Watch as The Kills fans get tattoos of all the songs from duo’s new album

The Kills had asked 15 fans to get tattoos for art project

The Kills have shared a film of the band’s fans getting tattoos inspired by all the songs on the duo’s new album ‘Ash And Ice’.

In June, the band had asked for 15 fans to take part in the project, entitled ‘Under The Gun’. Singer Alison Mosshart said she and guitarist Jamie Hince would pay for the tattoos, which were inked at Los Angeles tattoo parlourShamrock Social Club.


The tattoos are each a solid black outline, one inch in diameter. Fans were told they could be done anywhere on their body, so long as they were willing to be filmed for the process and were able to travel to Shamrock Social Club.

All 13 songs on ‘Ash And Ice’ have their own accompanying symbol, with the other two tattoos being of the volcano and martini glass from the album’s cover.

The film now forms the basis for The Kills’ new single ‘Hard Habit To Break’.

The Kills play Russian festival Park Live in Moscow tomorrow (July 9), performing around festivals in Europe and Australia before a US tour starts in California on September 2. An eight-date UK tour starts on September 29.

The Kills will play:
Manchester Albert Hall (September 29)
Glasgow O2 ABC (30)
Leeds Beckett Students Union (October 1)
Nottingham Rock City (2)
Oxford O2 Academy (4)
Bristol Anson Rooms (5)
Birmingham O2 Institute (6)
London Roundhouse (7)