Friday, November 14, 2014

Tips for Uploading

We just updated and have reached 2346 tattoos and 393 license plates...all related to DMB! 

A few tips to remember when uploading your tattoo/license plate picture

1.  Pick the primary category (Tattoo/Plate)
2.  Pick the secondary category (Firedancer, Plate, Dreaming Tree, etc)
3.  Make sure your picture is facing up.  (not sideways or upsidedown)
4.  Make sure your picture is a clear, & a close up shot. (no far away fuzzy pics)

This helps me approve and post your submissions faster.  It also allows others to see your beautiful artwork up close and in detail.

Thank you! 
Peace and Cheers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

8 years old today! was 8 years ago today. I got a firedancer tattoo in the winter of 2005 and  remember seeing other tattoos on sites like and many defunct boards like Nancies etc. So I decided to post a few threads asking people to submit their tattoos to me because I was starting a website collection of them.  Slowly the collection grew.  We added plates after Debbie at closed up shop. We now feature over 2,200 Tattoos and almost 400 license plates from all over the world; all 50 states and over a dozen countries.

I want to say thank you for the support over the years. I used to hand out paper fliers at shows to people with tattoos back in the early years, then I upgraded to stickers, then nicer stickers, posters, lanyards ticket holders, and more stickers, all trying to market the site.  If it wasn't for great fans helping spread the word, the site wouldn't be what it is today, so thanks.

The best part about operating the site is meeting other fans with tattoos (and without). The stories mean the most.  I have been told countless stories about what an individuals tattoo means to them; everything for simply the love of the band to memorial artwork that brings me to tears.  It is amazing the connection and personal details people share with me about their ink.  I will continue to help and inspire those who wish to get a permanent reminder of this band.  Thank you for the opportunity.

I am very fortunate and am happy to have met many of my best friends and my wife because of this.  
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Cheers to many years to come,


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays


I wanted to take a moment to thank the DMB Community for all the support over the years, so THANK YOU.  I hope this holiday season brings you joy, love and peace.

Happy Holidays


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New Tats, Plates & Lanyards!


I recently added about 20 new tattoos and plates to the site! Check em out!  There are some more that need editing as well so those will be up soon.  With that said, when you submit your picture please be sure that it is facing right side up! If its upside down I have to save it and re-submit it myself.  Also make sure if you take a picture in a mirror that lyrics aren't backwards! Have a friend help you!

Due to many requests we have brought back a limited edition of our ticket holder lanyards.  There are only 50 of each color and will surely sell out quickly.  Check them out in the store!  Thanks for the support, all monies go back into operation and maintenance of

Have a great day! Cheers!


Monday, June 3, 2013

40+ New Images Posted!!

Just approved over 40 new images that have been submitted in the PAST WEEK! Thank you! And thanks for your patience as I was out of town at Blossom seeing DMB last weekend and didnt approve all the images until now.

So go on and take a look, many new ones!

Also asking for your help! If you see a picture that may be in the wrong album or isnt your tattoo with your name please email me and let me know so we can fix it!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Welcome to the New

Thanks for checking out the new!!  Our friends over at helped make this a reality doing the entire redesign and coding.  You may discover the layout is very similar to the site!  Be sure to check them out if you haven't yet!

Some of the new features include:
-User Submissions
-More specific tattoo albums
-A new store
-Unique links for every submission, so you can link to your tattoo on the site
-A new blog section

If you have submitted a tattoo via email within the past 2 months, your tattoo will not be visible yet, I will add them shortly.

As you can imagine it was quite a process transferring all the tattoos and names etc. If you do find a mistake, please let us know so we can correct it! Drop a line at

Connect with us too on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!  Have a great day, thanks for checking us out!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Boyd Tinsley Interview #2

Followers give Boyd courage to Love more!
Boyd Tinsley Interview Part 2

We had an opportunity to sit down with Boyd Tinsley in Chicago after the show to follow up on Faces in the Mirror and some other is what happen:

12/5/2012  11:37PM
Now that Faces in the Mirror has been out for a while, how has the feedback been for you personally?
Boyd Tinsley:
It's been really cool, really special, from the very beginning.  Somehow I got to the point to expect really beautiful things to come from this movie.  Its been that way for four years. What's happened and the way it happened I could never had imagined.  Everywhere it goes it sprouts love.  Love amongst my twitter followers who were really brought together though this movie.  Through Narnia.  Which almost goes hand and hand with this movie.  That's who is really out there spreading the word about this movie.  Its been a thing of love man.  We have had these events all over the country.  You know they are free, for the most part. It's about sharing the art with people to experience this movie together particularly on the big screen because this is a big screen movie.  Especially on a theatre sound system as well.  It sounded f*cking awesome when we played it in the AMC in Pittsburgh.  It was awesome! That was the first time I  had seen it in a regular movie theatre.  That's what it was made for!! I was so psyched! Yes we did it!

