It's tough to leave a lasting mark on the music industry, so the members of Belgian band Tat2noiseact leave lasting marks on themselves. During every performance, the men of Tat2noisact get tattooed live onstage, the designs of which are inspired by the rhythm of their music. Whether the set killed or bombed, they will always have something to remember it by:


The band talked to VICE Netherlands about their origins, performances, and the fact that they do have limits. The guys were tattoo enthusiasts first, and musicians second, but as they started jamming more they tied the two together.

VICE asked how getting tattoos affects their style of playing:

Fyl: It feels very natural to me. Singing and getting inked is a great combination. You don't notice the pain. I actually think I am a better vocalist when I am being tattooed. 
David: I did have to adapt my rhythm techniques, because getting tattooed while drumming is kind of distracting.

Tat2 is the new U2.