Surrounded by "villains" and "antisocial" people since my teenage years; that's the way people saw me when I was chilling in the metal scene and tattoo shops where most of my buddies were heavily inked. This is the life I have chosen to live and it brought me to become a tattoo artist in this wonderful and huge tattoo family. I will always be grateful for this...


Name: Billy
Profession: Tattoo Artist at La Machine Infernale / Singer
Residence: France

How many tattoos do you have? 

Not enough.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos?

Yorick Fauqant, Ozone, Betty, Briko, Romain Pareja & many more.

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

My first is the HIM logo on my wrist by Yorick. My last is the Audrey Toutou portrait by Betty & the skull by an 8 year old kid.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why?

The lettering on my throat because I love my wife and the portrait on my right hand of Miette because of my favorite movie (“The City of Lost Children”).

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Hernandez, Carlos Torres, Jeff Gogue, Betty, Ozone, ...

Which tattoo style do you like best?

Definitely Realism, portraits, skulls, black & grey.

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

I don't regret any of the designs I got nor their signification. I only regret some spots that I have chosen to tattoo instead of some others.

Have you done a tattoo cover up?


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

Yes, it turned me more into the darkside; I mean more into the tattoo “life”.

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

I am singing in a metal/hardcore band called Purify. Our first album is ready to be released, go check it out!









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Photos by Ino Mei.