Getting a tattoo can be a grueling and painful experience for even the most hardcore enthusiast, so getting multiple tattoos at the same time takes things to the next level. Andy Suzuki, of the pop group Andy Suzuki & The Method, took things even farther by getting three simultaneous tattoos and filming the entire experience for a music video.
Andy Suzuki being tattooed by Ashley Love, Tron, and Amy Shapiro for the "Lucy" video.
Tattoodo: The video for "Lucy (Devil Song)" is amazing. Can you tell us a bit about how you came up with that concept? Who are the artists working on you?
Andy Suzuki: This video was a labor of love! I was in an altered state of mind and thought how dope it would be if I got three tattoos at once in a music video. It started as a joke, and it always seemed too crazy to pull off, but the idea kept gnawing at me, so we put it in motion! Working on my arm is Ashley Love, working on my leg is Tron, and working on my back is Amy Shapiro. They had never done anything like this before, and they absolutely were a pleasure to work with.
The video can’t help but make a connection between a visual art (tattoos) and your music, can you tell us about ways that your music has been influenced by the body art that you have?
My first tattoo was of a piano, so from day one, tattoos and music have been interconnected for me. My music and the experiences I get on the road influence what tattoos I get, and tattoos I have gotten sometimes show up in song lyrics. It's all one and the same!
What’s coming up for the band in the next couple of months?
We just released a new full-length album, 'The Glass Hour," and we are in the middle of our album release tour. Beyond that, we will be releasing some new music videos and remixes from the new album. We are working on joining some other tours for the spring/summer, so you'll be able to see us on the road at a venue near you :)