Ke$ha’s new “suck it” inner lip tattoo: not as stupid as if it were on her forehead?

Singer Ke$ha, 25, just got the words “suck it” tattooed in her mouth. She tweeted the charming inset photo above, along with a picture of herself with the tattoo artist. The tattoo seems kind of dumb and useless, (and obvious) but at least she’s not going around with it tattooed above her mouth, you know? The Daily Mail has this report, along with the claim that it’s “painful” to get tattooed there and is permanent.

The American star, 25, had the provocative phrase ‘suck it!’ etched in black writing along her bottom lip during a late night tattoo session in Los Angeles.

After going under the needle, the Tik Tok singer posted a photograph of her new artwork on her Instagram account for all to see.

The words ‘suck it!’ is likely used by Ke$ha whenever she receives negative comments.

As well as being incredibly painful on the sensitive interior of the lip, Ke$ha’s tattoo could be prone to infection because there is so much bacteria in the mouth.

She wrote: ‘New tatt!!!’

Ke$ha had the tattoo at Alchemy Tattoo Parlour in Sunset Boulevard late on Tuesday night.

Last year, she said she considered herself a role model to her wide fanbase: ‘People gravitate towards the party girl thing but in my expression of myself, from the way I dress to how I speak and act, I am trying to show that I want people to feel they can be themselves.

‘I grew up in Nashville, which is very religious and conservative and not at all open-minded.

‘I want to encourage kids to be themselves, feel free to express themselves and have their eccentricities encouraged who have lyrics in music that can be interpreted to have deeper meanings, but how deep can you dive into “Brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack?’

The lip etching brings her tattoo collection to a total of six.

She already has a tattoo of an anchor, skull and crossbones and a cross on her wrist.

The anchor was done when she was 18 when she ‘snuck into Cuba’ – as an American citizen she is generally not allowed to travel to the Communist island.
Two of her tattoos are actually homemade using a safety pin and pen.

She told Details magazine: ‘I had just finished my record, so that night we got a little crazy, and we thought it was a really good idea to give each other tattoos to symbolise such a special event in my life. So he gave me a cross. Or one could call it a t. Or an x.

‘And then this is pretty embarrassing, but – it’s fading – my friend tattooed YEAH! on my foot.’

She also has a dollar sign on her hand.

[From The Daily Mail]

I like Ke$ha and I enjoy her music. She just seems like a wacky chick who likes to party, not like she’s going off the rails or headed to the dark side or anything. She’s a little out there but you get the impression that she’s always been that way and she’s having fun with it. Plus her music is huge but you don’t see her showing up for every event or famewhoring around. She’s just doing her thing, getting dumb tattoos and laughing about it.

As for whether these type of tattoos are permanent and painful, a tattoo artist writes on Yahoo! that they do fade, since “it’s mucous membrane… it’s always moist [and] the skin quickly regenerates.” Some commenters who have them say that they hurt less to get than tattoos on other places of the body. I got a couple of tattoos when I was around 20, but I’m done getting them. From what I remember they hurt like a bitch. At least I had the foresight to get them in places that you can’t see everyday. Just like Ke$ha and her “suck it” tattoo, which would look way trashier, and have a different meaning, if it were on any other part of her body.

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  1. Rhea says:

    Ouch. That has got to hurt! I feel the pain already just by looking at it.

  2. Aiobhan says:

    Yes,it is that stupid.

  3. Katyusha says:


    And I can say that because I have full sleeves.

  4. Tarebear says:

    I have a tattoo in the exact same place. Not painful at all, definitely fading. And for some of us, the mouth has a special meaning. It’s not uncommon for people with addiction/eating issues to get them here….

  5. L says:

    Meh, no one will see it other than in that picture. Sure it prob hurt, but don’t all tattoos?

    She didn’t get a barbed wire tribal band around her arm. Or something across her face (ala Mike Tyson).

  6. Trish says:

    so classy..what a graceful lady….and these are people whom young girls look up to?.. nice… 🙁

  7. ZigZagZoey says:

    I didn’t like her at all at first, but she doesn’t bother me now. She’s gross and she knows it and doesn’t try to pretend she’s not!

  8. bobo says:

    Her teeth and gums look healthy…

  9. Pants says:

    She has nice teeth… That’s about all I have to say.

  10. Jackie O says:

    sooo stupid.

  11. eb says:

    Wow. Her tattoo artist looks like he just slept off a good drunken shagging, woke up late, pounded a beer and jumped on a hog to speed to work.

    Would you let him glove up and handle a vibrating tool on you? ;0

  12. HotPockets says:

    My hubby has his inner lip tattooed. I never noticed until months after dating when I saw some black ink under there and asked him if he had it done. He told me no and then I pulled his lip and saw it! He has 3 little bats tattooed on there. He said he got it done when he was 18 and now is he 30, you can still see it very, very well. It might fade, but still visible. He said it didn’t hurt too bad, the most painful area apparently to get a tat is on your tummy .

    • Katyusha says:

      RIB CAGE!!!! torture.

      But that’s my experience anyway 🙂

      • Hollz says:

        My ribs didn’t hurt at all! At least not compared to my inner elbow and the back of my neck.

        Least painful? Behind my ear

  13. Zoid says:

    Aaaaaand this is why some people think tattoos look trashy, or think only trashy people get them. Right here. Way to help that stereotype continue Kesha. I’m personally much more grossed out by her homemade tattoos. Unsanitary much? Tattoo shops work hard to make their art clean, safe, and desirable.

  14. ramona says:

    A little teeny tat like that probably took about three minutes to complete… and it’ll fade in a few years. Hey, I’m all for comedy tattoos. I only have proper tattoos at the moment, but I’ve definitely considered getting something silly just for fun.

  15. Susan says:

    Just when I thought we were rid of her……

  16. DuBarry says:

    Her dentist is going to kill her

  17. Izzy says:

    Well, at least now the men in her life will know exactly what she likes, and where. Kind of like an instruction manual…

  18. Bobby the K says:

    ‘Suck It’.
    In your mouth? Really?

  19. johnnybadboytapia says:

    I dont think its such a big deal, thats alwasy been her image, i wouldnt call her trashy. a tattoo does not mean that you are low class, it’s 2012 ppl get with it. after all she’s an artist not running for president

  20. Jover says:

    Sorry, why is this talentless idiot even newsworthy; the only good thing I have to say about her is that there is a clip of her on youtube covering RadioHead from her junior high school days – so, once, long ago she had an idea of what good music was, too bad she junked that in order to become a useless disposable pop star.

  21. Feebee says:

    There are more interesting places she could have put it I suppose.

  22. mooshi says:

    The cells in the mouth renew and regenerate faster than almost anywhere on the body.

    It will fade as her inner mouth skin sheds it.

  23. Crystalline says:

    Eh, not a big deal. Not every tattoo needs to be meaningful and beautiful to everyone. It will end up fading quickly anyways.