Recently, I have been contemplating
getting another tattoo. After all, it has been scientifically proven that they are hot. Before I get inked,
however, there are two things I have to decide on first: the design
and the placement.
Now you see why I am holding
out. There is nothing worse than a bad tattoo.
Let’s be real, though: The design options
are endless; the placement options are not. And what
better way to decide where to permanently mark my body than by looking
to celebrities for guidance? It seems to be the trend.
First, there’s the old-school
armband that Pamela Anderson
Her thoughts on body art?
“Tattoos are like
stories — they’re symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting
down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes,
is really beautiful.”
exactly does barbed wire symbolize? Oh, right: There was that 1996 movie written by someone named Ilene Chaiken. But I digress.
Moving on, I present to you
arms and wrists.
Clockwise from top left:
Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba, Alanis Morissette
and Tegan and Sara.
(See more of Tegan and Sara’s
Of course, I could follow the
examples of Megan Fox, Alyssa Milano
and Christina Ricci and choose the back of my shoulder.
The upper body doesn’t have
a lock on body art, though. Ankles get love too!
Penelope Cruz (top)
and Charlize Theron (bottom):
One of the most popular locales
for famous women to be tattooed these days is the hip.
Clockwise from top left:
R&B star Christina Milian, Drew Barrymore,
Australian actress/singer Tammin Sursok
and Janet Jackson.
Barrymore offers this little
quip in regard to her own ink:
I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.”
Lastly, one of the seemingly
most painful body parts (that are still PG enough for AfterEllen.com)
is the neck.
Christina Aguilera and
I’m sorry, but all these visual
representations haven’t assisted me in my decision-making at all. They
have only distracted me from the task at hand. I guess I could go the
way of some other famous ladies and just tattoo myself all over. As
Amy Winehouse puts it:
“You can never have enough
Apparently some other AfterEllen.com
favorites agree with Winehouse. Like P!nk:
Now, I don’t want you to think
I am selfish in trying to enlist your help for a personal endeavor.
To prove it to you, here’s a little morsel of a picture I found of P!nk
while researching. Enjoy, it’s OK!
Back to the tattoos.
For another look at Jolie’s
tats, check out the 0:23 second mark in this commercial for her next
movie, Wanted. (FYI: Bridget McManus
also worked on this movie!)
Now, what was I talking about