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March 10, 2011


Blog Guy, I really love that actress Julia Roberts. I think she’s so cool that I got a huge honking tattoo of her on my chest. Do you want to write about me?

tattoos roberts 280Not unless you get about 80 more of them. Then you could match this newspaper vendor in Chile, who already has 82 of them and plans to get more.

Wow! He has 82 Julia Roberts tattoos?

Yep, all of them inspired by scenes from “Erin Brockovich.” I imagine if he twirls around really fast, it would be like watching the entire movie, only, you know, without Albert Finney in it.

But if I know your weird imagination, Blog Guy, there’s something more than just those tattoos that amuses you about this.

OSCARSIndeed. If there’s a God in this world, one day Julia Roberts will be shooting a movie in Valparaiso, Chile, and she’ll wander off the set to buy a newspaper, and…

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Top and left: Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic displays some of his 82 tattoos of actress Julia Roberts, in Valparaiso, Chile, March 9, 2011. Parserisas, 56, started getting tattoos of the actress after watching her film “Erin Brockovich”.REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

Right: Actress Julia Roberts poses with her Oscar at the Academy Awards, March 25, 2001. Roberts won the award for Best Actress for her role in “Erin Brockovich”.

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I am curious BG…. what WOULD happen if Julia wandered off to buy a newspaper in Chile?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Now that’s what I call a true fan… 😐

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Spin, I agree. The chest hair coming out of her face is a bit much; more like “I Was A Teenage Werewolf.”

unca: are your neighbors still living in Leave it to Beaver Land? Entirely possible I have tattwos. As in two tattoos:)

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Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

And this is how Chile follows up the rescue of all those guys from the mine. Way to go Chile, that’s just awesome.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

U sure they are tattoos.. some of them look like charcoal sketches to me…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thanks, Onedoor. So my blog readers are now comparing how many tattoos they have. Boy, the folks who analyze my demographics will be so happy to see that….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

He’s either unmarried or his wife is not jealous at all.

Now, let me finish off the story. He meets up with Julia Roberts and he doesn’t recognise her. They become infatuated, then fall in love. Then complications arise when paparazzi discover the two together at his place. At one point they even photograph him in his underwear (also covered by J. Roberts faces) while he opens the door after the doorbell rings. They fight. They make up (and out) and we are then told that they’ll soon become mama and papa! Hell this could be a movie…

…oh wait. Have I been outdone again!? Damn Hugh Grant!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Is now a good time to mention I have a tattoo of Baz on my back? I do so love that Mona Lisa smile of his.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Very good, Malteser. Yeah, there are so many great outcomes, not just the one where Julia goes to buy a newspaper and totally freaks out.

One of my other favorites is that it turns out the guy suddenly remembers the movie he loved was “There’s Something About Mary,” and that he had intended to get 82 tattoos of Cameron Diaz….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Egeria and BG, nice comments you too 😉

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

I would love to get a tattoo, something along the lines of my old military units’ mottos. But I can hear Mrs. Doc’s reaction now: “You are not the man I married.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

egeria FTW! 😀

I have four tattoos. Yes one of them is airplane related.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

What I want is someone who has tattoos of Kate Middleton.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

I just have one, and I soooo want to get another one… no, its not gonna be a JR tattoo.. No, sir, no no no no no no!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@E: beware, he’s no mona lisa.. 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Oh I realize that fwd, boy do I ever realize that. But hey, the best part of my Baz tattoo is if I move in a certain way, I can make his eye wink.

Here’s lookin’ at you, Baz!


E. (who needs a chiropractor now…)

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Why is her face not copyrighted? She could be making many many pesos every time this guy takes off his shirt.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

BG: you post a story about a man with 82 tattoos (zombies, toilets, rockets and pancakes) and you think it is the OE readers who need analyzing?????

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Exactly. Why on earth would they keep coming back?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

How many of the 82 actually even remotely resemble Ms Roberts ? Looking at the picture before reading the story, I thought one of them was Patrick Swayze…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

The one on his left arm looks like a flesh munching zombie Julia.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

That’s as opposed to those vegan zombies?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Oo!! Now that is an interesting food for thought… vegan zombies…

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