Tattoos are hot – here’s proof

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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

made popular.

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.”

But what

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

tattoos here.)

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:

“Sometimes

I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.”

Hmmm.

Lastly, one of the seemingly

most painful body parts (that are still PG enough for AfterEllen.com)

is the neck.

Christina Aguilera and

Victoria Beckham
:

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

tats.”

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.

Angelina Jolie

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

again?