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Tattoos: Happy Birthday April 9th

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Today's blog post is sponsored by, Eikon Devices. Find tattoo machines from EikonDevices.com!

Today is a very special day in both star land and in my world. One of my lil sisters is officially legal to drink! When I texted her this morning to wish her a happy birthday she replied with , "FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK I am so hungover and I have to go to class," so obviously she is following in her big sister's footsteps.

Other peeps celebrating their birthday April 9th:

Hugh Hefner is like 3,000 years old today and still getting more ass than a toilet seat. Way to go buddy.

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Leighton Meester is not only hot, she also gets paid to make out with probably the only dude I'd give my lesbian card up for - Ed Westwick. Here she's showing off one of her tattoos:

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I have finally succumb to the madness that is the Twilight series. The first one I had to be drunk for but I watched the second one this past weekend and I have to say - I actually really enjoyed it. More than any of that though, I saw The Runaways and had never been attracted to a mullet until Kristen Stewart stepped on screen. The starlet turns 20 today.

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I'm not one to watch straight porn (sooooo boring, but not as boring as lesbian porn) but I am one to celebrate when a porn star is Jewish (I get that from my mother). It was my mom, in fact, who texted me one day and said, "Did you know Jenna Jameson is Jewish?"

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Also worth noting: Keisha Knight Pullium, Rudy from The Cosby Show, super hot right now.

New Feature Whenever Possible!! Birthday Tattoos

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Homeboys and Homegirls, I am pleased to announce that the two braincells I have left have decided to make love and come up with an idea worthy of trying out. Today is the first day I'm going to attempt to share Tattoos of Celebrities Whose Birthday It Is! I hope you read that with a big booming voice in your head and a pregnant pause after each word. If you didn't, go back and re-read that shit.

Today's celebrity birthdays only produced two tattoos but one of them reminds me so much of my childhood that if I could only post one - it would be this:

Biz Markie, that gigantic Gummy Bear of a human beatbox, turns 46 today.

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Also another year older and another year hotter? Anouk. I have no clue if I like her voice or just her face/her own tattoos. That is neither here nor there. Happy birthday beautiful!

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Tattoos from The State of Brotherly Love

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My friend Tony (not Danza, though he and I are tight) just went to the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention and he had such a great time that he used only exclamation points about it in his email to me.

In general I am a bit leery of these conventions pretty much only because I do not look like a pin-up girl. Also, I haven't been able to cross my legs since 1991 so you won't find me swinging from any stripper poles.

This convention looked pretty good though. Sure, there were the usual suspect girls, but there seemed to be a nice mix of other "regular" people as well. Here are some of the highlights (in my opinion):

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Couple Getting Inked to Raise Money for Wedding

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$20 won't get you a lot these days but it WILL get you a place in history within the hearts and on the skin of an engaged couple from River Grove. For a measly Ben Franklin, the couple will tattoo your name on their bodies. They're putting the cap at $5,000 for their dream wedding but anything above that amount will go to Cancer Charities (may I recommend the ABTA?).

The WGN news team pitched in $20 - you'd think they'd at least be able to give them a Skilling Snuggie as well. If you're feeling like being generous, you can visit their Facebook page or email Deena directly.

 

My Tattoo Blog Crush Gives Good Interview

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Not only do I think Marisa Kakoulas DiMattia runs a fantastic blog, Needles and Sins, but it turns out she's a bloody Mary connoisseur much like myself. Marisa, if you're ever in Chicago - you, me, bloody Marys on a patio for Sunday funday.

A few weeks ago, she gave a really fantastic interview to Adam Callen from BodyMod.org. Marisa is a heavily tattooed lawyer and has been sought out to answer questions regarding tattoos, discrimination and employment.


Interview with Marisa Kakoulas from BodyMod on Vimeo.


I'm not so sure how I feel about the dude's use of the term "retards" but the point he was getting at is solid. You can't just cry discrimination and make up some shit about your religion in order to just do whatever you want.

I think, if anything, we should be very happy to be living in the internet age. Many jobs don't require strict dress codes  or the need to meet face-to-face with clients. Part of getting a job is adhering to the rules of your employer though - and you can't just sue every time someone makes you take out your lip ring (eventhough I cried about it once back in my days of waitressing).

