Dedicated Miley Cyrus Fan Sick twisted fuck, Carl McCoid, 40, of England has covered himself with Miley Cyrus tattoos. McCoid’s ink obsession with the former Hannah Montana star began in 2009, when the singer was just 17. Of course the douchebag denies that there is anything creepy about that. He also claims that his Miley Cyrus body art addiction had nothing to do with the end of his marriage.
More pics at The Daily Mail.
Dr. Brigitte Howarth, the fly specialist at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, has discovered a species of fruit fly that appears to have pictures of ants emblazoned on its wings. Dr. Howarth came across the odd insect while digging through an oleander shrub in Oman, at first she had suspected an infestation on the fly’s wings but at closer glance the pattern was far too intricate.
The naturally appearing tattoo serves as a defense system and possible aids in finding a mate as well.
When threatened, the fly flashes its wings to give the appearance of ants walking back and forth. The predator gets confused and the fly zips off.
This defence mechanism may also make the fly attractive to potential mates – something that is less of a concern for the average housefly.
“A lot of flies, if a male sees a female that is suitable it just flies up and tries to latch on,” said Dr Howarth. But G tridens has an altogether more amorous courtship, showing off its wings in a colourful dance. And Dr Howarth believes it is no exception.
“If you look at the behaviour, it tells you a lot about the functionality,” said Dr Howarth. “Not everybody gets to mate. The ones that do have something about them that make them more attractive.
“Is it the same in other invertebrates, who knows? It’s very possible that those are in fact for courtship behaviour.”
This elaborate behaviour may be a response to the fly’s restrictive environment. “Something that can survive anywhere doesn’t need to have as many protection factors,” said Dr Howarth.
The more realistic the picture on the wing, the better its chance of survival and reproduction.
I saw this over at FYEATATTOOS.COM on Tumblr. I’m not a huge fan of New School but the artwork is really good, It sort of reminds me more of Miss Piggy though.
I just don’t know why somebody would want this on their body.
Wow. Just plain wow.
Whether it is Calvin Johnson getting tackled at the one-yard line five times in a season, having victory turned into defeat with a late stat correction, or any number of inordinately frustrating events, the football gods have a way of making sure that your fantasy losses are agonizing. But, in the end, they really only cost money and a bruised ego–at least you don’t get physically disfigured. That is, unless you’re in this Omaha, Ne.-based league, which bestows the ultimate ignominy upon its loser: a thigh tattoo designed by the champion.
I shudder at the thought of the absurdity of a tattoo that would be designed by one of my friends.
When you think of Miss America, I think it would probably be a safe bet to to say that the farthest thing on your mind would be a tattooed, deer-hunting, soldier. Well Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail is ready to shatter that.
The Miss America Pageant won’t know what hit it when it lays eyes on Miss Kansas, Sgt. Theresa Vail.
Once the competition’s preliminaries begin in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, Vail will be the second contestant in the military to compete (Miss Utah 2007 was a combat medic in the Army National Guard).
But when she struts down Boardwalk Hall in her bikini, she’ll be breaking a long-standing taboo with her two giant tattoos – the insignia for the U.S. Army Dental Corps on her left shoulder and the Serenity Prayer running down her right side.
“Why am I choosing to bear my tattoos?” Vail says. “My whole platform is empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. What a hypocrite I would be if I covered my ink. How can I tell other women to be fearless and true to themselves if I can’t do the same? I am who I am, tattoos and all.”
And from her blog, Theresa Vail’s reasoning for being a tattooed beauty queen:
Now, many still believe that Miss America is apple pie and pearls. However, in the job description of Miss America it clearly states that “she must represent contemporary women between the ages of 17-24.” The operative word here is “contemporary,” synonymous with modern! 1 in 5 Americans have at least 1 tattoo. If I were crowned Miss America, bearing my tattoos, do you realize the stereotypes and stigmas it would break? Do you realize it would pave a path for a whole new audience to compete in the Miss America Organization? As of right now, the stigma is girls with visible tattoos do not compete in pageants, and certainly do not win. I want to break that. I am a traditionalist, I am conservative and I am a God-fearing woman. Having tattoos does not negate any of those. Think about it.
I think I just might be in love.
I told myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t make any more rash decisions and get tattooed on a spur-of-the-moment basis. My first tattoo, which has long since been covered-up was a spur of the moment, drunken decision which I can still forever feel because it was a poor job and is raised & scarred.
That being said I have been dying to get some more tattoo work done for a while now. I want to finish the half sleeve on my left arm, plus there are various other ideas that have been floating in my head for quite some time. Recently however I have had some medical issues that potentially may see me having to start taking a medication that will limit my immune system and make it potentially not wise to get tattooed.
So with that in mind I decided I really wanted to get something that I had been wanting for a long, long time but was never quite certain where on my body I would put it.
I headed down to Gen-X Tattoo in Willoughby,OH and got the following beauty on my right wrist:
I decided to put it facing me on my wrist to forever serve as a reminder to myself to hold on to my beliefs.
After I called the shop up to see if they would have the time (and desire) to do a non-custom, relatively easy walk in, I looked up the portfolio of the artist that would be doing the work. By pure happenstance after after looking through her drawings, I may have very well found the artist to work with for one of my long-desired pieces — a modern update on Columbia/”The Statue of Freedom” (The statue that adorns the dome of the U.S. Capitol building.)
So I’m hopeful that my medical issues won’t limit me to harshly in getting the rest of the ink that I desire.
