Sneak Peak at Buffy's Cover for Issue #39 (Spoiler)

But, where's the rest of it? I guess we'll have to wait until Buffy #39 is released to see the mystery behind this highly anticipated issue. Buffy looks pissed and we're assuming the person who she's about to pummel or be pummeled by is the "closest, most unexpected". Ruh, roh.

Update: People are talking up a storm so here is a poll.  Cast your vote and state your case in the comments!

Terminator 1984: #1 Review (SPOILERS)

The Preamble: I remember watching Terminator for the first time in Tommy Jung's parents' basement when I was a little kid.  I was way too young for that movie and, god damn, did it scare the Spiderman underoos right off of me.  A scary movie can have a profound, lasting impact on a little kid.  It stains the psyche like Ecto Cooler used to stain my shirts.  I'm not the only grown man who still remembers being terrified of the relentlessness of the scarily symmetrical, Austrian, robot of death and, as such, the Terminator franchise is in a perpetual state of "you got big shoes to fill, son".  Sometimes it lives up to the hype (Terminator 2, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and sometimes it doesn't (basically everything else).  Bless Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald for landing themselves very firmly in the former category.

The Overview: Terminator: 1984 comes hot off the hells of Terminator: 2029.  What you need to know is that there is now another man, Ben, who has suffered immeasurable loss at the hands of Skynet and has followed Kyle Reese back in time because he already knows that Kyle is doomed to fail in his mission.  Speaking of Kyle, we open with video of him singing that old, familiar, country tune "Robots done rose up and blew humanity all to hell and my dog died, too" while mysterious sciency businessmen types questions how he knows so much about Skynet, something that is so top secret that even the people working on it are in the dark.  Meanwhile, Ben is soaking up the ecstasy that is the 80's and is reminded just what it is that he's been fighting for all this time.  He waits for the events of the movie to unfold.  This is where things start to change.  After the Terminator is crushed, we discover that Kyle Reese is not actually dead, merely stolen away by the people responsible for that whole end of the world thing.  Ben hunts down Sarah Connor and enlists her in an attempt to find Kyle and save the future.

The Review: I was really nervous going in (as was Zack Whedon, as it turns out) that the comic would toy too much with established history.  Instead, we get these beautifully recaptured scenes from the first movie as drawn by the magnificent Andy MacDonald whose style fits the genre perfectly.  The mixture of excitement and dread that the franchise can provide is all there.  A little love must go out to Sierra Hahn whose deft editing makes this book sing.  Ben makes for an excellent protagonist because, even though he and Kyle share a goal, they are not the same.  Ben is less certain but more pragmatic.  He's more thoughtful, patient but just as passionate.  We also get the murky waters that is a humanity you're not quite sure is worth saving.  I suspect that is one of the dilemmas Ben will face.  In this issue, his resolve is clear, he sees what humanity can have but, in time, he may discover how humanity can squander it's resources.  We already have a moment where Ben devours hot food that was thrown away, all the while questioning why anyone would be so wasteful.  I hope we'll get more of that.  In the meantime, there's a good mystery afoot and Sarah Connor has just joined the fold.  Whedon has successfully grounded his story in the mythos, now he just needs to let it fly.

Bottom Line: If you're still hurting from the Sarah Connor Chronicles being canceled, this book is your salvation.  Zack Whedon is one of those fans who knows how to continue a story he loves and do it in a way that respects what came before while still keeping you surprised.  Go get it.

(SPOILERS) Mariah Huehner talks Angel #37

Today marks the release of the next issue in the Angel ongoing and, to get the ball rolling on the discussion, we sat down with writer and editor, Mariah Huehner, to talk about some of the particulars.  Stay tuned below for an overview and review of the issue, as well as a bonus Illyria question.  Ready?  Here we go!

Buffyfest: Let's address the elephant in the room: in Angel #37, Illyria uses the word "please" when asking Spike to stop fighting with Angel, surprising fans who are used to thinking of her as the uncompromising god-king.  Can we talk about how Illyria has changed since Angel, the TV series ended and why you think she is now in a place where she would ask anything so politely?

Mariah: First, I saw it as a small but important way of re-establishing her relationship with Spike, which is different than it is with any other character. Since After the Fall we've seen her in various situations, and while I think she's still mostly uncompromising, she's also been trying to work through some really conflicting ideas in her head. She has a collective set of memories bouncing around in there. Fred's, Wes's, Spike's, and then there's her own perspective. Which tends towards the self-important. But that's been challenged a lot and I thought it was important to show that she's not the same. There's been a lack of forward momentum with Illyria that's bothered me, and the "please" was a simple way of showing that something is shifting, while also re-establishing that she and Spike have a connection. Plus, it ties into the Illyria mini and some of what happens there. I didn't want the events there to feel too sudden, which means you have to drop little hints that change is coming.

Buffyfest: We're getting somewhere with the question of Spike's soul.  Would you please elaborate on what the Arcadia Sum is and how it affects Spike's behavior?

