Archive for March, 2009

Hottest Athletes with Tattoos



Hottest Athletes with Tattoos
Author: BodyArtAme.com



Exotic body art or tattooing has gained a visible place in the mainstream fashion industry, and many sportspersons have joined the tattooed celebrities from Hollywood by heavily tattooing their bodies. Tattoos are embellishing the classic physiques of many famous sportspersons. Tattoos sported by celebrities reveal about their attitude towards life and gives an insight into their personality. Celebrity tattoos range from sporty symbols, religious symbols, aggressive images, initials of closed ones, or inspiring words reflecting their sentiments and beliefs.

David Beckham: Stylish Beckham is equally famous for his lifestyle as he is for his superb game. His enchanting boyish looks got him the ratings of super cute footballer in the world. He is passionate about body art and every tattoo he wears on this body has a symbolic value which he has comprehensively inked in his autobiography, "My Side". His collection of tattoos reflects his love for family, football and faith in spirituality. The first tattoo that he got embellished on his body was his son's name BROOKLYN. This Beckham tattoo is neatly tinted on his lower back. The anthology of tattoos on Beckham body consists of his wife Victoria's name in Hindi tattooed on the inside of his left forearm, the Roman numeral VII – the number he wears for England, ROMEO his son's name on the upper back, Latin phrase "Ut Amem Et Foveam" meaning "so that I love and cherish", Latin phrase "Perfectio In Spiritu" meaning "spiritual perfection", Guardian angel and winged cross.

Mike Metzger: Mike Metzger, the Godfather of freestyle motocross has heavily tattooed his body. His love for tattooing can be seen from the word "Pain" engraved inside his mouth. He is the first rider to complete back-to-back-flips which made him a legendary performer. He sports tattoos on the neck and the inside of the forearm. His confidence and faith in himself is visible from the fact that he has his own name imprinted vertically down the front of his chest.

Kobe Bryant: NBA superstar has a great fascination for body art and sports several tattoos that include a crown, his wife Vanessa's name, his daughter Natalia Diamante's name, a halo, angel wings and Psalm XXVII. The tattoos of this famous basketball player reflect his love towards his family.

Michael Jordan: Basketball idol known as one of the best athletes of the world is also allured by the exotic trend of body art and has a large Omega tattoo on the left side of his chest just above his heart. This tattoo reveals his loyalty towards Omega Psi Phi, the third oldest black fraternity in the United States. The letter omega is a Greek alphabet that symbolizes unsurpassed power that holds true for this amazingly talented player.

Dennis Rodman: This rambunctious basketball player has his body covered with tattoos of Harley Davidson, picture of his daughter, shark, a cross, and many more. His tattoos reflect his love for the game and family and give an insight to the spiritual side of his rowdy persona….
 

Hip Hop Clothing Trends



Hip Hop Clothing Trends
Author: BodyArtAme.com



Stylish and funky attire is closely related to hip hop artists as well as hip hop music lovers. Hip hopers are considered the most prominent celebrities due to their music, fashion, style and clothes. People all over follow these hip hopers for their music, accessories, attitude and dressing style. The influence of hip hopers is so huge that hip hop clothing has become the hottest trend in the fashion industry even today.

Hip hop clothing has a distinctive style
Hip hop clothing is an integral part of hip hop culture and provides the wearer a unique identity. This typical style of dressing has its origin buried in African America. Baggy jeans or pants remained at the top of hip-hop fashion for a long time because of the ease that they offer. Baggy denims with low hang pockets, oversized denim or cotton shirts, leather boots and sporty look were popular. Later, hip hop clothing also acquired distinguishing styles from cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and many others. Hip hop clothing has definitely faced significant changes during its history, but still continued to remain on top of the fashion industry.

80s and 90s Hip Hop Clothing had a high influence of blacks
The clothing and hairstyles were chiefly inspired by African traditions. Popular hairstyles were Jheri curl with shiny and loose curled look, hi-top fade where hair on the sides is cut off and dreadlocks where hair resemble ropes. Rappers like MC Hammer popularized blousy pants. Queen Latifah, KRS-One, X-Clan, and Public Enemy popularized colorful (red, black and green) clothes.

However, during the 90s, baseball caps and bright colored hip hop clothing got popular as well, because of rappers like The Fresh Prince, Left Eye (TLC) and Kid' n Play. Wearing clothes backward fad was started by a famous rapper Kris Kross and other rapper Kwamé started the trend of wearing polka dots.

