“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every person on this Earth will be asked this question at least 10,000 times by the time they hit the age of 18. Chances are that each of us has had at least a hundred different answers as well, but Teddy Swims always knew what he wanted to be—tattooed. We spoke with the singer about how he discovered music, the meaning behind his first face tattoo and the creative way he spent his allowance each week.
Welcome to Heavily Inked. In our newest series, we’re going to speak one-on-one with tattoo collectors and artists about what it means to be a heavily inked person. We’ll get deep as we go through the motivations behind their tattoo choices, the way they’ve been treated in society and much more.