An Ode to Joan Jett's Tattoos
Everyone's been talking about Alice in Wonderland-inspired tattoos, but I've been jonseing for ink on The Runaways, which opens this Friday. And with this film tribute to rock matriarchs, I give you my own Ode to Joan Jett's Tattoos.
* First, the tattoos!
* Second, the symbolism behind them, shared in the most wonderful book, Permanence Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck, shown above.
* Third, people who have tattoos of Joan: here, here and here. None of them truly fitting tributes but devotional nonetheless.
* Fourth, this would be a way better Jett tattoo.
* Finally, bonus trivia: During Joan's Runaways years, she only had one small tattoo below the belt-line, which can be found on sullen girl Kristen Stewart in the film. The original tattoo was done when Joan was 16 by Lyle Tuttle. [Bonus useless trivia: A fake tattoo "foreshadowed" Dakota Fanning's role as Cherie Currie.]
Considering Joan is the executive producer for the film -- and allegedly made Kristen cry on set -- I'm thinking The Runaways movie is gonna be the [cherry] bomb. [sorry] For a preview, check the YouTube trailer.