Gangsta Style Hip Hop Clothing was popular in the late 80s and mid 90s
Extremely popular during mid 90s, the gangsta style was inspired by gangsters and prisoners. Wearing dark denims or baggy pants was considered stylish along with tattoos and bandanas. Pioneer of gangsta rap or street style fashion style- N.W.A. popularized dickies pants, plaid shirts and jackets. Other rappers like Chuck Taylor started the trend of wearing sneakers, and Raider Starter jackets were also a rage during 80s and 90s.

Hip hop culture has hugely influenced the American culture.
Young Americans can be seen emulating the music, dress style and attitude of their favorite rapper. Baggy bright colored hip hop clothes have become the hottest fashion trend. Black designers have gained maximum profits in the urban market and successful labels have also attracted the attention of corporate America. These designers design hip hop clothes keeping in mind the need of the customers.

Hip Hop Clothing, Jewelry & other Accessories
Hip hop clothing were accessorized by wearing heavy gold chains. Large gold earrings were popular among women in mid 80s. Around mid and late 90s, platinum became popular and the trend of platinum and silver jewelry became trendy. Fashion grills and teeth coverings also became a hit. Brian "Baby" Williams had permanent platinum teeth to make a style statement. Platinum and silver chains and accessories gave rise to the bling culture marked by glitzy jewelry. Hip-hop fashion lovers were spending significant amount on buying bling-bling jewelry and fashion accessories like big belts, black ink tattoos, large eyeglasses, name belts, rings, bucket hats, bandanas, baseball caps, etc.

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Browse through our website www.bodyartame.com and enjoy shopping for latest and stylish hip hop clothing that includes hottest sweatshirts, jerseys, t-shirts, thongs, hats, and much more. We also have erotic body piercing jewelry, hip hop music, hip hop & rap books, hip hop jewelry and tattoo art, etc….
 

Editorial: Clarify tattoo rules



Editorial: Clarify tattoo rules
Author: Marine Times
Editorial: Clarify tattoo rules

Before the new tattoo regulations took effect April 1, the Corps suffered from a vague policy that wasn

BodyArtAme Tattoo Shops Cleanliness Article5
Author:

Why Tattoo Shops must comply with requirements by the FDA

Tattooing is a technique of placing color ink on or into the subcutaneous portion of the skin via needles or any other instrument for permanently coloring the skin. This method is being practiced since ancient times and is still very popular. Many celebrities sport tattoos on different parts of the body and consider it as a style statement. Tattoo shops also do body piercing, a technique of puncturing the skin with sterilized needles and inserting the jewelry piece into the opening made in the ear, nose, eyebrows, lip, tongue or any other body part.

Why U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations?
As per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance requirements, tattoo shops must comply under the FDA jurisdiction. Tattoos and body piercing are subject to regulation as cosmetics. As per the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act tattoo inks and dyes are “color additives” and may cause adverse reactions or injury. Because of the issues related to body piercing, tattoo removal, tattoo coloring adverse reactions, infections and infectious diseases that arise due to the use of tattoo products and body piercing, FDA gave certain instructions to tattoo shops to safeguard the health of people who get their skin pierced or marked with tattoos.

Risks Involved in Tattoo Piercing
If you are thinking of getting your skin pierced or marked with a tattoo, you must understand the risks involved beforehand, and get your body art done correctly. Unhygienic body piercing and tattooing tools and equipment can cause infectious diseases like skin disorders, allergic reactions, tetanus, fungal infections, scars and keloids, herpes simplex virus and many other. The risk of blood-borne diseases is also high if the tattoo needle is infected. Blood borne diseases include hepatitis B or human immunodeficiency virus that can result in AIDS.

An individual cannot donate blood for one year after getting a tattoo. Tattoos are usually permanent and their removal process is also difficult. However, with laser surgery, dermabrasion and surgery, you can get a tattoo removed, but a scar may still remain.

How to protect yourself when going for a tattoo?

* To ensure that you are safe from above mentioned risks, you must ensure that you go only to a licensed tattooist. He must keep individual records permanently.
* Ensure that the tattoo artist uses aseptic techniques to avoid any kind of infection.
* Tattoo equipment and tools must be properly cleansed, sanitized and sterilized.
* All disposable and non-disposable tools and equipment and procedure work surface must be cleansed and sterilized –a process that destroys all the microbial including highly resistant bacteria.
* The tattoo artist must wash and dry his hands and must wear medical latex gloves.
* He must comply with medical cleanliness and have an appropriate environment.
* Surfaces such as pigment bottles, furniture, sinks, and floor needs to be cleaned with a disinfectant.

