Tattooing and bedazzling your hoo-ha is all the rage these days — and experts tell us it’s because they like to lead “a double life!”
Amanda Seyfried got the word “minge” (British slang for vagina) on her foot. Angelina Jolie reportedly has ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s name engraved forever and ever amen on her lady parts, and Michelle McGee has ink in a place we (and Sandra Bullock) never want to hear about again. Just what is Hollywood’s obsession with vagina tattoos (or tattooing your vagina)?
“Vagina tattoos are pretty popular. I would say that fifty percent of the women that [come into my shop] get tattooed in that area for sex appeal,” Robert Bachman, a tattoo artist at All-Star Tattoos & Piercings in Venice, Calif. tells HollywoodLife.com. He added, “They want to be able to keep the tattoos hidden, especially if they’re professional women. It’s almost like a double life — professional by daytime and a hidden secret at night.”
Agrees Joel, an artist at Riptide Tattoos in Venice, Calif., “[Women get tattoos in that area] as their own personal secret. Girls want to make sure they look pretty, and tattoos in that area aren’t seen.”
But what kind of ink do women typically get on their lady parts? According to Rob, a lot of gals follow Angie’s lead! “It ranges from men’s names to cherries and flowers. Cute stuff,” he says. Adds Joel, “I get a lot of hearts, stars and flowers.. Feminine things, typical things that a girl would get.”
But showing your sexual side can definitely be painful. Says Rafa, an artist at LA’s Lucky 7, “It’s very painful, because the skin down there is so tough.” Agrees Joel, “On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most painful, I’d say it’s a 7 or an 8.”
Clearly tough girl Angie, 34, has a high threshold for pain (we can’t say anything about Amanda’s pain tolerance, as her vagina tattoo was on her foot!). But if you can’t tolerate getting hurt, we suggest going the Jennifer Love Hewitt route, and decorating your woo by vejazzling (placing rhinestones on your bits to make ‘em pretty).
Or, you know, you can just go bare. That seems to work, too.
– Laura Schreffler
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