Whiskerino 2009

jmathiasxiii

takes a mean pic.

Team Skullbeard!

It's been a journey. I first found Whiskerino in 2005, but was already 11 months into my yeard, so I watched from the sidelines and promised myself to participate when it happened again.

2007 I was in. It changed my life in sweeping ways. I bought the original version of this art from @hale that year.

Before Whiskerino I could count on one hand the number of people I would take a bullet for. After? Well now I need a database :)

This photograph is part clamebute, part tribute and all about brotherhood.

You, each and everyone of you are my brother, and I would do anything for each of you.

I love you. I love whiskerino and I love skullbeard.

I want to thank Wes McIlvain for doing such a great job capturing the original piece. He is a under-rated/appreciated Nashville Tattooist.
posted: February 25 @ 12:12am

Comments

ben says:
wow there is lots of these.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:16am -
ben says:
also great upload to the mass of tribute to hale today.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:17am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Amazing dude. AMAZING. How can I not King this?
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:21am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
I'm pretty sure I need to get some Whiskerino ink at some point -- this whole experience has meant the world to me.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:23am -
hankbobs says:
The good news is, there is a database (whiskerino.org)! I'd take a bullet for you man.

Meanwhile, I pitty the fool who is waiting till the end of whiskerino to post a pretty pic and try to win king beard. Its starting to look like you have to get ink to win now. Holy crap. Congrats, great work!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:28am -
jeremyokai says:
Nice work James. You've been one of my faves to keep up with no question. Cheers.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:32am -
Furricane says:
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:38am -
Furricane says:
Welcome to the club!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:38am -
Furricane says:
and it's a damned fine tattoo
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:39am -
Furricane says:
oh, and KINGED
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:39am -
Just Jamey says:
I didn't know this was so widespread. I know feel free to get a whiskerino tattoo. I've been thinking about it...
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:43am -
Furricane says:
also, @hale is going to be SO stoked about this.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 12:43am -
Ned Kelly says:
Holy Crap! - The Goonies!!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 2:32am -
brandon says:
so unbelievably awesome, james.

also, @nedkelly's comment made me giggle like a schoolgirl. that is all.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 2:49am -
ThatGuy says:
Wow. He did a great job. I love this. In November there were two of these, and now there are four. Such a great tattoo idea, and I love your caption. It says what so many of us think abou this amazing comunity. King'd.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 3:10am -
gfmorris says:
I love you, too, James. :)
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 3:57am -
tedford says:
you gents are making Team Skullbeard look very inviting. very inviting indeed...
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:05am -
benfrank says:
jealous
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:18am -
michaeljstraub says:
mmmmmmmmm. I like the sound of Team Skullbeard. If only I had some money
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:25am -
robberfly says:
INK'd!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:29am -
mOtke says:
Man. This is fantastic.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:36am -
HiImTerry says:
Agreed, @Tedford. Hey, @elldub, what's your rate for something like that?
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:37am -
aaron b says:
This is awesome. By the time I get mine I feel like there will be 27 of these walking around random parts of the world.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:44am -
jnonfiction says:
Goonies. That is all. Goonies always wins.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:58am -
shularbrau says:
awesome.

please don't ever take a bullet for me. you have kids and stuff. i just have beer.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:01am -
chadmcclarnon says:
goonies never say die
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:20am -
mynameisjason says:
this team is becoming legion!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:23am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:23am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Love
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:23am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
It
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:23am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Now that is a GeeHoSs tattoo
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:24am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
sorry that would be a GeeTHOS tattoo
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:24am -
Rolf Bastard says:
welcome to the team, brother. We're glad to have you.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 5:45am -
Tolleson says:
Red beard hair on that tat is so boss! My God, what an awesome showing of this illustration!

