Celebrity Tattoo of the Day (Browncoats Edition): Miriam Pultro

(Update:  Miriam loved this feature and shared her brand new tattoo)

(Update 06/23:  I found a pictures that clearly shows the saying on Miriam’s shoulder)

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(credit: “Mythos” screen capture)

   As regular readers of “New 2 Tats” have probably already realized during their many visits, I generally like to feature athletes or celebrities who are not well known (or who are famous, but not known for their body art).  A recent need to fill my “Firefly” void brought the pretty Miriam Pultro to my attention.

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  In 2010, a group of acting unknowns (and fervent “Firefly” fans) came together to put fan fiction on film with the release of “Browncoats: Redemption”.  Though not focusing on the tale of the crew of Serenity (other than a “blink and you’ll miss it” cameo by Jayne himself, Adam Baldwin), “Browncoats: Redemption” takes in the same ‘verse, aboard a similar ship called Redemption, in the days and months following the devastating news about the planet Miranda, the core of 2005’s “Serenity”.

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(credit: Michael Levy)

   “Browncoats: Redemption” made over $100,000 for charity and introduced this spunky Philadelphia actress to wider audience.  With a look that combines the best features of Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, from “Gossip Girl”) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie, from “The Walking Dead”), Miriam has been steadily building her acting resume with edgy (and, by her own admission, dark) characters.

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(credit: Shervin Lainez)

      In a film/television career that is just about three years old, Miriam as been paying her dues with a run of independent television and web series.  She began with the film “Laundromat” in 2010 and is recently starred on the television series “Casters”.

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(Photo credit: Tim Goodwin Photography: http://timgoodwinphotography.tumblr.com/)

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   Currently, Miriam has made a splash on the hit web series, “Mythos”.  Beyond being popular, “Mythos” is also an award winner.  The website ‘We Love Soaps’, a champion of independent web and tv productions, held their 4th annual Independent Soap Awards (ISA4) just this week, on February 19th.  Miriam won the award for Best Lead Actress Her co-star, Adam Henry Garcia, won for Best Supporting Actor.  Not too shabby for a series she wrote, directed and produced all on her own!  (The picture below shows her on her big night)

   Of course, while I love to promote independent media, what brings Miriam Pultro to the pages of “New 2 Tats” is, naturally, the ink.  When I first saw her on “Browncoats: Redemption”, I noticed a design on the upper part of her inner left forearm.  A closer look reveals what appears to be Hebrew inscription (I’m told it says ‘hashem’, which is the Hebrew reference for God or, more literally, ‘the name’, as his real name is not supposed to be spoken [it’s helpful to have friends who are “Firefly” fans and Jewish, to provide this little nugget of information :-)).

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(credit: Shervin Lainez)

   On Miriam’s left shoulder, there is another inscription that says “I Am Enough”

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(Photo credit: Tim Goodwin Photography: http://timgoodwinphotography.tumblr.com/)

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(Photo credit: Tim Goodwin Photography: http://timgoodwinphotography.tumblr.com/)

   A little clearer to read is the quote she has tattoo’d on her right bicep, which reads “To love at all is to be vulnerable”.

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(credit: Steve Antonelli)

    The final one I was able to find was a fun and flirty cluster of stars near her right hip.

MPultro_Tat03   And, here is Miriam’s 5th tattoo, inked just a week ago.  It’s the Triskelion, a beautiful Celtic symbol representing the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost in Christianity; as well as a secular meaning of Spirit, Mind, and Body).  This is a wonderful design (one I will be getting for myself soon), and it looks great on Miriam.   MPultro_Tat05

   Miriam is working hard and making moves.  I have no doubt that we will be seeing more roles from her in the near future (and, hopefully, more ink :-)).

You can find out about Miriam and her career on her professional website:  http://miriampultro.moonfruit.com/

You can follow her on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/MiriamPultro

And, you can support Miriam, and all independent artists, through We Love Soaps at:  http://www.welovesoaps.net/

Celebrity Tattoo of the Day: Eden Sher

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   Eden Sher is a young, comedic actress who first cut her acting teeth in 2006 in a guest role on the irreverant HBO comedy “Weeds”.  She played the girlfriend of Nancy Botwin’s youngest son, Shane.  The unintended consequences of dating a member of a pot-selling family quickly ended that relationship.

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   Following that performance, Eden had a guest appearance in an episode of the final season of the teen soap drama “The O.C.” and was on the short-lived ABC comedy “Sons & Daughters”.

