Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died at the age of 50 on March 25, 2022. Hawkins’ death has deeply affected Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, 46. Kourtney Kardashian’s fiancé unveiled a series of photos in tribute to his longtime friend on his Instagram page on April 14, 2022. To permanently mark his friendship with the late drummer Taylor Hawkins, Travis Barker got a tattoo a falcon on the top of his left foot. The tattoo artist chosen by the drummer is not just anyone, it is the eminent tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. One of the photos shared by Travis Barker shows his new tattoo: a black and gray hawk with outstretched wings.
The other photos are also from Mark Mahoney’s studio. In the photos, Kourtney Kardashian, 42, is seen supporting her fiancé while he gets a tattoo. One of the photos shows Travis and Kourtney, on the lounge chair in the studio, exchanging a passionate kiss while Mark Mahoney tattoos the top of the drummer’s left foot. The complicity of the couple was at its height in this tattoo studio. “In one of the photos, Kardashian can be seen standing next to her man as he gently touches the side of his right leg,” the Daily Mail notes.
Travis Barker is deeply touched by the death of Taylor Hawkins
Travis Barker’s hawk tattoo comes just over weeks after the Foo Fighters drummer died. But very shortly after his friend’s death, Travis paid tribute to him in a post on his Instagram page. Drummer Blink-182 looks back with deep sadness on the highlights that marked him with Hawkins. Barker mentions how the late world-class drummer inspired and encouraged him to become the drummer he is today. “I’ll never forget the days in Laguna Beach, when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you played with Alanis. You’d come see me play in seedy bars and say ‘kid, you ”re a star,” Travis’ post reads.
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