Machine Gun Kelly Covered Almost All Of His Torso Tattoos With A Blackout Tattoo, And It's Very Drastic

Machine Gun Kelly unveiled a drastic new tattoo.

Machine Gun Kelly posing in a black sweater and sunglasses at an event with sponsor logos and Grammy statues in the background
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MGK has long been known for being covered in colorful ink, especially over his torso:

MGK onstage
MGK onstage
Closeup of MGK's back tattoos
Closeup of MGK's back tattoos

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However, yesterday he took to Instagram to unveil his complete new blackout tattoo. "For spiritual purposes only," he captioned the post.

Initially, one might think that perhaps this was simply makeup for a promotional shot — but tattoo artist Roxx shared a picture of her work, captioning it, "Never met a tougher one."

Closeup of Machine Gun Kelly
Closeup of Machine Gun Kelly
Closeup of MGK's hands
Closeup of MGK's hands

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"Thanks for the joy and the pain," MGK, also known as Colson Baker, replied.

Screenshot of MGK's Instagram comment
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Plus, you can see part of it peeking out at recent events:

Machine Gun Kelly in a punk-inspired outfit talking with Bobby Brown, who's wearing a sparkling jacket, at an event. Others present
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Furthermore, in his new song "dont let me go," MGK raps, "I had a breakdown and tatted my entire body except one line."

Screenshot of MGK's lyrics
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Blackout tattoos can be polarizing at the best of times, so it's unsurprising that the comments on MGK's own tattoos ranged:

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