Body Art Ame is a perfect online shop for bikers, marines, longshoremen, and everyone else who loves tattoo, body art, body piercing jewelry, hip hop music and much more. Please browse through www.bodyartame.com for more information.

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BodyArtAme Hip Hop Mixtapes Article2

BodyArtAme Hip Hop Mixtapes Article2
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Hip Hop Mixtapes – A New Musical Form

Mixtapes originated in the 70s and can be defined as compilation of songs, tracks, drops, skits, and rap freestyles recordings on a cassette. When hip-hop music gained popularity in 80s and 90s, you could hear hip-hop beats all over the United States. Earlier hip hop mixtapes were only played in clubs, parties or parks by the DJs but today they have become immensely popular and commercially sold in the form of digital albums.

Promotional Hip Hop Mixtapes
Mixtapes have low quality than albums recorded in a studio. The mixtape format is very popular among hip hop music lovers and is used to create hype for hip hop artists. The increasing trend of hip hop mixtapes gives the tracks tremendous popularity and great commercial success. Hip-hop mixtapes are also distributed free on artists’ live concerts or DJs live shows.

Promotional hip hop mixtapes are available at lower prices than the original album and often feature tracks of the same artist. These tracks are a mixed version of the original songs embellished with various styles like collaborations, remixes, freestyles and voice-overs. Promotional hip hop mixtapes are sold by independent dealers and help to improve the credential and popularity of the artist and give the audience great rhythmic beats to enjoy.

Create Your Own Hip-Hop Mixtapes
With technological evolution and advancement in the music industry, young hip hop music lovers experiment with musical beats and create hip-hop mixtapes at home in the form of an audio CD or mp3 playlist. You can pick your favorite series of underground hip hop songs and compile it on CD with the help of online tutorials and beat making software tools like Sonar, Cubase, Logic, Pro-Tools, Digital Performer, Acid, Ableton live, Tracktion and more. You can explore the sounds and rhythms of hip-hop with online tools and create your personal mixtape collection. You can also create mood-oriented, theme-oriented or genre-oriented compilations according to your own artistic vision.

Top Ten Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2007
* Warlordz by Dirty Harry
* Do the Right Thing by Clinton Sparks and Kardinal Offishal
* Live Free or Die Hard by Don Cannon and Freeway
* March 9th by Notorious B.I.G
* The Moral of the Story by Saigon
* Da Drought 3 by Lil Wayne
* A Tribute to James Brown: The Foundation of Hip-Hop by DJ Premier
* Geek’d Up Music by Fabo and Young Dro
* Legends Never Die by D.J. Clue and Stack Bundles
* Lost Ones by DJ Noodles and Jay-Z

If you love hip hop mixtapes and everything related to hip hop music, www.bodyartame.com is the store for you. Apart from hip hop music, here you can find, hip hop clothing, hip hop jewelry, hip hop books, and much more.

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Body Piercing – Flaunt Your Attitude



Body Piercing – Flaunt Your Attitude
Author: Body Art Ame



Body piercing is considered sexy and ultra stylish. The trend of body piercing has risen in the recent times and this new form of fashion jewelry has gained popularity among youngsters rapidly. Youngsters and fashion conscious people consider body piercing cool and hip and this fashion trend is fast becoming a rage. Many celebrities are seen with body piercing on naval, tongue, lips, nose, eyebrows, and nipples. This has lead to a rise in demand for body piercing jewelry even more. This particular art form is thousands of years old. During olden times it was part of the culture but now it's popular because it is fashionable.

Those who sport body jewelry think it adds to their sex appeal and makes them look "hot". Like any other fashion trend, wholesale body jewelry is worn to get attention especially of the opposite sex. Some consider it a sexual expression and sport it because it looks wild, sensual and erotic. Always go for body pierced jewelry made of a high-quality metal that suits you else it can cause skin irritation.

Navel Piercing: The sexiest body piercing jewelry
Belly button piercing is the most popular body adornment when one talks of body piercing. Young girls and women love to wear this body piercing jewelry and get all the attention. This shiny widget used to adorn ones tummy is available in various funky designs. You can enhance your naval piercing with super sexy and hot belly chains available in various designs like dragon fly, dolphins, designs with tribal theme, dangling charms and many more exotic designs. Accentuate your belly with groovy belly buttons and sexy belly chains. Popular celebrities with naval piercing are Christy Turlington, Lindsay Lohan, Brittney Spears, Meryl Cassie, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Gillian Anderson, Jenna Elfman and many more.

