I recently found some rad yo-yo-themed illustrations by Titifreak from the early 2000s. These feature Black, Glasseye, Steve Brown, and myself.
Titifreak is an amazing artist and a fantastic yo-yoer. He’s been a big inspiration to me in many ways.
I remember being excited about the 2004 World Yo-Yo Contest because Titi and his brother, Whip, would be there. When I walked through the doors of the WYYC, I spotted Titi’s table and I ran over. He had this amazing shirt design of a yo-yo with flying wings on it. I said “this would make an amazing yo-yo”.
Someone behind me replied “I have a tattoo gun in my hotel room” and ten minutes later I was getting my first tattoo.
You can see more of that tattoo footage on this “Worlds Documentary” video I just shared: