A couple in New York paid $1,600 for portraits of Charles Manson, a cult leader, to be tattooed on their legs using some of his ashes.
Patrick Boos of Niagara Falls told TMZ that Deanne, his wife, wanted to be first woman to have a tattoo with the ashes from the cult leader. However, he didn’t want her going it alone so he also got one.
Patrick’s is on Patrick’s thigh and Deanne’s on Deanne’s lower leg.
Ryan Gillikin, also known as Ryan Almighty, was the artist who gave them their tattoos. He said that Manson’s ashes were mixed with red and black ink to create the haunting artwork.
He wrote on Instagram last week that he ‘spent an amazing evening with the infamous Patrick Boos and his wonderful family last night.
“They got matching Manson tattoos, both based on my blood portraits. They also had something very special added for good measure. It was the ultimate memento mori and tribute Charlie.
Patrick is reportedly considering getting another tattoo made from Charles Manson ashes. It could feature Leslie Van Houten, one of his followers who was convicted of multiple murders in 1969.
Patrick and Deanne Boos got matching tattoos of Charles Manson on their legs using some of Manson’s cremains mixed into the red-and-black ink.
Patrick had a Helter Skelter’ and an X tattooed on the back of his head as a tribute for Manson. The X was to match the one Manson had inked into Patrick’s head while he was on trial for murder. The ‘Helter Sketer’ was a Beatles song Manson misinterpret as a call to incite a war of the races.
The matching tattoos were created just 10 months after Boos (then 45) got a Helter Skelter Tattoo on his head. It featured an X in his forehead that matches the one the serial killer had carved into his head while he was being tried for murder.
“Helter Skelter” was a 1969 Beatles song, written by Paul McCartney. It was a metaphor for chaos and used a fairground ride to illustrate it.
Manson, however, was the leader of the Manson Family cult. He believed it was a subliminal call intended to incite a race-war.
After he had instructed his cult members to murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca as well as Sharon Tate, the trio wrote ‘Death to Pigs’, ‘Rise’ and ‘Helter Sketer’ in blood on the spot.
Boos stated that he considers the Helter Skelter tattoo a ‘once-in-a lifetime opportunity’ and called it a ‘piece of history’ in an interview with Vice.
Boos said: “I think people are fascinated how the typical serial killer’s mind works, and why they did it,” Boos added, noting that we don’t really know if Charles Manson did any other than being a leader of cults – he may’ve sent others to kill, but claims he had nothing else to do.
He added, “It’s odd that Charles is part of me now. I find it kind of creepy.
“And I don’t think it will affect my in any way.”
However, he stated at the time that it did affect Deanne who was upset about the backlash from her face tattoo.
He stated, “She just didn’t like all the mean things people were saying, because her cares about me.” “Art is supposed to make people feel, especially if it involves murder or serial killing.
Patrick, right, stated that his wife Deanne, left, wanted to become the first woman to get a tattoo with the ashes of the cult leader and he didn’t want her to do it alone
Ryan Gillikin (also known as Ryan Almighty) was the artist who gave them their tattoos. Ryan managed to get some of Manson’s ashes from a friend of one his grandsons.
‘I decided to go all out and add the Helter Skelter because of all the chaos going on today, which is still going on, with this virus and all the potential bulls*** and Black Lives Matter.
Boos stated that Charlie was a prophet if he listens to his interviews.
He said that the Helter Skelter tattoo “has nothing to do about race for me.”
Boos stated that he gets along with almost everyone. “If I don’t like somebody, it’s not their skin color. It’s their character, and their actions.
Boos stated that Manson is not the type of person he wants to be. ‘I’d rather be home with my family, than be around people.
“I’m just trying get by in this life, and I like weird things.”
Manson was the leader of the Manson Family cult, which killed several people in 1969
After Manson’s death in prison, 2017 there was a long struggle about what to do. Jason Freeman won the battle.
After Manson’s 2017 death in prison, there was a long legal battle over what to do with his remains. Jason Freeman, his grandson, won the case.
He stated that he would cremate Manson to spread the ashes.
Tony Miller, a friend, was able co-opt some of Freeman’s ashes and give them Gillikin.
Vice reported that Miller took a few cremains during the scattering of the ashes.
“Miller and Freeman had a fallout over Miller selling funeral pamphlets, without Jason getting his cut.”
Gillikin has used the ashes since then in some of his own artwork, including masks and tattoos for the Boos as well as Jason Michael Jones, Manson’s former pen friend.