Mariah: The way David and I envisioned it, it's something that latched onto him when he was flux back in Season 5. The soul parasite idea was originally Bill Willingham's, we just put detail to it. Something that lay dormant (not unlike what happened to Cordelia) until it was triggered. The fact that Spike was incorporeal and would fade in and out seemed significant to me in a show where things from "outside" are constantly trying to get into our reality. And with all the time shifting and the idea of "old" magicks getting stirred up, it was an opportunity to show that, like the limb dusting, some very strange things are going on. I know Spike's behavior has been very controversial, but it was never done out of disrespect for the character.

To me, if a soul can be cursed, if people can come back from the dead,  then it's completely and entirely believable that a soul can get "sick" or however you want to interpret it. Like when The First circumvented Spike's soul, allowing him to feed on humans again without him knowing, the Arcadia Sum kind of allowed Spike to do things that he otherwise wouldn't. By "infecting" his moral centers and the part of him that would see some of these actions as clearly bad. He wasn't really aware of how off things were until they were pointed out to him. Which is also why there was that "crazy in the basement" line came from. That was the last time souled Spike did anything even remotely like what he'd been doing, so it was a way to hint that something significant was going on.

Buffyfest: The Sisterhood of the Jaro Hull take violent action in this issue to become "reborn" but, with James preparing his attack, are they a necessary evil?

Mariah: You'll find out in #38. We discover something significant about Connor in #37 that gets even weirder in #38, and it will directly effect what happens with the Sisterhood from here on in. Not to mention change how Connor may be viewed, too.

Angel #37: The Review

Overview: Angel and Spike are looking into Connor's disappearance but don't get far because Angel is still distrusting of soulless Spike.  Tumble, grunt, insert slashy comments here, and the two separate, agreeing that their times is better spent focusing on what's actually important.  Angel and Illyria head off on their quest to solve the Great Connor Caper, while Laura and Mr. Polyphemus spitball ideas on what's happening with Spike.  Surprising absolutely no one, The Sisterhood of the Jaro Hull have kidnapped Connor and plan to draw from his powers in order to be reborn.  Meanwhile, Eddie Hope has a run in with Team Angel mid Gunn murder.

Eddie Hope Preview
Review: I mentioned last month that it seemed very evident that the story arc Bill Willingham had started is now being very speedily concluded in favor of telling one, last big story before Angel and co. head back to Buffy land permanently.  This issue follows suit in that regard, throwing us headlong into the conclusion to the Connor story and skipping us straight through the Spike's soul plot thread.  That's fine.  We all kind of knew that Bill's story wasn't quite meshing with fan expectation.  The nice thing is that Mariah and David continue to be adept at getting the voice of the characters and so the comics feel much more like the show than they have in a while.  So while things feel rushed, we're getting dialogue between characters that feels fresh and genuine.  The Connor stuff actually seems like it could get an exciting conclusion, too, which is nice for those in the crowd who were happy to see him get more time in the spotlight.

On the less good side is the art which I will only talk about briefly.  It's terribly challenging to capture characters from a show in comic form.  Only a few artists can truly master that combination between capturing the actor's look and the soul of the character and, in my opinion, Valerio's art was too inconsistent to satisfy me.  There are certain panels that I really enjoy but some characters, Connor especially, who never really look quite right.  You can see the difference when Elena comes back to perform the art duties for the Eddie Hope story.  She's had a lot of practice with these characters and it shows.

Overall, this issue is solid despite feeling like it's on fast forward.  I'm looking forward to wrapping this story next month so we can move on to what's next: A Wolfram & Hart story and two spin offs (Spike and Illyria) all of which I fully expect to blow my socks clean across the room and into an adjacent hell dimension.

Enough from me, though.  I'll leave Mariah with the final word. 

Buffyfest Bonus question: When Illyria says "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me", Angel assumes she is quoting "Star Trek" but, according to Illyria, the quote originated as an ancient, demon proverb.  My deeply philosophical question is this: If Angel watches hockey and Spike watches "Passions"; what sort of television do you think Illyria would get hooked on?

Mariah: Well, she likes to play Crash Bandicoot, so that kind of makes it hard to guess, you know? I can see her watching anything from Muppets to the History Channel. In spite of what she says, I think she finds humans and what they do interesting, even when she doesn't understand it, finds it futile, or beneath her. We do things she would never even think of and I think she can't help but be a little intrigued. I also think she might watch things she thinks Fred would watch, but only when no one else was looking. 

*Spoiler* Buffyfest Reviews Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

If Sarah Michelle Gellar is the Queen of the Whedonverse, then Summer Glau must be the Princess. (Or is it Eliza? Hmmm...might have to do a poll.) Anyway, one thing Summer is super-dependable at is adding her talents to some good Sci-Fi and Genre stories. Last Thursday, the Paley Center here in NYC hosted the premiere of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse which Summer starred in. She played the part of the beloved character DC, Supergirl. Another fun fact, the original print comic version of this story was penned by an additional Whedonverse connection, Jeph Loeb.

