Here we are now, entertain us

Here’s another portrait tattoo for you today.  This one is of classic rock musician Kurt Cobain.  Now before you get all upset I called him classic rock.  Remember, when Nirvana came out bands from the late 60s/early 70s were considered classic rock.  Well, it’s been over 20 years since Nevermind was released, so to some of the younger ModBlog readers, Nirvana could certainly be considered “Classic”.

Tattoo by Ryan Murphey from Inkmonkey in Los Angeles

The Friday Tattoo Follow-up

I don’t normally do tattoo follow-ups, but in the case of this one I’m going to make an exception.  Back in December we got a look at this freshly done portrait of Lemmy.

Unfortunately the glare and the redness detracted from the awesomeness of the portrait.  It’s been a couple months now, and it’s all healed up, so here’s how it looks today.

Now that it’s healed you can really get a look at some of the details that were obscured in the first photo.  Credit for the tattoo goes to Steven Kerr from Liquorice Tattoo in Kirriemuir, Scotland.

Sometimes your words just hypnotize me

Hard to believe it’s been 14 years since Biggie was killed.  His music still lives on, and as long as someone can make money off his memory, there will still be “new” songs published.  He’ll also live on in this portrait that Kevin Gordon from Inkaholics in Monroe, NC did on JosephGutshall’s foot.

Not surprisingly you can find this and other portraits that Kevin has done in the portrait tattoo gallery.

The Lemmy

There are gods that walk amongst us daily.  One of those gods is the one and only Lemmy Kilmister.  Not only is he one of the greatest metal singers to ever grace the planet, he’s also got a style of facial hair named after him.  Here he is immortalized on skin by Steven Kerr from Liquorice Tattoo in Kirriemuir, Scotland.

If you’re wondering why I posted this today, well tomorrow happens to be Lemmy’s 65th birthday.  Plus today is going to be somewhat festive, so  to get you in the mood, here’s Lemmy, Billy Gibbons, and Dave Grohl doing Run Run Rudolph.

Cheating At Solitaire

While perusing the tattoo portrait  galleries looking for potential modblog features I saw a TON of amazing portraits done by Javier (Jade) Campos at Arte Sagrado Tattoo in Lima, Peru. Seriously check out the gallery, then check out the shops web site. In the gallery there were portraits of Jim Morrison, Scott Weiland and about a dozen others. I of course, picked my personal favorite artist of the bunch, Mike Ness to feature here.


Still Snoop Dogg and D-R-E

A lot of people tend to label me a redneck, seeing as how I have portraits of a lot of country music singers and the like tattooed all over my leg. Truth be told though, I love me some Dr. Dre and would definitely consider a portrait of him at some point. So I was stoked to see this well done portrait of him and Snoop.


The artist who did this, Andy Gubert  who owns Exclusive Tattoos in Gotha Germany will be doing a guest spot at True Grit Tattoos in Burlington Ontario from August 28th until September 11th. If you want an appointment book it soon, as his spots are starting to go. You can book with him at True Grit Tattoos by either calling to set up a consultation with Tye or e-mailing  [email protected]