Kourtney Kardashian has gone Instagram official with her new boyfriend Travis Barker by sharing a photo of his hand tattoos. Let’s have a closer look at his inks…
After much speculation, Kourtney Kardashian has finally confirmed that she’s dating Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
She took to Instagram on Tuesday (February 17th) to post a photo of her holding hands with the 45-year-old, and despite not tagging him, fans instantly knew it was him because of his recognisable hand tattoos.
Travis is covered from head to toe in ink, but what do all his tattoos mean? Let’s have a look at his hand tattoos…
A closer look at Travis Barker’s hand tattoos
Fans instantly linked the hand in Kourtney Kardashian’s adorable photo to that of Travis Barker as his hand tattoos are very distinguishable, but what do they mean?
On the knuckles of both of his hands he has the words ‘self made’. Travis got the tattoo back in 2000 and is a symbol of his continuous hard work and dedication that helped him achieve his success.
In an interview, he once said: “And I have ‘self-made’ on my knuckles from 2000, because I’ve worked for everything I have. I don’t really have anyone to thanks for my hand through it all, and making me what I am.”
Another iconic hand tattoo that’s clearly visible in Kourtney’s photo is the scorpion which represents the musician’s zodiac sign.
He was born on November 14th 1975 which makes him a Scorpio. He got the ink done in 2014 by a tattoo artist called Oliver Macintosh, and it generally represents strength and ability to protect yourself.
The rest of the swirly tattoos on his hands don’t appear to have much significance, but above the words ‘self made’ he also has the words ‘dues paid’ written on both hands.
Kourtney and Travis go Instagram official
Back in January, a source told PEOPLE that Kourtney and Travis were dating after they enjoyed a romantic weekend in Palm Springs together and both shared the same poolside view to their Instagram Stories.
“They’re in Palm Springs together. They’ve been dating for about a month or two. They’ve been friends for a long time but it’s turned romantic,” the source said.
But, it wasn’t until Kourtney went Instagram official with the hand photo this week that fans finally believed the rumours.
The pair have known each other for years and both live in the same Calabasas neighbourhood, but have always confirmed that they are just friends.
Back in March 2019, Travis shut down dating speculation and told PEOPLE: “I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends.”
However, things now seem to have turned romantic, and fans are pretty excited about the new couple.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are my favorite thing about 2021.”
“Well I, for one, am very happy for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker,” said another.