Now, since none of our regulars here know much about the Superman franchise, we asked our correspondents Darren and Cathy to check out the scene in our stead. Check out Darren's review of the film below:

"Darren here, longtime Superman fan and correspondent of Buffyfest. I attended the premiere of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse for Buffyfest last week and it was a fun time. The Paley Center did a good job with the event. As far as the movie goes: Overall, I'd say that someone who is seriously into the Superman comics may not enjoy it but someone who is a general Superman fan would definitely find it entertaining. I found it entertaining but I had problems with the inconsistencies of the story. Like Superman killing a thousand Doomsdays with one flash of eyebeam. Listen, these two killed each other in the past. If the continuity that's been established over the years is that Superman killed Doomsday before and because of what happened could never be killed again, then how is Superman killing him in one eyebeam? I don't get it.

And the story of Kara/Supergirl (who was well played by Summer Glau). Superman gets hit by 1 omega beam by Darkseid and he was out forever and got flown all the way out to space. He has to get all the way out to the sun, recharge and come back in order to deal with Darkseid. But Supergirl gets hit and was fine? In the end it appeared that Supergirl was stronger than Superman and took way more of a beating than Superman and that's stupid.

Batman, he's an asshole. Batman is human, he has no superpowers of any kind but he can get his head put through walls and everything like that and walk away...gotta get some kind of realism in there. Just saying.

Since we're talking about the Whedonverse connection on this fine blog, I'll say that Summer Glau's voice performance was cute, her krypton was spoken fine. But as far as Supergirl goes, I didn't like her hairdo...way too kryptonian."

And there you have it! Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will be released tomorrow, September 28 on both DVD and Blu-ray. If you pick it up at Amazon, it comes as a Two-Disc Exclusive Limited Edition with bonus Litho Cel.In the mean time, check out the clip below with bonus Summer Glau introduction. And thanks to Darren and Cathy for the contribution!

Fan Vid Sunday

This week's fanvid comes to us from our friend the gingerpire.  It's a little bit of Cangel love for those of you out there who ship it.  Not much else to say.  Busy, busy, Buffyfest Bloggers are out doing thingly things.  We've got stuff coming this week, though, and we'll be covering those convention of the NYC variety in the coming weeks, too.  In the meantime, huge thanks to the ultimate ginge from Ohio.  Enjoy!

Tattoo Quotes, Celebrity Tattoo Quotes

Tatoo Quotes

There is no perfect beauty that hath not strangeness in the proportion.
~Sir Francis Bacon - London, 1639

Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people.
~Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.

Tattoo the pristine flesh
What is permanent anyway?
This ink only lasts 'til the grave,
Skin and ideas decompose
That which we did compose.
~Corri Alius

Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate?
~Author Unknown

Tattoos tell stories of crime and passion, punishment and regret. They express an outlaw, antiauthoritarian point of view and communicate a romantic solidarity among society's outcasts.
~DOUGLAS KENT HALL, Prison Tattoos

The perfect tattoo... the one I believe we are all struggling toward... is the one that turned the jackass into a zebra.
~Raven, Cliff

My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.
~Johnny Depp

Tattooing is often a magical rite in the more traditional cultures, and the tattooist is respected as a priest or shaman."
~Michelle Delio, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration, p. 73

Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.
~Pamela Anderson

Love the life you live, don't live the life you love. -"Chicago"

The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation.
~James Cook, 1779

May I be forever grateful that at times, I did not receive that which I truly deserved.

It’s only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin.
~Herman Melville - Moby-Dick

Tattoos can denote the transition from childhood to young adulthood. It can denote the transition to reproductive availability or the transition from adolescent to warrior.

To many people dramatic criticism must seem like an attempt to tattoo soap bubbles.
~John Mason Brown

What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one.
~Ashley Scott

Reason #7 For Not Getting a Tattoo: People will know you are running your own life, instead of listening to them!
~Sailor Jerry Collins, tattoo artist
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Whenever missionaries encountered tattooing they eradicated it.
~Gilbert, Steve

Everybody wants to see the pictures, and yet nobody wants to see them.
~Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man

I have this huge lion tattoo embossed on my arm. I was a little worried as to how we would cover it up. But my makeup man covered the tattoo with makeup. It took close to two hours.
~Sanjay Dutt

Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves. ~Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 1871

I think I have enough tattoos for now. If I get any others, I'll probably do my kids initials.
~Niki Taylor

You think it, I ink it.
~Saying of tattooists

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.
~Jack London

Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.

Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you've made a self-discovery, or something you've come to a conclusion about.
~Angelina Jolie – 2003

Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth. I also like tattoos - they're rebellious.
~Jennifer Aniston

Tattoo. What a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies.
~Jon Anderson, "Epidermal Dalis," Chicago Tribune, 6 October 1994

Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.
~MICHELLE DELIO, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration

Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good.
~Unknown, Author

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.
~Author Unknown

Your necklace may break, the fau tree may burst, but my tattooing is indestructible. It is an everlasting gem that you will take into your grave. ~Verse from a traditional tattoo artist's song, as quoted on, "Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo," 2003

Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people.
~Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.

