AFI Tattoos - I'll start with one of mine!

I got this one done 8 years ago. AOD is my go to album when things get dark ever since I’ve been 12 years old. It was a no brainer to have my first AFI tattoo be one with the artwork from that album. I wanted to have the snow in it as well, but the tattoo artist at the time said he couldn’t do it. I am pleased how it turned out, but a little disappointed about not having the snow in it. I’m saving my money now to have the colouring redone (the colours are starting to fade) and finish the whole sleeve to be dedicated to AFI. I definately want artwork from BSITS and STS to be included.


I love the EBHC tat!

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Does anyone have a good quality image of the heart from the AOD booklet (I think that’s where it is)? I only have the vinyl which only has a white lyric insert. Was hit with inspiration for a tattoo.


Even if you can’t find an image of higher quality… a tattoo artist should have no issue drawing this up and prepping a stencil.

Didn’t get the best picture since it wraps around and makes it look wonky but I’m really pumped on my new tattoo. It was a birthday present to myself.


I scanned this years ago:

Thanks for sharing - I think this is the pic I ended up finding online. I was able to use it to get the tattoo posted above. You rule for sharing everything on the internet. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m sorry, I didn’t see you had it done already. Somehow I didn’t notice the Pic with the tattoo. Turned out amazing!

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I actually drew that heart out to get tattooed back in 03. I got it with lyrics from The Leaving Song around it about a week after STS came out. I have 5 other AFI inspired tattoos but this one remains my favorite


Another one.


I love the concept! Very nice!

I have quite a few AFI ones, but this is my favorite. Background story (even though it’s a trifecta of awesomeness without one,) is that my husband cheated on me, I left to go to Florida for a week because it’s my favorite place in the whole world, and the ocean sounds like home and makes me feel whole. I connected with every song on Burial so much deeper that week, and this tattoo was part of my healing process. He hates seeing it because it reminds him of when he hurt me. I love seeing it because it reminds me of everytime AFI has helped me get through the hardest times.


I got more work done today. To see where the angel wing feathers originate go to the first post to see the top part of my sleeve.

I have one more session planned for shading.


“Breathe in the life of the summer’s death as the orange and red breathe their first breath, so welcome as they’re burning through” - Malleus Maleficarum Leaves ala Sing the Sorrow



Does anyone have any clear pictures of the Bat artwork from the Days of the Phoenix EP?

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I’m new to these forums but I was part of the old forums a while back, but these are my 2 tattoos :slight_smile:


Nice tatoos @PandaRose :smiley: Would you mind introducing yourself here :slight_smile: Introductions I’m sure everybody will happy to meet and greet you :slight_smile: and BTW…welcome to the forums :wink:

Welcome to the forums!

Just wanted to share that I keep getting compliments for my sleeve of leaves… sometimes I have to check my arm out in the mirror to remember how awesome it looks. :slight_smile: