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MaximHot100_2014It is that time of year again, not just when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love, but also when Maxim Magazine graces the screens and mailboxes of hot-blooded celebrity fans with its annual Hot 100 Sexiest Women edition.  You read Maxim’s full feature online here:  http://www.maxim.com/hot100/2014.

One of the enjoyable aspects of the Hot 100 list is that it gives “New 2 Tats” a chance to pay special attention to those beauties who have embraced to wonderful world of permanent body art.

The 2012 list came out a month before I first launched this blog.  So, 2013 was the first chance to run a feature like this.  In 2013, the “New 2 Tats” article was able to highlight 15 lovely ladies who had been featured on this blog for proudly showing how attractive and fitting tattoos can be.

As the 2014 list arrived, I was convinced that there would be more than 15 to feature this time.  Alas, the number has dropped to 14.  5 of the women featured last year did not make Maxim’s list for 2014, and this year’s list ended up adding only 4 new names.  So, to start, we will briefly remember the 2013 hotties who were not selected by Maxim for 2014:

Now, here is the summary of the “New 2 Tats” hotties who are on the 2014 Maxim Hot 100 list (their ranking from 2013 will be in parentheses):

  • #78: Anna Paquin (Unranked)
  • #70: Kacey Musgraves (Unranked)
  • #61: Amber Heard (Unranked)
  • #59: Arianny Celeste (#18)
  • #42: Ronda Rousey (#29)
  • #33: Ashley Tisdale (#7)
  • #31: Lea Michelle (#39)
  • #29: Zoe Saldana (#38)
  • #28: Vanessa Hudgens (#9)
  • #27: Emma Stone (#21)
  • #26: Hayden Panettiere (unranked)
  • #24: Charlize Theron (#31)
  • #20: Kaley Cuoco (#32)
  • #19: Selena Gomez (#2)

Now, for a refresher on how these ladies made wearing ink look so good:

#78:  Anna Paquin:  The former child star and “X-Men” film regular has been taking hot to nuclear levels throughout her run on “True Blood.”
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#70:  Kacey MusgravesThis rising country singer has been a bright star in 2014, with numerous Grammy Award victories.
KaceyMus_Tat01#61: Amber HeardThis stunning beauty (and Johnny Depp’s main squeeze) has been a Maxim favorite for years, and is now on their Hot 100 list.
A_Heard_Tat04#59:  Arianny CelesteThis UFC ‘Octagon Girl’ continues raise her profile in modeling.
ACeleste_Tat03#42:  Ronda RouseyUFC’s top a$$-kicker has had a monster year.  She has already defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship twice in the past 5 months (including winning the main event match at UFC 170) and is slated to fight again in July.
RRousey_Pic06#33:  Ashley Tisdale:  This former “High School Musical” hottie has continued to further her singing career in 2014.
TisdaleTat3# 29:  Lea MichelleThe “Glee” queen bee, who is most responsible for showing it’s ok for ‘good girls’ to have lots of tattoos, launched her debut pop album in 2014.
Lea_Mich_Tat_10#29:  Zoe SaldanaFast becoming a sci-fi fan favorite, Zoe has recently starred in the sequel film of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise, is wrapping up work on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is currently working on the sequel to the all-time box office champion “Avatar.”
ZSalTat2#28:  Vanessa HudgensThe former star of “High School Musical”, BFF of Ashley Tisdale and butterfly-obsessed beauty has continued to work on her acting and singing careers in 2014.
VHudgTat1#27:  Emma Stone:  The textbook definition of the ‘sexy tomboy’, Emma has been having a good time being Spiderman’s lady, both on-screen and off.
EmmaTat3'#26:  Hayden PanettiereThe famous ‘indestructible cheerleader’ from “Heroes” has now become a country music vixen on the hit show “Nashville”.  She is also excitedly looking forward to motherhood with her fiance’, boxing heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko.
HaydenP_Pic06#24:  Charlize Theron:  This throwback to the screen goddesses of Hollywood’s golden era has had a productive 2014 and will soon be starring in a new “Mad Max” movie.
CharlizeTTat6#20:  Kaley Cuoco:  The fan-boy’s dream from “Big Bang Theory” has recently celebrated getting married and has continued to make amusing “Priceline” commercials with William Shatner.
KaleyC_Pic1#19:  Selena GomezA rough start to the year hasn’t stopped Selena from continuing to shine, courtesy of her debut solo album.  Here’s hoping the rest of 2014 is a good one for her.  She remains our #1 at “New 2 Tats.”
SelenaTat2_01While it is a little disappointing that there aren’t as many stars to feature from this year’s Maxim Hot 100 list, I firmly believe that there are many who have been featured on “New 2 Tats” who are on the cusp of making this list.  In addition, there are others who made the 2014 list who should be getting their own “New 2 Tats” feature soon (such as Demi Lovato).

