It's not something i like to brag about, i'm actually very much against idolizing people and stalking them to sell magazines, but i've just always loved Hollywood, movies and television, and reading about the people behind all this is just interesting to me, i can't help it.
So i figure that since i'm generally a nice person who donate money to charity, recycle my bottles and take the bike to work, and lead a pretty clean life of no smoking, drinking, drugs and only the occasional ice cream, i'm allowed this weakness.
Ok, there are probably more, but lets not get into that right now.
Anyway, reading Hollywood gossip blogs often makes me wonder why celebrities have such horrible fucking tattoos.
Ever wondered about that?
I guess people who aren't geeks about tattoos don't notice much, but i sure do and it puzzles me.
Being a really, really famous person usually comes with quite a bit of money.
And money makes people get expensive habits.
So when celebrities go shopping they buy Chanel dresses, Louboutin shoes, Creme de la Mer eye cream and Hermes bags.
And when their boobs need a lift or their wrinkles need a filler they go to the most expensive surgeons in Beverly Hills.
But when they need a new tattoo, do they go to the best and most respected artists in the world?
No, they go down to Sketchy McScratcher on Sunset Boulevard at three in the morning and get some shit like this:
It seems like the trend among the Hollywood crowd is really small, shitty tattoos.
Maybe they think that because the tattoos are small it somehow makes them more feminine?
Whatever their reason, there's really no excuse to get bad tattoos anymore.
All over the world, almost anywhere in the world, you can find a nice, clean studio with talented artists ready to draw up whatever crazy design your brain can come up with.
And since we got this interwebs thingie, finding those artists has never been easier.
Every week at our studio we have clients from other countries, who are willing to travel great distances, and wait many months, to get their dream tattoo done by the right artist.
And don't tell me that our clients have more money than, say, Angelina Jolie.
This lady even has her own plane for christ sake, and this is the best she could do?
Now, i'm not saying that the whole world should all get big, colorful custom work like i do, or like the same things that i like.
I'm not against a well made flash piece, or a silly souvenir tattoo, and i think black and grey tattoos are beautiful when they're done right.
I'm not a style nazi and i think everyone should get what they feel suits them and what they feel good about.
I just don't understand why people who obviously have the opportunity and the means don't want the best tattoos possible?
Peaches Geldof apparently has 20 tattoos... like it said on this one blog that had pictures of them: "When was she in prison?"
One might wonder if they ever wake up and smell the bad art and regret their decisions?
Apparently the answer to that is "yes".
I read the other day that Kelly Osbourne hates all of her tattoos because she got most of them done while she was drunk and now this is her message to the kids thinking of getting a tattoo:
“Don’t get tattoos, please, because you hate them when you get older. I hate them.”
Or you could tell kids to, you know, don't get tattooed while drunk or wasted on Vicodin?
Or to not get stupid tattoos?
But i guess i'd be bitter too if i'd ever woken up to find baby pink wings on my back