JWoww by Perfect Tan Bikini leopard-print bikini bottoms; Topshop tank top; Steve Madden heels; stylist’s own bracelets.
MATTHEWS: Let’s talk about your tattoo art.
FARLEY: My dragon and tiger were both designed by my college advisor, Jon Squid. He was an art student but he’s also been tattooing for 10 years. He’s at Twin Moon Tattoo in Queens, New York. The dragon is something I have wanted since I was a kid. I drew one when I was 12 or 13, showed my dad, and told him that I wanted it tattooed on me. He told me to wait 10 years. Growing up I was always doodling dragons, and I waited until I was 21 to get the dragon. Then I wanted something on the other side of my body to complement the dragon, and Squid told me that the dragon and tiger symbolize good versus evil, like a yin and yang.
MATTHEWS: Did you put the tiger on your right to balance out the dragon?
FARLEY: Yes, and placement for me is big because I want to be able to show my tattoos off when I want to, and I want to be able to cover them when I don’t want to show them.
MATTHEWS: I pretty much don’t have a choice—I’m covered.
FARLEY: But the sexiest place for a guy to have tattoos
are on his arms, especially if you have really built arms.
MATTHEWS: Yeah, guys with big arms are very sexy.
FARLEY: Where do you think tattoos look best on a girl?
MATTHEWS: I’m not a big fan of the tramp stamp. I like where yours are, and I also think tattoos on the back of the neck are pretty sexy.
FARLEY: I think a tattoo of my name would look good on you.
MATTHEWS: [Laughs.] Remember when you tried to get me during the taping of Snooki & Jwoww?
FARLEY: Relax, I’m kidding. We just had a huge fight and I was just trying to push your buttons. You know I wasn’t serious because I asked you to get it in a nightclub where they had tattooing, and I’d never cheat on my tattoo guy.
MATTHEWS: The only way that I’d put your name on me is when we get married; I might put it under the wedding band. What compels you to get a new tattoo?
FARLEY: I get them during big events in my life, like when I got my grandparents’ names. So I could see me getting a ring tattoo. Or if I ever have kids, putting
their names on me. You have like 150, 200 tattoos—all I have to do is look at you differently and you’ll run out and get tattooed.
MATTHEWS: The reason I get them is because I have blank skin! But your kids’ names? Now that Nicole is pregnant…
FARLEY: Don’t even go there.