Although James Hatfield is now 48 years old and has been a rocker for more than 30 years with the heavy metal rock band Metallica he is still adding on new tattoos. Over the years of his arms have been slowly but surely filling in with new ink designs with a lot of them coming more recently, for example, about two years ago he had a new skull done on his neck.
Some highlights are “Carpe Diem”, Jesus, crosses, “faith” on the inside of his arm, playing cards on one shoulder and lots of flames and spider webs.
Benji Madden, the guitarist for Good Charlottte, shows what a little color can do. Know we can see that we don’t have to be stuck with dull black, dark green and blue. Hurray for him. I always wonder why most people choose such colorless tats. It does take a little more time in the salon to get those colors strong and keep them fresh.
Benji is now 32, and his arms are fairly solidly colored – yellow, red, blue, orange and purple. He does have some space on his chest and torso for some more coloring. On his neck is a big praying Mary on one side a big Jesus on the other. On his left arm he has the scene of the Last Supper. He does have some cartoonish tats that I can’t imagine anyone will want to look at for a lifetime but maybe those can be re-worked. And on his back you would never guess who he’s got on there – an enormous Benjamin Franklin. Style points for that. Was it because he was named after old Franklin? But there is no color! Color old Ben in por favor!
Colin Farrell has made a name for himself in Hollywood for two reason: He’s immensly talented, and he seems to just not give a hoot what people think about him. Part of his not-caring is his getting a bunch of visible tattoos which he almost always ends up having to have covered for roles in movies like In Bruges, Horrible Bosses, Total Recall and Fright Night. Amongst these tattoos are a tribal design from Tahiti on his right arm; the words, “Carpe Diem” and a cross on his left forearm (it used to say ” Carpe Diem…and My Girl”, but he had the second part covered when said girl was no longer in his life); the name “Milli” on his left ring finger (for his first wife, Amelia Warner); and the words, “I Love no matter” on his chest. For a guy who seems to date a lot of women, he sure doesn’t have any commitment problems when it comes to permanently placing a reminder of a girl on his body via ink and needle.