We try really hard around here to not like The Vow‘s Channing Tatum; he’s just too pretty of aguy for us to root for, but between his charity work in Africa and the story of his and his wife’s matching tattoos, we’re starting to change out minds. As some of you may know, the Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation star is married to Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan, and the two have the best meaning behind their ink that we’ve heard in a while. While in Bali on their honeymoon in 2009, they were both stricken with rough bouts of food poisoning and ended up stuck on the toilet for days. When they finally recovered, they went and got “Side by side” in Balinese inked on his ribs and her foot in honor of their time spend side by side on the toilet. A couple getting tattoos in honor of the time they had to poop together? Yup, that’s about our speed right there.
Adrianne Palicki has had a solid television career filled with ups and downs; from her great work on Friday Night Lights, Supernatural, and Smallville; to her failed efforts at making Wonder Woman and Aquaman into hits, Palicki has always put forth solid efforts. She’s also been pretty easy for her make-up departments to deal with, as she’s both got a naturally gorgeous face, and is not heavily tattooed. Palicki currently has three tattoos that we can see; she has an “Om” symbol on her ankle (a sacred symbol popular amongst yoga enthusiasts), “Jeff And Nancy” on her right arm (her parents’ names), and something written down her spine that we can’t quite read. She’s said in interviews that she has a Supergirl tattoo, so we’re not sure if her spinal ink is the tattoo in question, or if she has a forth piece hidden somewhere on her body. Her role in G.I. Joe: Retaliation has her wearing some pretty skimpy outfits, so perhaps we will get a better look at her ink in the movie.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson holds the distinction of being the first professional wrestling superstar to make a successful transition into film as a legitimate actor (emphasis on the word “legitimate”; sorry Hulk Hogan). With roles in films like Be Cool, Fast Five, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, as well as his semi-annual returns to the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment); the man is the picture of success, and his tattoos show it. He only has two, his trademarked “Brahma Bull” on his right triceps, and a large Samoan tribal shield that covers his left pec, shoulder, back, and upper arm; but they’re both very well done. The bull is a simple design, but is nicely drawn and gets extra points for starting a trend and becoming a symbol recognized by fans all over the world. As for the piece that covers his left side; just look at it, it’s gorgeous art and it’s meticulously done. Some people make big money and still get terrible ink put on them, but The Rock paid for quality, and he got it.
Tattoo designs from dragons to butterflies, angles to demons, on the skin of the famous.