Published on January 21, 2016 by Steph Castor

Oftentimes we view tattoos for their surface value-- a strictly visully aesthetic quality, which limits us from truly understanding its meaning and more importantly, the person beneath the skin. For some, tattooing is a way of paying respects to culture and heritage. Many styles of tattooing adhere to precise placement and origin. Tattoo.com was able to sit down with Trivium front man, Matt Heafy, to discuss in depth the cultural representation surrounding his ink, the historical background of each piece, the significance of timing and placement, and the correlation between tattooing and music. Take a look at what the Orlando, Florida heavy metal mastermind had to say about his Japanese influences and their relationship with Trivium's latest album, "Silence in the Snow."


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