Metallica frontman James Hetfield has revealed a new tattoo in memory of late rocker Lemmy Kilmister — using some of the Motörhead star’s ashes.

Hetfield, 60, showed off the tattoo — featuring Motörhead‘s famous Ace of Spades logo — made with “black ink mixed with a pinch of his cremation ashes that were so graciously given to me.”

Fittingly, it was on the middle finger of his right hand, making it visible while pulling his idol’s favored pose of flipping the bird.

“So now, he is still able to fly the bird at the world,” wrote the Metallica star of his “salute to my friend and inspiration Mr. Lemmy Kilmister.”

“Without him, there would be NO Metallica,” he said of the rock pioneer, who was 70 when he died of cancer in 2016.

It was done by prominent tattoo artist Corey Miller, the owner of Six Feet Under in Upland, Calif. Who was featured in the reality show “LA Ink,” Hetflied said.

More at the NY Post.

3 Responses

  1. Nice, tribute, I guess….but I think kinda weird, too.

    Hopefully there are no health risks related to putting somebody’s ashes into one’s body.

    1. Creepy and a weird tribute, yet, fitting. He goes from one addiction to the next. A true Rockstar, he’s an incredible influencer. His lyrics and their music has gotten me through good and hard times alike.

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