Tattoos of Boobs/Boob Tattoos

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A friend of mine sent me a picture on Facebook that I find both gross and awesome. Grossly awesome? It's a dude with a woman tattooed on his chest and her nipple (I HATE that word) lines up with his so as to make the tattoo's boob look more realistic. If that doesn't make sense, here it is in all its glory:

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Judging by the molestache he's rocking and the way in which his tattoo is clutching her breast - he is one klassy fellow. He's not alone though, there are others who have either decided to get a tattoo of boobs/about boobs, and others who have gotten their boobs tatted in either hilarious or creepy ways. If you have any more, send em on over.


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Reminder: Tonight, Quimby's, Amelia Klem Osterud

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It's Friday and I'm about to get my ass on a plane to Florida to visit the coolest woman in all the land, my grandma. Before I leave I will be headed to Quimby's in Wicker Park to see Amelia Klem Osterud, author of The Tattooed Lady. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, tonight is the perfect night to go!

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By the way in case you're looking for me, this is what I look like today (and every day but you don't have to know that I wear the same hoodies constantly).

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It being almost the weekend and all (and me not updating at all next week) you know I've got to leave you with some jams. So my pretties, here you are, enjoy:

We Are The World - Clay Stones (Turbotito Remix)

Wild Beasts - Still Got The Taste Dancing On our Tongues (Gatekeeper Gregorian Disco Edit)

Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby

Strange Boys - Laugh at Sex, Not Her

Butterfly Bones - Heart

Telepathe - Devils Trident Big Pink

Augmented Reality Brings Tattoos to Life

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Welcome back from the weekend and happy belated Valentines Day my little tattoo lovers. My weekend consisted of errands and then laying on the couch due to my Boo not feeling well enough to celebrate this very important Hallmark holiday.

In some pretty cool tattoo news an Argentinian company, Think An App, has come up with a way to code a tattoo so that when seen on camera, a new animated form shows up. See the video below and maybe put your own music on because there is no sound.




Yes, the tattoo itself leaves much to be desired and the animated dragon could also use some work but this is just a demo. In fact, I'm not even positive the tattoo itself is permanent. But, when all is said and done, this is pretty cool - it's like every geek boy's fantasy come to life. Eventually I'm guessing they'll make technology so that your tattoo can battle the tattoo of the guy who just cut in front of you at the bar. Your tattoo might be so bold as to ask out the tattoo of the lovely lady you've had your eye on but have just been too shy to chat up. It's like real life Pokemon/Sims - but for your tattoo!!

What do you think - would you get one of these if they gussied up the technology? If so - what kind of animated character do you think you'd get? Mine, would easily be a rock starlet.

Skinhead Tattoos & The Douche with Many of Them

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Needles & Sins put up a very interesting post yesterday regarding skinheads their tattoos and more importantly, tattooing skinheads. The video below was attached and I'm sure you'll recognize the man with the abundance of neo-Nazi facial tattoos (as seen on WTF Mugshots).

The final still from this video is absolutely frightening.


Got Tattoo Questions? We've Got Answers

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Alright folks, now is the time to ask all of those tattoo questions you've had building up in your brains saved up for a rainy day (or a super snowy day, as is the case in Chicago today). My pal, Nick Colella, has been kind enough to field any questions you may have (within reason that might be able to be explained via the written word and sight unseen) about tattoos. This can be about after-care, design, cover-ups, positions (sexual and otherwise).

Now, think of those questions and either email me at thatssochubby (at) gmail (dot) com or leave them in the comments area. If you need some inspiration, listen to the new album from Local Natives, "Gorrila Manor".


Tattoo You: Tattoo Benefit for the Red Door Shelter

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Hey folks, there's another great tattoo fundraiser happening at Insight Studios (just remember to be very careful when you park and don't leave ANYTHING including your pornography laying out for people to steal).

February 20, 2010 - February 21, 2010
Now is the time for you to get the tattoo or piercing you've been thinking about! Insight Studios will donate all the money raised these two days to the animals at Red Door. Insight Studios [1062 N. Milwaukee, Chicago] does custom-designed work.For more info go to www.reddoorshelter.org or www.insightstudios.com

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The Tattooed Lady: Book Review

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Some of you may remember a post from a while back where I mention Amelia Klem Osterud's book, The Tattooed Lady. I was lucky enough to receive a copy and have had a hard time putting it down. In fact, I am a naturally slow reader, but it has taken me about four times as long to get through this gorgeous work because the pictures are fascinating to look at.

