Kamis, 26 Mei 2011

Justin Bieber Reveals New Tattoo

Justin Bieber already has one tattoo of a bird, a seagull, on his hip and during a holiday in Hawaii with his girlfriend Selena Gomez, he took the opportunity to reveal a new tattoo.

Justin Bieber’s new tattoo is a row of symbols under his left arm. The new tattoo is believed to say ''Yeshua'', the Hebrew spelling of Jesus. During his "My World Tour", Justin Bieber visited Israel and that’s probably where he found the inspiration for the new tattoo. Justin is a proud Christian and visited biblical sites during his stay in Israel.

The 17-year-old singer is officially too young to have a tattoo but he is growing up very fast and seems to know his own mind when it comes to body art. He is acting like Cher Lloyd who also had numerous tattoos despite being the same age as Justin Bieber.

A picture of him topless in Hawaii has given fans a glimpse of the new tattoo in black ink.

Justin's only just picked up six accolades at the Billboard Music Awards last Sunday in Las Vegas. His latest awards included Top New Artist and Top Pop Album. He’s way too young to play casino games and won’t be allowed in the casino. Maybe that’s why he’s celebrating with tattoos!

Rabu, 25 Mei 2011

Tattoo Award for Tattoo Artist Nigel Kurt

Nigel Kurt, a tattoo artist from Sheffield, South Yorkshire has been named Best UK Male by the UK Tattoo Industry. Nigel has been running his own tattoo studio since 1993 and has had thousands of tattoo fans go under the needle with him. The tattoo studio is called Fun House Tattoos and is a well know boutique to many tattoo fans in South Yorkshire and the UK. He runs the tattoo studio with Jo Pink who joined Fun House Tattoos in 2008.

Kurt specialises in photorealism and mainly does portraits. His style is similar to drawings and he uses the black and grey style. Many come to his studio asking for a portrait of a person close to them such as a parent or child. There are also many requests for celebrities such as music stars, movie stars and TV celebrities. There are also regular requests for tattoos of pets.

Nigel Kurt is said to be delighted with the award which was presented to on 15 May in Liverpool.

Mr Kurt found inspiration 20 years ago when seeing the work of American tattoo artist Jack Rudy who specialised in black and grey style portraits. Jack Rudy is considered to be one of the top tattoo artists in the world.

Mr Kurt is extremely professional in his approach of tattooing and won’t tattoo anyone under 18. He won’t tattoo face and hands (visible tattoos) which is the case for many other tattoo artists. And if he doesn’t like the design, he won’t do the tattoo. Once again, this is very common with many professional tattoo artists who not only look after their style and their reputation, but also want the best for their customers.

Rabu, 11 Mei 2011

Jobseekers don’t Pay For Tattoos

I was revealed this week that jobseekers in the UK can get free tattoo removal paid for by taxpayers but there is no clear record of who can benefit from the scheme or how many jobseekers have already benefited from the scheme.

Apparently only extreme cases are considered for the free tattoo removal. The people in charge at the jobcentre will study demands on a case by case basis and only allow the £1,500 tattoo removal allowance to go to jobseekers who really need to have a tattoo removed in order to go back to work.

If you want to join the armed forces for instance, you will need to have any neck or face tattoo removed as they don’t allow anyone to sign up with visible tattoos. Some employers still reject candidates with tattoos although many employers start to understand that it’s only art and doesn’t stop anyone from doing the job. That said, face and neck tattoos can be frown upon by customer who are served by someone wearing visible tattoos.

The scheme is set to spark disbelief, especially at a time when the government needs to cut so many services. Can we really afford to pay for expensive tattoo removal? And if anyone can find the money to have a tattoo done in the first place, they can certainly find the money to have it removed privately if they realise they’ve done a mistake.

Rabu, 04 Mei 2011

Royal Wedding Tattoo has the Wrong Date

A man has made the unfortunate mistake of getting the date wrong on his Royal Wedding Tattoo. Stephen Nesbitt, 33, wanted to have a new tattoo to celebrate the Royal Wedding. He went to his tattoo artist and asked for the text "Good Luck William and Kate" with the date "29th April 2011". He had the text tattooed on the top of his thigh and then realised that the tattoo artist had got the date wrong! His souvenir of the Royal Wedding is now going to turn into a long and painful tattoo removal session! Not exactly the happy souvenir he’d been waiting for.

Tattooist Alan Fleck, 35, from Newcastle had to refund the cost of the tattoo.

Stephen only realised the date was wrong later on in the day after having had the new tattoo done but said he doesn’t mind too much. He’s unsure whether he will have it modified or removed or even just leave it as it is.
Stephen said: "It's quirky. It'll be the only one in the country with that date."

However, it was such a perfect event and the bride (and her sister) looked so beautiful, I’d want to have a prefect tattoo to remember the special day when Kate Middleton and Prince William got married. Maybe he could do a cover up on the date and replace it with flowers. After all, flowers were part of the theme of the wedding and the wedding cake so it would be a good compromise.

Many people opted to have a street party for the Royal Wedding but a tattoo is also a great way to celebrate.

Selasa, 03 Mei 2011

The Hangover II Tattoo

If you’ve seen the movie "The Hangover", you’re certainly looking forward to laugh again when watching "The Hangover: Part II".

However, at the moment the movie is in a legal battle with a tattoo artist!

The tattoo artist who designed Mike Tyson’s face tattoo is suing Warner Bros. over the similar-looking face tattoo on Ed Helms' character in the upcoming comedy "The Hangover: Part II".

The tattooist, Victor Whitmill says he owns the rights to the face tattoo design. Mr Whitmill is asking for an injunction to stop the release of the movie sequel "The Hangover: Part II" is set to make its debut in the US on May 26.

It seems that Warner Bros. did not try to contact Mr Whitmill to obtain his permission in order to use the face tattoo design but why would anyone own a design? It’s not like a logo for a brand. It’s just art work. Then the traditional tribes in New Zealand and Fiji should be suing the world for the use of tattoo designs!

The original film was an international success. Let’s see if the tattoo artist can stop the second movie from a similar fate.