Who would be your celebrity tattoo?

The New York Times recently published a freaky-compelling photo gallery of regular folks’ celebrity-likeness tattoos (click here to see it) — everything from a silver-haired Bob Barker with the tagline "Come on Down" to a haunting, open-mouthed Alice Cooper. There’s also in-character sketches, like Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and a chillingly accurate Jack Nicholson breaking through the bathroom tour in The Shining. (Thanks to MetaFilter, by the way, for the link!)

Anyhow, while you ponder the question of why anyone would want to permanently mark their arm with a tuxedoed Tony Danza, ask yourself this question: If you were forced at gunpoint to tattoo a stars visage onto your body, who would it be, and where would you put it? Off the top of my head, I’d go with Vanessa L. Williams, dressed as Ugly Betty‘s Wilhelmina Slater, maybe in that awesome, white, snow-queen ensemble from the Feb. 15 episode. I mean, why not give friends and relatives a second reason to laugh at my skinny calves? When you’re done mocking me, put your own pick in the comments section below.


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  • furry_tom

    Since he’s from Cleveland and a misanthrope, I’d do Harvey Pekar as drawn by Crumb.

  • Katyna

    It would have to be James Marsters as Spike from Buffy. I’m not sure if I’d want him to be vamped out or maybe just shirtless and striking a sexy pose.

  • Ed

    Slezak, great blog!
    As a 33 year old gay man, I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo of Madonna (the singer,face) dressed as Madonna (the virgin,body). These two characters have been a force in my life both growing up and now coming out of the closet.

  • tuppy

    gregory pech as atticus finch.

  • Heather

    Mr. T circa the A-Team, torso and head (with arms folded over chest). Because I am the least badass person you could meet. But at least I’m not scared of flying.

  • brandonk

    I’ve got a couple of tattoos, but I don’t think I would ever willingly put somebody’s face on me…it kind of creeps me out! That said, the Jack Nickolson was great, and some of the others were pretty good. If held at gunpoint, I guess I might go with Brandon Routh as Superman.

  • brandonk

    LOL…Ed, I’d like to see that!

  • Kathryn

    Wow, what a question. I mean what does one consider? Beauty, body of work, sentiment? After careful deliberation I think I would tattoo Coach Graham T. Lubbock from “Just the Ten of Us” on my forearm. Then I think I would add the rest of the family one by one all over my arms. But I would replace the babies with Gavin Doosler.

  • furry_tom

    Awww, who’m I kidding. I’d get Michael Bolton tattooed on my chest. That way, when I leave my top six buttons undone it’ll drive the (middle-aged) ladies wild.

  • paige

    i have 2 tats of malcolm mcdowell’s face in clockwork orange… dont believe me? go to myspace.com/fire_walk_with_bob and see for yourself

  • Fatima

    A full-afroed Erykah Badu would be pretty sweet.

  • Amber

    I’m not into tatooes, but if I had to, I’d get the Beatles dressed in their Sgt. Pepper’s garb.

  • sere

    James Duval as Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko

  • Val

    Robert De Niro as Sam “ace” Rothstein in Casino, My all time favorite movie. My husband makes fun of me because I am in love with Robert De Niro

  • Lee girl

    I’m thinking either Buffy or Adam Ant — but he’d have to be in full pirate regalia. He was a sexy pirate wayyyy before Johnny Depp (not hatin’ on Johnny Depp, mind you!)

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