Last year Rapper 50 Cent started undergoing laser treatments to remove his tattoos. In interviews 50 has said he felt he had out grown the look of being covered in tattoos and he wanted to have them removed. He also said he wanted to expand his acting career and that having a lot of tattoos was something hindering him from pursuing roles.
The process of removing tattoos is extremely painful and often occurs over many sessions for completion. The laser penetrates the layer of skin where the ink sits. After several treatments the ink starts to slowly break down and get absorbed by the body. Sessions can last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
Recently 50 was featured in some new ad campaigns with his now inkless skin. The results are pretty dramatic. While you can faintly make out some of the lines, his tattoos are virtually gone. 50 says he still has a ways to go but he has been happy with the results. Take a look at the before and after pictures of 50 Cent tattoos removed.
Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe fame will be walking down the aisle for the third time. The 53 year old tattooed rocker slapped a 6 carat engagement ring on his 27 year old girlfriend Courtney Bingham. Nikki was previously married to Playboy playmate Brandi Brandt and has 3 children with her. He then married Bay Watch beauty Donna D’Errico which he has a daughter with. We wish Nikki and his new fiancée all the best. They say the 3rd time’s a charm.
Who needs hair when you can use that valuable real-estate for some more ink? That’s what Travis Barker of Blink-182 must have thought. Travis is so heavily tattooed he ran out of room for some new ones. At least that’s what he thought at first. Then it dawned on him that he could tattoo his head. Barker’s been collecting some new ink from several talented artists to create a collection of tattoos far cooler than any hair-do could be.
The National Football League’s (NFL) Rex Ryan is a lot of things; a solid coach, a great motivator, an outspoken defender of his players, and a rather large man with a booming voice; but if there’s one thing he’s not, it’s subtle. So when reporters asked him what his big calf tattoo meant, the New York Jets’ Head Coach responded, “A new ‘tat’ means believe in yourself, which I’ve got no problem doing”, and when asked what exactly it was, he said, “It’s a mountain, some waves and some sharks”. To us, it just looks kind of like a random Hawaiian design (he got it while on vacation in the islands), like something he just got because he already has tattoos (we have no clue what or…*shutter*…where on his body they are), he was there, and he likes attention; like the grown man equivalent of a teenage girl from Wyoming getting cornrows while in Jamaica. Anyhow, he says that his players like it, and that he and his wife like it, so whatever, more power to him…at least it’s not a skull, that wouldn’t look right on him.
Ryan Roberts, infielder for the Arizona Diamondback, is the MLB player with the most tattoos. He has lost count of how many he has after 30 something and after they started to blend together in a dense blur on his arms. Coming in second is Josh Hamilton, outfielder of the Texas Rangers, with about 26 tattoos. Roberts’ fans have even given him the nickname “Tatman” and he has played well this year helping the Diamondback reach this playoffs after a poor record last year.
My favorite is the Koi fish on his chest, that one is well done. He also has a star branded on his rib cage.
Although James Hatfield is now 48 years old and has been a rocker for more than 30 years with the heavy metal rock band Metallica he is still adding on new tattoos. Over the years of his arms have been slowly but surely filling in with new ink designs with a lot of them coming more recently, for example, about two years ago he had a new skull done on his neck.
Some highlights are “Carpe Diem”, Jesus, crosses, “faith” on the inside of his arm, playing cards on one shoulder and lots of flames and spider webs.
Some are speculating that Jamie Foxx’s new head tattoos were just temporary for the recent movie Horrible Bosses. While the tats fit in well with his role in the movie (a character named MotherF#@!&er Jones), it also fits in with Foxx’s previous tattoos. He already had a semi-circle going around the back of his head and big tribal work on his back, wrapping around his shoulders. Other people say the top-o-the-head design is a receding scalp cover up. I guess we’ll find out soon enough if they are real or not, although movie makeup may cover it for any particular role that it doesn’t fit in with. Either way, the the designs look good to me (much more interesting than the rather boring tribal work on his back) and might be a good strategy if his hairline is going.
What’s Chris Bosh doing with his downtime from the NBA? He went off to the Caribbean to complete a big mishmash of ink on his back.
Holy Cow what in the Lord’s name has he got going on there? It kinda makes me laugh to think about all the things. An eagle screeching, a bare tree, a zombie skull with smoke coming out of its eye holes, big music notes flying down a tiger’s back or mountains and some old dudes faces. And what is he adding to that? A horror show screaming woman with a skull and the Coliseum? I am sure he could explain the significance of it but I don’t see the rhyme or rhythm. That’s cool though, you don’t always want to see the same old things, its good when art puzzles you sometimes, you can sit there thinking about it for awhile.