Back in the 90′s , the only celebrity note worthy enough to create buzz as a result of the tattoos he had was Dennis Rodman. Sure there were the rock stars, and of course the infamous Red Hot Chilli Peppers and their notorious tribal tattoos (which sparked one of the worst fashion trends of that era, as men began to get HORRIBLE tribal tattoos across their upper arms all over the country). But other than that, no one really paid attention to tattoos.
For those too young to recall, Dennis Rodman was the power forward of the Chicago Bulls back in the day. He played alongside of someone you may have heard of. I’ll give you a hint. His first name begins with the letter M, and the last the letter J. (Micheal Jordan, for those still scratching their heads) There are endless photos and posters showcasing the myriad of tattoos that Rodman adorned, as he smashed elbows into the sides of his competitors on the NBA courts. He was a tattoo pioneer, and a celebrity on and off the court who help propel tattoos into the mainstream.
Nowadays, tattoos and celebrities go hand in hand. So much so that it is hard to keep up with the new tattoos and tattoo designs people in Hollywood are getting. It has created a tattoo sub-culture, which now infiltrates everyday life. Tattoo magazines are even considered high fashion in some settings, with tattoo models in high demand. Tattoo reality shows are all the rave, featuring the tattoo design and tattooing prowess of now well known tattoo artists such as LA inks’ Kat Von D, Miami Inks’ Ami James and Chris Nunez, and Chris Garver.
Those tattoo shows spawned even more demand for hot tattoo designs and more tattoo shows, which eventually gave birth to Ink Masters.
Nunez is also a judge of this tattoo show. The winner of the first season, Shane Oneil has now become a household name in tattoos. It wasn’t but 5 years ago that we approached Shane about opening a tattoo shop on Staten Island as our partner. As it turned out that didn’t happen. However Shane can be seen on occasion tattooing out of the Bullseye Tattoos Shop as a guest.
In addition to the reality shows, well known actors and caresses are getting tattoos. Various tattoo designs can be found on actresses such as Jessica Alba, Lindsey Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, Alyssa Milano, Charlize Theron, just to name a few.
Some examples of actors who have tattoos are Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell. The tattoo designs which each of them have chosen is quite interesting. Colin Farrell for instance has a large Indian tribal tattoo with what appears to be a blue marlin come out of the top. Brad pitt has what seems like doodles tattooed on his back. I think they were done as drawing by his wife, but no real proof of this. Johhny depp has quite a few tattoo designs. The tattoos include a skull tattoo, (more specifically skull and bones) a “rook” tattoo based on an old card game, a skeleton key tattoo design, a crow tattoo, three heart tattoo designs, just to name some of them. Obviously he likes his tattoos!
The most impressive tattoos in my opinion can be found on Sly Stallone. What started out as one tattoo design has now become full sleeves, and tattoos covering his upper body and shoulders. But the tattoo designs are not just intricate and colorful, but very well executed. I believe he got some work at the MD tattoo studio recently, and this stuff is killer! His skull tattoo on his left shoulder is beautifully rendered. By far, in terms of tattoo design taste, and tattoos overall, Sly is my pick for tattoos on a celebrity. At 66, he is STILL getting tattoos and I believe we haven’t seen his last tattoo for some time. He still has plenty of canvas space on his body for more tattoos.
So as you can see, we have come a LONG way since we first started seeing Dennis Rodman walk red carpets covered in various tattoo designs and tattoos. I have a feeling tattoos will be around for some time in Hollywood. And the tattoo designs each celebrity chooses in the future, will give us another reason to gawk, comment, or speculate on how awesome the new tattoo is, or perhaps simply ask, “What were you thinking!” Until next time, good luck with searching for your tattoo design!
Jack J is very passionate about tatoo designs and loves to share tips about making the right choice at the tattoo parlor.
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Prepare your mind, body and skin before getting a tattoo.
Thinking about getting a tattoo? Before you sit down in the artist’s chair, make sure you’ve carefully planned it. Getting a tattoo on a whim is a bad idea. Like any major decisions in life, forward thinking is essential before permanently placing a major piece of art on your body.
A few weeks before you plan to get a tattoo, do extensive research on a variety of designs. Decide which one is best for you and do some more thinking. It’s very important for you to be absolutely sure about the type of tattoo you’re going to get.
Once you’ve found your ideal tattoo design, choose a sample rendition that the tattoo artist can easily copy. If you cannot find a suitable one, visit the tattoo parlor a few days ahead of your scheduled appointment to let him know about your ideal tattoo design. This will give him ample time to draw up a sample for you to inspect.
The quality of the sample is very important when planning for the perfect tattoo. A poorly drawn sample will lead to a poorly designed tattoo.
Be Prepared Mentally and Physically
While many folks may not realize it, being ready mentally and physically for your tattoo appointment is very important. Follow these guidelines the day before your tattoo appointment:
- If you’re sick or recovering from any type of illness, wait to get a tattoo until you feel at your peak.
- Don’t get a tattoo if you’re pregnant.
- Don’t drink alcohol on the night before to your tattoo appointment. Drinking can thin your blood, leading to excessive bleeding during the tattoo process and a prolonged healing period. Some medications can cause this problem as well. Common medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin can make you bleed too much.
- The night before your tattoo appointment is very important. Make sure you get enough sleep and eat a healthy, balanced meal for dinner and for breakfast the following morning.
- Increased sleep means less stress. Stress can lead to complications during the tattooing process. Besides getting enough sleep during the previous night, make sure you don’t over-exert yourself on the day of your appointment. Come into the tattoo parlor as relaxed as possible.
Prepare Your Skin
Most people don’t think about the importance of having healthy, prepared skin before getting a tattoo. By taking good care of your skin ahead of time, you set yourself up for a faster healing process:
Two weeks before your tattoo appointment, use an organic body scrub product to remove any dead skin cells that may cause complications during the tattooing session.
Keep yourself hydrated during the days leading up to your tattoo appointment. Drink plenty of water every day and avoid large amounts of alcohol. Body lotion will also help you keep skin hydrated. This makes the process easier for both you and the tattoo artist.
Jessica Bosari writes about skin care and tattoo topics for New Look Tattoo Removal in Houston, Tx.
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1. Tattoo Hearth Image
Here’s your chance to prove it.
A true love Tattoo is a relatively safe procedure thanks to years of uncompromising research. The operation takes less than 3 hours from choice of tattoo until you have a polaroid proof in hand, however, they strongly sugest that you bring someone to escort you home after surgery.
The team is highly professional and fully educated, so far, they have performed over 500 successful operations without any major complications. They provide a wide range of styles from old school to Japanese. You choose the art, they put it on your heart.
Some questions and answers of this:
Q: Does the ink fade with time?
A: There are case studies indicating that falling out of love may have a slight fading effect on the ink, apart from that, this baby is for life.
Q: Can i still be a heart donor?
A: Yes, you can. However, be aware that research suggest that the new owner of your heart tend to get an unexplainable crush on the person whose name is tattooed on the heart.
Q: How will i prove to my loved one that i hounered him or her with a true love tattoo?
A: You will recieve one polaroid picture of your tattoo on place, and also a video recording of the whole procedure. By the way, this video comes with a great soundtrack from new amazing rock band “Vikunja”.
Q: Is it dangerous?
A: It’s not totally safe, but remember, it can be even more dangerous not to express true love.
Q: How long does it take?
A: It depends on the art work. big hearted patients tend to take longer.
Q: Is it dangerous if i have a high blood pressure?
A: On the contrary, it make the colours shine brighter.
Do not get a tattoo if you have a weak heart, are ink intollerant or if you’re not sure you’re really in love. avoid getting a tattoo if you have a newly broken heart. Let it heal for at least 3 months. Laser erase surgery is available but not recommended. They also supply a special divorce discount if you can prove your partner cheated on you. In some cases they recomend you to cover up your old tattoo with a new one, they are especially skilled in making football team crests. This satisfaction cost about 9 000$ to 12 000$ depending on difficulity of tattoo.
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