How do you describe your style? I have always considered myself to have an alternative style. Tailored grunge, if you will. It’s kind of an oxymoron, I know. No saggy pants or baggy shirts for me, just a tailored look, yet still a little grungy, Akron-esque. What has had the strongest influence on you when it comes to fashion? Definitely the music I listen to. I know that sounds cliché, but looking back on my life, it seems to be very true. I went through the metal phase, punk-rock phase, even the post-grunge, torn bootcut jeans-graphic tee-and-bandana stage. Lately, it’s been more about paying attention to trends in the modern fashion world. Being in entertainment, I think that it’s very important to do so. What is the most distinct feature of your style? Never bright colors, darker shades of grays and black. When I do wear colors, it’s usually plaid or faded. I like layers, weather permitting, and different styles of boots, from old English skinhead boots to modern military-issue combat boots. I love boots. Let’s talk tattoos. When did you get your first? How many do you have to date? I got my first when I was 17. My mom signed the form so I could get it. I felt so awesome, but that started an expensive addiction. I have a full sleeve on my right arm consisting of eight pieces plus filler. Twelve pieces total. All of my tattoos are black and gray and are very traditional-looking. My sleeve is full of paintings from Michelangelo, Raphael, and Albrecht Dürer. Renaissance art is beautiful. I love how emotionless the characters are even in the most intense battle scenes. How has your style changed since Red Sun Rising was established? The more opportunities the band got and the more publicity the band got, we realized we needed to pay more attention to what we looked like. I didn’t really pay attention to fashion before Red Sun Rising like I do now. I always did dress a little different from my friends, but that was because I was always an attention whore. Now I try to be different in the inspirational/trendsetting way. I’m not the most fashionable person in the world, but if I can look put-together and confident, then that will help me in every aspect of my life.