15 Fearsome Bill The Butcher Tattoos!

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In 2002 Martin Scorsese brought us an all star cast in his fictionalized historical epic 'Gangs of New York'. The film focuses on the mid-19th century gangs that thrived in the fledgling city of New York, though it was one character in particular that stole the show; Bill the Butcher!

Day-Lewis as Bill The Butcher!
Day-Lewis as Bill The Butcher!

The Butcher was portrayed by the legendary Daniel Day-Lewis and his dedication to the role was unwavering. Interestingly the character of the Butcher was largely influenced by the real life William Poole, a bare knuckle boxer and New York gang leader known to his associates as Bill the Butcher. Poole was killed in 1855 and died with his last words 'Good-bye boys; I die a true American'.

Day-Lewis' portrayal of the Butcher has become an iconic performance of a true movie villain and has gained quite a fan base, a number of whom have paid tribute to a stellar performance and memorable character with some fearsome Butcher ink!

Traditional Butcher by Andrew Valenzuela
Traditional Butcher by Andrew Valenzuela
Amazing tattoo by Cecil Porter
Amazing tattoo by Cecil Porter
old school Butcher by Steve Rieck
old school Butcher by Steve Rieck

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Classic style Butcher by Kevin Stress
Classic style Butcher by Kevin Stress
Great piece by Evan Olin
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Fierce tattoo by Oleg Turyanskiy
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Realistic Butcher by Simon Hayag
Realistic Butcher by Simon Hayag

'I die a true American'.... SPOILER ALERT!!!!

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