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Confessions Of A Fangirl: I Go HARD.


I may have gotten two new tattoos this past weekend. Okay, strike the “may have” part of the previous sentence and you have fact. Two simple tattoo ideas have been haunting me for the better part of a month now and, finally, I caved: I got new fandom-inspired ink. And, yes…that’s ME up there.

As it’s been mentioned, I’m a Fangirl. There are fan ”people” for many reasons, though the key one tends to be that a person comes across an idea in media form that resonates so deeply within themselves they they live it, they breathe it. That’s what I do. That’s what most of my friends do. These things, in some small way, mirror who and what we are. Or even what we aspire to be. And its the reason why, when said parlor-visit occurred, I received a chorus of “hell yeahs” from my bros. Bless ‘em.

So, what did I get?! Well. Riding my right ribs but beneath my bra line (because chafing is NOT your friend) are the words “Valar Morghulis”. Its an expression/greeting/lesson from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” world, better known as “Game of Thrones”.

Jaqen H'ghar drops truth bombs on Arya Stark
Jaqen H’ghar drops truth bombs on Arya Stark

The language is High Valyrian and, yes, it is made up. Rock on, Fiction! Literally translating into “All Men Must Die”, it reminds me that nothing in life is permanent. If times are currently good? Enjoy them because they’ll end. If life sucks for you right now? Find a way to power through as this will have an ending as well. Plus? Let’s be real; its a badass homage to an incredible fantasy dimension created by the masterful and sadistic George R.R. Martin! We hate him, we love him, we love to hate him.

My rib tattoos, healing well
My rib tattoos, healing well


I decided to get the phrase “this is my design” on the opposite side. Are you watching “Hannibal”? Are you a fan of any and all things related to the infamous Dr. Lecter? This one’s for y’all, then. If you’re NOT either of the above…sorry, we can’t party. No, but, seriously. Why aren’t you watching “Hannibal”?  Anyhoo, I digress. I wanted to pay tribute to that ability of a person to tap into their dark side as well as toss a nod to how beautifully flawed we all are. Or, at least I am, I don’t know about you! This…is my design.

Eh, nothing a wetnap won't fix.
Eh, nothing a wetnap won’t fix.

The endlessly fascinating character of Will Graham uses his POWERS OF EMPATHY (haaaaaa) to outline the motives and MO’s of your everyday serial killer next door. Its awesome! In doing so, he tends to repeat the aforementioned phrase, channeling these killers in a way that goes straight to one’s gonadal region. Awwwww, yeeeeeeah. Let’s all marinate in that for a bit.

Have you recently indulged in anything particularly “fannish” and geeky? Let me know!


Demi Lovato Shows Off New Tattoo By Kat Von D

Demi Lovato’s ‘Birdies”


Hold on to your hats, because here’s where I become a total hypocrite.  I have four tattoos.  My sons have tattoos; my SilverFox husband has tattoos; even my MOM has one tattoo.  So why am I so wigged out over little Demi Lovato’s new tattoo?  Probably because I see myself as some sort of pseudo-psychologist, or maybe I’ve been there myself?  Just bear with me.

Demi had some pretty “birdies” (as she calls them) tattooed near the word “faith” on her forearm.  The ink was done by L.A. Ink reality star, Kat von D over the holiday weekend.

via demilovatotattoos.com


 Demi Lovato has dedicated the majority of her potential wrist tattoo space to her fans, having had a “Stay Strong” tattoo with a heart inked on her wrists in March 2011. While Demi Lovato’s stay strong tattoo may seem like a reminder to herself alone, the mantra is something that was actually repeated by fans of the teen star throughout her stay in rehab, and Demi found the tattoo tribute a fitting “thank you.”

Plus, Demi Lovato’s stay strong tattoo effectively covers up some of the scars on her wrists from wounds that she inflicted on herself during years of cutting. “It was very symbolic for me to be able to cover that up and also replace it with something else that’s permanent,” Demi said of her stay strong tattoo, “so that I’ll never be able to forget the support that I had when I went in [to treatment].”


Here we have a very troubled girl.  Demi’s very public struggle with substance abuse, cutting, assault (remember that dancer chick she decked?) and horrible choices in men. (I’m talking about YOU Wilmer, you creep.)


Oh, Demi.


Demi’s tattoos whisper ‘help’ , the way I see it.  All of her supposed “positive thinking” and mantras, inked permanently on her skin, so she doesn’t have to do the talking herself.   Her tattoos are indeed beautiful; heartbreakingly so.


Chris Brown Says His New Neck Tattoo Isn’t Rihanna. Oh, Okay.

Super-tasteful, right? Ugh.

Other than the legions of teenage girls who refer to themselves as “Team Breezy” and troll the internet verbally attacking anyone who dare say anything against their idol, Chris Brown hasn’t done very well when it comes to convincing the public that he is a decent human being.

Ever since his physical attack against then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in February of 2009, Chris Brown has become known in the media for his multiple violent outbursts and lashing out against anyone who has a bad word to say about him via Twitter like a petulant toddler.

It seems almost comical that someone who has sunk so low in the collective eye of the public wouldn’t be making more of an attempt to prove themselves as anything but the monster that they originally came across as. Instead, it seems as if Chris Brown has been rebelling against the world ever since, showing us just how much he doesn’t care.

Chris Brown’s New Neck Tattoo “ISN’T Rihanna”, Okay?

Photo of Rihann via MediaTakeout.com

And what do you know, he’s successfully done it again. This week, Chris stepped out with a new tattoo prominently displayed on his neck. Normal enough, sure… except for the striking likeness that it holds to a certain police evidence photo showcasing the multiple lacerations and contusions of none other than Rihanna from that fateful February night. The resemblance is uncanny, but naturally, as soon as the media started reporting on it, Chris Brown’s camp called bullshit.

Día de los Muertos. Uh-huh.
“His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw,”  his rep said. “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”

Hmmmm. Somehow, I fail to believe that in his entire quest for this tattoo — from idea, to conception, to sketch, to execution — not one person mentioned the fact that it looked like a carbon copy of that very photo that circulated so fervently around the blogosphere. Much as I do with everything having to do with Chris Brown, I call bullshit. But you be the judge.