Jenny McCarthy shows off her new rose ankle tattoo: trashy or cute?

Jenny McCarthy has a new late night talk show coming out on VH1, and she’s busting her Botox face to promote it. She’s posing in a bath tub “naked”, she’s “confessing” about keeping spare batteries on hand for her vibrator, and she’s doing the talk show circuit. In a recent interview on Today, Jenny revealed a giant tattoo of a rose that she got on her ankle during the Superbowl blackout.

She explained it like a spur of the moment decision, saying “I basically, during the blackout, at the Superbowl, decided to do something besides gorge pizza and I went next door and got a new tattoo. I was literally like ‘what do I do with myself?’ It’s a permanent tattoo. I always wanted one… I didn’t feel like having a symbol since I don’t, like, have a guy I want to tattoo his name on me, so I got a little decor. It could be my midlife crisis.

Jenny said that her new talkshow is going to be a party atmosphere, like “Hugh Hefner after dark. Playboy TV… a party on TV [with] celebrities and real conversations.” Jenny said that pre-interview preparation can “draw the life out of an interview” and that she wants to avoid that and go for spontaneity.

Then she brought it home. “if I’m getting a tattoo when I’m bored, you can just imagine what I’m asking [my guests].” Oh there you go, so she got this tattoo on a whim and it just happens to play directly into her “I’m such a free-wheeling party girl” promotion for her show. Uh-huh.

Jenny also said she’s doing a segment for her show called “ground-breaking interviews” where she lies on the floor with a celebrity and the camera man hangs over them, while they’re sucking on lollipops and chatting. She explained that the interviews are “Tsometimes shocking, but a lot of times they give ground breaking answers.” Facepalm.

Here’s her tattoo. It looks lame to me, but I guess there are worse tattoos. Something nice: it’s not ugly.

Here’s a promo for Jenny’s show. Note the boob flash.

And here’s her Today interview:

Photos are from 2-4-13 credit: Enrique RC, Jenny is also shown Friday, 2-1-13, at the Belvedere Vodka-hosted Leather & Laces party in New Orleans. Credit: Belvedere Vodka

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  1. tia says:

    Oh noooo, why would she do that? She will totally regret that. However to each her own.. but I feel for her being she is so going to try and get it removed later and it is going to hurt.. :)

  2. Abra says:

    It’s funny when women have the confidence to make jokes about sexuality, from time to time. But, that is all McCarthy’s got and it’s rarely funny and instead uncomfortable.

    I wish she would go away.

  3. lbeees says:

    Ten to one it’s cancelled five episodes out.

  4. kpist says:

    I’m so over her “sex kitten” schtick

  5. judyjudy says:

    Wow. Rose tattoo and a vibrator. She’s so wild. I bet a lot of people want to have sex with her.


  6. Audrey says:

    It’s 2013, not 1991. Unless you’re covered in tattoos these days, one lonely foot tattoo is pretty tacky.

    Don’t get me wrong, I think tattoos are cool, in the right context.

  7. Az says:

    Is Jenny McCarthy ever not trashy? I can’t believe she’s related to Melissa McCarthy who is actually smart, classy and genuinely funny.

    • bella says:

      i never knew that they were related! just read on wikipedia that they are 1st cousins.
      i see the resemblance now…
      but, i agree.
      melissa is a genuine talent.
      jenny isn’t much of anything but a former bunny…
      i do think there’s credence though – lots of it – with her experience and claim of a connection between autism and vaccines…and i give her credit for that.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Bella, you do know that the study that claimed vaccines caused autism was found to be fraudulent?

      • bella says:

        i do not know of this study.
        i have researched for 2 decades the toxicity of vaccines after one of my own children had a 30 minute grand mal seizure 10 days following an MMR vaccine – so i’ve lived the experience firsthand.
        though my child was one of the fortunate ones and did not suffer long term effects.
        i absolutely believe there to be a connection between autism and vaccines and will not be refuted based on one fraudulent study and neither should anyone base facts on one study – fraudulent or otherwise.
        thanks for the link, though.
        i will read the info.

      • mel says:

        I’m not sure how anyone can refute vaccinations when so much good has been done through their creation. How many lives have been saved. How many kids do you know who gets polio? Measles? I’m truly sorry your child had a bad reaction…I’m sure that must of been a traumatic experience but still – overall – I think vaccinations are a miracle.

