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Paris Jackson My Tat Confirms ... I Was My Dad's Queen

4/6/2016 6:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0406-paris-jackson-instagram-02Paris Jackson gifted herself on her 18th birthday with some fresh ink honoring her beloved dad Michael.

Paris emblazoned "Queen of My Heart" on her forearm, courtesy of tattoo artist Justin Lewis. He copied MJ's own words, in his own handwriting in a letter to Paris when she was just a little kid. 

Paris explained it this way ... "To everyone else he was the King of Pop. To me, well, he was the king of my heart."

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update_graphic_red_bar1:40 PM PT -- Paris' brother, Prince Jackson, also got some ink. It looks like he went with an Anubis -- the Egyptian god of the underworld.

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Norman Reedus and Brent Hinds Matching BFF Tatts ... In Honor of Lemmy

3/22/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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032116-main-norman-reedus-brent-hinds-instagramIt doesn't get more metal than this ...

"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus and Brent Hinds -- guitarist for metal band Mastodon -- solidified their BFF status by getting matching tattoos in honor of rock god, Lemmy Kilmister.

We're told Reedus and Hinds hit up Abracadabra Tattoo shop in New Orleans over the weekend for their Lemmy tattoo tribute.

Reedus got a little "Lemmy" ink on the right side of his chest. Hinds went for a small spade design on his arm with an "L" inside the shape -- a la Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" song.

032116-sub-norman-reedus-instagramThe guys were filming inside Abracadabra Tattoo for Reedus' upcoming AMC biker show that airs later this year.

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Chase Chrisley I'm Trading My Bible Tat for a Range Rover!!!

3/17/2016 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chase Chrisley drives a hard bargain ... in fact, he'll be driving a Range Rover because of a horse trade he made with his dad over a gnarly Bible tattoo.

Todd Chrisley was none too pleased about his 19-year-old son's holy tat ... so to incentivize Chase, the "Chrisley Knows Best" star offered him a sweet ride. 

Chase told our photog at LAX Wednesday why he accepted the deal.

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'The Bachelor' Lace Got Punk'd

3/8/2016 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0308-the-bachelor-tattoo-ABC-01It sure looked like an obsessed fan interrupted "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" episode Monday to show Lace a tattoo of her face on his stomach ... but the guy's actually just a joker.

Our 'Bachelor' spies say comedian and "Punk'd" producer Jamie Abrams faked both his emotions and his tattoo.

Abrams -- who went viral in 2013 for the "The Women of LA" YouTube video -- showed up at the taping and surprised Chris Harrison by standing up and professing his undying love for Lace Morris.

As for the look of fear on Lace's face ... we're told it's 100% real. Our source says no one from cast or crew were in on the prank, so she was understandably creeped out.

We reached out to both ABC and Abrams, but no comment.

Lady Gaga Tattoo Pact With Sexual Assault Survivors

3/4/2016 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0304-main-lady-gaga-instagram-01Lady Gaga didn't leave Oscars with a statue, but instead left with something more powerful -- a permanent bond with the sexual assault survivors with whom she shared the stage.

Gaga and the 50 men and women who courageously stood next to her during her performance of "Til It Happens to You" ... all got matching tattoos after making a pact during rehearsals.

According to tattoo artist David Allen, who posted the pic of Gaga's new ink, the symbol stands for "solidarity for survivors of sexual assault." 

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Stitches Celeb Tattoo Artist Rejects Rapper He's Full of Garbage!

2/28/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226-stitches-face-tattoos-INSTAGRAM-01Stitches is so unpopular ... he can't even get tatted up.

Stitches got turned down flat by a celebrity tattoo artist in the O.C. The rapper, who famously got knocked out by Wack 100 during a beef with The Game, called Chapter X's Muddymoney for fresh ink that would link his "F*** a Job" tat to his Tupac ink, which sits atop his "cocaine" one.

Muddy -- who's tatted everyone from Flea to Dodgers star Matt Kemp -- tells us he doesn't want his art associated with "garbage work." Muddy adds Stitches style conflicts with the shop's family friendly, drug-free vibe.

As the saying goes, he couldn't get arrested in this town ... but in Stitches' case, he probably could.

Aaron Carter Gets Neck Tattoo ... Wants the Full Tyson

2/16/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0212-aaron-carter-neck-tat-instagram-01Aaron Carter's looking less tween idol and more "Sons of Anarchy" these days thanks to some fresh ink on his neck ... and that's just the start.

Carter went into Chapter X Tattoo in Orange, CA last week and got the word "love" and flames tatted across the left side of his neck. We're told it's a tribute to his upcoming album.

He dropped around $500 on the 3 hour session -- and there's way more to come. Sources close to the singer tell us he's been doing 10 hour sessions almost daily, attempting to ink his whole body.

