During the same Q&A that produced the "tattoo" statement, Aaron North responded to a question regarding Jerome's relationship status with an emphatic, "Back off bitch, he's mine!"
This has been a very large portion of much of the NIN satire out there, including [[Anne Tai]]'s "[[Squires
of Dimness]]" and Diaboli's Clay NIN's.
Although the remarks were most likely in fun, the result has stuck.
It should also be noted that Aaron North was the only current member of NIN to be seen at a nearLY show.