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James Gandolfini

Tattoo Shopping

Before Death

6/20/2013 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Gandolfini was in the market for a mysterious new ink job before his death -- dropping by an L.A. tattoo parlor earlier this month ... and promising to return with a special order.

TMZ has learned Gandolfini visited T-Man Tattoo in Studio City on June 1st -- and the owner (pictured above) tells us, the actor was extremely excited about a new tattoo he was planning.

Gandolfini didn't tell the owner what he wanted to get done -- but said he just moved to the neighborhood, and promised to return later this month for a full tat session.

The owner says Gandolfini was in great spirits during the visit.

As we reported, Gandolfini passed away Wednesday in Italy from an apparent heart attack. He was 51.

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MrsTimberlake    

Very sad.

303 days ago
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Harlin's Garage    

sad..... now more Paris Klein stories please. know TMZ is ROCK HARD right now....

303 days ago
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awards    

Maybe a St. Christopher Tattoo, eh?

303 days ago
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JiLL1    

James had so much living left to do. Horrible that his life was cut short.

303 days ago
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harleyharlett    

this just sucks:(

303 days ago
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Martin6912    

He was a great actor.

303 days ago
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jayjusino    

I hate this. It seems like we lose the good guys way too fast and the idiots stick around forever. RIP Tony. Prayers to Mr. Gandolfini's family

303 days ago
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Maria    

RIP

303 days ago
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jim hargreaves    


First of all I want to say its such a tragedy that James Gandolfini has died, and I am sure all his family and fans - which I would count myself as one - are truly devastated by this news.

I have never posted on any event on TMZ - but I have to truly say this man was such a great actor, we all know what he will be known for, but its his cinema performances that alway suprised and delighted me RIP.

303 days ago
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SunnyAutumn    

So sad. He was a great actor! Condolences to his family.

303 days ago
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Cmj    

Registered only to say how sad I am about this news. :(
He was truly one of the greatest actors of our generation, and by all accounts, a great man.

RIP

303 days ago
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Six Million Dollar Man    

We will miss you Tony Soprano.

303 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

So sad to hear

303 days ago
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ABB    

Tattoos kill! Besides looking tacky.

303 days ago
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lkelly816    

Terrific actor. He WILL be missed!

303 days ago
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