Geoff, door man at Ed’s Cucaracha/The Jackalope in Austin, TX.
He says the tattoos represent the rough odds he faces and his divorce. They are a tribute to the The Pioneers song ‘Long Shot Kicked the Bucket’ (available on many of the Pioneers’ CDs, including the appropriately titled best of album: Long Shot Kicked the Bucket).
So let me tell you a quick story about Geoff. He used to work for my old lady, working in the production, stuffing boxes and shrink wrapping them. One day he just didn’t show up. A day or two go by and he calls in. When she asks him where he has been his answer was “A bottle of Jameson’s and a girl.”
Long Shot indeed.
Today’s knuckle come at the hands of Josh, a piercer at True Blue Tattoos in Austin, TX.
He explained that he is a dedicated science geek and that the Vega Star is the closest solar system to ours. And yes those are fruits, vegtables and meats on the next knuckles down.
Josh is also a killer shot in the laser tag arenas. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
We have our first email’d in set of knuckles! Here is what the owner has to say:
I got my knucks done by Rain at Deep Roots in Seattle. My name is ZOMBIEGIRL and I skate with the Rat City Rollergirls…team Throttle Rockets. Yes, I have a zombie fetish…hence the dead sexy.
Thanks a ton for send them in ZombieGirl. Oh, wait you are also our first roller girl knuckles! Sweet!
And to be honest, we share your zombie fetish…
Jimmy here didn’t have much to say about his knuckles except that they were a statement about his thoughts on karma as it applied to him.
know pain, originally uploaded by nathanblack.
Originally uploaded by nathanblack.
Ian works as a bartender at Woodys South in Austin, Texas. Says that he got the tattoo as he wanted to leave his 20s behind. He got them to mark a change in his life. He says that his life is completely different now, except that he is still a bartender. And a damn fine one too.
Chase Lisbon is the owner of Supercult.com helping provide great alt.porn for the world. He doesn’t really talk about the meaning behind his knuckles, but you can take what you want from it.