Jeremy Swan Broke the World Record

In a quick follow up to Lucinda Michele’s post about local tattoo artist Jeremy Swan who was going to attempt to break the world record by completing more than 801 tattoos in 24 hours…

Twitter / Jeremy Swan: Well I did it. 875 tattoos.

He did it. Quick matchbook math on that says he did one tattoo every 1.6 minutes to pull that off. Which seems about right, I was there at midnight and had an appointment to be in the first hour (because who wants to be in the last hour?!) and was the 12th person to get tattooed. It was kind of a madhouse:

Broken art panorama

2nd person of the night

I got these two and he spent about a minute and 10 seconds or so on each. Maybe. Same for the friends I went with so he was off to a good pace. It was super fun to be a part of the event, congrats Jeremy!

World record foot ink

15 Replies to “Jeremy Swan Broke the World Record”

  1. Those are the dumbest fucking tats… ever! I’m sorry, getting your feet inked, does not improve your street cred. Major FAIL…

  2. @Waldo – Shit! No more street cred. Damnit, what ever will I do??

    @Evan – Not a lot of members of La Eme with families from Ireland.

    @lezgull – 13 is a traditional thing to get tattooed, originating with sailors who would get “Lucky 13” tattoos, the idea being 13 was always considered an unlucky number so if bad luck came their way it would see they were already marked and skip over them. Since then it’s morphed in a simple good luck charm. Also the tattoos were done on friday the 13th so the 13 symbolizes that.

  3. yea sean i got that about the 13. :) My friends son showed up with one on his calf yesterday and i put two and two together that he was one of the 875 peeps that got inked. Just wanted to make sure what it meant. thx

  4. Those are some ugly-ass feet, tattoos just make it worse. There are some things you don’t put on the internet.

    And 13 means Salvatrucha, keep those geezers in shoes if you go to your local store in east Hollywood unless you like associating.

    Ick.

  5. Let me preface by saying there’s a lot of uncivilized banter going on.

    Sean, my dear boy – whatever street cred you thought you had, has been severely minimized by getting yourself ‘inked’ in such a timeworn manner. G-d, I hope ‘inked’ is the right expression (dare I appear gauche by using some obsolete term not favored by the free spirits).

    But one must praise the use of Old English lettering, which I presume gives admirers the allusion you are something of a ruffian. It says, “I can handle myself in tense situations, be it a bar or a downtown club. But most of all, I’m OK with East LA. I ‘know’ these people… their stuggles”.

    Should their be any loutish gangland activity in say… Boyle Heights, we can send in Sean Bonner to sort out the hardnuts causing all the rumpus. When they catch wind of Sean’s extremeties, his fey gang-affiliation artwork will surely break the ice, and soothe their native tempers.

    Perhaps displaying your insane ‘Thug Life’ work etched across your torso will save you from being jumped in.

    As for you ‘Lucinda Michele’ — that’s Michele with one ‘l’… I’ll deal with you another time.

  6. Let me preface by saying there’s a lot of uncivilized banter going on.

    Sean, my dear boy – whatever street cred you thought you had, has been severely minimized by getting yourself ‘inked’ in such a timeworn manner. G-d, I hope ‘inked’ is the right expression (dare I appear gauche by using some obsolete term not favored by the free spirits).

    But one must praise the use of Old English lettering, which I presume gives admirers the allusion you are something of a ruffian. It says, “I can handle myself in tense situations, be it a bar or a downtown club. But most of all, I’m OK with East LA. I ‘know’ these people… their struggles”.

    Should their be any loutish gangland activity in say… Boyle Heights, we can send in Sean Bonner to sort out the hardnuts causing all the rumpus. When they catch wind of Sean’s extremeties, his fey gang-affiliation artwork will surely break the ice, and soothe their native tempers.

    Perhaps displaying your insane ‘Thug Life’ work etched across your torso will save you from being jumped in.

    As for you ‘Lucinda Michele’ — that’s Michele with one ‘l’… I’ll deal with you another time.

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