I've had a lot of fun with the guys in A Day to Remember over the years, honored to have made tattoos for them and to have been able to enjoy many adventures along the way. Love these dudes and I hope you all enjoy the little video we made.
Very honored to be asked to do an interview for Kerrang Magazine and proud to be along side my homie London Reese as well. The article never mentions our views on each other, but if they would have asked me I would have loved to tell them how great of a guy London is and how hard he works as well. Proud to call him a friend and he is a great tattooer and painter and great inspiration. Thank you London, Thank you Kerrang Magazine, and most importantly Thank you to everyone who has collected a tattoo from me along the way, in a band or not, I appreciate you all very much!
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!
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.
I met Jimmy a few years ago, he plays guitar in Train. He asked me to revamp and makeover his tattoos for him, I was very honored to be asked and enjoyed the time spent with him doing this. We became friends, he has invited me to tattoo on their annual cruise and has even invited me into his home to tattoo his lovely wife. Great guy and grateful to have his trust and cool moments shared.
This is a cool photo of the first tour I met Train on, while I was riding with and tattooing The Fray.
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