Thomas Lee Bass is an American musician and a founder of the heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe. Thomas has been the band’s long term drummer and has also worked as a solo artist. He also founded the rap-metal band, Methods of Mayhem. Tommy’s body is full of many interesting tattoos. Let us see what those are and explore the meanings behind them.
1. Star Tattoo
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Tattoo: The left side of Tommy’s face, to the left side of his eye contains a tattoo of a star tattooed on it. There are little stars tattooed around the bigger one too.
2. Woman Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of the musician’s neck contains a tattoo of a silhouette of a woman lying down. The silhouette is also surrounded by flames.
3. Lipstick Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Tommy’s neck contains a tattoo of a kiss mark on it done in red and pink ink.
4. Lion Tattoos
Tattoo: Both the side of his chest contain a large tattoo of the face of a lion done in tribal design on it. Both the lions are facing each other.
Meaning: Lee got these lions tattooed on his chest as they are a symbol of strength, victory, and masculinity.
5. Mayhem Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of Tommy’s stomach contains the word, “MAYHEM” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The word “Mayhem” represents the name of the rap-metal band that he found, called Methods of Mayhem.
6. Om and Lotus Tattoos
Tattoo: The lower part of his stomach, below his belly button, contains a tattoo of the Hindu symbol of Om. There is a tattoo of a lotus flower just below the Om symbol on his stomach too.
Meaning: The Om symbol comes from the Hindu religion and is a hymn that represents the essence of all living things and the sound or chant of the universe. The lotus flower is a symbol of endured hardships and struggles as it is a flower that blooms even in mud. It is also a symbol of rebirth.
7. Tribal Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the musician is covered in a large tribal design tattoo. Either side of his back contains a tribal design tattooed on it that represents wings. There is a smaller tribal design tattooed in the middle of his upper back too.
Meaning: Wings are a symbol of freedom and free will which is why Tommy got this tattoo of inconspicuous wings hidden by a tribal pattern on his back.
Right Arm Tattoos
8. Boy and Girl Tattoo
Tattoo: Tommy’s right shoulder contains a small tattoo of a boy holding a girl close to himself. They are surrounded by smaller tattoos of lines and little designs that fill his shoulder.
9. Cheetah Tattoo
Tattoo: The right upper arm and almost all of his forearm are covered by a large tattoo of a cheetah crawling downwards.
Meaning: The cheetah is a symbol of agility and seduction which is the reason why Tommy got it on his body as he considers himself a ladies’ man.
10. Leaves and Vines Tattoos
Tattoo: Tommy’s right bicep and the inner side of his right forearm is covered in tattoos of a jungle scene consisting of leaves and vines.
Meaning: Tommy got this tattoo as it works as a backdrop for the tattoo of the cheetah on his arm.
11. Skeleton Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm contains a large tattoo of the head of a skeleton wearing a huge hat on its head with blue eyes and a blue tongue. The background of the tattoo is done from blue waves that cover the rest of his sleeve.
Left Arm Tattoos
12. Flower, Bolt, and Chinese Tattoos
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the musician contains a large tattoo of a Chinese symbol on it. It also contains tattoos of flowers on the sides along with vines. There is also a lightning bolt tattooed on his shoulder along with the words, “MOTLEY CRUE” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name, “MOTLEY CRUE” is the name of the band that Tommy found.
13. Fish Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper part of Tommy’s left arm contains a large tattoo of a fish on it along with three Chinese characters tattooed below it. The lower side of his left forearm also contains a fish tattooed on it.
Meaning: Both the fishes are actually Koi fish from the Chinese culture. Tommy got this tattoo as they are a symbol of independence, and good luck.
14. Rock and Flower Tattoos
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm along with the background of his left arm is covered in tattoos of rocks, vines, and flowers to fill the spaces.
15. Name Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper side of both of Tommy’s wrists contains a name tattooed on them. The right one contains the name, “DYLAN” and the left one contains the name, “BRANDON” tattooed on them.
Meaning: These are the names of his sons. Tommy got these tattoos to show his love for his sons, Dylan Jagger Lee, and Brandon Thomas Lee.
16. Star Tattoos
Tattoo: Both hands of the musician contain a tattoo of a star tattooed near the thumb.
17. Swirl Tattoo
Tattoo: Tommy’s right index finger contains swirl designs tattooed on it in the shape of a ring.
18. Diamond Tattoo
Tattoo: His left hand’s index finger contains a similar ring tattoo formed by diamonds.
19. Lines Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left hand contains a tattoo of five parallel lines on it.
20. Flamingo Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right hand contains a little tattoo of a flamingo bird on it.
Left Leg Tattoos
21. Band Tattoo
Tattoo: Tommy’s left thigh contains a tattoo in the shape of a band wrapped around it that is formed by little tattoos of geometric shapes, faces, and different symbols.
22. Girl Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of the musician’s left leg contains a large tattoo of a nude girl on it. Tommy got this tattoo back in 2008 and it has rarely shown it after it was finished.
23. Floral Pattern Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a small floral pattern tattooed on the inner side of Tommy’s left leg, just above his ankle.
Right Leg Tattoos
24. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right thigh and hip is covered in one of the largest tattoos of his body. It contains a tattoo of a large eagle on his hip, sitting on a branch, emerging from a tree’s bark originating from his thigh.
Meaning: Tommy got this tattoo to show his love for the country he was born in, Greece and the country that he grew up and now lives in, America. In Greece, the eagle is considered a symbol of virility and strength and it is also the symbol of the American culture which is why Tommy decided to get this tattoo on his body to show his love for both the nations.