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Ludacris: Fast & Furious 7 and 3 Tattoos

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We know him as Ludacris, but he came into this world as Christopher Brian Bridges. He was born on September 11, 1977, in Champaign, Illinois. He started as a rapper but made the successful transition to actor. He was 18 years old when he got his first tattoo. The praying hands on his upper left arm. Below the praying hands he has a ‘Disturbing Tha Peace’ logo, which is is the name of his record company. On his right arm there is a cross with portrait of a black Jesus. Those are the only 3 tattoos he currently has. He says he would love to get more tattoos but hasn’t found the time. If he had to pick one tattoo artist for his next piece he says he would choose the very well known Mister Cartoon. Don’t miss Ludacris in the cast of the new Fast & Furious 7 film coming out Friday April 3rd, 2015.

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Pharrell Williams isn’t Happy with his Tattoos

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Pharrell Willims was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 5th, 1973. He first got noticed in his band The Neptunes. Soon after he formed the group N*E*R*D. Pharrell then started collaborating with some of the biggest stars in the music industry. Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, Maddona, Shakira to just name a few. He wrote the world wide hit single, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines. He wrote, produced and  performed the mega hit song ‘Happy’ from the movie Despicable Me 2. In March 2014, Williams joined The Voice as the new coach replacing CeeLo Green.

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Pharrell was quoted in Vogue magazine explaining the procedure he under went, He said “It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your a** or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you,” “First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and it’s seamless.” The below picture shows the results. It looks like follow up procedures are necessary for a complete removal.

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Pharrell Facts

– He plays keyboards and was in his high school marching band.

– He’s married to model/designer Helen Lasichanh.

– In 2003 43 percent of songs played in the US. were produced by the Neptunes.

– The Neptunes originally wrote Justin Timberlakes album ‘Justified’ for Michael Jackson.

– He grew up in the skateboard culture and he goes by the nickname ‘Skateboard P’. His brother is a professional skateboarder

– Won two Grammy awards in 2004. One for Producer of the Year and the other for Best Pop Vocal Album.

– The hit song happy was originally written for singer CeeLo but Pharrell decided to keep the song for himself.

– Pharrell was into tattoos when he was younger and covered quite a bit of himself with ink. He says he regretted getting so many tattoos and has since had surgical treatments to remove several of them.

 

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Kimye Finally Getting Tattoos? Someone Else Already Did!

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Kimye is at war! No, we’re not talking about a small 3rd world nation embroiled in civil war, we’re talking about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arguing with each other, which is way worse in a completely untrue sort of way. What are they fighting about? Well tattoos of course! Why else would we be talking about it folks? Come on, get with the program! Anyhow, pop culture’s prime power couple is reportedly having some turmoil over some ink that one of them wants and the other doesn’t. Reports state that Kanye approached his baby’s mother about getting a “K” on each of their wrists…because you know, it’s the first letter of both of their first names…very creative! Kim initially agreed to the point that Kanye lined up an appointment with his favorite tattoo artist, but when they got there she got cold feet. Kanye sees this as an an insult, and they’ve now been at odds about it for a bit. We’d like to think that a fight over a tattoo that neither person has, especially when you consider that one of the people doesn’t have any ink to begin with, wouldn’t last too long. However, celebrities are insane, and a break-up over a tattoo wouldn’t even be on the list of craziest things that one of them has ever done. This isn’t the first time the two have considered getting ink together, so maybe it’s a bigger issue than it seems. We’ll keep an eye on this situation folks, and if it leads to two people who have a baby (North West) breaking up, we’ll tell you all about the insanity.kanye-west-fan-tattoo-Kimye-Over

Also, in other Kimye tattoo news, and in other insanity news for that matter: some borderline crazy (we’re being really nice with our use of the word “borderline”) Kanye West fan decided to show her feelings about the happy couple with a tattoo! The “Kimye Over” ink that sits on the back of a woman who legally changed her name to Kanyaresa West pretty much speaks for itself…in the same way that sending someone a teddy bear with the head cut off “speaks for itself”. She needs laser treatments and Kanye needs a restraining order!

 

Lil Wayne No Stranger to Ink With a Message

Lil Wayne (or Mr. Carter or Weezy) has collected “cash money”, cars, houses, gold items and….tattoos! His facial tattoos are a message to those of you who are not bold enough to get tats there and those that don’t fear God probably too. What the message says is “I am so bling I can get tats on my face and still be the bling big top gangster and celebrity that I am”. And that would have to be true as you can see he remains a bigtimer in the hip hop industry and the jailtime is not changing that either.

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What has he got inked? Who knows! For the most part you can’t make out what is going on there but there are a few big and bold things you can see. For one, there is the 17 on his stomach, which refers to the 17th Ward of New Orleans, where he grew up. Then there is the easily identifiable RR on his arm which is the Rolls Royce logo and also says that below. Then there are quite a few slogans scattered about such as the aforementioned “fear God”, then there is also “life’s a gamble” on his chest next to “bang bang MOB” and then there is “I am music” above his right eyebrow. “Cash money” is written on his stomach and some other things are written on his hands and fingers. On his back he has a whole conversation or some kind of prayer or lyrics.

Mixed in with all that “verbage” he has some tribal work, a few skulls, and other designs to fill in space. More recently he got some stars put above and to the side of his left eyebrow.

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