Ireland Baldwin: I did not get a tattoo of Kendall Jenner


Ireland Baldwin got a new tattoo recently. Like most folks, she was pretty excited about her new work, so she couldn’t wait to post it to Instagram and thank the tattoo artist responsible for giving it to her, Parker B. of Midnight Collective in Portland. And I can see why, it’s a fairly detailed image. The work’s good. The colors are vibrant. It’s playful. Is there anything else you see in this?

That’s a seductively posing Kendall Jenner tossing a miniature man away. At least that’s what the internet saw. Several commenters asked Ireland why Kendall now adorned her bicep. Only Ireland says it isn’t Kendall, not intentionally. She posted a follow up on her Instagram stories clarifying that as beautiful as she thinks Kendall is, the art is taken from an illustration from the 1960s.

Fans believe the tattoo strongly resembles Kendall Jenner and when Ireland posted her new ink online, she received a lot of questions about the tat.

“My tattoo isn’t Kendall Jenner,” Ireland posted on her Instagram Story. “She’s beautiful tho so I’ll take it…But it’s actually an illustration that was done in the ’60s.”

[From Just Jared]

I do think the Kendall resemblance is a coincidence, unless the tattooist had Kendall on her mind when she was inking Ireland. But I can see where people are getting a Kendall vibe from the face. (I am trying very hard to avoid mentioning the vacant eyes right now.) I wonder if this will change how Ireland sees it. Will the face morphs to only seeing Kendall when she looks at it? Hopefully Ireland meant it when she said she was flattered by the comparison.

Apparently not everyone was thrilled with the large new art. In addition to the KenJen conspiracists, Ireland had to put up with those who didn’t care for her decision to put such a big, colorful piece of work on her arm. Some told her she was no longer “hot” because of it. Others found some other way to tell her she lost her appeal because of her tattoos. Whether I care for this particular art or not, I’m not a fan of policing women like this. Threatening women by telling them they won’t be considered attractive with the choices they make with their body is shameful.

Of course, Ireland’s father, Alec Baldwin, chimed in as he usually does on her Instagrams. And with his usual response to her risqué comment, “No!”




Photo credit: Avalon Red and Instagram

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    The tattoo’s face is far more animated and lively than Kendall Jenner’s.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I check CB in the AMs as I’m drinking my tea and logging into work etc, and sometimes the variety of headlines makes my head spin, LOL. This morning – Matthew McConaughey smelling like granola, Terry Crews apparently not showering, and does ireland Baldwin have a Kendall Jenner tattoo?

    I don’t see Kendall in the tattoo at all (but I’m also not sure I could tell you which one is Kendall, if you lined up the Kardashian/Jenners in front of me. Is she the billionaire?)

    It’s a pretty tattoo – I admit that tattoos aren’t for me but I don’t care what other people do so I dont get the policing of it or telling her she’s no longer “hot.” If you don’t like it, oh well, there goes your chance to sleep with Ireland Baldwin. I’m sure it was going to happen any day now.

  3. Darla says:

    I’m getting a tattoo soon, a small one. I have to say I don’t think I care for the colorful ones? I think I am going to go black and gray. Would love to hear tattoo experiences from fellow celebitchies!

    • manda says:

      I’m planning on getting my first one soonish, too! And I also would like it to be just black ink. I do think that is trendy right now, but whatever, that is what I like, I like things to be simple. I really have no idea what to expect as far as the pain and I am nervous but it’ll be on the small side so I think I can do it. I too would love to hear what people have to say

      • Darla says:

        I think you’re right about it being trendy so that’s why I have been observing tattoos on different people, including celebrities. I mean even if you take Ben Affleck out of the equation (monstrosity!), I still don’t see color tattoos that I want on my body. I really love the black gray ones. I don’t know about the pain either, but I’ve had laser treatments on my face, one where it felt and looked like they burnt my face off, so I am not too worried, LOL

    • Smile says:

      Yes black and grey are the way to go.

    • Nancy says:

      I have 8 tattoos ( and I’m in my early 60s). My advice is to get them in places that are easily covered up for professional purposes. There are still a lot of companies that do not allow visible ink on their employees. In my own case my principal of 12 years had no clue I had any tattoos until we ran into each other this summer. When I work I choose clothing that covers them.
      And in choosing a design be absolutely certain it is what you want. All of mine have a special personal meaning of some kind to me.