I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger!
~Angelina Jolie

For westerners, the tattoo has always been a metaphor of difference.
~DeMello, Margo

Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.
~Billy Elmer

The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.
~Margo DeMello

I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, okay, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future.
~Richard Jeni

Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish
~John Maxwell

Today, people with tattoos, body piercings, and brands are everywhere. They are shown in advertisements, on television shows, and in magazine and newspaper photographs. Even a glamorous toy icon, Barbie, comes with temporary tattoos.
~KATHLYN GAY, Body Marks

Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
~Chuck Zito

Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
~Drew Barrymore

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives

Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye.
~Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn)

It will be an honour to represent my country and get all the kit, stay in the Olympic village, and, when I'm old enough, get a tattoo with the Olympic rings. ~Tom Daley

My tattoo is a phoenix. I got the first when I was 16. I hid it for years.
~Ashley Scott

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
~Nicole Appleton

A tattoo is an affirmation: that this body is yours to have and to enjoy while you're here. Nobody else can control what you do with it.
~Don Ed Hardy

With the Haidas, however, every mark has its meaning...
~James Swan, Tattoo Marks of the Haida, 1878.

The one in the movie is not real, but my Casper tattoo is real, and it is my only one.
~Casper Van Dien

A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods.
~Iban Proverb

I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only 2" taller.
~Stephen Wright

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always
more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives

A tattoo isn't something you put on or take off just like sunglasses. It's a very important decision.
~Karl Kinsky

Check out these beautiful Celebrity Tattoo:

Celebrity Tattoo - Shooter Jennings
Celebrity Tattoo - Joan Jett
Kerry Katona Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Rob Kardashian Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Norah Jones Lower Back Tattoo, Celebrity Tattoo
Kim Kardashian Temporary Tattoo
Janis Joplin Wrist Tattoo, Celebrity Tattoo
Bianca Kajlich Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Joe Jurevicius Bicep Tattoo, Celebrity Tattoo
Khloe Kardashian Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Patsy Kensit Tattoo - Celebrity Tattoo
Maynard James Keenan Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Josh Hartnett Neck Tattoo
Kelis Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo
Alicia Keys Back Tattoo Design
Megan Fox Sexy Tattoo Design
Colin Farrell Celebrity Tattoo
Celebrity Lil Wayne Tattoo Design
Victoria Beckham Neck Tattoo Design
Cheryl Tweedy Cole Sexy Tattoo
Celebrity Tommy Lee Tattoo


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We Have a Winner of September Silliness - The Whedonverse Season Finale Tournament!

She saved the world. A lot. And that's pretty much what this epic finale was all about. "The Gift" has taken the Best Episode Tourney as voted by the people and boy does it deserve it! It's a favorite around here at Buffyfest... I've personally watched this episode more than any other by far. Some of us believe that if this 100th episode was the true series finale, it would be the best series final of any show, ever. From the flashing "previously on Buffy The Vampire Slayer" montage all the way to the final headstone shot, it truly is a masterpiece of an ep. Not to mention that every single character is at the very top of their game at this point in the story, including the fabulous season villain: Glory. Let's recap "The Gift" in photos:

And there you have it! If you'd like to see how the entire tournament went down, click below. Thanks to everyone who voted! Until March....

Arm Sleeves Tattoo for Girls - Ice Cream Tattoo Design

Arm Sleeves Tattoo for Girls - Ice Cream Tattoo Design
Arm Sleeves Tattoo for Girls - Ice Cream Tattoo Design
Arm Sleeves Tattoo Design Ice Cream Tattoo
Arm Sleeves Tattoo for Girls - Ice Cream Tattoo Design


Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good. (A sign seen in many tattoo shops)

"Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed", a colourful synopsis of shore leave for many sailors after having spent many months at sea! A good port of call for men who worked at sea often earned it's reputation by the qualities - or lack thereof - of it's drinking establishments, women and tattoo artists.

Celebrity Tattoo Eminem Tattoo

Celebrity Rihanna Tattoos

Tila Nguyen arm Tattoo

Mandy Moore Tattoo - Celebrity Tattoo

Audrina Patridge Tattoo

Kristen Stewart Tattoo

Asia Argento Tattoo

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
William F. DeVault

Former Chicago Bull Jud Buechler said Michael Jordan wanted "me and [teammate] Steve Kerr to get tattoos" after the Bulls won their first championship. "I thought about it but didn't do it because I knew my mom, wife, and mother-in-law would kill me."

