Does Ringo Starr have a tattoo?

Michael Gerber
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I was rather aimlessly watching this video on YouTube last night — I feel a Klaus Voormann obsession coming on, so get ready for a lot of Klaus stuff on the site — when I saw something that I had to share.

Does Ringo Starr have a tattoo? Look at about 9:05 of the video. Is that a tattoo or just a helluva bruise? (Holy shit, it’s a tattoo. He’s apparently got two — on the left inner arm is a shooting star crossing a moon, and on the right is a cross surrounded by a lotus flower. Pics, brothers and sisters, we need PICTURES!)

See for yourself!

The whole video’s worth watching, btw. Paul uses the Epiphone from “Paperback Writer,” and shows off various instruments he bought from Studio Two (or maybe he just backed up a van… 🙂

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  1. Avatar Shelly Trent wrote:

    Here is the website with closeups of his tats.

  2. Avatar jim wrote:

    i can say no more…

  3. Nancy Carr Nancy Carr wrote:

    Those are very “Ringo” tattoos, I’d say.
    It’s nice to see McCartney and Voorman hanging out and talking like this. No hard feelings about things that went down in the late 60s/early 70s, apparently — and that’s how it should be. Wish it were that way more often.

    • There was bad blood? Not so surprising, really, given that Klaus and John were so close, and john was administering loyalty tests to everyone during that period. Klaus is a Nilsson pal, too.

      • Nancy Carr Nancy Carr wrote:

        Or at least the potential for it — Voorman played on “How Do You Sleep?” and after the Beatles breakup there was chatter about the possibility of a group to be called “The Ladders” featuring Lennon, Harrison, Starr, and Voorman. These days I’m always happy to see people getting along and putting a less-than-perfect past behind them, though I have no real knowledge of how McCartney and Voorman felt about each other around the time of the breakup and just afterwards.

  4. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    I love this Voorman illustration, titled simply “Abbey Road”

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