      • bella says:

        i am not refuting vaccines but am stating that there is a connection to autism and other maladies.
        perhaps it’s true that vaccines help the masses, but what if it’s your child a vaccine has damaged?
        does it make it right to dole them out without further research to ensure no one is harmed?
        and i’m not so sure that a minority is affected.
        i believe greater #s of children are affected in various ways.
        how did the human race promulgate for centuries before the creation of vaccines???
        there must be other, natural means to thwart disease.
        that should be further explored.
        drug manufacturers make billions of dollars in profit, but are not held to a high enough standard.
        i’d like to see vaccine side effects researched more extensively and not dismissed because they simply don’t pertain to the masses.

      • Bobbie says:

        At Bela, whatever you believe about vaccines, I ask you to please be respectful when you throw around this pseudo medical information. My completely healthy nephew had a 1.5 hour seizure one afternoon from which he suffered catastrophic brain damage. He spent three months at Mayo being examined by the best doctors in the world and they were unable to find a reason for what happened. I cannot tell you though, how often in the midst of our devestating grief, we have had people inquiring as to whether it was vaccines and trying to educate us that it was a vaccine. It was not, by the way, he had not had a vaccine for almost a year prior to the seizure. It is shocking to me that so many people have tried to educate/hijack/explain our medical situation with their own pet, ridiculous theories as though they know more than the doctors who study for years. I am not saying you are doing this Bella, but this horrible Jenny does. It is misleading and offensive.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        I would just like to point out that NOT ONE study has confirmed a link between vaccines and autism, EXCEPT the fraudulent one. Since it was fraudulent, you should stop paying it creedence.

        So you are clearly misunderstanding what everyone is telling you, Bella. A child having a reaction is one thing, but making unrelated false medical claims is ignorant and dangerous.

      • DEB says:

        This is only one article. Do some Googling, people. They are highly damaging, and the ignorance on here is astounding, just astounding.

      • Cheelicious says:

        There is no connection between vaccines and autism.

        I repeat: there is no connection between vaccines and autism.

        It’s not just one study that has disproved this; multiple studies have disproved this, while one hugely fraudulent story pretended to prove it. This is such a dangerous way of thinking, and it puts so many other kids at risk. I am sorry someone in your family had a seizure, but it was not from the vaccine. It just wasn’t, no matter what these anti-vax people tell you. I am in science and I have read about this topic so much, and it infuriates me that people are so misinformed.

      • Steph says:

        This reminds me of The State, “I was drunk driving, and now I have tape all over my face.”

      • bella says:

        I am NOT throwing around pseudo medical information.
        I have conducted years of research on this topic and am not basing my opinion on one incident involving my child.
        I am terribly saddened to hear of children with illness whether caused by vaccines or not.
        And, yes, there are dozens or studies and information SUGGESTING a link between vaccines and autism and other maladies.
        It is one’s right to have an opinion.
        Just because my opinion does not match with yours, does not make it wrong.
        And vice versa.
        I am respectful of everyone’s opinion and experiences and ask for the same.

  8. Paloma says:

    She’s trying so hard to be relevant. Unfortunately, she is not interesting.

  9. ZigZagZoey says:

    WOW, that be nasty!
    She is looking AWFUL.
    And it will get worse…

  10. AmyR says:

    For someone telling us to stop injecting our kids with vaccines, it seems somehow hypocritical that she’s injected so much crap into her face.

  11. epiphany says:

    That orange skin will show up really well on TV….

  12. mebee says:

    I know it’s a bit picky, but I can’t help myself — this is more on the top of her foot than on her ankle. JMHO *shrugs*

  13. bopit says:

    I just want to watch Singled Out…forget her show…bring back Singled Out….

  14. Birdie says:

    The tattoo is very ugly and so random.

  15. Hannah says:

    When it comes to Jenny McCarthy, I think the answer is always TRASHY.

  16. Erandyn says:

    Wow, what a mess. From a distance it looks like someone squashed a giant spider all over her foot.

  17. Arock says:

    Her whole shtick is ” look at my boobies while I jump up and down and make fart noises with my mouth”. Kind if hard to transition that at 45, but tattoos are not the road to get you there. What about a nice, safe mid level rom-com or a line of perfumes that cover up spray tans. Either way she should leave her face alone .

  18. Dani says:

    Does raunchy sex sell to women? Because I am pretty sure men don’t watch talk shows. At least mine wouldn’t. Cancellation in 3…2…

  19. JudyK says:

    Tat is Tacky, just like her.

    She was all over t.v. yesterday, and I immediately turned to another channel…can’t stand to even look at her.

  20. OhDear says:

    Did she not save $$$ from when she used to be a bigger deal? This reeks of desperation.

  21. hmm says:

    HAHA That’s such a mom tattoo

  22. DeltaJuliet says:

    That’s her foot right? Not her ankle?

  23. Dinah says:

    A few things-
    Jenny is past her prime, media-wise.

    Her quote is quite sad; she sounds so vapid and unintelligent.

