Thursday, 30 August 2012

Harry Styles’ tattoo artist speaks out

Harry Styles
One Direction’s Harry Styles is adding to his collection of ink. The teen heartthrob’s new tattoo caught fans' attention in Kent over the weekend, as the boy band filmed a new wet and wild video for their single, “Live while We’re Young”. Harry got a little too wet and wild, accidentally debuting the fresh body art before it is even close to being finished. Words—or were they numbers—showed through the soggy tee shirt plastered to his body. He meant to wait, but his stylist says he doesn’t care.
“I’m doing him a half sleeve,” his tattoo artist, Kevin Paul recently said and Daily Mail reports. A half sleeve? That means all the way to the elbow. So far, the singer has what looks like one large-font word, which appeared to onlookers to be sitting atop Harry Styles’ collarbone.
Not so, says Kevin Paul. The One Direction star’s new ink is actually on his arm. “There's nothing on his collarbone, it's at the top of the arm to begin the sleeve.” Well, it was always hard to see clearly through a wet tee shirt.
“We’re doing that now,” Paul goes on, “so over the next week or two I’m gonna draw that up, send him the pictures over, and then I’ll go back down and start it up.” Okay, that’s clear enough.
Harry Styles already has a number of tattoos, which are said to commemorate major events in his life. The start of One Direction? His X-Factor appearance? Fans will just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hot celebrity tattoos

Lana Del Rey has built up quite a collection of tattoos but when we saw this pic of her modelling for car brand Jaguar we were intrigued to know what these matching hand tatts were all about! On her right hand she has the words: 'Trust no one' which is a bit odd if you ask us but then she cheers things up on her left with the word 'Paradise'. Yeah, we don't geddit either, but it looks good!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Most Controversial Celebrity Tattoos

Gone are the days when sporting a new hairstyle or a complete makeover worked wonders for celebrities. These days, getting inked has become a trend among celebrities. After seeing the recent celebrity Priyanka Chopra getting inked, we have to talk about celebrity tattoos. While few celebs like Sanjay Dutt and Esha Deol played it safe, there are many celebrities who created controversies through their tattoos. Lets have a look at it.
Deepika Padukone: The beautiful actress had a very open affair with Bollywood heart throb and co actor, Ranbir Kapoor. The lovebirds were the topic of gossip in the tinsel town. But, after a sudden break up, the couple moved on. But, Deepika created a controversy with her tattoo. Deepika inked a tattoo on her neck that showed initials of her boyfriend RK (Ranbir Kapoor). Even after the break up, Deepika decided to stay inked with the tattoo of her ex boyfriend.
Most Controversial Celebrity Tattoos

Mandira Bedi: This gorgeous celebrity rose to sudden fame while anchoring world cup. The deep neck blouses and a clear view of cleavage made Mandira Bedi a known name in the nation (especially cricket fans). The celebrity inked a controversial tattoo on her back. She inked a Sikh religious symbol tattoo on her back. Mandira flaunted the tattoo on the ramp and landed up in a thick controversy. The tattoo ‘Ekom Kar" (God is one) are the first words of the Holy Sikh scripture, the Granth Sahib. The Sikh community has asked her apology for the anti-Sikh action. Her another controversial tattoo is the Tibetan Om (Buddhist symbol) that landed her in a deep controversy. People burned effigies of the vivacious anchor for getting such religious things inked in lower waist.
Saif Ali Khan: The royal Nawab of Pataudi suddenly captured all the paparazzi when he sported a new tattoo on his hand. After the most controversial break up of Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan showed off his new tattoo that named 'Kareena' in Hindi. Saif Ali Khan was married to Amrita Singh and has 2 children from her. After the controversial tattoo of the celebrity was clicked by the media, the couple (Saif and Kareena) became the more famous lovebirds in the tinsel town.
Nayantara: The gorgeous Kollywood actress inked the name of her much hyped relationship with choreographer turned actor and director, Prabhu Deva. After her break up with Silambarasan (Simbhu), Nayantara was getting linked with Prabhu Deva. The much hyped relationship with Prabhu was proved when she got a tattoo of his name, just to prove her loyalty and the fact of their relationship. Prabhu Deva is written in English and Tamil on her hand a little above the wrist.
These are few controversial celebrity tattoos. Do you know any other?

