Porn Star Tattoos: Best and Worst (Mostly Worst)

Adrianna Nicole Hip TattooAudrey Elston Back TattooJoanna Angel Right Shoulder Tattoo
Maybe it’s because I have some ink myself, but tattoos on porn stars don’t bother me. That is, unless they’re bad tattoos. An ugly tattoo marring an otherwise beautiful piece of flesh is really a travesty.

Check out my compilation of porn star tats after the jump. There are way too many armbands and tramp stamps for my liking, but the new scourge seems to be getting them below the bellybutton.

Aaralyn Barra – Is that a patch of cheeta skin on her hip?
Aaralyn Barra Hip Tattoo Aaralyn Barra Stomach Tattoo Aaralyn Barra Tramp Stamp

Adrianna Nicole – Not bad art, terrible placement.
Adrianna Nicole Hip Tattoo

Allie Sin – I’m mixed on this one. Hips+tramp stamp=terrible. But the ones on her arm are kind of cute.
Allie Sin Tattoos Allie Sin Tramp Stamp Allie Sin Arm Tattoos

Amy Ried – A subtle, but still awful armband.
Amy Reid Armband Tattoo

Anna Nova – Completely un-subtle awful armband.
Anna Nova Armband Tattoo

Audrey Elston – Not a single one of these is well done.
Audrey Elston Shoulder Tattoo Audrey Elston Ankle Tattoo Audrey Elston Back Tattoo Audrey Elston Arm Tattoo

Avy Lee Roth – I like this tattoo. Nice placement, good art.
Avy Lee Roth Tattoo

Belladonna – The heart on her chest has kind of become her trademark. The rest, eh…
Belladonna Hand Tattoos Belladonna Belladonna Arm Tattoo Belladonna Chest Tattoo

Brittney Skye – Armband. Need I say more?
Brittney Skye Armband Tattoo Brittney Skye Ankle Tattoo

Brooke Banner – Tramp stamp and fairies. Her next one’s gonna be a dolphin…
Brooke Banner Tramp Stamp Tattoo Brooke Banner Arm Tattoo Brooke Banner Arm Tattoo Brooke Banner Hip Tattoo

Cassie Young – I don’t like these, but at least they’re small.
Cassie Young Hip Tattoos Cassie Young Ankle Tattoo

Charlotte Stokely – Big ol’ tramp stamp.
Charlotte Stokely Tramp Stamp Tattoo

Cindy Crawford – Tribal armband. Ugh.
Cindy Crawford Armband Tattoo

Cody Lane – You can see her original shoulder (bad) and the coverup (okay).
Cody Lane Hip Tattoo Cody Lane Back Tattoo Cody Lane Shoulder Tatto - OLD Cody Lane Shoulder Tattoo - NEW

Daisy Chain – She has a number of unfortunate tattoos.
Daisy Chain Arm Tattoo Daisy Chain Stomach Tattoo Daisy Chain Wrist Tattoo

Dani Woodward – This one isn’t as noticeable as most tramp stamps. Not good, but not a deal-breaker.
Dani Woodward Back Tattoo

Delilah Strong – Chest tattoos = never, ever cool (unless you’re Belladonna).
Delilah Strong Hip Tattoo Delilah Strong Chest Tattoo Delilah Strong Butt Tattoo

Dragon Lily – As far as I can tell, this tattoo remains half-done to this day.
Dragon Lily Right Side Tattoo Dragon Lily Left Side Tattoo Dragon Lily Back Tattoo

Faye Runaway – The ribbons on the back of her legs really stand out. I’m not sure if I like them or hate them.
Faye Runaway Shoulder Tattoo Faye Runaway Leg Tattoos Faye Runaway Back Tattoos

Felix Vicious – Much of the problem with tattoos like these is that they’re so dark you can’t ignore them.
Felix Vicious Tramp Stamp Tattoo Felix Vicious Shoulder Tattoo Felix Vicious Leg Tattoo

Flower Tucci – This isn’t bad. I wouldn’t get it on my spine, but it could be worse.
Flower Tucci Back Tattoo

Georgia Peach – Butterfly tramp stamp. Why?
Georgia Peach Hip Tattoo Georgia Peach Tramp Stamp Tattoo

Gianna Lynn – Another case of tattoos being way too dark. You couldn’t ignore them if you tried.
Gianna Lynn Back Tattoo Gianna Lynn Hip Tattoos

Gianna Michaels – I really dislike this tattoo. Which is hard to say because I love Gianna, but I wish she didn’t have it.
Gianna Michaels Shoulder Tattoo

Isabel Ice – Dark tattoo in the middle of her back. Blech.
Isabel Ice Back Tattoo Isabel Ice Arm Tattoo

Janine – Hands down the best tattoos in porn. Hell, they’re beautiful tattoos, period.
Janine Lindemulder Sleeve Tattoos Janine Lindemulder Right Arm Sleeve Tattoo Janine Lindemulder Left Arm Sleeve

Jassie – The ankle looks like something she probably got the day she turned 18. I have no idea how to explain that armband.
Jassie Armband Tattoo Jassie Ankle Tattoo

Jenaveve Jolie – I don’t like it, but it’s nicely drawn I guess.
Jenaveve Jolie Armband Tattoo

