Ozzy Osbourne Thinks Face Tattoos "Make You Look Dirty"

The legendary rocker spoke about how tattoos "above the collar should be stopped."

BYErika Marie
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The evolution of tattoos has been steady, as ink that was once reserved for rebels has become staples for soccer moms. While face tattoos aren't anything new, there has been an influx of artists, especially rappers, who have opted to use their mugs as sketch boards and canvasses for any little bit of art they desire. Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne is responsible for his fair share of show-stopping antics—including biting the head off of a live bat during a concert—but in his twilight years, the Black Sabbath singer isn't as rebellious as he once was.

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The heavily-inked 72-year-old rocker was discussing tattoos on his Ozzy's Boneyard radio station when he stated that there was a limit for how much skin art he would receive. "I would never do that," he said of face tattoos. "Anything above the collar should be stopped. To be honest it makes you look dirty."

He also admitted that the older he gets, the more painful those tattoo needles feel. "When I started getting this f*cking sleeve I was like, 'I am too old, stop,'" he said. "I was 50 something and I was like, 'What the f*ck are you doing?' When he got my elbows I was like, 'What are you doing? What are you paying this f*cking as*hole to do?'" Unfortunately for Ozzy Osbourne, it doesn't look as if face tattoos are going to be a trend that slows down anytime soon. We wonder what he thinks about his collaborator Post Malone's face tats? Do you think they make people look "dirty"?


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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.