Rumer Willis’s tattoo-covered arms: temporary and try-hard?


WHOA. Rumer Willis has tattoos all over her arms. When did that happen? Just last week, I discussed some photos of Rumer on a red carpet where she looked really, really pretty – go here to review. As you can see, it looks like she has one large tattoo on her right forearm, but other than that, nothing. So… CB and I have been looking through these new, candid photos of Rumer out and about in LA, flashing these “tattoos” – we were debating whether or not they were real. CB thinks they’re definitely all fake, and she says that they’re just transfers that have been treated with something to make them less shiny, and look more authentic, like this:

I think a few of the tats are real, though, especially the large on her right forearm. Maybe another one or two are real as well. But how great is it that transfers have come such a long way that they look so natural these days? Seriously, Rumer is looking very Kat Von D in these pics, and I think I mean that in a good way? Debatable. Someone gave me a henna tattoo kit as a gift, and now I’m feeling the urge to go play with it. I’m too old to play with it, right? Right.

Anyway, The Mail thinks Rumer is just doing this for attention, like a kid who acts out when her parents are fighting. Because Rumer is upset over Ashton and her mom, I guess. I don’t know… part of me thinks that Rumer probably already had an idea about what her step-father was really like. Maybe she’s not surprised at all.





Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. MissilePanda says:


  2. WTF says:

    more importantly WHY did she cut the hem off her dress….SCANDALOUS

  3. Dibba says:

    She’s probably bored so she did it. I mean what the heck does she do ALL day EVERY day? My daughter draws on herself when she is bored. But she is 9.

  4. Bite me says:

    Poor, poor child… College is waiting for you

  5. Eve says:

    Sorry, I try (honestly!) but I’m simply unable to ignore her chin. That’s the jawline that makes Jennifer Aniston’s look small and delicate.

  6. brin says:

    Hope temporary…didn’t think she could make herself look any worse.

  7. grace says:

    What in the sam hell is she wearing? Did she rip the hem out of this dress with a butter knife?

  8. Diane says:

    What the hell is she wearing?

  9. madpoe says:

    Baby Kat Von D

  10. Kaboom says:

    Is the new chic the homeless look?

  11. Obvious says:

    what is it about girls and huge tats? I think they look so trashy. a small one isn’t bad, but these huge ones? and especially when you are an actress, that’s more money spend in makeup and post production getting rid of all of them. as a casting director i would do everything possible not to hire a tattooed actress when they’re to this extent. but hey it’s a personal preference. A good school friend of mine has huge ones all over her body and I like them on her. I guess i have a double standard between real life and hollywood. oh well.

  12. Courtney says:

    maybe for a movie role? or she got temps for a halloween costume??

  13. djork says:

    Poor little rich big-headed girl.

  14. Reece says:

    What has she been in that warrants any attention or anything, other than…nevermind I won’t say it.

    I’m really asking and too lazy to go imdb it.

  15. Artisan says:

    I actually really dig her temp tatts. Maybe she wants to know how she’ll look with sleeve tatts. If my daughter ever wants a tatt, I’d have her try these first. But my question is how much does it cost? If it cost just as much as getting real tatts then GTFO. :[

  16. Julia says:

    She should go to college or find something artistic behind the camera.

    If she had talent in singing, she could pull it off but sorry to sound harsh, except for hillarious charicature characters, she won’t find her place in the acting department.

    When you have that type of very singular even charicatural physique, you better have a goofy charismatic personalitty and find a niche like Whoopi Goldberg or Rossy De Palma.

    Forget dramas, actions or rom coms. You need to focus on making people laugh in straight up commedies and not on being the sexy thing if you ever want to have a chance to last in a certain niche.

  17. RocketMerry says:

    Maybe she’s trying them out to see if she likes them and will decide later if she’ll make them permanent. Smart, and how cool that one can do that, right?

  18. lilibet says:

    Tattoo’s in general are fine but these make her look rough!

    Most of these are temporary as pre-halloween (day before) her arms aren’t covered (See X17 Online pics

  19. jermsmom says:

    I find it hard to believe that anyone her age would be that upset over her mom and step-dad’s break-up, but I never had a cash cow for a mom or dad, either. Funny how the homeless chic look really works for some people and on other people they just look…homeless. And skanky. Of course, her sawed-off, baggy dress probably cost more than half my wardrobe.

  20. BerMan says:

    It’s a way to get notice ! Like you’re my baby’s daddy = Bieber Fever on Mags and T.V. Denial is so in ! I think he is in a movie coming up. PROMO ! And I marry you, now I don’t = T.V. Mags, Talk Shows, sell, sell, and buy, buy. Kim is also in a film that is coming out as well. Bieber STFU and end it with DNA test. Over!. And as for our little Princess Kimmy how about some hot cocoa , and lets have a laugh with that butt x-ray you carry with you. Awww Sweet.

  21. Leticia says:

    @Obvious, totally agree with you.

