Best Tattoos In Movies-PT3
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
In the cultiest of classic films, Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter rocks a stabbed heart with the text “Boss” over it on his shoulder and the numbers 4711, in honor of the cologne, on his thigh.
Before there was Zombie Boy, there was Russell Crowe as Hando, the skinhead with the exoskeleton. His boldness didn’t stop with the heavy tattoo, and by the end he bleeds out, ink and all.
Clad in a prominent pastel butterfly back piece that corresponds to the butterflies dancing down her arm, Blake Lively shows she can be much more than a gossip as O, the tattooed hippie.
On Brad Pitt’s Mickey O’Neil: “It turned out that the sweet-talking, tattoo-sporting pikey was a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Which makes him harder than a coffin nail.”
THE BLUES BROTHERS
Jake and Elwood Blues sport their own names on their knuckles. Jake can fit his first name on one hand, whereas Elwood must space it out: E L W O on the right and O D on the left.
Including the tattooed Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, and Steve Austin, this flick is an action-lover’s wet dream. Stallone’s character even gets a huge piece of a crow on a skull.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
The book or the movie? The Swedish film or the American version? Above all we like the European dragon on the back of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood version.
THE HANGOVER II
This time after Stu blacks out, he finds that he got a copy of Mike Tyson’s face tattoo. Tyson’s actual tattoo artist sued over the use of his design, and Warner Brothers settled out of court.
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN
This cinema icon features a slew of futuristic yarns tied together through the ink of a walking storybook
played by Rod Steiger. Stare at a tattoo long enough and you’ll see into his future.
THE LAST AIRBENDER
Aang is decorated with an intricately lace-like tattoo (created by East Side Ink’s Josh Lord) that originates on his forehead, extends down his body, and glows when he becomes enraged.
THE MUMMY RETURNS
Normally when a character has a face tattoo, it’s code for bad news. But in this film, the Medjai warriors sworn to protect others from Imhotep and other evils are marked with Arabic on their cheeks.
THE NUMBER 23
In a pivotal scene, the psychologically disturbed Walter Sparrow tells the chilling tale behind his back and shoulder piece of barbed wire that coils down to his arm to stab a bright red heart.
Angelina Jolie added some more ink to get into character as the femme fatale Fox. When she fires a gun, the vine design, stemming from her wrist and wrapping around her thumb, dances.
Who says you can’t get work in Hollywood if you’re covered in ink? Tom Hardy’s tattoo collection fits his cage fighter persona, and probably shaved a few hours off his time in makeup.
Vin Diesel has played a bunch of roles that have required tattoos, but none had finer ink than his time as the extreme athlete turned secret agent. His neck tattoo also serves as the movie logo.