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Travis Barker

Repairing Tats

Damaged in Plane Crash

6/29/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Three years after surviving a fiery plane crash in South Carolina, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker says he's almost done repairing some of his tattoos that were burned off during the wreck.

Barker was outside Zulu Tattoo in L.A. yesterday ... when he told us, "Where I got burned ... I started finishing some of the tattoos that got burned off."

As TMZ reported, Barker and DJ AM were the only two survivors of the 2008 plane crash -- when a  private jet they were on blew a tire while taking off, lost control and crashed into an embankment. The plane burst into flames ... and four people were killed.

Months after the crash, Barker played a show in Vegas without a shirt -- revealing serious burn scars to his entire back.

Barker also posted a photo from his hospital bed -- showing some serious damage to his hand.


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People who wear tattoos are dysfunctional. Lack of respect to themselves and craving attention from people.

1211 days ago

artie help    

he's annoying, dk why along the lines of MIDNIGHT TOKER, just can't explain why..........

1211 days ago


He ought to be glad hes alive, who cares about the damn tats being burned off...hes burns could have been much much worse...I dont know where some of these so called celebritys prioritys are at...

oh BTW...first!

1211 days ago


youre the man travis

1211 days ago


David-"People who wear tattoos are dysfunctional. Lack of respect to themselves and craving attention from people."

-Suck a D*ck David

1211 days ago


david - "People who wear tattoos are dysfunctional. Lack of respect to themselves and craving attention from people."

suck a d*ck

1211 days ago


The crash was God saying, "Tattoos are hideous. Here let me help you get rid of them."

1211 days ago


Wow. Lots of punks here this morning.

In more important areas, Travis has always been there for his kids...and my belief system is anyone who has survived a plane crash And a fire, can do whatever he or she damn well pleases.

1211 days ago

Aileen (Canada)    

The comments are disgraceful. This poor guy was obviously badly burned. If he can feel happy with tatoos that cover the burned skin - who the hell are we to say otherwise?! Go Travis - I hope the mental scars can be covered up in time too! xx

1211 days ago

Sonja tattoo's are the new ok thing to judge on huh?'s their body and the kind of people who get tats really don't give a flying f*ck if anyone else likes them or hates them.. that's the whole point. As for the scar, that's pretty large, hadn't realized the burn area was that big. And if he wants to touch up the damage done by the scar then good for him for taking control of his life and his body.

1211 days ago

pap rat    

CONGRATULATIONS TO HARVEY LEVIN... for being picked to star in the role of GARY COLEMAN as gary coleman in the new all black TMZ networks BLADES OF GLORY II way to go harvey levin

1211 days ago

pap rat    


1211 days ago


I give it all up to anybody that survives a plane crash. Not many people like him. Nothing but respect for him. And i give it to this gentlemen, let him live however he wants. He's happy to still be alive you a**holes.

1211 days ago


This man is a living legend. His kids go to school with my children. Never have i seen a more amazing father. Tattoos or no tattoos doesn't/shouldn't change that.

1211 days ago


Tattoos are a sure way to tarnish your reputation. I definitely won't hire someone wearing a tattoo. It's classless and ghetto. Tattoos can reflect a person to be criminal or not to be trusted. People who wear tattoos reveal insecurity about themselves, seeking attention from other people. These are all dysfunctional factors. Above all this, tattoos contaminates the blood.

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