Of course, we all know that a rock star without tattoos is about as rare as an honest politician these days, but they're not the only ones who get music tattoos. Music theory students, composers, and fans of the written note of all kinds are drawn to get music-themed tattoos. Here's a look at some favorites:



Musical notes are a very common tattoo subject, as well as the treble clef symbol that leads off many musical scores.




This piece emphasizes the clef symbol, with the notes complimenting it. 



Another common symbol to compliment notes is an old-time microphone, perfect for a musician or fan of retro music like Big Band or Swing



If you grew up in the 80's or early 90's, and you love music, you had one of these or wished you did. Sweet tape deck in that boom box girl! Totally rad!



Once, man used rocks for tools. Now, he simply rocks, and this tattoo obviously tops our countdown for this week!





Robert Drake is a professional freelance writer, editor, copywriter and blogger. To learn more about this fascinating fellow, visit his website.

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