American country music artist Brantley Gilbert from Jefferson, Georgia, loves the second amendment a lot. Patriotism adorns his skin – literally. He just got a new tattoo that's a nod to the second amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.
"If Gilbert changes his stance, there's always laser tattoo removal."
According to People magazine, the enormous ink piece is on his back. The word "Amendment" splays from shoulder to shoulder with a line below it that says "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Two downward-facing pistols separate the gigantic "Amendment" from the rest of the script, as shown in a photo posted by E! news. The controversial body art has already garnered widespread support through social media avenues. E! tallied the numbers and found that a picture of the tattoo had already earned 223,000 Facebook likes and nearly 43,000 shares – likely even more by now.
"Haters gonna hate. I have the right to bear arms, and defend myself and my family. Brantley has the right to have written whatever he wants on his body. Great art work by your friend!!" one woman commented on the photo, as quoted by E! news.
The source scoured Gilbert's Instagram account to find the reason behind the ink. The star's social media account suggested that he simply wanted to elevate his affinity for the right to bear arms. His friend Carl Grace did the honor.
If you want to see this back piece up close and personal, your best bet would be to head to one of Gilbert's shows this summer. He's scheduled to tour Indianapolis, Indiana, to Green Bay, Wisconsin. You could also see a picture of the tatt by checking out his Instagram.
Luckily, if Gilbert changes his stance, there's always laser tattoo removal. Choices are the beauty of America.