Jesse Wellens, the BF from PrankvsPrank, had an incredibly emotional December last year. On the 14th, his mother went missing for six days before being found, unfortunately laid to rest. His mourning was recognised by the entire YouTube community and the couple took a much needed break from the Internet whilst arrangements were made for Jesse’s mom, but he’s ready to honour her memory with a beautiful new tattoo.
Travelling with Julien Solomita (Jenna Marbles‘ boyfriend) to LA, the two stopped by the High Voltage Tattoo Parlour and documented the exciting moment Kat Von D tattoo’d Jesse’s entire upper arm. The tattoo lasted “six-seven hours” and features “my mom as an angel”, and honestly, it’s absolutely stunning. Below you can see Jesse’s vlog, as filmed by vlogging-expert Julien.
Even though the whole tattooing experience lasted about the same length as an entire day at work with no breaks, Jesse didn’t want to look at the tattoo until the very end – “I haven’t seen it. I have no idea what it looks like”. After the whole process, Kat, a world renowned tattoo artist who has appeared on multiple TV shows and is widely considered one of the most recognisable tattooists on the planet, said that Jesse “sat like a champ” and thanked him across many of her social media platforms.
After the intense sitting, Jesse first sees his tattoo and says full of emotion, “I look dope” as he hugs Kat and thanks her for all the hard work. In his vlog, viewers can see the tattoo a day after the inking process still very red and sore, so we can’t wait to see what the final product will look like once the redness settles down. Jesse finally dedicates his beautiful ink to his sadly deceased mother before thanking Kat and Julien for all their support on his big day. You can see Julien’s daily vlog right here.