The Manson fan thinks the cult leader was a prophet (Picture: California Department of Corrections)
A Charles Manson fan had the cult leader’s ashes tattooed into the same X Manson had on his forehead.
Patrick Boos paid $600 (£430) for the both the matching ‘X’ and ‘helter skelter’ above his eye for the ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to become part of a ‘piece of history’.
The 45-year-old, who delivers concrete mix in New York, told Vice that although he does think Manson sent his ‘family’ out to commit murders, ‘he is now forever infamously part of history, and I chose to have that DNA history a part of me’.
The married man got the convicted murderer’s ashes from a connection to Manson’s grandson.
Jason Freeman said he would cremate his grandfather’s ashes and spread them but Ryan Gillikin said a friend got hold of a ‘handful’ of ashes which Mr Gillikin used to make morbid artworks.
He used the remaining ashes to tattoo Mr Boos’s forehead with the same ‘X’ Manson carved into his own head during his trial, and the Beatles phrase that Manson used to preach about a race war he wanted to start.
Mr Boos said ‘Helter Skelter’ referred to the ‘chaos’ in the world instead of a race war (Picture: Facebook)
Mr Boos got the tattoo from a friend who used Manson’s ashes in morbid paintings (Picture: Facebook)
Ms Boos said: ‘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 political b******t and Black Lives Matter.’
But then he said the phrase had ‘nothing to do with race’ for him and instead described the ‘chaos going on today in the world around us’.
The Manson enthusiast said he does not want to be like Manson – he just likes ‘weird and bizarre things’.
Charles Manson was convicted of seven murders after he inspired his followers to kill nine people, including actress Sharon Tate, in 1969.
He died aged 83 in 2017 in California State Prison.
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