Sunday, November 21, 2010

Iron Maiden Tattoos


Mark's Iron Maiden
Mark's huge tattoo was done between August and December 2003, and took 24 hours and cost just under £1000. He's also got a Motorhead motif on his chest amongst others.

Metallica Tattoo

Metallica Tattoo

Angels Away Tattoo


Cool piece i did on a friend from an Avenged Sevenfold album insert

Music Tattoo






Music Tattoos - Another Form of Artistic Expression 
Rebellion Or Personal Expression?
Tattoos have been regarded as a form of rebellion, and were even forbidden in parts of Europe due to a rise in Christianity during the early periods. Even today some regard body art as an undesirable practice and associate tattoos with gangs and unlawful behavior. Those with music tattoos are not above consideration in this respect. Some feel those with body art are discriminated against, and often are when attempting to secure employment.

Those who sport a tattoo will tell you it is a form of self expression. Musicians have been associated with the boldest forms of this artwork. Music tattoos often commemorate a particular genre or instrument one plays and they are often placed strategically on the body for visual appeal when performing on stage.

As we all know, some performers are quite famous for stage apparel, or the lack thereof and often choose their costumes specifically for the reason of showing body art. After all, not every tattoo is the same, and for this reason they wear them proudly. Custom tattoos with intricate, delicate designs are considered works of art in themselves.

Some music tattoos are recognizable trademarks for some performers. One such famous artist that comes to mind is Ozzy Osbourne and his famous woman vampire adorned with a bat atop her head. Of course, not every artist chooses such a dark expression. Jon Bon Jovi shows off his simple superman logo.

Tattoos are a very unique way to express emotion and personal interest. As a fellow canvas holder sporting a basic music tattoo consisting of a bass note sprouting a blue rose on one arm and a whimsical unicorn on the other, one can plainly see I am both a musician and hold an interest in mythology as well.

Tattoos are a way to announce a position in society. Just as in ancient times, a tattoo can identify a persons special skill or occupation. Certain union logos can be seen. A highly skilled carpenter may adorn himself with a hammer and nail. I have seen nurses with small medical emblems tattooed on the ankle.

Popular themes, poetry, beloved pets and even loved ones are being immortalized as body art to remain forever as a visual memory of devotion and love. Yet the stigma surrounding them remains.

Musicians are among those excused from refute. Being in the musical industry, it is both expected and accepted as part of a persona. If you are in a band, body art is a normal part of your costume. You have total freedom and can expand your canvas whichever way you choose.

For those living in other cultural societies, body art is often a tradition and even a requirement. Young boys reaching a certain age are often marked to show the passage into manhood. Young females may be tattooed with the mark of their mate.

It is plain to see that there are more than just music tattoos to choose from. The choice to have body art is a personal and permanent decision.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Anthony Kiedis' Tribal Tattoo

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 Anthony Kiedis' Tribal Tattoo

Lead singer Anthony Kiedis has a multitude of tattoos as well, including several elaborate tribal designs, as well as an American Indian tattoo (his grandmother was part Mohican).
Guitar god John Frusciante sports a large, angry octopus on his right bicep and shoulder. Some unresolved issues there.
And even drummer Chad Smith is a fan of the ink, with several tattoos including a large Asian tiger.
In the volatile world of pop music, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have demonstrated incredible staying power, having been together since 1983. The band that sprays together, stays together.
Anthony Kiedis has numerous tattoos, most of which are tribal and native American inspired artwork, including a large back piece which has been described as an Incan falcon or perhaps a Haida Thunderbird.

Tattooed on each of his upper arms is a Native American chief, which are Chief Joseph and Sitting Bull.

Some of his other tattoos include, two large tribal daggers on each forearm, a tiger on his right inner forearm and two tribal armbands and other tribal inspired designs.

Anthony Kiedis Tattoos

Anthony Kiedis Tattoos
Anthony Kiedis Tattoos

Anthony Kiedis Tattoos
Anthony Kiedis Tattoos

Friday, November 19, 2010

Rihanna Tattoo


Rihanna Tattoo


Rihanna Tattoo

Nicole Richie Tattoo


Nicole Richie Tattoo

Travis McCoy Tattoo


Travis McCoy Tattoo

Megan Fox Tattoos


Megan Fox Tattoos

Pamela Anderson Tattoo


Pamela Anderson Tattoo

Dave Navarro Tattoo


Dave Navarro TattooAlign Center

David Beckham Tattoo


David Beckham Tattoo

Lindsay Lohan Tattoo


Lindsay Lohan Tattoo

Slash's Arm Tattoo

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watching the RAR show slash has his shirt off during the last song. lots of new tattoos again.
i made a thread here a couple years ago about slash going through the 80's and 90's with only a couple tattoos - he never got covered like most other musicians. then it seems that having kids and during VR he started adding a bunch.
i think that thread we started gathering pics of all his tattoos... i can't find a good pic of the one on his front right chest (the skull / crossbone slash logo)....

