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.

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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  piercings@true-grit-tattoos.com.

This Week In BME


Good Shabbos, ModBloggers! We all got such a kick out of Timmo‘s pimp-bee the other day that we figured, hey, it’s a mitzvah, right? Luckily, he had more work in his portfolio to provide us with the means for an appropriate celebration. L’chaim! After the jump? More of Timmo’s handiwork. Compton, stand up.

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We’re Out For Blood


New Rule: I do not like Motley Crue. I do not think I have ever intentionally listened to one of their songs all the way through. I would like to see Tommy Lee slathered with delicious chestnut honey and chained to a tree in Death-Bear National Park. With that said? The Dirt is one of the most entertaining musical memoirs ever written, and if you commit to an entire goddamn (and surprisingly well-done) backpiece dedicated to these train-wrecks, well, you get featured on ModBlog, friend.

(Tattoo by Tania Sinnaeve at Body Design in Belgium.)

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Chop It Down


And finally, folks, let’s end our day with this handsome portrait of, hands down, one of the baddest m.-fuckers in rock and roll history. Have we seen rock star portraits before? Of course we have. But when we get such an exceptional piece honoring a man who treated his guitar like an extension of his genitals more than anyone else we can think of, well, that gets posted, friends.

Tomorrow, we’ve got an interesting interview with a community member who’s feeling conflicted over a procedure he’s recently undergone. Until then, machine gun. Night night.

(Tattoo by Justin Jakus at Pop’s Place Tattoos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.)

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And That’s The Way It Is


Ever since Michael Jackson died/was killed/got beamed back up to the mother ship/whatever, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring you the very best in tattoo portraiture to honor, poke fun at and generally remember the man and his music. Well, with the publication of this outstanding piece by Denis Prevost of Live Once Tattoo in North Bay, Ontario (on a 50-year-old client getting her second tattoo ever, no less), we’re going to close the book on ModBlog’s dogged pursuit of King of Pop pieces; we think this is a fine note on which to go out. Wouldn’t want to become too predictable, right? Right.

And with that, we’ll leave you for this evening. See you tomorrow, folks.

Tattoo Hollywood, BME’s first tattoo convention, is coming to Los Angeles from August 21-23, featuring contests, prizes and some of the best artists from around the world! Click here for more information.

A Children’s Treasury of Dead Celebrity Tattoos


As everybody knows, celebrities have been dying constantly lately, because they are probably under attack or particularly susceptible to some sort of terrible monster flu that we lesser folks are not important enough to be murdered by or something along those lines. BME has been doing its best to keep tabs on these doomed creatures and the grotesque memorial tattoos that follow, but holy smokes did we just hit the mother lode, as Jeremiah at Good Life Tattoos & Piercings in Akron, Ohio, just wrote in to inform us that Brian McFadden, also of Good Life, has just done a series of portraits of our favorite recently deceased famous people, and, sure enough…he has, indeed.

First up is noted auto-erotic asphyxiation-enthusiast David Carradine, seen above as a grasshopper, because, hey, why the hell not, with a conveniently placed rope in case you didn’t get the joke already.

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The Funk of Forty Thousand Years


When Andy sent in this zombie Michael Jackson tribute (?) portrait, it was accompanied with the ever-present, “Too soon?” Now, under normal circumstances, sure, getting a tattoo of a recently deceased celebrity as a hideous member of the walking dead may be in poor taste, but hey, Michael Jackson was arguably most famous for a video in which he appeared…as a zombie! If anything, this is how he would want to be memorialized! (Maybe not.) At any rate, our initial clinical reaction was, No, this isn’t too soon. Get yer MJ zombie on with impunity and a clear conscience, folks!

Oh, right, and then we noticed his right hand. You are going to Hell.

(Tattoo by Bryan Lewis at Ink Factory Tattoo and Piercing in Hudson, Wisconsin.)

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Everything is Untrue


I’ll confess that I was never much for Amen—more of a smooth jazz guy, personally—but it’s hard to argue with Maki‘s skin-removal scarification piece of the band’s frontman, Casey Chaos. It’s two months into the healing process here, so let’s hope it stays so well defined.

(Cutting by Samppa from Mad Max Tattoo.)

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Big Balls


Danish superstar Amina Charai of Bright Side Tattoo in Copenhagen, Denmark, checks in with this righteous Angus Young tattoo. I’m not much for AC/DC myself—why do so few people get Foghat tattoos, anyway—but hey: a solid portrait is a solid portrait, and, as someone about to rock, I appreciate the salute.

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