Travis Barker shared via Instagram that he recently got a tattoo in tribute to fellow drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Barker shared a series of photos of him getting the tattoo on his left foot, which is of a hawk spreading its wings. Barker captioned the Instagram post, “HAWK forever.”
When Hawkins suddenly passed away on March 25 at the age of 50, Barker shared a moving tribute to the Foo Fighters drummer writing, “I don’t have the words. Sad to write this or to never see you again. I’ll never forget Laguna Beach days when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you were playing with Alanis. You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, ‘kid you’re a star.’ And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination.”
Barker’s tribute continued, “Years later we toured together with Blink and Foo’s in Australia and I have the best memories of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we were on together and watching your set every night. To say I’ll miss you my friend isn’t enough. Till the next time we talk drums and smoke in the boys room … Rest In Peace.”