As a foul-mouthed, heavy-metal loving tattooed conservative I am often confronted with issues that cause disagreement with others who are supposedly on the same side of the political spectrum as myself.
This morning while drinking my morning coffee and skimming through one of my favorite stops on the interwebs (IOwntheWorld.com) I came across a post about Rosie O’Donnell’s 13-year-old son allegedly getting a tattoo. The ensuing comments on that thread prompted me to write the below response.[IowntheWorld.com is still one of my favorite stops on the interwebs though.]
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This thread reminds me of a conversation I had once with a (very) liberal college professor of mine. Not having liked the college experience much after my first year, I spent most of my next 6 years after High School graduation jumping straight into the workforce. I was a few years older then most of my classmates and thus, pretty much the only one that had the cajones to open up and argue with said (very) liberal college professor when he started on with the usual progressive ideological nonsense. The class wasn’t even a politically oriented one.
One nice spring day, after a rather miserably cold Cleveland winter, I came to class wearing a T-Shirt as opposed to the normal sweatshirts I would wear. I instantly noticed the look of amazement in (very) liberal college professor’s eyes when he notices a bit of one of my half sleeve tattoos poking out of my Ronald Reagan “Old School Conservative” tee shirt.
“Joe,” he started off, the sense of moral superiority firmly in his voice. “I’ve got to say that I’m completely shocked after all the Conservative Right-Wing viewpoints you’ve expressed all semester to see that you have tattoos. How do you justify that while holding such a rigid belief system?”
I chuckled then looked straight at (very) liberal college professor and said, “The answer is in the second paragraph of the Declaration Of Independence. You see as a Conservative I believe that I am endowed by my creator with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
He didn’t like that answer and pressed on with the ‘how can I justify having tattoos with being conservative line of questioning. He then brought up the religious right and other liberal talking points.
“You are confusing the hard-core religious right, and uppity snobs with what being a ‘conservative’ means,” I went on to tell him. “You see while liberals tend to want to pigeon-hole people and lump everyone into a group into a specific spot where that group falls into the social-order. But as a conservative I am most concerned with the dignity & freedom of the individual. I know that each and every man is his own unique individual and the choices we make as free individuals are our choices & not ones to be made by any other individual or collective.”
He basically didn’t have a response and we continued on with class.
I won’t try to explain my choices of body-art here, as they are my own. Do I regret some of the choices I made? Of course I do, but those choices helped mold me into the man I am today. Each piece of art on my body is a reminder of the person I was at that time & place.
As a firm believe in the first amendment I will never deny the right of anyone to speak there mind. If you think tattoos are stupid, or that they defile the body or any other reasoning you have to dislike body art — that is your right.
It just irks me when people who are supposed to be on the same side of the political spectrum as myself can’t view the choice of getting tattoo as nothing more then an issue of individual liberty — and thus a choice that perfectly aligns with being conservative.
I don’t have the Sundance channel so I will be unable to watch it, but I may seek this show out if/when it gets released on DVD. Tonight at 9 p.m. on the Sundance channel, “One Punk Under God – The Prodigal son of Jim and Tammy Faye” premiers.
I only have a vague recollection of the P.T.L ministry and the Bakkers, as I was only about 12 years old when the ministry collapsed under heavy scandal. Most of what I know about the Bakkers is after the fact stuff such as Tammy Faye’s stint on the second season of ‘The Surreal Life’ with Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada and others.
I do know that the Bakkers were both ministers and that the P.T.L. Ministry was a massive organization. Now it seems that their son, Jaime “Jay” Bakker is following in the family footsteps — sort of.
Jay Bakker a 30-year-old licensed minister, will be the star of the six-part, Sundance Channel documentary, “One Punk Under God.” He is a very, very different type of Preacher: he’s a tattoo-covered punk rocker who rejects his parents’ emphasis on prosperity and prefers a more humble environment for his work, usually bars, restaurants and anyplace that people gather.
His ministry, called Revolution, preaches the gospel to society’s outcasts. Advocating God’s love for everyone, regardless of past sins, Bakker has picked up a large and unusual following.
Jay Bakker started the first Revolution ministry in late 1994, in Phoenix Arizona, along with friends Mike Wall and Kelly Miller. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with the belief that traditional sermons and church services are not reaching his generation. He preached to the street kids of downtown Atlanta, drug addicts, punk rockers, Goths, and skateboard kids, as well as prostitutes, drug addicts, drunks and the homeless. Many of his followers are pierced and tattooed, and sport wild hair color.
The show will chronicle his final days in Atlanta, as now he and his wife have moved to New York where she is attending school and where he is continuing his ministry.
Both Jim, now 66, and Tammy Faye appear in the Sundance series as their son visits them to talk about their spiritual roller-coaster ride.
“I actually visit Mom whenever I can and my sister, Tammy Sue Bakker, moved in to help take care of her,” Jay Bakker said. “At this point in my life, I just want to bring some healing into people’s lives. In my life, I’ve seen far too much hypocrisy in the church and far too many people who have been hurt by the church’s condemnation,” he said.
“Through it all, I still believe in Jesus. I believe in Jesus’ message of love and grace and that there’s always hope in Christ. I know that my church isn’t very big right now. We’ve got about 200 people. But I really do believe that the world needs to hear this message — that love never gives up.”
As a tattooed freak myself, this sort of appeals to me, as I have myself grown disillusioned from the brick and mortar trapping of traditional churches as well as the strictness of the Roman Catholic Church, in which I am baptized.
I just heard about Jay Bakker and his ministry today, but I think I will be looking more into it myself.
For more info check out http://www.revolutionchurch.com/
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