Ryan Davis drastically impacted my life, and specifically my career. I have been following Ryan, Jeff and the rest of the gang for over a decade now, and it has shaped what I do on a day-to-day basis. I was lucky enough to meet Ryan and Vinny about four years ago, and meeting them made me realise my life ambition to write professionally.
So, as you could expect, Ryan's passing hit me hard.
I have no other tattoos. I don't think I would get more than one. I've always considered getting one, but always couldn't find a design I liked. Well, I always liked Ryan's design, and even before his passing thought of copying his binary armband concept.
In light of his death, I am going to get his tattoo design, in the exact same place where Ryan had it, but it now reads "Ryan":
This isn't the final design, I need to give it to a proper artist to make it look more accurate in terms of the box and line dimensions. It might be upside down in that picture (I'll make sure it's the right way up if I was to get it).
If someone had such a profound impact on my life, surely this is a good idea? I've had someone draw it out on my skin and it looks pretty awesome.
Any feedback would be wicked-awesome. Love you Giant Bomb xoxo
I've been following Ryan and co. for nearly ten years now, back to the old GameSpot 'On The Spot' days. They have directly influenced my career and my life.
I had the privilege of meeting Ryan and Vinny at one stage, and they were both very much welcoming and friendly. Ryan had a distinct presence, and his persona was so distinct you felt honoured to be around him.
I am still in shock Ryan's gone. Rest in peace, Ryan. Thanks for creating some amazing content I'll always remember.