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.
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.
This is my friend Louis Vecchio, he is a really awesome guy that plays the drums for New Politics. If you are not familiar with their band, you should check it out, you may like it. They are a couple of guys from Copenhagen that play rock music and break dance, definitely entertaining!
That's a good bro hug!
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