Eric Whitney better known as Ghostemane or Eric Ghoste is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter by profession. His idea of rapping and singing revolves around the merging of elements like heavy metal, hip hop, and industrial music. Also, he is known to have stepped into local hardcore punk about Florida, since he was raised up there. Interestingly, he used to work in B2B job positions before entering into rapping. Eric has a huge number of tattoos on his body. Let us explore them.
1. Ambititious Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his lower abdomen, GHOSTEMANE has got the word, ‘Ambitious’ inked.
Meaning: The decision of having this word inked is itself an answer to GHOSTEMANE’S personality. His works and hard work is enough for us to understand how ambitious a person he is.
2. Right Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: There are some dark shaded bushes inked on his left hand.
3. Finger Tattoos
Tattoo: On Ghostmane’s right hand we can see multiple symbols inked.
Meaning: There is a symbol of the moon, venus, mercury, followed by the sun. His thumb has the symbol which is the combination of all the elements i.e. moon, sun, and cross.
5. Chest Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a deer skeleton inked across GHOSTMANE’s chest.
Meaning: Deer skeleton tattoos represent the symbol of balance between life and death. It represents the transition from the physical body form to the spiritual body, or even just longevity.
“giving a shit about making friends so much, and caring more about figuring myself out and cutting loose”, dying my hair and getting tattoos became my life after my father’s death.”
6. Writing on neck
Tattoo: Across his neck, Eric has got some lines inked.
Meaning: The lines are probably from the poem which his father used to recite to him. His father died when he was just 17. Eric shared a very close bond with his father and his sudden death was a shock for him. The lines are taken from the poem where an angel used to guard a child however when he realises he is hitting old age, he tells the child to take his life independently and confidently from there onwards. It was his first tattoo.
“It’s about this angel carrying a child, and then he hits a point where he’s coming of age, and he basically tells the child that he has to take it from here. And it always stuck with me, because I felt like until that point where he died, he was sort of… guiding, for lack of a better word… but really just controlling every bit of my life, actually. Once he was gone, I had to grow up, really quick.”
“I didn’t really know how to feel,” he explains. “I obviously missed him to an extent, but I didn’t want him back. I was glad that he wasn’t there anymore. And I wouldn’t change that at all, because if it didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now.”
7. Right Face Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a barbed wire kinda design inked along the right side of GHOSTMANE’s face.
8. Tattoo on the left cheek
9. Kitten on Forehead
Tattoo: There is a small kitten logo inked on the center of GHOSTMANE’s forehead.
Meaning: Kitten tattoo is representative of the life after death, more of a mysterious tattoo. Kitten tattoos also symbolise intellegence and grace.
1o. Finger Symbols
Tattoo: GHOSTEMANE’s fingers are inked with multiple tiny symbol tattoos.
Meaning: Beginning from the left in the picture above there is a sun, mercury, venus, moon, followed by Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Aries on the right (as per the picture above). These are the astronomical symbol of each planet.
11. Forehead Tattoo
Tattoo: On his forehead, GHOSTEMANE has got the tattoo of the word, ‘Kybalion’.
Meaning: Kybalion is the name of the song released in 2016 by GHOSTEMANE. The concept of the song revolves around the philosophy of John Dee, a famous Anglo-Welsh mathematician, and astronomer. Kybalion otherwise is an ancient hermetic philosophy.
12. Kiss Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Kissed Lips’ are tattooed on the inner side of his left hand.
13. Left Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left bicep, Eric has got a sun with widely spread rays tattooed. There are some other figures inked alongside towards the left of the sun. We can see two crowns inked on the top of an arrow.
14. ‘Under Eye’ Tattoo
15. Left face Design
16. ‘Lil Peep’ tattoo
17. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: On his neck, Eris has got a beautiful tattoo of the face of Buddha along with Lotus flowers and petals inked along either side.
Meaning: Buddha tattoo is the symbol of peace, serenity, and calmness. The Lotus holds great relevance in Buddhism. It is symbolic of freshness, enlightenment, and growth.
18. Right Arm Tattoo
19. Right Bicep Tattoo
20. Writing Tattoo
21. Right-hand Tattoo
22. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: Near his right wrist, GHOSTMANE has got the tattoo of the initials ‘AI’.
Meaning: AI is the name of one of the albums by GHOSTMANE. It was released in 2020. AI stands for ANTI-ICON.
23. Wrist Tattoo
24. ‘VAGA BOND’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the lower part of fingers, GHOSTEMANE has got the tattoo of the word, ‘VAGA BOND’.
Meaning: VAGABOND is the name of another song by GHOSTEMANE from the album ANTI-CON which was released in 2020.
25. ‘as above’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of his right hand, Eric has got the tattoo “as above.” On his left hand, he got the tattoo “so below.”