Another tribute for Mr. Jerry Judge.
Aaron Perry, social media assistant and photographer for Aerosmith, Joe Perry and the Hollywood Vampires, was with Johnny last night at the Aerosmith’s Deuces are Wild show and revealed that the photo taken by him during the Hollywood Vampires 2019 Tour, last May 12 at
Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, now has a special place in his house:
“J.D. told me he got my photo of him and Jerry printed out ‘HUGE!’ on his wall, ‘like massive’ and he loves it. That was amazing to hear.”
“It never got weird enough for me”
Finally after 9 years, one of Johnny’s
tattoos can be admired in a better photo. This one,
on Johnny’s left
calf, is a tribute to his late friend Hunter S. Thompson. It has one of
in a typewriter font, the gonzo fist and blade logo, along with Hunter’s birth and
death years (1937 – 20005) and his initials: H.S.T.
The tattoo could be first seen in June 20,
2010, Father’s Day in the USA. Johnny was with his children Jack and Lily-Rose
boarding on a helicopter in Hawaii to celebrate the day. During that time there
was only the logo
with no lettering, which was added sometime later.
The final design, as seen today, could be “better” seen in August 17, 2011,
when Johnny was photographed during a trip with Vanessa Paradis and their
children on their yacht in France,
Tattoo photos taken last September 22 by Ryan Hall on Instagram
“When I’m 90, and I’m sitting around with, like, my grand kids and
my great-grand kids, and they go, ‘Gramps, when did you get that?’ I want to be
able to say: ‘May 31, 1988.’ And then they can go: ‘Wow, Gramps! You’re really
old!’” – Johnny Depp for the “US Magazine” (June 26, 1989)
31 years ago, today (May 31), Johnny met Jonathan Shaw to make his second tattoo.
The red heart with his mother name was tattooed on his left bicep, as a tribute for “the
greatest lady in the world”, his mother, Betty Sue.
Jerry Judge yesterday in Las Vegas.
“That mountain… used to stand right there
on the other side of the stage. Jerry was a bulldog, made MI5, he’d take a bullet in the head just to keep me
around… We call him equalizer, instead of his name… and then he found relief
from the cancer’s pain. He is still there. Jerry f*cking Judge… THIS SONG IS FOR
YOU MY BROTHER!!!”
During the show, Johnny worn a t-shirt with Jerry’s face printed, as well his security team. The same print was on the balloons throw to the audience, instead of the Hollywood Vampires’ logo.
Ps. I didn’t understand if he said “made MI5” (That stands for
Security Service) or another word… Please, share your thoughts about it and I’ll correct if it’s wrong…
The first black and white photo was taken by Aaron Perry during the show. The last one was taken during the “Dark Shadows” filming and is the one that was shown on the background video while Johnny gave his emotional speech while singing his cover “People Who Died”.