Travis Barker, the drummer for blink-182, appears to have gotten a new tattoo on his chest — the name of his current romantic interest, reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian.
On Friday (April 9), TMZ published photographic evidence of a shirtless Barker walking around with “Kourtney” inked in a fancy script just above his left nipple.
Perhaps this development is unsurprising for a heavily tattooed musician like Barker. What is somewhat impressive is that the 45-year-old rocker had the body space for additional tattoos. Unfortunately, TMZ reports that the famous Kardashian sister’s name appears to be “etched over one of his previous tattoos.”
And the tabloid ought to be aware. It’s the photographer who caught the drummer and Machine Gun Kelly cohort in Hollywood on the set of an indie artist’s video shoot. However, it generated speculation that Barker’s “Kourtney” tattoo was not his first to honor his new girlfriend.
Barker shared a video of himself tattooing himself on social media last month. The clip initially obscures the full extent of the resulting tat. However, as the camera zooms in to reveal the musician’s tattoos, it is revealed that Barker has inked the phrase “You’re so cool!” on his leg.
Was the remark directed at Kourtney? Regardless, Barker now possesses an unmistakable tribute to Kardashian — after all, how many Kourtneys with a K are there?
Later that day, Kardashian shared a much more detailed image of Barker’s torso tattoo, complete with her perfectly manicured hand. And, indeed, the fresh kiss of “Kourtney” on the drummer’s chest covers some of his previous faded ink — it’s directly adjacent to Barker’s Cadillac chest piece, one of his most recognizable tattoos.
You can never be too old for a new tattoo, correct? For a man with as many tattoos as Barker, this is an obvious way for him to demonstrate his commitment to the new lady in his life.