This interview was made in Lyon the 11-07-04 as the band are in Resistance Tour Manu and Ben have met Candace and Aaron (Singer and Bass Player).
did you came to tattoo ?
I went to a tattoo shop looked at some stuff, , I wanted to get one
done so I grab something of the wall, it was a japanese stuff which
means love. That's how I got tattoo.
Aaron so you are a tattoo artist right ?
A: Yes exactly, that's what I do when I'm not on tour. That's kind of convenient !
Which is your first tattoo ?
Which one do you prefer ?
Aaron did the microphone on my arm, I like it a lot. I'm really happy
with what he has been working on.
Probably my hand. My left arm, is not finished yet, I'm still working
on but that doesn't count. So the last one that is actually done was
Oh yeah ! I've got tons of ideas. I wanna do my other hand. I've got
a lot of different things in mind. I would depends what comes first
when I'll get next to the shop. We'll see.
Is there a tattooist work that impress you very much ?
Yeah, there is so many people, it's amazing. I'm not really into the
typical big name guys. For instance there's this guy that I met Roxy
out of Texas, he's amazing. And he's super humble, you'll never see
him on magazines, he's not really a big talker, but he does some of
the sweetest work I've ever seen. Another guy, Chris Smith, out of Washington
DC, he's the same, way, he doesn't care about that kind
Do you think tattoo has now become a fashion ?
Yeah I definatly think that there's a fashion to it for a lot of people,
that's for sure. But honestly, I don't care, I think that's great. But
if you're doing only for the fashion, once you'll get old you'll be
pretty screwed. For me, I like tattoo so I don't care what other people
do, or think of it.
Finaly do you got any advice for somebody who would like to get his first tattoo ?
Think about it ! Make sure you want it. Make sure you'll go to see somebody
who'll do a good job.
Manu & Benny