Tuesday, August 22, 2006

AGENTS, WHAT IS GOING ON?


It's the greatest Gyllenhaal mystery since...erm...well, time began (and by that I mean since Jake Watch was born because really, was there a point to life before then?). Seriously, it was bigger than the bi rumours for a moment there. And now what do we have? Photos that don't help much. But honestly, it looks like whatever Jake drew on his arm is coming off - thus making me assume it was ink of biro not ink of big ass needle.

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PS - Another mystery - why does Blogger always punish me when I'm in a hurry?

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

It does look like it's fading. how weird. Didn't someone talk to him at the book reading and he confirmed it was an actual tattoo that he got that day?

cina said...

Damn.I'm bummed. I wanted it to be real. *sigh* Oh well.

justjake said...

You are right.It doesn't look permanent to me.If it is,what a terrible job they made of it.lol

I want to breathe a sigh of relief,but i still need more evidence in case it's a bad photo.Well,it is pretty bad,but you know what i mean.He looks well pissed off bless him.

Anonymous said...

It's better if it's fake, cuz it's too big and just overall ugly.

Diana Rigg said...

Early unsubstantiated reports are that it's says...
"See Zodiac"

smurfette said...

britpop, does jake look pissed enough in those pics for bingo? i know you're pretty strict, but i see some definite furrows between those gorgeous gyllen-eyebrows!

also, i agree that this looks like something jake drew himself with a pen. i forget who made the (awesome) connection that this whole ink-on-forearm thing is just like 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds inscription that donnie darko wakes up with on his arm after meeting frank. which, btw, according to the dvd commentary, was written in by jake himself. wait, was jake having a darko moment? OR, and i realize this is a real stretch now, we can fill in the frank-the-bunny bingo slot since this forearm-ink is somehow related to DD?? haha..

Anonymous said...

i dont believe it is real..it IS fading..

but if it is real i'm in! i love jake with tattoos..even though it is not jakelike to have one *lol*

cina said...

Maybe he's thinking about getting a real one, and wanted to see what it would look like and if he'd like it, and therefor made a fake one first? *thoughts flying here*

wtbgirl said...

I dont mind the tattoo, hey, I have one myself, but for some reason when I see this particular tattoo the guy from "Prison Break" enters my mind - Jake, are you creating a secret "map" on your body for us Jake Watchers to follow? LOL

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out the letters/alphabet. It doesn't look Asian, nor celtic or Hebrew. Whatever it is, I think it's temp. because it looks like it's fading which I suspected when I first heard about it. Jake is Jewish (on his mother's side) and from what I know, tattoo's are a no-no. I know Jake practices Buddhism but I know a number of Jewish people who are not religious and they would not get a real tattoo.

mrs_dalloway said...

I was trying to look for older Armstrong pics or news or something to see if he had a tattoo once..mission failed.Can't seem to find anything. But logical thinking can help now..why on earth would he get a real tattoo before filming for the Lance biopic,in which he would obviously appear in T-shirts and other..I know that make-up exists,but still..why risc?it's a big thing on his arm there.
I'm not saying it looks bad,cause I kind of like it.

The Bearded Lady said...

I'm not so sure it's not real...it could be designed to be mysterious...maybe it some Buddhist inspirational word/s

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly cina. I'll bet he's trying them out to see if he can live with permanent ones

moonbeams said...

I hope it is fading! I have nothing against tattoos. Some of my best friends are tattoo artistes. But this is JAKE'S body! It needs no additional adornment. And I agree he certainly looks pissed enuf for bingo, Brit, really he does...(pleeeze! pleeeeze!) but the thing I find most worrisome is that he looks too thin. As an American of Italian descent, with TWO Italian grandmothers, this is a SIN.
He's developing a Lance Armstrong-ish cycler's body. If he loses any more weight he's gonna look...extra-terrestial!

wtbgirl said...

I'm Jewish and I have one - and yes, it's a fairly big "no-no" according to the religion, but hey, I make my own choices.

My mom wasn't too thrilled when she found out about it, as she put it, and I quote: "My only daughter the attorney gets a tattoo? Promise me you won't get another one and please don't pierce yourself in any strange places." LOL - but she got used to it eventually and even said "Well, at least it's pretty."

