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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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Dmitri Young Meat Hook Tattoo??? ... Hell Ya.

12/6/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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When you've got a nickname as bad ass as "Da Meat Hook" ... ya gotta get one tatted on your body, right? 

That's exactly how ex-MLB star Dmitri Young feels ... 'cause the 2-time All Star told us he loved the nickname so much, he HAD to memorialize it in ink -- and he showed us! 

Also, Young had a busted finger ... courtesy of an 8-year-old with a baseball bat. 

Check out the clip. 

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.

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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. 

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

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

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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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