Rick Genest, the Mugler model, Lady Gaga collaborator and L’Oréal Dermablend spokesperson commonly known as Zombie Boy (for the tattoos that cover over 80% of his body and make him look like a...zombie) settled a lawsuit with Twentieth Century Fox Tuesday after FX’s American Horror Story featured a suicidal school-shooter character with tats nearly identical to Genest's in the show's first season. What piqued our interest was that Genest’s “walking corpse”-inspired body art is copyrighted. Then we started to wonder: who else should be copywriting their signature ink?
- Kate Moss' tats (anchor, swallows, etc) have launched a bazillion copycats, not unlike...
- Gisele’s oft-imitated star on her left wrist.
- Rihanna has a star inside her left ear (as well as the same "shh..." tattoo on her right pointer finger as Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen), a cascade of stars down the back of her neck, as well as the nonsensical French phrase “rebelle fleur” across the side of it, in a font and location awfully similar to...
[3,4]- Freja Beha Erichsen’s "float" (also, Rihanna’s ribcage gun tattoo bears similarities to the pistol on the inside of Freja's left bicep), and other designs.
- Catherine McNeil’s star behind her left ear and spiderweb inside her right.
- Carolyn Murphy’s Japanese Koi fish leaping down her right hip.
- Nicole Richie's rosary around her ankle.
-Victoria Beckham's spine-spanning Hebrew verse (roughly, “I am my love’s and my love is mine; he browses among the lilies,” Song of Solomon 6:3, for the record).
Any others we're forgetting?