Avicii Talks About His Tattoos In Interview With iHeart Radio

Music artist Avicii talks to iHeart Radio about the meaning behind his tattoos.

Avicii reveals the storied behind his tattoos in a personal interview with iHeart radio.

Talking about his first tattoo:

"This is from a Banksy. It was the first tattoo I did, and I kinda wanted to mix everything. I wanted to do everything, I think the first time. So I wanted to do a Banksy. I wanted to do so many things. This [his Banksy tattoo] was more planned. I sat down with the tattoo artist, Jun Cha, and we spent more time actually laying out what to do. I was only going to do this when I was completely sure this was the only thing I was going to do."

Read the full interview over on their website.

Banksy tattoo on Avicii. Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #Banksy #tattoo #Avicii #rachelkaplan
Gorilla tattoo by JunCha. Photo: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #gorillatattoo #gorilla #JunCha

On his left arm he has a gorilla and women wrapped in bandages - he says they represent 'hear no evil', 'see no evil', 'speak no evil'. Jun Cha, the tattoo artist designed the concept.


Avicii photographed by Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #Avicii #RachelKaplan
Tattoos inspired by greekmythology. Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #greekmythology

"Jun Cha does a lot of these sculpture tattoos," comments Avicii when talking about his Greek mythology tattoo above. Again, Jun designed the whole thing and the music producer let the artist create whatever he wanted.

DJ and producer Avicii. Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #Avicii #dj #producer
Avicii photographed by Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #Avicii

He discussed his future tattoo plans in the interview: "I haven't really decided. I'm going to see Jun Cha again soon, and see what he thinks. I got some ideas. I think I want to keep going and do some really graphically gripping stuff."

Avicii photographed by Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio #Avicii