Are you a true Metallica fan?

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band.

The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Here are a collection of Metallica fan tattoos! Are you this much of a fan?

Beautiful done portrait of James Hetfield By Mike Dargas.
Beautiful done portrait of James Hetfield By Mike Dargas.
Portrait of James Hetfield  By Roza  - Sake Tattoo Crew.
Portrait of James Hetfield  By Roza  - Sake Tattoo Crew.
James Hetfield by Henry.
James Hetfield by Henry.
Nice realistic portrait of James Hetfield - By Todo,  ABT-Tattoo.
Nice realistic portrait of James Hetfield - By Todo,  ABT-Tattoo.
A praying James Hetfield - By Kiko - Kiko Tattoo.
A praying James Hetfield - By Kiko - Kiko Tattoo.

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Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning (1983–84) - In May 1983, Metallica traveled to Rochester, New York to record its debut album, Metal Up Your Ass, which was produced by Paul Curcio. Because of conflicts with its record label and the distributors' refusal to release an album titled Metal Up Your Ass, the album was renamed to Kill 'Em All. Metallica recorded its second studio album, Ride the Lightning, at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was released in August 1984.

A nicely done Metallica Logo -  By Marco Antonio of Kustum Kulture tattoo in Reseda, CA.
A nicely done Metallica Logo -  By Marco Antonio of Kustum Kulture tattoo in Reseda, CA.

Master of Puppets (1984–86) - Was recorded at Sweet Silence Studios and was released in March 1986.

Beautifull back piece of the Cover og Master of Puppets Album - Done By Niki Norberg at Wicked Tattoo Studio.
Beautifull back piece of the Cover og Master of Puppets Album - Done By Niki Norberg at Wicked Tattoo Studio.

...And Justice for All (1988–90) - Metallica's first studio album since Burton's death, it was released in 1988.

Justice for all - Done by Evil Twins Tattoo - in Sweden.
Justice for all - Done by Evil Twins Tattoo - in Sweden.

Metallica (1990–93) - Also known as The Black Album and The making of Metallica and the following tour was documented in  A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica.

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The snake from The Black Album - combined with some of the lyrics from "Nothing Else Matters" - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.

Load, Reload, Garage Inc., and S&M (1994–99)

Portrait of Kirk Hammett - Done by Mario Rosenau at Art Junkies Tattoo.
Portrait of Kirk Hammett - Done by Mario Rosenau at Art Junkies Tattoo.

Death Magnetic (2006–11) - In December 2006, Metallica also released a DVD titled The Videos 1989–2004

The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Creative back piece - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Creative back piece - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.

I could keep on writing – There is so much to write about when its about Metallica – But I will end the text here – I hope you enjoyed this blog about Metallica and the lovely tattoos that dedicated fans have devoted their skin with – Want to see some more tattoos about Metallica? Keep on and enjoy the last pictures without any writings – Enjoy ;)

The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Justice for all - Shaun Nel of Kings Ave Tattoo, Massapequa, NY.
Justice for all - Shaun Nel of Kings Ave Tattoo, Massapequa, NY.
Kirk Hammett - Done by Markito.
Kirk Hammett - Done by Markito.
Lars Ulrich - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Lars Ulrich - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Lyrics - Done by Mike at Belly Bar, in Bromley.
Lyrics - Done by Mike at Belly Bar, in Bromley.
Done by Erol K Ressam Dövmeci.
Done by Erol K Ressam Dövmeci.
Awesome unique "M" - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Awesome unique "M" - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Nice and Feminine logo - Done by Tariq Sabur - Fine art for bodies.
Nice and Feminine logo - Done by Tariq Sabur - Fine art for bodies.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Nice back piece done by Mel from Blu Tattoo in Wheatley Hill.
Nice back piece done by Mel from Blu Tattoo in Wheatley Hill.
Awesome Metallica Sleeve, truely a dedicated fan - Done by Tattoo Sundo in Laupheim.
Awesome Metallica Sleeve, truely a dedicated fan - Done by Tattoo Sundo in Laupheim.
Done by Teeceerrr.
Done by Teeceerrr.
By Mike DeVries
By Mike DeVries

Nice leg piece done By Mike DeVries - James Hetfield and m. shadows. (The last mentioned is not from Metallica, but to nicely done to be edited away ;) )

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All the above - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
All the above - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Puppets - Done by  Unkie Timmo.
Puppets - Done by  Unkie Timmo.
Done by Noblesavage.
Done by Noblesavage.
Sweet piece in tribute to Metallica - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Sweet piece in tribute to Metallica - The Artist is unknown - please share if you know whom it is.
Done by Paul Booth at Timothy Boor Tattoo Art.
Done by Paul Booth at Timothy Boor Tattoo Art.
Done by Victor Policheri.
Done by Victor Policheri.
Portrait of Cliff Burton - Done by Josh Duffy.
Portrait of Cliff Burton - Done by Josh Duffy.
Cliff Burton - Done by Mark from Classic Tattoo in Austin, Texas.
Cliff Burton - Done by Mark from Classic Tattoo in Austin, Texas.
James Hetfield - Done by  Aaron Beaudette - Eternal tattoo body piercing.
James Hetfield - Done by  Aaron Beaudette - Eternal tattoo body piercing.
James Hetfield - Done by Todo.
James Hetfield - Done by Todo.

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