'Get Off My Lawn, Tattoos,' Says Curmudgeonly Columnist

Louis Peitzman · 06/02/12 04:49PM

As long as local papers have grumpy older columnists, we will continue to get inane opinion pieces on the horror of tattoos and body piercing. There's actually something charming about Lehigh Valley News writer Paul Carpenter's column "Dorney Park is right to ban tattoos" — it's nonsense, but it comes from a proud tradition of nonsense.

Here Is Alex Pettyfer's 'Thank You' Crotch Tattoo

Maureen O'Connor · 04/28/11 04:38PM

This morning we heard that "psycho loose cannon" actor Alex Pettyfer has "Thank You" tattooed above his penis, "in case I forget to say it." Now V Man, the magazine that quoted Pettyfer on that, has kindly provided photographic evidence of said crotch tattoo. Unfortunately, since the web versions of their photos are kind of small. I feel like I'm squinting at a too-small line of text at the opthamologist's office.

Lindsay Lohan's New 'Secret' Little Girl Tattoo

Max Read · 07/25/10 11:50PM

Lindsay Lohan got a "secret" new tattoo of a little sleeping girl (she "liked the innocence," apparently) on her arm. Can you see it? It's like one of those Magic Eye things, but even less fulfilling. Click through for closeups.

Regrettable Celebrity Tattoo News of the Day

Maureen O'Connor · 07/08/10 06:10PM

Remember Jon Gosselin's Ed Hardy-esque dragon tattoo? He reportedly misspelled his girlfriend's name in it. And check out Brody Jenner's "Avril" tattoo, in honor of his favorite month to visit Paris. Just kidding! It's in honor of girlfriend Avril Lavigne.

British Guy Wakes Up To Find He Has An Old Gay Dude On His Back

seth · 10/25/07 06:19PM

Paul Croft, a working-class bloke from Nottingham, had a giant tattoo of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore etched on his back—a gesture meant to surprise and delight his five Potter-obsessed children. We think it's safe to say that of the many dangers Croft tried to anticipate in subjecting himself to the painful and permanent procedure, the after-the-fact outing of the character by the author at a public lecture in New York City was not one of them: