All Articles Tagged "tattoos"
Men can be vocal about what they want from their significant others, sometimes expecting them to anticipate their needs or indulge their desires. Yet, they don’t always express what they would like to do with their partners. So, here’s a list of things that your man might like to do with you, in regards to entertainment, sex, and hobbies, that you might not have thought of.
When love seems eternal, some men like to signify that by having the both of you mark one another with a token of affection, like an image or name written on the other person’s body. The latter idea is kind of a terrible idea, so even if your man doesn’t want you to tattoo his lips on your hips, or put his initials on your body, a lot of men simply enjoy getting tattoos with their significant other and hitting up the tattoo parlor together for a quick thrill.
We see them everywhere now — tattoos of faces, bible verses, or some ancient Chinese symbol. Sure, this body art can be hot, especially on muscular dudes with swollen arms like The Rock, but when you start adorning your skin with images of your boyfriend/girlfriend’s name or face, you are officially doing the absolute most. Sure, you might be lovebirds at the moment, but if you two decide to break up now you’re stuck with Dwayne’s name on your thigh….or Della’s name on your bicep — and that’s just not cure when you start dating Richard and Rene.
But, regardless of the risk, some folks still take the chance of getting permanent ink for possibly temporary relationships and celebs are no different. Check out the ones who proudly got their boo’s names tatted on them and neglected to follow the words of Scary Spice, aka Mel B: “Romance fades, tats are forever.”
Amber Rose showed off her new tattoo of rapper fiancé Wiz Khalifa on Instagram, writing “True Love #Cam&Amb .” (Note that Khalifa’s real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz.) We still don’t even know if these two are officially husband and wife, but since they are proud parents of a little baby boy, we guess he’ll always have a place in her heart regardless.
Did You Need A Tat For That? Ciara Says Her And Future’s Matching Tats Are Their Way Of Putting Positive Things In The Universe
We know we’re not the only ones who were wondering why Ciara and Future upped and got matching tattoos on their fingers after only having been dating for a short while. Unfortunately, we haven’t had an opportunity to ask such a pertinent question, but thankfully Wendy Williams did and, as usual, she did not mince words.
Today, Ciara appeared on her talk show discussing everything from body parties to her Rihanna feud, but the most interesting moment of their chat was Ciara’s explanation for her and her boo, Future’s, matching tats. Here’s how the discussion went when Wendy drew attention to the body art.
Wendy: Are you pregnant?
Ciara: No (laughs)
Wendy: Clearly you’re in love?
Ciara: I’m very happy
Wendy: So you guys eventually are going to getting married?
Ciara: I don’t know.
Wendy: What happens if you don’t get married to this guy? How are you going to explain that to the next man?
This is the place I’m in. I’ve always been so reserved and to myself or more private and kind of half way about something when I speak about a relationship. In this day in my life I’m so comfortable in my skin. And I feel so good about where I am. I’m very confident and comfortable with the way he loves me. I say that to say I’m only going to put in the universe positive things. I’m going to put in the universe that it’s only going to get better and better and better.
And again I ask: you needed a tattoo to do that?
I get putting positive things out in the universe, I just prefer they come into fruition before I permanently place those ideas on my body. But hey, get it how you live. Here’s to Ci Ci never having to explain these tats to anyone else!
What do you think about the reason behind their tattoos?
Remember when getting a tattoo was the rebellious thing to do? Now it seems like everyone has one. According to a 2010 Pew Research poll, 23% of Americans have a tattoo; that percentage increases to 40% for millennials. But that doesn’t mean every company wants their employees inked up. A professionalism survey by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College found that 61% of human resources managers said a tattoo would hurt a job applicants chances.
Some businesses have caught up with the times, but these are usually companies and industries that court creative types. In fact, tattoos can be a plus for designers, fashionistas, and other professionals looking to portray themselves as artsy and free-spirited.
Workers looking to break into more conservative settings have to be more careful about their body art decisions. According to the CNN:
“Eight percent of people with tattoos report trouble at work,” from being forced to hide them to being restricted from performing certain tasks,” [Amy Derick, co-author of a study on tattoos by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology] says. For example, a grocery store employee with a tattoo on their hand might be asked to perform tasks less likely to bring them into contact with the public, like stocking shelves instead of working a register.
It’s not just the location of tattoos you have to worry about. Subject matter can present challenges as well. Marc J. Scheiner, a senior associate specializing in employment law at Duane Morris, tells the New York Times, “No federal law prohibits employers from making a hiring decision because of a tattoo. But clearly you can’t discriminate on the basis of religion, so if someone has a religion-based tattoo, that may call for different analysis.”