  22. ladybert62 says:

    Sorry (as I know many posters here have tattoos) but they look tacky! So many women in the city that I live and work in have these tattoos covering their arms, their legs, their faces, their necks, their backs, their ankles, their legs, their hands – and these are just the ones that the public can see!

    I have yet to see any tattoo on a woman that (in my opinion) is attractive.

    Even the men overdo them nowadays – men with skinny little girl arms having barbed wire tattoos look ridiculous.

    She has enough problems with her skanky hair and her Bruce Willis jaw that she should be thinking of ways to improve her image – tattoos arent the answer in my opinion.

    Ok enough ranting – start throwing things at me! ha ha

  23. cr says:

    lilibet: I think they’re temporary, they look like very generic tats.

  24. MissyA says:

    I get temporary tats all the time to better imagine placement. They often look ridiculous when contrasted with my real art, especially because I let my nieces pick them out (sparkly rainbows and tribal butterflies!!).

    But I get a lot of compliments on my big ol’ trailer trash tats, but perhaps that’s the company I keep. ;)

    I have had someone roll their eyes at my tattoos once (or perhaps, the attention I was getting from my tattoos), and I acted all desperate/offended and told this stranger, *loudly*, “But I got these tattoos for you!!

    That seemed to get the point across.

    I can’t be bothered with busy-bodies who have nothing better to do than judge me for who I am and what I do with my body. I love my art. It’s who I am. And if you don’t like it, that’s your problem. And believe me when I say, it’s really just your problem.

  25. Jilli says:

    Looks like a slob. Very unkempt and stinky looking.

  26. Novaraen says:

    They are totally temporary…and if they are anything like the ones my sons stick on themselves…they are SUPER hard to remove. Probably did it for Halloween and they still haven’t come off.

  27. N.D. says:

    Could it be for helloween?

  28. anne says:

    guess she wanted to get some publicity.

  29. Anait says:

    @ladybert62: I agree with you. For a woman a little tattoo can be beautiful, but too much is too much. How can you pretend to be classy when you look like a crazy art gallery? And honestly, tattoos are not for everybody, some people look gorgeous with some colours on their skin, others not so much.
    And,as Obvious write, actors, dancers… people who works with their bodies should avoid to mess too much with their skin.

  30. POOPIE says:

    as luanne delesseps (sp?) sings soooo off key : MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU CLASS !!!!!!!!

  31. ruby says:

    Her hair is looking really rough. She has the money to get gorgeous hair, what is she thinking ? Does she truly think that is pretty ?

    The hem of the dress looks really cheap, I’ve never found this cutoff look nice.

    As for the tattoos, ladies, this is how not to do tattoos. I hope they are temporary. (That said, I really don’t like Kat Von D type tattoos either… it’s a matter of personal taste I suppose)

  32. K says:

    Most of those have to be fake. They look WAY too faded to have been done in the last week, even with negligent aftercare. I agree the one she sported last week is probably real, but not all of these.

  33. Blue says:

    Why is she dressed like she’s homeless. All that money and she looks awful and bored.

  34. whatever you want it to be says:

    Every time I see her I have to bite my tongue. I’m sorry Rumer and you are beautiful but that chin must be the bain of your existence!!

  35. Vera says:

    Aside fromthe right inner forearm, the ones on her arms are fake. A week ago that was all she had – you don’t get that many in such a short amount of time. Plus, they’d maybe just now be outside a bandage and there would still be some bruising/redness from them.

    Plus the one she’s been sporting on her forearm is so artsy fartsy compared to all the others she now has. AND one of them is close to touching it – I would at least hope that she wouldn’t ruin the one decent one she had on. Better be some Halloween leftovers or something.

  36. cruiz2 says:

    Maybe the tatts have clues or tell the real story.

  37. Bodhi says:

    Ditto MissyA 110%. I have several tattoos, my husband has 25+ & most of our friends are tattooed to some extent. I’d rather hang out with my trashy tattooed friends & family than some uptight judgmental person any day of the week.

    Yeah, those are fake, at least most of them.

    And Kaiser, go for it! Play with your “tattoo kit” all you want! Its fun!!

  38. Jag says:

    Go play with the henna kit, Kaiser. Have fun! :)

    She must have done this for Halloween, or like others have said, to see if she’d like them or not. Agreed that it’s cool to be able to try them out before buying like that. Neat.

  39. john thing says:

    trailer trash

  40. Judy says:

    Why do people do this to themselves…(even temporarily)…and WTH is she wearing? She can actually look cute…I’ll never forget my shock at seeing her with short dark hair in that killer black, deep v-necked halter dress. She looked darling.

  41. Jover says:

    Love your comment dibba – all that money and time and no substance or knowledge or interests to exercise it on – go back to school. Forget hollyweird.

  42. Moe says:

    Those are definitely fake. They look far too faded to have been ones she’s just recently gotten.