Jenna Jameson – A tattoo tragedy. What the hell did she do to her neck?!
Jenna Jameson Heart Breaker Butt Tattoo Jenna Jameson Leg Tattoo

Jezebelle Bond – Meh, not great. Could be worse.
Jezebelle Bond Arm Tattoo Jezebelle Bond Arm and Stomach Tattoos

Joanna Angel – Joanna’s tattoos define her as an actress. I’m not a fan of the style, but I get why she has them.
Joanna Angel Right Shoulder Tattoo Joanna Angel Left Arm Tattoo Joanna Angel Neck Tattoo Joanna Angel Back Tattoo Joanna Angel Hip Tattoos

Julia Bond – Paw prints on the chest: wrong.
Julia Bond Chest

Kate Frost – At least the dragon isn’t done in black, I suppose.
Kate Frost Back Tattoo

Katja Kassin – I guess that’s a griffon. Katja’s a cute girl and this tattoo really distracts from that.
Katja Kassin Arm Tattoo

Katrina Kraven – I’m not super into Katrina’s choice of art, but I think they kind of go with her look (much like Joanna Angel).
Katrina Kraven Arm Tattoo

Lexi Bardot – I don’t like fairy tattoos.
Lexi Bardot Right Arm Tattoo

Liliane Tiger – These tattoos are really a tragedy. That giant one on her arm is bad, but the heart above her vajayjay is beyond awful.
Liliane Tiger Arm Tattoo Liliane Tiger Crotch Tattoo

Lindsay Meadows – Another pretty girl with unfortunate tattoos. She’d look much better without them.
Lindsay Meadows Shoulder Tattoo Lindsay Meadows leg Tattoo

Lorelei Lee – I don’t know what that is (a Phoenix?), but it looks really out of place on her arm.
Lorelei Lee Arm Tattoo

Lucy Thai – It seems like bad tats come in pairs.
Lucy Thai Armband Tattoo Lucy Thai Hip Tattoo

Micah Moore – Micah’s tattoos are definitely different. I’ve always wondered what the circle was about.
Micah Moore Hip Tattoo Micah Moore Armband Tattoo Micah Moore Left Leg Tattoo Micah Moore Right Leg Tattoo

Nyomi Zen – Bad, bad, bad.
Nyomi Zen Chest Tattoo Nyomi Zen Hip Tattoo

Olivia O’Lovely – Bad art, bad colors, bad placement.
Olivia O\'Lovely Back Tattoo Olivia O\'Lovely Leg Tattoo Olivia O\'Lovely Stomach and Hip Tattoos

Riley Mason – Are those bees? Flies?
Riley Mason

Roxy Jezel – Bad dragon tattoo. That brings the total so far to 6.
Rozy Jezel Shoulder Tattoo

Sky Taylor – Tribal tramp stamp. Sigh…
Sky Taylor Tramp Stamp Tattoo

Stacy Silver – Terrible.
Stacy Silver Arm Tattoo

Tera Patrick – That’s a pretty bad tattoo, but I’ll give Tera credit – she hides it well. It took me half an hour to find a picture with that tattoo in it.
Tera Patrick Ankle Tattoo

Texas Presley – They fit her look.
Texas Presley Right Arm Tattoo Texas Presley Left Arm Tattoo Texas Presley Stomach and Wrist Tattoos

Tia Tanaka – Bad dragon total rises to 7…
Tia Tanaka Back Tattoo

Vanilla Skye – Ladies, please stop getting tattoos here. They don’t look good and when you’re 45, everyone will know you were a porn star.
Vanilla Skye Hip Tattoo

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81 Responses to “Porn Star Tattoos: Best and Worst (Mostly Worst)”

  1. zarafan Says:

    I think I’m on record already as being very critical of tattoos in general: no offense intended personally, Alison!! But I think your point regarding Vanilla Skye has always been something I’ve never been able to understand about tattoos generally–just because something looks good when you’re 20, what makes you think it will still look good when you’re 45? (Or even 25?)
    I also agree that the best rule of thumb regarding tattoos is to make them small enough to be ignored, if you feel compelled to have them at all. In that regard, my 3 favorite porn tattoos (it wouldn’t be me without a list!!!) are Sharon Wild’s ankle mark, Melissa Black’s “cobra,” and Rebecca Linares’s transparent heart. Of course, it doesn’t hurt the case at all that these are women hot enough to make me forget whatever resolutions I might make otherwise regarding skin art…. And though I’m not at all a fan of the body-modification that Mellisa Lauren has undergone over the years (the breast implants, the nipple rings, the goth hair: yuck, yuck, and yeech) her Latin-motto tattoo is both erudite and in character; I don’t like the new look, but I don’t “disqualify” her on the basis of the tattoo (alone).
    The real tragedy by contrast is Brianna Love’s recent decision to get an armband tattoo. True, in her defense, it’s touching that she decided to inscribe her daughter’s name in the design, but otherwise I saw a recent scene with her, otherwise characteristically hot, but I couldn’t help thinking that the tattoo looked like a blemish. Lillane Tiger, similarly, would arguably be the most attractive woman in porn today, but I think the tattoos just look monstrous on her.
    I know, I know: it’s none of my business what somebody else does with her body, and if I were even 10 years younger I wouldn’t bat an eye (and statistically speaking, would probably be sporting tattoos of my own…). But the consumer economy is a two-way street; I don’t have an inalienable right to bitch and moan about other peoples’ tattoos, but by the same token, if someone is undressing for a living, how can I help but formulate an opinion on what he or she is showing? Especially when unlike a pretty face or an unattractive physique a tattoo is something an individual has complete control over?
    Happy inking,
    Zarafan

  2. WebStarr Says:

    How’d you forget about Daisy Marie’s tats? She’s got the giant one on her back and the slippery when wet thing above her cooch.

