Bennett Jonas @bennett_jonas is interviewed by Liza Corsillo @LizaCorsillo for GQ.com on his Tattoo’s and the meaning behind them. Bennett is photographed by Chona Kasinger @chonakasinger for the story, which you can read HERE.
What is your weirdest tattoo?
I have a tattoo on the inside of my lip. It says “Cheeks.” When I was younger, I was a fat kid, and everyone called me “Cheeks,” because I hold a lot of weight in my face, and I guess I had a fat face as a kid.
Do you want to get more tattoos?
I would love to. To be honest, if I could, I would have them from the bottom of my chin to my toes. But because of the line of work that I’m in, I’m holding off on getting tattoos for now. I haven’t gotten one in a few years. But for a while, it was looking like I was gonna be covered, and then I stopped myself.
Do you have any advice for somebody who doesn’t have any tattoos but wants to get one?
Yeah. I would say make sure you have a good plan. Know that it is extremely addictive. I mean, my whole family is covered in tattoos. My mom, dad, and my older sister. So growing up in it, it’s hard to stop. But also make sure that it’s something that means a lot and has a good story. You know, you get asked about tattoos a lot, and if you don’t have a good story, it can kind of make a conversation go bad.
What’s your good story?
The one on my arm was for one of my best friends since I was a baby. Two years ago, he was hit by a car walking home. He passed away. So I got a tattoo in remembrance of him. And then I went through a lot with my dad in high school with sports and just stuff like that, and every year, my dad and I would go on a hunting trip in Colorado for elk. And these trips kind of started to turn our relationship around. And it’s now my favorite weekend of the whole year. So, I got a tattoo with my dad’s initials under the skull and antlers of an elk. It’s probably my favorite tattoo. It’s just to remind myself of how far I’ve come with my dad.