How Travis Barker Just Made His Connection With Kourtney Kardashian Permanent

Travis Barker isn't afraid to show his love for girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian

The Blink 182 drummer was spotted sporting a very noticeable tribute to the Keeping Up with The Kardashians star in recent photos. Barker and Kardashian surprised some fans when they began dating in early 2021. However, the pair have been close friends for years (via Us Weekly). The duo both live in the same Calabasas, California gated community and have been seen spending time together as friends for years. Paparazzi has spotted them enjoying dinner together and attending church services, which has sparked romance speculation. However, they maintained that their relationship was strictly platonic. 

Relationship rumors heated up again in January 2021 when Kardashian shared a sexy photo of herself in her closet to her Instagram account. Barker left a red rose emoji in the comments section of the post, and fans took notice. In February, the two went social media official when Kardashian shared a snap of herself holding hands with Barker. By March the couple weren't shy about showing PDA in public as photographers caught shots of them snuggling up to one another during a day outing to Hollywood's Crossroads Kitchen (via Hollywood Life). Now, Barker is making his love for Kardashian permanent.

How Travis Barker showed his love for Kourtney Kardashian

TMZ reports that Travis Barker was photographed without his shirt on in Hollywood this week as he got off of a Starline Tours bus while filming a music video. In the photos, Kourtney Kardashian's name can clearly be seen tattooed on the left side of his chest. Her name appears to be prominent over another of Barker's many tattoos. 

According to People Magazine, another one of Barker's most recent pieces of ink is also believed to be a nod to his girlfriend. The musician shared a photo of a large tattoo on his hip that reads, "You're So Cool!" a quote from the movie True Romance. The font of the tattoo seems to match the handwriting from a note that Kardashian wrote Barker, which he shared on Instagram. 

The couple haven't spoken out much about their romance. However, Barker did open up about the mother of three back in March when he appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show. "I'm spending time with a woman who's a great mom, who's a great friend and you don't have to worry about any of those things," Barker told Drew Barrymore at the time. "It just comes natural — it's like a maturity thing."