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March 8th, 2011 by

Rant time.  I don’t know, I don’t want to come off as some anal retentive stickler for rules, but there are just certain things that need to be considered when it comes to tattoos and a few things that I do take pretty seriously.  This past weekend wannabe “bad-ass” “musician” Ke$ha decided that it would be a good idea to use a needle and a pen and “tattoo” a dollar sign on a 24-year-old fan’s ankle.

If you’ve ever seen Ke$ha before, she looks pretty much like any other low grade pop star who’s desperately trying to cultivate the image of a real rough and tumble rocker.  I guess it must work for her because she’s got a legion of pre-teen, teen and post-teen fans out there, watching her every move.  Personally, when I hear her music I just imagine really awful, tacky night clubs.  It’s like the anthem to that sort of place.

Anyway, that’s beside the point.  My real beef with Ke$ha is that she tattooed this 24-year-old fan.  Yes, the fan wanted it done, but the fact that Ke$sha thinks that it’s acceptable to double as a scratcher when she’s not performing seriously pisses me off.  I mean, come on!  Does tattoo really need this on top of everything else negative that it’s in the process of trying to shrug off?  What kind of message does something like this send out to people when they see it?  That anyone can tattoo as long as they have a pen and a needle?  And most importantly, why is this legal?  It really, really shouldn’t be and it gives a terrible image to the real artists out there who are proper tattoo artists.

I’ve also read that Ke$ha’s manager recently bought her a tattoo machine off the internet.  Great.  So now instead of seeing videos of her backstage scratching with a needle we’re going to see her scratching with a machine?  This is total shit.  Stick to what you know Ke$ha, whatever that is.

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