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Ellie Goulding Is Burning To Get More Ink

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Singer Ellie Goulding is known for singing about flashing lights, but her concert costumes have started to garner her attention for flashing skin, and that’s led to the crew here at Celebrity Tattoo Design noticing some of her ink. As of this publishing, the “Lights” and “Burn” hit-maker has five separate tattoos, but only four of them have been caught on camera. She doesn’t have anything particularly large or impressive as of yet, but none of her ink is what we’d consider “bad”, so we’re going to spend a little bit of time talking about her body of body art.

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Her largest tattoo is also her most recent, as she visited big time tattooist Mark Mahoney of Shamrock Social Club (Los Angeles, California) in early 2014 for the lotus that graces her ribcage. It’s a very well done piece, and it goes hand in hand with one of her previous pieces of ink. The older piece, done by Dr. Woo (also of the famous and expensive Shamrock Social Club) is the Tibetan mantra “Om mani padme hum”, which translates to “jewel in the lotus.”. The two pieces are a night compliment to each other, and it’s always nice to see some sort of continuity in a persons body art, even if just to show that their ink has meaning and wasn’t just done on a whim. Her other pieces aren’t lotus related, but she seems to have put at least a little thought into each of them.

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She has a “J” on her side, which we have never seen and aren’t really sure of the meaning of, but we suspect it might have something to do with one of the following: her middle name “Jane”, the word “Joy” (the title of one of her songs), or her ex-boyfriend Greg James. She also has an arrow done in white ink on her right index finger (we have no idea why she got this one, but we know that she had multiple designs drawn up for it, so it wasn’t spur of the moment), and a red triangle on her right wrist. The triangle was by her own account random, but since she sings about drawing them in her song “Wish I Stayed” and admits to having always drawn them as a child, we have to suspect that she has a thing for the shape. Overall, her tats aren’t particularly impressive, but they’re also not bad at all; they’re just hers. That’s all tats need to really be folks, so good job to Ellie Goulding. She’ll most likely be getting more ink in the future, so this isn’t the last you’ll be reading about her. Until then, we’ll keep watching her skin for you! ellie-goulding-tattoo-finger

Gomez And Hall Get New Ink…Not At The Same Time Though

Hey folks, it’s time to take a little look at the ink that’s currently gracing some of your favorite stars, as we present (* Fancy bellowing announcer voice *) Wednesday’s Tattoo Round Up! We know, it’d be better if it were Tuesday for alliteration purposes…but it’s not…so yeah, just keep reading.

First up, we have Justin Bieber’s number one lady, Selena Gomez. The Wizards of Waverly Place star and “Love You Like A Love Song” singer previously only had one tiny tattoo, but she decided to add to her body art collection during a recent trip to New York. Gomez’s first ink was a little heart on her wrist; she got it at the Under The Gun shop in Los Angeles, and it’s so small that it’s hard to find a picture of it where it doesn’t look like a speck of dirt. Her new ink is a bit larger, but still isn’t huge; it also appears to have a much deeper meaning. Gomez got the Roman numerals “LXXVI” on the back of her neck, which translate into “73”. The new ink was done by famed New York City tattoo-man Bang Bang at his shop, and according to the artist, it has a very special meaning to Gomez. In a recent interview about the Spring Breakers star’s visit to his show, he stated “The tattoo was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her.”. We don’t know the exact meaning of the ink; is it someone’s age when they passed away? Someone’s birth year? We have no idea, but we always respect a tribute piece; we also respect that her new tat can actually be seen without the aid of a microscope and/or a jeweler’s loop. He boyfriend Justin Bieber, who recently threw up on stage during a performance (that’s not really relevant, we just wanted to remind you of his embarrassment), has a bunch of ink of his own, so we have to wonder if he’s rubbing off on her.

Selena Gomez wasn’t the only star to go under the gun recently, as everyone’s favorite serial killer, Michael C. Hall also hit up the local tattoo parlor just days ago. Cameras caught the Dexter star sitting on a table at True Tattoo in Los Angeles having his foot worked on by one of their artists. When asked what he was having done, Hall said “I’m just doctoring up my alien markings.”, which is celebrity for “None of your business”. From the looks of it, it’s just an artistic design, although it does look like something cavemen would have drawn on cave walls after an extraterrestrial encounter.

So a young pop starlet and a guy who plays a murdering hero both got inked within days of each other; is this part of some kind of conspiracy? Are the stars aligning via body art to take over the world?! No. People just get inked sometimes, stop being crazy folks.