In the 1960s, a budding rock band broke onto the scene known as the Grateful Dead. They expertly incorporated a fusion of sounds from space rock to blues and psychedelia.
Their fame quickly exploded, and with that stardom grew an intense fan-following that lives on to this very day: Deadheads.
Every diehard fan of the Grateful Dead recognizes the term ‘Deadhead.’ Deadheads represent those who faithfully followed the band to every show, especially when they were in their prime. They boasted their love through t-shirts and buying every record. Several fans even followed various members of the band even when they formed other incarnations.
Then there are those Deadheads who remain loyal by paying homage in a more permanent fashion with some phenomenal, cool tattoos. Sometimes a particular song lyric can hold deep meaning. Others go for a more bold approach, using well-known album art from the likes of Steal Your Face. The notorious ‘dancing bears’ remains a popular choice for the more free-spirited Deadheads.
One of the great things about the Grateful Dead is how their diverse range and unique style attracted fans from all walks of life. There’s a lyric or artwork that can mean something to everyone. So, live as free and hard as Deadheads should and show your allegiance with a Grateful Dead tattoo.