If it is real, wonder what Jake's mom thought about it?

Anonymous said...

Uh, let's hope it's temporary! According to Thai Law of Tattoos:
Men with tattoos should not perform oral sex with women.

The Bearded Lady said...

Thai Law?...I'll bet there's alot of law breakers overthere.

Muffin said...

HUGE sigh of relief

Anonymous said...

Hard to tell because it depends on the paparazzi photo. Sometimes tats look more faded in a photo than they are in real life. I'm holding out until better pics come out. (Also depending on how new it is if real, sometimes scabbing will make it look lighter in places if it doesn't have ointment on it.)

Muffin said...

Wondering if it might be to do with Zodiac....he's bound to start doing some publicity photoshoots before it's released next year....I've been thinking that some of the facial hair changes lately were Zodiac related - especially the moustache look that only lasted a day or tywo back in May/June time.

Anonymous said...

but I know a number of Jewish people who are not religious and they would not get a real tattoo.

I think it depends on the person because I have a Jewish friend who has three tattoos and is thinking of getting more.

Becky said...

well, don't tattoos have to be covered for a day? Maybe I'm thinking of something else....

I think the tat looks sexy, but now that I think so, it's probably fake...lol

Anonymous said...

Lovetoknow.com:
There is a biblical passage that seems to forbid tattoos for both Jewish and Christian believers. Leviticus 19:28 states: "You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves." Observant Jews believe that any body modification, including tattoos, is forbidden. However, tattoo fans choose to interpret this sentence differently. They believe that it was part of a general prohibition against adopting the practices of other religions. Under this interpretation, the modern practice of tattooing, which is done for ornamental purposes, isn't prohibited.

kala said...

A tattoo doesn't have to be covered for the day, unless it's something that's coloured in (like a sun or something). Then you wear a bandage for a few hours, to soak up any blood/ink.

The faded look could be because of the scabbing. I just got a tattoo a few weeks ago and mine was scabby and gross for about 3-5 days.

Anonymous said...

well, don't tattoos have to be covered for a day?

Unless you bleed A LOT then tattoos really only need to be covered for an hour or two after you get it. Even then, not everyone follows that and if they don't bleed much at all then some people even take it off right after because they can't wait.

amerita said...

The gal in the second pic is SOOO staring at him she's getting cross-eyed! The tatoo looks really like it is fading. I really wouldn't see why he would get a tattoo now if he is to play Lance who has no tattoo visible, and would have to go around short sleeved most of the movie I'd say. So it make sense if it was a temporary one. Though again I say I LIKE inked Jake! So we nearly got into convulsions by the hundreds for no reasons? What a teaser!

BTW, not a chance for McBongo to win over Jake -- whoever made the final choice of Jakey-Poo over BingoBongo, I am not sure is fully aware of the HUGE HUGE difference this will make over the outcome of the movie ... Yeah, like going from entertaining flick to work of art.

amerita said...

The gal in the second pic is SOOO staring at him she's getting cross-eyed! The tatoo looks really like it is fading. I really wouldn't see why he would get a tattoo now if he is to play Lance who has no tattoo visible, and would have to go around short sleeved most of the movie I'd say. So it make sense if it was a temporary one. Though again I say I LIKE inked Jake! So we nearly got into convulsions by the hundreds for no reasons? What a teaser!

BTW, not a chance for McBongo to win over Jake -- whoever made the final choice of Jakey-Poo over BingoBongo, I am not sure is fully aware of the HUGE HUGE difference this will make over the outcome of the movie ... Yeah, like going from entertaining flick to work of art.

Anonymous said...

Didn't someone say that Maggie had a tattoo? Because if she does then at least we know that religion wouldn't get in the way of him getting one too.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of relieved that it's probably fake.

britpopbaby said...

Yeah, Maggie has a tattoo on the back of her leg somewhere. I think it's a bird or something.

Amerika Bound said...

To be honest, I kinda went "awww" and then relief came over me, and then I was like- BUT DAMNIT.
It certainly looks too faded to be a new tatt.. especially if it's done in just normal black ink.

*shrug* either way- HE'S STILL HOT!!!