A book like this could have very easily been dry - simply relying on the images to move the reader along. Osterud does a great job of pairing imagery with words and takes the reader through the history of tattooed ladies (and the men behind them).

These are the Rosie the Riveters that I connect with and it's great to have their stories documented. Osterud will be signing copies of her book at Quimby's in Wicker Park, Friday, Feb. 19th, 7pm, (1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL) - I know a few of you will be in attendance along with me. Pick up a copy of the book for someone you love (or for yourself because hopefully you love yourself too). The photographs are great for the coffee table and the history (like how Winston Churchill's mother was herself tattooed) will give you great tidbits to be the life of any party.

Osterud was recently on a Ripley Radio (P)Oddcast - if you're interested in a good listen. 





It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Avatar Tattoo

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I'm truly shocked that it took this long to find someone with an Avatar tattoo. Don't fan-people usually go all out before the premiere?

I haven't seen the movie yet, I think I'll wait until I can see it from the comfort of my couch with my pajama pants on and a plentiful stash of whiskey to get me through the sea of blue.


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CTA Map Tattoo

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My fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Kevin, over at the CTA Tattler sent me a link to his post about a woman who - as a sign of devotion - got the CTA train map tattooed on the top of her foot.


His readers were a bit squeamish and the comments were mostly negative but I'm going to guess and hope anyone reading this blog would feel differently (mostly because I had the same idea to put elsewhere).

I hate feet with a passion, my pinky toe looks like a deformed baby carrot so there is no way I would ever get a foot tattoo. That being said, I think the design of the map and its colorful nature is a great way to show your love for Chicago. Let's be honest, I don't think there's anyone who actually LOVES the CTA. I have had more ridiculous experiences on there, and smelled enough human feces, puke and urine to last a lifetime. That being said, the CTA is a huge part of Chicago. People outside of Illinois know what the El is. 

For anyone who says, "She's stupid, those train lines have changed and will continue to change," eh, grow up. Things change. Anyone with an Elvis tattoo had to decide between fat and skinny Elvis. My guess is that most go for skinny but if we were paying attention to timelines everyone should have a fat Elvis tat. The point is, that map was accurate at the time she got it. Things change, but she'll always have a memory of what the system was like, and I really like that.

Alright people, what do you think? And does anyone know who this woman is? Her name hasn't been credited anywhere - she is simply known as the mysterious "CTA map on her foot woman". 

Around The Web - All Things Chicago

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Tanya from All Things Chicago  contacted me last week to give me some blog love and in the process, I took a gander at her url and caught some DOPE ASS Chicago tattoos that I am jealous of and might rip off as soon as I get some money in the bank.

She has the beginnings of a gallery devoted to Chicago tattoos including her own:

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That is some badass stuff right there. I love the crossbones combined with the skyline, what a great idea. When I asked about her tat and how she came up with her blog, this is what she had to say:

I moved to Chicago in 2001 from Miami... I'm a dedicated north-sider and have lived in Rogers Park for the past five years. I'm involved in photography and I freelanced for a couple music publications as both a photographer and a writer for several years. I have always had an affinity for tattoos and got my first one (Chinese zodiac) shortly after my 18th birthday. These days I have one complete half sleeve and one still in progress, a star on each shoulder, four small ankle/leg pieces, one on my foot, one small piece just below my neck on my back, and one on each wrist. I got my Chicago piece in 2004 at Tatu Tattoo by Rodney Taylor back when Bob Jones was piercing there. Bob opened Insight Studios in 2005 and I have been a loyal customer since. I started All Things Chicago back in November as a tribute to the city and the amazing people that live here. I'm constantly enamored of the city's history, beauty, and culture.

I currently have a poll up regarding fave tattoo shops... and I also have a contest up for a free subscription to ALARM which is an amazing art & music publication headquarted in Chicago.

Seriously folks, check out her site and if you've got a tattoo that features your love for Chicago, send it both of our ways, we'd love to see it.

