The Best Cover Up – Zombie Boy!

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Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy with his tattoos.

Rick Genest or better known as Zombie Boy is a Canadian artist and fashion model. He is famous for his skeletal tattoo all over his body. Let’s check out his tattoos and his amazing tattoo cover up below!


When Rick Genest was a 16 years old he had a brain tumor which was surgically removed. It is often attributed that this was part of the reason for his skeletal tattoos. At 19 years old he went to tattoo artist Frank Lewis to get the majority of his tattoos done. Another reason for his tattoo as Genest says is, “Understanding that the first step to anarchy is defiance; the notion of being alive while dead, is defiance to the very laws of nature itself.”


After he got his tattoos he was join and work in sideshows and freak shows in Canada. Because of his striking appearance it was not long before he was featured in various public blog posts. In 2006 he was introduced as “Skullboy” but Genest stated he preferred the name “Zombie”. Since then he has been featured in Bizarre magazine, TV movie “Carny” and a Facebook page with over a million members. He was also discovered by Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga’s fashion director. He then went on to help feature Formichitti’s collection. Because of his tattoos, and urging of Lady Gaga, he was featured in her video “Born this Way”.


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Zombie Boy strutting down the runway with his many fashion appearances.

One of the most amazing cover up examples using makeup products was Genest’s part in the campaign called “Go Beyond the Cover” by Dermablend. In the video Genest appears in front of a camera without his signature tattoos. He then begins to use a cloth to remove the apparent concealer he is using to show his famous skeletal tattoos. He starts with his torso and then moves on to his face. The video then shows the cover up being applied. The campaign was so successful that Genest received a 2 year contract with L’Oreal. He was the first ever male spokesperson for L’Oreal.



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Zombie Boy no longer Zombie Boy with his amazing tattoo removal cover up.

Genest has become extremely popular and has continued his success with appearances for Polish singer Honey in her video Sabotage in early 2012. He has appeared in Comic Con 2012 with his own action figurine and in September 2012 Genest became the face of Jay Z fashion label Rocawear. He continues to make public appearances in to 2013 with cameo roles for the 2013 film Ronin.

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Zombie Boy reverting back from his tattoo removal cover up.


In terms of tattoo cover ups, this is one of the most striking and unique ways of promoting the Dermablend brand and it shows even with tattoos like Zombie Boy and good application of cover up and foundation can help transform Zombie Boy into a very ordinary looking man. Let’s look at the amazing tattoo removal cover up commercial below.

6 Bad Celebrity Tattoos That They Should Remove

We’ve talked about celebrity tattoo removal cases like Cheryl Cole and Megan Fox but here’s a collection of 6 tattoos we think celebrities should remove because they are either bad or just plain stupid.

1. David Beckham


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David Beckham showing his Chinese students his tattoo.

David Beckham is famous for all his different tattoos. He’s also the new ambassador of the Chinese Super League. He’s here flaunting his eastern-inspired tattoo to Beijing University students. The Chinese characters read, “Life and death are determined by fate, rank and riches decreed by Heaven.” A little pompous and a little too much? We think he should have this tattoo removed.


2. Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci showing she needs to remove her lion/cloud/ghost tattoo.


Emmy award nominee Christina Ricci’s tattoo is possibly the worst one out there. Her tattoo looks like a lion, or a ghost lion, or wait, maybe it’s a lion in a cloud. Christina Ricci has previously said that she plans to get a larger tattoo after she gets “super famous” because “nobody cares then.” We hope she doesn’t have the same bad ideas. Next she’ll be getting an amalgamation of a unicorn, sunshine and a tree inked by a ten year old. We think Christina Ricci needs to remove the lion tattoo now.


3. Katie Price


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Katie Price shows her poor attempt at tattoo cover ups.

Katie Price or Jordan is a famous glamour model in the UK. She had a crown with “Princess” for her daughter and “Pete” for her now ex-husband Peter Andre inked on her wrist. She then had one of the worst tattoo cover up ideas ever after the divorce with Peter Andre. She went into a tattoo parlor in Ibiza and had the tattoo “Pete” literally crossed out (meaning another “X” tattoo on the other tattoo “Pete”). Why would she think this was a solution? There is zero aesthetic appeal and no Katie, it’s not clever at all. Katie Price should have the whole tattoo removed immediately.


4. Hayden Panettiere


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Hayden Panettiere showing everyone people should always double check their tattoos.

Hayden Panettiere is best known for her role in Heroes as the cheerleader who can regenerate and heal herself as a super power. Unfortunately her misspelled tattoo won’t be removing itself anytime soon. Her tattoo “Viverse senza rimipianti” is meant to mean, “to live without regrets” in Italian. Unfortunately there’s an extra “i” in her tattoo. She should have paid more attention to spell checking. She might want to remove this tattoo immediately.


5. Nicole Richie


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Nicole Richie shows her “virgin” tattoo.

The socialite, star of “The Simple Life” and daughter of singer Lionel Richie is deluding herself with this tattoo. She has the word “virgin” tattooed on inner wrist, faced towards her no less. She explains she got it when she was 16 and young. She is a Virgo and a virgin at the time. A mother of two now, she should really have that tattoo removed.


6. Amanda Seyfried


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Amanda Seyfried showing her terrible tattoo idea on her foot.

The Mamma Mia actress Amanda Seyfried baffled us all with her tattoo “minge” on her foot. Although it’s very small and on her foot, we are still wondering why she would contemplate getting a tattoo like that. Her explanation is that her co-star on Mamma Mia, Colin Firth said the word and Rachel McDowell had to explain it to Amanda Sefried. Apparently it made her laugh and so she had it tattooed on her foot. Well Amanda, cross-cultural differences aside, it’s not that funny. She should get that tattoo removed.

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