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.
We’re losing one folks! Another member of the tattooed community has decided to forsake their ink and lead a life of plain skin; we can’t hate her for the decision, only wish her the best. The soon to be former tattooed person we’re talking about today is Kelly Osbourne. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon (who most of us still only refer to as “SHARON!!” in honor of Ozzy’s epic annunciation of her name during their time as reality stars) has found success in recent years as a member of the “Fashion Police” and as an overall trend setter, becoming more famous to younger generations than even her rock legend father. In fact, for those of you who are too young to understand, Ozzy Osbourne was the lead singer of Black Sabbath, one of the greatest…aw screw it, he was the original singer of that song from the commercial where the little kids sing acapella in the jeep. Whatever, Kelly is really famous now, going from somewhat troubled, out-casted, and overweight teen to cultural icon, and as she completes her transition to the next phase of her life (one that will soon include marriage), she’s decided that she’s over her ink and has begun to process of getting most of her fifteen tattoos removed. She began the lengthy endeavor in early November of 2013 by starting laser treatments for the keyboard tattoo on her right forearm. She says that she got it while depressed and that it doesn’t mean the same thing to her anymore, so we assume that’s why it’s the first one on the block. We’ve heard varying accounts of the pain associated with laser tattoo removal, with some of our toughest friends saying it’s a nightmare and some of our softest buddies saying it was a walk in the park. We have to imagine that the pain has to do with the inks placement, the coloring, and one’s skin type. If you’re the type who sunburns easily, having a laser literally melt your flesh probably won’t feel too great. We’ve yet to figure out if Osbourne is now against ink in general, or if she just doesn’t think that it’s for her. Her Tweet about the removal was to the effect of “I did the crime, now I’m doing the time.”, which seems anti-ink to us, but she doesn’t seem like the type to just go against something like that, so maybe it’s just a poor choice of words. We guess time will tell, and if we see her bad mouthing body art on “Fashion Police”, we’ll know where she stands. Regardless, we wish Kelly the best of luck with her procedures!
If Adele is one thing, it’s talented. If Adele is two things; one is definitely talented, and the other isn’t “good at picking creative tattoos”. In a recent appearance at the 2013 Grammy Awards, the “Set Fire To The Rain” singer and former dominator of the biggest butt kissing contest in the music industry debuted her new ink and didn’t really impress anyone. To be clear, the sentiment behind it was nothing but sweet, it’s just the execution that we find to be lacking.
The new ink is a simple “A” written in script on the side of her head, right behind her right ear. It’s very small and doesn’t draw a lot of attention, which is fine, but it’s also…just…so…lazy. We’re almost one hundred percent sure that the piece was done in honor of her son Angelo, which we think is great. You’re never going to go wrong when you get ink in honor of one of your kids; significant others can go leave and friends can bail, but your children should be forever, so it’s a pretty safe bet to pay tribute to them on your body. She’s shown public love for him before in the form of flashy jewelry and you know, by loving him; so it should come as no surprise that she’s decided to put his initial on her body.
What does come as a surprise is that someone with the talent and creativity of Adele didn’t get something more artistic than a simple letter. We would’ve expected an angel, or maybe some other type of symbol that represents her son’s name and/or role in her life. However, it kind of makes sense for someone as elegant as her to get something really simple, so we’re not totally shocked by her choice.
We don’t really see her having much more done in the way of tattoos in her future, but maybe she’ll wind up with something on her wrist like a small tribute to her husband or something. The wrist is a popular spot for classy ladies to get ink done. Also, if she ends up with another kid, she might have to get some more ink done to keep things even in her household. Time will tell whether Adele decides to have more art put on her body, but we hope that if she does she chooses something more complex than a simple letter.