Rotten has several tattoos, and her stage name comes from a so-named pinup zombie that she has tattooed on the back of her right leg. Her tattoos also include the sentence "Dead Girls Don't Cry" across her belly and spiderwebs inked onto both breasts. The company Digital Sin produced two films focused entirely on her, Meet Bonnie, that was a sales chart topping success, and then The Gangbang of Bonnie Rotten. More recently, much of her work has focused on her ability to ejaculate. She has said that this was a technique taught to her by fellow performer Veronica Avluv.
Rotten filed a lawsuit against pornographer Max Hardcore in 2014, alleging that Hardcore had unlawfully made available to the public a scene the two had shot for the unreleased film Fuck Puppets 2.
In 2014, Rotten reprised the role of Max Candy in the porn remake of Cape Fear and cited Robert DeNiro's performance in the 1991 version as her inspiration for the role. She stated about DeNiro, "I really love Robert DeNiro, and I thought this is a really great movie that he did, and he's such a creep and so crazy in it."
In 2013, LA Weekly ranked her fifth on their list of "10 Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Jenna Jameson". She was also placed on CNBC's list of "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars" in 2014.
In January 2014, Rotten launched her own production company, Mental Beauty, Inc. and signed a distribution deal with Girlfriends Films.
Image of Bonnie Rotten with several of her tattoos visible
As of June 2013, Rotten has over thirty tattoos. In an interview with Impulse Gamer in 2013, she provided the following list of her tattoos and explanation of their significance:
"(In reference to Friday the 13th my knuckles say "Camp Blud")
(Leatherface III: LEFT half sleeve reading "the saw is family")
(zombie alter-ego Bonnie Rotten, on my right leg)
(the myth of the apple and the razor blade with a serpent on my left arm)
(large stomach tattoo of a zombie from the Night of The Living Dead: Beginning comic book).
RIGHT ARM - is a sleeve of things I love, Rat Fink, My great grandmother’s name "Odessa", lyrics from the 1980s thrash metal band Kreator "the promise of a better future is a lie". Sailor pin-up girl and a cross in my arm pit.
LEFT LEG - Frank Sinatra tattoo (I am in love with him forever :p)
RIGHT LEG - Halloween scenery, Plank from "Ed, Ed, and Eddy"
LEFT FOOT - Hillbillydevil that reads "If you aint sinnin you aint winnin" an Important Bonnie Rotten quote!*
HANDS - "UNTIL DEATH", "CAMP BLUD", the side reads "Demon Seed" and top includes "13" and the Spade symbol."
Rotten has claimed that her favorite tattoo is the one on her stomach, featuring a zombie from the comic book Night of the Living Dead: The Beginning, Issue 1. It was her first ever tattoo and took 13 hours to complete.