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Needles and Sins has a nice post up about MLK-inspired tattoos

Download: Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (Filthy Dukes Remix)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Widow Wake My Mind
I Blame Coco (Feat Robyn) - Caesar (Diplo Remix)

Permanent Glasses - Guy Gets Frames Tattooed On Face

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I didn't really want to cover this one but so many people have been sending me links to the story that I just can't ignore it (even if it was just a publicity stunt for Ray Ban).



Yes, I totally think the guy is nuts for doing this...but, I kind of think he looks really cute (and thus I didn't want to admit this in a blog post). You have to admit though - out of all the facial tattoos out there, this one is probably the least offensive. 

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Apparently I Am A Deviant, You Probably Are Too

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So far, my girlfriend and two other friends passed along the following article from Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Johnson, "Body art and deviant behavior: Study finds link between multiple tattoos, piercings and trouble."

According to a study done at Texas Tech University: 

The correlation with deviant behavior came among the 4 percent of students who had four or more tattoos, seven or more piercings, or one "intimate piercing,"

I'm gonna go right ahead and tell you all right now, no piercings are getting near my no-no parts. I am apparently a badass, but that goes way beyond my comfort level when it comes to spreading my legs and letting a piercer get up close and personal with my feminine flower.

I do, however, have nine tattoos (and am looking to expand that empire). Sure, I may have cut off my mattress tag, not returned books to the library on time (or ever) and taken part in some illegal (but sometimes medically legal) substances - but I am not a hardcore eyeball-tattooing criminal. 

Let me just say this - if this study were true, it would be MUCH easier to put together more stupid tattoo mugshot photo galleries for us to point and laugh at. 

Thankfully, the article went on to quote Taylor Street Tattoo artist and owner Timothy Gooding. 

The people I see on a regular basis that get tattooed are some of the nicest, most well-mannered people. I see college kids, screaming, yelling, fighting on a regular basis. Those are not my kids.

I am virtually giving him three snaps up in Z-formation.

Inmates Tattooing Their Eyes To Be Unique

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I just started watching old episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer so it didn't creep me out too much when I saw the following video of some crafty inmates who have decided to tattoo their eyeballs.


These guys are really entertaining. When producers asked the man seen below why he did this, his response was, "It's not a question of why, it's why not." Hmm, I could list the reasons but it doesn't seem like he wants to hear them. 

Some real gems of this video? This dude's cell mate who tattooed his eyes blue because he thought "black would be too scary" and because his eyes are blue and he thought the dark blue and light blue would go well together. Sounds like he always had dreams of being an interior designer but his plans were thwarted as soon as he got convicted of attempted murder. See kids, follow your dreams, not your homicidal tendencies.


 

2009 Year In Review Tattoos

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I couldn't just let you get through New Year's Eve without a look back at some of what we went through this year. We've had our ups, we've had many downs but we made it, damn it! I wish you all a very safe, happy and healthy 2010. Oh, and here are a few music downloads to help keep you warm.

Burning Hearts - Iris
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
Animal Collective - My Girls
Royksopp ft. Robyn - The Girl And The Robot

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Sometimes Current TV Is Hilarious

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Hat tip to Sins & Needles. Thank goodness I don't have a butterfly tattoo.

Look What Momma Just Got In The Mail

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I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!! By the by, the author, Amelia Klem Osterud, will be at Quimby's on February 19th. I'll be speaking with her but suggest you all come out as well - should be a great time. Perhaps cocktails after?

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We See Your Grilled Cheese Tattoo Discount & Raise You A Hot Doug

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UPDATE!!! I have gotten verification from Doug over at Hot Doug's, and it's true! If you get their logo tattooed on yourself, you are entitled to free food for the rest of your life (though, he says, probably for the rest of Doug's life). As far as he knows, Doug thinks there are four people who currently have this design. If any of you read this blog, please hit me up!


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Grilled cheese aficionados in Ohio have something to celebrate these days - well as long as they are tattooed with the sandwich. Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood, OH is offering 25% off for any customer who has gotten the bread and cheese inked on their skin (No word on if there is an extra percentage off if you add things like tomatoes or bacon to the mix).

According to a Chicago Tribune reader/commenter, we've got our own opportunity to save money while enjoying one of the most-loved eateries in the city. Hot Doug's, one of the only hot dog and encased meat places that consistently has a ridiculous wait, has apparently promised free food for life to anyone who gets their logo inked on them.



