Hank III displaying his latest ink (at the time). Tour bus meet-up behind the Gothic Theater in Denver. November 7, 2002.
I interviewed Williams for High Times in 1999, the first writer to do so. When we first met at the Little Bear in Evergreen, Colorado, Williams introduced himself by saying, "Hi, I'm Shelton [his real first name]."
As tempted as I might be to this day to refer to him as "Hank" in his presence, "Shelton" he will continue to be to me. No matter how many tattoos the outlaw troubadour gets.
(Here's another photo of mine of Hank III.)