Tattoo Inspired by Tom Petersson
This tattoo adorns the lovely leg of
Stephanie Stewart-Morgan of Sydney, Australia.
She credits Tom Petersson as being the inspiration for it.
Stephanie writes, "I'm not sure it's that great a story - he's
just an original, you know? A number of years ago I really got into Cheap Trick
in a big way. I liked them before that but didn't really know much about them.
Thanks to the arrival of the internet I was able to really find out more and
that's when I realized what a kick arse bass player Tom is. I Want You To
Want Me was the first song I ever learnt to play on the bass."
"I am mum to two autistic children so things can get stressful around here. I find if I get too wound up I retreat to my room and play my bass and it's a great escape for me. So I thought I'd better tribute the man who inspires me most in that regard."
Stephanie plays a Waterstone Blue Target 12-string bass. Rock on!
While on a
vacation to Japan in 2013 Stephanie was finally able to meet Tom in person.
Stephanie managed to get backstage and the story is best told by Stephanie
herself: "Tom's even more of a sweetheart than even I imagined. The whole
meeting him thing was crazy LOL! Robin was there too so I got to meet him very
briefly too. The photo of my leg with Tom holding the autographed photo next to
it was taken at Robin's request." That photo was taken by Kim Gisbourne.
"Tom loved the tattoo and I couldn't have imagined a better reaction to it. The gigs were awesome. Got myself close to the front, Tom's side of course. I got plenty of attention (and a couple of picks)."
OK, that settles it - time for me to make a trip to Australia to visit Steph's leg!