Ashes to Embers – Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models +2023

By Ariana West
Photos by Lindsey Byrnes

Addiction is all consuming. Nicholas D. Miller, known to the world as Illenium, saw just how bad heroin addiction can be when he overdosed in 2012. But at rock bottom he found his purpose in life – music.

“I was trying to find something, not even knowingly,” says Miller. “I was already obsessed with finding music and carefully analyzing everything that happened in a song. As I started learning more about electronic music, I took that obsession and started using it to produce music. It was just one step at a time to become as good as the people I looked up to. It has been very helpful to me spiritually and in life because it has become my career.”

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