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!
I met Yelawolf years ago while I was out with A Day to Remember on Warped Tour. We had a lot of fun that summer for sure. I also road with Yelawolf and made a few cool tattoos for him as well. One leg he got the Alabama elephant and the other a raccoon in a trash can, that says "white trash"...
Damn cool guy, definitely enjoyed the ride.
Charles Trippy is a great guy who has overcome a lot in his life and who has also accomplished a lot in his life as well. Charles holds the ongoing record and is in the Guiness World Records for having the most consecutive, daily personal videos blogs uploaded to Youtube. So we made a tattoo for it.
We The Kings are a band from Florida made up of some great guys. They have always treated me like family, while inviting me to join them on the road making tattoos for them along the way. These guys love to get tattooed and during some of the craziest moments of Warped Tour is where you can usually find us hidden on a bus making some magic happen. I've spent many hours working with these guys, and I've enjoyed every minute of it along the way.
Travis has pretty much gotten both of his arms sleeved out by me at this point, many as reminders of where he has come from along with new memories of his wife and family as well.
Danny and I have been working on his black n grey sleeve for a while now too, I really like the underwater and atlantis scene we made.
Hunter has really gotten some fun tattoos as well. I love all of his Beetles inspired tattoos, including his "Lucy in the Sky" tattoo, along with his really challenging fixer-upper we made happen too.
Charles Trippy joined in for some pixelated pizza fun too.
Sometimes tattooing is just about the moment you are living in and wanting to remember an experience in life and at the end of the every tour with these guys I always leave feeling happy and excited about the tattoos we made together and the time shared. Thank you WTK family.
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.
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.
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.
Tattoo coverups are very common and not easy to do. This tattoo of Medusa is one that was done many years ago by myself, Craig Beasley, and one that I really enjoyed making for a great guy named Tyler. I really enjoy helping people with getting a second chance and starting over with a new tattoo.
I made this tattoo sometime around 2007 i think, roughly 10 or more years ago. Im sure if I were to do this tattoo today it would be a lot different, but I learned a lot while making this tattoo and really enjoyed becoming friends with and doing more work with him again since. Thanks Tyler!
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