tuneyoursound.com just finished a new project related to the collection we are managing. We had the opportunity to acquire John Cougar Mellencamp tattooed leather jacket from the ’80. This custom made jacket was part of the private collection of John Mellencamp's guitarist Mike Wanchic & Echo Park Studios.
Nothing speaks to the image of John Mellencamp in the 80's quite like him in a leather jacket. It's iconic of his career. Throughout the last 3 or 4 decades, you would have been able to catch him in several different looks, but this one may be the most unique.
Per Mike's story, during the mid-80's Mellencamp and his band were a hit with Biker's. This was thrown on stage in 1982 during American Fool. This jacket was tattooed by Kevin Brady (tattoo artist of the stars) with imagery and tributes to John Mellencamp's career. This is a piece of rock and roll history !
With the help of some friends the jacket was used by tuneyoursound.com for the project:
Variations on Rock ’n’ Roll Attitude around John Cougar Mellencamp's Tattooed Leather Jacket.
We teamed up with renowned professional photographer Thomas Dorn and Miss Senior Tattoo Luxembourg 2019, Sandrine Wesquy, to pay tribute to the great musician John Cougar Mellencamp is.
Discover some of the photographies here!
Jacket : courtesy tuneyoursound.com collection
Model : San.drine (Sandrine Wesquy)
Photography: Thomas Dorn