  3. papayaman Says:

    Alison and Zarafan although I agree with most of your picks (particularly the horrid tats that disfigure the otherwise beautiful Liliane Tiger) I think you left out at least one of the most egregious sets of tattoos in porn. I feel that Daisy Marie’s tats as a whole mar her considerable beauty, especially that huge one on her back. But the trouble is she also has tats on her front that cannot be easily ignored.

    I also agree with Zarafan that certain women are just so beautiful and/or sexy that you just forget the tats no matter how unfortunate. I find I can forget about the ink on Lucy Thai, Tia Tanaka and Roxy Jezel. However, my ability to forget may also be aided by the nature of the tats in question. Whilst Lucy Thai’s tats may not be nice at least they are small – and whilst Tia and Roxy’s dragons may not be so small they are in an area that can easily be concealed – the back. And they have not been foolish enough to get tats on other parts of their bodies.

    I guess that what this means is that, in my view at least, it takes an exceptionally sexy and good-looking woman to be able to wear a tattoo – and generally speaking, the less conspicuous it is the better. But then I suppose I am hopelessly old fashioned to hold such a view. I am just grateful for the lovely girls who have avoided body modifications (ink, enhanced tits, piercings and all the awful paraphernalia). Thank God for Sabrine Maui, Monica Sweetheart, Sativa Rose et al.

  4. alison Says:

    zarafan papayaman and WebStarr – You’re totally right. I have no idea how I forgot about Daisy’s disfiguring ink. I ran out of room in the post (Wordpress apparently doesn’t like that much code), so I present them here:



    I tried to bring out that insane tat she has in her pubic area. I think it says “Caution: Slippery When Wet”

  5. zarafan Says:

    Thank you, Alison, but in interests of fairness, it was our good friend Papayaman who referred to Daisy Marie, not I. Agrees all around, though!
    Zarafan

  6. Strangepork Says:

    Generally, I don’t mind tats that much, but sometimes they’re just weird and distracting. The last one to stand out to me was a girl named Samantha (South, I think – first name was Samantha anyway) – she has a big “Sammy” on her lower back, with a pair of eyes and a fedora on top of it. I really don’t want to see anybody’s name there, but why get your own? And with a dude’s face looking back at me?

  7. Strangepork Says:

    Also, some guy has one of Gumby nailed to a cross. WTF?

  8. passingthrough Says:

    You forgot Missy Monroe!

  9. Smee Again Says:

    There is one that has a pair of horrendous tats on her belly, Randi Wright. They were okey before but she had them altered into what they are today. And she was so sexy before..

  10. xposh Says:

    We could definitely use Janine on here! BTW, you forgot Friday’s F tattoo: http://image00.videobox.com/content/44/83544/scene_178×129.jpg

  11. xposh Says:

    Oh, that’s Janine scenes on Videobox, not this tat list.

  12. Vidfreaky Says:

    I agree that Janine’s tattoos are the best tattoos on a porn star, but I still wish she didn’t have them.

    What about the girl (don’t remember her name, Puerto Rican I think) who had the tattoo of a butterfly on her labia?

    That one HAS to be the worst.

  13. HotScooter2 Says:

    Alison:

    i am going to show my age here but i hate tattoos on anybody.Small or large i hate them.i am just being honest. i wish no harm to those that wear them as i try to practice the
    yogi laws of ahimsa. ahimsa means no harm to any living creature.
    anyway in the environment in which i grew up we did not have tattoos. you can label me anyway you wish but it will be wrong.
    Like i said i have nothing against anyone wearing tattoos but i don’t have to like the fact they are wearing one. the person is not the sum total of their tattoos ,and the person has nothing to do with the tattoos. if i am getting confusing it is ok because i am confusing myself right now

  14. zarafan Says:

    P.S. I’ve been staring all evening at Jassie’s armband, and I’m willing to venture a guess now at what it is: a daisy chain of praying mantis’s….

  15. ropeadope2 Says:

    Haven’t Daisy Marie’s pubic and navel tattoos / text been removed? Or have I just willed myself to no longer see them? Can’t block out the one on her back though. Either way, you have to give her credit for truth in advertising. I’m willing to go out on a limb and bet that area is indeed “slippery when wet.”
    Alison, would you be kind enough to post a photo of your ink so the membership can see the other side of the coin? An instance of a beautiful tattoo complimenting a beautiful piece of flesh.

  16. Nova1972 Says:

    I love Tattoos and I like most of them. It would have been better to have full body pics to appreciate them better.
    How about next time talking about piercing.
    (BTW I love piercing too…)

  17. junker Says:

    I guess the tat on your favorite porn star isn’t too bad because it’s hard not to focus on her amazing tits rather than her back. I have to say, I watch a lot of her scenes and I have never even noticed it until you pointed it out, and I’m someone who doesn’t like tattoos at all on anyone.

  18. G man Says:

    Fun topic!

