John Kujawa: He's seen Metallica live five times. The design took almost two years (partly due to the fact that his sketch pad was stolen), four sittings, nine hours, and cost nearly a grand. (by Shelley Hiam)
"Welcome to my life, tattoo!
I'm a man now, thanks to you.
I expect I'll regret you,
but the skin-graft man won't get you,
You'll be there when I die, tattoo!" – The Who's "Tattoo"
Nothing says "loyal fan" like getting some artwork inked into your skin forever. These Austinites felt moved to wear their passion on their sleeves. Or, in some cases, sleeve their passion on their arms. Click through the gallery for the ink.
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