Travis Barker just paid a big tribute to Taylor Hawkins. The Blink 182 drummer has always used his body as a canvas, showing what he loves in beautiful artwork. Barker’s latest tattoo is no different; it is a tribute to his fellow drummer who died on March 25th.
Barker wasn’t just a fan of Hawkins’ music; he was a friend.
Travis Barker got a tattoo in honor of Taylor Hawkins
On April 14, Barker posted a series of images on his Instagram from his last visit to the tattoo parlor. The first photo shows Barker lying on a tattoo bed clutches Kourtney Kardashianwhen famous tattoo artist Mark Mahoney works on Barker’s foot.
The third photo shows Mahoney’s work, a hawk with wings spread wide, while another shot shows Barker and Kardashian kissing in the mirror. Finally, the fifth photo shows the full tattoo and the sixth is a touching throwback photo of Barker and Hawkins.
Barker captioned his photos, “HAWK forever.”
This isn’t the first time Barker has paid tribute to Hawkins.
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Barker shared a touching tribute to Hawkins after the drummer’s death
After Hawkins’ death, Barker and many other celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to him.
On his Instagram, Barker posted a black and white photo of Hawkins backstage. He also wrote a touching letter to Hawkins about their friendship as they are drummers in two successful bands.
“I’m at a loss for words,” Barker wrote. “Sorry to write this or never see you again. I’ll never forget the days in Laguna Beach when I was a garbage man playing in a punk rock band and it was you play with Alanis. You’d come to watch me play in bars and say, “Boy, you’re a star.”
“And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination. Years later we toured Australia together with Blink and Foo’s and I have fondest memories of smoking cigarettes in the toilets of flights we were on together and watching your set every night. To say I will miss you my friend is not enough. Until next time we drum and smoke in the boy’s room…rest in peace.”
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Hawkins died on March 25th
On March 25, Foo Fighters shared a revealing statement on their social media Hawkins had died.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote. “His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on in all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.”
Hawkins had played with the band on the South American leg of their tour days earlier. He was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. Colombian authorities have since released a preliminary toxicology report, which alleges Hawkins had 10 substances in his system at the time of his death, including marijuana, opioids and antidepressants.
Foo Fighters canceled all of them too their upcoming tour dates. Their statement read: “It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates at the heartbreaking loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.
“We regret and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to hug our loved ones, and to cherish all the music and memories we’ve made together.
Love, Foo Fighters.”
Foo Fighters were scheduled for numerous shows throughout most of 2022. The Grammys announced Foo Fighters would be performing the day before Hawkins died, but they canceled that too. Instead of this, recognized the awards the drummer in a touching video.
So far there has been no news from Foo Fighters. Fans wonder about her future, but posts like Barker’s will surely help others realize they’re not alone in mourning Hawkins.
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