Charles Manson fanatic pays for murderer’s ashes to be tattooed on his forehead

A Charles Manson fanatic has had the cult leader's ashes tattooed into an 'X' on his forehead.

Patrick Boos paid $600 (£430) for two tattoos, one on his forehead to match Manson's and 'Helter Skelter' to be inked above his eye.

The 45-year-old described the killer as a 'prophet' saying it was a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" which he couldn't pass up.

He paid his tattoo artist Ryan Almighty to do the work, and said he got some of Manson's ashes from a former friend of the notorious mass murderer's grandson.

He chose 'Helter Skelter', a reference to the Beatles' Song, as it was the name Manson adopted for the race war he encouraged his followers to start.

He also decided to get the 'X' to match Manson's own tattoo he carved into his head every day during his trial.

The 'Manson Family' were a cult who followed the killer, and they too, carved the X's into their faces during his murder trial.

Boos, married and from New York, admitted to Vice "it's weird that Charles is a part of me now" and said "we really don't know" if Manson is responsible for the multiple slayings he was convicted of.

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But he insisted he doesn't want to start a race war or to be like the infamous inmate, and called himself a 'nobody'.

Boos said he was "sad for the victims" slaughtered, and that Manson "is now forever infamously party of history, and I chose to have that DNA history a part of me."

"We really don’t know if Charles Manson did anything other than being a cult leader – he may have sent others to kill, but he claims he had nothing to do with it," he said. 

He added that he believes the cremains are real but admitted he doesn't have proof of authenticity.

Manson died, aged 83, in 2017 behind bars after being convicted of seven murders.

He resided at Corcoran State Prison, and known for starting the cult referred to as the Manson family in 1967.

On August 9, 1969, Manson Family members Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins, and Linda Kasabian murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate at the home she shared with her husband film director Roman Polanski in Beverly Hills.

Manson received nine life sentences for the murders. Some of his followers including Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Charles 'Tex' Watson and Patricia Krenwinkle were also convicted. 

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