Jasmine Wright (writer)
Inked: So what is your favorite tattoo. And are any of your tattoo's sentimental or just artistic?
Seinfeld: All my tattoos are meaningful to me, some are more artistic and some are more symbolic, and some have more meaning than others obviously. I mean my favorite tattoo is really the one that Fernie did on me about two years ago; it's a portrait of my wife on my ribs. He drew her with angel wings but she is also holding my gun. I think it's great when you can express your love for somebody. A lot of my tattoos really express my dark side and my inner demons and my anger and my hatred. I’ve used a lot of my tattoos to kind of work out my mental anguish and my own issues within myself. I have a lot of devils and angels. I've never been a moderate person; I've always been a person who’s been extreme in one way or another. My tattoos show my personality. I got my oldest son’s name tattooed on my neck when he was born, Mark Mahoney put it on me, and those are the kind of tattoos that last forever. I got a lot of really amazing work done from Paul Booth, who is a great friend of mine and use to travel on the tour bus with me back in the day. Life is a journey you know, and you pick up some souvenirs on the way. For me, my tattoos kind of tell a story of all the places that I have been and all the things that I have done but I'm not finished. I kind of feel like with Attika 7, I’ve gotten a new lease on life. I'm restarting my journey and I’ve kind of re-inspired myself musically. And that's not easy to do.
Inked: What’s your tattoo process?
Seinfeld: These days I'm really selective, I only have a little bit of skin left and it's mostly planned out and I know what artists are going to tattoo me and where. I have a lot of friends who are tattoo artists who have actually never tattooed me because we were too busy just hanging out together. Like Mario Barth is one of my best friends and he has never tattooed me because we were just always having fun. So Mario is going to tattoo me… one of these days.. Depending on the artists, I like to give them a lot of freedom to do it how they see it. Like when I would get tattooed by Paul Booth I would be like “Hey man, this is the space that I am working with, and I want a big devil head on this side, and I want a falling angel on this side.” He will just draw it right on me. I never really want a tattoo that someone else is going to have, so I want tit to be unique and original. It's funny because I have seen so many people who have just seen your tattoo in a magazine and they copy it. It's happened hundred of times and I guess that you have to think that you have done something right. Like they say, imitation is the best form of flattery, so you gotta take it as it is.