A young tattoo artist from Mumbai named Jason George Mathew is so passionate about brands that he is all set a to make a record for the number of branded tattoos on his body. With 380 brand logos inked permanently on his back, torso, and legs, George is a human billboard and is helping his favourite brands without charging anything.
He has tattoos of brands of several categories including those of his favourite TV channel, social networking sites, mobile phone networks, fast food chains and even the company that made his first bicycle. During an old interview, he said that
‘I know it seems insane but these tattoos are my way of giving thanks to the brands that have made an impact on my life.’
‘All the logos that you will find on my body have a special place in my heart. They are related to my life in some way and I have memories and stories attached to these brands,’ he added.
George, who was confused after dropping out of college got an idea from his friend about tattoos and this changed his life. Now he works as a full-time tattoo artist and owns Mumbai’s 21 Tattoo Studio. Of course, he has spent a big portion of his income to make his way into Limca Book of Records.
His parents were against this decision of choosing tattoos as a career but he didn’t lose the hope and kept learning skills. He likes to inspire people with his work and wants to continue learning more about this profession.
Interestingly, George has decided to register 321 logo tattoos for the record despite having 380 because of a superstition he has. He believes 300 is a big number to cross and considers 21 as his lucky number. Jason has revealed in the past that he has always loved tattoos because they helped him stand out in a crowd.
“I was a very shy and polite kid. But when I grew up I had this urge to have a unique identity. I began to love tattoos because it makes you stand out in a crowd. My first tattoo was a skull. It was a childish choice but I don’t have any regrets. Now I have 197 tattoos on my back, torso, and legs. And I love looking at my reflexion in the mirror.” he said in one of his old interviews.
A guy called Hostgator Dotcom has a similar passion for tattoos but he sells advertising space on his body. He even has company names tattooed on his face. We believe Jason is probably the only one doing it for free.