*wipes chin*

Prophecy Girl said...

Wow, that is definitely not real. But hello? How is that for Jake Watch response time on getting to the bottom of this mystery?! I was prepared to wait several more days, although I wouldn't be happy about it. But at the rate it's fading, how will we ever know what it says?? This is information that I need to know.

Nothing Really Matters said...

I think is looks okay! Although its coming off now!

The Bearded Lady said...

That girl in the backround sure does look crosseyed!
LMAO!

britpopbaby said...

Well, I got Eugene on the case...response time: 72 hours.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the paper transfers kids use! The kind that fade after a few hours or when they come in contact with water! :-)

All that fuss over Jake ruining his perfection and he was just playing with transfers like the little kid he is at heart! :-)

Whatever it is it's clearly not a real tattoo and I suppose on reflection he was never gonna get one done that big even if he DID get one.

Prophecy Girl said...

I forgot about Eugene. Damn he's stealthy.

smurfette said...

maggie has a tattoo, really? that's pretty cool.

The gal in the second pic is SOOO staring at him she's getting cross-eyed!

maybe we can cross off the jakewatch agent square, or the unauthorized female square?? hehe, i'm still pulling for pissed, but i'm desperate here.

britpopbaby said...

I'll cross off pissed but you ain't getting no others!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it was a message for his dad at the poetry reading?Can anyone crack the cypher?It's turning into Zodiac already.lol

Anonymous said...

maybe he's thinking about getting inked, and wanted a fake tattoo first, you know, just to see how his fans would react? he had to know this would be, like, BIG. tops the bi rumours and kiki-on/off-thingys as well.

or maybe his playing with us? first he shows up to the reading (knowing there'll be fans!) with a tat, then doesn't let anyone get a picture of it, gets the rumours going - and then just walks around (or whatever he was doing in thos pics) with a fading tattoo. what a tease.

but what is it with jake and heath, remember the horrid square ink heath just got? he's such a gorgeous man, why, oh why would he want to look like his got a washing machine inked in his arm?

Anonymous said...

Was Cantara at the reading?

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen Heath's.What does it say?

Anonymous said...

Jake, just don't do it!
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j315/BBM007/JakeTattoo2.jpg

Anonymous said...

anon 12.50.I tried link and it says image removed?

Anonymous said...

Where can one purchase "Claptrap"?

wtbgirl said...
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Anonymous said...

just to see how his fans would react

If this is a fake tattoo and he did do it to see how fans would react before getting a real one like you said, then I hope he doesn't get a real one. Because a tattoo should be done because YOU want it not based on how other people will react. If fans' reactions have so much impact that it would change his mind, then he was never serious enough about it in the first place.

britpopbaby said...

Was Cantara at the reading?

Nope.

wtbgirl said...

I believe Heath has a LOT of tattoos.

I know he has tattoos on both of his forearms — Across one wrist is the one most people know about - the word "Kaos" — which stands for Kate, Ashleigh, Olivia and Sally, his mom and three sisters. On the other arm is the phrase "Old Man River." Michelle Williams wrote it there, and he had her handwriting tattooed.

But I think he has a bunch of others as well.

britpopbaby said...

Where can one purchase "Claptrap"?

HERE. I highly recommend it :).

Anonymous said...

^^^ Thank you BPB.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, URL gets cut off - here is URL in two pieces:

http://i83.photobucket.com/
albums/j315/BBM007/T.jpg

Becky said...

I think I'm going to buy Claptrap!! I've read a couple poems from it and it's AMAZING

Anonymous said...

then he was never serious enough about it in the first place.

yeah, that's what i meant to say - maybe he's just playing with us :)

i think heath has some nice tattoos, for example that KAOS-thing across his wrist is cool, but the newest, a huge black square isn't all that nice... it's too big, and too dark. and i would have thought tattoos were a bit tricky when filming - especially in brokeback - heath's visible tats were somehow inappropriate in my opinion.

cina said...

Come on! Do you honestly think Jake would get a fake tattoo to see how the fans react before getting a real one?! I don't think he cares what other people think. If he wanted a tatto, he'd get one. Period.

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ Gotta agree here. I really don't think he gives a flying fuck what we think about ANYTHING. All the more reason to love him!