Nose piercing: Nose Studs, Screws, Pins and Rings can set you apart from the crowd
Nose piercing is the dawned passion among the youngsters and it immediately draws attention to your face. Nose piercing can make you look very attractive and appealing but nasal septum piercing and bridge piercing can be a little tricky therefore nostril piercing is the best option. Some popular names who have joined this rage are Adina Howard, Anouk, Christina Aguilera, Cree Summer, Billie Joe Martin, Flavor Flav, Lorrie Morgan, Mya, and many more on the list.

Eyebrow piercing: Enhance your beautiful eyes with eyebrow rings and barbells
It is the most common facial piercing among the younger generation. Depending on where you wear it, the look of your eyes changes. To make your eyes look wider, wear eye brow rings on outer third of the brow and for that serious look place it on the inner third of the eyebrow. Eyebrow piercing is the least painful and therefore most of the veterans go for 2 or 3 piercing endeavors. The celebs who have joined this fashion league are Amy Lee, Christina Steurmer, Crunchy Black, Lisa Lopes, Mel B, and Fergie.

Tongue piercing and lips piercing: For that sensuous and sultry look
Pierced lips and tongue add to the sex appeal undoubtedly and make one look glamorous with an attitude. In spite of the difficulties in eating and speaking associated with tongue and lip piercing the trend is continuing. Many beautiful and sexy labret designs are available in vibrant colors and shapes. Celebrities spotted with this unique style are Tom Hern, Alida-Nadine Kurras, Ashley Scott, Gracia Baur, Kate Ryan, Laura Wilson, Lenna Kuurama, and Doreen Steinert.

Genital & Nipple jewelry: Wonderful playthings in bed
Genital and nipple jewelry add to the pleasure of being together with your lover. This type of body piercing is popular among audacious males and females. Men consider it as a sign of virility and a way to express their manhood and strength whereas women wear it to attract their partners and for sexual stimulation. The designs of nipple barbells and nipple shields are adventurous and exciting. Many big names like Axl Rose, Dave Navarro, Eric West, Gerry Connelly, Jaye Davidson, Lars Ulrich, Lenny Kravitz, Tre Cool, Tommy Lee, and Motley Crue's, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and many more has pierced nipples. Janet Jackson said in an interview that she likes the sensation of her pierced nipples.

Trendy and Fashionable Wholesale Body Jewelry
Today the market is flooded with exciting, delicate, colorful and erotic wholesale body jewelry that includes rings, captive rings, hoops, studs, barbells, labrets, chains, charms, pinchers, etc. You can choose body jewelry according to your personality, style and attitude. Body piercing jewelry is usually designed from metals like stainless steel, gold, niobium, titanium, or alloys. Body piercing jewelry has crossed the threshold of mainstream fashion today and is considered as the most IN-THING. For the best collection of body piercing jewelry to bejewel your lover or yourself, browse through www.bodyartame.com.

 



Why Tattoo Shops must comply with requirements by the FDA
Author: Body Art Ame



Tattooing is a technique of placing color ink on or into the subcutaneous portion of the skin via needles or any other instrument for permanently coloring the skin. This method is being practiced since ancient times and is still very popular. Many celebrities sport tattoos on different parts of the body and consider it as a style statement. Tattoo shops also do body piercing, a technique of puncturing the skin with sterilized needles and inserting the jewelry piece into the opening made in the ear, nose, eyebrows, lip, tongue or any other body part.

Why U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations?
As per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance requirements, tattoo shops must comply under the FDA jurisdiction. Tattoos and body piercing are subject to regulation as cosmetics. As per the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act tattoo inks and dyes are "color additives" and may cause adverse reactions or injury. Because of the issues related to body piercing, tattoo removal, tattoo coloring adverse reactions, infections and infectious diseases that arise due to the use of tattoo products and body piercing, FDA gave certain instructions to tattoo shops to safeguard the health of people who get their skin pierced or marked with tattoos.

Risks Involved in Tattoo Piercing
If you are thinking of getting your skin pierced or marked with a tattoo, you must understand the risks involved beforehand, and get your body art done correctly. Unhygienic body piercing and tattooing tools and equipment can cause infectious diseases like skin disorders, allergic reactions, tetanus, fungal infections, scars and keloids, herpes simplex virus and many other. The risk of blood-borne diseases is also high if the tattoo needle is infected. Blood borne diseases include hepatitis B or human immunodeficiency virus that can result in AIDS.

