Slipknot's Corey Taylor Shows Off Grisly New Frankenstein Tattoo | Revolver

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Shows Off Grisly New Frankenstein Tattoo

Singer honors metal-loving actor Christopher Lee with 'Curse of Frankenstein' back ink
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When he's not raging in Slipknot or crooning with Stone SourCorey Taylor is known for geeking out about all things comics and horror. The metal titan is a huge fan of monsters and ghouls from all decades of pop culture, so it's not a surprise to learn that he has a particular affinity for the late, iconic horror actor Christopher Lee, whose best known for portraying Count Dooku in Star Wars and notably became a metal musician late in his life, dropping a symphonic metal record called Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross at the spry age of 88! 

There's a lot to love about the man, but Taylor decided to honor Lee with a grisly back tattoo of his performance as Frankenstein in the 1957 classic, The Curse of Frankenstein. "The Backpiece Continues!." Taylor wrote on Instagram next to a picture of the badass ink. "Mr. Lee by my great friend Shane Munce down at Pussykat Tattoo Parlor puttin up with my ass for 14 years haha! If you want AMAZING work when you're in Vegas, hit em up!"

Check out the tat below, which sits proudly alongside a bloody panther, the Slipknot "s" and more on Corey's left shoulder blade.