Punk And New Wave Singers – in (Mostly Terrible) Tattoos.
Above Photo: Weird but easily guessable I suspect. I quite like the artistry of it.
The right tattoo can look great in the right place on the right person; but some tattoos should have been left on the drawing board for a few years, until the artist was better-able to execute them on someone’s skin for all eternity.
I saw a great article recently on the Dangerous Minds website (see link below) which featured some impressive tattoos’ photo research. Setting its stall out with its eye-catching title: “Shitty Tattoo Portraits Of Your Favorite Musicians” the article featured some shockers.
I’ve confined the photos used in this article to people or bands mentioned in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!
See if you can identify them from the tattoos (if in doubt, check their IDs from the link to the full article below).
The below is quite easy – from an album cover:
The below is apparently from a very ‘cocksure’ self-portrait by the artist himself. But to me it looks like The Simpsons’ Mr Burns meets a long penis.
Below: Hmmmm….a real shocker.
Below: Looks Saintly, although the photo’s slightly out of focus.
Below: Bulldog chews wasp….
Below: This is quite well executed, in an androgynous kind of way….
Below: Not remotely Punk but honourably mentioned in Bombed Out! anyway and she looks like she desperately doesn’t want to be trapped in that tat…
Below: Of course; there had to be one….
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It’s well worth seeing some of the other tattoos featured in the original, full article here: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/shitty_tattoo_portraits_of_your_favorite_musicians#SibDUyLP1DZ05TTs.01