Pete Wentz is hosting the season two of Best Ink that airs Wednesdays on Oxygen at 10p. Recently I was on a conference call where he talked about his tattoos and why he decided to take on this job.
When you think of Pete Wentz and what type of competition show he would be a part of, you would think it would be one involving music. He explained why he said yes to this show and not the others. He said, “I get hit up to do whatever kind of reality show or whatever and they don’t really make a whole lot of sense for me. This one did, because I felt like it was authentic to my brand.” Then he added, “I’ve been into tattoos for a while; I wanted to learn more. And obviously I’ve been an enthusiast. I felt like after meeting with Joe and realizing that I’d get to learn a lot about the inner workings of a tattoo shop and more about tattoo culture that was really important to me.”
So why he is so fascinated by tattoos? He said, “I think to be a walking canvas is a pretty cool thing. It’s an actual living, breathing piece of art. It’s interesting because everybody’s body kind of has a different skin tone and shape so tattoos look different depending who it is, depending on when you got them.”
Wentz was just 15 when he got his first tattoo and he described it as “brutal.” He then had some advice for teens who are thinking about going under the needle, “I definitely recommend waiting until legal age to get tattooed. Not just because you’re probably doing some shady stuff. But also because I think people really have to grow into who they are, who you think you’re going to be for a long time. ‘Cause when you’re 15, you think, 30 seems like it’s gonna be forever. But one day you will be 30 and you’ll have that tattoo still.”
So since then what is his most meaningful tattoo that he has on his body. He answered that it is one he shares with Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes, he described it as “I have half of a banner and he has half of a banner and they meet up on our wrists. His says ‘young hearts’ and mine says ‘be free,’ a Rod Stewart song.” And in the future he will be adding another one to his body, “I remember I actually told my son on the way to school, as soon as he learns to write his own name, I’ll probably get tattooed in his handwriting. At some point that’ll happen.” He’ll look good with Bronx Mowgli on his body somewhere, just hopefully not where his son came from. Although that might be one of the few places left where he can get it. That’s because when I asked him how many tattoos he has, he said “I have my whole right sleeve done. I have my chest. I have part of my left arm and then a little bit on my legs. My favorite’s probably one inside my left swear finger. It’s hidden. It’s the directions to Neverland, second star to the right. I don’t know…”
While Wentz is good at getting tattooed, he is not good at giving them. He told us that he once gave one to his friend Dirty, but it didn’t turn out so well. He explained, “You know it didn’t help that we were on tour and there was a bunch of people watching. And you know, people were like ‘it’s not working’ and they were like ‘do it harder.’ And it was on his shin and honestly it was not ever going to be a good tattoo, but it maybe didn’t need to be as bad as it was.”
Maybe now that he is watching all of these people on Best Ink 2, he will get some tips on the proper way to do it on someone else in the future. And while he didn’t get any new tats when he was working on the show, he does plan on having at least two of them ink him up in the future. Think you know he wants to leave their mark on him? Tune in to find out…
Joe Jonas was on Late Night on Friday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of Rock, Papers, Scissors, Pie. The game is easy, the two men put their heads through some cardboard cutouts and then play the children’s game Rock, Papers, Scissors, Shoot. Then the loser has to turn the notch to see if they will get a cream pie to the face. Sadly for The Next mentor, he got creamed not once but twice.
As much as I enjoyed that, I liked it better the first time that he played the game with Anderson Cooper because it was more about the anticipation of getting a face full of pie as compared to actually getting it. For some reason that is more torturous and to me more exciting.
Now I am not saying that Ashlee Simpson hasn’t always been pretty, but when I saw these pictures of her I was shocked by how pretty she was. When did that happen?
Now that she looks good from the neck up, someone has to work with her from the neck down.
Pete Wentz gave up his stick straight Emo ‘do for a uncontrolled fro. That was until yesterday when he posted his new look that was a sort of a mix between the two. The divorcing Fall Out Boy said he decided to “tame the mane.” Yes he tamed the mane. but it still needs work because something about it is not working for me.
Less than two months after the above picture was taken, Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from her husband Pete Wentz yesterday. According to what a source told People, “It’s very amicable. They’re on very friendly terms and speaking – it’s fine. They’ve just grown apart. They’ve been growing apart for quite some time.It’s all about [their 2-year-old son] Bronx for them. They’re fantastic parents – Pete says she’s a great mom, and she says he’s a great father. It’s about Bronx’s care and well-being and happiness for them.” I blame their new hairstyles for the split. One bad hairstyle a couple can survive, but not two.
BTW who else is seriously shocked as I am that they ended their marriage? I thought they were going to last.
Pete Wentz, his wife Ashlee Simpson and their son Bronx posed for pictures at the Old Navy Awkward Holiday Photo Mobile and Awkward was the key word in the title.
OK I want to go off on them, but I can’t because they really look like a loving happy family. Look how Pete is lovingly looking at his awwdorable 2 year old son. How can I be mean to that? Dang the Christmas spirit has gotten a hold of me.
It isn’t even Black Friday, but we are getting one of our best Christmas presents of the season now. People Magazine posted this 1990 Christmas family photo of The Simpsons. Not the animated one that airs on Fox but Jessica and her little sister Ashlee with their parents Joe and Tina. The 10 year old Jessica looks the same now as she did then. While her 6 year old sister looks completely different. The one thing they do have in common is they look just like their mom in different ways!
Pete Wentz Tweeted a picture of his wife Ashlee Simpson with her new short platinum blonde hairdo. I think it works for her, but she needs a softer blonde for her skin color skin coloring.
BTW I wonder if her new look means that just like her sister she has also split with Ken Paves?
Ashlee Simpson attended her sister Jessica Simpson’s Show Me Your Blues Jeanswear Launch Event and the two girls hugged for the camera. But I have to ask what is up with the way they were hugging breast-to-breast like that?
I am sure it is a turn on for you guys that are into that sort of thing, but for me it is kind of weird!