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Fans’ Bad and Bad-Ass Rock Tattoos

Inky tributes to Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden and more

michael jackson tattoo

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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.

rod stewart tattoo

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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.

motley crue

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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.

elvis tattoos

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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.

iron maiden tattoo

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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.

justin bieber

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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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