Marilyn Manson has paid tribute to the renowned tattoo artist Eric Rosenbaum, better known as Norm Will Rise.
Norm passed away over the weekend, leading to an outpouring of tributes from admirers and those who he had inked at his legendary Love Letter Tattoo shop in LA. Among them, God Of Fuck Manson honoured the former graffiti artist – after he shared a video of him receiving a tattoo on his thigh from Rosenbaum last month.
“Norm, a true friend and amazing artist,” Manson wrote on Twitter. “[He] put a lot of tattoos on me. I love you man and hope you are somewhere peaceful. Your art will live on in my skin, RIP, and this is a really sad day for me. He was a great person that should still be here. ”
NORM. A TRUE FRIEND AND AMAZING ARTIST. PUT ALOT OF TATTOOS ON ME. I LOVE YOU MAN AND HOPE YOU ARE SOMEWHERE PEACEFUL. YOUR ART WILL LIVE ON IN MY SKIN. RIP. AND THIS IS A REALLY SAD DAY FOR ME. HE WAS A GREAT PERSON THAT SHOULD STILL BE HERE.
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) October 13, 2019
Check out the video of Manson receiving the tattoo below.
Others also took to social media to pay tribute:
Rip to the legend norm awr msk pic.twitter.com/02oYhKcTLi
— YAKERZ (@yakzdubz) October 12, 2019
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A very sad and tragic loss today. @normloveletters never made it to the convention today. Unfortunately passed away right before leaving to come here for our convention. @bigsleeps had to leave and fly back home. My deepest condolences to them in this very difficult time. ?????? Praying for your family.
— luca brasi (@realhoodnigga69) October 12, 2019
RIP Norm MSK, my condolences to his family and crew mates
— Since 1984™ (@Tahoe17) October 12, 2019
“It’ll be out before the end of the year, definitely,” he said earlier this summer. “I plan on going on the ‘Twins of Evil’ tour, and I have an art book that I’m going to release, and I’ll probably have a bunch of exhibitions all over to go along with it. And then I’ll release the album after that.”
He added: “I think it’s the album that should be called Marilyn Manson. I’m in a mode in life where I wanted to tell stories with this record, and it’s sort of like a wax museum of my thoughts, a study of the chamber of horrors in my head. All the romance and hope you can have in the world, here in the End Times where it can be a different kind of apocalypse for each person listening to the record.
“I feel in fighting mode, ready to take it all on, and make a record, and keep that flag a-flying, and to make sure people know that this isn’t just sort of tapering off — this is hitting hard right now. And I think that’s why I think Marilyn Manson, self-titled, is probably the most descriptive album title, considering it’s the stories of what put me here.”