King'd!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:11am -
julialikesbeards says:
I LOVE that your exact shade of awesome beard is in there. Looks gorgeous.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:22am -
R E N A U D says:
I'd take a bullet for you, bro... Not a fatal shot, but definitely a glancing shot or maybe one that would allow me to talk like 50 Cent.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:28am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
That is just amazing!!! Everyone should get one of those!!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:28am -
Matthew Callis says:
If only I had manly arms, that tattoo is wider than my whole upper arm.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:29am -
R E N A U D says:
Good Enough, Good Enough for King! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

CLAME
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:30am -
hale. says:
!!!!!! wow this is incredible! i am deeply honored that you did this, and your caption eloquently expresses what we have here in Whiskerino. we are a brotherhood, one large family sprawling all over the globe.

the tattoo is beautifully done, and i love the addition of the color in the beard. thank you so much for getting the ink, and even more thank you for being here with us all in Whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 6:52am -
keifel says:
james, i am honoured to be your friend.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:06am -
orangebeard says:
Yes! now I know who I will get to do this if/when I decide to get one as well. love the color on the whiskerino part!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:26am -
Pip says:
Oh MESS!! Team #skullbeard is picking up serious steam this week. I'm 99% sure I'll never join that team, but I'm 100% sure I'll always appreciate those who do!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:33am -
mattyc says:
A lot of @hale love today.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:41am -
mattyc says:
too bad @hale is a big smelly dummy
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:41am -
Zach says:
looks great man! i want...
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 7:46am -
Sageish says:
sweet awesomeness!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:10am -
Rolf Bastard says:
i keep coming back to look at this some more. really good work! so glad you on the team!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:20am -
Daniel says:
I must respect the skullbeard.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:29am -
EdwardTeach says:
Great tattoo. You sir are one of the nicest people I've ever met.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 9:05am -
pcain says:
dude... whiskerino ink rocks... Im with @johnnyrebellious ... whiskerino ink at some point is a great idea. I need one of those prints to take to an artist
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 9:21am -
Poe says:
yeah the ink is impressive. Well done / huge dedication.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 11:23am -
HiImTerry says:
@pcain, @JohnnyRebellious, @michaeljstraub, and others; I dream of a summer time Whiskerino reunion where we all head off to the tattoo shop to get our ink. I absolutely want to copy @OzzyNelson, @RolfBastard, @Furricane and JMathiasxiii. This is one tattoo that I think it is absolutely proper to copy.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 11:25am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
@HiImTerry, I'm dreaming of a summer-time Whiskerino reunion even if getting branded isn't included... though getting ink would definitely be a plus.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 11:35am -
TheStride says:
Amazing tribute to everyone.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 11:51am -
dizzywizard says:
another one? oh wow... this is good. well done sir. very nice tattoo.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 11:55am -
Paragone says:
Holy crap! Amazing sir.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 3:01pm -
zackle says:
Before Whiskerino I could count on one hand the number of people I would take a bullet for. After? Well now I need a database :)

Amazing words. Amazing ink.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
mackle says:
I couldn't agree with that caption anymore if I tried. You are an amazing guy James and I am happy to know I had a small hand in impacting your life positively. It's always great to encounter you around time.. don't be shy to say hello! We gotta keep this brotherhood together post-Whiskerino!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:50pm -
mackle says:
Also, as if you didn't know.. that ink looks incredible!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 4:51pm -
GrowWithTheFlow says:
Incredible ink.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:04pm -
kinetek says:
King for skullbeard. badass.
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:32pm -
Robfrenzy says:
WOOOOO Awesome!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 8:50pm -
chrisauel says:
I dig the shirt and tattoo. King'd!
Posted: Feb 25th, 2010 - 10:46pm -
Vanbert says:
all around wicked and awesome
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 12:02am -
hale. says:
so happy this won!!!!! absolutely deserving of a king beard. thank you again james.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 12:02am -
johnny says:
I am SO definitely doing this as soon as I get the cash.
@JohnnyRebellious if you're down we should go together and get sweet bearded ink, and represent team chicago. @kidstatic too perhaps?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 2:49am -
Tolleson says:
So deserving of the King. This is just too good!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:37am -
folliclejuju says:
congratulations on the king beard!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:47am -
Sir Jellobeard says:
the goonies shirt makes this. no, wait. it's that GIANT AWESOME SKULL on your arm that makes this! you rule.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:54am -
c dub says:
!!!!!! team skullbeard is so impressive it hurts !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 11:21am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Oh hell YES!!! STOKED for you man!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS WELL EARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
woOOOoooOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:14pm -
Ace says:
whiskerino tattoo = instant kb.

hmm... maybe i should remember this for next time. oh wait.... dangit!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 4:41pm -
gragaband says:
BADASS.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
Creative Liberty says:
In Freaking Credible in my book. You rock friend!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.