From the BeyHive and FutureHive to the Rihanna Navy and Nicki Minaj’s Barbz army, it goes without saying that Hollywood’s most elite stars owe much of their acclaim to their devout worldwide fan bases. When stans aren’t engaged in internet wars to defend their fave’s honor or dodging security to jump onstage at concert appearances, it’s likely you’ll find at least one at a tattoo shop. Permanently maintaining stan status, some individuals have upgraded their fan base membership to make sure they’re keeping their favorite music artist near and dear to them through thick and thin (skin) and in life and death — literally.
Check out BET.com’s round up of those who have taken their fandom to the next level — for better and for worse.
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