Anonymous said...

This morning in IMDB Jake talk there was the photo Brit made with her name on Jake's arm. They were speculating who the lady might be. Jake's new girl friend? It was so funny, but someone finally said it was made up by Jake Watch. Not me I didn't blow your cover.

cina said...

^^^LOLOL!! :-D

The Bearded Lady said...

I been pleading with him for months to shave...
Does he listen?
If he won't follow the advice of TBL who will he listen too?



PS
The Brit rumor...Love it! ;)

smurfette said...

I'll cross off pissed but you ain't getting no others!

YES! thank you thank you thank you britpop! haha, you've made my day :)

Anonymous said...

is that tattoo not done on photoshop coz i thought it was. and where did this news of jake getting a tattoo come from anyway? i thought the 1st tatt pic of jake on here was just a photoshop joke and this pic was also done on photoshop to show it fading....was the tattoo news actually real?

cina said...

The tattoo news were real, people who attended Stephen Gyllenhaal's reading at Martha's Vineyard the other day saw Jake there and he had a "tattoo" on his right inner forearm. Jake was in fact there, you can see pics of it at IHJ.

The first pic of his "tattoo" was photoshopped. It was a joke. The latest ones are NOT fake.

Anonymous said...

hmm, i'm not really making myself clear here - i was just trying to be funny - and failing miserably i can see - it occurred to me it'd be fun if jake would want to tease his fans with a fake tat, just to wind us up or something like that... but ah, my bad. so no, i don't honestly think jake gives a sh*t about what we or somebody else think about his supposed tattoo.

(anon 12.56 & 1.13)

mpom said...

I went to word and printed the alphabet in old english caps and enlarged it and the photos. It looks to me like T, O, D, as first three letters. As for the rest they are too light. Try it and post what YOU think.

Anonymous said...

thanks cina for clearing all that up!!!

mpom said...

On second look maybe it says TOP IT.

Just my guess.

cina said...

You're welcome, "anon"! :-)

xlittlelambx said...

Blatant Stalking, Pap Bingo, The Tat-oversy...too...much...info...to...process...
=p

SquallCloud said...

I hate to add a comment when the counter is at the glorious number of 69 but Jake looks like golden glisteny sex in this pic. Plus he looks pissed. We're not getting a Heath and Michelle level freak out and profanity session so I think this is the extent of his pissed offedness... unless he gets imbroiled in scandal and I don't want that for him not one bit. I bet Chris drew on his arm while Jake was asleep on the plane or something equally as silly. His hair and eyes and tan are killing me right now. DAMN that boy is superfine!

Anonymous said...

Squall,

LOL!!! And I agree :)

amerita said...

cina, once again I agree with you, and witrh prophecy girl, I think if Jake wants a tattoo he will have it done, period. Why, no matter what he does or does not do, someone would make it sounds like he had some lame motives for doing or not doing it... He has never come across as an immature desperately willing to please kind of guy , more like the opposite to me .... How about he did a temporary one because he wanted to se if he himself would actually like it, or just for fun?

phoebe said...

This morning in IMDB Jake talk there was the photo Brit made with her name on Jake's arm. They were speculating who the lady might be. Jake's new girl friend? It was so funny, but someone finally said it was made up by Jake Watch. Not me I didn't blow your cover.

OMG, that's just too funny!! LOL!

I really hope we get some photographic evidence of that tattoo real soon! The suspense is killing me here!

Anonymous said...

The first 3 letters of the tatto so obviously say TOY. Jake's toying with us, or he's telling us he wants to be a toyboy.

dottieb said...

He doesn't looked pissed to me. More lost in thought.

gin said...

I hate to say it but I'm so glad it doesn't seem to be real. I'm relieved, actually. Why mess with perfection?

Smurfeyshmoo said...

I'm with you, Squall. Mmmmmm baby!

bubblegirl said...

It looks like he tried to get it off doesn't it. It does look bad. If he ever does get a tat I hope it isn't anything like that. So him and Mathew aren't friends. Were they competing for the role? They were such a cool group of friends. No more partying in Malibu for Jake. How do you like his hair?

Off Topic. Is Jake dating Natalie?

Anonymous said...

