Held by Inked Magazine this October...
Scott Colothan

10:24 20th August 2009

Metallica, Eminem, Green Day and Gallows are amongst the nominees at the inaugural Inked True Color Awards celebrating tattooed culture.  

The acts appear in the Best Band/Artist category at the bash held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on October 3.

The awards honour celebrities and taste makers with tattoos and will be followed by a live concert.

Inked's publisher Jim McDonald said: "We are excited about honoring the tattoo community with an award show and concert that not only showcases some of the best talents, but also to those who made the community what it is today.

"By choosing the Hard Rock Hotel, Vegas as our location, it sets the ultimate party scene for a celebration like ours."

The Best Band/Artist nominees are as follows:

Green Day
Linkin Park
Lil Wayne
Rise Against
Fall Out Boy
Good Charlotte

The Worst Tattoos In Music:

  • Jamie Foxx: As well as having crazy patterns tattooed across his arms and shoulders, Foxx also has this tribal tattoo on the back of his head. It must have been painful though, we'll give him that much

  • Jeffree Star: The self professed Queen of Cunts clearly likes to shock. What better way to stir up controversy than to couple a tattoo of murdered child beauty pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey with one of Hannibal Lecter. Very fucked up.

  • Evan Seinfeld: The former Biohazard man surely went way over-the-top?! It seems porn stars like this look though, he' s married to Tera Patrick after all

  • Pete Doherty: I've got nothing against Pete getting his son's name tattooed onto his neck, but you'd think that he would have at least had it done in decent handwriting.

  • Boy George: The shamed pop star has also got pretty shameful tattoos. The massive star highlights his bald spot, while the flower on the top of his neck is just turgid.

  • Travis Barker: Another rock star who takes body art to the extreme, some of the drummer's tattoos are of questionable taste, most notably the huge stereo system across his stomach.

  • Ana Matronic: From where we're looking the tattoo looks like a futuristic robotic mess. Awful.

  • Dave Navarro: It's never a good idea to get a tattoo of your wife's initials. It's even worse, as in Dave Navarro's case with Carmen Electra, when you divorce a few years later. Doh!

  • Pink: Presumably some kind of political statement, Pink has a barcode tattooed across her neck. I wonder how much she costs?

  • Billy Lunn: If I had a tattoo as bad as The Subways singer does, there is no way I'd be looking that pleased with myself.

  • Marilyn Manson: It's hard to tell whether Brian had the tattoo of a one-eyed monster done to try and shock people or to take the piss. Either way it looks naff.

  • Anastasia: We can only assume that Anasatasia had these angel wings inked into her back when she was blind drunk.

  • Tommy Lee: While some of his tattoos look pretty good, such as the lions, the 'MAYHEM' across his chest is cringe worthy.

  • Beth Ditto: A hello sailor emblazoned with the words 'MAMA'. A nice sentiment maybe, but it also looks a very tacky

  • Kelly Osbourne: Pink angel wings with French writing? Terrible.

  • Mutya Buena: The ex-Sugababe singer has easily the chav-est tattoo on the list, a red rose on her left tit. Classy that isn't it?!

  • Lil Wayne: Some of the superstar rapper's tats are actually mightily impressive. But the tears beneath his eyes?! Give us a break.

  • Mark McGrath: The Sugar Ray singer has coated himself in yet more tattoos in recent years (including praying hands and random letters), but it's the ultra-clichéd birds that have earned him a place on our list.

  • Paul Wall: It may be expensive Paul, but you definitely haven't got any taste.

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