    99 % of porn star tats are ill conceived. I’m cool with people choosing to have them – but how can you be not just a little critical when it comes to choosing something that’s going to be on your body permanently? One would think that even though most of the girls may not qualify for a Mensa membership they should still be able to figure out that there is a difference between good and bad ink work. (Whitney Stevens … what were you thinking?)

    The few porn star tats that I find hot are the ones that stand out and make some sort of personal statement (other than “I want to look like the other bimbos”). Belladonnas colourful chest/shoulder decoration is a classic in that regard. I also like Fays Runaway’s ribbons and Avy Lee Roth’s floral shoulder. “Over the top” can be attractive – but it has to make sense.

    papayaman: I almost haven’t the heart to tell you … but next time you are watching a Monica Sweetheart scene you might (not) want to check out the lobster adorning her right shoulder … sorry.

    By the way, let’s not get sexist here. The male talent are also doing very well when it comes to tacky tats. For some totally inexplicable reason we just seem to notice them slightly less.

  19. zarafan Says:

    G man is right: nothing exemplifies how disposable/interchangeable most male porn stars are than the fact that 99% of us can identify and express and opinion on the presence or absence of tattoos on a female performer, but wouldn’t care less if the male star is covered head-to-foot in tattoos!! Isn’t it Otto Bauer who has the grotesquely large insect tattooed across his torso? When he begins sweating profusely under the camera lights it almost looks like it’s going to take flight. There aren’t enough “e’s” in the word “yeeeeeeeeeeeech” to describe how gross it/he is…! AND he’s married to Audrey Hollander: a perfect match!!

  20. Sweet Tats Says:

    Julia Bond’s angel wings on her back are hands down the sexiest tattoos in porn. Janine comes in second.

  21. alison Says:

    Strangepork – This is a topic that seems to beg for a redux, so I’ll do a little research and see if I can find out who the girl you’re thinking of is.

    passingthrough – There are a lot of other girls I wanted to include, but for some reason this blog software cut me off at a certain character count. Definitely a topic that’ll have to be followed up with.

    Smee Again – I just went and looked at a pic of Randi Wright. Wow. Really bad.

    xposh – omg, how did I miss that? I agree with you about Janine, btw. I’ll have to get on the Content Dude about that ;)

    Vidfreaky – Not sure which girl you’re thinking of…anyone else know?

    HotScooter2 – I get the feeling that liking tattoos is partially age, but also partially just a personal thing. A lot of people just don’t like the way they look. Nothing wrong with that.

    zarafan – lol @ the praying mantis comment.

    ropeadope2 – To be honest, I’m not totally sure whether Daisy had those tats removed. Sometimes the timeline is hard to pin down with porn stars. And sure, I can post a picture of my tattoo. I’m sure I have one around here somewhere…

    Nova1972 – Did you get a chance to click on the small images? I linked them to larger ones to give the tattoos context. Piercings are also an interesting subject…I’ll keep them in mind for a future post.

    junker – Producers/directors usually do their best to keep you from seeing tattoos on a girl. This post took forever to write because the girls are always posing in a way that obscures or hides their tats (when possible). I’m not surprised at all that you haven’t noticed some of them.

    G man – I agree there’s a (very easily explained) double standard for male stars. There’s one guy whose tattoo never fails to annoy me – Jack Venice. That stupid bullet belt around his thigh…

    Sweet Tats – I’m not sure how I forgot to post a pic of her back. Doh. I’ll include it in the next one for sure.

  22. mudshark Says:

    Janine my have the best ink in the biz, but she sure fucked her tits up.

  23. ropeadope2 Says:

    Strangepork – Yes, that is Samantha South aka Sammy Cruz.

  24. alison Says:

    Per ropeadope’s request:



    note: It’s 2/3 of the way done.

  25. ropeadope2 Says:

    Thank you so much Alison, that is a gorgeous tattoo. May I dare say, a tattoo even HotScooter2 would love?

  26. Val Says:

    I like quality ink on a pretty girl. But then again, I’m a tat guy. http://www.box.net/shared/static/v14usouosc.jpeg

  27. zarafan Says:

    Well, you know, Alison, I’m really not a fan of tattoos–but as Monty Burns once put it, “I know what I hate, and I don’t hate this.” It takes someone with a nice tattoo to really judge bad tattoos: you and your artist should be proud!
    Best wishes,
    Zarafan

  28. alison Says:

    ropeadope – Thank you very much!

    Val – I can’t quite read the words on your tattoo. What do they say if you don’t mind me asking?

    zarafan – Thanks :) That made me giggle.

  29. HotScooter2 Says:

    Alison and Rope:

    Alison’s tattoo is more tasteful than most but i just don’t like any of them.Her natural skintone is so much more attractive than the tattoo.Mother nature is so good to us why take away from it. i like Alison she really seems like a sweet lady .But hey rope you sly lil devil thanks to you we got a lil slice of the Alison jigsaw puzzle. And Alison hon what a lovely neck you have.

