For these of us whose first concert events have been Avril Lavigne or listened to scratched CDs of 2002’s Let Go on our Walkmans a lot that they turn into unlistenable — each interview in Avril Lavigne’s prolonged press tour upfront of her upcoming pop punk, Travis Barker-produced album Love Sux is a powerful reward. In a brand new interview with the very punk Inked Journal, she shares the tales of the tattoos on her physique — most notably, that she has “f*ck” tattooed on her in three different places.
“All of my tattoos for 15 years have been simply random,” she stated within the interview. “I used to be most likely super-drunk and I used to be like, ‘Let’s do that!’ I by no means actually thought them out. However a pair years in the past she sat down with artist London Reese and requested him to create a half-sleeve connecting all her tattoos into a bigger, extra cohesive piece — one thing she’d lengthy wished. Now, the primary focus is a microphone surrounded by roses and music notes.
“I all the time wished the half-sleeve, however I used to be attempting to be accountable,” she stated. “It’s humorous, I say that whereas I’ve ‘f*ck’ tattooed on me thrice.” Extra particularly, Lavigne has “F*ck You” on her center finger, “Motherf*cking Princess,” on her pinky finger, and block letters on her rib cage spelling out, merely, “F*ck.”
“It’s my favourite phrase,” she defined. “Why the f*ck not?”
It’s additionally immensely gratifying to know that Avril has the “Sk8er Boi” star tattooed on her wrist, that her track meant as a lot to her because it did to the cultural zeitgeist.
“A part of me was like, ‘Wait, ought to I be doing this?’” she stated. “So I referred to as my older brother to verify I had his blessing. I used to be like, ‘I’m going to get a tattoo, is that OK?’ He stated it was OK. It’s the ‘Sk8er Boi’ star, it means lots to me.”
Avril’s “f*ck it,” mentality has all the time been considered one of the most powerful things about her, and clearly about punk basically — a mentality she wanted to have as a younger artist battling hesitance from business execs who initially didn’t need her music to have a lot electrical guitar.
“Once I first got here onto the music scene I used to be doing one thing totally different,” Lavigne stated. “I used to be a lady writing empowering songs, standing as much as males and taking part in guitar-driven music. On the time that was [barely] taking place, so it was exhausting for me to do this and folks didn’t anticipate that from me. Once I was within the studio writing I used to be like, ‘I need to rock out extra, I need to have guitars,’ so I fought to have that sound.” And we’re all higher for it!