It’s been a long time coming, but we’re going to stick our neck out and cover some tattoo art. Here is some body art on Alexis Brown, from Straight Line Stitch. She’s in a mainstream band (which tours with a lot of HM bands) and she’s outspoken about her faith and her tattoo art reflects that. They’re going to be on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival from July 9th – August 14th (tickets on sale now at
See our online edition for an expanded interview and spread.
[  Photos by Dan Rosenthal  | ]

I have always had a love for tattoos since I was about 12 or 13, because my step-dad had so many. I got my first tattoo when I was 16 and I’ve  never looked back.

Some of my favorite pieces are part of my whole tattoo theme, which I call “Dark Christianity,” because all my tattoos represent my strong belief in God, but they’re also very dark – almost gothic in a way.

My left arm, which is pretty much a sleeve now, is one of my favorite pieces that I have. It was done by an artist named Porkchop. I have a portrait of Jesus out of the tomb with Mary praying underneath, two doves, a storm breaking into a beautiful sunset along with a glow-in-the-dark sacred heart that represents the sun. On my upper right arm I have some crazy colored flowers and underneath my arm there is a snake next to an apple, which I plan to later tie in together like a  garden of Eden.

The flowers were done by an artist by the name of Dietsch at Skinwerks Tattoo and the snake and apple were done at 1st Amendment Tattoo. My most cherished tattoos are the portraits of my Grandfather, brother and grandma that I have tatted on my legs. Those were done by one of my favorite artists, Danny Fugate.

I also have a tattoo on my neck that says God & a tattoo on my right wrist that says Jesus, because I have that much love & respect for Him Who created me.

lex- Straight Line Stitch












Copyright © 2011 HM Magazine. All rights reserved.


Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


Full Feature
All Features