Benji and Joel Madden talk body ink

Benji and Joel Madden have recalled the fond memories they have of getting inked while in Good Charlotte.

Benji Madden felt “rock ‘n’ roll” when he got a tattoo on his throat in Las Vegas.

The 35-year-old rocker and his twin brother Joel founded the pop punk band Good Charlotte in 1996, and the siblings have now ventured into a new realm with their project The Madden Brothers. Both men are heavily covered in ink, and Benji has some fond memories behind a few of his designs.

“Some of my best memories are late-night tattoo sessions with Grant and all of our friends. I still smile when I look at the coffin inside my left middle finger. All the Good Charlotte guys and the Avenged Sevenfold guys got them together in a hotel room late one night on tour,” he recalled to

“It’s a great memory to have. I also remember getting my throat tattoo by Franco Vescovi in a hotel room in Vegas, that was funny. Why did I feel the need to tattoo my throat in a hotel room in Vegas? Rock ‘n’ roll I guess!”

Joel – who is a father to son Sparrow and daughter Harlow with wife Nicole Richie – admits he used to have a wild streak during the early stages of fame. He doesn’t regret any of his antics though.

“Our late teens all the way through our 20s were spent that way [being on tour and getting inked]! I wouldn’t change a thing about the crazy shit we did back then, but I wouldn’t go back either!”

The brothers gave their first TV performance of new track We Are Done on Jimmy Fallon’s show earlier this week. They were greeted with a big applause, and both of them took to Twitter to share how excited they were ahead of the gig.

“We are playing #wearedone on @FallonTonight tune in (sic),” Joel wrote.

Fans were also quick to congratulate them, with user @catwmn writing: " @JoelMadden @benjaminmadden you guys were amazing on @jimmyfallon @FallonTonight! Song of the year! (sic)"
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Friday, 22. August 2014