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Kaley Cuoco Covers Up Failed Marriage ... With New Ink

11/24/2015 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kaley Cuoco opted for another tattoo instead of laser removal when getting the giant reminder of her soon-to-be ex-husband Ryan Sweeting removed from her back.

Cuoco had the giant Roman numerals of their wedding date covered up with what looks like a giant butterfly tattoo. She posted a pic of the finished ink and she said there was no real meaning to the design ... but she seems to be experiencing some kind of metamorphosis.  

We're told Cuoco came into the tattoo parlor Tuesday on a whim and was there for about an hour getting the ink.

She paid about $150 for it  ... probably a lot less than the checks she'll be paying Sweeting once the divorce is finalized.



Kylie Jenner Tattoo Artist Even IF They Fine Me ... She's Worth Every Penny

11/11/2015 9:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111-bang-bang-kylie-instagram-getty-01Kylie Jenner's NYC tattoo artist says authorities will NEVER bust him for letting an unlicensed Kylie ink him up, but if they do ... he's ready and willing to pay the fine.

Bang Bang is the guy who gave KJ a new tatt on Monday night, before putting the tattoo gun in her hands. Kylie posted video of her handiwork, and as we first reported ... the NYC Health Dept. was looking into possibly fining him, anywhere from $300 to $1,000.

But he tells TMZ, they can't fine him because he and Kylie weren't caught in the act. He adds he's never been fined for letting celebs tattoo him. In fact, he believes he's doing a good deed -- "Isn't it best to learn under a licensed professional who can supervise?"

Bang Bang adds, "FYI, I'd pay $1,000 to let Kylie tattoo me any day of the week."

We're sure he's not alone.   

Kylie Jenner Takes Aim with Tattoo Gun ... Major Health Dept. Violation

11/10/2015 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner went out and got a tattoo artist license -- is what you might think after watching this video, but she didn't ... and now a NYC tattoo shop could be in big trouble. 

Kylie hit up Bang Bang Tattoos and got some fresh ink -- carefully placed on her ass/hip area. Totally kosher. The problem is KJ also took control of the ink at one point. 

She posted a video of herself handling the tattoo gun, and tatting a crown and a "K" on the artist's leg. The artist fully consented, but it's a Health Dept. violation to let an unlicensed person operate the gun.

The NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene is aware of Kylie's video, and we're told Bang Bang will at least get a warning -- and possibly a hefty fine. Penalities can be anywhere from $300 to $1,000. 


VH1's 'Black Ink' Cops Yell, 'Cut!!' We're Arresting Your Star

11/10/2015 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110-ceasar-emanuel-instagramOne of the tattoo artists on VH1's "Black Ink" had to unhand a customer's ass to surrender to cops ... who busted him right in the middle of a shoot in NYC.

TMZ has learned Ceaser Emanuel was arrested Monday evening on a warrant for failure to pay child support. Witnesses in the Black Ink Tattoo Studio tell us Ceaser was putting a fresh piece on a female client's butt when the cops showed up.

We're told Ceaser's co-star Dutchess followed him down to the police station ... with the show's cams rolling. It's unclear if Ceaser -- who's got a rep for being an a**hole (it's even tatted on him) -- posted bail.

Rich Homie Quan I Love Pablo Escobar's Hustle ... Not His Killer Methods

11/4/2015 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rich Homie Quan got his Pablo Escobar tattoo out of respect for the late drug lord's business sense ... not because he happened to ruthlessly kill people while making his billions. 

Quan set the record straight while hanging with celeb jeweler AD Killa Ink -- telling us the good Escobar did for Colombia outweighs the bad ... as in the countless casualties of his drug operation.

He points out Escobar pulled in $60 mil in ONE day, so he deserves props and a place on Quan's arm. Watch his full explanation. Ends justify the means?


Rich Homie Quan Gets New Ink for Love of 'Narcos' ... Or Just Cocaine

11/4/2015 8:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1104-rich-homie-quan-tattoo-01Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar will live forever on Rich Homie Quan's arm ... 'cause he just got a giant tattoo to honor him. 

"Narcos" is a great show, but this is a bit much. At least RHQ didn't seem to be feeling an ounce of pain.

we goin in! @richhomiequan

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David Beckham My Kids Don't Write on Walls ... THEY WRITE ON ME!

10/29/2015 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1029-david-beckham-tattoos-instagramDavid Beckham isn't just a beautiful man, he's a beautiful canvas for kids ... whose doodles just became his latest tattoos.

