MOTÖRHEAD fan Zachury Farkas had a portrait of the band’s iconic frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister tattooed on his lower leg earlier this month at the DC Tattoo Expo in Arlington, Virginia. The tattoo, which was done by Cranston, Rhode Island tattoo artist Evan Olin, won best portrait overall at the event and Farkas did a photo shoot for several tattoo magazines after the contest.
Farkas tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “[Evan‘s] work speaks for itself and I’m extremely happy with it.
“The tattoo itself took just over nine hours to complete.
“This is not [Evan‘s] first rodeo in creating awesome rock-star portraits either. He also did my Dimebag portrait on my forearm.”
A timelapse video which shows the Lemmy tattoo getting done can be seen below.
Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on December 28, at his home in Los Angeles.
The MOTÖRHEAD frontman had dealt with several health issues over the past few years, including heart trouble, forcing him to cut back on his famous smoking and Jack Daniels habits.
The band was forced to cancel a number of shows last year, although they did manage to complete one final European tour on December 11.