My friend Mark Longnecker is a well known Florida based tattoo artist and called me the other day while our friends from the band Echo Movement were staying at my place near Jacksonville Beach. He offered the band the bro-deal on tattoo's before their New Year's Eve gig.
When we rolled into Cocoa Beach on December 31st,2011, Colin (drummer for E.M.) asked me for a ride to Mark's shop for his new tatt which was to be based on my painting “Burning Inspiration” which was used for Echo Movement's last album. I was really honored that Colin wanted my art on him especially since this painting was originally created with his band in mind.
When we got there we only had an hour and a half before their set. Mark asked if I wanted to sketch it on Colin's calf with a sharpie and he would ink it. I was really surprised and stoked for the opportunity. Colin was amped and we got to work.
I think Mark did an incredible inking job on the piece. He did real justice to the original painting and Colin was really happy with it.
We raced back to the venue just on time where we celebrated 2012 with a bunch of great friends.