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Celebrity Tattoo of the Day (True Blood Edition): Anna Paquin

APaquin_Pic07   Anna Paquin is another shining example of how child actors and actresses can actually grow up to be successful, well-adjusted adults without the horrible growing pains that so many other starlets endure.

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   The earliest recollection most people have of Anna is of her winning the Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for the Jane Campion film, “The Piano”.  At the time, the 11-year old Paquin was the second youngest winner ever of an Oscar.  She was surpassed only by Tatum O’Neal who won the same award for “Paper Moon” at the age of 10.

APaquin_Pic06    Some may remember that, even before “The Piano”, she was in a series of commercials for MCI phone service as a little girl with a Kiwi accent (she grew up in New Zealand), extolling the virtues of MCI.

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   After making a big splash in “The Piano”, Anna returned to being a normal kid and did not act again for three years, when she starred in the well-received family flick, “Fly Away Home” about a young girl who helps a flock of birds migrate using her own self-propelled plane.  She continued to work on about one film per year, including “Amistad”, “Hurly Burly” and “A Walk on the Moon”.

APaquin_Pic04    1999 and 2000 were watershed years for Anna.  In 1999, she played Freddie Prinze Jr.’s younger sister in the enormous teen comedy hit, “She’s All That”.  Then, she followed that with the role of a lifetime, starring as Rogue in 2000’s “X-Men”; the film that signified the true rebirth of the superhero film as a medium for powerful storytelling and breathtaking action (“X-Men 3” and “Spiderman 3”, notwithstanding).

APaquin_Pic05      Anna continued to enhance her acting resume by starring in the two sequels to “X-Men” (and she’s slated to be in the new 2014 release of “X-Men”).  In addition, she was reunited with “Fly Away Home” co-star, Jeff Daniels, in 2005’s independent hit, “The Squid and the Whale”, and she also starred in the HBO mini-series, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”, before landing her biggest role yet, as Sookie Stackhouse in the tremendously popular vampire hit (non-sparkly variety), “True Blood”.

APaquin_Pic02    “True Blood” has been a huge boon to Anna’s career, and her life.  In the show, it has allowed her show off strong acting skills while also showcasing her fearlessness, both physically and emotionally, as an actress.  Off-screen, she also showed fearlessness by openly proclaiming her bisexuality as part of the True Colours Fund campaign.  She also fell in love with her on-screen love interest, Stephen Moyer.  They married in 2010, and Anna gave birth to fraternal twins in September, 2012.

APaquin_Pic01   At present, Anna has been spotted with two visible tattoos.  The first one, which she has had for many years, is a scripted design of her initial ‘A’ on the inside of her right ankle.

APaquin_Tat03APaquin_Tat01   More recently, Anna has been spotted with a little circle design on her left wrist.

APaquin_Tat02    Anna does not have an official, verified Twitter account.  Since there are a lot fake accounts purporting to be Anna, I will not include any of them.  However, you can continue to get more about Anna at her fan site:  http://annapaquin.net/