For over two and a half decades, Slipknot have been a dominant force in heavy metal. The band was formed in 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. Over the years, many members have gone through the band, and the musicians are notable for their numbers, as well as unique face masks. Current band members include Shawn Crahan (#6), Craig Jones (#5), Mick Thompson (#7), Corey Taylor (#8), Sid Wilson (#0), Jim Root (#4), Alessandro Venturella , Jay Weinberg and Tortilla Man. Founding members Paul Gray (#2) and Joey Jordison (#1) died in 2010 and 2021 respectively.
So far, Slipknot has released six studio albums. The band’s debut album, “Slipknot”, was released in 1999 and included the band’s first single “Wait and Bleed”. Their debut album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Top 200, however, every album since has peaked in the top three. Slipknot even landed No. 1 on the charts for their last three albums, “All Hope Is Gone” (2008), “.5: The Gray Chapter” (2014) and “We Are Not Your Kind” (2019). As of March 2019, the band had sold over 30 million record units worldwide.
But diehard Slipknot fans haven’t stopped buying records, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the years, many Slipknot listeners have gotten tattoos in tribute to the band. Take a look at 85 of our favorite Slipknot-inspired tattoos in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite Slipknot album in the comments section on social media.