~~April 2, 2014~~
I have been an ardent fan of Ricky Martin since his days with the boy band “Menudo“. He started singing with them as a young boy. I’ve followed his career almost like a “groupie“. I have seen his personal development into the human being that he is today: an awesome entertainer, a father, a proud gay man and an incredible human being.
Enrique “Ricky” Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo; after five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990’s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, becoming a modest star in the country. In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer.
In late 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed “The Cup of Life” at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released “Livin’ la Vida Loca” which helped him obtain enormous success worldwide and is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists into the English-speaking market easier. The song has sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time. His first English-language album (also titled Ricky Martin), has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best selling albums of all time. His other studio albums include: Me Amarás (1993), A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000), Almas del Silencio (2003), Life (2005), and Música + Alma + Sexo (2011).
Ricky Martin has several tattoo designs, mainly on his upper arms and shoulder area.
On his upper left arm is a naked woman, decorated in the four elements of nature, air, earth, fire and water. He also has a tattoo of a lovely lotus flower on the inside portion of his left bicep.
The tattoos on his right arm include, a beautiful script design written in the Aramaic language, of the sacred Lord’s Prayer, the design has a wonderful spiral style to it.
On his pelvis is a rather small rose wrapped around a sword, which was his very first tattoo design.
Another tattoo is of the “Om symbol”, which is a scared symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism cultures, representing “Brahman” (to grow).
There’s another colorful one which can be seen wrapping the outside of his right leg.
~~Ricky Martin Intro Backdrop~~
Published December 29, 2010