   Currently, Eden has continued her work with ABC in the family comedy “The Middle”, where she plays the role of the opitimistic, but very socially awkward, middle child of the Heck family, Sue Heck.  Also starring “Everybody Loves Raymond” veteran, Patricia Heaton, “The Middle” has been moderately successful and is in the middle of its fourth season.  Eden’s performance has garnered her several nominations for Young Artist and Critics’ Television Choice awards.

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   As tattoos are becoming less taboo, and younger people are getting them almost as a right of passage, it should come as no suprise that Eden currently sports two known tattoos of her own.

   Her first, most easily recognizable tattoo, is the Venus symbol (the universally accepted symbol for woman) on the top of her right foot.  It’s a cute, demure, feminine tattoo that works well for her. 

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   Eden’s second tattoo is not as well known.  At a recent awards show, Eden wore a pretty red dress with several cutouts in the middle.  These cutouts reveal the presence of a piece of body art along her left rib cage that looks like it might be a feather with some lettering. 

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   As Eden becomes more well known, we will, no doubt, see clearer images of this tattoo.  I also suspect that she will be adding more tattoos to her collection over time.  These will likely be as nice as the ones she currently has.

You can follow Eden on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/edensher

Celebrity Tattoo of the Day (Grammy-Winning, New Mother Edition): Adele

 
(Updated on 02/13/2013 to show her new tattoo seen at the Grammy’s)
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   I would say it’s a pretty good bet that I don’t need to spend a lot of time on the introduction to British singer, Adele.  You can’t spend more than 15 minutes on any radio station without one of the songs off her mega-smash, and Grammy Award-hording, album “21” being heard.  As with any artist who falls into the Top-40 radio cycle of over-saturation, there are a number of people who are growing tired of Adele’s music.  ‘New 2 Tats’ does not fall into that category.

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   In an era when we are getting innundated with no-talent blank slates who can be propped up by auto-tune and studio ‘magic’ (Justin Bieber and Fergie, to name a few), it’s really refreshing to come across an artist whose raw talent doesn’t just make her a critical darling, but also a popular powerhouse.

 I first became aware of Adele back in 2008, when her record label released, and heavily promoted, her single “Chasing Pavements” from her debut album “19”. The song was just ok. It seemed a bit overproduced for the purposes of being an immediate radio hit. I wasn’t overly impressed with it, other than to notice that Adele seemed to have a pretty good voice. Now, let’s advance a couple of months and witness the re-release of “Hometown Glory” from the same album. While it had actually been released in 2007, it did not make a big impact initially. Following the success of “…Pavements”, the label gave this single another chance and it was amazing. This song knocked me over with the depth and power of Adele’s voice and emotion.

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 The success of “19” began to settle down when, in 2011, “Rolling in the Deep” from her sophomore album, “21”, hit the airwaves. Proving that her follow-up album was vastly superior to her strong debut album, the strong “Rolling in the Deep” ended up being the first of three straight Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits for Adele (followed by “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain”). All told, Adele finished the year by winning 6 Grammy Awards for “21”. More recently, she further cemented her place in pop culture iconography with her very well-received theme song from the new James Bond film, “Skyfall”.

  Adele capped off a whirlwind 2012 by adding a new accolade to her resume: mother.

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    Adele has also been shown to prefer a little bit of body art.  She has two separate tattoo designs, both on her left wrist.  The first of those is a very significant one.  It’s the design of a penny with a heart inside.  It is in honor of her mother, Penny Adkins, with whom she has a very close relationship.  The other tattoo she has is a series of three dots horizontally aligned beneath her ‘penny’ tattoo.  I have not been able to find the meaning of this one, but she did get it with her friend Joy Williams, of the music group “The Civil Wars”.  The photos below show both tattoos, as well as including the all-important pictures of Adele in the process of being inked.

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   Just recently, at the Grammy Awards, Adele was seen sporting a brand new tattoo behind her right ear.  It is a script “A”.  This beautiful tattoo is a touching tribute to her newborn son, whose name is confirmed as Angelo.  Many parents choose tattoos as tributes to their children because the put a great deal of thought and care into the design; and these are one of the types of ‘regret-proof’ tattoos because, your blood will always be your blood, no matter what happens.

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Adele’s mega-stardom is sure to continue.  As do millions of others, I look forward to the melodious treats her next album will bring.

You can find out more about Adele on her official website:  http://www.adele.tv/

You can follow her on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/OfficialAdele