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Anyone who has ever seen Brantley Gilbert in concert has surely noticed that the hit singer-songwriter has a healthy portion of ink on his body. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to speak with the “One Hell of an Amen” singer about his personal art, you know that it tells as much of a story as his music does.


And if you’ve ever been tattooed yourself, you know it hurts like a son of a gun.

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But that pain didn’t stop Brantley from adding a major piece to his already impressive body of work.

A new photo on his Instagram page shows Brantley bare-chested, and with arms over his head as an artist works on the new tattoo—a celtic cross, embellished with what appears to be wisps of smoke. A second photo shows Brantley’s hand that bears the word “Psalm.” He captions the Instagram album, “Praise the Lord who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. Psalm 144:1″

The country star doesn’t elaborate further on meaning or inspiration for the work, but does thank the crew—Carl, Grace and Lacey—who came to him to do the work.

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Brantley is rolling across the country this summer on the “The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour.” Up-and-coming stars Tucker Beathard and Luke Combs are currently opening for him, but in September, pal Tyler Farr will join Brantley on the road. No dates are listed after September 23 on through until 2018, but with a baby coming in November, that would be a nice little break for the new daddy-to-be.

Brantley Gilbert bares his soul and more for this major ink session Getty Images
Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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