Tattoo News Review
01:20 AM
misspelled tattoos.jpgThis edition of tattoo news review breaks the headlines down into The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Let's start off with the latter:

The Ugly
The most popular story emailed by many of you is one of those that makes us feel just a bit better about ourselves as we point and laugh at others. Behold:
Misspelled tattoo tradgedy tragedies on Huff Po.

The only thing worse than a misspelled bad tattoo is losing a bet and having Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger tattooed on your ass. See the butt-baring video of that here. [Click here for more Nickelback luv.]

Another lost bet: Stephen Baldwin thinking his Miley Cyrus tattoo will get him on Hannah Montana show. [Will refrain from snark on his loss in the Baldwin gene pool.]

Brilliant offense -- or offence -- with another "Sir, your tattoos are terrible" post on b-ball players' bad tattoos. See last week's ire. I'm becoming addicted to this series. Here's a taste:

"I think the worst thing you have going, though, is the lips on the neck. I understand that they're supposed to be your girlfriend's lips. That doesn't make the situation any better. Your girlfriend is Trina. That, in itself, shows questionable judgment. You've linked up with a woman who's best known for writing a song about not wearing any panties. I'm sorry man, but Betty Draper she ain't. In fact, she's not even Betty Rubble. On top of that, you're marking yourself as whipped. You might as well go ahead and tattoo 'My girl owns my ass' across your throat...."  

Then there are the worst musician tattoos.

[Look, I'm really a people person. A lover of humanity. I only link the cattiness, not meow it myself. Mostly.]

The Bad

A while back I posted about the arrest of a dirtbag who gave his 7-year-old son a gang tattoo. Now he's facing even tougher punishment for the crime: possible life in prison.

A 28-year-old man was arrested for tattooing brass knuckles on his 16-year-old girlfriend. [Yes, 16.] Even worse, the guy would stand outside a local high school and offer to tattoo kids for $40 AND reuse the needles on them. Lock. Him. Up.

A Boston child goes to get a temp tattoo from a vending machine and instead gets a hateful political message. Will this scar her against body art for life?

sean zedano.jpgThe Good

Those wishing to leave gang life -- and their tattoos -- can get free laser removal by Las Vegas doctor, Dr. Julio Garcia. There are similar offers around the country like Dr. Dave's Fresh Start program.

Chris Zedano's Staple Street photo series is a must-see and includes our own Sean Risley (shown right, cropped) as well as other tattooed and beautiful freak portraits.
[Via CoolHunting.com]

This Charlie Brown tattoo is no blockhead.

More cool geek tattoos at the Science Tattoo Emporium.

Amy Winehouse is sobering up and covering her "Blake" tattoo, once a moving tribute to her junkie ex.

The Lizardman The Enigma in the news.
[Sorry, Green One. I had to.]

And in a category all by itself
... Lady Gaga tribute tattoos.


another thing to do today......buying a dictionary
for my tattoo shop!

On the MMA front...

@Ginger — I'm surprised most shops don't have dictionaries.

@Marisa — I have an "ugly/bad tattoo" story for you! Four days later and I'm still cracking up about it.

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