Moby’s a vegan, or haven’t you heard? He’s literally spelled it out for you. Back in October Moby got “VEGAN FOR LIFE” tattooed on his neck. Then a month later he got fellow vegan Kat Von D to outline the words “ANIMAL RIGHTS” on his forearms, and the month after that, he got those letters filled in. At some point he added a little chicken scratch cross on his face into the mix. And this week, Moby’s showing off his latest acquisition. All of his recent tattoos are text (save the little cross) which makes me wonder if Moby’s working on a second volume of his memoirs only this time he’s self publishing. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover, but what if the inside is literally full of shit (and blood, guts and bones)?
The other side of Moby’s poor little neck now reads “protect the innocent. defend the vulnerable.” Moby calls it “his version of the Hippocratic oath,” but I’m pretty sure he only means the animals. Which is fine. I’m sorry animals, this is your Superman. I wish I had better news for you.
Whichever Ink Master hopeful got this skull pick was fucked! This one wasn’t done by KVD, and it looked a lot better before it sprouted stubble and scabs. However, the less said about the state of Moby’s t-shirt the better.
Here’s his newly filled in arm words.
And here’s another time KVD tickled him with a needle.
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I got my first tattoo, a cross on my neck, in 1995 when i was on lollapalooza with sonic youth, beck, pavement, etc. After 24 years i thought it was time to ask @thekatvond to give it an update. Wouldn’t it be remarkable if the worlds religions agreed on this one simple edict; thou shalt not kill? Thou shalt not kill humans. Thou shalt not kill animals. Thou simply shalt not kill.
So far, this book is a bit repetitive with no clear narrative. For me, it’s lacking in imagery and style and comes off as preachy and cold. But maybe it gets better as it goes along. Hopefully the next chapter will pack a real punch and Moby will get a full color portrait of Natalie Portman as a phoenix rising from the ashes on his back.