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Motörhead Legend Lemmy’s Ashes Have Been Used In Tattoos By His Loved Ones

Dom Smith

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Motörhead Legend Lemmy’s Ashes Have Been Used In Tattoos By His Loved Ones

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The final wishes of Motörhead’s lead singer Lemmy Kilmister have been honoured after his loved ones used his ashes in their tattoos. Take a look below:


The artist, whose real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister, formed the iconic rock band along with guitarist Larry Willis and drummer Lucas Fox back in 1975. Incredibly, they continued performing right up until 2015.

That was the year Lemmy tragically passed away, just two days after he was told he had cancer.

The Stoke-born rock singer’s final request was that his ashes would be placed inside golden bullets and gifted to those closest to him. Riki Rachtman - former host of Headbangers Ball on MTV - made the world aware of Lemmy’s wish by posting a photo of his bullet on Twitter in March 2021.

He said: "Before his death #Lemmy asked for his ashes to be put in some bullets & handed out to his closest friends. Today I received a bullet & was literally brought to tears. Thank you @myMotorhead."

Well, now the celebrations of Lemmy’s life have reached a new level after Motörhead’s production assistant Emma Cederblad and tour manager Eddie Rocha had tattoos made which feature some of Lemmy’s ashes within the ink.

Cederblad’s tattoo was of the band’s iconic Ace of Spades album logo, while Rocha simply chose Lemmy’s portrait.

A video of the making of the tattoos was shared on Motörhead’s official Instagram account.

Credit: Instagram/@officialmotorhead
Credit: Instagram/@officialmotorhead

A biopic of the artist’s extraordinary life is currently in the early stages of production, and director Greg Olliver is said to be focusing it on the stages of his life before creating the band in the mid-’70s.

“We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life,” Olliver explained in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

"This will be a film they’ll be proud of."

As per THR's report, the film will detail the late star’s early life in England, his experience of being Jimi Hendrix‘s roadie, as well as the time he spent in Hawkwind.

And while no casting details have been confirmed, Olliver said shortly before Lemmy’s death that he would want Roger Moore to portray the legendary frontman in a future biopic.

Topics: Music, World News

Dom Smith
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