Dame Judi Dench, my 81-year-old mother and life coach, just got her first tattoo. The Telegraph reports it was “a birthday gift from her actress daughter,” Finty Williams, whom Dench said is “wonderful with surprises.”
Listen, I'm not here to ruin anyone's good time, but in the immortal words of Big Sean — if you're even thinking of getting an eyeball tattoo, then "I don't fuck with you." And don't come crying to me when you go blind and also your eyeball shatters, because that's a thing that probably will happen. Trust me.
There's a tattoo studio near my office called Skin Thrills. A sign out front advertises their special offers — $50 roses on Tuesdays, or $25 dollar kanji letters on Thursdays. As I drove past the sign last week, work was quickly driven out of my mind and replaced with two thoughts. One: I wonder what the kanji for…
Steven D. Levitt at Freakonomics asks (and answers) the ever-annoying question: why get a tattoo? After rejecting the obvious, he zeroes in on the one reason we get inked (and do everything else): Sex.
I think it's probably time we sat down and had a little talk about tattoos: the good, the trashy and the hardcore.
Latin scholars are engaged in a vigorous debate over whether Ashley Alexandra Dupre's "Tutela Valui" tattoo, spotted last weekend when the ex-Spitzer hooker made a rare appearance on the secluded Jersey Shore, is so dumb as to be a tattoo dealbreaker. "One California professor translated it as 'I have been highly…