M Shadow The Death Bat Tattoo

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"Thicker than water" across the top of his chest, with a star on either side on top of a flaming background. A spiderweb on each elbow with a star in the center of each. A treble clef on his right shoulder with a heart just below it. The Death Bat logo across his chest.

Marilyn Manson's Satanic Goth Tattoo

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Marilyn Manson is the satanic goth rocker, who your parents have probably warned you about.
Marilyn Manson has quite a few tattoo designs on his body, most of which are in relation to the occult, horror and underworld of society.
The tattoos on his right arm include, a smiling single horned green cyclops, a large green hornet/fly looking insect with a tiny skull drawn on its wing.
On the backside of his right forearm is a tattoo of a large skull and spooky haunted tree which is rooted into the top of the skull.
The tattoos on his left arm include, a large smiling red devil in the center of a horseshoe with an eight ball on top and three dice below, all of which are placed on six, surrounded with flames.
Just below that tattoo is the head of a black goat (Baphomet), which is a symbol commonly associated with satanism. He also has a ghoulish face on the backside of his left forearm, a comic book character titled "Uncle Creepy", plus a cobweb on his left wrist.
And finally, Marilyn has seemingly matching tattoos on his inner forearms of the mythical creature known as Cyaegha. A green eye enclosed by a mass of tentacles.
Feast your eyes on these pictures of Marilyn Manson and his tattoo designs.

Tommy Lee's Full Body Tattoo

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Tommy Lee has got the name of their two children, Brandon and Dylan, tattooed on his wrists. He had both his boys write their names out, brought those signatures to his tattooist and got them inked. Some more Tommy Lee’s tattoos: a huge Mayhem tattoo inscription is well visible on his stomach, an ex-girlfriend's lips are tattooed on his neck, two tattoo stars on his hands and he has a huge tribal design covering his whole back. But there is much more: a Dragon Head tattoo on his right biceps, a little white daisy tattoo on his left shoulder, a big cat, I think a cheetah, tattooed on his right arm, two huge tribal lion heads on his breast.

Osbourne's Chinese Dragon Head Tattoo

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Ozzy Osbourne is the legendary singer songwriter and vocalist of the British metal band, Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne has quite a large gallery of tattoos on his body, mostly on his arms and chest area.
The tattoos on his chest include, a large blue Chinese dragon head with flames on the right side of his chest, and on the left side is a hooded vampire skull with a crack in the middle of its head. On his left arm is a tattoo of a Gargoyle carrying the head of a zombie looking vampire woman. He also has a dagger of sorts on his forearm with the name "Mom" on a small banner.
He has a very colorful sleeve tattoo on his right arm, which looks to contain a dragon, flames and a claw among several other things. A rose with the name of his wife "Sharon" is on his upper right arm. Some of Ozzy's other tattoo designs include, a small stick man, two smiley faces, one on each knee, and his famous OZZY on the knuckles of his left hand. Feast your eyes on the tattoo designs of rock icon, Ozzy Osbourne.

Axl Rose's Victory or Death Tattoo

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Victory or Death.  Guns N’ Roses‘ Axl Rose has the emblem tattooed on his left arm and the saying dates back to the Ottoman Empire and The King Elvis himself.
Victory or death is the motto of the 32nd Armored Regiment of the United States Army.  The motto served as an inspirational order to this first of the 3rd Armored Division’s two great battering rams.
It is also visible on the yellow-and-red regimental emblem in some photographs of Elvis Presley during his Army service in Germany with that regiment, and in his later film “G.I. Blues”.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Osbourne's Arms Tattoos

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Ozzy Osbourne is the legendary singer songwriter and vocalist of the British metal band, Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne has quite a large gallery of tattoos on his body, mostly on his arms and chest area.
The tattoos on his chest include, a large blue Chinese dragon head with flames on the right side of his chest, and on the left side is a hooded vampire skull with a crack in the middle of its head. On his left arm is a tattoo of a Gargoyle carrying the head of a zombie looking vampire woman. He also has a dagger of sorts on his forearm with the name "Mom" on a small banner.
He has a very colorful sleeve tattoo on his right arm, which looks to contain a dragon, flames and a claw among several other things. A rose with the name of his wife "Sharon" is on his upper right arm. Some of Ozzy's other tattoo designs include, a small stick man, two smiley faces, one on each knee, and his famous OZZY on the knuckles of his left hand. Feast your eyes on the tattoo designs of rock icon, Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy Osbourne's Tattoo Before He Was Famous

