Florida Georgia Line Have the Itch to Ink

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley already has seven tattoos and musical partner Tyler Hubbard has nine. But as anyone who inks knows, one’s too many and 10 ain’t enough. So Kelley and Hubbard are thinking about what to tattoo next. In a recent radio interview, Hubbard said he was ready to celebrate the band’s four CMA Award nominations with a new tattoo.

“I’m getting a tattoo next week actually, so we’ll see,” he said. “I’m going get some work done on some previous tattoos. I’m excited. I got the itch.”

Their four nominations include vocal duo, new artist, single of the year (for “Cruise” ) and musical event of the year (for their remix of “Cruise” with rapper Nelly).

Body art trends come and go, and I’m not sure when Hubbard and Kelley started inking. But the days of tribal arm bands and snakes around crosses are long gone. Today’s tat trends are more in the feathers, birds and multi-word script territory. But since I can’t see anyone from Florida or Georgia doing feathers and/or birds, I think a sentence or two across their ribs would look cool. Maybe even some of their own lyrics, like “That’s how we do it round here” or “Feeling lucky, got hooked up with some Kentucky clear” or even simply, “Baby, you a song.” (Come to think of it, maybe I’ll get one of those inked on my own ribs.)

In an interview with The Associated Press this week, Kelley talked about the emotions of being nominated for a major award.

“You dream about just being there, and to be nominated four times is definitely a dream come true, so we’re just very honored, very humbled,” Kelley said. “Win or lose, we’re going to celebrate. It’s just going to be a great night.”