When did you get your first tattoo?
I got the scorpion on my back when I was 15. I was still in Texas. I used a fake ID. I wanted to get this huge naked chick on my back. I didn't have enough money. I thank God every day that I didn't have enough money [laughs]. I had $65 that I borrowed from a bunch of friends at school. All I could afford was the scorpion. And it's the ugly one, too, because it was $65. I just thank God that I didn't get the naked chick, man.
What was your next tattoo?
There was a long break, and then I came to Los Angeles and I got kanji and nautical stars on my wrists. I'm really into Chinese astrology and I'm a rooster. So the kanji means rooster. The other one means strength. I try to remember that I'm a strong person.
What is the tattoo on the back of your neck?
The back of my next is more kanji. It means “summer love.” At the time, I had a fling and I wasn't about to get anyone's name tattooed on me, but I wanted one that meant something. That tattoo was the most that I would do.
What are the tattoos on your upper arms?
I have guns and music notes. The guns represent my tough side, growing up in Texas and living a really rough life. The contrast to that is being in Los Angeles and being more feminine and less aggressive, but always reminding myself where I come from. The other arm has a heart because I wear my heart on my sleeve. But it also says “C'est la Vie,” since that's life and shit happens. I also have “Only God can judge me” below the summer love tattoo because people always tend to talk shit about me behind my back and say negative things. I don't care because I'm walking ahead. Only God can judge me, and I'm going down the right path. Anything you want to say behind my back, that's your problem.
Do you have your next tattoo planned?
I want to get one on the side of my rib cage. It's going to be an eagle because I am like an eagle. I have an eagle eye and I can rise above it all and soar in the sky. I'm going to get that on the right side of my rib cage.
Who do you go to for your tattoos?
I usually get tattooed by Juan Puente or Colin [LaRoque] at Shamrock Social Club on Sunset. Juan is my buddy.
You have a book coming out later this year. What is it about?
It's called Hooking Up With Tila Tequila. Fans ask me so many questions every day so I thought I would write down all of the answers in a book and give them a perspective on my life and past experiences.
Do you have a lot of celebrities come up and tell you that they are fans of the show?
I have so many people from all kinds of demographics come up to me and tell me how much they love the show. People and celebrities both. Sarah Jessica Parker's assistant came up to me at the MTV Movie Awards and told me how much they love my show and they always watch it. Amanda Bynes told me, “I'm such a huge fan!” David Hasselhoff, David Beckham, a lot of people. I'm really surprised.
Is Lindsay Lohan bisexual?
I think everyone already knows, but who gives a shit? Is it really affecting the world right now if she's bisexual or straight? If she actually does come out and say, “This is my girlfriend,” then what? There will just be more pictures of them making out. Bi, straight, lesbian, what's the big deal?
Would you date Lindsay?
I wouldn't mind being friends with her, but dating-wise I think we're both too high strung. That would cause a lot of problems and we'd probably fight a lot. But maybe we'd have really good make-up sex.