A UK club promoter named Joe Forsyth recently had the lyrics to the Swedish megastar Avicii's latest megahit “Wake Me Up” tattooed down the entire side of his body.
You can make a case that “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” are the songs of the summer, but short of someone tattooing Pharrell's face on their face, this will be hard to beat.
Avicii himself retweeted Forsyth's photo of the tat. So who is this guy? Forsyth is 22, originally from Worcester, but lives in Spain. He says “Wake Me Up” tells the story of his life. We spoke to him about this awe-inspiring decision.
What prompted you to get a tattoo this large? Were you drunk when you had it done?
It was just a decision I made, I was sober when I had it done. I thought about it for a few weeks.
Do you have a girlfriend? What does she think about it?
I don't have a girlfriend at the minute, but all the girls I know they all like it. They all think it's sick.
Did it hurt a lot getting it done?
Yeah, most painful tattoo I've had. It took four and a half hours, all in one sitting.
What responses are you getting? Do you have any Twitter haters?
I've had about over a thousand retweets. But yeah, I've gotten messages from people saying: It's shit, eat shit and all that. Saying you're gonna regret it. But I don't care what they think, because I'm not going to regret it. It's my choice.
What would you say to Avicii if you met him? Would you show him the tattoo?
Obviously I'd show him. I'd probably ask him if I could have a picture with him. Maybe offer a beer. Just be like I am with anyone I first met when I'm doing my job. How's it going, what's your name and all that. Well, obviously I know his name…
Someone on Twitter said some words are misspelled. Is that the case?
Yeah, actually there are a couple of words that are misspelled. But I'm going to get that sorted out. It's cause it was such a big piece. In “caught” it hasn't got the line going through the “t”. It's a five minute job.
Any wise words for the people out there?
Everyone should just do what they want. Live life to the most every day. Literally I just do what I want everyday. I don't think about what could happen in ten years time, because I don't know if I'll be here. I live life to the max. Most nights of the week I go out and get completely off my ass. It's part of the job. Everyone that works here gets drunk every night. It's a lifestyle.
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