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The best (and worst) dance music tattoos

From impressive facial portraits to real dodgy designs

  • Dave Turner
  • 22 July 2016

Getting a tattoo is kind of a big deal, right? They can be quite pricey and it's a pretty large leap sacrificing your pure, untouched skin to an ink-soaked needle.

So, having your favourite DJ's name, a huge portrait of their face, or even a genre inked onto your skin must mean you love them a lot. Last week, we reported on a Jackmaster fan who was so keen to see the Glaswegian play, he had his logo tattooed onto his bicep in return for some spots on the guestlist.

Earlier this year, one fella apparently got dumped by his girlfriend for getting 'Skepta' tattooed incredibly close to his manhood, with Seth Troxler sharing an image of a tatt reading 'Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers'. You get the gist: this music-related inking really is a thing.

We looked into it a bit more and found loads. There's intricate facial portraits of Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos, not-so-pretty DJ logos, a weird Daft Punk design and a pretty outlandish ode to Tiësto. To put it short, there's the good, the bad and the ugly, but the people getting these done deserve some recognition and we're here to dish it out.

Check out the tatts in the gallery above.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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