Trivium’s Matt Heafy Seeks Ideas For His Full Body Tattoo’s “Front Costume Piece”

TRIVIUMit is Matt heavy informed her fans about her quest to get a full body tattoo.

The 35-year-old Orlando, Florida-based musician, who first got his tattoo in 2005, asked his social media followers for ideas for the front part of his full bodysuit.

Earlier today, Heavy taken to his instagram to share a photo of his progress, and he included the following message: “I need ideas… I’m still a long way off – but what should the costume piece be before I get it? I’m torn between several Japanese legends classics, beast, warriors… but maybe I’m forgetting one. What do you think?

Few years ago, Heavy told Tattoo.com in an interview that the music industry has “definitely made tattoos a more acceptable thing in popular culture. I think before music became an ‘industry,’ it was the ancient Japanese who influenced tattoos by turning them into an art form,” he explained. “Unfortunately, now it seems that Japan is going backwards and against tattoos. But with the rest of the world, I think it’s funny because of all the stereotypes about tattoo work. For example, if you see a person who looks like him “I’m in a band and they’re covered in tattoos, chances are they’re in a band. I think it’s a good thing that tattoos allow bands to express themselves — and in that sense, the music industry doesn’t have the same limitations that other industries have. I also think music is another way for people to express themselves and know who they are as a person.

Heavy also discussed some of his specific tattoos, saying, “My right arm was my first piece. It’s Brian BrunoRepresentation of an ancient Japanese coin from Kitagawa Utamaro. It was called “Rising Dragon”. That was when our album ‘Ascending’ was about to go out; it was as if the stars were aligned. Kitagawa Utamaro was best known for his Geisha pieces; I had never really seen him do a dragon piece. After doing years of research on a wooden dragon triptych, I had brian do this piece. I thought he would be the best American tattoo artist to do Japanese tattoos. Of the, Kahlil [Rintye] moved into brianthe place of (Kahlil was also trained in Japanese tattooing). He ended up doing my second tattoo, which is on my left arm. This is a rendition of an old Japanese story piece by Yoshitoshi. It is about a samurai named Watanabe no Tsuna fighting Ibaraki no Doji at Rashomon Gate. I believe this piece was created in the 1700s or 1800s, so I had Kahlil basically duplicate it on my left arm. Then I have my wedding ring tattooed on my left hand, and it’s a Japanese “Ensō”, which is an existentialist symbol based on the philosophies of perfection, imperfection, completion, and incompleteness .”

Heavy was born in Iwakuni, Japan to a Japanese mother and an American father. Her father, a former member of the United States Marine Corps, is half Irish and half German. After completing his enlistment at Camp Pendleton, HeavyThe father of settled his family in Orlando, Florida, where MastThe budding love of music began to blossom.

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