What’s a tatted up businesswoman to do?
Time flies! Before you know it, you’re waiting for retirement and looking forward to bingo night at the church. That’s expected…but not at your age. Your high morals and pristine standards set you apart from the rest. It’s possible that your friends make fun of you and constantly ell you to “lighten up”.
If you fall into these categories, it is absolutely time to let your hair down. Life is too short…live a little (and no you don’t have to do everything listed but by the end, you’ll have gotten the point).
There was a time when I thought getting a tattoo was an act of rebellion, or maybe a way to express myself…but never about expressing my love for someone else. But nowadays, folks are using body art to show their undying love for the man or woman of their dreams…until their dream becomes a nightmare – and celebrities are not exempt. Love doesn’t always last, so it’s a good thing there’s laser removal available. And since Hollywood romances can fade before the ink dries, you’d think they’d be more careful about permanently professing their love on their bodies. These stars thought getting tatted up meant forever…until forever had gone away. Before you have his name scripted on your bottom, consider these celebs who regretted getting inked up in the name of love.
Today, Whitney Houston would have turned 49 years old, and though the singer is no longer with her adoring fans or family, her daughter Bobbi Kristina and her partner Nick Gordon got something to remember her legacy forever: matching tattoos.
Bobbi sent out these tweets yesterday honoring her mother and detailing her ink plans:
I’m REALLY REALLY missing my mommy today . 2morrow is #MOMMYSBDAY of course. Once it hits 12 am mommy it’s your birthday & I am going 2 celebrate it 2 thee fullest! Bc YOU deserve it damn it, YOU deserveNothingbuttheBEST!
On the way with MY booboo @nickdgordon heading2 #Inksomnia for our TATTSSS !this is for you mommy (: we love you, happybirthday OurladyXxo
You all will get2see! No worries we’ll show you & so will our #Realityshow ! #TheHoustonChronicals! Make sure you look out for it nxt yr!
The last pic revealed the matching “WH” tats above, symbolizing Whitney Houston, her faith, and her memory.
Since midnight, Bobbi has also been trying to get #HAPPY49thBIRTHDAYMOMMY trending on Twitter. Hopefully she’s comforted by the support of her family and followers on this bittersweet day.
More on Madame Noire!
- Are They Related? 10 Sets of Celebrities Who Look Way Too Much Alike
- Woo Woo Woo: 8 Celebs Who Really Need A Hug
- Ask a Very Smart Brotha Live: When Should I Introduce Him to My Son?
- Yeezy and His “Perfect B****” Are a Perfect Match: The Importance of Dating Someone With The Same Values
- LOL! The Funniest “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Parody Ever In Life
- Somebody Lied to You And Your Lacefront: 9 Celebs Who Need a Lacefront Wig Intervention
- Lolo Jones and Her Pretty Girl Problem
So I was having a conversation a while back with a colleague of mine as we were heading to lunch. We weren’t talking about anything business related, the state of the world, politics, or anything deep whatsoever, we were just having a back and forth about tattoos. I told her I had this idea that I stole from a former hairdresser of mine to put an afro pick on my wrist, and she was going on about a tattoo she wanted to get on the back of her shoulder, but in the midst of being all starry eyed about the idea, she shunned it off and said she wasn’t actually going to get it at this point. When I asked her why, she said because she was too old to still try and run to the tattoo parlor to get “tatted up.” She also made it known that at a certain point, if you’re going to keep getting tattoos, you need to make better decisions as to where you’re going to put them, and why you’re getting them in the first place.
At a mere 28, I didn’t really understand what she meant by being too old. Was she too old for the practice of sitting in pain for 45 minutes to an hour or more for ink? Or was she saying there comes a certain age where women just need to stop trying to do the most when it comes to being creative with their skin? She broke down that she meant the latter. As one who can often appreciate interesting tattoos, I hadn’t stopped to think that being over a certain age and still getting tattoos was deemed tacky, nor had I thought about how a huge tattoo will look on the skin when you get older, when things on your body spread, and when you have to start showing up for school functions for your kids. Therefore, I just assumed she was being overly-cautious in her reasoning, but to each their own.
