Every artist has some sort of journey to share. That is what allows them to truly create their art, because all art is based on experience, whether it is firsthand or secondary. This applies to fine artists, tattoo artists, dancers, musicians, and more. We are all on a unique quest for some sort of self-discovery and fulfillment. For Trevor Hall, his music career has been a broad spectrum of spiritual and aesthetic adventures, and his tattoos reference that. They identify a place and time in which he felt the need to document it permanently, and sometimes even religiously on his body.
Hall's newly released album, “KALA,” explores everything from self-realization and self-actualization, to a larger picture of what it means to be alive in this world today. Here is what Hall had to say about some of his favorite ink, his experience as a traveling musician, and the bigger picture for him:
Your new album "KALA" references a personal and spiritual journey over the past few years. Have you gotten any tattoos to commemorate this journey?
I haven't gotten any new tattoos that refer to "KALA" exactly, but all of my tattoos kind of serve as a timeline for me. I can remember where I was and what space I was in when I got each one. They are the story of my life and experiences and show me my growth and journey in this body.
Pick a few of your most prized tattoos and describe them/tell us about the history of each one.
My favorite tattoos tend to be the most simple ones. I think my all time favorite one is the sanskrit tattoo on my right fore arm which translates to "Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati." These are the names of three holy rivers in India. Where they meet is where our Guruji lives and has his ashram. It's one of my favorite places on earth and where I most feel at home.
© Photo by Emory Hall