Monday, 13 August 2012


On August 9, Bobbi Kristina and her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, honored Whitney Houston's 49th birthday by getting the late singer's initials tattooed on their wrists with four doves surrounding the letters WH.
The 19-year-old Brown also tweeted voraciously about Whitney who passed away on February 11 the night before the Grammys 2012. Her body was found at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
One of Bobbi's social media shadings said about her late mother said, "Once it hits 12 am mommy it's your birthday & I am going2celebrate it2thee fullest! Bc YOU deserve it damn it, YOU deaerveNothingburtheBEST! [sic]"
The young woman also talked about her trip to a tattoo parlor with boyfriend Nick Gordon where the pair got their matching tattoos. She mentioned in the tweet that this particular inking was being taped for her reality show so in the future everyone who wants to can watch as the teen and her partner undergo the sometimes painful process.
Bobbi Kristina Brown also asked that Whitney Houston be a trending topic in honor of the much beloved singers 49th birthday. Ironicially, as of this writing, her mom's name is not trending but her daughter's name is.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Idol’s Kellie Pickler has Ink

While some of us may only know her as “the girl we thought was named ‘Pickles’ on American Idol”, Kellie Pickler is actually quite the performer. Don’t believe us? Well then ask any of the men and woman of the United States military who she’s performed for during her USO tours and they’ll tell you the hard way. To commemorate her time abroad entertaining the troops, the “Best Days of Your Life” and “I Wonder” singer has gotten a group of stars tattooed on her left arm (although she admits that she’s currently two short).
However, those aren’t the only tattoos the Idol loser turned successful country artist has, she also has “Prayer” inked on her right wrist, and a few more pieces of ink on her feet. Her feet tattoos are a heart outline, the word “Forgive”, and the name “Kaye”. The last oneis her grandmother’s name, and is of special significance. Pickler was raised by her grandmother, and knew that while she was alive she hated tattoos; so of course she honored her by getting one of her name.
It’s an adorable bit of defiance and love that makes us all smile a little bit more than usual when we think about it. All of Kellie’s ink looks nice on her, and none of it is overdone or too big. We always question the idea of multiple foot tattoos just because we think it’s a weird spot to get inked, but that’s just a matter of opinion. Overall, we approve of the ink she’s had done, and we especially approve of why she’s had it done!

Lady Gaga Joins The Tat Pack With Tattoo Confirming Name Of New Album 'ARTPOP'

Tattoos are everywhere at the moment. From One Direction cutie Harry Styles' tiny 'A' thought to be dedicated to his mum Anne (bless) to Megan Fox's portrait of Marilyn Monroe, you'd be hard pushed to find an ink free celebrity. Always willing to take a trend to extremes, it seems Lady Gaga is even using tattoos to make official announcements to her fans. The singer, who already had nine tats tweeted a photo of herself with number ten on Friday alongside the message 'new ink new album.'

So now, via the medium of body art we know that the follow up to Gaga'a Born This Way, which she promises will be in shops before next spring is titled 'ARTPOP'. Later the platinum blonde star demanded 'make sure when writing about my new album/project ARTPOP that you CAPITALIZE the title.' Don’t worry Gaga, we've taken note!
She also added the mysterious message 'we could/we could/belong together. ARTPOP', which her Little Monsters have unanimously decided must be lyrics from the upcoming LP.
Gaga isn't the only celebrity who has unveiled a new tattoo design with a message recently. Russell Brand has been spotted out in LA with 'Lord, make me a channel of thy peace' inked on his arm. The religious passage is found in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions book and is adapted from the Catholic Prayer of Saint Francis. Russell can be seen on BBC Three later this month discussing his battle with drugs and alcohol in the documentary Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Pinoy Celebrity Tattoos

(SPOT.ph) The art of tattooing is a centuries-old one, with tattoos on one’s body symbolizing strength, faith and sometimes the struggles of a man (or woman)’s life. The practice has been passed down through generations, where the traditional purpose and meaning of tattoos have been elevated by colors and designs that vary in ways that our ancestors could only dream of.

