Celebrity Tattoo of the Day (Follow-up Edition): Olivia Olson – Part 2


   This blog exists as a forum to share stories and pictures of tattoos.  One of the reasons I love writing it is seeing when a person I have featured likes their write-up and, as a result, shares the article or gives their own feedback.  It is encouraging because it shows me the value others see in this blog.



   The most recent example of this came when actress Olivia Olson shared my feature about her on her Twitter page.  This is not uncommon, but there usually isn’t a follow-up when I express my appreciation for sharing the article and offer to do a follow-up if they get any more tattoos.  That was not the case with Olivia.  She quickly replied that she did have more and pointed me to her Instagram account to see them.


   This suggestion was great because, not only did she have two other long-time tattoos that I had missed, she had also just completed getting a new one further up the same arm where her rose tattoo resides.  So, I think it is only appropriate to start this follow-up feature on Olivia by sharing her most recent ink with you.

This tattoo is a black and white design called ‘The Mystic Eye’, and was done by artist Alex Grey.  It’s great that Olivia had a picture taken while the tattoo was being applied.  That’s a practice I continue to promote among all people getting tattoos


This next photo gives another good, up close look at her new design


And here she is, post-tattoo, proudly showing her ink while chillin’ with one of her friends


   Before moving on to photos of her other tattoos, here are some other fun photos of Olivia

Adorable head shot


Acting cheesy


Sexy, hippie beach girl


Having a cat nap with her kitty (cat lovers always get a thumbs up in my book)


   Now, back to the tattoos.  Another one that I started to notice in other photos after I had posted Olivia’s original feature, but before she directed me to Instagram, was a script tattoo along her right shoulder.  You can see it in some of these modeling photos.


An up close photo of this tattoo reveals it to be a quote inspired by Bob Dylan: “Beauty is Chaos.  Chaos is a friend of mine”


Another piece of Olivia’s body art is this very pretty, musically inspired tattoo behind her right ear.  The first photo shows the tattoo up close (along with its template) and the second photo shows Olivia getting the tattoo applied.



   Finally, I will close this out with another up close look at her rose tattoo (crossed with a gemini symbol) as well her displaying it while looking like a boss.



   These are all excellent tattoos and show appeal that a large variety of body art can have.  As long as Olivia keeps getting tattoos, I will keep featuring them.

Also, continue to give her some love by checking out her music page:  http://www.myspace.com/oliviaolsonmusic

and following her on Twitter:



Celebrity Tattoo of the Day: Jordin Sparks

It should probably come as no surprise that I would eventually have a feature on a singer whose debut song was called “Tattoo”.  So, here we are, with Jordan Sparks getting her ‘New 2 Tats’ feature.

Jordin is obviously very well known as a Grammy-nominated singer of such songs like the aforementioned “Tattoo”, as well as “Battlefield” and “One Step at a Time”, as well as bursting onto the scene as the winner of Season 6 of “American Idol”

(Jordin, upon learning she was the winner)

Jordin was the saving grace of what was arguably the first really bad season of “Idol”.  If you recall, that was the season that gave us the odd-ball beat boxer, Blake Lewis, who was in the final two with Jordin; the meek Melinda Doolittle who was arguably the most talented finalist, but whose wallflower personality ended up working against her; and the atrocious Sanjaya Malakar, a talent-deprived singer who should never have made the Top 12 and lasted much longer because of websites like VotefortheWorst.com.

However, the weakness of the rest of the field takes nothing away from Jordin’s victory.  Her enormous talent was clear early on and she could easily have defeated Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks (and probably Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino).

If you are trying rack your brain to recall if Jordin Sparks is related to any other famous Sparks (other than Wally Sparks [sorry, horrible Rodney Dangerfield movie reference]), you would be correct.  Her father is former NFL cornerback, Phillippi Sparks, a 9-year league veteran (1992-2000) known primarily for his time with the New York Giants.

The football connection runs deep in Jordin’s family.  In addition to her father’s stint in the NFL, her younger brother, Phillippi ‘PJ’ Sparks Jr., plays college ball at the University of North Dakota; and, Jordin, herself, performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLII, in which her father’s old team, the Giants ended the New England Patriots’ dream of a perfect season (grumble…. grumble…. grumble…..grumble….)

(wearing daddy’s jersey)

Now, on to the good part… the INK :-).  It should come as no surprise that a young recording artist in this day and age, with a debut song titled “Tattoo”, would have some body art of her own; and Jordin has quite a bit.  Jordin’s mother insisted she wait until she was 18 before getting inked.  Since then, she has wasted no time in building her collection.  (Paparazzi photos at the beach with her current boyfriend, Jason Derulo, helped reveal a great many of these tattoos [Photos courtesty of Splash productions])

One of her earliest tattoos was the Biblical verse ‘1 Timothy 4:12’ (“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity“) on her left wrist.  These pictures show the tattoo up close, as well as in a photo shoot

On the other hand (or rather, her other hand), she has a tiny red heart imprinted on her right ring finger

In a photo she took about a year ago to show off her new weight loss, she also showed off her brand new script tattoo on her right rib cage that reads ‘respira’ (or ‘breathe’ in Spanish).  In that same photo, you can also see a pretty design of a dove down on her right hip.  One of the photos from her beach vacation also clearly shows that wonderful tattoo

During her trip with Jason Derulo, the paparazzi captured their cozy time together and also captured Jordin’s tattoo of biblical fish behind her left ear

Another of her tattoos is a what appears to be Hebrew script running down her spine

Finally, among the tattoos of hers’ I was able to find, comes my absolute favorite design.  It’s a gorgeous flower running down her left torso.  I grabbed several photos of this because I think it is such a wonderful piece of body art.

Jordin is always on the lookout for new tattoo ideas.  She recently took to Twitter to request that her fans suggest ideas for a new tattoo for her.  This was not so she could take someone’s direct suggestion for one.  Instead, she was looking for inspiration for ideas that she could customize to something meaningful to her.

You can find out more about Jordin at her official website http://www.jordinsparks.com/us/home

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

Celebrity Tattoo of the Day: Rachel Perry

Long before there was Katy Perry, there was Rachel Perry (no relation)

The very attractive Rachel Perry has been known to many since the mid-90s as a VJ for VH1 and Much Music.

Rachel has done a lot of narration work and had numerous entertainment hosting duties in addition to her work with VH1 and Much Music.  She currently hosts “The Stash” on Playboy TV, which is described as a “The Soup” style show focusing on adult media (clearly a man’s woman 😉 ).  She also had an extended guest hosting role on Adam Carolla’s radio show mid-decade before being unceremoniously let go in 2006.

The sexy Perry has also done some modeling in the pages of magazines such as Maxim where she proudly shows off some very impressive body art.  One of her tattoos is an elaborate floral design on her lower back.  The other two are separate sparrows diving towards her bikini line.  Each are very sexy.  Please enjoy the tattoo photos of Rachel below:

Check out Rachel on her official website: http://www.thisisrachelperry.com/

Find her in the Twitterverse at:  https://twitter.com/theperrytrain