jackson-rathbone-offbeatinkJackson Rathbone is the actor playing the role of vampire Jasper Hale in the Twilight sequel New Moon. If you do not yet know who he is, I am certain you soon will. This young man’s path to stardom will be short.

The multi-talented, and rather gorgeous, Rathbone also performs in the band “100 Monkeys” and finds that there is a distinct difference between rock fans and the Twilight series’ followers.

“The 100 Monkeys fans are wild—one of my bandmates once got molested in a bathroom after a show,” Rathbone says. On the other hand, he states: “Twilight fans are so amazing—they’re always asking me to sign stuff, like their faces, or their cell phones. I’m like, I don’t want to deface your cell phone! And I especially don’t want to deface your face.”
His fanbase has grown exponentially in recent months and he has recently stated his love for tattoos in Inked Magazine.
“I only have one right now, but I definitely plan to get more,” he says coyly. His plans for future work is fairly clear. He wants to have a tattoo that represents his family.
“I’d love to get the Rathbone family crest on my back—it would take up my whole back. Our motto is ‘Suaviter et Fortiter,’ which means ‘nicely, but firmly,’” Rathbone says. “My dad always taught me that you’ve got to give respect to get respect, and you’ve got to give love to get love. Makes sense, right?”

At present, Jackson only has a single tattoo. It is on his right hip and reads: “I’m lost”. In his own words: “I only have one right now, but I definitely plan on getting more. My friends and I were kind of the bad kids in school, the troublemakers. We went to Interlochen Arts Academy, this really great boarding school in Michigan, and there were six of us who were always acting out against authority. The school administration was like, “Stay away from those boys-they’re ‘Lost Boys,’” so that’s what everyone called us. When I was 18, I got a tattoo that says, “I’m lost.”

*sigh* what chance do us mere mortal women have? The combination of green eyes, bad boy rock band member, vamp make-up and a lost soul all in one tasty male package is just too much fodder for the imagination…