Keith Richards Black and Grey Portrait

The Rolling Stones might just be the most well known band in the world. Formed in England in 1962, The Rolling Stones took the United States by storm in the 1960’s and 70’s and were an essential part of the counterculture movement. One of the more outspoken members of the band was/is guitarist Keith Richards, who gained notoriety for illicit drug use and his candour about using heroin and other substances. Most recently, Keith Richards was voted the #4 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Keith Richards is seemingly larger than life… In an April 2007 interview for NME magazine, music journalist Mark Beaumont asked Richards what the strangest thing he ever snorted was, and quoted him as saying: “My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared … It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”

Rolling Stones fans should check out the amazing detail that went into this black and grey portrait tattoo by Juan Zarate, of Illuminati Tattoo Lounge in Orange, CA. The lounge is home to some of SoCal’s premier black and grey tattoo artists. Book your next portrait session with one of our talented artists today.

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