Now this is funny. Singer Ryan Cabrera came to Vegas a few months ago, and he got a tattoo of sex symbol/actor Ryan Gosling’s face on his leg.
Cabrera doesn’t have a crush on Gosling. The tat was a friend’s crazy idea.
“We like to play a game called tattoo roulette,” Cabrera says.
“We blindfold each other: ‘You get to pick a tattoo for me, and I get to pick a tattoo for you. And you don’t get to see it till they’re both done.’ ”
In other words, Cabrera’s buddy told the tattoo artist to put Gosling’s face on Cabrera, and Cabrera didn’t know what the tat would be until it was done.
Cabrera plastered a photo of this charade on his entertaining Twitter account (@RyanCabrera).
Cabrera, 30, says he reserves arm space for “real” tattoos. The “tattoo roulette” images go on his legs, “because I just think that is funny.”
“The best part is he (the tattoo artist) did it portrait style, so it looks like the president in silhouette,” Cabrera says.
Does Cabrera plan to let Gosling see the tat personally?
“No, no, no, I’m not showing it to Ryan,” he says and laughs.
“I do show it off at the pool, though. I’m very proud of it. I consider it the Bentley of tattoos.”
Cabrera is a fan of partying, as you can imagine. He judged a model search here recently.
You can party with him Friday at Bellagio’s club Hyde, where he will sing and DJ for hours.
Question: What does a girl have to do to dance with Cabrera (who dated Ashlee Simpson, as well as Audrina Patridge on “The Hills”) at Hyde?
“Not much at all. Come say ‘hi.’ That’s quite easy,” Cabrera says. “Just stand there. That’s the only game you need. Just be there.”
Cabrera is serious about music. He is wrapping up production on a new album.
“I found myself trying to write hits, and it never works,” he says.
So about a year-and-a-half ago, he scrapped everything he had recorded and started writing songs more from his gut.
“And that’s when management and everybody was like, ‘These are great.’ So there you go.”
Those are wise words from a party animal.
Patrick Dempsey ate Saturday at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay while here to drive in The Mint 400. ... Justin Timberlake chowed at Yellowtail restaurant in the Bellagio, while his wife Jessica Biel ate at Bellagio’s Fix. They were doing guy’s night/girl’s night with friends Friday. ... Matthew Perry lounged at Lily in Bellagio. ... Boxer Andre Dirrell got a tattoo removed at Club Tattoo in Planet Hollywood Resort on Friday. ... Olympic/party hero Michael Phelps watched the NCAA tourney at Heraea restaurant in the Palms. ... Palms DJ Taboo, of the Black Eyed Peas, took friends to see Mystere on Saturday. ... Vinny of “Jersey Shore” saw “Zarkana” on Saturday with friends. ... Melissa Gorga of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” partied Saturday at Haze, where Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” did a DJ gig and hung with his old castmate Vinny, who showed up with a girlfriend and his mom.
■ Planet Hollywood comedy hypnotist @marcsavard: “Overheard guy say he only picks up chicks with tattoos because proves they are legal age & ok to make decisions they’ll regret later! Ha!”
■ Flamingo comedian @MrGeorgeWallace: “People have to diversify in this economy. My hooker just did my taxes and my laundry.”
■ Palms headliner @billmaher: “Poolside at The Palms. I gave up suffering for Lent.”
Doug Elfman’s column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at email@example.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.