Tattoo Machines: Tattoos and Celebrity Tattooist Artists

March 17th, 2012 -- Posted in Celebrity Tattoos | No Comments »

The perception of tattoos has come a long way in recent years. From less than salubrious origins in the murky ports and back alleys of another time and place via motorbike gangs and prisoners in cells using homemade tattoo machines, today the tattoo is virtually gleaming with respectability as everyone and your bank manager has one.

Perhaps we have the rise of celebrity culture to thank for this; as more and more actors, singers, reality TV stars and assorted wannabes try and make their mark in the increasingly crowded world of people we aspire to be and love to hate; the ubiquity of inked skin is becoming less shocking with the publication of every gossip magazine.

But for every reality TV ‘star’ and his clichéd arm band or her ‘tramp stamp’ there are a dozen proper old school tattoo aficionados who are keeping it real with their rock ‘n’ roll ink.

And what of the artists who are responsible for these works of art? These days some tattoo artists could give some of their clients a run for their money in the notoriety and fame stakes. Take Jonathan Shaw who opened NYC’s first store front, public tattoo studio, Fun City Tattoo in 1991, and who not only counted Iggy Pop, Dee Dee Ramone, Marilyn Manson, The Cure and Johnny Depp amongst his clients but was ALSO was an understudy of the great Charles Bukowski whom he met whilst writing for the Los Angeles Free Press. It doesn’t come much more rock and roll than that.

Then we have Henk Schiffmacher, a Dutch artist, who Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers once described as “an underground philosopher, artist, Hell’s Angel associate, booze hound, drug hound, girl hound, an absolute rapscallion of Dutch proportions”. High praise indeed!

One of the most famous tattoo studios is arguably Hollywood’s Sunset Strip Tattoo. Axel Rose even wore one of their t-shirts in the video for Sweet Child o’ Mine and Paul Timmans who works there has inked a mixed bag of stars including Rob Zombie, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie and Pamela Anderson.

Finally, no list of celebrity tattoo artists would be complete without mentioning one of the most famous tattooed women in the world right now: Kat von D is every bit as well known as some of the people she inks her black and grey portraits on to. Still in her 20’s von D currently stars in LA Ink, the reality TV show which follows the day to day running of her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo. Counting the Jackass boys, porn star Jenna Jameson and members of Green Day, Metallica and Slayer as clients, von D has also had 2 books in the New York Times best seller list and fronts a make-up line for cosmetic giant Sephora. Consistently dividing people as to whether she’s a sell out or a genius, there is no doubting whichever side of the fence you fall on that von D is a bona fide and thoroughly modern celebrity tattoo artist.

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Celebrity Tattoos: Ashlee Simpson Wentz

March 15th, 2012 -- Posted in Celebrity Tattoos | No Comments »

Article by Ashley Ford

At first glance Ashlee Simposon Wentz doesn’t really look like someone that would have a tattoo or six for that matter. Well in case you didn’t know Ashlee has at least six tattoos. This just goes to show that anyone can sport a tattoo and people not even notice, that is if they are tastefully done and they are small. Which most of Ashlee’s tattoos are small.

Here’s a list of Ashlee’s tattoos:

1. Love on her left wrist.

2. A star on her right wrist, which was later covered up by a big red rose with green leaves, that looks rather out of place.

3. Two small cherries on her heel.

4. The number three written under the word LOVE on her right wrist.

5. A peace sign on her middle right finger.

6. An unidentified red tattoo on her inner left ring finger.

Ashlee shared with everyone what her first and second tattoo was:

“The first tattoo I got was a star and I got that with a few of my best friends. I have that one when I finished my first record and I have ‘LOVE’ on my other hand when I finished my second record.”

Just in case you are wondering if Ashlee has any plans on getting any more tattoos in the near future, the answer to that question is yes. Ashlee wanted to get a tattoo that showed Pete how much she loved him and how proud she to be his wife. But since she unexpectedly got pregnant she is having to wait on adding another tattoo to her body. Apparently, Ashlee is planning on getting “ASW” tattooed on her shoulder. Which may or may not be such a good idea. After all marriages in Hollywood only last a few years.

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Celebrity Tattoos: Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie has several tattoos of her own nine to be exact. Back in 2005 Nicole held the number two spot on a list of the Top 25 Tattooed Celebrities, as you can guess the heavily tattooed but lovely none the less Angelina Jolie came in at number one.

