“Trendy” Tattoos


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?

[1]- Kate Moss' tats (anchor, swallows, etc) have launched a bazillion copycats, not unlike...

[2]- Gisele’s oft-imitated star on her left wrist.

[3]- 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.

[5]- Catherine McNeil’s star behind her left ear and spiderweb inside her right.

[6]- Carolyn Murphy’s Japanese Koi fish leaping down her right hip.

[7]- Nicole Richie's rosary around her ankle.

[8]-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?

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  • http://www.thebeautyandbrains.com/ Helen

    I never dare to make one. :)

  • charlotte bentley

    People also love to copy Rihanna's roman numeral tattoo on their collar bone.
    I myself had a roman numeral tattoo on my wrist (my late father's birthday) that was not inspired by hers, as I got it prior to the debut of that. I like the "cryptic, secret" feel of numerals that not everyone can read.

  • http://profiles.google.com/copperetiquette Jordette Singleton

    All of their tat's are unique an amazing, but once they are copy-catted they loose there fire. Shop Dresses Online at CopperEtiquette

  • http://ibelieveinrosa.blogspot.com/ larissa

    I love Freja's tattoos especially the neck one, looks very femenine!


  • Yifi3

    love tatts. if only i can decide what and where to put it


  • Ctt

    Angelina's belly tat and the dragon on her bicep.

  • Jane S

    That Dermablend video with Zombie Boy is totes amazing!

  • Cay

    I don't know...if I'm going to permanently inscribe something onto my own skin, I want it to be some sort of physical manifestation of something that is inherently me (wow, that got kind of meta). The idea of "trendy" tattoos is kind of strange to me. I'll admire other people's (I LOVE Freja's), but I would never want to copy them.

  • http://www.alicemarielolita.com/ alicemarielolita

    Amanda Seyfried's "minge" tattoo!

  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/ Andrea

    i don´t like any of those except the one from catherine. i am huge fan of tattoos but those are not for me :D

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Wow, I've seen so many tattoos like this; it's interesting to see the celebrities that spawned the trend and numerous imitations. I do really like the creatively placed star tattoos, as well as Kate's anchor. I have no nautical inclinations whatsoever, but have always liked nautical imagery. I suppose because it's classic and a bit tough-looking. Thanks for sharing :)



  • http://katemossdaily.blogspot.com/ kate moss daily

    Nicole Richie's angel wings on her back is one I see often!


  • Laura

    I don't have any tats myself (but secretly love them). I love Megan Fox' Marilyn Monroe tat on her forearm!

    • Carrie

      oh no, that tattoo is the worst EVER

  • Maggi

    Tattoo and trendy are two things that should not be combined. I personally find Kate's tattoos unappealing and juvenile. I like Freda's because they fit her personality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033981551 Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Love Posh's one and Kate's great!!!!

  • Guest

    Please, just because their tattoos are so visible to the public doesn't mean they are trendsetting originals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.g.goss Rachel Goss

      And in the case of Kate Moss and Carolyn Murphy's, they are both copies of older tattoos themselves anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fitchic29 monica noir

    Oh God, how could you forget Chanel Iman 's clothes hanger on the back of her neck.

  • sophie

    nicole's rosary always has, always will be my fave


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