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Brantley Gilbert Doesn't Want You to Get a Tattoo of His Face

"A lot of people will get song lyrics and stuff, and that’s really cool."

June 18, 2019

Brantley Gilbert has plenty tattoos of his own, so he appreciates the uniqueness and significance of the art, and in general, he has a "You do you" philosophy about tattoos, but admits he gets a little weirded out when someone gets a tattoo of his face.

“It’s definitely permanent," Brantley says in a statement from his label. "Yeah, they don’t come off. Honestly, tattoos are as unique to people as fingerprints are. What’s special to them, who am I to discount what they get or why they got it.

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"[But] to me, yes, it’s extremely weird because if somebody gets my face, it’s my face on somebody else’s arm. But a lot of people will get song lyrics and stuff, and that’s really cool. It’s flattering, and it’s an extreme case of one of the most rewarding things about what I do for a living, is when somebody comes up and says, ‘Hey man, this song helped me through this’ or ‘I relate to this and it inspires me for this’. Them gettin’ a tattoo of song lyrics is an extreme form of that to me. So that’s cool. 

"As far as my signature and my face go, maybe my signature is a reminder of a song that means something to ‘em or maybe something happened at a show that’s memorable to ‘em. The face thing…. Yeah … yeah … uh, yeah," he concludes with a laugh.