Now that The Hills has been off the air for three years, Ryan Cabrera is looking for ways to hoist himself back into the zeitgeist. What better way to get everyone talking about you than to permanently etch the face of the Internet's favorite person into your leg? To keep his pointy hair company, Cabrera added another indelible form of self expression to his body: he got a tattoo of Ryan Gosling's portrait on his right calf… and now we are all talking about it.
Wanting to judge the artist's portraiture skills for ourselves, we decided to track down the photo from which the tattoo was copied. We typed "Ryan Gosling scruff jacket" into Google Images, and — lo and behold — in the sixth row of search results, we found the exact portrait. The tattoo, it appears, was taken from a step-by-step "How to Draw Ryan Gosling" guide on DragoArt.com (the final result of which is above).
The site is also the first search result when you google "How to draw Ryan Gosling." It seems Cabrera's tattoo artist needed a little guidance in creating his lifelike sketch.
Cabrera tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the tat (which is 100% real) was the result of a game of tattoo roulette he plays — playS, not playEd... as in, this is an ongoing hobby — with his friends. "We blindfold each other," Cabrera says. "You get to pick a tattoo for me, and I get to pick a tattoo for you. And you don’t get to see it till they’re both done." Sounds like a valuable use of one's time and money.
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[Photo Credit: Steven Lawton/FilmMagic; DragoArt.com]