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Tommy Joe Ratliff's Tattoos Archive

Disclaimers :
- Inspired by this post and the format is a complete rip off.
- Posted in chronological order (the order is based on my observation from Tommy's pics, might not be accurate)

Note :
In the Tommy's Tattoos Appreciation Picspam that I posted a while ago, someone asked whether there's a complete list of Tommy's tattoos or not, and after seeing Frank Iero's Tattoo catalog, I got inspired to compile this post. It took me a really long time and so much effort to complete this, I appreciate it if you don't copy the entire post and re-post to your blog, but link to us instead :)

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Tommy Joe Ratliff's Tattoos Archive

Tattoo : Skull scales
Location : Inner right arm
Date : 2001

His first tattoo was a scale with flames and skulls on both sides, with a bright blue background. The scales represent his zodiac sign, Libra. He confirmed that it was his first tattoo that he got when he was 20 (from this interview).

Photos :

Tommy performing for the band Turn of The Screw

Tattoo : Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th)
Location : Left arm
Date : unknown

Jason Voorhees is a fictional character from the Friday the 13th series of slasher films. He first appeared in Friday the 13th (1980), as the son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees, in which he was portrayed by Ari Lehman. Created by Victor Miller, with contributions by Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham, and Tom Savini, Jason was not originally intended to carry the series as the main antagonist. The character has subsequently been represented in various other media, including novels, comic books, and a cross-over film with another iconic horror film character, Freddy Krueger. (Read more at wikipedia)

Tommy has a sleeve of horror movie characters, and Jason Voorhees is one of Tommy's favorite horror movie villains (source 1, source 2).

Photos :

Tattoo : Michael Myers (Halloween)
Location : Left arm
Date : unknown

Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. In the original Halloween, the adult Michael Myers, referred to as The Shape in the closing credits, was portrayed by Nick Castle for most of the film, with Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace substituting in during the final scenes. He was created by Debra Hill and John Carpenter. Michael Myers has appeared in ten films, as well as novels, a video game and several comic books. (read more at wikipedia)

Michael Myers is also one of Tommy's favorite horror movie villains (source).

Photos :

Tattoo : Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Location : Inner left arm
Date : unknown

Freddy Krueger is a fictional horror monster from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of horror films. He first appears in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a disfigured dream stalker who uses a glove armed with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, which ultimately results in their death in the real world. (read more at wikipedia)

Photos :

photos by Kaley Nelson photography

Tattoo : Blood splatter and skulls
Location : Left arm, left wrist
Date : unknown

He added blood splatter (scattered on his left arm) and some skulls on his wrist.

Tattoo : Bela Lugosi as Dracula
Location : Left arm
Date : unknown

Bela Lugosi was a Hungarian actor of stage and screen, he was best known for playing Count Dracula in the Broadway play and subsequent film version (from wikipedia).

photo by @Glittery_Shorty June 8, 2010

Tattoo : Modification of first tattoo (added bats and black background)
Location : Inner right arm
Date : unknown

photo by Gabby Gonzales July 16, 2010

Tattoo : Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)
Location : Left bicep
Date : unknown

Regan Teresa MacNeil is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film The Exorcist and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. The character was portrayed by actress Linda Blair (from wikipedia).

Tommy's horror sleeve is done by Josh Carter, a tattoo artist in LA (source).

Photos :

photo by Lara Meyer June 18, 2010
(no, I didn't do that to her face, she did it herself XD)

photo taken February 2010

Tattoo : More blood splatter
Location : Left arm, left wrist
Date : unknown

photo by Gabby Gonzales July 16, 2010

Tattoo : John Wayne
Location : Right bicep
Date : unknown (2009?)

John Wayne "The Duke", was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions. (read more on wikipedia)

Western movie is Tommy's favorite genre of movies aside from Horror (source). His favorite John Wayne movies are Hondo and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and they are the reason he loves The Duke so much (source 1, 2).

Related tweets :
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 (RT'd) |

right photo by Laura Cave Photography

photo by arealdeal July 6, 2010

photo by @powderpuffnails July 20, 2010

photo by Maureen Mansoor July 20, 2010

Tommy showing his tattoos
(video recorded on Feb 24, 2010)

Tattoo : Depeche Mode's Violator album CD cover + "DM" initial
Location : Right arm
Date : April 21, 2010

Depeche Mode on wikipedia
Violator album on wikipedia

Tommy loves electronic music from the 80's and Depeche Mode is one of Tommy's favorite band (source). He tweeted about the band quite a lot. Tommy mentioned long before he had it that he'll get Depeche Mode's Violator album cover art tattoo. On February 1st he answered a fan question about it on twitter, mentioning he was busy and hadn't had the time to get it done (tweet). Finally, on April 21st he got it done and tweeted the picture out (tweet 1, tweet 2)

His other tweets on Depeche Mode :
| 1 | 2 |3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |

Photos :

from Tommy's twitpic account

photo by monalee62 June 4, 2010

photos by @kcinkcity & jenscooby13 July 16, 2010

Tattoo : Libra sign
Location : Inner right arm
Date : Early July 2010

He got it done in Atlanta, GA while in the middle of Glam Nation US tour. Along with Tommy, Adam, Cam, Sasha, and Terrance also got their tattoo done at the same day.

Photos :

photo by leneanna July 6, 2010

photos by @adamslibra888/@Khil9 August 8, 2010

photos by @lmb61 September 4, 2010

Tattoo : Count Orlok from Nosferatu
Location : Upper inner left arm
Date : November 3, 2010

In Nosferatu, Count Orlok is a vampire from Transylvania, and appears to be the haunt of many nightmarish creatures, including a werewolf (which was actually played by a hyena in the film.) Orlok, known locally as the enonymous "Nosferatu", is a living corpse also known as "The Bird of Death", which feasts upon the blood of living humans. According to a book entitled "The Book of the Vampires" the protagonist Thomas Hutter discovers, evidence of the first Nosferatu was recorded in 1443. Whether Orlok is the first Nosferatu or not is never revealed. (read more at wikipedia)

Tattoo artwork by @ArtOfKevinLewis at High Voltage Tattoo, West Hollywood CA. Kevin's website. Tommy tweeted a picture right after he got it done (tweet).

Related tweets : 1 | 2 |

Photos :

photo from Tommy's tweetphoto (now plixi) November 3, 2010

photo by Adam Bouska for NOH8 campaign December 13, 2010

More pics on Tommy's tattoos :

photo by Isaac Carpenter

photo by @adommyismydrug

photo by @powderpuffnails

*uncredited pics are from various sources

Thanks to the team at tjrpics, argeneau, lissybabes, @adamslibra888 and other people I've bothered for this :)
Tags: other, subject : tommy joe ratliff
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