An individual cannot donate blood for one year after getting a tattoo. Tattoos are usually permanent and their removal process is also difficult. However, with laser surgery, dermabrasion and surgery, you can get a tattoo removed, but a scar may still remain.

How to protect yourself when going for a tattoo?

* To ensure that you are safe from above mentioned risks, you must ensure that you go only to a licensed tattooist. He must keep individual records permanently.
* Ensure that the tattoo artist uses aseptic techniques to avoid any kind of infection.
* Tattoo equipment and tools must be properly cleansed, sanitized and sterilized.
* All disposable and non-disposable tools and equipment and procedure work surface must be cleansed and sterilized –a process that destroys all the microbial including highly resistant bacteria.
* The tattoo artist must wash and dry his hands and must wear medical latex gloves.
* He must comply with medical cleanliness and have an appropriate environment.
* Surfaces such as pigment bottles, furniture, sinks, and floor needs to be cleaned with a disinfectant.

Body Art Ame is a perfect online shop for bikers, marines, longshoremen, and everyone else who loves tattoo, body art, body piercing jewelry, hip hop music and much more. Please browse through www.bodyartame.com for more information….
 

The American Edinburgh



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The American Edinburgh
Author: Ieuan Dolby
The American Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a lovely place to visit and to live in. Voted as one of the nicest and most picturesque cities in Europe it gives a sense of wonderment to all that roam the streets for adventure, relaxation or just plain having to go to work. Large buildings stand majestically next to the older and less imposing structures, each complimenting the other. Windy streets cross easily over the new whilst cobblestones fit easy patterns next to newly laid tarmac. All who visit gain a real sense of living for the future and of being part of history and culture that is ever so much part of what Edinburgh is all about today!

Edinburgh as the Capital of Scotland has an extremely large and important financial community and structure. Education with many well known and respected Universities brings many an International Student to Edinburgh, and Museums and historic sites brings tourists in droves at any time of the year. Yes, the old sits well with the new in an old City steeped in culture and vibrating with future prospects and everlasting importance in global stature.

Edinburgh has an excellent transportation system partly built around the Double Decker Bus. It was on one of these that an American Couple sat having recently arrived in Edinburgh on a Tourist Package from some corner of the USA. Typically American they sat there discussing the sights as they passed them and tried in the time allotted to read all in the 101 guide books that were sprayed all over their seats, the floor and neighboring chairs.

Nothing unusual you may say? And you are right! American tourists make up a large portion of visitors to Edinburgh. Japanese, Australians and fellow EC Members make up the rest. I suppose though that Americans and Japanese tourists tend to stand out more than do the French or German visitors. For example, one will always spot a Japanese tourist from miles away as he is invariably bowed under a mass of tangled cameras and supports as he tries to get a photograph of Princess Street or the Royal Mile. At that point the observer always becomes surprised at the size and scale of the equipment wondering what has happened to the ‘Instamatic’ that was heralded as the equal to all else! Yes, Japanese tourists are always well noted for carrying cameras of disproportionate dimensions and seem to struggle in their efforts to set them up suitably.

Regardless, let us return to Americans. Yes, Americans tend to come to Edinburgh for special reasons and one of these is to “find their roots”. Find the Tartan of McDougal as three hundred years ago they were once related or so they say



Military Tattoo

Relive the Battle of Trafalgar with Superbreak.com!
Author: Travel Tips – Alternative Travel
Often described as the most decisive naval battle in history, 2005 marks the 200 year anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar. The Royal Navy, which has been inspired by the events of 200 years ago have been the main organisers of the Trafalgar 200 program of events. The highlight of the bi-centennial year is the Battle of Trafalgar Concert at the Royal Albert Hall London, which promises to be a massive musical celebration of the sea.

Although Trafalgar 200 marks events that happened 200 years ago, the focus is very much on the present day and celebrating the important role the sea plays in our lives today and the many exciting maritime challenges that lie ahead. In addition to the concert, navies from some 40 countries across the globe are expected at the International Fleet Review. The International Festival of the Sea will enable people to talk to sailors first hand about life on the ocean wave as well the chance to see a massive range of vessels including Tall Ships, modern warships and more.

Leading providers of short break holidays Superbreak.com have an excellent range of hotel plus ticket packages for the Battle of Trafalgar Concert available from their website at http://www.superbreak.com.

The Naval theme will also continue later in the year at the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In their own tribute to Admiral Lord Nelson the 56th Tattoo will be embracing a distinctly maritime theme. Again Superbreak is offering a number of excellent packages that include top-price reserved tickets, hotel accommodation and tours of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Who are Superbreak?

