Wednesday Question: Best Rockstar Tattoos?

Which rockstar has the best ink?

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Tattoos and rock music are one of those things that just go hand in hand. Although not a crucial part of the rock world, tattoos certainly gave that extra dose of charm to numerous rockstars out there.

So this week we'll focus on rockstar ink and ask you the following question:

What's the best rockstar tattoo?

Or which rockstar has the best ink, if you want to formulate it differently. Anyhow, some went for the full body approach, others opted for more discrete options, it all comes down to a matter of personal choice, of course. But which rockstar has captivated your attention the most with their tattoos? Let us know in the comments.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the candidates you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. May the best ink win!

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    Also, Michael Jackson had an awesome tat of a face on his face.
    Axl Rose's Appetite for Destruction tattoo.. I bet he's very happy about having Slash's face tattooed on his arm nowadays..
    James Hetfield. There's nothing more metal than covering up chemical burns with tattoos.
    Ozzy's "OZZY" finger-tattoos.
    Doesn't he have smiley faces on his knees? You can't really argue with that.
    Smiley faces on his knees that he did himself while in Jail. Can you get any more rock and roll? Not to mention his sleeves and the dragon on his chest are pretty cool too.
    John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis have matching asterisk tattoos on theeir wrists. It's pretty iconic and a lot of their fans have them too.
    john frusciante doesn't have the wrist tattoo after receiving skin graphs in '96; however, he still has his positive mental octopus tattoo on his shoulder which looks pretty cool.
    Brandon Boyd has some not bad tats.
    i have a hand traced turkey on my leg. beat that, rockstars....
    What about the bassist from rage against the machine. He has the weird shoulder things.
    First guy I thought to comment when I saw this WQ... And also the guys from Mastodon.
    I don’t really pay that much attention to an artist tats. Ask us another Wednesday question UG lol.
    But to answer the question. I guess the Mastadon dude with the tire track looking thing going over his face.
    Matt Heafy's Japanese work is awesome, John5's is good as well... this is just down to what style you prefer... Kerry King's Paul Booth work is fantastic, but i personally don't go for that gothic style... just preference!
    I was just about to mention Matt Heafy. His are extra cool cause they aren't just random douchey stuff, and they're pretty colors instead of just bland.
    corey taylors paul gray tribute tattoo on his leg. 8 on the back of the neck and sun and moon on chest. but then again have to agree with the m. shadows and synyster gates tattoos are good too
    I dislike him as a person, but you've gotta admire the level creativity that went into Kerry King's head-tats.
    Von II
    And the dedication from King's side to appear in public like that.
    Probably the only person that could rock a face tattoo: Brent Hinds of Mastodon
    Ville Valo has some great tattoos, especially the "vine sleeve" he has on his left arm. That HAD to have taken a loooong time.