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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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Linkin Park

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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