      • Ann says:

        My daughter who is 24 has a few, nothing huge or colorful. We were ok with the first couple but then she got one on her wrist and we told her that wasn’t the best idea because it’s hard to cover, especially if you live where it gets hot! No, she doesn’t work in the kind of environment where you need to cover them, but you never know what you might want to do in the future so why complicate things when you don’t have to?

        I don’t have any and don’t want them. I don’t have a problem with them personally, but as you said, in some work environments they can be a problem and we wish she had considered that. Oh well, she can get them removed in the future if she wants, I guess.

    • VespaRed says:

      So as a person that works with several multi-tattoo’ed people my advice is:
      1. Assume you are going to get more and try to plan out some continuity with the style / placement. 2. Get the best tattoo artist (research!) you can afford – even if it is a simple one. 3. If the shop isn’t super clean, run away! 4. The colored ink isn’t FDA regulated, so if you have a lot of allergies, avoid 5. Never get the name of a living SO!

  4. tempest prognosticator says:

    I didn’t see Kendall Jenner when I first saw Ireland’s tattoo, but I’m not sure Icoyld pick her out of a line-up. Ireland is very pretty.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      I don’t know that I could pick her out of a line up either. Looks like a combined nude version of the women that played Wonder Woman.

  5. teatimeiscoming says:

    i am about 13 hours into my sleeve and while this style isnt my cup of tea, its aesthetically pleasing. i hope she continues to be happy with it

    • Malificent says:

      Is Ireland still modeling? I would think it take a lot of time to cover all of her tats with makeup.

      • Lena says:

        That’s what I’ve always wondered about Ireland. She’s a very pretty girl, and actually tall enough to really model unlike so many of the nepotism models. But she has really covered so much of herself in tattoos I wonder if that is to the detriment of her chosen career.

  6. Twin falls says:

    Speaks more to the fact that Kendall Jenner can be mistaken for any pretty brunette than the tattoo itself.

  7. TabithaD says:

    Not sure about this one – some of the proportions look a bit off, especially the legs and left arm, and the eyes look wonky to me. Maybe it’s the angle of the photo.

    • Chaine says:

      Yes! There is no left forearm, and either the legs are disproportionate or the image is meant to show a person with lymphedema. Also, I get that maybe she doesn’t want to show an anatomically correct person but there is no pubic area at all which is just really bizarre and off putting, like at least there should be a Barbie or Ken like V or U at the leg junction.

    • Driver8 says:

      Yep, the proportions are throwing me off. I don’t think it’s a good tattoo and I think the face does strongly resemble Kendall Jenner. Seems like Ireland loves it, so that’s all that matters.

    • Sof says:

      The left arm is foreshortened, a difficult thing to draw, but maybe it’s being accentuated by the angle of the photo.
      If this was taken from a 60s illustration then it makes sense that the proportions are off. Generally the idea was to accentuate their…”assets”… no one cared much about realistic representations. It still happens with comic books.

    • Ange says:

      Definitely, the arms and hands are AWFUL

  8. iconoclast59 says:

    Ireland’s looks are an interesting mix of her mom and dad. You posted several pictures; I looked at a couple of them and thought she looks just like Kim, yet in a couple others you really see the Baldwin in her.

  9. Size Does Matter says:

    The one on her other shoulder looks like Pink to me


    I don’t understand “Threatening women by telling them they won’t be considered attractive with the choices they make with their body is shameful.” How is that threatening? Sexist and misogynist, definitely. But no one is required to find anyone else attractive, so I don’t think they are being threatened exactly? I would like to hear what others think because I’m honestly confused.

    • Ann says:

      I kind of agree with you. It’s gross and demeaning to troll people on social media about their body choices, but I don’t see it as threatening, exactly. It’s a fine line.

  11. ennie says:

    the way the colors fade look pretty, but… black and white would be for me.I can appreciate colorful tattoos, but in those I prefer to admire the Japanese aesthetic or style-

  12. Kaye says:

    I don’t care about the tattoo, but she desperately needs a new stylist. None of the parts of that peach-colored dress fits the way it should. And why are the seams so puckered? I’m not sure I would wear that to get my newspaper off the sidewalk.