Eric Catalano, the Hecker tattoo artist who turned considerably of a web based sensation final 12 months for his hyperrealistic fingernail tattoo, had one other brush with fame just lately when he appeared as a visitor on The Kelly Clarkson Present.
“It was enjoyable,” Catalano stated of the expertise. “(Different company) Billy Ray Cyrus, Rainn Wilson and I, we have been all in a Skype room collectively ready for our turns. That was simply actually cool as a result of we have been speaking to one another behind the scenes.”
The present first reached out to Catalano about his work, like tattooing navels on those that now not have them or performing nipple and areola reconstruction for breast most cancers survivors, in mid-October.
Catalano’s assistant known as him after she bought an e mail from the present with a request for him to ship a one-minute video explaining why he does what he does.
“I believed, ‘wow that’s sort of random. So I submitted a video and so they have been like ‘we need to have you ever on our present,’” Catalano stated. “I used to be fairly shocked they sought me out. It’s been a couple of 12 months since my media frenzy with the breast most cancers and fingernail tattoo factor. That’s actually died down, so this caught me off guard.”
Catalano filmed his phase, which included him showing alongside Cyrus and Wilson, on Nov. 4.
He stated he was not very acquainted with the American Idol and Grammy award-winning host of the present earlier than his look, however after doing a little analysis and speaking along with her, Catalano stated he’s now a fan.
“I used to be not likely acquainted with Kelly Clarkson or the present earlier than this, and I’ll let you know what I seemed her up and checked out a couple of of her previous exhibits and different interviews that she’s executed, and I believe she’s superior,” Catalano stated. “She’s very, very enjoyable and really good. I had a extremely good expertise along with her. And he or she informed me she cherished me.”
On the present, Catalano mentioned his distinctive tattoo work. He additionally had a consumer who acquired a stomach button tattoo after she had a tummy tuck executed on the present with him to speak about his work.
The episode with Catalano aired final Monday morning at 11 a.m. on KPLR 11.