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Bon Jovi Or Jon Bovi?

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Let’s get something straight here folks: people love Jon Bon Jovi. The man has fans that after thirty years still go to all of his shows and pay a zillion bucks to meet him; he also has quite a few hits (“Livin’ On A Prayer”, “It’s My Life”, etc) and quite a few million bucks in the bank. It’s clear that he’s done well for himself, but as great as things have been for Bon Jovi, how have they been for Jon Bovi? No, I’m not talking about the band from the Saturday Night Live bit, I’m talking about the never before seen singer that apparently wrote “It’s Is My Life”. He must exist, because recently some dude had it inked on his arm and his girlfriend threw it on Reddit to show the world. In the unlikely event that he doesn’t exist, the tattoo is the worst typo ever…or the best joke ever; I’m thinking the latter. Either way, take a look at it, and a real fan tattoo of the singer’s face just for good measure; either one is better than the tattoos that the man himself has…a Superman symbol, a bull skull, and a dragon? His music is original, but his ink sure isn’t…

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Also, just for good measure, here’s a Bon Jovi fan tattoo that went the way it was supposed to…

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Slash Gets A New Neck Tattoo With His New Girlfriend

slash-neck-tattoo-artistNext time you fall in love, you’re a few months into the relationship, and you have too much to drink one night; you’re bound to start thinking that getting his/her name tattooed on your arm or getting matching tattoos is a great idea. Your friends will tell you that this is a bad idea (it is), but thanks to the former member of Guns N’ Roses you can say “Hey, Slash did it before his divorce was even final, and if the guy who played November Rain does something, it’s got to be a great idea!”. That’s right folks, less than two months after filing for divorce for the second time from his wife of thirteen years, Slash has moved in with a former and now new girlfriend named Meegan Hodges, and the two have matching ink. slash-neck-tattooGoing to big time artist Todd Aarik Reich to get the work done, the legendary guitar player and Grammy Awarding winning member of both Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and his new-old girlfriend got matching coordinate tattoos before the ink was even dry on his divorce papers. The two met back in the day when Axl Rose used to date Hodges roommate, and dated for a bit before forging a friendship that has apparently lasted for about twenty years. This makes this tattoo choice that much more interesting, as he’s getting matching pieces with someone he just recently shacked up with, but he clearly has a long history with her; this makes the whole thing a lot easier to give a pass too. It’s also easier to swallow this decision because this isn’t Slash’s first time in the tattoo chair.slash-girlfriend-neck-tattooIn the past, the big time music celebrity has gotten a right triceps piece (a caricature of himself with his name under it), a left triceps piece (a skull with a top hat and some roses), a forearm piece (a female silhouette), and a right shoulder piece (some lips). That’s not a ton of ink, but it’s more than most people, and enough to show that he probably knows what he’s doing when it comes to body art. So with all of that said, we’re going to have to trust Slash on this one and assume that this new relationship is for life, because that tattoo sure as heck is! slash-tattoo-shoulder

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!

 

Ke$ha’s New Bad Idea Ink

Alright folks, we’ve talked about Kesha’s tattoo obsession before (we know, it’s spelled Ke$sha, but none of that is a word, so we’re going to spell it like a real name), and as with everything about her, it’s kind of wierd and annoying. Just to recap; apparently Kesha keeps a tattoo gun on her just about all the time, despite not being a qualified tattoo artist. So, when you happen to decide to go visit her for a party, or to play video games, or to trade face-painting secrets; she can and will give you a random bad tattoo. That’s kind of insane, and just a bit gross. So with that said, it should come as no surprise that she had a tattoo artist ( a real one) at her recent birthday party.

Celebrating her 25th birthday at a party that had both a trampoline and photo booth, Kesha decided to commemorate the epic bash by getting her foot inked by the resident skin tagger. Because she had so much fun at the party, she of course got “fun” tattooed on herself…that’s stupid. Okay, maybe we’re being a little harsh, but the tattoo seems overly simplistic to the point of being annoying. She seems like the type of person who would get that tattoo just so people would ask her about it and she’d get more attention. Now we guess that it’s not hugely different than when someone gets Kanji words, but that’s an artistic language, so words look nice; English is clunky and mechanical, not the language you want to ink singular words from. She should’ve gotten a mini-trampoline, or some party balloons, or anything else that isn’t just the word “fun”. It’s not even artistically done, it’s just printed on there.

We will however give her some credit for having a tattoo artist at her party. It’s kind of a funny idea to have someone ready to ink people at an event where everyone is drunk and making poor decisions. Kesha also made some recent tattoo news when she inked her lip a few months back. She got the words “Suck It” scrawled into the inside of her mouth, so that when she decides to randomly open her lips up and show the world, we all know how she really feels.  We are unsure of what exactly she wants people to perform said action on, but we’re going to assume she’s referring to some sort of candy, like a Jolly Rancher or something.

Bieber’s New Ink

 

Ugh, here we go again. We’ve talked before about how upset we are that “Boyfriend” singer Justin Bieber keeps getting tattoos. Well, he must’ve heard us, because as if only to spite us, he’s gotten more, and the newest one is absolutely infuriating. As if to declare himself the new King of Pop, Bieber has gotten a crown inked on his chest. We know about said tattoo because he insisted on posting shirtless pictures of himself to show it off. So here’s the issue: he isn’t the king of anything yet, he’s never even won a Grammy! Weird Al has Grammys! Okay, bad example; Weird Al is awesome and deserves all the Grammys, but the point remains: the kid hasn’t earned that ink yet.

He also really needs to stop posting pictures of himself shirtless; the kid doesn’t appear to know what the word “push-up” means, so he shouldn’t be showing the world his underdeveloped psysique like it’s his job. He’s built like Shaggy from Scooby Doo and an Ostriche had a baby, so he needs to keep a shirt on. We also can’t help but think that he thinks that tattoos make him a “Bad Boy”, well they don’t Justin, we all know you’re a wimpy little kid. Tattoos are meant to represent who you are, not who you’re pretending to be. We really can’t think of a nice thing to say about his new ink except for “Yeah, that’s a crown alright”, so we’re going to stop talking now. You’ve ruined our day again Bieber, and we’re sure this won’t be the last time.

Ke$ha’s New Tat – Guess Where?

No folks, she didn’t do that one herself…well we don’t think she did…okay, if she did we’re really impressed with her mirror skills. Known for always having a tattoo gun at her side so that she can permanently scare any sap that gets close enough and/or drunk around her, Ke$ha added some new ink to her body recently, and we’ll be the ones to say it: it’s dumb. The “We R Who We R” and “Tik Tok” singer got “Suck It” tattooed on the inside of her lip, and while we have no problem with people getting ink inside their mouths, we do have a problem with women co-opting that phrase from the male gender…we’re lying, we have a problem witth unfunny women co-opting that statement. Basically, if Kaitlin Olsen or Amy Poehler got the same tattoo, we’d think it was hilarious, but we’re not really sure that Kesha even gets why that would be funny, she’s just doing it for shock value, and that dumb and annoying. So with that said, we boo you Ke$ha; boo.

Lindsay Lohan’s Generic Tattoos

So folks, as part of her generic party-girl idiocy, Lindsay Lohan has gotten some generic tattoos. She has the ever popular tiny star that means something vapid and falsely deep, she has “shhhh” on her finger (get it, so she can put her finger to her mouth and “shhhh” people…ugh), a teardrop on her hand (again, so she can do a stupid thing where she puts her hand to face and mimicks crying), the words”La Bella Vida” on her lower back (“the beautiful life” in Italian…double ugh), some interpretation of some Marlyn Monroe saying on her arm (she undoubtedly took the wrong meaning from it), and her latest ink, lyrics from the Billy Joel song “I Go To Extremes”; which read, “Clear as a crystal sharp as a knife/I feel like I’m in the prime of my life,”. Billy Joel is awesome, Lindsay Lohan is terrible, and she’s again most likely misinterpreting his lyrics. I’m pretty sure he meant to tell people to follow their dreams no matter what, or something similar; he didn’t want them to act like drunk morons and make a constant mockery of the justice system. Boo to her, boo to her tattoos; I’m out.

Blink 182 – Punk Pop and Tattoos

Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge, and Travis Barker. Any one of those names should make you think of one thing. No, not a new all-male Charlies Angels; you should be thinking one word and three numbers: Blink 182. The punk-rock legends have been in the game for almost twenty years, and although they’ve had their ups and downs (most notably an “indefinite hiatus” from 2005 to 2008, and Travis Barker’s near fatal plane crash), they are still going strong in the music game. Another thing they’ve gone strong at? Tattoos. The whole band, probably more-so Barker and Delonge, are covered in ink. Hoppus, so far, as far as we know only has a couple of tattoos, one on each of his wrists. But anyway, we would like to present our up-and-coming lifetime band tattoo achievement award (that I just made up and that I will call a “TattyBand”) to Blink 182, for their excellence in being a fully functioning and successful group of men who are covered in tattoos, but don’t have any really cheesy ones (Note: I said “really cheesy”, Barker has got some winners, but nothing too dumb). Congrats guys, enjoy your made up award!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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A younger Weezy before he really got into it