It can be difficult to remember when it was. Adam LevineIt wasn’t tattooed, however. Maroon 5, front man just proved he really was once body art–free after he took to his Instagram Stories to share a major throwback photo.

Dressed in a red plaid button-up short-sleeve shirt, the baby-faced rocker is seen posing with his hands in his pockets on the side of a private road—no ink in sight.

This 42-year-old musician was also tag photographer Brian MoghadamThe photo was first posted by Moghadam to his Instagram account. Moghadam noticed that this was the 20th anniversary Maroon 5’s album, “Songs About Jane”, and decided “it would be great to post old memories” of the band from their early years.

He captioned, “This is an image I took in highschool probably 1996 or 1997,” “I’m pretty sure that we are up on Amalfi enjoying the view and sitting down.” Perhaps it’s Brad T, our friend from high school.