Machine Gun Kelly shows off outrageous black-out tattoo covering most of his torso

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By James Kay

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Machine Gun Kelly has taken to social media to show off his new massive black-out tattoo, covering previous work he's had done on his torso and arms.

Getting a tattoo is a big commitment because they can't exactly be washed off in the shower if you have a sudden change of heart.

One thing that can be done if you decide that you don't like your ink is to cover it with more... though this can prove both painful and costly if you have a lot to cover.

Step in Machine Gun Kelly to show you how it's done.

The musician, known as MGK, took to Instagram on Tuesday to showcase his latest ink masterpiece – a series of blackout tattoos sprawling across his arms, shoulders, and chest.

Crafted by celebrity tattoo artist Roxx, the design envelops the majority of MGK's upper body, leaving a distinct cross shape on his chest and revealing subtle traces of his previous colorful tattoos beneath the darkened layers.

In his Instagram post, MGK, 33, captioned the photo with a cryptic message: "For spiritual purposes only," offering a glimpse into the personal significance behind his transformative ink.

Reactions to MGK's bold tattoo overhaul were mixed among his fanbase, with some expressing disappointment that he had covered up his previous tattoos.

One person said: "I had an emotional attachment to those tats ngl," while a second added: "I wish u didn’t do that. I loved ur tattoos. I hate when people comment on tattoos (I have 15) but I feel like this is a cry for help. You continuously keep doing dramatic drastic things to erase who you were in the past it seems like. Idk man. I love u but this is a lot."

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MGK (pictured in 2015 with Diddy) was known for his colorful patchwork of tattoos on his arms, torso, and back. Credit: Mark Weiss/FilmMagic/Getty Images

It wasn't all criticism of the ink, as offers offered their support for the new black-out look.

One said: "This so beautiful and i love watching your transformation," and another added: "It’s not him getting rid of his old tattoos. Look at it spiritually, he’s starting over. He’s changing himself and evolving into something stronger and better."

Another supporter, albeit a bit strange, said: "This man could fart in a microphone for 20 minutes and I’d listen to the whole thing. There’s no hate over here."

The musician's on-off fiancée Megan Fox also got some new ink recently, as she recently showcased her own revamped sleeve adorned with birds and flowers.

The couple, known for their shared affinity for body art, still boasts matching tattoos, including voodoo dolls inked on their ring fingers. Fox, too, has been revising her tattoo collection, recently concealing a pelvic tattoo of her ex-husband Brian Austin Green's name with an intricate snake design.

Above all, MGK's black-out tattoo must have been incredibly painful.

Featured image credit: seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty

Machine Gun Kelly shows off outrageous black-out tattoo covering most of his torso

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Machine Gun Kelly has taken to social media to show off his new massive black-out tattoo, covering previous work he's had done on his torso and arms.

Getting a tattoo is a big commitment because they can't exactly be washed off in the shower if you have a sudden change of heart.

One thing that can be done if you decide that you don't like your ink is to cover it with more... though this can prove both painful and costly if you have a lot to cover.

Step in Machine Gun Kelly to show you how it's done.

The musician, known as MGK, took to Instagram on Tuesday to showcase his latest ink masterpiece – a series of blackout tattoos sprawling across his arms, shoulders, and chest.

Crafted by celebrity tattoo artist Roxx, the design envelops the majority of MGK's upper body, leaving a distinct cross shape on his chest and revealing subtle traces of his previous colorful tattoos beneath the darkened layers.

In his Instagram post, MGK, 33, captioned the photo with a cryptic message: "For spiritual purposes only," offering a glimpse into the personal significance behind his transformative ink.

Reactions to MGK's bold tattoo overhaul were mixed among his fanbase, with some expressing disappointment that he had covered up his previous tattoos.

One person said: "I had an emotional attachment to those tats ngl," while a second added: "I wish u didn’t do that. I loved ur tattoos. I hate when people comment on tattoos (I have 15) but I feel like this is a cry for help. You continuously keep doing dramatic drastic things to erase who you were in the past it seems like. Idk man. I love u but this is a lot."

wp-image-1263249924 size-full
MGK (pictured in 2015 with Diddy) was known for his colorful patchwork of tattoos on his arms, torso, and back. Credit: Mark Weiss/FilmMagic/Getty Images

It wasn't all criticism of the ink, as offers offered their support for the new black-out look.

One said: "This so beautiful and i love watching your transformation," and another added: "It’s not him getting rid of his old tattoos. Look at it spiritually, he’s starting over. He’s changing himself and evolving into something stronger and better."

Another supporter, albeit a bit strange, said: "This man could fart in a microphone for 20 minutes and I’d listen to the whole thing. There’s no hate over here."

The musician's on-off fiancée Megan Fox also got some new ink recently, as she recently showcased her own revamped sleeve adorned with birds and flowers.

The couple, known for their shared affinity for body art, still boasts matching tattoos, including voodoo dolls inked on their ring fingers. Fox, too, has been revising her tattoo collection, recently concealing a pelvic tattoo of her ex-husband Brian Austin Green's name with an intricate snake design.

Above all, MGK's black-out tattoo must have been incredibly painful.

Featured image credit: seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty