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Fans’ Bad and Bad-Ass Rock Tattoos

Inky tributes to Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden and more

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One year after Michael Jackson's death, a woman displays a King of Pop tattoo on her lower back in Central Sofia Market in Bulgaria.

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Bon Jovi

A fan shows off his Bon Jovi tattoo on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York during the band's Bank of America and Major League Baseball All-Star Concert on July 12th, 2008.

ac/dc tattoo

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An AC/DC fan shows this cartoonish rendition of the band in a pool hall before a concert in Munich, Germany on June 17th, 2003.

joe perry aerosmith tattoo

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Joe Perry/Aerosmith

Joe Perry poses with a fan who has both Aerosmith and Joe Perry tattoos during a celebration for the launch of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock at a Game Stop in New York on October 28th, 2007.

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The Beatles

A Beatles fan shows off her right calf that is completely dedicated to the Beatles outside of the Marylebone registry office in Central London on October 9th, 2011.

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Rod Stewart

This fan shows her brand new Rod Stewart signature tattoo to Rod Stewart himself; after having the singer sign her arm earlier in the day, she went to a nearby tattoo shop to have it made permanent.

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Motley Crue

This Crue fan shows off his tattoo during the band's induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 25th, 2006 in Hollywood.  Notice how everyone else is wearing jackets.

linkin park tattoo

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Linkin Park

A fan shows off his Linkin Park tattoo while waiting in line outside Webster Hall in New York on May 11th, 2007.

dierks bentley tattoo

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Dierks Bentley

Rebecca Bossman of Brandon, South Dakota, likes Dierks Bentley so much that she had his lyrics to "Long Trip Alone" etched onto her back.

dimebag darrell tattoo

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Dimebag Darrell

This fan of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott shows his permanent memorial outside of the Guitar Center in Hollywood on May 17th, 2007.

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Elvis Presley

Superfan Dane Stegan Koch, who owns over 1,000 Elvis Presley CDs, shows his tattoos of the King outside his home in Omsbjerg, Denmark on August 16th, 2007, the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death.  We're not entirely convinced that both tattoos are of the same person.

michael jackson tattoo

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Michael Jackson

A fan displays her personal memorial to Michael Jackson before the German premiere of This Is It in Berlin on October 27th, 2009.

kiss back tattoo

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Gene Simmons

This fan's full back tattoo of Gene Simmons gets the approval of the man himself during a book signing at Borders Books and Music in New York on December 17th, 2009.

pleasure and pain tattoo

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Iron Maiden

A fan shows off her tattoos of butterflies and the words "Pleasure and Pain" before Iron Maiden performs at Villa Manin in Codroipo near Udine, Italy on August 17th, 2010.

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Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

A fan shows off his tattoo of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris while waiting to see the band in Codroipo near Udine, Italy on August 17th, 2010.

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Justin Bieber

A Justin Bieber look-alike applies the finishing touches to Sarah Burgoyne's thigh tattoo of Bieber lyrics at the Good Time Tattoo Studio in East London on October 31st, 2011.