Officially the youngest group ever signed to Roadrunner Records in the label’s 35 year history, their second EP, A Place Called Home, finds Baltimore, Maryland quartet Bad Seed Rising maturing and honing in sonically on an infectious, unmistakable sound. They’ve toured with notable acts the likes of Halestorm and Black Veil Brides, and appear to have a massive future ahead. We checked in with lead singer Francheska Pastor to talk a bit about tattoos.

When, where and what was your first tattoo?
Pastor: I got my first tattoo when I was 15 for my birthday in my basement. My uncle came from Australia and I begged him to tattoo me.

Do any of your tattoos have a particularly special meaning behind them? If so, do share man!
Pastor: Nah, not really! I only have one tattoo behind my ear and it’s a spade. I guess if I had to say it meant anything, it would symbolize ace of spades in reference to Mötorhead, because Lemmy is a fucking God!

Do you have a specific shop or artist that you frequent (insert shameless plug time!)?
Pastor: No, but I’d definitely do something local here in Frederick, MD. Such as Classic Electric or Black Label!

Do you have any new tattoos planned or underway? Give us the dirt dude!
Pastor: I have a lot actually! I wanna get the galaxy as a half-sleeve, because my dad’s family is all named after planets. I’d also love to get a death head and a bunch of geometric tattoos done in stippling, and a lot of black work.

Have you seen any fans with a band tattoo, anything crazy memorable?
Pastor: No, but Aiden’s dad got a lifer on his finger!

We know you have one… tell us about that stoned/drunken joke-tattoo you once got….
Pastor: I’d tell ya, but that hasn’t happened… at least not yet!

Have any tattoos that were painful. Like made you cry, see white light, and regret being born?
Pastor: No, but the one I got made me awkwardly moan, ha!

If you HAD to get someone’s face tattooed on you, whose would it be and why?
Pastor: Rihanna, because she’s my mom.

Check out song “Bad Seed Rising” here.


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