Adam Levine Covers Inked September 2012

Posted Thursday August 16, 2012 9:45 AM GMT

With the third season of his hit show "The Voice" set to get underway next month, Adam Levine garnered himself a little added exposure by covering the September 2012 issue of Inked magazine.

The 33-year-old Maroon 5 frontman donned a vintage tank with a Rolex watch for the James Dimmock shot front page while proudly showing off his numerous tats throughout the publication's pages.

Meanwhile, a few of the highlights from Mr Levine's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Inked!

On his music-making with Maroon 5:
“There’s obviously a certain balance between pursuing an audience and pursuing what you love to do, but I love what we do. I would never put out a record I didn’t want to listen to.”

On his mission for worldwide exposure:
“I get off on that ability to connect with a large group of people. That’s what I aim for when we’re making music. I’d much rather be able to go to Indonesia and sing a song that we wrote and have everyone sing the words than be hiding and playing in a little club. If I wanted to make a record that was super self-indulgent and all about the art I would, but I’d rather take those skills and apply them to something else, which is gathering a huge audience to appreciate the music."

On his latest tattoo - a string of beads around his neck:
“I was in Japan and I got this necklace. I’m not sure why I got it—I think I was bored. But I like it.”

On making his acting debut on Season Two of “American Horror Story” this fall:
“It’s challenging. The first thing I did when I got the job was ask friends who are actors what the f**k I was supposed to do.”

Photo Credit: James Dimmock for Inked

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