Superbreak.com, incorporating Theatrebreak.com, is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holidaybreak plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at http://www.holidaybreak.com.

Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak hold allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and including the day of departure.



Popular Hollywood Actors/Actresses with Tattoos
Author: BodyArt Ame



When it comes to style one need not look any further than Hollywood stars of today. Be it the suave or the elegant look, the Hollywood hotshots manage to exude oomph without any doubt. From their clothes to their hairstyles and now body art, the trends and the styles for today's generation are set by the men and women on the big screen. Let's have a look at some of the stars who are the style icons of our generation and will continue to be so for years to come.

Brad Pitt: The Sexiest Man in the world, as voted by People magazine, Brad Pitt is the only actor to have won this honor twice. He is also one star who experiments with his look in almost every movie. From the elegant gentleman in 'Meet Joe Black' which was a hit with the female audiences to the rough and rugged street-fighter in 'Fight Club', which became a rage with fitness freaks, Pitt carries it all with charm and aplomb. As an addition to his style, the actor sports two tattoos, one on his lower back which is a Buddhist prayer and one of the cultural icon 'Oetzi the Iceman' on his left forearm. Married to the super stylish Angelina Jolie, Brad continues to set the fashion trends in Hollywood and the world over.

Johnny Depp: Talented, charming and brimming attitude, Johnny Depp is the ultimate icon who defies conformity with his unique sense of style. His portrayal of the swashbuckling pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean has set him a class apart. He has a total of thirteen tattoos on his body, from the name of his first born child Lily-Rose on his chest, to the name of his mother Betty Sue on his left bicep and a sparrow flying over water with the words Jack, his son's name, on his right forearm. Oft portraying off beat and eccentric character in his movies, Johnny Depp remains the most prized style icons of our times.

Angelina Jolie: Tattoo aficionado and one of the top Hollywood stars, Angelina Jolie is the epitome of beauty and grace. Popular for her Tomb Raider series of movies where she plays the sexy and lithe treasure hunter Lara Croft, Angelina has established herself as the most stylish celebrity in Hollywood and also most popular tattooed celebrity. A self-confessed tattoo freak, she has over a dozen tattoos which include a Buddhist prayer, a Latin quote Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit (What nourishes me also destroys me), the quote 'Know Your Rights'. The reigning queen of Hollywood, Jolie sets the benchmark when it comes to being elegant as well as stylish.

Jessica Alba: Voted as one of the sexiest women in the world by FHM in 2007, Jessica Alba is one of the most popular from the new wave of style icons in Hollywood. From her role of a stripper in the movie 'Sin-City' to her role as a diver in the action adventure 'Into the Blue' she is the dream-girl of many a young men and an idol for teenage girls all over the world. A fitness and body art enthusiast she has the tattoo of a ladybug on the back of her neck and a Sanskrit character for lotus flower on her wrist, along with the tattoo of a bow on the small of her back. With continued appearances on popular celebrity lists throughout all media, she is a born favorite when it comes to a combination of beauty and style.

Orlando Bloom: With his boyish good looks Orlando Bloom is the dream date of every teenage girl. A Buddhist and an environmentalist it's not just his good looks which add to his popularity. Orlando's role as the Elvish archer in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and as a pirate in 'Pirates of Caribbean' earned him accolades for his performance as well as his style in playing such diverse roles with equal ease. Because of his association with 'Lord of the Rings' he sports a tattoo of the word 'Nine' on his right wrist in the Elvish script as other members of the cast; he also has a tattoo of a sun on his abdomen. One of the most searched male celebrities on Google in 2006 Orlando is the perfect combination of good looks supplemented by a confident persona.


 

Popular Hollywood Actors and Actresses with Tattoos
Author: Steve Laurvick
Popular Hollywood Actors/Actresses with Tattoos

When it comes to style one need not look any further than Hollywood stars of today. Be it the suave or the elegant look, the Hollywood hotshots manage to exude oomph without any doubt. From their clothes to their hairstyles and now body art, the trends and the styles for today’s generation are set by the men and women on the big screen. Let’s have a look at some of the stars who are the style icons of our generation and will continue to be so for years to come.

