Musician and off–again/on-again father-of-the-year Tommy Lee is known for many things. One defining characteristic of the Mötley Crüe drummer is that the majority of his accessible skin is covered in ink (okay, maybe not his most notable defining characteristic, but high up the list). Tommy has covered so much of his body in tattoos that he’s had to move on to his face since it’s the only available canvas left.
[From Instagram via Seriously OMG]
If you click through the IG photos, you see that his left eye and temple now sports a few dots, some stars and an upside-down treble clef fashioned into a heart, which truthfully is kind of a cool bit of art. The right side of his face has what I’ve read is Japanese lettering. I don’t know Japanese lettering so if anyone does, please let me know if this is accurate and if you know what it says, please share. I have no tattoos so I am hardly the person to judge, but if I were to judge, I would say that as far as face tattoos go, these are not the worst I’ve seen. Artistically, they’re attractive. That’s not to say I am advocating permanently marking your face with something this size, just that if you are going to do it anyway, these would not be bad choices, I guess. And with their placement, if Tommy grows bored of them, he could brush his hair forward for a day.
As for what inspired Tommy, that remains a mystery for now. He did release new solo music in early June so maybe these are in honor of that. Or, maybe quarantine just really got to him and this seemed like a good idea. If that’s the case, I feel much better about my decision-motivated-by-boredom to just dye my hair blue.
Photo credit: WENN/Avalon, Backgrid and Instagram
Sorry for me the face is a huge NO.
For me, Tommy Lee is a huge NO.
lol they look like tattoos 18years old would get on their ankles or wrists 20 years ago
Well, to be honest I don’t think Tommy Lee ever grew past 18 years old mentally speaking.
Um, is his Belt in that last picture looking a little, um, phallic to anyone else? If not phallic, a little poopy? It is the only thing I can see now.
Me, too–it’s peeking out from under his shirt in the first photo, too.
Every time I see star tattoos on someone’s face I think of Rainbow Brite. I’ve also seen the treble-and-bass-clef heart tattoo on a few young ladies. These tattoos have a huge “I was an 18 year old girl in 2010” vibe.
Also, they are tattooed directly over his wrinkles. Every time he smiles or laughs they are going to look distorted.
That’s a no from me, dawg. In that last photo, he looks like your friendly neighborhood meth dealer, and the face tattoos just underscore this image. Also, has he had work done? His face looks “refreshed.”
They’re awful, Japanese lettering on anyone not Japanese look so stupid, and those stars? Cringe.
explanation? young relevant artists are doing it.
Man this is a tough one for me. Pam & Tommy were such a BIG deal when i was in my teens & they were both super hot. Now he looks like he took a cue from the Vince Neil “Sad Old Man” collection 🙁
As for face tattoos it soumds like a terrible thing to say but they only work on a good looking guy. I know a couple guys who have face tattoos & it makes them sexier than they already are. To be fair they’re both covered in ink, head to toe, and their small, well done face tattoos are hot.
Tommy’s are sad because his skin is too old for the ink, throw in the bad hair & cheap, obvious dye job & it’s a disaster
God he looks terrible.
He just looks like an old , not very bright homeless dude down by Venice Beach
No thank you.
Isn’t his wife/girlfriend like 20-something? She looks 40ish with plastic surgery and too much makeup.
Face tattoos are a big no for me and as someone else said Tommy Lee also a big no.
Why is the G clef upside down? He’s a musician, right?
The tattoo symbols on the right side of his face are actually Chinese characters, and they translate to “truth”.