Friday, February 25, 2011

My Favorite Tattoo Trend & Fav Celebrity Tat

My favorite celebrity tattoo is Amber Rose's upper bicep tattoo. It's creative and symbolizes her public persona. While some may look at it as cheesy, or typical because it's roses, I find it quite unique. The colors and design are something to be marveled... My favorite tattoo trend is words tatted on the upper back. What better way to make a statement, or draw attention to something, than by tatting it on the top of your back? Alot of celebrities have tattoos like this, but my favorite upper back tattoo is 50 Cent's "South Side" one. It's original, unique and awesome to look at. He has chosen not to remove this signature tattoo. Lloyd Banks' "Rotten Apple" tattoo, which was inspired by his mentor 50's, is another feast for the eyes. Banks had his tattoo done at Miami Ink where Kat Von D, who is also featured below, used to work. Personally, I would not get an upper back tattoo because I think it's more adorning on men. However, a girl must admit that they're eye-catching.

Allen Iverson:

Lebron James:

Kenyon Martin:

DeShawn Stevenson:

50 Cent:

A larger look:

LLoyd Banks:

A larger look:

Flo Rida:

Nick Cannon's "Mariah" tattoo:

David Beckham:

A random Manchester United fan:

Girlicious singer Natalie Mejia's "For Eva Young" tattoo:

And Last but certainly not least Kat Von D:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tattoo Spotlight: Angelina Jolie Vs. Megan Fox

Well, well, well. These two women are like gorgeous twins that were separated at birth. Now, with their obvious physical similarities aside we can concentrate on the real purpose of this entry. Their body art. I won't lie, both females have amazing tattoos, but Angelina's takes the crown in this case. Angie's tats are more original, meaningful and she didn't copy off anyone which is something that Megan Fox can't quite say. If you want a full explanation and a rundown of all of Angie's tattoos and the meanings behind them follow this link: For a rundown and explanation of Megan's tats go here: It seems as though Megan has used Angelina's physicality as a means of success for herself. Hmmm, with my opinion aside I'd like to hear whose body art you find more original and heartfelt.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2 Female Tattoo Artists Worth A Mention

Female tattoo artists are still a rarity, especially those who own their own shops. Tattoo artists Kat Von D and Joy Fumore own their own shops; Von D's being LA Ink and Fumore's is Twelve 28 Tattoo. They call the shots. Fumore's and Von D's shop each consists of mostly women and one man. Coincidence? Before writing this post my intention was to place these two amazing tattoo artists against each other and compare their work; however, I have decided to simply put their work out there since both portfolios are amazing. Von D has tattooed Lady Gaga among other celebs. Fumore's shop is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn while Von D's is in Los Angeles, so no matter what coast you're on if you're in the market for an amazing tattoo then these women are for you. Being successful in a male dominated field is quite difficult. Fumore admits that people tell her “I ain’t trusting no woman with a gun" ( Each woman's work can be seen here on their official sites:,
Kat Von D Giving Lady Gaga A Tattoo:

Miss Kat Von D
Miss Joy Fumore

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cheesy or Cute: Tattooed Love (Couples Edition)

I tend to believe that couples who tattoo their spouse's name on them are cute, but bad luck. It seems like everyone, from regular people to celebs, who tattoos their beloved ones name on them, or a symbol of their love for them ends up breaking up. I'll just name some examples: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee; Eva Longoria and Tony Parker; Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton; Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder; Rihanna and Chris Brown; Hulk Hogan and Linda Hogan; Kenyon Martin and Trina; and last but not least Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus, Brandy, and Halle Berry ALL had tattoos for their lovers which were ultimately covered up instead of completely removed. The wrestler The Undertaker had his ex-wife's name removed from his throat. There are some who last the tide, but still face infidelity rumors: Victoria and David Beckham, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khloe and Lamar Odom, and Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. I think if someone loves another person, it really isn't necessary to prove it by inking yourself with their name, initials, lips, etc. But I guess to each his own; whatever floats your boat. I believe that it's bad luck though. Would you consider tattooing your significant others name on your body??? Take a look at the slideshow above to see some of their ink.