Miley Cyrus makes a statement about gay marriage in Ypsilanti

Walking down Washington Street the other night, I ran into a friend who informed me that Miley Cyrus had just gotten a tattoo a few doors down, at Liquid Swords. I had my video camera in my pocket, and it occurred to me that I should probably go over and interview the guys about it, but, as it also occurred to me that I don’t really care about Miley Cyrus, I kept walking. Sure, I was fascinated by that viral Frosted Flakes campaign that she was involved in, but that was almost a year ago, and I’ve got a short attention span when it comes to the antics of aging child stars… Anyway, in the car this morning, on my way to work, I heard that this new tattoo of hers had made the national news. Apparently, it wasn’t just your run of the mill tattoo, like you or I might get, but a “message” tattoo. As the message in this case happens to be one that support, though, I won’t poke fun. (That’s a photo of the tattoo in question in the top right corner, taken from her Twitter feed.) It’s just a small “=” sign on her ring finger, which, we’re told, speaks to her support for gay marriage.

So, I’ve been poking around on the internet for the past few minutes, looking for information about Miley and her other tattoos, to see if maybe she’s covered in mathematical symbols and equations, which I think would be pretty cool. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case… She does, however, have a dreamcatcher in her right armpit… And, for what it’s worth, I learned that she isn’t actually in the movie that’s filming in town this week. She’s just here visiting her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, whom I’ve never heard of. (He is in the movie.)

As for Miley, I wasn’t going to make the offer, but, if she’s still in town, I’d be happy to have her as a guest on Dreamland Tonight. And I promise not to ask her about her mistreatment at the hands of Annie Leibovitzs or her pole dancing. We’ll just share Liquid Swords stories and talk about our mutual love of the gay… And I won’t even mention that I think she looks like a young Delta Burke.

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  1. Edward
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    According to the link, one of her tattoos says “just breathe”. Maybe she’s had some sort of traumatic brain injury or somewhere where, every day, she wakes up with no memory of who she is, how to live, or what she believes. Maybe she has other tattoos that tell her to eat and use the bathroom.

  2. Dirtgrain
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Delta Burke? Gauche, Mark, gauche.

  3. Watching Laughing.
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Good for Miley and her stand.
    I respect that.

    Watching Laughing.

  4. Eel
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    As her about how Bret “bad plastic surgery” Michaels broke up her parents’ marriage.

  5. Mr. X
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    It was going to be a tattoo of our beloved water tower, but she passed out before the tip got inked.

  6. Mike
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Before finding out the gay marriage tattoo in question was that equal sign, I actually thought it was the penis on her other finger pointing directly to her ring. Which would have been way cooler.

  7. Elf
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    She was going to get the Black Flag tattoo, but changed her mind two bars in.

  8. Tat Man
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone remember the episode of Gomer Pile show where he (Gomer) passes out while getting a tattoo of a woman on his arm? As the tattoo artist stops at the point, Gomer is left with a tattoo of just her nostrils.

  9. Watching Laughing.
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Miley Cyrus isn’t old enough to go into any of the bars in Ypsi.

    Watching Laughing.

  10. Edward
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Kids can go in any bar in Ypsi, as long as they’re with a guardian. And you can enter DejaVu alone at 18. I believe you can even dance there, nude, at that age. It’s a juice bar.

  11. Edward
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    And took your story idea and didn’t credit you. Will the abuse never end?

  12. lorenha
    Posted September 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    the heart is pretty

  13. Meta
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Miley is talking about the summer she spent in Ypsi/Detroit.

    “Detroit’s where I felt like I really grew up,” she told Rolling Stone. “It was only for a summer, but that’s where I started going to clubs, where I got my first tattoo. Well, not my first tattoo, but my first without my mom’s consent. I got it on Eight Mile! I lied to the guy and told him I was 18. I got a heart on my finger and wore a Band-Aid for two months so my mom wouldn’t find out.”

    Cyrus also told Rolling Stone that she bonded on the film set with her co-star Demi Moore, whose marriage to Ashton Kutcher was unraveling at the time. “That was dope, because I think we needed each other at that point,” Cyrus said. “We both needed to get out of L.A.”

    Read more:

  14. kylie
    Posted May 3, 2020 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I had forgotten that this happened.

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