You know you're a legend when you end up on Wiz Khalifa's thigh -- at least that's how the guys from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are taking it after seeing Wiz's new ink.
TMZ spoke to a bunch of the Bones after Wiz revealed the tattoo in an interview earlier this week. Bizzy Bone told us he thinks the tat is a great homage ... especially considering it comes from another great hip-hop artist.
Wish Bone said he feels blessed that Wiz looks at them as "his idols in the hip-hop game," --and Flesh said seeing the tat blew his mind.
Krayzie predictably described it as "crazy" ... but Bizzy probably wrapped it up best, saying this is "proof they are legends in the hip-hop game."
For her sake, we hope Amber Rose is as big a fan as Wiz.
Pretty Much Destined to Go Broke
Thanks to New Chin Tat
5/27/2014 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The only thing rich about Rick Ross' new chin tattoo is the irony.
Ross just posted the ink pic on Instagram -- but clearly, the Boss isn't familiar with the #1 rule of the universe ... tattooing the phrase "Rich Forever" on your face pretty much guarantees you will NOT be rich forever.
It's true, Ross is rich -- reportedly worth around $30 million -- but he's not rich enough that he doesn't have to worry about money for the rest of his life ... especially the way he spends it.
Then again ... "Rich for the next few years" doesn't really have the same ring to it.
Tattoos Her Initials
on Lionel Richie's Son
5/13/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner helped tattoo her initials on the hand of Lionel Richie's son ... which is both stupid and not entirely legal ... and TMZ has the video.
It all went down at a recording studio in Hollywood on Friday night. According to our sources, Kylie was there with sister Khloe Kardashian, French Montana and Miles Richie.
We're told Miles (who is 19) was getting ink from John Petro, who has tatted up the likes of Soulja Boy and Lil Wayne ... when Kylie decided she wanted to help out.
Sources say Kylie threw on some gloves and put her hands on top of Petro's as he administered the tat -- sorta like when a father lets his kid sit in his lap and "drive" a car.
But according to the LA County Dept. of Public Health, only people over 18 can give tattoos -- or even participate in the process -- and Kylie is only 16.
If authorities decide to go after Jenner, she could be hit with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000 ... and Petro could have his license suspended.
As for Richie ... well his punishment lasts for eternity.
at 40,000 Feet
3/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has joined a very exclusive mile-high club that does not involving banging ... but it does involve body parts and a little prick.
It's true ... TMZ has learned Bieber got fresh ink on a flight to Canada just five days after his infamous Miami Beach arrest. The new tat was done by New York City tattoo artist Bang Bang, who has tatted up the likes of Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and many other big celebs.
Bang Bang tells TMZ the work was done at 40,000 feet (which he thinks might be a record for highest altitude tattoo) and during terrible turbulence. He called it "the most difficult tattoo I’ve ever done for sure."
In case you're wondering ... a rep for the FAA tells TMZ there is nothing illegal about getting a tattoo aboard a plane, as long as it doesn't interfere with the safety of passengers and crew.
As for the significance of the tattoos ... Bang Bang says Bieber sent him a text afterward, explaining, "Forgiveness is powerful, forgive as Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins."
Or strike a plea bargain. Whichever works best.
Showing Off Tats & Muscles in Jail
3/4/2014 9:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If the push-up video didn't convince you Justin Bieber's a hard mofo, this should do the trick -- the singer showing off his badass tats in jail ... so police could take photos of them.
The Miami Beach PD just released the pics -- presumably snapped to keep a record of Bieber's identifying marks -- and they're GANGSTA AF.
Not really ... but it's hilarious that Bieber obviously thinks so.
We can't really decide on our favorite -- it's a toss-up between the weeping Jesus face and the inexplicable Native American head (the singer once claimed he was "part Indian").
The real shocker is how Bieber can stay standing with two gold chains around his neck.
Yeah, I Speak a Little Hebrew
2/19/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Terrell Suggs doesn't JUST have a Jewish star tattoo inked on his arm ... he also SPEAKS a little Hebrew -- and yesterday, the former NFL Defensive MVP proved it on camera.
Fun Fact -- Terrell kinda sorta considers himself to be Jewish ... hence the tattoo and the Jewish star chain he rocks around town.
So, when the former Super Bowl champ and 6-time Pro Bowler arrived at LAX yesterday, we had to ask if he considered himself the greatest Jewish football player of all time.
