Kesha thinks do-it-yourself tattoos with a safety pin & ink are “amazing”


This is a slightly older story, but Paper Magazine recently put some excerpts online from their cover interview with Kesha from last month. Kesha is a lovesick crackhead, as many know. And her interviews read like that too. In these excerpts, Kesha talks about her love of do-it-yourself tattoos (gross) and how transvestites are more beautiful than she is:

Who makes Ke$ha ‘want to be a better woman?’ What are her secrets for picking up dudes? Can she give you a homemade tattoo? Find out in these outtakes from Whitney Spaner’s feature on the ascending, Jack Daniels-loving pop star from PAPER’s summer music issue, on stands now.

On transvestites:
Freaks are what make everything mildly more interesting in life but with trannies, they make me want to be a better woman. I see these men who have way better bodies than I do, more beautiful faces, better complexions, beautiful makeup, and they’re more fun than any person I’ve met in my life. They make me feel like I’m not a very good woman.

On possibly going country:
I’m really inspired by country music — my mom wrote country music — and I love Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. I think at some point there might be some country collaborations or records in the future. But I’m also really digging being called, like half jokingly, a white girl rapper. I think it’s really funny and I’m going to ride that train for a little bit.

On her love for DIY tattooing:
A friend of mine told me you can [create a tattoo] with pen ink and a safety pin and I was like ‘That’s amazing. I could give tattoos at anywhere in the world at any hotel.’ I saw this hot dude recently and I gave him a tattoo sitting in the lobby of the hotel. I was just like ‘Can I borrow a pen and a sewing kit?’ I think I got an admirer out of that one.

On being a ‘pervert:’
I wouldn’t say I’m aggressive, but I’m a pervert. I have a gold Trans Am and my favorite thing to do in the world is to drive around blasting Zeppelin or Sabbath, cat calling dudes. It doesn’t work, but it’s fun.

On her pick-up methods in bars:
I usually do something ridiculous like send him over a shot of whiskey and then spank him. Something like that.

On whether Jack Daniels is really her drink of choice:
I like whiskey and I like red wine — those are my two favorites. I love to lie around my house listening to vinyl records and drinking red wine. It’s amazing. But I’m never home, so…

[From Paper Magazine]

I know a lot of you hate her, but after I read her Rolling Stone interview, I just can’t. Yes, she’s not the brightest bulb, but she’s also not totally stupid. She’s rather gross and silly, but she’s funny too, and she has some good lines and she really doesn’t take herself too seriously. I appreciate the line, “I usually do something ridiculous like send him over a shot of whiskey and then spank him. Something like that.” I’m not saying she’s God’s gift to music or the most interesting celebrity in the world – I’m just saying she would be fun to hang out with in a bar.


Paper Mag photos courtesy of Paper online.

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  1. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Aren’t her 15min up yet?

    She is such trash.

  2. Emi says:

    dont know if im going loco here…but i think she looks kinda pretty…?

  3. SammyHammy says:

    What I don’t get is WHY she’s famous. She literally has NO singing talent whatsoever, she’s not particularly attractive, she’s unoriginal and she always looks like she could use a good all-over scrub. I can only imagine what she smells like…ugh.

  4. Oi says:

    I love her definition of pervert. I think that’s the biggest eyeroll comment I’ve read in a while. I seriously think there should be a separate license altogether for sports/pony/muscle car drivers. You have to prove you are not a total moron to get one. Why won’t sales reps make more discriminating choices??

  5. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Yup, ride that ‘white girl rapper’ traing for a little bit longer, girl. Cuz your ride is just about up whether you like it or not…Seriously, can this girl be any dumber?

  6. Cam says:

    I actually find her interesting, and i kinda like her; i mean … she’s REALLY honest; isn’t that what it is ALL about?

    I agree with you Kaiser, let’s hang out with Ke$ha next weekend, let her pick the bar :P

  7. bubbs says:

    she trys way too hard to be “different”

  8. SallyJay says:

    Thank you Kaiser! have thought for a long time that she is so funny and I love her take on life. Her music may not be up to much but she doesn’t take herself seriously and she’s having a great time. Go Kesha!

