The only experience I've had with inner lip tattoos is when Tamra Barney's son on The Real Housewives of Orange County decided to memorialize the fetus he aborted by tattooing "Nugget" inside his mouth. Needless to say, I thought the idea, and the execution, was disgusting. Now we've got Ke$ha to talk about. The hipster-glitter-grunge pop star just tattooed "SUCK IT!" on the interior of her bottom lip and posted a photo of her accomplishment to Instagram.
Seeing as this is only the second time I've seen such a lip ink job, I have to say I'm thankful that Ke$ha decided to take this route.
It doesn't look that bad. It fits her image and it matches, and expounds on, her carefree attitude. Plus, I'm always a fan of any double entendre -- the dual meaning of the tattoo works for me. Had she inked "suck it" anywhere else on her body, say, her middle finger, her forearm, or her foot, I don't think I'd like it as much.
Ke$ha's all about making some noise with her fashion choices -- she rocked a controversial American flag for her V magazine photo shoot, she's gone glow-in-the-dark neon for SNL, and she's pretty much been keeping the hairspray, glitter, and glow stick manufacturers in business since 2010.
The final word? I'm coming around to the idea of permanent inner lip words. I was really turned off by the RHOC thing, but Ke$ha's brought me round. If it fits with the person's aesthetic and isn't entirely offensive, I'm going to go ahead and say I'm all for it.
What do you think of Ke$ha's tattoo?
Photo via keshasuxx/Twitter