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.
Tattooing and touring with the guys in Gym Class Heroes was a lot of fun over the years and I made a lot of rad tattoos and artwork for them as well. This is a group of guys that I really enjoyed the friendships and memories that I made with each member in their own ways and
really a great group of guys all around.
I went on a lot of different tours with Gym Class Heroes over the years. They invited me out to tattoo them on Warped Tour a few times, a few headlining tours, as well as them touring with other acts such as Lil Wayne, The Roots, The All-American Rejects, and more. Many great memories made.
Not only traveling with them on tour, but on their time off, they also travel to my studio to get tattoos.
The drummer of Gym Class Heroes collected one of my favorite tattoos I've done over the years. Especially considering the circumstances of beginning this tattoo while on the road backstage in a dressing room before a show. This tattoo took many sessions and somewhere in the ballpark of about 20 hours or so. Thank you Matt, miss you bud.
Gym Class Heroes asked me to make a painting for them to use as a tour banner, I was pretty amazed to see something I made this large and on a stage like this.
There is so much more than just tattooing that I really appreciate about these experiences in life. I get to make art that people see every day and hopefully get inspired by. I also get to create friendships with people I truly admire and respect for their artwork as well. Along the way I can only hope that I inspire my children and the people that I love to enjoy their lives as much as I do, because it goes by really really fast, and it doesn't get any easier as time goes on.
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