“When I went on Carson Daly’s show, he showed me a tattoo on his ankle that used to say ‘love,’ for Jennifer Love Hewitt. His next girlfriend wanted him to get rid of it, of course. Now, you’d think that it would be the easiest tattoo to change. It could be “I love mom,” “I love meatballs”—you could really make it anything. So he goes to his regular tattoo guy in L.A., and he tells him, ‘Do whatever you want.’ He’d taken some tequila shots, so he was totally relaxed and trusting this guy. So he’s lying there on his side, reading a magazine, talking to people, not really paying attention to what his guy is doing. Finally it’s done, and he gets up to look at it, and it’s a fucking Swiss Army knife—but instead of a blade, it has a crab claw sticking out of it. I mean, what the fuck? That’s what happens. The only name you can get is your mom’s. And also, definitely don’t trust your tattoo artist to just do whatever he wants.”The narrator of this little anecdote, by the way, is Aviva Yael, co-author of No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
An especially wonderful selection from the Onion A.V. Club’s guide to getting a tattoo. It involves Carson Daly and Jennifer Love Hewitt, yet still manages to be worth the time it takes to read. Strange, no?