How Many Tattoos Does Travis Barker Have?
Blink-182 star Travis Barker is primarily famous for his music and high-profile relationships. But he’s also known for his impressive collection of tattoos. The musician is covered in ink, so just how many tattoos does Barker have?
Travis Barker shares his favorite tattoo
Barker sports tattoos from head to toe; his scalp is even tattooed! As People reported, the rocker has over 100 tattoos, and the number seems like it’s always growing.
He recently revealed that he got a very personal new tattoo to celebrate his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian. Barker took to Instagram to share his “favorite” ink: the phrase “I love you” written in Kardashian’s handwriting.
“My favorite tattoo from my favorite tattoo artist,” Barker captioned the photo of his arm, which he posted to his Instagram story.
This one might be his favorite, but it is far from the only tribute to Barker’s fiancee on his body. He has her name tattooed on his chest, near his heart, and even used her lip print to cover up another tattoo.
Barker had ex-wife Shanna Moakler’s name inked on himself. But he decided to cover it up now that he’s moved on with the reality star. He had celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell cover Moakler’s name with a scorpion tattoo and a black imprint of Kardashian’s lips.
Barker and Kardashian have been dating since January of last year, and Barker popped the question in October of 2021. The two recently made headlines when they appeared to have gotten married in Vegas immediately following the 2022 Grammy Awards, but the couple later confirmed the ceremony was not legally binding.
Barker has a tattoo tribute to Taylor Hawkins
The Blink-182 star doesn’t just immortalize his romantic partners on his skin. He recently paid tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died earlier this year. The cause of death is thought to be a drug overdose.
“I don’t have the words,” Barker captioned an Instagram post of Hawkins. “Sad to write this or to never see you again. I’ll never forget Laguna Beach days when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you were playing with Alanis [Morissette]. You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, ‘Kid you’re a star.’ And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination.”
The Blink-182 drummer got the image of a hawk tattooed on his ankle shortly after Hawkins’ death, captioning a photo of the tattoo session, “HAWK forever.”
Barker hits back at criticisms of his ink
While most think Barker’s collection of tattoos is pretty cool, some have criticized the rockstar for his ink. A fan recently told Barker his “tattoos really look ridiculous,” and said Barker will regret them when he’s older.
“When I’m older I’m probably gonna hang out with other badass tattooed dudes and generally look awesome,” Barker replied. “What are you gonna do when you just look like every other old person?”
Barker’s 100-plus tattoos have made sure he is instantly recognizable. And it looks like the rockstar doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon!