Adam Pike

People - Issue 9

I got my first tattoo the week of my eighteenth birthday (which I do not recommend). It was my initials poorly done in Old English on my right shoulder... Since then no one has tattooed me besides two excellent artists: Cheyenne Sawyer at “Atlas Tattoo” and Mike Volakakis at “Oddball Tattoo”...both in Portland. Mike inked one of the more important tattoos on me. A deer with "42.7" on a banner. It's a reminder of being on tour with Red Fang during a nearly fatal accident, caused by a deer, and rolling a van twice at mile marker 42.7. I still don't know how we all survived.


Name: Adam Pine
Profession: F.O.H. (Front of House Engineer) Red Fang.
Residence: Portland, OR, USA.

How many tattoos do you have? 


Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Cheyenne Sawyer at Atlas Tattoo, Portland OR and Mike Volakakis at Oddball Tattoo Portland OR.

Which tattoo is your first and which one was your latest? 

First was my headed owl with 'VRAI A LA FIN'. Last one black roses on my forearm.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Deer head with 42.7 banner, we (Red Fang) got them after surviving a terrible accident.

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Cheyenne Sawyer and Mike Volakakis. Both amazing people and artists.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Traditional /Americana.

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos, if so why?


Have you done a tattoo cover up?


Have tattoos affected your life? If so, in what way? 

Tattoos are very accepted in my line of work.

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention? 

I own a recording studio in Portland, OR called Toadhouse Recording. I travel the world running sound for Red Fang.

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HeartbeatInk would like kindly to thank P90 Events for the help and the realisation and Gagarin 205 Live Music Space for the hospitality. 

Photos by Ino Mei.