sits cross-legged. It’s a little too simple for my tastes, but it’s a nice idea and you can’t hate on it when a tattoo has an actual purpose in the owner’s life. So despite having a major mistake on one her pieces, Jessie J’s collection of tattoos is small but nice, and they all have meaning. You can never hate on someone when they’re ink means something to them, so even though she doesn’t have the best body art I’ve ever seen, I dig it all. Good job Jessie, and good luck with the cover-up.