But as time passed, the more I looked around at other people’s tattoos, and the more people started to notice my own, I could somewhat see where she was coming from. Around town, I was peeping out women in the over 40, even over 50 club with huge roses and markings on their thighs, cursive letters, cherries (dripping at that…ewwwww), huge crosses and more on their arms (arms that were probably bigger than they used to be, hence, some of the tattoos were stretched), and I even noticed an aunt who was toting a tattoo of a dark cross on her bicep. Really Auntie? All of these women’s markings were damn near larger than life, and after a few years of being the talk of the town during lunch dates and outings with the girls I’m sure, nowadays they were faded like an old pair of dark dungarees.
With the temperature shooting higher and higher over the past week, I ditched jeans and regular shirts for maxi dresses, racerback tops and stuff that would just let my skin breath. Before I knew it, after kicking it around town with friends, people were asking me about a tattoo I had almost forgot about that’s on my back. I got it fresh out of high school after I hit that, I’m-18-and-grown-I-do-what-I-want” phase. While I definitely don’t regret getting it as it was for a family member, I regret that I got it so large and done so dramatically and intricate design-wise that I have to explain what every single aspect of it says and means:
Friend: “I didn’t know you had a tattoo! *Starts trying to read it* For the loving memento…”
Me: “Naw girl, that’s “In Loving Memory with wind blowing around it! You know, like…nevermind.”
I’m going to have to explain the story about this tattoo for the rest of my life…or during the summertime at least…
I started to understand what she meant about getting too old to for tattoos and the importance of making smarter choices when and if you decide to get them. It made me rethink my own decisions to continue acquiring more and more tattoos, as what might seem creative now might have me shaking my damn head 10 years from now. I have ideas for days, and I’ve had places picked out for a long time too, but after some thought, my heart is just no longer into being a human drawing pad. I’ll cherish the ones I have now (even the confusing one on my back) and call it a day. A few tattoos are cool for the person who wants to try it and say that they did, but for all the chicks I know running around with sleeves and legs covered in things they can barely put into sensible words, I’ll just say, good luck explaining why you have “Slippery When Wet” on your lower stomach or “Bad Girl” on your lower back to your nosey kid in the future.
More on Madame Noire!
- Never Thought They’d Make It: Couples We Didn’t Think Would Still Be Together!
- Back In The Day When I Was Young: Child Actors Who Aren’t So Little Anymore!
- Oral Transactions and Getting “Ghetto”: Moments in Reality TV That Had Everybody Talking
- They’re Not Just for Kids Anymore: How to Be Chic in Your Jellies This Summer
- Noire Naturals, Episode 3: Creating a Sophisticated Elegance
- Open Door Policy: The Truth About “Breaks” and Open Relationships
- DY-NO-MITE!!! 8 Celebrities and the Roles That Typecast Them and Stunted Their Careers
Tattoos can be Hot, fun and rebellious but here’s seven places a woman should never get a tattoo!
Before you think about getting a rose or a name tatted on your boobs think about how you’ll never be able to wear low cut shirts without someone seeing that ever again.
Tatts on the A$$ cheeks are never a good idea. It just looks plain tacky and
The first way to ruin a classy moment is a big tattoo on your thigh in your dress or gown.
Check out the rest of the list at Hello Beautiful.com.
More on Madame Noire!
- Things I Learned While Rocking Relaxed Hair, Natural Hair, and No Hair At All
- I’m a Little Uncomfortable With Michelle O’s Love For Beyoncé, Are You?
- Don’t Be a Ratchet Rat: 7 Manners Everyone Should Mind…Or Risk Getting Snapped On
- Haute Hats: When It’s Hot, Keep Your Cool With These 7 Stylish Looksl
- Sheila E. Says Music Healed Wounds From a Traumatic Childhood Incident
- Get Under Your Skin: How To Renew & Maintain Your Skin
- The Hair She Dared to Wear: The Coiffures of Patti Labelle
Apparently, Rihanna is channeling her inner Tupac with her latest inking. The word “thug” on one hand and the word “life” on the other. We should mention that we’re not sure whether these markings are permanent or not.
What a pop singer from the islands knows about “thug life,” I don’t know. But it’s her body, not mine. (Thank God.)
Check out pics from tattoo parlor visit at Necole Bitchie.com.
More on Madame Noire!
- Sisters In Hiding: Not So Famous Sisters of Famous Celebs
- Delusions Of A Thirsty Chick
- Things Black Mothers Say
- Celebrity Mistresses: The Good, The Bad, and The Trifling
- 7 Curl Defining Products to Get Your Curls and Coils Poppin’
- Family Ties: 7 Rappers Who Finally Grew Up
- He Loves Me: Men Who Just Adore Their Wives
- What Exactly Makes Something Ghetto?