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Pete Wentz: It's The Stuff In The Middle That's A Little Bit Harder

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Pete Wentz got his first tattoo at 15 years old. Now 33, the Fall Out Boy bassist continues his education as the host of Oxygen's Best Ink.

"On this show, I probably offer the perspective of someone in the audience that is really into tattoos but doesn't necessarily know some of the [technical] things," Wentz tells The Hollywood Reporter.

As a liaison of sorts between the experts and casual viewers, Wentz revels in geeking out over his new knowledge of line weights, techniques, terminology and the artistry behind the competing tattoo artists and expert judges.

And while many people will "line up" for a "free tattoo and some screen time," he's discovered, consumers should be wary of just who is inking their skin. Wentz offers a list of qualifications to look for when choosing a tattoo artist.

"I think you need to find an artist that you really trust," he says. "So you know their portfolio, you've seen tattoos that they've done, but more than that you know about some experiences that they've had. When you go in to get the tattoo, sometimes an artist might be like, 'Well, maybe that won't  look great on that part of your body' -- an artist that's actually trying to give you the best version of the tattoo that you want."

Pete Wentz joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Pete Wentz (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Pete is an American musician best known for being the bassist and primary lyricist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Since the announcement of Fall Out Boy's temporary hiatus in 2009, Wentz has formed the experimental electropop/dubstep group Black Cards. He owns a record label, Decaydance Records, which has signed bands such as Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.

2.) Wentz has also ventured into other non-musical projects, including writing, acting, and fashion; in 2005 he founded a clothing company called Clandestine Industries. He also runs a film production company called Bartskull Films, as well as a bar called Angels & Kings. His philanthropic activities include collaborations with Invisible Children, Inc. and UNICEF's Tap Project, a fundraising project that helps bring clean drinking water to people worldwide. People magazine states that "[n]o bassist has upstaged a frontman as well as Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy."

‘Best Ink' airs Wednesday night at 10 on Oxygen.

Tickets for the Fall Out Boy summer 'Monumentour' go on sale this morning.

Supergroups FALL OUT BOY and PARAMORE announced today they will hit the road for the must-see concert event of summer. Aptly titled the MONUMENTOUR, the bands will showcase their trademark brand of fiery, hard-charging rock music across the U.S. to 30 plus cities in the summer's best venues.  With a string of Top 10 singles, platinum albums and countless sold out shows around the globe, both bands have proven that they deliver fans the absolute best live concert experience around.  Shows will feature astonishing stage set-ups and well-known setlists from both groups. The exclusive tour announcement from the bands can be seen at

MONUMENTOUR, presented by Live Nation, will kick off on June 15 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT before traveling through cities such as Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and St. Louis. The tour will feature alternative rock band New Politics as opener for all dates. VIP packages will be available at and Beginning today, fans can visit  to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available starting at 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, January 15. Tickets to most shows will be on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time at or the Live Nation mobile app.


Fall Out Boy & Paramore Tour Dates

Date                      City                                        Venue                                                                  On-Sale

June 19                 Hartford, CT                       Xfinity Theatre                             Jan. 17, 10:00 am

June 21                 Wantagh, NY                      Nikon at Jones Beach Theater    Jan. 18, 10:00 am

June 22                 Mansfield, MA                  Xfinity Center                                 Jan. 17, 10:00 am

June 24                 Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga PAC                               Jan. 17, 10:00 am

June 25                 Toronto, ON                       Molson Canadian Amphitheatre  Jan. 17, 10:00 am

June 27                 Camden, NJ                        Susquehanna Bank Center         Jan. 17, 10:00 am

June 28                 Holmdel, NJ                        PNC Bank Arts Center                 Jan. 18, 10:00 am

June 30                 Gilford, NH                         Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 2                     Buffalo, NY                         Darien Lake PAC                         Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 3                     Burgettstown, PA            First Niagara Pavilion                    Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 6                     St. Louis, MO                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater   Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 8                     Detroit, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre          Jan. 18, 10:00 am

July 9                     Indianapolis, IN                 Klipsch Music Center                   Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 11                   Chicago, IL                      First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre  Jan. 18, 10:00 am

July 12                   Cincinnati, OH                    Bunbury Festival                               Available now

July 13**             White Creeks, TN       he Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel   Jan. 18, 10:00 am

July 18                   Columbia, MD                   Merriweather Post Pavilion           Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 19                   Hershey, PA                       Hershey Park Pavilion                 Jan. 18, 10:00 am

July 22                   Virginia Beach, VA           Farm Bureau at Virginia Beach       Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 23                   Charlotte, NC                     PNC Music Pavilion                      Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 25                   West Palm Beach, FL      Cruzan Amphitheatre                     Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 26                   Tampa, FL                MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre  Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 27**             St. Augustine, FL              St. Augustine Amphitheatre           Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 29                   Raleigh, NC                         Walnut Creek Amphitheatre      Jan. 17, 10:00 am

July 30                   Atlanta, GA             Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood       Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 1              Houston, TX                       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion   Jan. 17, 12:00 pm

August 2              Austin, TX                            Austin360 Amphitheater             Jan. 17, 12:00 pm

August 4              Corpus Christi, TX             Concrete Street Amphitheater      Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 5              Dallas, TX                             Gexa Energy Pavilion                 Jan. 17, 12:00 pm

August 7              Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheater                         Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 8              Phoenix, AZ                        Ak-Chin Pavilion                           Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 10            Oklahoma City, OK          Zoo Amphitheatre                           Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 12            Denver, CO                         Red Rocks Amphitheatre             Jan. 18, 10:00 am

August 13            Orem, UT                            UCCU Center                               Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 15**       Las Vegas, NV                    Cosmopolitan                                Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 16            Irvine, CA                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater             Jan. 17, 10:00 am

August 17            Concord, CA                    Sleep Train Pavilion                         Jan. 17, 10:00 am

*Fall Out Boy only


About Fall Out Boy

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" and the new hit "Alone Together." SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April.  This is the band's second #1 debut; Platinum selling "Infinity On High" topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album "From Under The Cork Tree" released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night LiveThe Today Show, America's Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more.  The wrapped up 2013 with an appearance with Taylor Swift at the Victoria Secrets fashion show in December following their second sold out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL.

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