| Josh made the decision to have a full sleeve of Mötley
tattoos, no doubt inspired by the sleeve work of Nikki Sixx and Tommy
Lee. The new inkings follow on down his right arm under his previous
Theatre Of Pain tattoo. Upon close inspection, you can see outlines of:
- Generation Swine
pig icon from 1997 on the inside of his bicep (centre pic top)
- Greatest Hits
album cover caricatures from 1998 (right pic top)
- Shout At The Devil
pentagram from the cover of the 1983 album on his elbow (left pic
- Skull and cross
bones from the Dr. Feelgood logo in 1989 (right pic middle)
- The face of band
mascot Allister Fiend from the Dr. Feelgood tour book 1989/90 (right
||This finished piece is on Josh's inside right forearm. It's a
mind blowing 1997 Generation Swine-era portrait of Nikki Sixx with his
bass guitar. Nikki would wear that long orange coat as he sang Find
Myself to kick off concerts on the Mötley Crüe Vs. The Earth tour in
support of that album. You can also see Nikki's kanji tattoo on his
chest accurately replicated.
||Now you can see the finished face of Allister Fiend with the
green tiles from the 1989 Dr. Feelgood album cover used as fill for the
sleeve. The skull and crossbones has also been shaded now. Be aware
that grey ink often looks brown until it has healed.
||The green tile fill now also rounds off Josh's shoulder and
provides the background for the 1998 Greatest Hits album cover
caricatures, which is next to be completed. Note that the tragedy mask
now has the pentagram on its forehead, as per the Theatre Of Pain album
||More green tile ink completes the sleeve wallpaper now
extending down behind the Nikki Sixx portrait on Josh's inside forearm.
||Here's a good shot of the Generation Swine pig icon on the
right inside bicep, which is still to be shaded for completion.
||Now you can see a closer image of the Generation Swine pig
icon from 1997 on the right inside bicep, which has just been shaded
with colour. Remember that the brown will turn to grey once healed.
||Here's a shot of Darren McKeag pushing the ink into Josh's
New Tattoo album cover logo on his right chest. This session was filmed
by VH1 for use in their TV show called Fanclub. You can see their
camera set up in the top left corner.
|| Josh's sleeve is now complete. Here's a pic of his shaded
Greatest Hits caricatures which was taken at the end of that inking
||Josh was originally planning to have the cover of Generation
Swine inked on his right chest but decided on 2000's New Tattoo cover
instead, feeling it will better suit the traditional style Japanese
bars forming the background. You can see how the bars are blended into
the green tiles around his shoulder.
a Crüe tatt yourself, or have a friend with one?
Crue to have your ink displayed to the world!!!!