So him and Mathew aren't friends.

I don't think we can assume that just because they were competing over a role. After all, just a couple weeks ago (after Jake got back from France) we saw Jake and Matthew out together biking and getting something to eat without Lance. I don't think they'd have any reason to do that unless they were friends (or at least on friendly terms).

jen said...

^^I hate how these gossip articles get repeated as if fact around the net. For all we know it could all be bullcrap anyway.

said...

mpom, I agree. The first few letters look like T-O-D. My instinct when I saw the pic initially was that it says "TODAY" in Old English lettering.

I've been wondering when he wanted to get together with me...now I know.

(P.S. I'm officially delurking. Love this place!)

Anonymous said...

I think Jake is gorgeous...but I do think he's getting too thin...I find it worrying.

cina said...

How about he did a temporary one because he wanted to se if he himself would actually like it, or just for fun?

Yes, amerita. That's exactly what I was saying in an earlier post. That's more reasonable. :-)

<3 megan - Welcome! :-)

Kendra said...

<3 megan, Welcome again! Whenever you can delurking in my blog, too:

Jake Weird

Elle said...

I think Jake is gorgeous...but I do think he's getting too thin...I find it worrying.

Yep, agreed. Specially as he had blood work done a while back ... but then if you consider how hard he's been training and all ... if he IS striving to find that superfit athlete mode, then he's going to be all lean and gorgeous for the next while ... and I don't think he'd take on a physically stressful role like this if there was anything seriously wrong ...

kala said...

Just Jared has some bigger pictures of the questionable tattoo.

To me, it looks like it reads "torso". Heh.

http://www.justjared.com/pictures/photos.php?yr=2006&mon=08&evt=jake_gyllenhaal_tattoo&pic=jake-gyllenhaal-tattoo-03.jpg

Anonymous said...

Definately doesn't look fresh enough to be a new tattoo, also doesn't look like its scabbing over. I've seen fairly fresh tattoos fade quite quickly, but that generally happens when they're on the inside of the upper arm and so constantly rubbing against the side.

Anonymous said...

To 5:13, Well we did see him folding his arms in some of the poetry reading photos. I know some people when they get a tattoo done sometimes forget about it and they move around as usual and then wreck it a bit. Also I don't think this particular picture is that great of quality so I'm waiting to see a better picture of it.

Anonymous said...

1st letter: T
2nd letter: 0
3rd letter: R / M
4th letter: C / E / G / I / O / Q
5th letter: E / G / O / Q

Anonymous said...

MAybe it says :" To Meg" It's his right arm...he'd give his right arm to Meg! ....I know...i'm tryin' guys!

Anonymous said...

Oh for Heaven's sakes! Martha's Vineyard is an island! How many tattoo parlors can they have? Accounts I've read are that he'd only had it for a few hours, certainly no more than 24. Assuming he's been on MV for several days, how hard would it be to call around and find out...I can't cuz Mum has grounded me and I can't use the phone!!!LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it says Tonio. Maybe Jake's dating a guy named Antonio.

Anonymous said...

Jake is so gorgeous that any ink on that body is unecessary and, as far as I'm concerned undesireable. Like smearing old, smelly, brown bacon grease all over a beautiful sweet rose. I'm a gal who definitely doesn't like tattoos marring up gorgeous men.... but of course he's his own man and will decide what is right or wrong for himself.

Anonymous said...

There are only two tattoo studios on MV.One is for air brush fake tattoos and the other is for permanent ones.Which did Jake use?

Anonymous said...

I actually think it be pretty funny if he's been writing on himself like the whole Donnie Darko spin off into Zodiac! That would be hysterical! Plus it reminds me of kids in high school who were bored in detention or whatever and drew elaborate tattoos on themselves. I wonder if he'll tattoo his face like the aboriginal warriors! That would ROCK!

mpom said...

Must revise my decypher of the tat. I have seen the better view of that pic and it looks like TOKYO. This does not make sense, Iknow, but can't think of another fit.

Although Jake looks great in the really big photo of him not showing the tat, he looks thin. Cycling will do that and I am sure he has to be lean for the movie.

I love looking at him in any case. A bit too thin for my taste but still, Soooooo handsome.