Thursday, September 8, 2011

christina perri tattoos

People with tattoos typically have something to prove. If you're a man, you're either showing your devotion to a person or a cause (your mom, your wife, or Starland Vocal Band), or proving to everyone what a doofus you are (getting skulls drawn around the Oakland A's elephant, or getting "tribal" tattoo when your name is Stanislaw Korzykowski).

For women, you're either showing some symbol of innocence (a dolphin or flower on the ankle) or telling the world that you're a pole-rider and proud of it (the tramp stamp, a.k.a. the bitch tag, a.k.a. Panama City Beach license plate holder). Then there are those who get random ink in random places on their bodies, and for women, that's the most tragic.

In his 1994 song "Fruitcakes," Jimmy Buffett sings: "I treat my body like a temple / You treat yours like a tent." Sadly, some of the hottest women alive now treat their bodies like a garage off of some alley in Compton – letting so-called artists scrawl body graffiti all over them. Personally, I don't care much for tattoos, but it really sticks in my craw when a beautiful girl is sullied by one, whether someone thinks it's beautiful or not. I've compiled a list of a couple of these "ruined" women. They don't just have a tattoo or two; their tattoos are so random and ugly, it's a downright travesty.

christina perri ... cool rocker chic

I was listening to Grooveshark the other day and I heard that song the Jar of Hearts...and well...I really loved it. It's so pretty but so heartwrenchingly heartfelt (yes lots of hearts in this song). I liked the imagery of this selfish person collecting a jar of hearts too. Maybe because Bloomers have something with mason jars? I pictured them storing the hearts on a shelf of mason jars. Anyway, I think we all can relate to the lyrics on some level or another, no? But MUSIC ASIDE, I checked out the official video and I liked it even MORE! I thought her dress was very cool - I don't know WHAT has gotten into me but I think THIS would be a cool bad ass wedding dress too. 

And I also liked the dancing. It reminded me of So You Think You Can Dance. So, I googled the artist Christina Perri, and found out she was an unsigned artist, and her song WAS featured on So You Think You Can Dance (the dancers were in her video!), to a dance choreographed by Stacey Tookey, who had received the rough un-professionally recorded version from this girl's friend (good friend eh?)! Any way, overnight SUCCESS, her song was in the top 10 downloads on iTunes immediately. Cool story huh? I can't help it, I like this girl, she seems really funky. I like her hair, I like her tattoos, I like her grungy style, I like her imperfect teeth, I like her music. Maybe I'd like to be her too :p

christina perri tattoos

Singer Christina Perri has 34 tattoos in all areas of her body. So many in fact, that she now names them. Here's a quote about her latest one:

The last one I got was Banksy. I got it on my whole side, which was such a nightmare because it's all solid black and it's a girl holding the eight black balloons. It signifies my eight wishes -- I made eight lifetime big wishes. The little girl is like me. I was in such pain. It was like six hours, and 25 minutes into it, I was like, "Why did I do this?" But I had to finish. It's really silly when you're in it, and it takes like a whole day, but then you're like, "Oh right, 'cause it looks awesome."

A little girl holding black balloons? "Banksy?" Over six hours in an ink chair? "Banksy?!" You think it looks "awesome?" You named it "BANKSY?!" Not even Lewis and Clark can figure out where you went wrong, girl.

1 comment:

  1. Banksy is the pseudonym of a street artist, not the name of her tattoo...