Musicians – they’re an unconventional sort. And while sometimes those quirks might lead you to writing ‘Space Oddity’ or coming up with the concept for Gorillaz, at other times they’ll just leave you with a hashtag tattooed on your face. Here are 21 examples of the latter.
Today, Ed Sheeran unveiled the latest tatt to add to his already hefty collection of definitely not ill-advised inkwork: a fuck off massive lion on his chest. So manly.
Rick Ross, meanwhile, recently opted for a chin tattoo boasting he’ll be “rich forever”. Or maybe he’s proclaiming his undying love for Richard Curtis films. Whichever.
Then of course there’s Dappy, who has a hashtag on his face. “The reason I got a # Tatted on my FACE was simply 2 make sure IT stays trending 4 ever.” Mmm.
The leg of Paramore’s Hayley Williams is adorned with a reminder to “shave me”, like something out of a really mundane Memento remake.
All American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter has an electric plug socket on his upper arm. Why leave it there with the house hold upholstery, Tyson? Get a skirting board down your lef next, go on, I dare you.
King of cutesy Ed Sheeran has the following things tattooed on his person: cartoon character Puss in Boots, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and a bottle of Heinz Ketchup. Saucy, Ed.
As the legendary Andre 3000 once sang: what’s cooler than being cold? Ice cold. But what’s just plain bonkers? Getting an ice cream cone tattooed on your face, as rapper Gucci Mane has.
No doubting rapper Riff Raff’s Generation X ‘90s kid credentials: he has the MTV logo tattooed on his neck and Bart Simpson imprinted on his chest. Ay carumba indeed.
Rick Ross has Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s faces tattooed on his chest. Were Rozay one of America’s founding fathers, the Constitution would probably have include more swinger’s parties and Rolexes.
Easy tiger… Ruff Ryders’ First Lady emcee Eve has paw prints marked on her chest.
Atlanta rapper Yung L.A. had a duck tattooed to his face (now covered up by the letters LA). The guy’s clearly quackers.
Among Lily Allen’s tattoos are an acid house smiley face, Homer Simpson’s face and a dog on her wrist. Barking up the wrong tree here, aren’t we?
Jon Bon Jovi has Superman tattooed on his left shoulder. Which is fitting, ‘cos ‘Living On A Prayer’ is my personal dad rock kryptonite.
David Lee Roth has Elvis tattooed on his foot and a gun on his arse. Stranger still, the Van Halen frontman once took out an insurance policy on his penis, which he calls Little Elvis. Right you are.
Pink has a barcode tattooed on the back of her neck, which is probably some WELL DEEP critique of consumerism. Or something.
Bizarre from rap crew D12 has Nicki Minaj’s face tattooed on his arm. That’s quite the icebreaker should he ever meet the Queens rap queen. A creepy icebreaker, but still.
You don’t have to like T-Pain – so says the auto-tune crooner. It’s hard not to with endearingly off-piste tats like this though, T.
Tom from fast-rising indie-noise specialists Eagulls has Bill Murray tattooed on his arm – and wasted no time showing the Lost In Translation actor himself when they met recently on the set of a US TV show.
Fred Durst got Elvis and Kurt Cobain tattooed on his chest. Reports the Limp Bizkit man did it for the nookie are so far unconfirmed.
Janet Jackson has Mickey and Minnie Mouse performing a sexual act tattooed on her hip. Yep, that’s my childhood ruined, thanks a bunch Janet.
Rap provocateur Missy Elliott has Bugs Bunny tattooed on her lower left leg. And that’s all folks…