Realistic 3D Black Widow Spider Tattoo
Dog Tattoo With Crown - Loyalty Comes Free
Carpe Diem Ambigram Tattoo Design
Biomechanical Alien Tattoo Design on Hand
Anchor Birds and Waves Tattoo Design on Sidebody
Black ink Tattoo of Angel with Cross
Animated Tasmanian Devil Taz Tattoo on Arms
Jungle Animals back Tattoo Designs
Armband tattoo of Musical Notes and Guitar
Asian Style Koi Fish Tattoo Design on back
Aztec Style Sun Symbol Tattoo Design
Barbed Wire Legband Tattoo Design
Evil Teddy Bear Tattoo
Motorcycle racing Biker Tattoo Design on back
Biomechanical Armsleeves Tattoo Design
Black and Grey Flower Tattoo Design for Girls Sidebody tattoo
Bull Rider Tattoo Design on Leg
Ladybug Flowers and Leaf Tattoo on Foot
Car Tattoo Design - Hot Wheels
Cute Black Ink Cat Tattoo
Grim Reaper Death Tattoo on Back - The weak shall inherit nothing
 Monster Demon Head Tattoo with Flames
Full Color Dragonfly and Flower Tattoo Design
Tattoo of Dagger Stabbing a Heart
Heart and Crown Tattoo Design on Wrist
Crazy Clown Tattoo Design with Money Tattoo
Chinese Character for Love - Neck Tattoo Design
Four Leaf Clover Tattoo with Celtic Design
Black and Grey Cherub Angel Tattoo on Arms
Bow and Cherry Tattoo on back of Neck
Beautiful Celtic Deer Tattoo Design

Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Girls Breast

Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Girls Breast
Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Girls Breast
Girl Chest Tattoo Design - Ice Cream Tattoo
Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Girls Breast


"White folks are not going to come to see a bunch of guys with tattoos, with cornrows. I'm sorry, but anyone who thinks different, they're stupid."

Love lasts forever, but a tattoo lasts six months longer. (Anon)

Marco Materazzi Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo

Hayden Panettiere Tattoo - Celebrity tattoo

Celebrity Tattoo - David Beckham

Jim Carrey Tattoo - Celebrity Tattoo

Fernando Torres Tattoo - Celebrity Tattoo

Tila Tequila Celebrity Tattoo

Wayne Rooney Tattoo

 In 19th Century England, tattooing flourished as nowhere else in Europe, largely thanks to traveling seamen who would come back with permanent souvenirs of their travels on their arms. In 1862, it gained Royal sanction and members of the Royal family, from the Prince of Wales to King Edward VII, acquired tattoos. By 1890 the fad had spread to the US and tattoos were seen on members of the exclusive New York Racquet Club. - It is certainly the most vulgar and barbarous habit the eccentric mind of fashion ever invented. It may do for an illiterate seaman, but hardly for an aristocrat. Society men in England were the victims of circumstance when the Prince of Wales had his body tattooed. Like a flock of sheep driven by their master they had to follow suit. (Socialite of the day Ward McAllister who complained to the press about the fad) - Strange how this attitude has endured to the 21st century...

Think before you Ink! (Sign often seen in tattoo shops)

Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body

Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body
Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body
Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body
Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body
Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body
Dragon Tattoo Design on Hot Girls Back Body


"The human body is always treated as an image of society." ANTHROPOLOGIST MARY DOUGLAS

"A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods." - Iban Proverb - Mingatt Anak Casa (Akai Basai), Iban Headman on the Sekerang River, Sarawak, Borneo - from The Vanishing Tattoo Documentary

 "The woman must bear children and the man must be tattooed."
Polynesian Proverb

You may lose your most valuable property through misfortune in various ways. You may lose your house, your wife and other treasures. But of your moko, you cannot be deprived except by death. It will be your ornament and companion until your last day. -- Netana Whakaari of Te Waimana-Kaku, Tuhoe, 1921

Check out more back tattoos:

Full back Body Sexy Girl Tattoo

Stars Birds and Cherry Tattoo on Back

Full Back Japanese Koi Fish Tattoo

Large Angel Back Tattoo For Girls

Angel Wings tattoo for Female Back

Illusion Tattoo - Dragon Tattoo Design on Girl Back Body

Illusion Tattoo - Dragon Tattoo Design on Girl Back Body
Illusion Tattoo - Dragon Tattoo Design on Girl Back Body
Illusion Tattoo - Dragon Tattoo Design on Girl Back Body
Check out this beautiful Dragon Tattoo Design on Girls back. Its a illusion tattoo, done with great creativity, the two dragon tattoo forms the face of a Girl.

Also check these Celebrity Tattoo Designs:

Fabio Cannavaro Tattoos - Celebrity Tattoo

Jon Bon Jovi Superman Tattoo

Alyssa Milano Right Shoulder Blade Tattoo Design

Pamela Anderson Barbed-wire Arm Tattoo band

Celebrity Alyssa Milano Foot Tattoo Design

Mike Tyson Tribal Tattoo

Pamela Anderson Sexy Back Tattoo

Celebrity Johnny Depp Arm Sleeves Tattoo

Alyssa Milano Lower Abdomen Tattoo Design

Tommy Lee OM Tattoo and Mayhem Tattoo

Angel Tattoo on David Beckham's Back

Alyssa Milano Celebrity Wrist Tattoo

Celebrity Anthony Kiedis - Portrait Tattoo

Angelina Jolie Tattoo


"An everlasting gem that you will take into your grave."
Line from a traditional Polynesian song about tattooing

Richard Leakey - A quote from "Origins Reconsidered - In Search of What Makes Us Human".
"Each society weaves its own culture, a complex fabric of many elements, each element giving special meaning to the others. It is often difficult for someone from outside a particular culture to understand the fabric as an entity. Differences in language, in values, and in mythology create barriers to understanding. Pluck a single thread from the fabric, and the foreigner is even less likely to comprehend its significance. The painted, engraved, and carved images of prehistory are threads from past cultures, and we are the foreigners trying to interpret their meaning. Perhaps more than anything else, art can be fully understood only in the context of the culture that produced it."

Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Design - Feminine Tattoos

Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Design - Feminine Tattoos
Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Design - Feminine Tattoos
Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Design - Feminine Tattoos
Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Design(side tattoo) - Feminine Tattoos

Flower Tattoo Design on Arm

Big Rose Flower Tattoo design on ribs

Elegant flower tattoo

Beautiful Flower Tattoo Designs for Girls

Beautiful Flower Tattoo on Sexy Girl Back


In Galatians 6:17, Saint Paul says, "From this time onward let no one trouble me; for, as for me, I bear, branded on my body, the scars of Jesus as my Master."

"Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people." Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.

 "I'm the man who ruined everything." (Lyle Tuttle on the popularity of modern tattooing)

Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
Chuck Zito - a member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman and actor.

Religious Tattoo Design - Buddha Tattoo on Arms

Religious Tattoo Design - Buddha Tattoo on Arms
Religious Tattoo Design - Buddha Tattoo on Arms
Religious Tattoo Design - Buddha Tattoo on Arms
Religious Tattoo Design - Buddha Tattoo on Arms

Superhero tattoos - Superman Tattoo Design

Superhero Tattoo - Batman Tattoo Design

Superhero Tattoos - Hulk Tattoo Design

Dragon Full Back Tattoo Design

Buddha Tattoo Design on Back Body


Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage. Drew Barrymore

People have asked me, what about your tattoos when you're ninety? Why would it bother me then? I would still want to get tattooed even when I'm a grandmother. Nicole Miller, noted fashion designer

 Everybody gets the tattoo they deserve. (actor David Duchovny, who has a tattoo of a compass on his ankle, [with N, S, E, West, his daughter's name] as Fox Mulder on the X-Files, a show Thomas Lockhart worked on in the famous Tattoo episode)

In the 19th century, Field Marshal Earl Roberts said that "every officer in the British army should be tattooed with his regimental crest. Not only does this encourage esprit de corps but also assists in the identification of casualties."

Popular Tattoo Designs

Popular Tattoo Designs
Dagger Skull Tattoo Design
Dagger Skull Tattoo Design
Dagger Skull Tattoo Design
Cross Angel Wings Tattoo Design
Cross Angel Wings Tattoo Design
Cross Angel Wings Tattoo Design
Dragon Tattoo Design
Fiery Dragon Tattoo Design
Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo Design
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo Design
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
Gemini Tattoo Design
OM Tattoo Design
OM Tattoo Design
OM Tattoo Design
Scorpion Tattoo Design
Scorpion Tattoo Design
Scorpion Tattoo Design
Tribal Sun Tattoo Design
Tribal Sun Tattoo Design
Tribal Sun Tattoo Design
Sun Tattoo Design
Sun Tattoo Design
Sun Tattoo Design
Tribal Tattoo Design
Tribal Tattoo Design
Tribal Tattoo Design
Wings Tattoo Design
Wings Tattoo Design
Wings Tattoo Design
Unicorn Tattoo Design
Unicorn Tattoo Design
Unicorn Tattoo Design
Popular Tattoo Designs,

Cool Tribal Tattoos on Back and Arms For Men

Tribal Arm Sleeves and Back Tattoo For Men

Indian God Lord Ganesha Tattoo Design

Colourfull Phoenix Tattoo Design on Back

Lower Back Butterfly Tattoo on Sexy Girl

Stars Tattoo on lower back


The only difference between a tattooed person and a person who isn't tattooed is that a tattooed person doesn't care if you're tattooed or not. ~(Sign often seen in tattoo shops)

Love lasts forever, but a tattoo lasts six months longer.

 The human body is always treated as an image of society.

The woman must bear children and the man must be tattooed.
~Polynesian Proverb

The Octopus World

“I created the world from the octopus which is connected to the normal population or city, in this image everything was connect by something. You have to see on the big version for that.” – Heri Irawan

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Teen Girl Sporting a Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Arms

Teen Girl Sporting a Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Arms
Teen Girl Sporting a Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Arms
Teen Girl Sporting a Ice Cream Tattoo Design on Arms


In Galatians 6:17, Saint Paul says, "From this time onward let no one trouble me; for, as for me, I bear, branded on my body, the scars of Jesus as my Master."