Which of today's celebs have taken to getting tattooed? Check out their ink below.

The Quizons, particularly Vandolph, Boy2 and Zia

As far as we know, these tributes to their patriarch began as a birthday gift. But when Dolphy was rushed to the hospital, more of the boys decided to forever mark Dolpy on their skins. Tattoo artist Jaime Tud was asked to come to Dolphy’s wake especially to ink some of the man’s progeny. Props go to Vandolph and Boy2 for choosing a solemn image of Dolphy praying. Zia opted to have her first tattoo on the back of her neck, a seal with the initials RVQ for Rodolfo Vera Quizon.
Photos from Jaime Tud

Angel Locsin
We’ve seen Angel showing off her tats for Rogue magazine, displaying what looks like three Chinese characters on her small of her back. Lately she’s been sporting a couple of wrist tattoos, which fans tell us are Hebrew characters that mean ‘always have and always will.’ Hmmm. Could her current boyfriend Phil Younghusband have anything to do with that?

Jim Paredes
We have to say, we were a little surprised to find that APO Hiking Society singer Jim Paredes had a tattoo, although it is very awesome that he does. He describes his fox and guitar tattoo as a “symbol of music and zen.” He credits the initial guitar design to his daughter, Ala Paredes, and the floral enhancements to Totoy of Sin City Tattoos.
Photo from Pep.ph and Jim Paredes

Maggie Wilson
When we said that tattoos had plenty of symbolized meanings, we were actually thinking about Maggie’s. The model/actress wasn’t shy to share where she’s gotten inked. "I've got a Celtic cross on my neck representing my Scottish heritage,” she tells us. “My name in Arabic with my own handwriting is on the side of my right tummy, an ambigram of my husband’s name ‘Victor’ and ‘my love’, 2 Kois on either side of my pelvis; 1 representing water surrounded in fire and the other fire surrounded by water.”  The Koi fish are symbolic as Maggie’s zodiac sign is Pisces. As for the location of the ambigram, you can see that on her left hip.

Charice Pempengco
To say that Charice underwent a recent transformation is a bit of an understatement. The Youtube sensation cut off her dark locks and traded them in for dirty blonde streaks and sported a tattoo at a press conference for Pinoy X Factor. In this photo from Pep.ph, you can see that the tattoo on her right arm says ‘Love Eternally’ with the symbol for infinity in between.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tiffany Tattooz Limited Edition Etched Sunglass Collection

It seems like sky’s the limit when it comes to the career of Tiffany Perez, aka “TIFFANY TATTOOZ.” In only four short years of picking up a tattoo machine, she has become a seasoned tattoo artist, graced the pages of Urban Ink Magazine, created a solid celebrity clientele, made television appearances in both commercials and competitions and is now ready to introduce her very own Limited Edition Etched Sunglass Collection in August of 2012.
Her ongoing success soon captured the attention of Co-Owner and President of  “Vaunt LLC,” Damon Wong. “Vaunt LLC” is a company that specializes in polymide graphing. Polymide graphing is a technique that utilizes a high speed needle which enables it to etch on hard surfaces. Computer programming controls the image being produced. This technique can be considered very similar to the way a tattoo machine is used on a person’s skin.
After a formal introduction, they began collaborating and the rest is history. Shortly after, some of Tiffany’s most prominent and attractive designs slowly began coming to life as they were etched on the lenses of her sunglass line.
With an already successful career as a professional tattoo artist and one of a kind technology in her corner, makes this Jersey girl a force to be reckoned with.