    BTW you know the true purpose of tattoos is they serve as insect repellents. bugs look at them and scream and it keeps the mosquiitos away. do an experiment and see if the exposed areas of skin that are not tattoed are the ones that get bit
    Notice Orkin has tried to prevent revelation of this fact,because with tattoos you won’t need their service. i always knew Alison was a smartie.Shit i almost got myself psyched into getting a tattoo

  30. Grendel Says:

    before i post my position on tattoos, let me just say that mother nature is not good to us; mother nature is an uncaring harpy who deals out far more misery to far more people than she treats nicely, and even the lucky ones who get nice, unblemished skin have to start slathering it with product or they’ll look sixty by the time they’re forty. don’t invoke mother nature unless you’re willing to consider how much effort we put into keeping her at bay after we’re twenty or so, from brushing teeth to chemotherapy.

    that said, i love girls with tattoos. i think almost any girl with a tattoo is sexier than she would be without it. i make exceptions of course for badly executed tattoos, subject matter inked on by an incompetent artist, but even then i find the tattooed girl more interesting than the untattooed one. i am speaking here to sexiness, not beauty, and also not to personality; i think everyone here will agree that some off the hottest girls are among the most boring, and we’ve all, i’m sure, had the experience of seeing an undeniable aphrodite on a box cover and buying the movie only to find that the hottest girl we’ve seen in months is a stick of wood on screen. girls with tattoos can be the same way.

    i think the tramp stamp, or santa cruz license plate, as i’ve also heard it called, has an undeserved bad reputation; i think that placement is a great place for a tattoo – it can enhance a sexy pair of hips and cheeks and create the illusion of curves and line where little really exists naturally. as for subject matter, the tramp stamp is like any other tattoo – it all depends on the girl and whether she can carry it off. i like them, though.

    i like dragons, too, i have to say. most of alison’s bad dragons look okay to me, although i agree, more or less, with her opinion of armbands. i think you have to give extra consideration to any tattoo that’s not flash and take away points from any one that was chosen off a wall with a half-hour’s notice, but there’s so much in between, isn’t there?

    i think that somewhere out there, waiting to be devised, there is a calculus that can quantify how hot a girl is based on an accounting of her tattoos and piercings. certain values would be assigned to each class of tattoos that would indicate facets of a girl’s personality – a tat of a rose or a fairy on the breast would detract points for being unimaginative, but a full arm-sleeve of a chinese dragon would add points by indicating an increased probability of anal sex. size and placement would factor into the complicated calculations – a tiny star inside the ear, for instance, might be worth as much or more than an elaborate tribal band around the left bicep; a nine inch nails logo, no matter where or how big, would be trumped by any tattoo in a place normally concealed even when naked – say, the armpit, or behind the ears. artistry would count, too – both elaborate tattoos of gallery quality and crude jail ink could point to a girl who would happily pull a train. of course, you have to factor in when the girl got the tattoo, how old she was, what she thought it meant to her – who knows what else.

    of course it all comes down to what you think of tattoos, doesn’t it?

  31. Val Says:

    alison: All in Latin. audacia = courage; dolor = pain; mors = death. It took me a couple of years to create the theme and design it. I wanted to express how I live my life according to my values against the background of what I have experienced personally. The ink is a constant reminder to myself that: Life (represented as the DNA strand as a tear flowing from the eye of the mask) is a tragedy (the “tragedy mask” of theatre) because there is pain (dolor) and then death (mors), and fighting such a fate (the sword) with courage (audacia) exhibits true valor (represented by the “V”). Thanks for asking. BTW my artist is at Ink Stop in NYC which I recommend highly.

  32. Val Says:

    Here’s my left arm. (My loved ones who I will fight for no matter how many arrows I take) http://www.box.net/shared/static/lgneqp7484.jpeg

  33. Val Says:

    BTW alison, your sleeve is beautiful.

  34. G man Says:

    Alison

    Impressive! I hope you will post a pic when the whole thing is completed. I can’t wait to see how the dolphin, the bleeding heart and the Hello Kitty figure turn out :-)

  35. pgwodehouse Says:

    I’m on the young end of this forum, and I’m kind of indifferent to tattoos. Sometimes they look great, sometimes they look terrible. It all depends on the person and the work.

    What I find interesting about this discussion is to ask the question: “Knowing there is a large market of porn-consumers who explicitly hate tattoos, why aren’t there more girls who refrain from getting them in order to exploit that market?” This is especially interesting when you consider that there is only a very limited market (or none at all) of men who REQUIRE tattoos in their porn. It doesn’t add to one’s value as a performer, and in many cases it detracts. So why all the ink?

    I think the answer is psychological. It’s a result of the fact that porn stars fetishize their bodies in a number of ways…Indeed, the very act of creating porno is fetishizing one’s body in a very real and public sense. So to me the tattoos represent that trend. I don’t think it’s necessary for a girl to be abused in childhood in order to go into porn. (It’s a common story, but there are exceptions to the rule.) However, at some point and for some reason, every one of these girls began to fetishize her body…tattoos and aggressive piercings are one manifestation of that…getting screwed on camera is another.

    PS — As I said, I don’t have strong feelings here. Just something I wanted to add.

  36. zarafan Says:

    PGWodehouse: I think you’re on to something here…. And for the record, I love your Wooster and Jeeves series…. ;-)

    Zarafan

  37. G man Says:

    pgwodehouse

    In the resent discussion on this blog about fake boobs several of us made comments along the lines you suggest. – The grotesque boob jobs, the piercings, the tacky tats … perhaps it’s less about trying to appeal to the porn audience and more about how these women see themselves and their bodies.