I'm still waiting to hear verification back from Hot Doug's but I have a feeling there are plenty of Chicagoans who would be ready and willing to make this happen.

Check out some of these food tattoos - if you like these, take a look at the Yummy Tattoo website, they have a lot of great submissions.

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My Anger Over Covering Up A Neo-Nazi's Tattoos for Trial

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I am so freaking hungover today I don't know what to do with myself. Last night was our company holiday party and I made sure to give all of those free drinks a new home in my belly. There was a lot of dancing involved, more than my fair share of grossness on the cab ride home that I won't get into, and then a terrible feeling upon waking up.

Mind you, I was already in a pissy mood when I dragged my ass out of bed at 6 but then I flipped my shit upon reading about John Ditullio, a neo-Nazi on trial for one count of murder and two counts of attempted-murder, and the state of Florida paying someone to cover up some of his tattoos for his trial.




Florida's National Post reported the following:

Every morning this week, Florida murder suspect and neo-Nazi John Ditullio spent the hour before his trial in a $125 makeup session, paid for courtesy of the state.

Mr. Ditullio, a member of the American Nazi Party, has a swastika and "f---you" tattooed on his neck and a piece of barbed wire down the side of his face that he allegedly got in prison while awaiting trial.

But his defence successfully argued the tattoos could prejudice the jury at the trial in New Port Richey, Fla.

Trial Judge Michael Andrews ordered the state to pay for a cosmetologist to apply makeup before trial each day to cover up the tattoos on Mr. Ditullio's face and neck.

However, the judge ruled that any tattoos Mr. Ditullio had before his arrest should not be covered.

Jurors will, therefore, be able to see his tear drop tattoo.

This shithead got a swastika on his neck because he's proud of it so why not let the jury see who he is proud to be? The people of Florida, who need to be protected from this piece of filth, have to PAY for him to get them covered up by a professional makeup artist!!! I can't afford a $5 footlong from Subway most of the time, and this jackass gets to play makeup time for $125? Couldn't they have just gotten one of his neo-Nazi friends to slap some Aryan Nation toner on his face and call it a day?

My greatest issue with this, because I am sure there will be some prejudice for his tattoos, is that - he got them in order to show them off. You don't ask for someone to give you a tattoo on your face or neck, only to have it hidden under a bunch of Bobbi Brown toner and foundation. What they should've done, since they hired such a professional to do the work, is have them make him up in full on drag.

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We are in a spiraling economic shit-hole and THIS is what money is being spent on. What do you think? Am I being unfair (answer: no)?

Charitable Tattoo Holiday Giving

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A tattoo shop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is doing something pretty great this holiday season. We've all heard of the Toys for Tots program, but they've come up with a Toys for Tats campaign. If you bring in a toy worth $10 or more, they'll give you a certificate for 50% off your next tattoo. That is a really sweet deal and incredibly generous. If you happen to be visiting the South Dakota area for any reason (though I can't think of any reason to go there unless you are dragged), make sure you stop by the shop with a toy in hand and a design ready to go.



Sure, they're not in Chicago but I think it goes without saying that these folks deserve some attention. 

Casting Call for Tattoo Cover-Ups

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The Elite casting network is currently casting people for a new reality show. Who do they need? People in dire need of tattoo cover-ups. Contact those fools for information.

And now because I can't stand having such an empty blog post, here's a video from the Tiger Rose Tattoo and Music Festival:

Tattoo Pain Chart

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Please forgive me for what you are about to see (I can't stop staring at his junk for some reason). Out of everything I've gotten done, I can say that this chart is pretty accurate, so take note for when you plan out your next tattoo.



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Saturday Night Live Does Tattoo Removal

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I have an internet crush on everyone over at the Needles and Sins Tattoo Blog. Why? Because they remind me of things like the following Saturday Night Live commercial from about 6 years back.

Paul over at Tattoo Factory would be pissed at them for targeting the lower back area, since it's a perfectly sexy spot for a woman to get inked, but it's still damn funny (and will most likely be what my lower back looks like when I'm 60.

The tingling means it's working!