  9. dsm says:

    Based upon what she thinks is cool its obvious she grew up watching what is left of a once real music channel. In 1997 when she was a mature 10 year old she apparently had a crush on Kid Rock. I think he has an affinity for old Trans Ams, Jack Daniels, crappy 70′s rock and bad tattoos it is either him or Ryan Dunn from “JackAss”.

  10. locagirl says:

    AMEN, Fluffy.

    She is so annoying and her voice sucks.

  11. TaylorB says:

    Hey Kesha, you know what else is TOTALLY AMAZING? Hepatitis and or a wide variety of infections from using unsterile needles and ink.

  12. Heather says:

    I don’t understand all the hate. She’s not ugly, she’s not a terrible singer, while her music isn’t ground breaking, it’s catchy and fun, she’s not a pretentious ‘artist’ (looking at you, Gaga) and honestly she sounds pretty fun. Granted I don’t buy her albums or anything but really? Is she really THAT bad? I guess I missed something.

  13. Ron says:

    This girl makes truck stop hookers look classy.

  14. Fae says:

    Home made tattoos are a great way of giving yourself or others blood poisoning and infections. Knowing that, would you allow this bint of ALL PEOPLE near you with a needle?

  15. gg says:

    @ Heather – No, she’s not really all that bad, but she is not good either.

    Somebody please get this little girl a decent makeup artist – she needs it badly if she’s going to keep showing up. Get a clue from the trannies, girl!

  16. jc126 says:

    She’s so trashy. Or faux trashy. I don’t know which is worse.

  17. Weeble says:

    I actually like her catchy energetic music and her weirdness. She does seem like fun, and I really don’t get the hate for her either.

  18. mollination says:

    So did she just borrow Lady Gaga’s handbook or does Kesha seem more like the thiefing-type? I mean, claiming “freak” love? Sucking up to the Trannies and clumping them all together in one group as though – because they’re trannies – they must all be fun? SheeshLaWeesh.

    Since when was Kesha a rapper?

    If one more no-talent, flash-in-the-pan name-drops the Greats (Zeppelin and Black Sabbath) as though they even deserve to be mentioned amongst the same air as them, I’m going to rip Kesha’s hepatitis-C-laden arm off.

    I would buy into Kaiser’s evaluation of this chick if everything she said didn’t come off so contrived.

  19. Fae says:


    No hate from this corner- I’ve only heard one of her tracks and it wasn’t my kind of thing, my only problem is that she always looks so filthy pre photoshop. Filthy as in unwashed and sweaty. I just think that’s not really the sort of person I’d like to think is perforating strangers.

  20. grrrlgrace says:

    Her voice is horrible.

  21. Liana says:

    I just think that’s not really the sort of person I’d like to think is perforating strangers.

    “Perforating strangers” made me laugh out loud.

  22. Kimberly says:

    hahahaha isn’t that what 8th grade girls do when they spend the night at each others houses and their parents are asleep??

    This chick is retarded

  23. Persistent Cat says:

    Everything out of her is so forced and attention-needing. “Trannies are prettier than me, they have better bodies…” Did she pause to wait for the interviewer to say, “oh no… that’s not true…. you’ve …. got a great……*sigh*… body.”

    And men don’t buy her kind of music so she has to go with the “I’m a perv, I’m a bad girl, I listen to Led Zeppelin and drive a Camaro and yell out the window” to get attention. That’s doesn’t make you perverted, it just makes you white trash.

    “I cut myself to give me tattoos because I.AM.JUST.THAT.HARDCORE.” Oh fuck off, Kesha.

    Gaga is ridiculous to but for whatever reason, it seems more genuine. She doesn’t look for a response from you, she just keeps going.

  24. Canucklehead says:

    Yeah, so who here cares what Kesha (sp?) thinks about anything?

