PET NEEDS celebrate Intermittent Fast Living's Official Chart debut success with tattoos

The lads mark their first-ever Official Chart entry with inkings
PET NEEDS Intermittent Fast Living tattoo

A tattoo is designed to symbolise the most meaningful moment in one's life. Your kid's name. Your childhood pet's birthday. A truly unforgettable night in Magaluf.

And, now, Official Chart success.

In 2024, the must-have accessory to compliment an Official Albums Chart entry is an inking; letting the world know you're worth your salt.

In January, Shed Seven drummer Rob "Maxi" Maxfield celebrated the band's record-setting Number 1 album A Matter Of Time with a permanent etching of their coveted Official Number 1 Album Award. And, now, Colchester band PET NEEDS have commemorated their Top 20 chart debut with ink too.

Last week the band, comprising brothers Johnny (singer) and George Marriott (guitar), drummer Jack Lock and Ryan Sharman (bass) secured their first-ever Official Albums Chart entry, with third studio LP Intermittent Fast Living debuting at Number 17.

Their response? Heading straight to the tattoo parlour to get the achievement stamped on 'em for life.

And isn't it beaut?

PET NEEDS Intermittent Fast Living tattoo


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Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, PET NEEDS' Johnny said:

"The tattoo was done an hour after we found out!

"Me and George promised ourselves at the start of the campaign that, whatever number we came in at, we would get it tattooed.

"Then, when we found out after aiming for the Top 40, that we had finished at Number 17, we immediately went to Flaming Gun Tattoo Studio in Colchester, around the corner from my house, got the number inked and then partied for a whole weekend!"

On the significance of the group's first-ever Official Albums Chart placing, Johnny added:

"Some of my earliest memories are listening to the charts on Radio 1 and watching Top of the Pops on TV.

"I discovered all of my favourite bands from the charts, TOTP and Now That's What I Call Music! CDs - initially the Spice Girls and B*Witched, then over to Sum 41 and The Offspring which got me into punk.

"My first ever job was working in a record store and I remember the queue round the door for the first Arctic Monkeys album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Being part of the conversation is mind-blowing. And being the fourth highest selling band in the country right now is still kind of unbelievable.

"Most of all, it's legitimised my career decision to my wife's mum! We gave up work to do this full time 2 years ago and she finally thinks it was a good idea, haha. Hi, Dawn Osborn, if you're reading!"

PET NEEDS Intermittent Fast Living tattoo


On the group's 2024 plans, Johnny explained:

"We're off to SXSW festival, our fifth trip to the USA, in a couple of weeks, then our next challenge is to sell out our biggest ever out-of-town headliner; the 500-capacity Camden Underworld.

"Then, we've got a summer of festivals, including our first major festival main stage at Beautiful Days in Devon."

PET NEEDS Intermittent Fast Living tattoo

PET NEEDS tour the UK this spring. Their album, Intermittent Fast Living, is out now via Xtra Mile Recordings.

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