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.
~Author Unknown

 The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.
~Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription: A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community, 2000

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives

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Championship of September Silliness - The Whedonverse Season Finale Tournament

It's Buffy vs. Buffy in this final match of our September Silliness Finale Tourney! We started with 16 fabulous Season Finales in the beginning of the month, but that made this a short and sweet one. Here's a recap of the surprising results of last round:

- Buffy S.4 finale beat Dr. Horrible Act III, squashing any hopes for another Whedonverse title taking the top spot...but he put up a good fight!

Buffy S.5 "The Gift" beat the S.2 finale "Becoming Part 2" like Buffy beat Angel's ass.

The episodes fighting for the title were randomly seeded. This is the last poll and will run until Sunday evening at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced on Monday!

Here are the polls for "The Championship". These are 2 eps with totally different vibes, vote carefully!:

If your curious to see the entire bracket and how it went down, click below to enlarge:

Epic Interview Moment!: Buffyfest Talks To Jane Espenson

We are so proud to publish this interview with a woman who has consistently given us Whedonverse stories since 1998 with no end in sight and the very person that Scott Allie proclaimed as "the nicest and the bestest of all the writers. Anywhere." We're talking about, of course, the Buffyfest crowned Queen of the Whedonverse: Jane Espenson.

Jane has written and produced for over a dozen hit TV shows including Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Tru Calling, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Torchwood, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and many more...not to mention comics. Oh, and she invented the word "Zima". How cool is that? We couldn't be more honored to pick her brain.

On writing

Buffyfest: First of all, we just want to say thank you. We’re huge fans of your work and we’re delighted that you’ve taken time out of your busy schedule to talk with us!

You've worn many hats in your career - showrunner, executive producer, writer - which do you find to be your most comfortable title and which is the most challenging?

Jane Espenson: "Writer" is the one I value. That's the part that interests me the most and that I have some faith I can do well. Running a show involves a lot of things that aren't about the writing – and that take time away from the writing. I mean, I can imagine running a show again, but it will always be the writing that I love.

Buffyfest: Which actors do you think have done the best with the lines you’ve given them? Was there a moment on a show where you were blown away by a performance of the words you created?

JE: Oh, there have been a lot of such moments from many actors. The one that's coming to my mind now is the work of Enver Gjokaj on Dollhouse when we had him impersonate another actor in the show and he absolutely nailed it, and then went beyond impersonation to a real and deep performance. Loved that.

Buffyfest: Joss Whedon is known for having a "Joss" character in every show he creates (Xander, Doyle, Wash, Topher). Are there any "Jane" characters in shows you've worked on or created? What are the pros and cons to the writer having an avatar or raisonneur in their work?

JE: I've often commented on a certain awkward bluntness that I share with Anya. But I didn't create her. I haven't really created enough stuff from whole cloth to have even had this chance. I certainly put myself into every character as I write them – I think it's most likely that I'll continue like that and not have a character that represents me.

On Buffy

Buffyfest: We obviously love Buffy. What are you watching right now on TV that you love and why?

JE: Glee. I love it. Love the energy and the colors and the music and the humor. Why aren't there more shows copying this wonderful energy? I thought this season would bring on the Glee clones, but I didn't read any pilots that would qualify. I think companies are missing the boat by not creating more recession-era bright programming like this right now.

Buffyfest: You've been writing for the Buffyverse for over a decade now. What do you consider to be Buffy's finest moment as a character?

JE: Can a moment be a whole episode? Because I want to say the whole episode "The Body."

Buffyfest: What was your favorite season of Buffy and why?

JE: Season Five because I believe I wrote more episodes that season than any other season. I like writing a lot of episodes. Or maybe you mean dramatically. Probably Season Five. The show was mature, just turning dark, and our wrapping up of the high school experience capped the main metaphor of the show. Loved that year.

Buffyfest: Where do you see Buffy when she's 50 years old?

JE: In which timeline? I can see a future where she's scarred and bitter, and I can see one where she's transcendent and at peace. I don't feel it's for me to declare one more valid than the other.

Buffyfest: If Season 8 was written for TV, besides the special effects limitations, do you think the story would've been on the same track?

JE: Hmm... probably not. The visual freedom of comic books allowed us to do things that would've been impossible to stage and film and to intertwine characters played by actors whom we'd never have been able to get back at this stage.

Buffyfest: Let's turn to the Riley One-Shot. The title “Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin” was very powerful. Can you talk about how that title came to you?

JE: Oh, thanks! I haven't heard anyone comment on that title before. I often like one word titles that point out the theme, but this just wasn't lending itself to that. But there was an interesting commonality between the two stories in the issue – Sam was making the argument that Riley could go to Buffy and yet strengthen, not damage, his marriage. Whistler was making the argument that Angel could serve the bigger good through a whole lot of evil along the way. Counterintuitive ways to a goal. But "Counterintuitive Ways to a Goal" is a terrible title. So I decided to just spell it out and I liked how it sounded.

Buffyfest: The one-shot seems to be written as an allegory, mirroring Angel’s story through the narrative of Riley. How hard was it to write that type of narrative in the short space of a comic?

