SLOW FADE

Another great set of knuckles, this time from America’s hat, also known as Canada. Here is the story:

My name is James from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. SLOW FADE is a song written by a great Edmonton band called Choke (RIP). The tattoo reminds me that my dreams are in reach as long as I stay true to what I believe in. Resisting the temptations of security, and refusing to settle. “And I Trust There’s Ways To Maintain These Truths That I Know, Cause It’s All That I Know.”

Check them out www.myspace.com/chokemusiconline

Done By Manny Landry
D&M Tattoos Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
The Fall Tattooing Vancouver British Columbia Canada

OPEN SINS

Sean Fox sends us his hands and his story:

These were done by a friend, from his house.  His name is Mark LeMay in Airdrie, AB, Canada.  He’s a talented artist, and decided to divehead into tattoos.   This is the 3rd piece he’s done on me.

The letters look uneven in the photos, but they’re dead on, it was just the way I was holding my fists.

Right now they look like crap though from smashing my knuckles up all day at work [Welder/HD Mechanic]. Career killing ink, he was nervous to do it. Guess I’m a blue collar for life.

I’ll get some better pics after the touch ups. The pics I have were right after getting them done, prior to washing the excess and ink and blood off.

By the way, the reason for the words, with the way I live my life I’ve tended to stick to the motto of “better to be an open sinner than a false saint”.  I’m the only one in the family that doesn’t believe in a higher power, and I’ve always been the outcast [refer to 15+ piercings].  Being told I’m a ‘sinner’ on a daily basis just brings more meaning to them.

Sean ‘Trey’ Fox

LIVE LIFE

Got these knuckles in and couldn’t wait to post them. Here is the story:

My name is Dev and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, I went through chemo-therapy, and my cancer is currently in remission. While being treated for my cancer I realized how short life really is because I was only 26 at the time of my diagnosis. My chemo traetments were successful, giving me a second chance at life. So I decided to get the tattoo “live life” on my knuckles. I choose to get it on my knuckles so everyone could see it, because i really mean what it says. People often get tattoos in places where they can cover them up for jobs or to be accepted by certain people, but I say fuck that life is short live it to the fullest and do what you want to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:11 NDE

These come courtesy of Danny Edmisten:

NDE is my wifes initials and 11:11 on the pinkie… She took me to the tattoo shop and we were sitting there after the artist put the temporary letters on I asked him if my wife could write something on my pinkie and he taught her how to use the gun and she tattooed the :  in 11:11…  It’s black lettering that fares up to white because my right sleeve Im working on is all B/W It’s simple but Im happy with it.

DORK

I met Mark at Flip Happy Crepes in Austin. We talked photography and tattoos for a while and I asked about his knuckle tattoos. This is what he had to say:

i’d always been a fan of the knuckle tattoo and always wanted one. but i needed something that worked for me. and DORK pretty much sums me up perfectly, i don’t take myself too seriously so thought it would do the trick. and yeah the other is my wedding band.  the wife and i couldn’t afford “real” rings and this way we can’t lose ‘em.

Photo by: Connie Tsang

You can see photos taken by Mark on his Flickr page.