The Tattoo Edition bottles are available for purchase in each artist’s respective state -- California, Oregon, Texas, and New York -- and in select locations nationwide. It marks the first time that Bulleit’s iconic bottle has been altered, and the fact that it’s being done by tattoo artists is perhaps yet another sign of tattooing becoming an accepted part of the cultural landscape.
“Now grandmas do it. My mom’s tattooed,” says Barber -- he even tattooed her himself. But beyond the opportunity for creativity and personal expression (and inking one’s relatives), in tattooing, the multi-talented Barber has found a medium that allows him both a flexible lifestyle and the ability to earn a living as an artist.
“I could make a dozen paintings and not sell any,” he says. “Tattooing is an art form that gives back more than you give to it. The more you engage in it, the more you see improvements.”
Please Drink Responsibly. BULLEIT Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 45% Alc/Vol. The Bulleit Distilling Co., Louisville, KY.