These hands belong to Tom Y. He got HOMEWARD because he is always the first one to go home or leave the party. He also doubled up and got:
The story goes like this. He and his friends were sitting out side of the tattoo shop talking about what they would get on their second set of knuckles when some girls walked by and said “You guys are some damn fools”. So he went in and got them done.
Troy recently moved to Austin. He says that he got his knuckles done for the Magic the Gathering card “Time Walk”. Time Walk is consdiered one of the “Power Nine” cards, or cards from the first three editions of the game that were distinctly overpowered. It allows you to take a second immediately after the current one.
The next row down are the card suits and a pair of flies to go with TIME.
[Side note: I actually had a beta edition Time Walk that I sold for $150 back in the day. Worth four times that now. Bastards]
Also from the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival. This is Mike R. former member of the United States Navy. He got VIRTUOUS done for reasons of his own,� I don’t think that I’ve seen a pair of hands that more represented someone. Mike seemed like a hell of a stand up guy.
So, while in NYC I only managed to pick up one set of knuckle tattoos. I admit, I was awestruck by the city. But what a set. These beauties belong to Bailey, a tattoo artist at Fun City Tattoo. He kindly tooks some time out of his day to talk to us about his hands. He originally wanted to get STAY AWAY but decided to get something more positive, so he got HURT HEAL instead. After that he got “Dead Love” on his knuckles propper. Apparently shortly after that he found the love of his life.
He also gave us a break down on the various artists that contributed to his hands.
- Burt Krack – Eye and tears on his left hand.
- Will Lollie – Rose and Butterfly on the backs of his hands.
- Marcos – the lettering on HURT HEAL.
- Allan Rogers – the symbols and Hate on his lower knuckles.
- Tim Lehi – the spider on his palm.
What spider on his palm? Oh yeah…
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Great find today! John T. of New York sends in this thorough set of knuckle tattoos. Pictures with his comments interspaced below:
In the first picture are my initials J & T on my pinkies,and some lucky charms.
The second picture is BABY LOVE, this started as a goof thing I used to say to my wife but the more I said it the more it stuck.
The third picture is my 6 & 5 which is my birth year along with 2 daggers.
The fourth picture is all of my hand tattoos the kanji are Pity on the right and Vengeance on the left.
All the tattoos were done by CIV at Lotus Tattoo in Sayville, New York.
Hey John, those are really great thanks for sending them in! And man that Lotus Tattoo site is really great. Check it out!
I met Aaron here at the last Texas Rollergirls match as well. He says that he is a gambler, thus the Aces Full. The 901 referrs to the area code of Memphis, TN, his home town. The KAN is an acronym for Kings A Nuthin’, a group of friends out of Memphis. Apparently they predated the band Kings of Nuthin’.
Holy crap y’all. Look at this! Our first set of knuckle tattoos from another country. Freakin’ Germany! Here’s a punch line: he got them done here in Austin. And double deckers at that. Here is what Osti has to say:
My name is Osti, I’m a tattooer living in Germany. Eric Doyle did the top part of my knuckles almost ten years ago when he was working for Perfection Tattoos in Austin. He did the bottom three years ago at Jinx Proof in D.C. The tattoo is about the discrepancy between how I view myself and how everybody else sees me ;-). I had no idea how hard it was to take a picture of your own hands.
Osti, we really appreciate you taking the trouble of photographing your own hands. It ain’t easy. I knew we would get knuckles from other countries, I just didn’t expect them so soon. Thanks again!