Jason Hook by Anne Erickson

Five Finger Death Punch are currently out on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and the trek is giving guitarist Jason Hook a chance to play his new signature Gibson M4-Sherman.

At a recent tour stop, I couldn’t help but notice not only Hook’s M4-Sherman, but also his Gibson tattoo.

Hook recently chatted with me about the story behind the tattoo: “I was so impressed that when I went to the Gibson headquarters to put the final touches on my signature guitar, we went out to dinner with a bunch of staff members and a bunch of the guys from the warehouse, and at the end, I said, ‘I’m going to go put a Gibson tattoo on my hand tonight, and I’m prepared to pay for anybody else who wants to join me!’”

He added, “I got three guys from the warehouse to do Gibson tattoos!”

Five Finger Death Punch’s latest release, “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1,” dropped earlier this week.

The Mayhem Festival closes out Sunday in Dallas.

Photo by Anne Erickson.