DMBTattoo: You already kind of answered my next question regarding the grass roots of spreading the word with this movie, but what's next for Boyd Tinsley, the producer?
BT: I'm going to continue on with this movie and try to do creative things with music in conjunction with it.  We have the soundtrack out now. So now the whole musical element is out now which is almost separate from the movie itself, when you separate it, it's an album.  They are two separate things almost.  It's like another branch that has sprouted out.  What happens from here man, I don't know, I definitely want to do another movie.  When? I don't know.  It's going to be like one of those times, just like everything else in my life, like oh now it's time.  It just comes in a moment, but that moments been years in the making and preparing.  That's the way we did this movie which is insane to do it for that amount of time, to just wait for the magic to happen.  But it just kept happening over and over and over so we always expect just amazing stuff to happen.  I honestly don't know. The only thing I know is I want to continue to put this movie out in front of people and let it spread from people to people.  It was amazing in Pittsburgh, I was so surprised.  I thought there would be 15-20 people .  I went in there and was like holy sh*t! There was 150-200 people  there, I had no idea! Where did these people come from! I had no idea.  Its spreading, just like how DMB spread.  We were grassroots we had fans come in tape our shows, send em around and we started the same way. So that what I know is taking it to the people.  I don't know any other way to do this, in an honest way.

DMBTattoo: Its been a great start so far, everyone loves it, keep it up and we will help as much as we can.  Got a few more here for ya.
DMBTattoo: What's your favorite new song to play form the new album?
BT: I like that one, Rooftop.  I like Drunken solider too.  That's a fun one.  I like the Riff. 

DMBTattoo: I gotta ask ya, I run the DMBTattoo website and I failed to ask you last time you have a tattoo?
BT: No, where should I get one? What should it be?
DMBTattoo: I was going to ask you! What would you get if you ever got one?
BT:  What would I get? I'm not gonna tell's interesting I don't know.
DMBTattoo: What do you think about the fans, the basis of my site, we have 1600 tattoos, all 50 states, 14 countries, all related to Dave Matthews Band.  Some are of your signature.  How do you feel when you sign someones arm and a day later they email it to me tattooed on their arm.  Fans go to this level, how does it make you feel?
BT:  It's intense man.  It's really cool.  It's something I've never experienced before.  In all these years no one has tattooed my signature.
DMBTattoo: Oh there are several of yours! Next time you sign someones arm they may go get that tattooed!
BT:  Actually this summer I do know of a few.  Some have done it since I've been on twitter, starting with Andy Benedetto. It's cool man, it's wow.  You have this eternal connection with this person, part of you, on them for life. It's an intense feeling but it's also sort of a bonding thing, it really is.
DMBtattoo: Well thanks to you and the band I have seen some really creative and unique tattoos so thank you.  Keep on signing people and they will keep getting me tattooed!
BT: I think about tattoos a lot.  I just can never decided exactly what I want.  There is something first I do want, I don't know man.
DMBTattoo: If you could play with any musician that you have never played with before, who would it be?
BT:  Um...that's the thing, that's a short list! The artist I would love the band to do something with is Stevie Wonder. I would love to do a show with him, or have him come out and sit in with us.

DMBtattoo: Finally, what does Boyd Tinsley want for Christmas?
BT: Not much...not much.  Mostly Peace and love.  Presents are presents. They are cool . The thought of it is great, but the actual thing is just a thing.  Half the things you get you put em away and lose em. Bring em out years later and say oh yeah i got  this for Christmas. Those are presents.  But the thing that is cherish able for ever is just love. Not taking everything for granted. Not taking life for granted.  Just know that every time we have the opportunity for love, and we get love it's a beautiful thing to be cherished. There's a lot of fuc*ing non-love, negativity, evil in the world.  It's either one or the other.  To me, just being with these twitter followers and Narnia followers has opened my heart in a big way.  It's given me courage to love more.
DMBTattoo: Thank you Boyd.

Be sure to check out Faces in the Mirror Movie & Soundtrack, available on Itunes and various other platforms.  
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