Freaks & Flash Presents 3 Tattoo Shorts

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Welcome back from the weekend everybody! I had my best friend's wedding this weekend which was entirely too much fun (if there is such a thing as too much fun). I even got my nails done for the occasion, which is scarier to me than getting a tattoo.

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In some exciting tattoo news, the Intuit arts center has been hosting a fantastic exhibit- Freaks & Flash since September and it will be open through January 9th! Coming up December 3rd, the exhibit will host a series of three short films all about tattoo culture:

An evening of three short films related to tattoo history and culture: 'Stoney Knows How' (1981), by Alan Govenar and Bruce "Pacho" Lane, 29 minutes; 'Tattooed Lady of Riverview' by Tom Palazzolo, 14 minutes; and 'Fullsuit: A Portrait of Blu-Bak' (1991), by Kapra Fleming. There will be a Q&A session with filmmakers, Tom Palazzolo and Kapra Fleming. Kapra will also be sharing an additional short film on Blu-Bak and Amelia Klem Osterud will be on hand to sign copies of her new book 'The Tattooed Lady: A History' (available for purchase in the gift shop).
I've heard that Amelia's book is one of the best tattoo publications to ever be printed (and it's on my Amazon wish list in case anyone wants to know what to get me for Hanukkah). The show starts at 6pm and I'll be there for sure.

Tattoo Advice from Experts

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Some great advice for anyone looking to get their first tattoo.










Badass Science Tattoos

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Long gone are the days when getting a tattoo meant you were a biker or a gangbanger. These days, almost everyone's got them, even scientists or people who aren't scientists but still enjoy science! Me, I am a geek-lovah, so when I came across Carl Zimmer's blog on the Discover website I felt like a 12 year old girl at a Jonas Brothers concert.

The tattoos range from biology to archeology to technology and all of them are interesting. A huge thanks goes out to Mr. Zimmer for letting me use a sampling of the great art. Make sure you check out his blog and the entire photo gallery.

I also came across another great blog, Talk Like a Physicist. Every Tuesday, they put up a new physics-related tattoo. They are huge fans of pi.

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Tattooed Fort Hood Soldiers Featured in Doc

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Tattooed Under Fire is a documentary that follows the lives of soldiers either bound for Iraq or just coming home from combat. In some sad news, it appears as though some of the soldiers in the Fort Hood tragedy were among those featured. Thanks for the heads up Needles and Sins!

Scary Tattoos: File Under Good, Bad, Ugly

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'Tis the season and the ghouls will be taking over our town (and most likely my proper drinking judgement). The following folks have lent their skin to celebrating Halloween and all things horror - FOREVER. I am the biggest wuss when it comes to scary movies. My over-active imagination followed by sleepless nights does not make horror-flick watching a possibility for me. I will, however, look at the ink inspired by these flicks.

These are just a handful, there are tons more. If you have any you want to share with the Fresh Ink world, send em over to me. Without further ado - HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!

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Pretty sure Michael Meyers was the first to make me pee the bed at night.

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I love love love this movie
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This creeps me out to no end
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Look closely, his eyelids are tattooed with fucking EYES! Creepy!

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PETA really needs to go after this guy

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I kind of love this one
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Fantastic, though the tribal element detracts from it
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Amazing detail in this one
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This guy's pores are really scary too
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This reminds me, I need to pick up some sewing materials
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Another great one. She's a total fox.
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Franken Tat


Can we stop with the Saw movies now?
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Linda Blair, not in one of her finer moments. This one will give me nightmares later.
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Breaking Celebrity Tattoo Dumbassery

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Oy, Pete Wentz, I've tried so hard to like you and be fair. I'm sure you're a great guy - and I really did love you in guyliner. Your decision to get a tat of Cobra Starship frontman Gabriel Saporta on your forearm gives me no choice but to bitch slap you in the blog. (UPDATE: it has been pointed out to me that this dainty little body part you see before you is actually his LEG. I didn't realize they got so little - and now I am even more upset)

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He of course took to his twitter account to document the evening's events:

my head hurts. i was buzzed lightyear last night. followed thru on a gentlemens bet w/@gabrielsaporta now i have 1 more bad tattoo.my brain needs to stop kicking my eyeballs in the face. it makes sense in my head.


Really Pete? Fucking Cobra Starship? That's the best you could do? I don't care how big of a bromance you have with Gabriel, you don't get his mug on your forearm - that's where you put a shark with sunglasses drinking a can of beer.

