Nikki Sixx: His Body is a Canvas of Tattoos


He’s known best as a rock star, playing bass in Motley Crue and Sixx A.M., a radio host with his own show Sixx Sense, a photographer and a best selling author. But rock legend Nikki Sixx is also known for something else.. Being covered in tattoos. He quickly got hooked to tattoos in his early Hollywood days when he was a struggling musician. Back then it was rare to have a tattoo. They were mostly seen on bikers and convicts. Not too many rockers had them. Nikki started with a stand alone tattoo on his right upper arm, a bleeding rose with a spiderweb, He then got an evening moon with a small flying bat. Later he added the name of the band Mötley Crüe to it. In just a short while he had tattoos on both arms and his forearm. In the begging he favored the Japanese style tattoos and even got a couple in Japan using the traditional method of a human powered stick and needle over an electric machine. Ouch! Over the years has slowly turned his body into a human canvas with a mix and match of Japanese,  old school and realistic styles. He was once asked by Howard Stern if he regretted having so many tattoos, Nikki laughed and said “never”.


Nikki Sixx Fast Facts

Nikki’s real name is Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.

He was born on December 11, 1958 in San Jose, California.

He has 4 children. A daughter and two sons with his 1st wife, Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt, and a daughter with his 2nd wife, Bay Watch star Donna D’Errico.

He dated tattoo artist Kat Von D for a couple of years. She re-colored and re-styled many of his old faded tattoos making them look brand new again.

Nikki recently got married for a 3rd time to model Courtney Bingham.

Mötley Crüe announced that 2015 will be their final tour. The last show is set for New Years eve 2015.

There are rumors floting on the web that Nikki wears a full wig. What do you think? (Click Here for Nikki Sixx Bald Article)

Nikki Sixx’s Extensive Tattoos







Nikki’s tribute to band mate Mick Marks. Tattoo by Kat Von D





One thought on “Nikki Sixx: His Body is a Canvas of Tattoos”

  1. yes i love Nikki’s tattoos i want more tattoos too i think he is a gorgous and the sexiest man alive i am going to miss the crue i grew up listening to them they are a awsome band why do they have to leave their fans it’s just not fair i know they want to do separate things now but are they still gonna keep in touch with each other. I would love to have a picture taken with nikki and vince those two are my favorite ones out of the group i am going to miss them so bad it is just not going to be the same without them. Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil please come to me make my dream and wish come true you guys really kicked ass on august 8th at the allstate arena i was there i just wished that i was down closer to the stage to see nikki and vince better. R.I.P. crue will live forever love your biggest fan Amelia Scott of Chicago Illinois [P.S. is Courtney really pregnant now is nikki going to be a dad again his fans want to know is she?

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