JUST LOVE

My name is Michael Cole and im from Phoenix Arizona.
Story behind my knuckles tats:
This was way back when i lived in North Carolina. I was sitting on my couch, having a toke with some friends, and we got into a conversation about tattoos. I really wanted to get my knuckles ink’d and I had seen alot of people with the Love and Hate tat’s. Of course as the smokers were we got into how its really just about love man, so that’s where Just Love came from. Also i liked the double meaning so I immediatly went to get the work done down @ a local shop. The tattoo artist gave me a really hard time about doing work on my hands with me being so young. I also got some roman numerals done on the smaller bridge of the fingers to represent divine numerals. I’ve never regretted it.
That’s my story!.
Tattooed by Glen @ Glen’s Tattoo Shop, Wilmington NC

LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE

Rubie Irene sends us these lovely knuckles:

I got these done a few days ago (8/30/2010). I have numerous tattoos but none have really been as meaningful as these ones. I am jaded and cynical and unwelcoming. It’s all been a process. I am not saying I will never love again, but for now, it doesn’t live in my heart. I want to forget the bad things. Welcome the new. Sullen I know, but it is what it is.

My artist really laughed his @ss off when I told him there absolutely NEEDED to be an apostrophe. I think it makes the tattoo. Says he has never done one with punctuation before.

Done by Angel Murrietta in Pacific, WA.