Brad Pitt: The Sexiest Man in the world, as voted by People magazine, Brad Pitt is the only actor to have won this honor twice. He is also one star who experiments with his look in almost every movie. From the elegant gentleman in ‘Meet Joe Black’ which was a hit with the female audiences to the rough and rugged street-fighter in ‘Fight Club’, which became a rage with fitness freaks, Pitt carries it all with charm and aplomb. As an addition to his style, the actor sports two tattoos, one on his lower back which is a Buddhist prayer and one of the cultural icon ‘Oetzi the Iceman’ on his left forearm. Married to the super stylish Angelina Jolie, Brad continues to set the fashion trends in Hollywood and the world over.

Johnny Depp: Talented, charming and brimming attitude, Johnny Depp is the ultimate icon who defies conformity with his unique sense of style. His portrayal of the swashbuckling pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean has set him a class apart. He has a total of thirteen tattoos on his body, from the name of his first born child Lily-Rose on his chest, to the name of his mother Betty Sue on his left bicep and a sparrow flying over water with the words Jack, his son’s name, on his right forearm. Oft portraying off beat and eccentric character in his movies, Johnny Depp remains the most prized style icons of our times.

Angelina Jolie: Tattoo aficionado and one of the top Hollywood stars, Angelina Jolie is the epitome of beauty and grace. Popular for her Tomb Raider series of movies where she plays the sexy and lithe treasure hunter Lara Croft, Angelina has established herself as the most stylish celebrity in Hollywood and also most popular tattooed celebrity. A self-confessed tattoo freak, she has over a dozen tattoos which include a Buddhist prayer, a Latin quote Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit (What nourishes me also destroys me), the quote ‘Know Your Rights’. The reigning queen of Hollywood, Jolie sets the benchmark when it comes to being elegant as well as stylish.

Jessica Alba: Voted as one of the sexiest women in the world by FHM in 2007, Jessica Alba is one of the most popular from the new wave of style icons in Hollywood. From her role of a stripper in the movie ‘Sin-City’ to her role as a diver in the action adventure ‘Into the Blue’ she is the dream-girl of many a young men and an idol for teenage girls all over the world. A fitness and body art enthusiast she has the tattoo of a ladybug on the back of her neck and a Sanskrit character for lotus flower on her wrist, along with the tattoo of a bow on the small of her back. With continued appearances on popular celebrity lists throughout all media, she is a born favorite when it comes to a combination of beauty and style.

Orlando Bloom: With his boyish good looks Orlando Bloom is the dream date of every teenage girl. A Buddhist and an environmentalist it’s not just his good looks which add to his popularity. Orlando’s role as the Elvish archer in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and as a pirate in ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ earned him accolades for his performance as well as his style in playing such diverse roles with equal ease. Because of his association with ‘Lord of the Rings’ he sports a tattoo of the word ‘Nine’ on his right wrist in the Elvish script as other members of the cast; he also has a tattoo of a sun on his abdomen. One of the most searched male celebrities on Google in 2006 Orlando is the perfect combination of good looks supplemented by a confident persona. …

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Marine Corps Uniform Code Regarding Tattoos



Marine Corps Uniform Code Regarding Tattoos & Jewelry
Author: PERMANENT MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (PMCUB)
>CH 5 b. Attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation to, through or under their skin, tongue or any other body part. Female Marines, however, may wear earrings consistent with paragraph 3010.

>CH 5 c. Tattoos or brands on the head and neck are prohibited.. Sleeve tattoos are likewise prohibited. A sleeve tattoo is a very large tattoo, or a collection of smaller tattoos, that covers or almost covers a person

Marine Corps to clarify tattoo regulations



Military Tattoo

Marine Corps to clarify tattoo regulations
Author: Marine Times
Marine Corps to clarify tattoo regulations

Policy will standardize interpretation of rule
By Kimberly Johnson – Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Mar 20, 2007 11:29:03 EDT

Ambiguity about how far Marines can go with ink on their arms will soon be cleared up, according to the Corps

Marine Corps Tattoo Ban



Marine Corps Tattoo Ban
Author: JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER
Marine Corps ban on tattoos goes into effect Sunday
March 29, 2007 – 9:54PM
BY JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER

Lance Cpl. Chuong Le, who already has a quarter-sleeve tattoo of tribal art on his right arm, says he may get another one someday – and when he does, it will be within the Marine Corps new tattoo regulations.

“If I do, I will keep in mind the revised tattoo policy so it won’t be too extravagant or eccentric,” said Le, a legal services specialist at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

Le got his ink done about a year ago, after he enlisted, at Desert Tattoo Parlor, which is across the street from the base.

“It was a spur-of-the-moment decision,” Le said. “It was free-hand and I liked the way the design looked. It’s something different that nobody else has.”

