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Many of our favorite musicians are adorned with ink, but you know someone  is truly dedicated when they go to trouble of picking eight characters to feature on the coveted spaces of their knuckles. It’s a pretty bold statement.

Here are 16 of the coolest knuckle tattoos in rock music:

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) – STAY FREE

Just did a shoot with my good friend @drewgurian! Getting everything ready to start making moves!!!

A photo posted by Brian Fallon (@thebrianfallon) on


Dallas Green (City And Colour) – TRUE LOVE

thanks @greggiannukos Beauty snap. #yafrigginjerks

A photo posted by City and Colour – official (@cityandcolour_official) on


Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) – VIVIIVIVII XIIIXIII

“Tapes or CDs?”

A photo posted by Dave Navarro (@davenavarro) on


Frank Carter (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes) – BLUE EYES

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[Photo via Instagram/frankcarter23]

Frank Turner (Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls) – FREE BORN


Jacob Bannon (Converge) – DEVO TION

Last night with @converge in Madrid, Spain via @mirri_noise | Tonight we play Badalona…

A photo posted by Jacob Bannon (@jbannon) on


Jonny Craig (Slaves) – ONE LOVE

Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) – <3CAP CAM<3