Category Archives: Lady Fingers

NO REGRET

Debra I. sends us this story:

This is my friend Tony (on the left) and myself. We both had this tattoo when we met. Never had either of us met another person with a knuckle tattoo in this fashion, but to have the same words? We knew immediately that we would be close friends, and have remained so since the day we met.
The odd thing? We are both in recovery, and the tattoo symbolized the same thing for both of us. To never regret where we came from, but to always look forward to who we can become.

1975

Rachel McFadden of Louisville, KY writes:
here’s the story behind the image I submitted yesterday.  It’s a love story.
I spent a little time having a conversation with a man a generation older than I am.
I think about him a lot and wonder if I’ll ever see him again.
I’ll know him when I see him because he has the year he was born tattooed across his knuckles.
Some people leave an impression on you.
1975, the year I came to Earth.

STAY DOWN

My name is Mel. Here’s my picture, and my story.
I got these done for the first time in 2008 I think, by a good friend in Australia.
I always wanted something across my knuckles.
Stay Down, because at the time I was doing Muay Thai, and I found that amusing to have it under the gloves. It’s also a fair warning for trouble makers.
But mostly, because I wanted to remind myself that I wasn’t the one supposed to stay down in my life. Bullshit had to stay down. Eventually I’ll get CALM tattooed on my left hand, inside, so when I open my left hand and close the right one, one can read Stay Calm, because I need to remind myself of that too.
Photo by Francis Beddok.