These are the hands of Shaun the African. Kaapstad means Cape Town in Afrikaans. He is a travelling tattoo artist who was born in Cape Town. He has been in the United States for six years now and travels the US in an RV. I met him at the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival.
These knuckle tattoos were sent to me by a certain Mr. Dirt Reynolds of the West Virginia hillbilly rock band The Pistol Whippers. He says “These are my tribute to both sides of my family who are Scottish.”
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.
These knuckles come to us via Killick H. in Athens, GA. Here is his story:
Font geeks’ll notice the American Typewriter font. The ‘j’ is formed by a rope that spills from my hand. The story behind the word readjust has a few layers. I’m a musician interested in issues of transformation, and being more of the moment. Readjust is a gentle reminder for me to adapt and be flexible, be like water. Broken up, it’s also read and just. The ‘read’ works for me since I’m definitely a word stickler and actually have made a living reading English language proficiency test papers for the state of Georgia. The ‘just’ ties in with my wife’s social justice vocation and my belief in unqualified human rights for all. And, switched around, it’s ‘just read’, never a bad thing.
(Extra knuckles after the jump)
Continue reading “readjust”
Hey y’all, Nate and his roommate Laura have been trying to get a hold of me for a while. Here is what Nate has to say:
So my name is Nate and obviously I live in Colorado. I am a native and I love my state for the outdoors- mountains, woods and lakes and just enjoyment in general. I am the head of security at a local live music venue and have worked for such bands as Soulfly, In Flames, Bury Your Dead, Killswitch Engage, The Reverend Horton Heat, and the list goes on!! I am the proud owner of 11 other tattoos and not gonna stop there!
These knuckles come to me from Aaron W. Here is what he has to say about his hands:
I travel a lot.. not for work just to see the world… I don’t own anything but a bag full of clothes and an I-Pod… The countries I have been to so far Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, Canada….and many places in the good ‘ol USA …. So I thought it fitting for me……
Looks like Spud (VACATION) has already been spreading the word. The day his knuckles posted I get these knuckles from his friend Andrew C.
This is what Andrew has to say:
I am a touring guy as well, tour managing and running sound for bands far and near. I have worked for The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Dropping Daylight, Panic Cell, Nonpoint, Sevendust, etc…
I got “HOMEWARD” because it is my favorite place to be. Granted I get bored real quick but that is where my wife and son are and thats good enough for me. So even my first day out on tour is one day closer to being home!
I like that these came in back to back. Two different ways of looking at a similar journey.