If I had two guns tattooed on my stomach pointing down at my groin, I don't think I'd want to ruin the aesthetic of the gorgeous, self-expressionist "art piece" (or should I say, artful pieces?) on my abdomen with another, wordier tattoo. Courtland Rogers would disagree. The 20-year-old, who's engaged to Teen Mom Jenelle Evans, got "Almost Famous" inked below the glocks on his belly.
Unless this dude is some millennial cinephile with a penchant for flicks with a '70s theme, I'm going to go ahead and assume that his new tattoo has nothing to do with the 2001 Cameron Crowe flick and everything to do with how he sees his life with Jenelle.
It's no secret that the Teen Moms are public figures. Their lives have provided not only a TV show, but article after article, just like this one, about their goings on. Much like a car accident on the side of the road that's stopped traffic for hours on end, people are so bored from the sitting and the staring that they've convinced themselves they're interested and invested in what's going on to the side of their lives, and they can't look away.
That blasé curiosity is what's thrusted Jenelle and her co-stars onto the covers of tabloids and into our living rooms every night of the week during re-runs. So yeah, they probably think they're famous.
And so might their boyfriends or fiances or baby daddies or friends of friends. The people in the Teen Moms' lives become almost famous, and I bet Courtland likes that.
If I were Jenelle, I'd be worried that's what he likes most about the relationship. I mean, he's evidently so into being almost famous that he got that tattooed inches above his penis. Jenelle, though, doesn't seem to mind. She thanked the tattoo artist on Facebook for a job well done.
Perhaps their next tattoos can stay within the Almost Famous family. "I'm on drugs!" might be appropriate.
What do you think?
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