 


Ozzy Osbourne has plenty of tattoos of his own, but he advised his daughter Kelly against getting inked because he was afraid she'd regret it later.
He explained: "The trouble with tattoos is they're addictive. I've known girls who start out with a flower on their ankle, and three months later they've got an entire battle scene across their a**e.
"When my own daughter got tattoos, I said to her, 'Fashions come and go. One day you may resent what you did to your body'."
The Black Sabbath singer admitted he particularly regrets having a smiley faced etched onto his knee when he was much younger.
Ozzy added to The Sunday Times Magazine: "It's one thing being young and beautiful with a tattoo, another when you're a grandma with a floppy dagger on your arm.
"There are times when even I wake up and look at the smiley face I drew on my knee and think, 'What the f**k did I do that for?' Getting them done hurts like crazy too."

Axl's Arms Tattoos

 

 Axl's Arms Tattoos

The "Rocker Tattoo" on his upper left arm was paid for by Chris Weber
Below that there's the "Victory or Death" tattoo.The motto of the 32nd Armored Regiment of the U.S. Army.One of Axl's favourite mottos from what I know.
On his upper right arm there's the "Black Rose" tattoo.Thin Lizzy's album cover.Thin Lizzy is one of Axl's favourite bands.
Below this tattoo there's the tattoo of a woman with black hair who is said to be Michelle(the girl that Axl used to date and the woman he wrote the song "Michelle" for).
On his right forearm there's the Appetite Cross tattoo.He got it at the Sunset Strip Tattoo by Robert Benedetti.The tattoo has the skulls of all the past GN'R members on it.
All these tattoos were done around 1984-85.As you can see in some Hollywood Rose photos(Axl's band before GN'R) Axl has no tattoos so I'm guessing that he had his tattoos done when GN'R were formed.
Now,from 1994 to 2001 he had three more tattoos done.One on each leg and the third one on his left wrist.The one on his wrist is a skull chain but unfortunately I'm not sure about the ones on his legs cause there isn't a clear pic of them.
Hope the info is enough and I really hope that I helped you.If you have more questions don't hesitate to ask me again!

Axl Rose Tattoos

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We know Axl has the Black Rose tattoo off the Thin Lizzy album cover, but does any one have any articles where axl mentions Thin Lizzy? If some one has some information on that it would be truly appreciated.
Since 1994 to 2001 Axl has three news tattoos,one on each leg and the third one on his left wrist.
The one on his wrist is a skull chain but I'm not sure about the ones on his legs cause i haven´t seen a clear picture of them, so actually i don´t know the meaning of those tattoos.
Maybe because of the years the cross tattoo  has lost the color, but i`m not really sure cause in the most of Axl`s new pictures  his arms are cover.
I hope this help s you,if you have more questions just ask me again.
You can check these pages there are the most of Axl`s tattoos.

Angelina Jolie Art Tattoo

Many celebs and stars like to have tattoos. Some of them have tattoos with names of their children or beloved ones, others some ordinary tattoos, some have weird or very creative ones. I really don’t get the reason to have tattoos, for me it’s just art that spoils body skin.


Angelina Jolie Art Tattoo


Angelina Jolie Art Tattoo


Angelina Jolie Art Tattoo

Megan Fox Art Tattoo


Megan Fox Art Tattoo

Miley Cyrus Art Tattoo


Miley Cyrus Art Tattoo

Christina Ricci Art Tattoo


Christina Ricci Art Tattoo

Lea Michele Art Tattoo


Lea Michele Art Tattoo

Lady Gaga Art Tattoo


Lady Gaga Art Tattoo

Johnny Depp Art Tattoo


Johnny Depp Art Tattoo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Tattoo Ideas and Designs

New Tattoo Ideas and Designs

New Tattoo Ideas and Designs

Monday, November 15, 2010

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, known for her work with the Blackhearts and for hit songs such as I Love Rock 'n' Roll and Bad Reputation.

Joan Jett has numerous tattoos on her body, which includes an Ohm symbol on the back of her neck, plus an inverted triangle on her left upper arm, along with a tribal armband that resembles several intertwined ichthys.

The rock star has a few other tattoos including an artsy spiral design on her left forearm, a unique V design on her chest and an unknown tattoo design on her lower back.

Perhaps some other tattoos we haven't spotted...

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett Tattoos

 
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