Becks showed off his fresh ink -- a drawing on his hand by daughter Harper and a "We love you Daddy" scribbled by his boys on his ribs. DB already has a ton of tatts, but bragged about these ... "Apparently Harper is allowed to scribble on daddy" and "The boys expressing how they feel about daddy."

Go ahead and pickup "Celebrity Father of the Year" award now, while we admire your body of work.



Blac Chyna Future's Bangin' Other Chicks ... And I'm Cool With It

10/27/2015 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-blac-chyna-tmz-01Blac Chyna doesn't care if Future's telling the world -- and chicks everywhere -- he's single ... 'cause she's just happy to be ONE of the women he's tapping.

Sources close to Chyna tell TMZ Future's actions speak louder than his "I'm single" tweet, since she's with him every weekend. Yes, she thinks Future's announcement was a low-blow, but she still considers him "her man."

That attitude might explain why she went ahead and got Future's name tattooed on her hand ... even though she's just one of many in his stable. 

Tricky as it sounds -- looks like everyone's happy with the current arrangement. For now, anyway.


Future Blac Chyna Who? I'm Single!!!

10/27/2015 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-future-blac-chyna-TMZ-01Blac Chyna clearly made one of the rashest decisions in dating history, because Future not only says he's single ... he's insinuating he was never even banging her!

The rapper just posted a clear message, "Single and focusing on what makes me happy." What's amazing about this ... less than 2 weeks after they supposedly started dating, Chyna inked his name on her hand. The swelling hasn't even gone away and they're now history.

In fact, they may never have even been together if you believe Future, who also posted, "U kno I dnt f*** wit no rumors." 

She shoulda gone to Amber's Slut Walk after all. 



'Ink Master' Winner Dead At 41

10/27/2015 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-ink-masters-scott-marshall-GETTY-01Scott Marshall, the winner of season 4 of "Ink Master" has died at 41-years-old ... TMZ has learned. 

According to Marshall's wife Johanna, Scott called her from his tattoo shop near Chicago Saturday night and said he wasn't feeling well enough to make the drive home. She says Scott got a hotel nearby to crash but when he didn't answer her calls the next day, she got worried. 

Johanna says 2 police officers came to her door Sunday and told her Scott had passed away in his sleep. She says preliminary autopsy results show it was something to do with his heart.

We spoke with the coroner and local police who would only say his death is under investigation. 

Scott won the show's $100,000 prize in 2014 and was featured in Inked Magazine. He leaves behind 3 kids. 

A rep for the show tells TMZ, "He was a great competitor and talented artist. Our deepest condolences go out to the Marshall family and friends."

Blac Chyna Future LOVES Seeing His Name On His Girl ... FOREVER

10/26/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026-blac-chyna-future-TMZ-01Future's not the least bit worried about what many call the "Kiss of Death" -- Blac Chyna's "Future" tattoo on her hand -- and even though it's super early in their relationship, he thinks the ink is dope.

Sources close to the couple say Chyna's tatt proves they have a real connection. We're told Future sees it as a very real, very permanent gesture of commitment ... and while fans are just getting used to it, the ink isn't even new.

We're told BC actually got it on a whim, while Future was getting his own tatt (NOT her name) two and a half weeks ago. Reminder: They've only been together about a month! 

The source says Chyna has zero regrets and lives by the motto: "It's my body and I can do what I want with it."

Including laser removal -- in the highly unlikely event these two aren't together forever. 



YG Check the Virgin ... On My Head

10/21/2015 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-yg-head-tattoo-akmgsiYG blessed fans and photogs in Beverly Hills Tuesday night with a glimpse of his elaborate new tattoo ... on his skull ... of the Virgin Mary. 

When the rapper walked out of Mastro's Steakhouse everyone was begging for a shot of his amazing ink -- it shows Mary surrounded by the words, "No weapon formed against me shall prosper."

Despite the intricate detail of the piece ... we're told YG got the whole thing done in one 5 hour sitting.

Let us pray.


Cameron Diaz My Husband's Skull Is ... A Work of Art

10/5/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-benji-madden-cameron-diaz-splash-01Newlyweds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden did date night, and flaunted a new art piece ... on his cabeza.

Madden and Diaz hit up The Nice Guy in West Hollywood Saturday night, and it looks like Benji's tattoo artist has been busy ... based on the complex design now blanketing his head.

Madden went much simpler when it came to honoring his wife with some ink on his chest.

It's just a matter of time before there's a portrait of Cameron somewhere on his bod, right? Not that we recommend that kinda thing



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