    If you compare porn stars to those girls who only do glamour style nude modeling the difference is very noticeable. I don’t think we are likely to see Iga Wywral, Peach, Jana Defi or Jelena Jensen sporting a trap stamp or having their boobs botched … and let’s all be grateful for that.

    But as much as I dislike major porn hotties messing up their looks I also respect their right to do so. It may seem wrong to me – but as I am not the one fucking for the camera I can’t truly appreciate how that may affect one’s feelings about one’s body and thus it’s not for me to be judgmental

  38. papayaman Says:

    This has become a fascinating discussion, especially given Alison’s generosity in sharing her own body art with us. Although I am of a generation that is predisposed to disliking tattoos I have to salute Alison for making such a bold statement and one that is so much more tasteful than the norm. Grendel also provides a particularly eloquent justification of bodily modifications and although I doubt that I shall ever share his taste, I respect his excellent arguments for it. I think also that pgwodehouse has some splendid points about fetishisation of the body. If you think about it people have always fetishised their bodies (think tribal markings amongst aboriginal peoples). But I am sure that pgwodehouse is right that tattoos are a natural concomitant to the porn industry,which is all about fetishisation of the body. Having said that I think one can point to certain girls in the business whom I suspect play a smart card of avoiding body modifications because they know that their bodies are their prime assets. Unless my memory is playing serious tricks on me, Michelle Wild, Monica Sweetheart and Sasha Gray have not acquired any body art. One might even mention Charmane Star who has only had one very small arm tattoo, which is easily ignored given her other plentiful charms. I also wonder if Daisy Marie was influenced by such considerations assuming Ropeadope is right (and he usually is) about her having her frontal tattoos erased. I will certainly be interested to see how she looks post-removal. I guess it all adds spice and variety to our lives.

  39. Charles Grodin Says:

    Just posted this to digg. Free membership?

  40. walken Says:

    Thank you Alison, this is another great post! I really enjoyed looking through all those, it even introduced me to a couple of girls that had flown under my radar. I think a tattoo/s can look incredibly sexy on a woman, but this does not make a woman without a tattoo look any less sexy. However, as you have shown some girls can really screw it up! Thank you for generously posting a photo of your tat, absoloutly gorgerous!

  41. Greg Says:

    Ditto on Texas Presley … it fits her well. I wish she would come back.

  42. Lumas Says:

    Olivia O’Lovely has the worst tats in porn. I commented on her videos once before that her tat placement makes a happy face. Check it out…
    http://blog.videobox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/olivia-olovely-stomach-hips.jpg

  43. Jambi Says:

    I think the main factor that makes the difference between a good and bad tat is the artist, a good one will not just take your money and slap some fairy/dolphin crap on your back/hip and send you on your way, he or she will take a little bit of time to get the colors and placement just right so that the ink compliments your skin tone and the contours of your body.My friend owns a shop and he wont do anything that he thinks will look tacky or just plain ugly, its in his own interest cos bad tats equal bad rep for his shop.PS Alison i think that your sleeve rocks, the colors are not too garish it flows up your arm nicely and it still looks feminine but not in a fairy/dolphin way and trust me i have seen more than a few!

  44. Bobby Womack Says:

    Alison, I have always wondered, what is your favorite scene on the site to flick your bean to?

  45. jfro Says:

    Here is my totally informal take on why porn stars and other hot young women get tattoos. I think the issue is about these women wanting to get some control over their body. Many of them are already above average in the looks department, which for women means that men have an intense interest in them…this interest sometimes feels like something that is “out of control”, riding the wave of male lust. They have a great difficulty being anonymous and just “inside their bodies” because men’s attention is forcing them to look at themselves from the outside whenever they are out in public or even with people they know. (I guess less attractive women have the same problem but in reverse in that they are trying to GET more male attention).

    Getting a tattoo, especially one that is big obvious and potentially ugly, is a way of staying “stop” or “I have a say in how this goes down”. If the tattoo just makes the chick look hotter it wouldn’t have that effect of controlling how men look at them. It also is a way of exerting some choice (like going shopping for new clothes)..except many of them seem to forget that the tattoo is staying while you can always change your look. I think though that it is usually not a very well thought out or conscious decision, that is why we get these pretty horrible tattoos that are in part the creation of some tattoo artist and a few suggestions by the wearer.

  46. grenadon Says:

    Personal opinion = just my preference, no criticism if you disagree = is that tatoos are just plain ugly and unattractive. I love women with clear skin. Tatoos detract from that. Simple. ‘Nuff said.

  47. Boots Says:

    I am one of those who thinks all tattoos are blemishes.

    If a woman wants to do it for herself, then we have to put up with it and respect her choice. However, I suspect that some of them are doing it for the same wrong reasons some of them get boob jobs – because they think it will make them more liked, or that it will “fix” their problems, or some form of peer pressure. I hope negative comments in forums like this will help discourage other women from getting tattoos in future.

  48. Vidfreaky Says:

    I finally thought of it. Papillon. And it’s not quite on her labia, but it’s damn close, still say it’s the worst.

    http://www.videobox.com/beta/member/scene-detail.seam?contentId=4828462&raId=-1&mainTab=browse&subTab=&cid=181309&clr=true

  49. jfro Says:

    An unrelated question: What are your experiences with H.264 videos on the site? The help section says that they are equivalent in quality to the DVD movies but I am finding that I’m a seeing a little bit more of “shimmer” to the edges of parts of the videos. As some of them are a fraction of the size of the DVD quality, I would expect a somewhat lower quality.

