I absolutely love what I do and every day that I get another chance to enjoy life. A lot of people ask how I balance having such a large family as well as such large ambitions and how do my children and wife react to me traveling so much. The answer is that it's not easy at all, everything takes a lot of communication and compromise from us all, and I try my best to include them all as much as possible too. I do know for sure that it has been worth the time and hard work, mainly because I have also been able to watch all of my children be influenced by all of this world around them. They get to meet and get to know a lot of the guys I travel with as well. Now it's super cool to see my kids actually become a fans of these bands as well as learning to play their music on guitar and draw pictures of their logos and song lyrics, the inspiration for them has been amazing to grow up around.
Music and Art are amazing things, especially when they become a part of your family.
In 2006 I became good friends with a great guy named Joe Trohman. Joe is known for founding and playing guitar in Fall Out Boy, which is a very successful pop rock band originally from Chicago. Over the years of becoming friends, Joe has invited me to travel with him on many of his US tours to make tattoos for him, his band mates and crew members along the way. For myself just being a weird guy from southern Georgia who grew up listening to their music, I have always been very honored and excited to travel and work with these guys. Joe has spent many hours collecting both sleeves and a full chest tattoo from me. Another band member, Pete Wentz, has also collected a handful of tattoos from me on his arm as well. There is never a dull moment traveling with these guys too, super fun tours and all around great people. Thanks for the memories guys!
It's been pretty cool to see a few moments in life get captured on film for the world to see as well.
Magazines printing photos involving moments where I am tattooing and showing off the work I did.
Below is a moment where I was tattooing Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, while Brendon Urie of Panic At the Disco decided to join us and film for an episode of Drunk History. Pretty entertaining for sure.
Here is also a pretty awesome Vine post that Brendon made while I was tattooing his drummer Dan.
Jeremy McKinnon is the frontman of the band A Day to Remember. Many years ago, after watching me make many tattoos on his band mates, I was honored to be asked to tattoo a full sleeve on Jeremy. He already had a pre-existing tattoo on the back side of his arm that he wanted to add on to and incorporate into the rest of his arm. With the ideas of both a sinking ship and 10000 Leagues Under the Sea both incorporated into the tattoo, this is what we made over many years.
I wanted to show these tattoos because a lot of people ask me about this one specifically,
Thanks Jeremy, Miss you bud.
I have many great memories with the guys of A Day to Remember, making their tattoos and spending time traveling the country watching them play music to a ton of people every night. There is never a dull moment with these guys and I really enjoyed all the time spent and tattoos made with these guys. I spent many years on tour making unique tattoos for each of them, love these guys.
I tattooed most of Kevin's right arm, he wanted a few new school big eye characters on his arm, I thought it came out looking pretty rad!
Alex plays drums in ADTR, great guy! He is the first to get tattooed by me, I made a full sleeve on him of rocket ships, UFOs and astronauts, super fun.
I tattooed this pretty rad clock and snake on Neil, he plays guitar in A Day to Remember.
Super fun live shows, super fun tattoos and good times all around.
In Greek mythology the Hydra is a many-headed serpent. This creature has been depicted in many forms and fashions. The Bible also has a reference towards this creature, which would mean for those who are religious, this creature actually existed at one time as well, pretty wild... The description of the beast is found primarily in Revelation chapters thirteen and seventeen. Chapter thirteen gives the fullest description. John saw it "rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." (Revelation 13:1)
I always try to find a different approach to each tattoo I make, even if I am making an idea I have tattooed before. I hope to make each person have a unique tattoo and great experience.
Many years ago I got a phone call from an old friend asking if I would be interested in joining him on the road, traveling with and tattooing a young musician with a free spirit. This artists name is Christofer Drew and his band name is Never Shout Never. Chris is an amazing and super creative guy and wanted some pretty unique ideas to come to life around the tattoos he already had. We had a lot of fun with this, we made uunique geometric patterns and shapes to cover his arms. I ended up spending a lot of time with Chris and became good friends, went on many tours with them, he invited me out to his house for a bit and he also came out to Tallahassee to get his throat tattooed.
Thank you for choosing and trusting me Chris.
I made these tattoos a long time ago, but wanted to show them again because I really like the imagery and subject matter of each of these projects. The city skyline is a very beautiful and relatable thing to see for everyone, whether it be in a photograph, real life, or as a tattoo. I always do my best to make every tattoo that I do different from the next, defferent colors and unique perspectives help to give a different feeling to similar subjects as well.
This Atlanta themed tattoo is one I really like still too. We tried to catch some of the classic main features to the city and what it is known for. Coca-Cola, Delta, shitty traffic, and much more.. hahah
I made this tattoo sometime around the year 2006, Angels VS Demons on a great guy named Mark. I really like the style on this tattoo in the way that it came together to look more like a painting than an American Traditional or Japanese style tattoo, I like to call this an Illustrative style of tattooing. This tattoo was done over many sessions and was a lot of fun. Thanks Mark.
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