Meet the remarkable artist who wields ink and melodies with equal mastery, Josh Napier. With an illustrious career spanning 18 years as a renowned tattoo artist, Josh has left his creative mark on countless individuals. Yet, his artistic journey doesn’t stop there. Josh is also a seasoned musician, having played the guitar and sung since the tender age of 13. In this exclusive interview, we delve into Josh’s diverse artistic world, from his tattooing triumphs to his heartfelt country tunes. Join us as we unravel the inspiring story of an artist who wears his passion on both his skin and in his songs.
Hi Josh, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about what it is that you do.
Hi, I am a well-known tattoo artist of 18 years. I have been tattooing for most of my life. I have been published in multiple magazines and won a lot of competitions and 300+ awards sponsored by many companies in supplies I use.
I have been playing guitar and singing, making my own music since I was 13 years old. I’ve been really focusing on my music career. My dream is to be on stage sharing my music. I write about the life struggles I’ve gone through, and I like that others can relate to my lyrics. My music speaks volumes to my listeners.
Please tell us more about your journey.
I got started in music with acoustic folk-country, then went to pop-punk rock. I was in a few bands growing up, and then I learned how to rap, did that for 5 or so years, and now I’m focusing back on my roots.
I am just trying to bring a different sound to the music to stand out. A lot of people say I’m not country because I have tattoos from head to toe and piercings, but as we all know, looks don’t make you a country; what’s in your heart does.
Please share with our readers about your music projects.
Ready n five was a song I wrote while living in a small town Abilene, Texas. Dallas is 3 hours away, and this song is about asking my wife if she wants to go to Dallas or stay in our small town and trying to capture that reality.
Momma’s boy is a song I wrote about my mother and how much of a loving mother she was and is. I tried to capture the journey from when I was born to how I feel today, and it caught a lot of attention on TikTok.
Heart strings is about my ex and any man who struggles with having a baby momma; how men are treated in this world with their kids always pulled away from them. How broken down it makes a man feel losing his kids or his ex won’t let him talk to his kids or be in their lives.
Southern noise is about just being from the south country boy; lifted truck diesel, smoke, mud, and loud music making noise.
Roads callin is about me being on the road all the time, missing my kids and wife, tattoo expo, and music.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
A lot of hard work has helped me to get to where I am today.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much, Josh, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!