  25. Liana says:

    that last picture and the one in the middle on the thumbnails are very flattering. She looks fresh and pretty there. She usually looks like she fell out of the ass end of a 5 day bender.

  26. original kate says:

    “Hey Kesha, you know what else is TOTALLY AMAZING? Hepatitis and or a wide variety of infections from using unsterile needles and ink.”

    @ taylorb: and once again, you took the words right outta my mouth. are you my psychic twin or something?

  27. Majosha says:

    “She usually looks like she fell out of the ass end of a 5 day bender.”

    LMAO! Hope you don’t mind if I add this one to my personal catalog.

  28. Liana says:

    Be my guest, Majosha. I stole it from my husband!

  29. becca says:

    LOL. This just rests my case as to why I can’t stand this girl. She can’t sing, her appearance is trash, she’s clearly not the brightest crayon in the box and she just represents…so much that I hate. Ugh. I mean – make your own tattoos? Wonder if she thinks Hepatitis and AIDS (which can also be spread from unclean needles) are “amazing” as well.

    It’s funny too. I thought she might have some talent, and then I realized the one time I heard her sing she was being helped out by auto tune *headdesk*

  30. Emily says:

    Wait, someone let her give him a tattoo with a pen and a sewing kit? Just… My god, the diseases he would’ve picked up! Urgh. This bitch is pure trash, and I’m not exactly classy myself.

    Oh, and if she loves transvestites so much, she should go on RuPaul’s new makeover show. Except I think some of the queens on that might have a heart attack if they have to touch her hair.

  31. Me says:

    I can’t help but love her after she helped all those animals in Nashville. Mad props to her, she sounds like a fun person.

  32. ligeia says:

    she looks all cute and natural in these pics. don’t care for the music much though but same goes for most of top 40.

  33. fashionfreak says:

    i just want to thank you for not spelling her name with that damn dollar sign.

  34. Jover says:

    Does anyone remember her SNL “performance” this year. A classic in amateurish self-parody; what is amazing is this totally contrived chick thinks she’s good she’s dirty and delusional and since she has nothing to say about her “music” she justs makes up random crap- like Megan Fox.

  35. CB Rawks says:

    She’s actually Tina Yothers, isn’t she?! She’s totally Tina Yothers, all growed up and in a Halloween costume.

  36. autotron says:

    This girl reminds me sooo much of a girl I went to jr. high with – she was really insecure so she constantly made “guy” jokes (aka acted perverted all the time) in the hopes that guys would think she was “different” and “one of them” and “cool.” I can totally see her cat-calling, for example, thinking guys would think it was awesome and girls would think she was wiiiild. Didnt work out for her, and it wont work out for this chick.

  37. dubya says:

    “I’m just saying she would be fun to hang out with in a bar.”

    Til she slurrs something to the girl beside her, picks a fight and throws up on the bouncer’s shoes.

  38. Lauren says:

    If you don’t like her, why are you reading her interviews and shizz?

    I for one LOVE Kesha :)

  39. Sassy says:

    Um who cares if she’s cool or not? I wanna know where they got that hoodie!! So cute! ;P

  40. Matt says:

    Kesha is definitely more genuine than Lady Gaga. I’m actually laughing out loud at the person who said that Lady Gaga is genuine and doesn’t look for approval. And Kesha is not someone I would ever kick out of my bed. I’d kick Gaga in the face to get her to turn around then I’d sleep with her.

  41. Amy says:

    I absolutely love how Kesha can go from making a song like Tik Tok to Goodbye. Her voice is actually pretty in some songs.

    You don’t have to like her but, still, if you don’t then really why do you comment on pages like this?

  42. Justa Keshafan says:

    Kesha’s amazing, and, that whole “she’s not the brightest bulb” thing…she was in the IB program in high school, got a nearly perfect score on her SATs (I believe one section actually was perfect), and she was set to attend Columbia University (the IVY league school, yes) to study PSYCHOLOGY. So yeah- you might want to take that back. She’s brilliant.