Kanye West. Where to start ? Easily one of the most polarizing figures in Hollywood, he’s someone everyone has an opinion on. West was born in Atlanta, but raised in Chicago. His first fame was as a producer for Rock-A-Fella Records, producing tracks for Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z and Trina. Then in 2004, he released his first album as a solo artist, “The College Dropout”, which he recorded for four years. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 200 and earned him a Grammy for Best Rap Album. He went on to win Best Rap Album for his second, third and fifth albums and won twenty-one Grammys during his career. As an artist, he is known to change his sound frequently and uses his art to make a bold statement on society.
In addition to music, he has pursued a variety of other career endeavors, including a wildly successful fashion line, his influential sneaker collaboration with Adidas, and a high-profile run for president. He is also very well known for his personal life and beliefs, such as his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, his mental health issues and, let’s not forget, his relationship with Jesus Christ. West is someone who always keeps the audience guessing, because you never know what he’s going to say or do next. Honestly, he could come out tomorrow and say he’s moving to a cabin in Antarctica to live among emperor penguins, and we’d all believe him.
In honor of all things Kanye, we present his best and boldest tattoos. These tattoos have been done by talented artists around the world and showcase the many sides of Kanye. Take a look at these Kanye West inspired tattoos in the gallery below and let us know your favorite Kanye song in the comments section on social media.