Sweet Wizard Tat: The Tattoos and T-Shirts of Mayhem Festival in Denver

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Ah, summer music festivals: If you're a tatted-up rock and roll, heavymotherfuckingmetal fan, these annual mega-concerts are the time to show off last winter's ink to a bumper crop of fellow proud-freaks and fuck-ups like yourself. (We won't tell anyone you're an accountant at Brown & McAllister CPA, swear.)

And as you know, Denver metal fans are no exception when it comes to tattoos of all kinds. T-Shirts too. Photographer Aaron Thackeray brings us this gallery of legit and not-so-legit tattoos and T-Shirts, both vital accouterments to any metal soldier's uniform.

T-Shirts are on the next page...

And now for the T-Shirts...

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