    If the photos of the tats represent the very time/day she got them, combined with the sheen over the tattoo, I’d guess it isn’t an actual inked tat. There’s so much redness& irritation with a fresh one. Christ- needles, injecting ink, and no sub-q fat on the top of the foot. It should be pretty damn angry looking if freshly done.

    What the hell has she done to her face? Oh, nevermind.

  24. shewolf says:

    People are so proud of their tattoos. I dont know why there is such a stigma of coolness and toughness when someone reveals a tattoo. I know more people with tattoos than without… its pretty generic these days.

  25. neelyo says:

    The skin on her face looks like it’s going to burst open from all the shit she’s got injected in there.

  26. JL says:


    I was drunk at the Super Bowl (I was there yall, becasue I’m the shit) and I got this lame tattoo like the tough chick that I am. Aren’t I all hip and happening?

    Please, Please look at me, PLEASE!

  27. Seagulls says:

    For lending any credence at all to the very dangerous and moronic anti vax beliefs – trashy, trashy, trashy, now and always.

    What’s her body count up to?

  28. Holden says:

    So sick of her act. What’s with the raccoon eyes?

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    I used to like her until she got too….well, coming across only as a sex doll. She does have a sense of humor somewhere, but she’s buried it

  30. silver says:

    I don’t like the swirly lines around it, that looks very dated & reeks of cheesy college tat, but the rose is nice. the artist did some great shading.

    and at least she didn’t get a tramp stamp…

  31. novaraen says:

    I like it and anyway, who cares it’s her body to do what she likes. Stop being so judgmental over a foot tattoo.

  32. RobN says:

    Well, apparently that’s the sort of crap tattoo you get when you only budget 34 minutes to get it done.

  33. JL says:

    If you saw that bleached hair, makeup, orange skin, ill fittng shoes and tattoo in walmart the response would be:

    Stripper, low class and cheesey!

  34. L.E. says:

    Isn’t this something you do when you’re 19 and on spring vacation, in Mexico? At least she didn’t get a butterfly or a tramp stamp.

  35. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Her face scares me.

    And the tattoo placement is bad. It would have looked better had it been more off to the side.

  36. nikzilla37 says:

    Meh…it’s not the worst tattoo I’ve ever seen.

  37. holachica says:

    she actually has very attractive feet. more attractive and youthful than her face even. but that tattoo ruined it! horrible.

  38. Darlene says:

    It’s ugly. It is. :( Tacky and cheap.

  39. Eileen says:

    I cannot believe a commenter earlier admonished people to “Google” vaccines to educate ourselves-sorry I can’t pass that gem of a post up without commenting-vaccines have to be one of the most researched/studied practices in medicine-thousands if not millions of people have died in history and still die today of PREVENTABLE diseases without vaccines-it would be lovely if there were holistic, natural cures for these diseases vs modern pharmacology but there aren’t- my son’s 1st pediatrician refused patients if they didn’t vaccinate. Someone who thinks anyone who googles a subject and become as knowledgeable as doctors or scientists is frightening. McCarthy will forever be viewed by me as a very dangerous, reprehensible, vile woman and my concern is for her son. I’ m an RN and a mother and thank God that we live in an era without polio,diphtheria,rubella epidemics as a nation thanks to vaccines.

    • RobN says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Eventually we’re going to end up with a polio outbreak in this country and the same people who listen to this jackass are going to be wondering how their kid ended up in the modern equivalent to an iron lung.

    • Emily says:

      And thanks to the fraudulent quack Jenny McCarthy follows, and Jenny McCarthy herself using her celebrity to push his murderous (yes, murderous) ideas, stuff like whooping cough is making a comeback.

      Only people with literally no knowledge of history could think that vaccines are a a bad thing. There’s a canard about people dying at 30 in the past, but that’s the average age of death, not the median. If you lived past age 12 or so, you had a good chance of reaching 70. But most people did not survive childhood, thanks to childhood diseases that aren’t a big deal in our society today. If we eliminate vaccinations, we’ll go right back to children dying of disease being an everyday occurrence.

  40. MsAubra says:

    She’s got that trademark surgery look to her face

  41. Thiajoka says:

    I never had much respect for her anyway, but since her uninformed bid to talk other parents out of having their children vaccinated (as already much discussed upthread) I truly have more than just disrespect for this woman–I consider her an ignorant, self-absorbed, has-been celebrity who used her son to garner attention. Apparently her son is all done with his autism now, according to something I read online that she declared a couple of years ago.

  42. Mari says:

    What the hell happened to her face??

  43. citygirlsf says:

    She’s looking more and more like Kate Gosselin.

  44. MiMi says:

    You know the worst place for a tattoo? Your skin.