I met Drew at Domy Books here in Austin the other day. When I asked him if he skated he answered “No, I got SHREDDER when I was playing guitar in Thumbscrew.” He also wanted to note that the green was a nod to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their nemesis, Shredder.
These knuckles come all the way from Denmark from Johni S:
Well i really wanted to tattoo my knuckles since i already have lots of stuff done, it only felt natural to make this step.
I wondered what to get and fell over this quote:
Stay Gold; Not conforming to what society dictates, but in a sense marching to the beat of your own drum.
Which fits perfectly to me, and how i live my life.
Johni Simonsen, 21, Denmark
My name name is Aedan Wolton, I’m from the UK. I got this tattoo March 2009 at Vibes Tattoo, Amsterdam, NL.
I was originally going for ‘Hold Fast’ but our trip was pretty messy and I was soon persuaded otherwise by the boys. I’m glad I was! It’s always a conversation starter and never fails to make people laugh. There are no finer things in the world than Love & Cake (apart from Sex & Chocolate, but I don’t have enough fingers).
My Name is Vash and I live in Portland, Oregon. When I turned 35, I realized that I am settled into my career (Kitchen Manager/Head Cook) and comfortable with my place (both philosophically and geographically) in the world. Since tattoos don’t negatively affect my earning potential, I decided it was time to cross both the northern (Neck) and southern (below the wrists) “Carney Lines”. So in February of 2010 I strolled into Anatomy Tattoo (my regular shop) here in Portland to have Adam Jelinski (my regular artist) put the only thing I’ve ever been able to envision putting on my knuckles: GOOD LUCK
I chose good luck for a few reasons:
1) It’s a positive statement and a well wish.
2) It can also be read sarcastically as a bit of a threat, which is fun.
3) I’ve almost NEVER seen those words on someones knuckles.
HARD LUCK just doesn’t suit me, but as a second generation Irish American, GOOD LUCK sure has.
-Vash (rhymes with cash)
Justin Nunez from Lamont CA sends us these knuckles with the details:
…got my knuckles done by BO at about time tattoo in bakersfield ca…put something with meaning that no matter what will make sense to me…so I blasted FAMILIA on my knuckles with a sacred heart..both have alot of meaning and value to me..
Seb sends us these fresh knuckle tattoos and the following story:
I finally got my knuckle tattoo 2 days ago and I had to submit it to your site, since your site was a good inspiration for mine!
After about a month and a half of thinking about what I wanted to get done on my knuckle I still couldn’t decide.. so I just abandonned the project.
I wanted something that represented my authenticity, my strangeness, my way of embracing ridicule and fucking opinions. Finally 3 days after losing all hope
for the tattoo I saw this word and I knew that it was what I wanted!
As for the semi double decker I have below, I got the 4 card types and inversed the colors. It means that not everything in life is always the way it should be, but different isn’t bad :)