Remember that time Hugh Jackman played Wolverine in that movie? Maybe that’s because the Australian actor has been playing the fan-favorite Marvel mutant for nearly 15 years starting with “X-Men” in 2000 and continuing through this year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” This year’s outing will bring him to 7 appearances — not counting the rumors surrounding a sequel to “The Wolverine.”
There is an entire generation of fans who know Jackman as the Best There is at What He Does, even if they aren’t as aware of his complicated comic book history, and the star recently re-posted a picture of one such fan’s stellar Jackman-as-Wolverine tattoo on his Instagram account.
While a majority of the tattoos featured on the blog are just things I stumble across or seek out, we couldn’t do what we do without the help of our readers and the team at CBR. That said, I can’t recall who sent me a link to Steve Butcher’s tattoo work, starting with a Venom piece, but I’ll say thanks to everyone since that blanket statement should cover it.
All Hallow’s Eve is here and that means… well, lots of things, depending on how you celebrate. Before you head out trick or treating, be sure to check out this gallery of Jack Skellington (& Co.) tattoos inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
We’re fans of tattoos ’round these parts, and while we’ve done a few posts lampooning some “lesser” examples of body art we generally try to keep things on the positive tip. Sometimes that just isn’t possible, and the worst of the worst needs to be shared. That’s exactly what happened when we ran across this Avengers tattoo, presumably based on the cinematic versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk.
Last month we brought you news of “Twilight’s” Kellan Lutz starring in the tattoo-centric action movie “Tatua.” While researching whether Lutz was a fan of tattoos, I came across some images that I found… interesting, to put it mildly. They were of a woman whose back (and then some) was entirely covered in a massive “Twilight” tapestry featuring the characters from the “Twilight Saga” films. I knew it was something I’d have to show our dear readers soon enough, and now that day has arrived.
The images I found were of 50 year-old Cathy Ward, a British supermarket employee who employed an interesting diet — reading the “Twilight” books and watching their movie adaptations in lieu of eating poorly — and then commemorated her success by getting a permanent reminder of the stories and what they meant to her. Her husband, according to the Daily Mail, apparently doesn’t mind.
After starting with her back, Ward added a full sleeve to her right arm, a half sleeve to her left and across her chest. Even though the books and movies are finished, she plans to continue adding more tattoos inspired by the series in the future. Ward estimates that she has spent £6,500 and 69 hours under the needle thus far.
Check out an extensive gallery after the jump.
Announced earlier this week, “Twilight” and “Immortals” star Kellan Lutz is getting inked for “Tatua.” The actor has agreed to star in the $15 million movie based on an original concept by comic book writer Paul Jenkins and artist Rob Prior will be written by Paul Layden and marks the feature film debut of VFX standout Aaron Sims, whose short “Archetype” put him on the hot list.
While that’s all well and good, why is that news appear here on a blog dedicated to pop culture tattoos? In short, the story. “Tatua” follows an assassin with a rare blood type that allows him to be tattooed with various weapons he can then pull from his skin and use as actual, tangible weapons.
Here’s the teaser poster Jenkins and Prior created for the project:
Lionsgate’s “Saw” franchise is one of the more successful horror series in recent memory, spanning seven feature films beginning with the original in 2004. Over the weekend “Abattoir” creator Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed the second through fourth films in the series, posted this stunning (and horrifying) tattoo he discovered a fan had gotten on his back.
Remember 1994’s “Star Trek Generations?” The seventh “Star Trek” film bridged the gap between the ones starring Captain Kirk and the original Enterprise crew with Picard and the “Next Generation” crew. An ambitious movie, to be sure, if nothing else it let two beloved Captains team up to stop a threat to big for either of them to handle on their own and served to pass the “Star Trek” cinematic torch.
One fan at Atlanta’s Dragon*Con a few weeks back certainly does, showcasing a massive back piece featuring (from left to right) Spock, Kirk, Picard and Data amidst stars, space, and the familiar logo.
Since its first release in 1977, the original “Star Wars” film has inspired millions of fans, five sequels, and various spinoffs encompassing comic books, novels, animation and more. But in 1997, director George Lucas released the “Star Wars” Special Editions, featuring enhanced effects and other changes to the original “Star Wars” Trilogy. One of them stands above the rest as the single most blasphemous change to the mythology of Luke, Han and Leia’s fight against the Empire. We’re talking about the now infamous scene at the Mos Eisley Cantina in which Harrison Ford’s Han Solo shoots fellow bounty hunter Greedo.