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25 Tattoos Inspired By Frida Kahlo To Get You Pumped For Your Next Ink Job

Throughout her artistic career, Frida Kahlo showed the world that life and death can exist in many forms. Lovers of the Mexican icon have immortalized her work and persona in many ways. For some it has been by creating Kahlo inspired merchandise, for others, it’s been telling her story so that it lives on. For the die-hards though, the rebels just like Kahlo, ensuring her legacy has come by wearing their love for Kahlo quite literally on their sleeves. Or, skin.

Check out these 25 depictions of Kahlo below!

1. This sketchy design of the Latina.

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This piece looks straight out of a picture drawing. The colorful floral and line designs give it the dreamiest looking.

2. The minimalist tattoo.

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Mini tattoos have been all the rage this year. This simple design is colorful, small, and unique enough to put wherever you want.

3. All the text you’ll need in your tatt.

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Go for an empowering tattoo with one of Frida’s most inspiring quotes: “Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?”

4. Frida the watercolor version.

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This lovely tattoo embraces all of the. color that Frida adored as an artist.

5. The portrait inspired by Frida’s artwork.

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Pay proper tribute with your tattoo by using her pieces to inspire your design.

6. The tattoo with a name.

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Fans of Frida’s artwork will remember her famous painting of watermelons. Embrace the art and go for something new with an inspiring quote that reads “long live life.”

7. Another simple look that embraces the brow.

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Do Kahlo’s brow justice with a simple tatt that celebrates and embraces her facial hair.

7. Breathe life into Frida’s art with a tatt that embraces muerte.

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This skeletal design pays homage to the themes of many of the artists works particularly life and death. 

8. Another mini tattoo for the ink-addict who loves detail.

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It’s hard to pick which aspects of this design to love the most. From the intricacy to its minimalism, we bet even Kahlo herself would have a hard time.

9.  This tattoo that will bring tears to your eyes.

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From the beautiful Kahlo quote:  “Can one invent verbs? I want to tell you one: I sky you, so my wings extend so large to love you without measure.”

10. Not all tatts have to be permanent

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This fake tattoo design pays tribute to the artist. Once it comes off, you can pick another cool Kahlo design. 

11.  Keep it rosey.

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It’s impossible to feel the romance of this beautiful tribute to the artist. 

12.Simple black lined tattoo of the artist.

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This tribute to Kahlo’s “Wounded Deer” is almost as good as seeing the work of art in the museum. 

13. Embrace your pelo with this tatt.

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Gotta love this tattoo for what it is. With so much focus on her lashes and brow, there’s no doubt this piece is a solid tribute to the artist’s hairy style. 

14. These floral designs sare all about the romance.

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The beautiful details on this painting are a work of art on their own.

15. This tattoo is all about the design and placement.

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What better way to embrace your inner Kahlo than to put her on to one of the most feminine parts of your body? 

16. Romantic flowers in a mini tattoo.

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Gotta love the number of small tattoos that pay tribute to the artist considering how big her actual art was! 

17. A tattoo with highest contrasts in color.

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Love how this tattoo of Frida uses bright and bold colors to call attention to that beautiful uni. 

18. Another intricately designed art that pays tribute to the artist’s style.

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This design cuts up a famous painting of the artist and gives it an entirely new perspective. 

19. Another abstract depiction of Frida.

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The simple clean lines of this artistic tattoo are a work of art in themselves. 

20. Gotta love this beautiful rendition of Kahlo.

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Kahlo looks straight out of a children’s art book. 

21. Kahlo as a stamp.

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This artist’s take on a rather popular tattoo choice is pretty clever. 

22. This realistic depiction of Kahlo is fire.

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The tattoo is so realistic, it looks like a copy paste of one of her photos. 

23. Clean lines of a true artist.

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Tattoo aficionados are likely well aware of the fact that clean lines are had to create on skin. This look speaks to the talent of the artist and their passion for Kahlo.

