12 Piercing Doc Holliday Tattoos

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Doc Holliday is a legend of the Wild West and these Doc Holliday tattoos put some of that legend in ink!

John Henry Holliday, better known as Doc Holliday, was an American dentist, gambler, gunfighter, temporary marshal and legendary figure from the days of the Wild West! His life is filled with mystery and interest and has been documented in film and books for decades, most notably he was played by Val Kilmer in the 1993 film Tombstone. 

Doc Holliday
Doc Holliday

A skilled gambler and an even better gunfighter Holliday spent more time shooting than fixing teeth. Able to shoot with both hands equally well Holliday was known to carry two six guns and used them with deadly skill and accuracy, it is said he killed 7 men in gunfights though the figure could be higher!! Speaking of Holliday famed western lawman Wyatt Earp said;

 "Doc was a dentist, not a lawman or an assassin, whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a frontier vagabond; a philosopher whom life had made a caustic wit; a long lean, ash-blond fellow nearly dead with consumption, and at the same time the most skillful gambler and the nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew."

Even today the legendary character and life of Doc Holliday draws mass interest and some take it to the needle and get some awesome Doc Holliday tattoos! Take a look at these 12 Doc Holliday tattoos and see a wild west legend in ink!

Doc Holliday Tattoo by Casey Maddox
Doc Holliday Tattoo by Casey Maddox

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