Johnny Depp shares ’ink’ with Damien Echols
TORONTO - The Associated Press
This image released by Starpix shows Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three, left, and actor Johnny Depp at a press conference for the film "West of Memphis" at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. AP photoJohnny Depp admits his latest obsession is tattoos, and the star has recently gotten a few with a man he helped release from Arkansas’ death row.
Depp and Damien Echols talked with The Associated Press before the premiere of "West of Memphis" about the criminal case that put Echols on death row. Echols said that when they get together, they look for a tattoo parlor. The actor said it’s about "celebrating the moment."
The pair have several matching tattoos, including one designed by Echols, that Depp said "is one of his all-time favorites."
Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin spent 18 years in prison for the 1993 murders of three boys. All three men were released from prison after pleading guilty to the crimes, although they still maintain their innocence.