Atreyu Tattoos Interview
This interview has been done in Paris the 19th of April 2005.
Laureline and Benny met Brandon Saller the drummer.

How did you come to tattoo?
Since I was 18 years old, I was trying to get one because I loved it!

Which one is your first one? And why did you make it? It's my back. Me and my brother got the same one, we did it together. It's a bird and it is said in Japanese little brother for me and big brother for him!

Among all your tattoos, which one do you prefer and Why?
I like all of them because they all have a certain meaning, but I don't have a favourite. They are all special to me in a certain way.

Which one is the last one? My back and it's not done.

Which one hurts the most? The lower back! I hate it! It is worst than the chest!

Do you have an idea for your next one? I want to do my arm but I have no ideas yet. I have to think about stuff!

Is there a tattooist's works that impress a lot? Yeah, Jim Miner. He tattooed me and some of the band. He works in a shop called Classic tattoo in south of California. He tattooed Alex, Travis, Dan and me since my first one! He works on guys of Bleeding Through. He is really awesome

For you, what's the importance of tattoo in the music's spirit? I don't think there is any importance. Tattoo is important if they mean something to you, it is just personal!

What are the meanings of your tattoos? The one on my wrist, me and my best friend have it.

The one on my back is for my grand father who passed away.

The one on my arm is for my sister who passed away.

My upper back is for me and my brother,

I have a shitty diamond on my leg, this is my only stupid and without any sense's tattoo.

And this one is the heart and the key, and my wife has the key.

What do you think about the new rise of tattoo?
Do you consider it as a fashion or a new breath for the body culture? It's awesome, it's good for tattoo artist, it's cool!

Do you have a message for kids who would like to be tattooed?
Wait for the legal age! Most of the tattooist who agree to tattoo under-aged person do shit because they do it for money! Be smart with your tattoo, I mean there is boys who are 18 years old and the get their hands tattooed with like a "Fuck" written on the fingers, on their neck. And you can't get a job with this!

Interview Laureline & Benny
Translation Benny

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