Former Disney starlet Demi Lovato just dropped a sick burn on a tattoo artist who was upset that Demi had someone else draw over her work. Under normal circumstances, a cover-up would be a sign of disrespect, but this is a special case because Lovato was 18 and drunk at the time. And because the tattoo looked like “an open vagina.”
“Cool post @ddlovato, thanks for getting the tattoo covered up I did for free that you specifically asked for. Not to mention you didn’t even have the courtesy to offer me any money in the first place. You pissed all over our toilet seat and you made a fool of yourself. What a shame that people look up to you. The tattoo you covered it with kinda sucks too. Looks like you might forever be a goon. #demilovato #scumbag #turd #claimstobesober #drankallthebeer #peepeetoiletseat #yousuck”
But Lovato thinks McMullen is the one who sucks, and that she left out some important details in her Instagram rant. For example, that the singer was too drunk to even remember who tattooed her.
As has been well-documented in the press, she was frequently wasted during that period of time, with the people around her letting her have whatever she wanted—up to and including a tattoo of lips (the face kind) that looks like a tattoo of lips (the vag kind).
But she’s since taken steps to put her teenage problems (including this terrible tattoo) behind her. New ink is actually part of her recovery: she had the “stay strong” on her wrists symbolically drawn over her self-harm scars.
“First, I would like to say I’m really sorry I don’t remember you or getting tattooed by you, but as you know I was fucked up and sometimes people act like ‘#turds’ when they’re loaded. Second, I apologize for my ‘#peepeetoiletseat’… That wasn’t on purpose, I was simply a drunken teenage girl. Lastly, I apologize for making fun of your work.. But… if I were you, I wouldn’t claim that one because it looked more like an open vagina (or even a butt hole as my 8 year old little sister called it at the time.) I also wouldn’t be admitting to the fact that you tattooed a very intoxicated 18 year old on a tour bus without the proper judgement that most legit tattoo artists have of saying ‘Hmm… This underage kid is wasted, maybe I shouldn’t permanently ink a hot pink kiss mark on this girl’s wrist….? Oh well… Fuck it, she’s famous.’”
“I can’t blame you for getting the tattoo, I take full responsibility for that but if the issue here is you wanting credit, maybe next time you should wait for the person to get your tattoo sober so they would actually remember getting the tattoo in the first place, or perhaps you could’ve thought about all of this as a blessing that I forgot everything about you - that was until you outted yourself for the now internationally infamous ‘vagina tattoo.’ But you’re right, I should give credit where credit is due, and you Ashley, surely deserve credit for this one. #justputitonmytab”
Emphasis mine, because McMullen truly isn’t doing herself any favors by defending her work here, or by dissing someone else’s. Say what you will about this rose, but at least it’s not a “butt hole.”