Though once upon a time they were frowned upon, in 2019 tattoos are a part of life - your teachers have them, your bosses have them, politicians have them, and you and your mates have them.
Musicians are probably some of the most inked in the world and inspired by our desire to learn more about the art that adorns their skin, Cool Accidents is launching our brand new series, Skin Deep today, with hip hop/soul rising star AUGUST 08 walking us through his 27 tattoos on our very first episode.
Unlike other musicians who like to pick up tattoo mementos all around the world while on tour, AUGUST 08 explains that all his tattoos have been done in LA living in the streets.
"We slept in garages, so we're gonna get a tat in the same space that we slept in. It's the hood mentality, you get your tats from your homies."
He shows us his "badges of honour" - his anchor tattoos, lightning bolt, Bender from Futurama and dedications to his family members.
And if you're looking closely at your calendar, this episode has dropped on August 8th to coincide with the singer's brand new EP, Happy Endings With An Asterisk.
Stay tuned for more awesome episodes of Skin Deep with some of the world's biggest stars!