unilad
Advert

Tony Hawk Skateboards Infused With His Blood Sold Out Overnight

by : Julia Banim on : 28 Aug 2021 16:58
Tony Hawk Skateboards Infused With His Blood Sold Out Overnight@tonyhawk/Instagram

Tony Hawk skateboards infused with the legendary skateboarder’s own blood have completely sold out overnight.

Hawk, 53, collaborated with water company Liquid Death for this unusual project, providing enough donated blood for 100 skateboards.

Advert

Each of these limited edition skateboards are said to be ‘lovingly screen-printed by hand in Southern California’, while each board comes with ‘a certificate of authenticity’. The blood is harvested ‘straight from the source’ (Hawk’s veins) before being sanitised, ready for use.

Loading…

Although some may feel a little grossed out by this idea, it clearly hasn’t put diehard fans off, with supplies having already been drained from the site, NBC-2 reports.

Speaking about this collaboration with TMZ, Hawk said:

Advert

I am deeply thankful to have a connection with my fans, and I appreciate how Liquid Death connects with theirs.

This collaboration is taking those connections to a new level, as I have literally put my blood (and soul?) into these decks, and I take pride in knowing that organizations fighting plastic pollution and creating skate parks worldwide will be supported through our efforts.

In an Instagram post, Liquid Death wrote:

Yes, there is actually @tonyhawk’s real blood in these skateboards. And yes, we sterilized it first. Own your very own piece of the Birdman today at liquiddeath.com/hawkblood. But act fast! There are only 100 of them! Disclaimer: Although it could arguably make the world a better place, never ever use these boards to make clones of Tony Hawk.

Unique selling point aside, these boards will also serve a charitable purpose, with 10% of profits going to The Skatepark Project, as well as 5 Gyres, an environmental non-profit organisation.

Advert

The boards, however, caused a stir online, after Lil Nas X pointed out the difference between responses when he tried to sell shoes infused with his own blood.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Film and TV

Friends Star James Michael Tyler Dies Aged 59

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Celebrity, blood, Now, Tony Hawk

Credits

Liquid Death and 2 others
  1. Liquid Death

    INFUSED WITH 100% REAL TONY HAWK

  2. TMZ

    TONY HAWK INFUSES BLOOD INTO SKATEBOARDS ... Selling Them For $500 Apiece!!!

  3. NBC-2

    Skateboards containing Tony Hawk’s blood sell out overnight