Two weeks later, in October 2012, artist Shaun Kama aka Halloween Tattoos added black edges around the outside of the skull, covering up the teeth (top right).

Juliet Simms has writing which goes all the way around her upper right arm.

All of her tattoos have personal meaning and stories behind them.

"We stopped," recalls Jake, "and were like, ' Whatever you just did, keep doing that, 'cause it sounds badass.' "Jake does cop to careful scrutiny of Jimmy Page – among many other guitarists, including Pete Townshend.

"I went through a year of really intensely studying what Page did," says Jake, "to the point where I knew how he thought."They're not altogether averse to newer music, citing, among other acts, Fleet Foxes, Rival Sons, the Shins and especially the Black Keys, whose 2012 Rolling Stone cover decorated their garage rehearsal space for years.

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‘Ten Thousand Waves Tattoo Gallery’ #eagle #tattoos #spiritanimal #robertatkinson #tenthousandwaves” Juliet Simms and her husband Andy Biersack got matching crescent moon tattoos on their fingers to remind each other that even when they are apart, they are still under the same moon.

But unlike the Keys, none of Greta Van Fleet's members are hip-hop fans, and they can truly sound decades older than their years when they talk about current music.

"People are doing it for the wrong reasons," says Sam. They are doing it to make money."Before Greta Van Fleet – who are named after a local woman named Gretna Van Fleet – can change the world, they have to finish their first album.How else to explain a group of kids who go around dropping references to Vanilla Fudge's Carmine Appice and Free's Paul Kossoff, who cover Fairport Convention and Howlin' Wolf – and who, by the way, make huge, throwback, blues-riff-riding rock that often sounds preposterously, uncannily close to newly unearthed Led Zeppelin tracks?"We are like a bunch of old men," acknowledges pixieish, curly-headed frontman Josh Kiszka, possessor of a blowtorch of a high tenor, with casual access to notes that Robert Plant misplaced during the Carter administration.And their flat-out incredible live shows are attracting more and more fans close to their own age – something that first seemed possible back when they played their high school's homecoming dance, and the kids freaked out.As Josh and Sam tell it, Greta Van Fleet landed on their Seventies-rock sound by tracing the same blues-and-soul influences that shaped older bands, rather than through direct imitation – although even their earliest gigs were heavy on Cream covers, plus the occasional Bad Company tune.It is lyrics from her husband Andy Biersack’s band Black Veil Brides: “When I hear your cries; Praying for life, I will be there” from the song “Saviour.” She first showed off this tattoo in October 2011 at the same time as her “Andy” tattoo.