Travis Barker gets tattoo to honor his late bulldog Blue
Honoring man’s best friend.
Travis Barker got new ink as a tribute to his late French bulldog, Blue, who died earlier this week.
“Grateful for this tattoo @dr_woo honoring my boy Blue 🙏🏼,” the Blink-182 drummer, 46, captioned a slideshow on Instagram on Friday that captured the tattoo process.
The images and videos Barker posted revealed the tattoo design, which was a realistic illustration of his late pup’s face.
Doctor Woo, the Los Angeles-based tattoo artist that was tagged, is well-respected among celebs, and has worked on high-profile stars like Miley Cyrus, Emilia Clarke and Blake Griffin.
Many fans of Barker left their condolences in the comments section of the post, and others were shocked that the tattoo-covered rocker had room left on his body to get more ink.
One person wrote, “Just shocked you have any real estate left on you.”
Another added, “How did you find a spot bro? 😂”
A third said, “Love that you’re still getting inked when it matters. Gotta use the rest of the real estate on babies and dope s–t.”
On Wednesday, Barker and his daughter, Alabama, were spotted on their way to a veterinarian with Blue, but were then seen leaving without him.
Both the “What’s My Age Again?” musician and the teen appeared visibly upset as they departed the vet’s office.
Hours later, Barker shared a clip of the pooch to his Instagram Stories, seemingly confirming that the family had had to bid farewell to their French bulldog.
“I’ll miss you Blue,” the “All the Small Things” rocker wrote over a video of him and Alabama gently petting the canine.
“You were the best dog. I was always waiting for you to say something.”
Alabama then shared in her own Instagram Stories how Blue had “slept next to [her]” since childhood. It’s unclear how old the beloved dog was when he died.
“I love you blue, you will never understand how much you helped me on my darkest days,” the teen continued over a video of her petting him.
“I’ll never forget you my baby, I know you’ll have the most amazing time up in doggy heaven, until we meet again my love ♥️.”