When I was in high school, I never would have dreamed of getting a tattoo. Now, I have 11 — 7 of which I got just last year. Part of it probably has to do with growing up, maybe it has something to do with being a millennial, but there’s definitely a part of it that has to do with being surrounded by people who also have them.
Tattoos aren’t new to musicians — hip hop, metal, and rock musicians have famously sported tattoos for decades. Electronic musicians, too, are known to sport ink to varying degrees and varying qualities. Some get maybe a couple to signify special events or people in their lives, others get addicted and end up doing full sleeves on one or both arms, maybe neck or face tats, often hand tats too if it gets that far.
Below are 10 DJs who have used their body as a canvas, displaying interests close to their heart (Varien, Figure), getting whatever randomly pops into their head one day (Cray), or even as a punchline (Ghastly).
Take a look and see if there’s anything that inspires you to get one of your own!
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I've never really posted a hi-res picture of both of my sleeves, so here they are! 🤘🖤 Tattoos: @davidbruehl @redletter1 in Tampa, FL 📸: @ciarra_debritto #video #game #tattoos #sleeve #anime #japanese #ultimateweeb #cheekytagsforexposure #finalfantasy #mario #pokemon #zelda #shinmegamitensei #persona #donkeykong #megaman #catherine #fullbody #inktober
New tattoo for Halloween. JIGSAW 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/f2nqW9hzgx
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) October 30, 2019
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) August 6, 2019
Lemme know if my new tat just hypnotized u.
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) July 17, 2018
Got a new tattoo mwahahaha pic.twitter.com/RJNi0N7Xm4
— 𝔊𝔥𝔞𝔰𝔱𝔩𝔜 (◕,,,◕) (@Ghastly) October 15, 2016
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