Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer

Jon Schaffer's Iced Earth sleeve

Band: Iced Earth.
What: various Iced Earth artwork.
On who: Iced Earth founder/guitarist/leader Jon Schaffer.

Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer has a sleeve filled with artwork of his own albums! When I spoke to him a few years back, he only had artwork for The Crucible Of Man (before the album was released!), but now he has loads more. When Iced Earth played the Alcatraz Metalfest in Belgium last weekend, I caught up with Jon and asked him for a few pictures.

In Jon’s tattoos, Iced Earth’s mascot Set Abominae is depicted in various forms. Included in this sleeve is artwork from Alive In Athens, Overture Of The Wicked and the already mentioned Crucible Of Man. But he’s not done yet. There’s more to come on his upper right arm.

Jon Schaffer's Iced Earth sleeve
Jon Schaffer's Iced Earth sleeve

Some Wicked Ink This Way Comes

Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Band: Iced Earth.
What: their mascot Set Abominae, from the Something Wicked This Way Comes albumcover.
On who: Me, the owner of this site.
Tattooed by: Bertina from Swallow Ink Tattoo in Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands

Iced Earth sortof got me back into metal in the late ’90s with this album, and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.
As you can see here, I took this photo when it was still fresh off the needle, and I started to leak a bit already.