Hey y’all, Nate and his roommate Laura have been trying to get a hold of me for a while. Here is what Nate has to say:

So my name is Nate and obviously I live in Colorado. I am a native and I love my state for the outdoors- mountains, woods and lakes and just enjoyment in general. I am the head of security at a local live music venue and have worked for such bands as Soulfly, In Flames, Bury Your Dead, Killswitch Engage, The Reverend Horton Heat, and the list goes on!! I am the proud owner of 11 other tattoos and not gonna stop there!


Jon from Phoenix, AZ writes:

I got my knuckles done by Sam at Artistic Skin Studios in Mesa. I got TRUE LOVE on my knuckles because I was moving to Chicago to try and apprentice to be an artist out there. All of my best friends live in AZ, so I wouldn’t really be able to see them a lot when I left. My best friend Cassie bought me my knuckles as a going away present. I really do love her, she has always been there for me. So everytime I look at my knuckles, no matter where life takes me, I think about her and all of my friends. Thats my story and Im stickin to it………..


Russ R. from Jackson, MO writes:

It’ll be even funnier if I sell the novel.

Yeah well, I’m kinda bookish, sue me.

I don’t think there’s anything particularly unique about my experience. When I started getting tattooed I got all tough guy shit: Bulldogs, the “crews” I belonged to, that kind of shit. Then I went through this working class political phase (John Henry on my left forearm for instance). Then I had a moment of lucidity. I woke up and realized I didn’t know shit and had spent entirely too much time in my life trying to make people take me as serious as I took myself. Now my tattoos tend to be funny in a self-effacing kinda way. I’m a welder, but I’m wasting an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry. If you’ve known me for any amount of time “READ MORE” is the only tattoo I should ever have on my digits. It’s funny, but still kind of arrogant and preachy…