Tattoos are cool. Except, of course, when they aren't. Lots of people get music-related tattoos, including a lot of my friends and my girlfriend. Here, we have seven cool music tattoos with everything from music to lyrics to logos.
Check 'em out.
One of my absolute favorites and it doesn't actually have any specific reference to a band or genre of music. The design is great, only two colors and is pretty freaking fantastic.
From sylvie LS on Flickr
Punk Rock sleeve
This is an awesome start to a sleeve. I like the all-black designs of Rancid, Ramones and Misfits and it appears like the guy has others on the same sleeve.
From jfravel1 on checkoutmyink.com
Quite possibly one of the best bands ever, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem is the Muppet band made up of Dr. Teeth, Animal, Zoot, Floyd and Janice (and occasionally a few others) and they rock. It's ballsy to get Muppets tattooed on you, but these are probably the most badass (that is, if Muppets can be badass).
From Opetron3030 on Photobucket
Rock bands sleeve
This guy has ink all up and down his arm with a bunch of logos and, erm, a picture of Elton John. On his arm: The Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Sir Elton, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors and a bunch of others. This one was probably expensive.
From loganc169 on checkoutmyink.com
This guy's back
I wonder if this guy still has his ripped jeans, feathered hair or a bad neck from head banging back in the '80s so much. I would never get this tattoo because I'm not a huge Tuff or Warrant fan, but this guy sure is committed to his dream.
Sharp as a razor - Soft as a prayer
From a Tom Waits lyric, this is a pretty excellent tattoo from a great artist. I like tattoos that stand well enough alone, but get even better with some explanation.
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
A cool couple lines from "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie. Good thing this guy didn't get "Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo" from "Ziggy Stardust" on his arms.