Demi Lovato Gives It Right Back To Tattoo Artist Ashley McMullen With Long Post
Last week, celebrity tattoo artist Ashley McMullen apparently caught wind of the fact that Demi Lovato was getting an old ink job covered up and outed the “Hangover” singer as, in McMullen’s own jagged words on Instagram, “a goon” who “pissed all over our toilet seat” and “didn’t even have the courtesy to offer me any money in the first place” for the tattoo — a pair of lips.
McMullen’s words came on Instagram after Lovato announced she had covered the tattoo up, and the Disney artist initially responded earlier this week by laughing the whole thing off with a string of emojis posted to Twitter.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 26, 2015
But as the news began to spread online, Demi must have felt the need to give her side of the story, something she finally did last night. It’s basically an apology on Demi’s behalf — which, kudos to her for owning up to what may be perceived as a mistake she once made in younger days — followed by a jibe at McMullen for willingly tattooing a drunk teenager in the first place.
Lovato’s full Twitlonger writeup on the matter has since been deleted, but several sites (including Us Weekly) managed to grab the text of it, which reads as follows:
Dear Ashley McMullen, I wasn’t going to acknowledge your bitter Instagram comments but since your side of the story has picked up some headlines, I would like to share my thoughts and send you a proper apology. 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.
So there you have it: Shot fired back. Let’s hope Demi’s response doesn’t leave Ashley too pissed off now.
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