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Machine Gun Kelly covers up tattoos with black ink

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Machine Gun Kelly, the renowned rapper and actor, recently made headlines with a bold new look. Known for his vibrant tattoos, Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, has now covered most of his chest and arms with pure black ink. This dramatic transformation, which was revealed on his Instagram on February 20, has left fans and followers stunned.


The “My Ex’s Best Friend” rapper shared a snapshot of his new look, featuring his usually colorful sleeve and chest tattoos filled in with black ink. The transformation was not just physical but also spiritual, as indicated by his caption, "For spiritual purposes only". The process was intense, requiring “44 needles” as revealed in a Feb. 19 Instagram Story.





Despite the pain, Kelly remained a pro throughout the process, earning praise from his tattoo artist R O X X. However, not all of Kelly’s tattoo experiences have been smooth. In 2022, he admitted to an ink mishap with his music collaborator Travis Barker after they got matching tattoos highlighting the original name of an album they made together.


This bold move by Machine Gun Kelly has sparked a flurry of reactions online, making it a trending topic. The dramatic transformation, the spiritual undertones, and the sheer boldness of the act have captured the attention of fans and critics alike.


What do you think about Machine Gun Kelly’s new look? Does the transformation resonate with his music and persona? Share your thoughts and join the conversation.



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