As a musician in the rock world it’s kinda expected that you would get tattoos. Especially if you’re in Heavy Metal. However, there are a lot of genres that are akin to saying, hey you need a tattoo. For me, I thought about the idea of a tattoo for a long time. I didn’t want to go in and get something that everyone else has or had. What would be the point in that? One area of music that I haven’t had much dealing with would be an acoustic urban thing. THus the question of rootsy urban tattoos is relative to wondering, what would one look like?
For my own skin, I ended up getting something unique. So far according to a lot of tattoo artists and people who either have tattoos or like to look at them, have all said the same thing: that’s the most original tattoo I’ve ever seen. I had finally come across an idea that seemed fitting for me. Thus I worked it up so that the tattoo guy could make it happen. I ended up doing two very similar ones, one on each shoulder for balance.
In looking at the album cover for Matt Cranstoun, I’m not seeing any inking on him. Which might mean that the genre I’d call this song – rootsy urban, may not really have a driving need for tattoos. That doesn’t stop Matt from singling out the word in his song that you’re watching above – Tattoo.
I like the slow build he’s got. Starting on the acoustic guitar and building the song as it goes. Elements of drums, electric guitars, bass, and more vocals as it goes on. Eventually the whole song is stirred up into a frenzy and eventually ends with a cacophony of sound. Fun stuff and a nice departure in the midst of the holiday rush.
So while you’re out and about getting your Christmas shopping done and you’re thinking about what gifts you’re going to give… consider giving the gift of Matt. If you’re contemplating the idea of a little ink on your body, think long and hard – my suggestion is get something that no one else has. People will certainly take a closer look and a little more notice when you do. They also won’t be asking where are the rootsy urban tattoos. They’ll see you’re awesome design.
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