“I’m Matty and I’m getting a tattoo in Melbourne and it sucks!” Matheson groans in the opening of this mini behind-the-scenes clip from Dead Set On Life. The larger-than-life traveling chef is a huge personality, of rising fame, and seeing him nude from the waist up is par for the course. On his recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, Matheson swung by Chapel Tattoo, continuing his goal to become entirely, utterly covered.
Wandering into Jessica Swaffer’s station, Matheson is gonna grab himself “a lovely angel lady” tucked along that awfully tender side flesh where the stomach meets up with the ribs. It’s a rough spot, and Matheson makes sure we know it. The guy is covered in tattoos of all shapes and sizes and styles, and we get a nice tour of them before the two get started.
“Are you crying?” Swaffer intones as Matheson winces. He rubs his face and gets that misty-eyed look we’ve all gotten before. You can be the most covered person in the world, and there are still gonna be some spots that just get you.
Matheson is known for his personality and his humor, and even in this shorter clip it shines through. He’s warm and funny, and his love for tattoos is, well, largely on display. He’s not just in a shop to show off, he’s obviously a frequent-flyer. His overall goal is to cover Skin Mountain, as he refers to his burly self, and it’s absolutely a show we’d watch. More clips of Matheson hanging out with our favorite artists, riffing on the art of tattoos please.