  50. DP Says:

    Nice job on the research and pictures Alison! I can definitely see this as a running feature on the VB blog. Of course we could also follow it up with examples of shit tattoos on the male talent. Lee Stone and Rob Rotten come to mind immediately.

    By the way, what about Katie Morgan’s horrible little chest tattoo that she admitted to covering up with make-up? Even more disfiguring than her botched boob job ;)

  51. HotScooter2 Says:

    Alison:

    i think it would be appropriate to do a blog on George Carlin.
    He was a great defender of fighting censorship

  52. Napa Says:

    Tattoos. The fuss over them, meh. I don’t get why people don’t like tattoos unless it is because it gets in the way of seeing the woman as an object to masturbate to, and the tattoos force you to recognise that she is a person. Her choice of tattoo reflects who she is or was at the time of the tattoo.

    Daisy Marie, I looked for her and found her only in the comments. I thought that perhaps her visibility was that (apart from the santa cruz plate below her belly button) her tattoos are beautiful additions to the work of art (her body, voice, and personality) God gave her.

    The cherub and slippery when wet are my favourites and I sometimes watch her videos to see how this piece grows over the years.

    : )

  53. Mike Huge Says:

    I guess it’s safe to say that female porn stars don’t have the soundest judgment.

  54. goldman108 Says:

    How could Angel Long have been missed? That Taz Devil in the mid-buttcheek is absurd & hard to ignore.

  55. zarafan Says:

    Napa, I think that your contention that tattoos are an effective resistance to the objectification of women in porn is naive at best, and sanctimonious at worst: the act of watching pornography is inherently an act of objectification–as is going to an art museum, watching a shampoo commercial, or watching people passing by the window at Starbucks. People objectify each other all the time, and provided that we know the limits of our objectifying tendencies (i.e., where our perceptions and desires end and where the other person’s begins), there’s nothing wrong with that, philosophically, ethically, or aesthetically. If anything, the tattoo is an act of self-objectification (as its euphemism “body art” suggests); it participates in the process of objectification on which porn (and a lot of other human activities) is premised….

  56. zarafan Says:

    Goldman108: God, yes, you’re right: that Taz Devil tattoo has ruined a lot of scenes for me!!

  57. Grendel Says:

    One last coda to this thread, which I know is already done with, but I can’t resist:

    Creepiest tattoo (and, Alison, I know the paw prints on the chest were more appealing, but how could you have passed up): Julia Bond’s “Daddy’s Little Girl” in the tramp stamp spot – just perfect for when Daddy needs something to read in the slow moments.

    Tattoo most likely to be regretted later: Adrenalynn (briefly aka Adrianna Lynn) with the words “Jarrod’s Little Fuck Doll” inked in a ring around her actual anus – so if she clenches it’s invisible. Still, in spite of its potential for future embarrassment, kind of hot, though.

    Worst idea: Lexxi Tyler, with the single word “Darrell” inked above her vagina. Bad taste, bad memories, and a warning all in one.

  58. Ray Says:

    Grenadon and Boots, I agree with you totally.

  59. jake Says:

    ok, so what makes this whoever wrote this the master of tattoo evaluations? you contradict your opinions more than ten times and seem to hate every tattoo out there.

    yes some are stupid and cheesy, but ink is ink. you either love it or hate it.

  60. Chris Hanssen Says:

    There is a pornstar that has a tattoo surrounding her bung hole. Who is that?

  61. Blumpkin Says:

    Adrenalynn has the best tatt in porn around her butthole

  62. GORE not CORE Says:

    Some of these tattoos are pretty bad but I think the male stars have the dumbest ones. I saw a dude with a fucking ICP hatchet man tattoo. How that guy’s cock was NOT buried deep in another man’s ass, we’ll never know. He should be shot on sight.

  63. THEDIDDY Says:

    Teagan Presley’s new arm Tat is pretty awful as it ruined such a perfect look. She’s went a little wild with them lately, hope she cuts that out.

  64. Sleddog Says:

    Tattoos are for the people who have them, not for the people who look at them. I have four tattoos, and one of them is a reverse (mirror)copy of Tia Tanaka’s dragon tattoo. I had it redone in multiple colors instead of all black, and since I am a dude, I had it put on my bicep, which I think made it look a little better. Then I got to really looking at it and in reverse (mirror image) it spells “SEX” Which made me like it even more. All the other tattoos I have, I (an artist) designed them. I like my tattoos as they represent the things in life I have gone through. The Tia Tanaka tattoo is an upgrade to say the least from the original. Why do porn stars get tattoos? Well they go through a lot of S**t in their lives so they have a good reason to do it. If you want tattoo free porn, you have to get into a model at the beginning of their career, because they will get them eventually. Ask anyone why they have a tattoo and you will probably get a different story every time. But they all come down to something that was going on in that persons life at the time they got it.

  65. John Says:

    VIPER aka Stephanie Green had one kills them all. She had the sickest tat back in the late early 80’s and it said it all. Especially in an era where you would rarely see to many women in porn with ink.