Aiming to instill a more positive image for the Marines, the Corps has revised its policy on tattoos.

The new regulations are set to go into effect on Sunday.

The Marine Corps’ new policy bans “sleeve” tattoos or new, extra-large tattoos that reach below the elbow or knee.

Under previous regulations, a Marine was only prohibited from having tattoos on the neck and head.

Full-sleeve tattoos, which cover an entire arm or leg, are now prohibited. Half- and quarter-sleeve tattoos visible while wearing the physical training shirt or shorts are also banned.

Sgt. Maj. Christopher Hamel said the new regulations do not prohibit Marines from getting tattoos, they just define what is acceptable.

“Can a Marine get a tattoo after this policy change? Yes,” Hamel said. “But there is a certain criteria as to what type and shape they can get.”

The sergeant major added that the ban does not prohibit Marines from getting a tattoo below the sleeve length. What it does prevent, he said, is a Marine getting a collection of small tattoos which in a group would make a larger tattoo.

Hamel went on to say, under the new regulations, Marines who already have “sleeve” tattoos are exempt from the ban, but cannot add any more.

“They will be grandfathered in,” Hamel said.

Under the new regulations, Hamel said the base has until July 1 to photograph and document all sleeve tattoos to ensure Marines do not add to their designs.

A Marine caught with fresh ink or a new tattoo could face disciplinary action, Hamel said.

“Each case will be addressed to the commanding officer who will determine what course of action will be taken at that point,” Hamel said.

The base began informing Marines about the change in the tattoo policy earlier this month by running publications in its newspapers. E-mails were also sent to all the sergeant majors, who were to inform the Marines in their squadrons.

Hamel said he thinks there is a misconception among Marines who already have “sleeve” tattoos that having ink on their lower arms makes them ineligible for promotion and some duty assignment, or that they may be forced out of the corps.

“It’s not true as long as their tattoos conform with the new policy,” Hamel said. …


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Exotic body art or tattooing has gained a visible place in the mainstream fashion industry, and many sportspersons have joined the tattooed celebrities from Hollywood by heavily tattooing their bodies. Tattoos are embellishing the classic physiques of many famous sportspersons. Tattoos sported by celebrities reveal about their attitude towards life and gives an insight into their personality. Celebrity tattoos range from sporty symbols, religious symbols, aggressive images, initials of closed ones, or inspiring words reflecting their sentiments and beliefs.

David Beckham: Stylish Beckham is equally famous for his lifestyle as he is for his superb game. His enchanting boyish looks got him the ratings of super cute footballer in the world. He is passionate about body art and every tattoo he wears on this body has a symbolic value which he has comprehensively inked in his autobiography, "My Side". His collection of tattoos reflects his love for family, football and faith in spirituality. The first tattoo that he got embellished on his body was his son's name BROOKLYN. This Beckham tattoo is neatly tinted on his lower back. The anthology of tattoos on Beckham body consists of his wife Victoria's name in Hindi tattooed on the inside of his left forearm, the Roman numeral VII – the number he wears for England, ROMEO his son's name on the upper back, Latin phrase "Ut Amem Et Foveam" meaning "so that I love and cherish", Latin phrase "Perfectio In Spiritu" meaning "spiritual perfection", Guardian angel and winged cross.

Mike Metzger: Mike Metzger, the Godfather of freestyle motocross has heavily tattooed his body. His love for tattooing can be seen from the word "Pain" engraved inside his mouth. He is the first rider to complete back-to-back-flips which made him a legendary performer. He sports tattoos on the neck and the inside of the forearm. His confidence and faith in himself is visible from the fact that he has his own name imprinted vertically down the front of his chest.

Kobe Bryant: NBA superstar has a great fascination for body art and sports several tattoos that include a crown, his wife Vanessa's name, his daughter Natalia Diamante's name, a halo, angel wings and Psalm XXVII. The tattoos of this famous basketball player reflect his love towards his family.

Michael Jordan: Basketball idol known as one of the best athletes of the world is also allured by the exotic trend of body art and has a large Omega tattoo on the left side of his chest just above his heart. This tattoo reveals his loyalty towards Omega Psi Phi, the third oldest black fraternity in the United States. The letter omega is a Greek alphabet that symbolizes unsurpassed power that holds true for this amazingly talented player.

Dennis Rodman: This rambunctious basketball player has his body covered with tattoos of Harley Davidson, picture of his daughter, shark, a cross, and many more. His tattoos reflect his love for the game and family and give an insight to the spiritual side of his rowdy persona….
 

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