Well, it’s Friday Friday Friday and I’ve got my bowl of cereal all ready for today’s news post. It’s a pretty light week for news but there are a few stories to get you through the afternoon/evening.
To start things off is a story out of England that may possibly make you sick, and at the least make you want to strangle this mother of the year candidate.
LIKE other eight-year-old girls, Britney Campbell loves dancing to Lady GaGa, is fond of fashion and enjoys putting on make-up. Once every three months, Britney climbs on a beautician’s table and watches as mum Kerry prepares needles of Botox and fillers to be injected into her face. Beautician Kerry, 34, from Birmingham, buys the substances online and injects them into her daughter’s forehead, lips and around her eyes.
The beauty-pageant obsessed single mum also takes her to have her body waxed, in a bizarre bid to stop her growing hair when she eventually hits puberty.
Britney says: “My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections. “They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much. “I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”
Kerry first injected Britney with Botox in May last year, as a present to celebrate her eighth birthday. She says: “One day I had to keep her home from school as she had a slight headache, but apart from that she has had no reaction at all. “She also has her virgin wax monthly, which gets rid of her fluffy leg hair and makes sure she wont develop pubic hair in the future. “It will save her a fortune in waxing when she’s older.”
Little Britney says: “I feel like a supermodel and if I do ballet or go swimming I don’t have to worry about hairy legs. Although the pain makes me cry, I feel like a cool grown-up when it’s all over.” Kerry plans to get Britney’s eyebrows waxed this year. She is also hoping to get them lightly tattooed to an arched shape and is also considering a light pink tattooed lip-liner.
When it comes to body modification, it’s an individual making the choice to alter their body in a way that they desire. But at what age is it acceptable to start thinking about serious modifications? There is no doubt that the mother is putting pressure on her child to achieve a desired physical transformation, but waxing the crotch of your 8 year old daughter just seems pretty excessive. Not to mention injecting botulism into her face, and letting her think that wanting implants at her age is normal. I try not to be too judgmental when it comes to non-celebrity stories, but this story really makes me want to slap the mom upside the head.
More to news to come…
If you recall, last year the 9th circuit court of appeals in the US made a ruling that tattoos are a form of free speech and therefore protected under the first amendment. The reason that this case made it so high up the judicial ladder was because the city of Hermosa Beach in California was trying to prevent a tattoo studio from opening within city limits. Well it seems that even with the law on their side, some studios are still having problems setting up shop in the city.
Six months after a federal appeals court struck down a Hermosa Beach ordinance outlawing tattoo studios, a fast-growing group of residents is trying to block their potential proliferation in town. They’ve passed out fliers, organized on Facebook and relayed messages on Twitter. They’ve signed petitions and taken out newspaper ads. And this week, they took their fight to City Hall.
“This is going to be a playground for the element of people that live that style. We believe that will bring problems.”
I’m a little curious as to what style of life they think tattooed people live. Any ideas?
How much do you love video games? Or one game in particular? Well a fan of Yakuza 3 went all out and won a contest that allowed him to get about $9000 worth of tattooing done for free. The catch? Get the same tattoo as one of the characters in the game.
Gaming tattoos are not a new phenomenon and we’ve seen plenty of examples ranging from small and cute to large and painful. But last year Sega ran a competition in Australia offering one gamer and dedicated Yakuza 3 fan the opportunity to win the tattoo main character Kazuma Kiryu has on his back.
In order to win you had to state in 25 words or less why you deserved the tattoo. The winner was 46-year-old Fari Salievski who has now had the tattoo applied with Sega releasing pictures of the finished tattoo and stages of Fari getting it done.
It looks like the artist did a good job copying it from the game, although the script on the left side is completely different, which may have been intentional.
In what I think is “celebrity” news, a woman who thought her relationship with her boyfriend was over had a tattoo of his name removed… and hour before he proposed to her.
It was a twist ending that could only happen in The Only Way is Essex, which saw Lauren Goodger lasering off her Mark Wright tattoo just moments before he proposed. After thinking that their on/off relationship was finally over, Lauren made the decision to erase Mark from her life, and her skin. So she headed to the skin clinic to have his name removed permanently from her crotch.
But as Mark heard the shocking news about his stamp being removed, he raced off to find his true love to quickly pop the question. Despite Lauren telling her sister Nicola that she was completely finished with her ex, it seems she still found it in her heart to give Mark yet another chance, and said yes to his proposal.
I’m assuming this is some “Hills”-like reality show.
Finally, Lada Gaga is back in the news (did she ever really leave it?) with an interview regarding the reasoning behind her tattoo placement.
Lady Gaga has revealed that the reason she only has tattoos on the left hand side of her body is because her father requested her to try to remain “normal” on one side. To this she added: “I think that he sees the right as like my Marilyn Monroe side and the left as my Iggy Pop side.” While the singing superstar has admitted she is able to control herself in the name of her father t is her wild side that seems to be winning the fight. Lady Gaga said: “I think, from a neurological standpoint, I’m creatively driven by my left side. But he’s asked that I don’t get any on the right side for whatever reason.”
And that’s all the news for this week. Keep sending in those stories you find and enjoy the rest of your Friday, and then your Saturday, and afterward your Sunday.