I can't wait for Bronx to get older and wonder how Gabe got a tat on your bod before he did.

Derrick Rose Tattooed Poohdini

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Just last week Derrick Rose was being nominated as one of Chicago's sexiest athletes by Victoria's Secret model Marissa Miller. Well, I'd like to nominate him as one of the most adorable. Why? Because the nickname his grandma gave him is "Pooh" and he got "Poohdini" tattooed on his shoulder (good call on adding the "dini").

In his interview with Tattoo U, he goes over all nine of his tats and eventhough it sounds like he popped an Ambian a few hours before shooting the video, I just want to reach through the screen and pinch his cheeks.

Breaking News In Kardashian Tat Land

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Music + whiskey + tattoos= me

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been together for only a few months but they've got permanent reminders of each other for all eternity now. The recently married couple got each other's initials inked into the web of their right hands.

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KK - or now, KO  (according to his tat) took to her blog to say this:

Saturday night Lamar and I were eating at Sunset Plaza and I just said, "Let's go to Tattoo Mania! I want a tattoo!" I think the best tattoo experiences are the spontaneous ones, because that way you are not only left with the tattoo, but an amazing memory to go along with it!

Perhaps it's my own permanent reminder of a failed relationship that makes me want to scream in slo-mo "Noooooooooooooooooooooooo" but I'm not a huge fan of getting your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/live-in-lover's initials anywhere on your body. That being said, I will never cover up the one I've got - since it is a reminder of a very important time in my life even if it didn't turn out the way I had planned.

I wish Khloe and Lamar the best, even if I had no clue who they were just a few short months ago. It was only very recently, during a bout with a cold that wouldn't go away when I was left with nothing else to watch on TV and caught a marathon of Kiim and Khloe Take Miami. Khloe is by far my favorite Kardashian  (and Odom).

She has turned me into a believer. A believer of what, I'm not sure, but I have such a soft spot in my heart for bitches, and she's fantastic.




The Best of The Worst Tattoos in Mugshots

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It's Friday ya'all and that means my brain is already on a three day vacation. All I want to do today is look at funny pictures, think about my party plans for the weekend and anticipate the hangover brunch I'll be having once or twice in the next couple days.

In this week's fun post, I give you the tattoos of people who apparently make a lot of bad decisions in life. They've all gotten arrested and they've all gotten some amazingly bad ink. Have a badass weekend everyone...and stay out of jail. Enjoy:

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Desperately Seeking Jesus LOL

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If you've been to a tattoo shop, you've more than likely seen the following tat flash:

Jesus LOL

It's like Barry Gibb dressed as Jesus (or visa versa) and was having the time of his life, just waiting there, doing the hand jive, anticipating the moment when you would walk in the door and have his image permanently marked on your body.

I remember the first time I saw this image. I was at a shop in Gainesville, Florida and picked up a tattoo souvenir of my favorite punctuation marks (I am such a nerd!!). I couldn't get over what a fantastically weird tattoo idea this was. I've seen many religious tattoos before, and some are quite beautiful. But this - this is some other beautiful animal.

I've made it my business to ask every artist I speak to if they've ever known anyone to get this tattoo. All of them say no. And yet, I know they exist because it's available everywhere.  So, I'd like for us all to play a game of "Where's Jesus LOL?" (similar to Where's Waldo but much harder).

If you know someone who has this, please get in touch or tell them to get in touch with me.

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Sometimes Ugly Tattoos Happen

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I've seen some pretty bad tats in my day - the one that never got finished because it was too painful, the cartoon shark holding a beer can and the occasional misspelling. Never have I seen anything quite as bad as what the folks over at UgliestTattoos.com have come across.

I'm talking upside-down bacon cross:



As a Jewish vegetarian I'm not really sure what to feel about this. It's funny to me - but I'd assume others might find it offensive?

There is also...get this...proof of a 2 Girls 1 Cup tattoo. The fact that a video like this is even available on the internet is enough, but to have it permanently marked on your skin? I think they should start making people bring in a psych evaluation before some of these tats are inked.

Have you seen any bad ink around the city? Do you have an absurd tattoo that you find hysterical but other people think you're a nutjob? Get in touch!

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