Category Archives: 8 Across

ZWANGLOS

hey i’m pete from germany,
my story about my knuckles becomes a bit obvious if you translate it from german.
‘zwanglos’ simply means ‘without bondage’ or ‘fetterless’, but you normally wouldn’t cut the word into the syllables ‘zwan’ and ‘glos’, which emphasizes the idea of it all, because it doesn’t make any sense, unless i want to.
in addition ‘zwanglosigkeit’ in german is somehow associated with serenity and after all my knuckles will forever remind me that there’s no authority but myself.
Done at Santa Sangre, Cologne

HARD WORK

This is Jonny C. and Sam Riot. They are best friends and welders here in Austin, TX.

Jonny got his knuckles done first and say they are a reminder of what life is for him. His knuckle tattoos were the first tattoos he got and now he is fill his arms on up.

Sam loved the idea of HARD WORK and asked Jonny if he minded getting matching knuckles. Jonny was on board, and now the two are working class heroes until they die.

Sam also got the double decker done with AMERICAN: 

SOLD SOUL

My name is Kenny from Lawrence, Massachusetts and im 22! The reason i got mine is cause so many people have these certain standards of living and how things are supposed to be you know. I deffinitly hate society and all the bullshit people worry about that doesnt matter. So if your an average no body living by the unwritten book, your a sold soul. But the way i live is the oposite and whats important in life or what success is, its different in my eyes and dont really care about much remember life sucks then you die.

Here’s my thumbs as well: