What do Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse have in common? Aside from being music legends, they're all part of the infamous 27 Club. Amy Winehouse joined the 27 Club on July 23, 2011, passing away from alcohol poisoning. Prior to her death, she was one of the biggest rising stars in music. She made her debut in 2003 with her first album "Frank," which had great success in her native UK.
Winehouse went global with her second album, "Back to Black," in 2006, and in 2008 she won five awards at the 50th annual Grammys. At the time, this was the most awards won by a woman in a single night and she secured three of the big four: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for "Rehab." During her career, a number of her singles went RIAA platinum, including "Rehab" and "Back to Black."
Despite her success, Winehouse faced many struggles in her short life—especially when it came to drugs, alcohol and mental illness. Winehouse was in and out of the hospital for substance abuse for many years before her death, entering into rehab in January of 2008. Winehouse was allegedly clean of drug and alcohol use from 2008 onward, however, according to a toxicology report after her death, her blood alcohol content at the time of her passing was 0.416%.
After her passing, many musicians paid tribute to Winehouse through music, including Green Day who released the song "Amy," and Patti Smith who wrote "This Is the Girl." In December of 2011, a posthumous compilation album of her songs, "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," was released, including the single "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett.
In honor of Amy Winehouse's incredible legacy, we're celebrating her with beautiful tattoos from talented artists around the world. Take a peek at these wonderful Winehouse tattoos in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on these tattoos in the comments section on social media.