Howdy folks! (we’re cowboys for Halloween, go with it) As today is Halloween, we here at Celebrity Tattoo Design thought we’d take a break from showing you pictures of the ink that actors and actresses get, and show you some tattoos done in tribute to the unsung celebrities: horror movie characters (*crickets*). OK, so they’re not unsung, but horror characters are some of the most iconic figures in cinema, and have thus become the subjects of tattoos all over the world. Now the problem with horror tattoos is that they’re almost too diversified. Basically, with a horror-character tat, you can’t really tell whether the person is:
A) Just a big fan of horror movies and otherwise totally normal.
B) Some wierdo who feels some sort of creepy kinship with the character, and is thus likely to try to murder someone.
C) The guy that works at the 7-11 by our office that never wears sleeves despite being 110lbs, and is always trying to get us to come hang out and play Warcraft with him because “Bro, you would not believe the chicks that are on there.”.
We’re just going to assume everyone in the gallery falls into column “A”; so check out some ink that shows love to A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Exorcist, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Halloween, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The funny thing about tattoos is that no matter how famous you get, no matter how much respect as a legitimate actor you get, the ink you got when you were a ridiculously bad rapper is always going to be there…until you fork over the cash and sit through all the painful removal sessions. Mark Wahlberg; star of The Fighter, Contraband, and Ted; recently went under the laser to remove the last remnants of his wild youth, sitting through over 20 sessions to get all of his tattoos removed. Before the decision to get them all removed, Wahlberg had Sylvester The Cat eating Tweety Bird on his ankle, Bob Marley on his left shoulder (wow), his intitials on his right shoulder, and a large rosary piece around his neck and on his chest. We’re not always big supporters of having your ink removed, but we’re glad some of those are gone (really? Bob Marley? You’re a middle-class white dude from Boston).
Here is Shania Twain with some awesome huge dragons on her chest and arms. Sike! They’re not real. We wish they were. Maybe if she got enough fan mail complimenting the beautiful dragon designs and encouraging her to go ahead and get them really done? Probably not. Notice the big dragon would be over one of her breasts. You don’t see that too often on women, it wouldn’t be much fun. Below is another fake, a tiger this time. But she does have an actual tattoo, that being a heart with a sword going through it. That is appropriate for her as she had a troubled marriage and it’s good material for country music too.
At this point, if you don’t know who Diablo Cody is, you’re probably living under a rock. Cody is the talented writer who is responsible for The United States of Tara, Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult, and Lamb of God. She’s also the terrorist responsible for the hipster-babble nightmare that the kids call Juno; but hey, nobody’s perfect, and it won her an Academy Award, so good for her. Oh yeah, this is a tattoo website; it appears she only has one piece of ink, but it’s pretty bold. She has a very large pin-up girl on her right arm; that she proudly shows off whenever she gets the chance, and she should, it’s a solid piece. Good job on the body art choice Diablo…but seriously, Juno was annoying…we know you’ve bascially admitted it, but still, it hurts.
Sam Rockwell is awesome…and possibly mildly insane. The acclaimed star of Moon, Cogan’s Trade, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (we know, we just blew your mind) only has one tattoo, but he really made the most of the oppurtunity and inked a rooster in a noose on his arm. What does this seemingly random work of body art mean? Well, according to Rockwell, he got it so that he could tell girls “that he has a hung c—”. Yup, your mind is definitely blown now. We here at Celebrity Tattoo Design fully support it when famous people get really wierd things put on their bodies, so of course we’re on board with this idea. Add the level of crudeness and not-give-damn-edness that it took to get it done, and we’re really behind him. In fact, we’re going to use our Academy Award vote that we don’t have on his next “best actor” campaign.
Ryan Reynolds, star of Safe House, The Green Lantern, The Change-Up, and R.I.P.D. is known for his on-screen charisma and his good looks, he’s not known for his tattoos. That’s probably because he only has two… and they’re small…and they’re right next to each other. Reynolds’ two “pieces” are: one on the inside of his left wrist that says “Know Thyself”, and another on the side of his left wrist that’s a picture of cannon. To his credit, they both hold strong meaning to him. “Know Thyself” is a reminder to stay grounded and not forget who he is when the cameras aren’t rolling, while the cannon is the one that went off every day in his Canadian home town; it reminds him of his roots. It looks like Ryan Reynolds went for the “less is more” approach, and it worked. Good job Ryan, now if you could just give me my nine bucks back for The Green Lantern; you’re a good actor, but “essencse of willpower”? Screw you.
Uhhhhh…that’s creepy…and somewhat illiterate. It looks like despite his recent marital troubles (having sex with everyone you can except your wife counts as “marital troubles” right?), Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher still has some die-hard fans out there. The photo above if of the back of a Brazilian woman who claims to be his #1 fan, and to prove it, she’s inked “Ashton Kutcher i love you, love is forever fan love you” [sic] on herself…of course she did. We’ve yet to figure out whether the message is a typo, a translation issue, or if she’s half yoda; but regardless, the tattoo looks ridiculous and fairly insane. You know what’s even crazier? While researching this article, we found a pic of another die-hard Kutcher fan who put his face on their arm! Who does that? How does the annoying guy from the camera ads impact you enough to warrant a body-art tribute? What happened? The tattoo shop didn’t have the right ink to do a proper Hamburglar tat?
For a guy who made his living for years playing an ultra creepy character that ate people’s brains (Skylar on television’s Heroes), Zachary Quinto sure seems like an ultra-nice dude in real life. The star of Star Trek and Margin Call is known for his friendly demeanor, good sense of humor, and vocal support of gay and lesbian rights (Quinto himself recently came out as an openly gay man). All these factors make it a shame that we can’t write more about his tattoos…of which he one…and it’s really small. He his a celtic triskelion on his left shoulder, and we’re not sure why exactly, but we know that it’s really small. Impressive life Zach…not so impressive ink.
Chris Farley is a legend, and like most legends, we figured he’d have some fans that would be willing to ink his likeness on their bodies…we just didn’t think that there’d be this many. The star of classics like Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Black Sheep (those are all classics, if you disagree, we will punch you square in the chest), and the creator of characters like Matt Foley (the “Van down by the river!” guy) during his legendary stint on Saturday Night Live, Farley lost his battle with drug addiction back in 1997, but left us with a lasting bruise on our funny bones (it’s ok to make a joke that cheesey when it’s in memorium); so we’re proud to show you how some of his fans have paid tribute.
And just like that, everyone with ink felt a little less cool. It’s true folks, teen sensation Justin Bieber has tattoos…they’re very small…and one of them is barely even a tattoo…but yes, he’s technically “one of us”. His latest tattoo is a nice little sentiment, as he went with his dad and got matching rib ink; it says “Jesus” in Hebrew vertically down their left sides. That one shouldn’t surprise fans of the ultra-religious, family oriented singer. However, what should surprise people is how half-assed his other “piece” is. It’s a bird on his left hip, but it looks more like a teeny-tiny Chevy symbol, or maybe at best an outline of Woody Woodpecker’s head. He’s also been known to show up in photos with fake tattoos drawn on, but they’re just that, fake. We can’t see Bieber getting really covered, as it wouldn’t go with his image, but maybe he’ll get a super classy portrait of his kid when he inevitably gets Selena Gomez pregnant.