Many of our favorite musicians are sporting ink for one reason or another. Tattoos are a great method of self-expression or a way to commemorate a memorable moment or person in your life. Whatever the reason, many artists used 2017 to make additions to their already badass tattoo collections.
Check out 15 musicians who got new ink this year below!
1. Michael Busch – Stacked Like Pancakes
Stacked Like Pancakes' love for Twenty One Pilots is no secret. After all, their band logo has a little bit of TOP inspiration behind it. Guitarist Michael Busch got some TOP-inspired ink in 2017, and we have to say we're in love with it.
One of the traits I admire most in an artist is how they can take their own internal struggles and create music out of them. This was one of the main reasons I was so quickly drawn to Twenty One Pilot's music. Their song, "Holding on to You," has always been incredibly uplifting to me, despite the struggles it describes. Inspired by the words from its second verse, this beautiful piece of art is my constant reminder that we're all bigger than the demons in our heads. Thank you to @tattoosbyjohnguzman for bringing this idea to life, and thank you to @twentyonepilots for inspiring so many of us with your music.
2. Jenna McDougall – Tonight Alive
Jenna has some of the most simplistically beautiful tattoos out there.
3. Luke Holland – Heavy Eyes, Ex-The Word Alive
Luke's dedication to a six-hour knee tattoo is nothing short of impressive. The finished result proves it was well worth it!
4. Denis Stoff – Ex-Asking Alexandria
Former AA frontman Denis Stoff placed the Arabic word for "winner" on his skin this year.
5. Anthony Ghazel – Being As An Ocean
Hundreth's Alex Blackwell inked Being As An Ocean's Anthony Ghazel during this year's Vans Warped Tour.
6. Chadwick Johnson – Hundreth
Blackwell also tattooed bandmate Chadwick Johnson. If that's not the ultimate band-bonding, we don't know what is.
7. Ben Barlow – Neck Deep
Can we just say that Ben's chest piece is sick AF?
8. Tyler Carter – Issues
We love Tyler's crawfish tattoo, but we love the story behind it even more.
It’s a limp wrist crawfish! �� My new tattoo, done by @scottbarbier_tattoo. Most of my friends know my absolute love for New Orleans ⚜️ but most don’t know the reason I️ cherish this city so much is not only all the amazing food culture, but because the first time I️ ever went out, 100% self accepting, and partied as a bisexual man, first time going to a gay bar, first time feeling excited and free in public was in this town. The positive vibes I️ carry from my first experiences in NOLA will always mean a lot to me. ������⚜️������️��