Black Tattoo

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"Black Tattoo"
Single by Grinspoon
from the album Alibis & Other Lies
Released 30 June 2007 (2007-06-30)
Format CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative metal
Length 2:48
Label Grudge (Universal)
Writer(s) Pat Davern, Phil Jamieson
Producer(s) Ramesh Sathiah, Grinspoon
Grinspoon singles chronology
Sweet As Sugar
Black Tattoo
What You Got

"Black Tattoo" is the first single by Grinspoon from their fifth studio album, Alibis & Other Lies. It was released on 30 June 2007 on the Grudge label (the Australian imprint of Universal Records), debuting at No. 45 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[1] The song also polled at No. 72 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2007.[2] The video shows the band being dragged along a prairie while one of the members drives the car that's dragging them.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Phil Jamieson and Pat Davern,[3] except as shown.

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Black Tattoo" 2:50
2. "Fire & Fire" (Phil Jamieson, M. Strong) 4:15
3. "Black Tattoo" (Live) 2:51


  1. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Grinspoon". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hottest 100 - 2007". Triple J. 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Black Tattoo' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 April 2015.  Note: User may have to click on 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:', e.g. Black Tattoo; or at 'Performer:' Grinspoon.

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