In an interview with AOL's metal contingent Noisecreep earlier this year, Taking Dawn's young and illustrious frontman Chris Babbitt sat down to talk the talk on his generation's interest in body modification.
Wrote Noisecreep, "Tattoos and metal -- they go together like milk and cookies; or bandoliers and devil horns. They go together, that is, unless you're Taking Dawn. The Las Vegas band wants nothing to do with the whole tattoo scene, and the band's lead singer even joked that getting inked would be grounds for dismissal from the band!"
Says Chris Babbitt, "I'm happy an entire generation capitalized on them and they had their own identity, but you know what? In 20 years, my generation is going to be one ugly generation with huge, droopy ears and f---ed up tattoos."
Continues Noisecreep, "Babbitt pulls double duty for Taking Dawn, singing his heart out sharing lead guitar duties with fellow axeman Mikey Cross. Babbitt isn't the only one who hates tattoos in the band, but he might be the most vocal about the popular trend. When Babbitt isn't mocking tattoos or observing his generation's fashion sense (which he approves of, by the way), he's working on songs and keeping his vocal chops in check."
Read the whole interview right here, and get your copy of Taking Dawn's high-octane debut Time to Burn RIGHT HERE!