Brantley Gilbert : Country singer gets massive Second Amendment back tattoo

Brantley Gilbert : Country singer gets massive Second Amendment back tattoo

Country music star Brantley Gilbert posted this photo of his Second Amendment back tattoo to his Instagram page.

This week the singer, currently on tour with Luttrell native Kenny Chesney, put out on social media a photograph of his new tattoo: A pro-gun rights design that takes up nearly his entire back.

The tattoo features the large word “Amendment” across his shoulders with two handguns beneath depicted to represent “II.” Beneath that, on the small of Gilbert’s back, is the inscription, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Gilbert told his fans – the “BG Nation” – on Facebook, “I wanted to take my support of the 2nd amendment to another level.”

Gilbert, 30, is from the town of Jefferson in Northeast Georgia. His latest album, 2014’s “Just As I Am,” features the hit singles “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell of an Amen.”

The Facebook post has more than 220,000 “likes” and counting, plus generally positive support from fans, including, “Love it,” “Great work” and “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

However, there are dissenters, including one who says, “You must have only two working brain cells” and another who says, “Typical uneducated tea bag clown.”

Yet another fan had a different perspective: “Wow, I totally agree with his support for the 2nd amendment but that is going to look just nasty when he’s an old man! Gross. Couldn’t he have found another act of support I mean really …”