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Pi$$ed Off

October 4th, 2011 by

Back in March, I posted a rant about “musician” Ke$ha who tattooed a fan backstage after one of her concerts.  She doesn’t use any real tattoo equipment and if it’s actually possible to be below the level of a scratcher, then that’s where Ke$ha currently sits, in my opinion.

Well, now she’s making news again after she attempted to tattoo musician Andrew W.K. and ended up leaving him scarred and in need of medical aid.

‘He tells, “It got infected. It’s an unfortunate aftermath and my body ended up rejecting the ink and I had to go to the doctor. But it actually left a nice scar which was, in fact, cooler than the tattoo that’s in the exact shape of the tattoo.”‘

Andrew W.K. actually went on to say that he just might give Ke$ha another chance to tattoo him in the future.  Well, if he’s that stupid, then he deserves what he gets, I guess.  However it’s not Andrew W.K. who pisses me off so much, but Ke$ha.  What I really, really, really want to know is why is this total asshole getting away with doling out these shitty home made tattoos?  Hey Ke$ha, you’re not a tattoo artist, you stupid fuck.  Seriously, there is absolutely no reason why she should be getting away with this.  She is unlicensed, untrained and just plain not an artist.  If scratchers are regularly being charged with illegal tattooing, then Ke$ha most definitely needs to be charged.  I mean, she’s already sent someone to a doctor because of her shitty wannabe tattoo skills.  At what point is the law going to step in on this?  Not to mention that she’s a terrible representative for tattoos and of what tattoos are about.  What Ke$ha is doing is not tattoo and has no link whatsoever to the tattoo community.

Shut. Her. Down.


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.