24. This stone cold depiction of Kahlo is everything.

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Gotta love this depection of Kahlo for embracing her hoops. 

25. The two-sided tattoo every Kahlo enthusiast ought to consider rocking.

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This half skull, half Kahlo tattoo acts as another amazing tribute to the beautiful Kahlo’s work and artistry.


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Today’s Google Doodle Is All About Lotería And You Can Play A Few Rounds With Your Friends

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Today’s Google Doodle Is All About Lotería And You Can Play A Few Rounds With Your Friends

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Google is pulling on my Mexican heartstrings! The most popular search engine, which from time-to-time uses its homepage logo as an interactive gateway to educate the public about historical figures and cultural traditions, has over the years celebrated Mexican heritage in beautiful and innovative ways. From honoring Mexican-American icon, Selena Quintanilla in 2017 to Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday in 2010, Google is doing a remarkable job of paying tribute to the people and traditions close to our Mexican heart. And today’s honor is just as touching. 

Google is celebrating the most beloved game in Mexican communities, the Lotería!

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Perla Campos, Google Doodle’s Global Marketing Lead, is one of the people responsible for pushing Google’s innovation team to celebrate Mexican culture. She’s the one responsible for pushing the Selena Google Doodle for two years before its premiere. She did the same for the Lotería. 

A smile instantly comes to my face every time I think of Lotería,” Campos wrote on the Google page. “I think of being with my extended family in Mexico for the holidays, scattering around my Tia Cruz’s house, anxiously waiting for a round to start. I think of us tossing beans at each other in attempts to distract the other from our boards. Most importantly, I think of the laughter, the excitement, and how all the worries of the world melted away as this game brought us together, even if just for a few hours.”

The Lotería Google Doodle isn’t just a visual that shares the story of its history but also an interactive game that people can play with friends or strangers.

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Google states that this game is their second-ever multiplayer experience. Campos said that Google was looking to incorporate an interactive game and, of course, she told them about the Lotería. 

“Upon being prompted to think of possible interactive Doodles to create for the following year, Lotería almost instantly came to mind,” Campos said. “I wondered: If this simple game was so magical and powerful in its original state, how might that be amplified in the digital space? And so the Lotería Doodle was born.”

Playing the Lotería that we have played all of our lives and playing the Lotería Doodle is two different things. Here’s why. 

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As I launched into a round of Lotería on the Google page, I surely thought I was going to win until I realized the Lotería playing card didn’t have all of the recognizable characters and icons. In other words, Google reimagined the Lotería card — as other artists have also done with the Lotería card — to fit their brand. So, people will see an “emoji” icon or “la concha.” 

What makes this card and game extra special is that the Lotería Doodle was illustrated and created by Mexican artists.

The guest visual artists that worked on the Lotería Doodle include Mexico-based Chabaski, Mexico-born Cecilia, Hermosillo-born Luis Pinto, Los Angeles-based Loris Lora, and Mexico City-based Vals.

It was exciting to collaborate with five Mexican and Mexican-American illustrators to reimagine many of the classic Lotería game art for the Doodle—along with some new cards for a fun sorpresa!” Campos stated on the Googe page. “We also partnered with popular Mexican YouTuber Luisito Comunica, who serves in the iconic role of game card announcer for the Doodle.” 

Each artist also shared their favorite memories of playing Lotería. 

“I remember when I was around 6 years old, my mom and aunts would gather around a table and play for hours until we had to go home,” Chabaski said. “We would bet a couple of pesos, which made it more fun.”

The Lotería Doodle still honors the traditional game and educates a new generation of people about its origins. 

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“Although it has changed a great deal since being officially copyrighted in Mexico on this day 106 years ago, Lotería is still wildly popular today across Mexico and Latino communities, whether as a Spanish language teaching tool or for family game night,” Campos said. 

Okay, so you’re ready to play?!

