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Travis Barker has had quite the year so far. Along with teaming up with Machine Gun Kelly for the no.1 album Tickets To My Downfall, he has also been working on blink-182‘s follow-up to NINE.

Now, it looks like the blink-182 drummer has taken a break from his busy recording schedule to add another tattoo to his ever-growing collection.

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Obviously, Barker is no stranger to tattoos. The legendary musician is pretty much inked from head to toe and has been expanding his collection long before his blink-182 days. Lately, Barker has been getting plenty of new ink. Earlier this year, he shared some painful videos of getting both of his knees tattooed with a spiderweb and skull.

 

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Now, it looks like Barker is adding another new tattoo to his collection this year. On Tuesday, he shared a video of him getting inked by the legendary tattoo artist Dr. Woo. Barker added the latest tattoo of a rose on the side of his face, just below a cross tattoo.

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Although he has not shared what the true meaning of the rose tattoo is, the flower often symbolizes both love and passion. As well, the new tattoo may look familiar because he already has a few other rose tattoos inked on his body.

Back in 2015, he told Vice some of the meanings behind his other head tattoos.

“There’s my Transplants gas mask at the back. There’s a script that says ‘one life, one chance,'” he said. “There’s praying hands from [tattoo artist] Mr Cartoon I got done when I was 19. There’s a rose from Chouey. On the top there’s the Virgin Mary.”

 

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Barker’s latest tattoo arrives just 48 hours after his American Music Awards performance. He teamed up with Machine Gun Kelly to perform “bloody valentine” and “my ex’s best friend,” both off of Tickets To My Downfall.

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Earlier this month, Barker also confirmed that he and MGK are back in the studio working on even more new music alongside Jxdn. Shortly after the news, Barker’s nostalgic collaboration with KennyHooplaESTELLA//” was released.

Barker is also one of the narrators in MGK and Mod Sun‘s co-directed musical Downfalls High. Over the weekend, the official teaser for the Tickets To My Downfall-inspired film starring TikTok star Chase Hudson and Euphoria‘s Sydney Sweeney was shared. Although Machine Gun Kelly originally said the film is arriving in December, Downfalls High is officially set to premiere sometime in January 2021.

On top of all of this, blink-182 are also working on their follow-up to NINE. The EP was originally set to arrive this summer after the debut of “Quarantine.” However, those plans quickly changed.

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Earlier this month, Mark Hoppus confirmed that the new EP is set to arrive in late 2020 or early 2021. As well, the trio has been working so hard on the release that they may have enough material to make it into a full-length album. Matt Skiba also hinted that blink-182’s new batch of songs remind him of the Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket eras.

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