JE: It was actually one of the easier ones I've written since it was a lot of talk. I disguised it with action, but it's just a pair of two-person conversations, which are my favorite thing to write. The mirroring was the reason to tell the story, so that happened first and then it was just writing people talking, which is just a matter of winding them up and letting them go. I didn't have it all right the first time through – there were a couple sets of notes from Joss that led to adjustments. But it actually was a pretty easy road!

Buffyfest: Buffy seems to be at the center of this issue although she doesn’t ever appear. Is she the parallel connecting Riley and Angel’s story?

JE: Yes, she's at the center of both decisions, which is structurally lovely, but the story would've worked without that. It was the similarly counterintuitive solutions to the problems that tied the stories together.

Buffyfest: At Dragon Con, Scott Allie mentioned that for a moment they felt like your arc of Season 8, "Retreat", could have run for ten issues. Would you tell us what your original pitch for that story was and what, if anything, you wish you'd had the chance to keep in there?

JE: Oh that's right. There was that moment. I remember that. Scott had that idea, and I think I was like, well, I can write as much as you want and then Joss jumped in right away to say, no, the plan was right as we'd imagined it to begin with. So the ten issue plan lasted for a minute. Nothing was expanded and then lost. My original pitch was shockingly close to what you see on the page. It was a rare moment where I pitched a story to Joss and he just said, yes, go do that.

Buffyfest: In the second issue of “Retreat”, Dawn compares Werewolves to Slayers in this way: "The demon part is the part that you are and the old human part is the weak, rejected part that gets tossed aside--" that's very telling. What do you think it means to be a slayer? Other than being the leader, what makes Buffy different from all those other chosen?

JE: I think the thing that makes Buffy special is the Buffiness – Dawn is wrong about the human part getting tossed aside. That's a fear Buffy has, but I don't think it's true. It's her essential character that she was born with that makes her special.

Buffyfest: Buffy Season 8 has taken some criticism from fans who say that Buffy has lost her feminist message by way of her bank robbing, rogue slayers abusing their powers and the recent Twilight arc. How do you feel about Season 8 so far from a feminist perspective?

JE: I hadn't heard that. I think if we try to make women characters better than we really are, then we're holding doors open for them. Let 'em be as disarmingly fallible as men. No one's better than anyone else—that's the important thing.

On Firefly, Caprica and Torchwood

Buffyfest: We recently read your Firefly short story "What Holds Us Down" and thought it was fantastic. Would you tell us the inspiration for this love letter to Kaylee and Wash?

JE: I wanted to bring those two together because it was a combination I wanted to see. And it made sense to me that the pilot and the mechanic would have a story that centered around the ship. And I wanted to play with a lot of the stuff you don't to do in script form – I wanted an "internal" story. This just hit all the switches. I'm really proud of it – it's the kind of story I would want to read. That's what lets me know I'm on the right track.

Buffyfest: It was just announced that Caprica will be back sooner than we thought. Any hints from the writer's room as to what we can expect from the Adama and Graystone families in the new season? Will we eventually get to see a link between Bill Adama the boy and Bill Adama the pilot as the show moves forward?

JE: The announcement is about the airing of the second half of season one, so these are episodes that have already been shot – I can tell you that you should look forward to visiting some other colonies and that you're going to see more of the structure of the monotheist religion and you're going to learn more about the history of young Joseph and Sam Adama.

Buffyfest: You've recently been announced as a writer for Torchwood which you've mentioned you're a fan of. What are your favorite characters/episodes? How about its parent show, Doctor Who?

JE: Oh I love Torchwood so much. I adored Children of Earth. I love Jack and Gwen so much. Loved Ianto, of course. I loved James Marsters when he was on the show. Love love love. I haven't dived into Doctor Who yet, I have to admit. I know that's shameful. But I simply found Torchwood without going through Whoville.

Buffyfest: With Torchwood's move from the BBC to Starz, some fans (and actors, including James Marsters) have expressed concern about the continued equal representation of queer characters. What are the challenges of telling authentic, LGBT stories on American television? Will Torchwood be able to remain as queer friendly as it's been for the last three series?

JE: Torchwood will not change in this respect in any way. There is no pressure, no obstacles, not a whisper of concern.

And Finally...

Buffyfest: You recently reunited with your former Buffy co-writers for the Stop the H8 photo campaign. In light of the recent rulings that both Prop 8 is unconstitutional, what are you’re hopes for the future of the marriage equality issue in California and nationally?

JE: Drew Greenberg organized that photo shoot and I thought it was brilliant. It was important and it was also a great excuse to get the gang together again. As for your question about hopes, I don't even want to state them as "hopes," since that leaves open the possibility of doubt. Marriage equality is an absolutely certainty and it's just a matter of when. I feel that even the opponents themselves are starting to realize that they're the people who are going to make future generations shake their heads and blush. You can see it on their faces now, that they're hearing their own words ringing hollow. Hang on. It's going to be soon.