Celebrities putting their blood into stuff, a tale as old as time… Wait what? Yes, it appears that celebrities are fascinated with extracting important fluids from their bodies and incorporating them into products. Celebrities have long been fascinated by blood, whether their own or that of a romantic partner. During the early periods of their relationship, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie famously wore vials of each other’s blood, and Machine Gun Kelly claimed just last year that he and his high-school crush Megan Fox drank each other’s blood.
Sorry, sweat and tears, but celebrities are all into blood right now. The following list includes stories about celebrities who have one way or another using their blood for unconventional purposes.
#1 Kiss printed a comic book using ink that contained their blood.
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Kiss collaborated with Stan Lee and Marvel in 1977 to issue a comic book that had ink containing blood from the band’s members. Following the donation of blood, it was combined with crimson ink and utilized to produce A Marvel Comics Super Special!: Kiss. It sold 500,000 copies and was Marvel’s best-selling single issue until Spider-relaunch Man’s in 1990.
#2 Tony Hawk created a skateboard using his own blood.
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Athletes often invest their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport, but Tony Hawk took that to heart. He actually gave his blood for a project with Liquid Death to create skateboards using droplets from his body. Tony showed his blood being drawn in a video and quipped that he should have read the fine language on his contract.
#3 Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker share photos of their vials of blood.
It’s unclear what Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been doing with vials of each other’s blood, but they’re not afraid to share the images! Kourtney has shared photographs of medical vials of blood on two separate occasions, one of which was plainly labeled with Travis’ name.
#4 Lil Nas X made a sneaker containing droplets of blood.
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Lil Nas X partnered with the art collective MSCHF last year to make a limited edition sneaker with genuine human blood. While the musician did not use his own blood, a droplet from the art collective was included.
Despite costing more than $1,000, the design, which utilised Nike Air Max 97s, was restricted to 666 pairs and sold out almost instantly. Nike eventually launched a lawsuit against the shoemaker, alleging that the product was manufactured “without Nike’s consent or license.”
#5 Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wore each other’s blood around their necks.
During their marriage, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie famously carried vials of each other’s blood. In retrospect, Billy Bob believes the media dramatically exaggerated their “romantic” gesture to make them appear to be “vampires” who “lived in a dungeon” with “quart jars of blood around [their] necks.”
#6 Julia Fox creates art using her own blood.
Julia Fox produced her own art show, R.I.P. Julia Fox, in 2017. Paintings made with her own blood were included in the collection of artwork. She claims she used her own blood to make the show “as authentic and personal as possible.”
#7 Jim Parrack says he drinks his own blood on occasion.
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True Blood actor Jim Parrack revealed in 2014 that he occasionally drinks his own blood. He made the admission on the first night of his Broadway run in Of Mice and Men, and he later had to clarify that he wasn’t joking. He compared his need for blood to the “reason some people want booze” or other liquids. While he claims it’s not something he does on a daily basis, he does it “a couple times a year.”
#8 Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly drank each other’s blood.
It’s no secret that Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly enjoy some unusual rituals, but when they disclosed that they drank each other’s blood after getting engaged, several fans were skeptical. Megan, on the other hand, recently confirmed that it did occur.