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Click here and play with friends or strangers. And, if you want to make the game extra exciting play at home with your laptops and include some money for each round. Nothing wrong with making a buck and having fun. 

READ: 25 Times Latinos Have Graced The Google Doodle

‘Selena: The Series’ Finally Has Their Chris Perez And Los Dinos And Fans Are Getting So Excited

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‘Selena: The Series’ Finally Has Their Chris Perez And Los Dinos And Fans Are Getting So Excited

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‘Selena: The Series’ is coming together and fans are getting more and more good casting news. The Netflix series that dives into Selena Quintanilla’s childhood and early career is slowly but surely rounding out its cast. The show, which will debut at some point in 2020 is getting a dramatic overture, in the sense that every single bit of news related to the show has been drawn out. But we’re not mad. We just wish the series was out already. Here’s the latest development in the show

The cast that will portray Selena’s band, Los Dinos, has been named. Jesse Posey will play Chris Perez.

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Jesse Posey, not to be confused with his older brother, actor Tyler Posey, will be Selena’s love interest, Deadline reports. The Santa Clarita, California, native could previously be seen in “Stitchers,” the 2017 TV series. His brother, Tyler, is definitely the more famous of the two. You may have seen him in the series “Teen Wolf” and as J.Lo’s son in “Maid in Manhattan.” So we’re really excited to see what his younger brother will bring to the table as Chris Perez. Those are some big shoes to fill because the love between Chris and Selena was undeniable. Jesse is also a musician, which is perfect for this part. 

Julio Macias will play Pete Astudillo, the recognizable member of Los Dinos, who wrote some of Selena’s greatest hits.

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Macias can be seen on the T.V. show “On My Block” as well as “S.W.A.T.”

Daniela Estrada will portray Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla. From what we know of Selena’s family (from the Selena movie), Suzette wasn’t exactly thrilled to be the drummer of the band but definitely came through as her own becoming an established musician. Today, Suzette is Selena’s loudest advocate who continues to champion the legacy of her sister. 

Suzette is only one of those responsible for approving of the series. 

“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history, and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives,” Suzette Quintanilla said a year ago to the Hollywood reporter. “We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”

Other cast members include Hunter Reese Peña, seen in “Morning Ritual” Carlos Alfredo, Jr., from “Mutt and Chopps,” Juan Martinez from “Triple Frontier” and Paul Rodriguez, Jr.

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That last name should ring a bell. Paul Rodriguez, Jr. will play Roger Garcia another member of Los Dinos. He is also, in real life, the son of actor Paul Rodriguez and a pro-skater in his own right.

Peña, who will portray Ricky Vela, posted on his Instagram that he was beyond himself at the news that he would be in this new show. “Walked out of the shower this morning to a notification that I was on the news 😜 I’m going to be on @selenanetflix a new @Netflix series about my childhood hero Selena Quintanilla. I will be playing the role of Ricky Vela, her keyboard player, and songwriter for many of her hits. Dreams come true. P.S. This is kinda funny LOL they unknowingly cast my roommate @carlosalfredojr as a band member also 🤣🤣🤣 God has a sense of humor. Glad I didn’t give up.” So awesome! 

Just last month, the announcement of all announcements came through that Christian Serratos of “The Walking Dead” would be portraying Selena.

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While the news was speculation for weeks, the announcement finally became official when Netflix finally released a Selena: The Series teaser, which showed Serratos as Selena. We were thrilled to finally see the role fulfilled, especially because we knew this pivotal role could make or break the series. After seeing the teaser, including Serratos in Selena’s signature look, we feel she will do an amazing job as the queen of Tejano music. 

Other cast members include Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, and Madison Taylor Baez.

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Chavira, from the ABC show “Desperate Housewives” will play Abraham senior, Selena’s dad, and Chavira, will play Abraham Jr., Selena’s brother. 

READ: Watch: ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Ditches Zombies For Red Lipstick In New Selena Series Trailer