Think about it ... sure, there are some great Jewish NFLers (Sid Luckman, Harris Barton, Lyle Alzado) ... but Sizzle's resume has to put him toward the top, right?
Tatted-Up Alleged Stalker Goes Free
2/12/2014 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton might want to stay clear of L.A. for a while ... the man covered in Paris tattoos who was arrested in front of her house has been cut loose.
31-year-old Lukas Redanz was released Tuesday -- after authorities decided he didn't really commit a crime. But what he DID do is sure scary.
TMZ broke the story ... Redanz was busted Friday outside Paris' gated community -- his 2nd visit -- after Redanz told security he was in love with Paris and had to see her. Cops found coke on him.
The German citizen was covered in Paris tattoos and appeared wasted.
We're told the L.A. County D.A. won't charge the guy with possession -- because there was only a tiny amount of coke residue.
As for stalking ... Redanz didn't get close to Paris' house because he was stopped at the gate.
My Tat-Covered Stalker Creeps Me Out [VIDEO]
2/11/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton says of all the stalkers she's ever had ... the guy who showed up at her L.A. home covered in Paris tats is the creepiest.
Paris put as much domestic distance as she could between the now-jailed German fan and herself. She immediately flew 2,475 miles to NYC ... where she told us the bitter cold is way better than the sunny stalker.
As we reported ... the German dude had multiple Paris tats, including one showing Paris with angel wings. He went to her house twice last week ... but was stopped both times by security. Cops came and he was busted for possession of coke.
My Stalker Came Back
He's Tatted Up with Me
2/10/2014 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton is freaked out over a German guy who flew to L.A., and made a beeline for her house -- and when cops arrested him, his body told a very scary love story.
Sources familiar with the incident tell TMZ ... the guy took a cab from LAX Thursday night and went right to Paris' house. He got to the guard gate and appeared "extremely drunk."
The man told the guard he was in love with Paris and had to see her. He was turned away but came back the next day ... again, looking extremely wasted.
This time guards called the cops and the guy was arrested for possession of coke. When cops took a close look it was downright freaky -- the guy had tattoos of Paris all over him -- tattoos of her face, her full body and another angle with angel wings coming out of her back.
The guy is in custody. We're told Paris will get a restraining order.
Dodgers Star Brian Wilson
I Got a Brand New Hand Gun
1/29/2014 10:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dodgers superstar pitcher Brian Wilson's 100+ MPH right arm ain't the only gun in his arsenal anymore ... 'cause the guy just got a sweet revolver permanently inked on his non-pitching hand.
The '10 World Series champ was walking his beard out of a tattoo parlor in L.A. yesterday ... when he unholstered the freshly-inked pistol on the back of his left hand.
Wilson's already one of the most tatted up players in MLB ... but unfortunately, this one's going to get covered up by his glove while he's on the mound.
Either way, it's pretty awesome.
Clipping Her Angel Wings
1/28/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes' road to recovery includes one big cosmetic change ... removing an angelic tattoo from her body.
Amanda's been working out a ton lately -- hitting the gym and doing some power walking -- and she's also slowly erasing a pair of angel wings from her right forearm.
The tattoo -- which was prominent during her blue wig days -- is faded in recent shots of Amanda walking around her parents' neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, CA ... where she's been living since getting out of a rehab facility last month.
Change ... it does a body good.
I Got America Tatted on My Canadian Bod
11/30/2013 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber didn't let his Canadianness get in the way of a bad ass tattoo ... 'cause the singer just got a symbol of American pride inked on his body.
Bieb got the ink job done after a concert last night in Sydney, Australia ... opting for an eagle tattoo on his left shoulder.
The singer posted photos of the session -- and we're no ornithologists, but best we can tell ... it's a bald eagle.
Sooo ... the USA just gave Biebs the bird?
Weed Dealer Committed To Justin For Life
10/18/2013 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has friends in high places ... like a self-described celebrity weed dealer who has inked the tiny singer on his arm.
The pic was taken at Justin's Calabasas house at midnight. Justin is posing with the tattooee -- Milk Tyson, who claims to cater to the weed needs of the stars.
Here's what's interesting ... Justin posted the pic on his Instagram this AM ... and almost instantly removed it. BTW, the other guys on Milk's arm are Quincy Brown, Alfredo Flores, and a self-loving Milk.
Is this proof Justin is a weed enthusiast? Duh.