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Celebrity Dads With Tattoos

March 14th, 2012 -- Posted in Celebrity Tattoos | No Comments »

Tattoos have always been a kind of taboo subject for some because they just don’t understand the whole tattoo thing. With that being said it is a little more society friendly for a man to have a tattoo. Maybe it has to do with the fact that back in the 50’s and 60’s men were basically the only ones who had tattoos. That doesn’t mean some women did, but if they did they kept it quite. However, tattoos were still not expect unless you were in the service or a sailor even then they were still looked down upon because back in those says criminals, greasers and men who were up to know good had tattoos. Things have changed greatly over time but tattoos are still looked down upon. Maybe some with change their mind when they realize these celebrity dads have several tattoos of their own.

1. Johnny Depp- who seems to get better with age has at least 13 tattoos, one for each of this children, one of his mother”s name.

However, he has not yet gotten Vanessa’s name tattooed on her. He must have learned his lesson from the Winona days.

2. David Beckham- the sexy soccer star has nearly half his body covered in tattoos. He has all threes son’ names tattooed on him along with wife Victoria’s.

3. Eminem- the outrageous rapper has several tattoos all over his body including a very cute portrait of daughter Hailie.

4. Sylvester Stallone -has a portrait of wife, Jennifer Flavin, is tattooed on his right shoulder and bicep, he also has three roses representing their daughters.

5. Kobe Bryant – has his wife and daughter’s name on his left arm.

6. Tommy Lee – literally has more than half his body covered in tattoos. Tommy has even admitted he has lost count of how many tattoos he has.


Lebron James – His first son’s one-year old image is tattooed on the inside of his left arm and later got his mother’s name, Gloria, on his right shoulder. When his second son was born, he had his name (Bryce Maximus) on his left forearm.

8. Mark Wahlberg- has a total of four tattoos some that he regrets.

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There are some pretty cool celebrity tattoos out there that you might want to consider getting inked if you’re looking for tattoo design ideas. Generally celebrity tattoos can be cheesy choices, but there are some exceptions.

1. Bob Marley tattoo (Mark Wahlberg)
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2. Child’s name or Child’s design (Johnny Depp)
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3. Cross Tattoos (Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, and more)
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4. Cobra on Stomach (Snake Plisken played by Kurt Russell)
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Celebrity Tattoos: Megan Fox’ Joy and Pain

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Megan Fox was elected the most beautiful woman in the world for two years in a row. As a tattoo artist I cannot think of a better canvas for my creations. Unfortunately I wasn’t the lucky guy who tattooed Megan Fox’ skin. She is just 22 years old but she has already got 8 tattoos. Some of them could be considered quite silly, some other are quite interesting indeed. A tribal tattoo on her left wrist shows two waves in a circular pattern (some kind of Yin and Yang style) representing her love for surfing. Megan once revealed her tattooist was drunk the day she got that tattoo. She also admitted she never really liked the way it came out, but she hasn’t got rid of it yet. Her second tattoo represents her love to her boyfriend Brian Austin Green. They have actually broken up a few times during the last years, but they are still together and, according to the latest rumours, they currently are in couple’s counselling. A big Marilyn portrait is visible on her right forearm. A star and a crescent moon are tattooed on Megan’s right ankle. A romantic sentence that covers her whole left side says: “There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her heart”. Another little black tattoo, a Chinese symbol of strength, is inked on the back of her neck. But the most interesting among Megan Fox tattoos is a line from Shakespeare’s masterpiece “King Lear” tattooed on her back; it says: “We will all laugh at the gilded butterflies”.The meaning of such an enigmatic sentence is probably the following: King Lear, King of Denmark, was betrayed by two of his daughters, who had always pretended to love him smiling like “gilded butterflies”. This sentence represents the illusion of love among relatives and how easily this love can be faked and manipulated. The gilded smile on Megan Fox’ face, just like the one of every other celebrity, is just an illusion. It’s a way for Megan not to loose contact with the reality and a way to survive in that gilded world known as Hollywood.

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Victoria Adams, now Victoria Beckham, shares the passion for nice tattoo designs with his husband. Well, it is a passion for Victoria but it is something more like an addiction for his husband, the popular football player, ex Manchester and Real Madrid, David Beckham, who has got so many tattoos, even his tattooed wife is now compelling about them.

However, Victoria has got just a few little and always most elegant tattoo designs. Most of them refer to her family members, just like her first one, a five star lower back tattoo: a star for each member of her family, Vicky and David, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

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And just when you think they have reached the bottom, you see her third wrist tattoo: the date of the day when they first slept together, May 08, 1997. Isn’t that sweet? Gh!

Well, I think you can say whatever you want against Victoria Beckham, her acts and behaviour or her tattoos; as for me, I think she still remains one of the most attractive celebrities I know, with or without tattoo designs.

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