Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known by his primary stage name Eminem, or by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an Academy Award- and Grammy-winning American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling hip hop album in history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project D12 into mainstream recognition.

The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album, The Eminem Show, also won Grammy Awards, and in 2002, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for a song in the film 8 Mile, in which he also played the lead. Eminem has developed into one of the most popular rappers of all-time, then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released his first album since 2004, Relapse, on May 19, 2009.

Here is a partial listing of the many tattoos he has:

Marshall + Kim: Eminem got this tattoo to show his love for his ex-wife Kim. (Now Kim and Marshall are divorced)

Proof Dedication Tattoo: Eminem got this tattoo in dedication for his best friend Proof, who was shot on April 11th 2006.

Bonnie & Clyde: This is a tattoo of his daughter Hailie Jade with the words written under Bonnie & Clyde. I think he got the idea for this tattoo from the song "97 Bonnie & Clyde" it was a song dedicated to Hailie.

Hailie Jade: He got this tattoo in 1995 not long after Hailie Jade was born.

D & 12- D12: The D is to the 12 and it represents D12, His group dirty dozen.

Eminem: This tattoo is one of his first tattoos it is under the "Bonnie & Clyde" tattoo, if you look closely it some pictures you can still see it.

Ronnie R.I.P: Ronnie was Eminem's uncle who introduced Eminem to hip hop. Eminem got it to pay props to Ronnie who committed suicide in 1991.

Rot In Pieces: Eminem got this tattoo after having a fight with Kim, it has the words Rot in Pieces on it with a tombstone with Kim on it.

Slit me: This tattoo represents that Eminem getting this tattoo is the farthest he will go in actually slitting his wrist.

Tribal Bracelet: Got this tattoo when he was drunk, so there is no real meaning to this tattoo.

Want to find out what some of Eminem's tattoo designs & symbols mean?
Check out: Angel tattoos, Letters/Words, Numbers, Skulls, Memorial tattoos.