The “Bottoms Up” singer’s new ink is an ardent statement of his beliefs.
Brantley Gilbert is far from being a political pundit, but he’s not hiding his views on the gun debate either. The Georgia native is a self-professed “gun guy.” So much so, in fact, that in an interview with Great American Country he revealed that Eric Church gifted him with a 1968 shotgun at the close of their joint tour last year. “It is unbelievable; it’s probably the only gun I have that I’ll never shoot,” Gilbert raved of the gift.
The “One Hell of an Amen” singer also took to twitter to post an image he found humorous:
a buddy of mine was visiting idaho today and sent me this picture… I just had to tip my hat to idaho… Amen! pic.twitter.com/8XNn2h3LCe
— Brantley Gilbert (@BrantleyGilbert) January 29, 2015
A couple months ago Gilbert invited prominent tattoo artist Carl Grace over to emblazon the life-size image of two 1911 custom pistols on his upper back. Grace worked from life, using a high-resolution photograph and a real gun to compare for the imagery.
Given his beliefs, it’s no surprise that Brantley Gilbert’s new tattoo makes a pointed statement. Atop the pistol tats is the ornately scripted word “Amendment”, and newly inscribed on the country singer’s lumbar region is the full text of the second amendment to the United States Constitution. Gilbert sent a picture of the new ink out via social media on Tuesday stating, “So BG nation…. I wanted to take my support of the 2nd amendment to another level, so my boy Carl Grace came by the house and hooked me up yesterday!!!” The new addition joins the double pistol tat he recently got to create a unified image, and this subtle tribute takes up the six-foot country boy’s entire back.
One can only assume the guns are loaded.