  66. Cucuy Says:

    I hate tattos its a turn off

  67. BRANofNF Says:

    Gotta’ say, I agree with many people when I say that tattoos are a turn off full stop. You know, tattoos used to be something guys’d get who were kinda’ rough, who want to look hard or scruffy or whatever, and that idea just sticks with me all the time. It’s like how skinny little twats with big fringes look stupid with tattoos. Zarafan said something I think about how a tattoo can look like a blemish, and I think there are very few examples where they don’t look exactly like that. I guess it’s fine that tattoos make girls look skanky, when they’re whores, but yes, they want us to stare at them, so I have no problem with saying that the tattoos generally speaking are always a turn off. Sure, Allie Sin kinda’ has a thing going, and yes Bella Donna wouldn’t be Bella Donna without them, I can accept that, but ffs like Gianna Michaels with that shoulder…. thing? Argh. No, just, just no.

  68. Pete Says:

    I agree that it is a matter of personal choice and some guys like the girls having tattoos, I personally don’t. I simply can’t see what a tattoo adds to a girl.

    While a small one, strategically located might be ok, what is the point in the first place? To see a beautiful female body covered in graffiti is such a turn-off.

    It reminds me of when you see a painting like the Mona Lisa with a mustache painted on it. Why mar something that is already perfect?

    Tattoos are also a distraction. I enjoy looking at a woman’s body. If there are pictures drawn all over it, that takes your attention away from what you really want to notice.

  69. Pete Says:

    P.S. Sleddog mentioned that Tatoos are for the people who get them, not the people that look at them. Fair enough, but these girls make their living by being looked at. Their appearance is everything, their bread and butter so to speak.

    The same with badly done boob jobs. How many times I have seen a beautiful porn star louse up her appearance with either an unnecessary boob job, or tattoos. Mimi Miyagi is a good example. I am not saying that she looks bad now, but I thought she was perfect already when she first entered the business. Just beautiful. The boob job, and the tattoo added nothing to her attractiveness, just detracted and made her look like so many others. A real shame.

  70. Brock Says:

    Nice Tat page. Can you identify a brunette pornstar with a large black tribal tattoo below her belly button, over her shaved pubic area. She also has a set of red lips on her left butt cheek? She is tall, approximately 5,11 with long brown waivy hair?

  71. Not a prude Says:

    Ok for the record, I don’t mind tats on a woman. But, saying that Janine’s are the best in porn!?!?!?!!? I find it ironic that with all your snarkiness about lower back tattoos, you would label Janine’s tragedy as anything other than that.

  72. jake Says:

    can anyone identify the black haired chick with the rose tats on here side she has alot more but those were the only ones i could point out in sons of anarchy the third episode of the second season “fix”

  73. Jobeth Says:

    While I think Ms. Bond is close to brilliant in her tatoo reviews, I never have understood the small face on her shoulder. I just am thrown off by it, though, as she says, it’s ok if a tat doesn’t call for too much attention.

    And when she shows you that tat, while looking over her shoulder….wow!

    She a beauty.

  74. Dan Says:

    Tats are basically coloring book quality art, a black outline that is then colored in, and you try to stay innside the lines, just my opinion. How could there be no postings of the awlfull tats on the littlest porn star Bridget Powers, aka Bridget the midget. Also think without tats Allie Sins Body is good enough to have gotten her a playboy spread, she has just perfect tits, but those tats take away from her natural beauty.

  75. Doc Says:

    What about that girls tattoes!?

    http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/v230/1149/2/n100000090050369_1149.jpg

    Her name?

  76. Leanne Says:

    Mason Moore??

  77. fred the celtic design Says:

    While at one point tattoos were more popular with men, lately tattoos have becoming increasingly popular with women as well.

  78. kmfcm Says:

    Most of these girls don’t come from the counter culture and therefore don’t put any thought into them. It’s just a trendy thing to do.
    Someone like Joanna Angel or Texas Presley would have thier tats whether they became porn stars or not.

    For the record, I think Holly D has the best tattoos in porn. They’re all comic book related.

  79. smoothcriminal Says:

    Every tattoo on this page is hideous. A tatto never enhances a person’s appearance – only can detract. The arm tattoo on Janine are really bad – there are so dense with ink, you can’t ignore them.

  80. rootintootin Says:

    Can any of you identify a tattooed porn chick for me….

    she has long, auburn hair (slightly curly/wavy); pale skin; and a large “tribal” tattoo between her navel/pussy that almost resembles an ornate Rorschach ink blot..

    Only ever seen her in one movie ages ago. It was only a partial movie that contained the final 3 scenes. There are no end credits. No names or dates are available. Not sure if it was a compilation perhaps by Rob Black/Extreme Associates.

    Jack Hammer was in scene one…a MMF threesome scene screwing a chick in a wrestling/boxing ring;

    the auburn haired chick was in scene two – a FFM scene- with a blond chick & a guy on a couch

    Sophie Evans was in the final scene getting screwed (i think) by Toni Ribas (?) on a bedroom floor..this scene was possibly taken from “Fuckumentary 2″

    Checked the IAFD listings in order to find the auburn haired chicks name, but cant find any stars in any movies that even resembles it.

    Any help would be most appreciated…

  81. Pepsi Says:

    I am looking for a black haired girl with a tattoo on her left arm. The tattoo is of a girl with naked tits. In the scene I remember her she says it is an image of herself. It’s a MFF scene but I can’t recall any names.

    Oh yeah, in a behind the scenes she says she wouldn’t do anal.