May 16, 2013 |
Demi Lovato says she's a warrior, and she got herself a tattoo to prove it. The 20-year-old "Heart Attack" singer posted a pic Wednesday of her new ink, which emblazons the lyric "Now I'm a warrior" on her back left shoulder, referring to a song on her newly released fourth album, "Demi. " "Thanks @BangBang! Album release day!!! #DEMI," she wrote , posting the pic on Twitter and linking off to her iTunes page. The tat came from Bang Bang Tattoos in New York City. The former "Sonny With a Chance" star also got tats on her wrists to honor her fans' support during her stint in an Illinois rehab facility in 2010.
May 2, 2013 |
Now here's a headline that probably has folks at companies like Qualcomm quaking: “Company offers raises to employees who get tattooed with its logo.” My colleague Ricardo Lopez reported Thursday on Rapid Realty, a New York real estate firm that is offering its workers a 15% raise if they get a tattoo of the company's logo, which is a double-R. Seems one over-eager employee (there's always one, right?) did it on his own; the boss liked it (of course!) and now it's everyone into the inkwell, so to speak -- about 40 employees taking the plunge so far. If I may be honest, I'm not that keen on having “Tribune” inked across my anatomy, though I confess that would be better than our previous owner, Times-Mirror.
May 2, 2013 |
A New York real estate company is rewarding employees who make a very personal -- and permanent -- display of their loyalty to the firm. The company, Rapid Realty, is offering its employees a 15% pay raise if they get the company's logo tattooed on their body. The branding effort began when one employee, acting on his own, got a tattoo showing the firm's double-R logo, Anthony Lolli, the company's owner, told WCBS in New York. Ten craziest excuses employees have used to call in sick "So he calls me up and says 'Hey, Anthony, I'm getting a logo on me.' I show up at the shop, and I'm like, this is cool, how can I repay you?"
April 26, 2013 |
Forget about the thrill of hoisting a national championship trophy or cutting down the nets. The players on the Louisville basketball team wanted to win an NCAA title to make their coach, Rick Pitino, follow through on a promise: The 60-year-old known for his dapper suits had vowed to get a tattoo if his squad finished on top. Pitino got inked on Friday morning, according to a Darren Rovell story for ESPN . The simple design featured an...
April 3, 2013 |
The documentary "Tattoo Nation" deftly chronicles the journey of modern tattoo artistry in the United States as it moved from the margins to the mainstream. Director Eric Schwartz, aided by writer-producer John Corry, writer-editor Marco Jakubowicz and narrator Corey Miller (TLC's "L.A. Ink"), has crafted a vivid portrait that should satisfy aficionados and intrigue the curious. Ink-averse viewers, however, may remain unsold. Once mainly the province of servicemen, gang members, drug addicts and convicts, tattoos are now de rigueur (an estimated 45 million Americans have at least one)
March 25, 2013 |
David Beckham fell on his enviously sculpted bottom over the weekend after showing off some of his "Bend It Like Beckham" moves in China. The British soccer star, who recently left the L.A. Galaxy for the Paris-St. Germain football club, was visiting the country to promote his sport. He has been named China's first international ambassador and was invited by the China Football Association for a five-day trip. On Saturday, Beckham was demonstrating a kick to the Wuhan Zall Football Club while he was dressed to the nines - suit, tie and dress shoes.