They’re all representative of times in my life, so I can’t imagine ever wanting to erase any time in my life. “On our visits to Amsterdam, I had befriended an amazing tattoo artist named Hank Schiffmacher.source Penthouse January 2002 : Anthony Kiedis has 10 (visible) tattoos: 1. Hank, also known as Henky Penky*, was an icon of his country-an underground philosopher, artist, Hell’s Angel associate, booze hound, drug hound, girl hound, an absolute rapscallion of Dutch proportions.Over the years, Hank had injected much ink into my skin, and in the process, we’d become close.” It’s hard to date Anthony’s tattoos exactly; using photographs can be problematical as the issue date can be different to the time they were taken so unless it’s at recognisable event, photos are not necessarily the best source for dating and there is very little mention of Anthony’s tattoos in his interviews.
Schiffmacher told him it would be the work of many visits, each one time-consuming (up to six hours at a time) and also very painful.
Kiedis replied, jokingly, that given his own schedule, it would also take several years.” There are various online interpretations as to the origin of the design.
album with a new video for their latest single, "Sick Love." The clip is an animated one directed and illustrated by Beth Jeans Houghton.
In the video, we view what at best might be considered a dysfunctional relationship as a girl gets more and more engrossed in her environment and eventually devours her lover, an animated version of Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis.
The most accepted explanation is that someone wanted a t-shirt design early on in the band’s career and that Anthony came up with this symbol apparently based on the Star of Affinity/Chaos according to an explanation he gave at some point.
However, it seems that the band got fed up with explaining the meaning and started offering alternatives including the infamous explanation that it represents an angel’s asshole!Hank has been working on the massive cubic native-American Indian image on the vocalist’s back over a period of several years.The earliest clear evidence for Anthony’s asterisk tattoo is from 1989 so I’m assuming the back tattoo was the next one to be started although it took many sessions for it to be completed. his North American heritage (on his maternal side) is reflected in the Indian chieftain designs. Many of the designs reflect aspects or stages of his life e.g.There is a video from the following month taken at Vision Skate Escape, LA, on September 20th, showing the tattoo but there are other videos with a later given date that show his arm to still be bare and the Skate Escape video was later re-released with extra footage added so it’s hard to know which video is accurate.