Sail Across the Sun is a cruise hosted annually by the band Train. A few years ago, my friend Jimmy, who plays guitar for Train, asked me if I would be interested in tattooing on their cruise, of course I said "Hell yeah" and so it began.. This year was the second year I tattooed on the cruise ship.
At the end of the day, the best part about what I get to do every day is make people happy..
Pat Monahan, the singer of Train, joined us to write out a few songs lyrics for fans to get tattooed.
Danny Derrick and I made this tattoo flash poster for the trip, we printed 100 limited edition, numbered posters for the cruise. I may have a few left and will put up for sale for cheap on the store page of the website until we run out of the remaining few for those who may want one.
I had a great time with my wife and did a lot of tattooing along the way, along with my friend Danny Derrick and his wife Michelle. We visited Costa Maya, Mexico, got a great sunburn, left with a few great memories, and made many new friends, Great Trip!
Couldn't be more excited about this project I've been working on for a really long time with 2 people that I love so very much. My best bud Heath Fowler and my beautiful wife Heidi Beasley and I just released the first song and video for our music group called Heidi Mae. We had a lot of help from our friend Steve Kopacs, Wild Light Films, who filmed this video as well as played drums on this recording. As well as Lee Dyess at Earthbound Recording Studio in Valdosta, Georgia who helped us track and mix everything, there's a lot more to come too, this is only the beginning, hope you enjoy. This is all independently created and produced by us, no labels just love..
If you enjoy this so far, please check out our website and join the mailing list at www.HeidiMaeMusic.com
The Mountain is also now available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc.
American Authors are a pretty awesome band from New York, known for their hit single Best Day of My Life. I had the pleasure of getting to know these guys while I was out touring with The Fray last year. A few of the guys decided they wanted to get tattooed along the way as well, so this is a few of what we did. Hopefully I'll get better photos of the others one day as well. Either way, Thanks Guys! Great band and all around great guys too!
Always cool to see something you did being talked about on television. This is a throwback to when I made these gnarly tattoo coverups for Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and Queen Latifa was interviewing him about them. Cool to see the impact tattoos have on other people, especially something so bold as Hall and Oats tattooed on your hands.
I really like this tattoo I made on Keith Bukley of the band Every Time I Die, we made this on Warped Tour last year. This was a super long day of tattooing too, I remember us being in the back of the tour bus for hours with us both being very uncomfortable stretching out in different positions trying to make it happen. Keith sat like a champ too, I was definitely impressed with him, especially after playing his show too, pretty rad.
Andrew McMahon is a great musician and songwriter who has been doing amazing things for a very long time. Currently known for his music group Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and the hit single Cecilia and the Satellite, Andrew has had much success with this and is also known for his past bands as well, such as Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. Andrew recently visited me to get a very meaningful tattoo for him, one to symbolize his relationship between him and his daughter, Cecilia. Needless to say, super honored to be asked to make this tattoo with him and that he visited me in Tallahassee at my tattoo studio on his day off, Monument Tattoos. Thanks Andrew.
Elle King is a beautiful and very talented woman. I have had the pleasure of making a very meaningful tattoo for her as well as some great time spent together having a little fun. Elle and her bass player Paul visited me at my studio in Tallahassee, Monument Tattoos, on her day off from tour. They visited for this tattoo on her chest to show her love for her new husband,
I was very honored to make this for her.
We also went out for a few nights on the town, partied hard and she even sang karaoke with my wife, Heidi Mae, of her song X's and O's. Pretty awesome!
You may recognize their music from a catchy commercial that stuck in your head first, then realize this is Oh Honey. A group or duet from New York. I met and got to know these guys while I was touring with The Fray and they were the opening band. Good tunes and good people.
We made a few tattoos a friendships, I even got to bring my daughter around to meet the gang.
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