Badass Connections

I dug up this post on one of my all-time favorite bands, The Dillinger Escape Plan (while not as badass as a tattoo, one of my dogs is named Dillinger), about connecting with a fan. After a chance encounter at a bar he noticed someone who felt connected enough with the work to get it tattooed on his body. What was meaningful was the chance encounter in the wild, away from where fans are normally found, and in the quiet of private life. My only hope for my work is to connect with one person, not a like, but to do something that mattered to someone.

...it blows my mind and makes me feel so grateful that any of you give even the slightest fuck about what we do, but to be able to actually talk to someone who got so much out of something we made, something that we each labor over so extensively, it made my weekend. It’s so infinitely rewarding to be able to connect with someone you’ve never met before in some way and then have that come full circle...
— Greg Puciato