25 Ta Life tattoo Interview
This interview was made in Nantes the 7th of September 2004.
Manu and I have met the Singer Rick.
We're gonna talk about tattoo. How did you came to tattoo ?

The first one I got is the big deamon on my chest. That's my first one.
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Where did you did it ?

This guy in New Jersey Chancy Gorman did it. And then as time went buy,
I started to get tattoed from that girl in New York Andrea, she did 80% of my tattoos. And now I got little tattoo that I did on tour. I just got a tattoo for my son, he's seven month old. "Baby Evan", I got it made in Italy a couple weeks ago.
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The last tattoos that I got were like California when we toured the west coast.
It says "25 Ta Life Cali Tour 03". I also got this last year.

"Strasbourg France" when we toured here.
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I also got "Poland 2001" from a tour also.
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Among all your tattoos, is there one that you prefer in particular ?

For me it's like one tattoo. But of course my tour tattoos are very special ones. It reminds me of travelling. The one for my son is very special for me. I got the "Straight Edge" tattoos that matter also. I got one for my father too, the year he's born, the year he passed away. The tattoos that have one meaning are more important to me rather than those which are just pictures.

How will you do for the next tattoo ?

I got a little spot here, right on my hanckle. I got some very little room left.

And after ? Are you gonna ta ttoo other people ?

No, I love tattoo but that's not my thing. To me, it's very talenting to be able to do that.

Is there a tattoist that impress you ?

When I was young I really like Guy Anderson and Paul Booth are really good artists. But Andrea an Sacha really gave me the tattoo that I wanted. They did
a really nice job.

Every musician who's been asked this question, talked about Paul Booth.

Yeah. But everybody asked me: "Rick, did you get tattooed from paul Booth cause I'm a friend of him". But the girl who did most of my tattoo Andra,
she's got the same style. Very dark, you know the black tattoo.

How many hours do you think it has requiered to do all of yours ?

At least maybe 350 hours. Lot's of ours.



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