And we're told the plan includes a face tatt. There ya have it -- from Disney to Mike Tyson in 16 short years.

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Stitches Tattoo Removal Company Offers To Fix His Face

12/19/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218-stitches-instagram-edit-03A tattoo removal company wants to put a smile on Stitches' face ... other than the permanent Joker-style one he already has.

TMZ has obtained a letter from LaserAway to Stitches -- the nation's leader in ink removal is offering to erase the rapper's face tats pro bono. Why? According to the letter, they feel badly ... the guy's had a rough couple of weeks.

LaserAway isn't being stingy either -- the gift is valued at $10k. Which seems like an accurate estimate since his mug is covered with an assault rifle, a spider and the phrase "F*** a Job".

We're unsure if he'll accept the gift ... but we do know he'll be able to handle the pain. He's used to his face stinging by now.

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'Ink Master' Winner Died of Heroin Overdose

12/14/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1211-scott-marshall-INSTAGRAM-01Scott Marshall -- champion of "Ink Master" season 4 -- died from a deadly cocktail of heroin and prescription drugs ... TMZ has learned.

According to the coroner's report ... cops found a small bag of heroin on the nightstand next to Scott's body in the Roselle, IL hotel room.  

Cops say Scott was lying prone on the bed, and noted there was a small amount of blood on the mattress underneath his face.

According to the toxicology report ... Scott had Xanax, Valium, and the metabolized form of heroin in his system. The coroner concluded his death was an accident due to intoxication.

The coroner noted Scott had multiple "red crusted abrasions" on his thigh and foot, suggesting prior intravenous drug use.

TMZ broke the story, Scott was found dead in a hotel room in October near his tattoo shop.

Justin Bieber It's 4 AM And I Need An Angel Tat STAT

12/11/2015 10:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1211-justin-bieber-instagram-01After a long night of partying, most people just crave fast food on the couch. If you're Justin Bieber, you hanker for late night tattoos. 

We're told Bieber returned early Thursday to his digs at The Villa Casa Casuarina, formally known as the Versace Mansion, desperate for some fresh ink. Biebs' crew scrambled and rang up Miami tattoo artist Dan Price.

Price tells us Bieber wanted a globe in the middle of angel wings, but ended up going with just the wings.

The tattoo was a 3 hour investment. 

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Ben Affleck Massive Back Tat Is the REAL DEAL!!!

12/11/2015 7:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1211-ben-affleck-fameflynetBen Affleck is like a phoenix rising from the ashes ... or at least his back is. 

Affleck was spotted on set this week with a giant tattoo on his back and most people figured it was just for the movie, but our sources say not only is the ink 100% real, it's actually been there for a while.

We actually got a glimpse of the artwork in July, but again ... everyone just assumed it was for a role. We're told the tatt was already a work in progress when things went south with Jennifer Garner

Single Ben likes his ink.

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Heisman Candidate Derrick Henry SEC Denies Photoshopping Tattoo

12/10/2015 11:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210-derrick-henry-sec-twitter-gettyDid the SEC photoshop a picture of Heisman Trophy candidate Derrick Henry to get rid of his arm tattoos and give him a more clean cut image??? 

That's what a lot of people are saying after taking a look at the image the SEC tweeted out this week in an effort to congratulate the running back on winning SEC Offensive Player of the Year.  

A rep for the SEC tells TMZ Sports the short answer is NO -- but they do admit the pic WAS modified using a filter. 

"We didn't photoshop the picture that we posted on social media sites at all," a spokesperson tells us.

"The filter we used is the only explanation for Derrick Henry's tattoos not being visible in the picture. We used that particular filter because it's the same one we have used all year for our player of the week posts."

BTW, Henry is the odds on favorite to win the Heisman this weekend -- and he'll probably get a tattoo to commemorate it. 

'Ink Master' Star Maddie la Belle You Can Cuff Me ... After I'm Done Breastfeeding

12/9/2015 12:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former "Ink Master" contestant Madison Loftis, aka Maddie la Belle, found one more benefit to breastfeeding a baby when it bought her extra time before getting thrown in the slammer.

Law enforcement sources tell us Maddie turned herself into Greensboro, N.C. police Tuesday ... four days after a cop originally responded to a call of a domestic dispute she'd had with her boyfriend at their home.

What's interesting is the cop gave her a huge pass ... saying she could turn herself in once she had finished pumping enough breast milk for her 5-month-old daughter, Luna. She's been arrested for assault before so it's possible the cops knew she wasn't a flight risk.

When we reached out to Greensboro police, a rep told us the responding cop cleared it with his supervisor first, then filed a warrant so Maddie could stock up before going to jail. The kids stayed at home with their dad.

Maddie's currently behind bars with no bond.

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