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Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis sports a portrait of Chief Joseph on his left arm.
What the pro says: “It looks like the singer from Queensryche.” — Greg, Everlasting Tattoo.
The majority of Anthony’s tattoos are in black ink although the two inner arm ones are coloured; his tattoos are symmetrical in layout with balanced, but not completely identical, designs on either arm.
Many of the designs reflect aspects of his life most noticeably his North American heritage (on his maternal side).
Several of his tattoos were drawn by, Henky Penky (real name Henk Schiffmacher), a tattooist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who is famous for his work on rock n’ roll icons.
There are various online interpretations as to the origin of the design. The most common views are that it is of an Inca/Aztec falcon but some people claim it is a Haida thunder bird.
Hank Schiffmacher began work on the tattoo in February 1988 while the Peppers where in Amsterdam on tour; it was completed over a course of 18 months when Anthony happened to be in the city.
Kiedis is a fan of tribal styled tattoos that emphasize on Borneon designs. His forearms consist of tribal tattoos too but it incorporate some Celtic linework and patterns.
He has the faces of two famous native American tribal leaders Sitting Bull and Chief Joseph from the 19th century on his upper arms.
This may relate to his appreciation to people who fight with courage against oppressing odds and inspire those around them as Kiedis often battled with drug addiction.
Chief Joseph takes up residency on the arm of the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis. Most of the ink Kiedis sports was largely inspired by his Native American background from tribal designs to a large back piece.
After some down time, Red Hot Chili Peppers returned in 2011 with their latest release ‘I’m With You,’ and the band is headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April as part of the 2012 induction class, celebrating their contributions to the genre over the last 3 decades.
Many people get tattoos to imprint on themselves the memories , events and significant people that make an impact on their lives. Red hot chilli peppers front, Anthony Kiedis wears artistic tattoos on his back, arms.