Symbols

Hello, my names Michael. I’m 19 and have had my knuckles tatt’d for about a year now, on my right hand I have an anchor, the illuminati sign, a spade, and a dollar sign. On the left its a diamond, a key hole, a lightning bolt, and lastly an old school bomb! They didn’t have a mass amount of meaning but I thought they looked sweet so I just went with them lol

STAR DUST

Brad Huston sends us these knuckle tattoos:
Got this done in honor of Carl Sagan. Inspired from his quote from “Cosmos”:
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson also said it very well:
Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
Be humble for you are made of earth, be noble for you are made from stars

STAY AWAY

My names Rob I’m from Massachusetts I have the words “Stay Away” on my knuckles. I chose these words cuz I’m not a people person and being in a band I have to deal with a lot if people so I got stay away just to let everyone know your just better off staying away from me we may not be enemies but we can’t be friends

HEARTLESS – FREE WILL – DAY DREAM

Hey I’m Marc from Brisbane, Australia

Love your site and have been following it for a while now and thought it was about time I submitted my knux.

Heartless at the top because I really just don’t care for love or relationships. Free will in the middle to remind myself it’s my life and my choices, and daydream on the bottom as I spend way too much time in my own head.

Not sure if you’re interested but I’ve also attached a picture of the inside of my fingers.

Quelle fucking surprise is a line from an Enter Shikari song, it means what a fucking surprise, because I’m used to the shit life throws at me by now and nothing surprises me. Straight outta compton on the other side just as a bit of a joke.

HOLD FAST

Harvey Rogers sends us these rocking traditionals, and his story behind them is pretty awesome:
Well where to kick off really, the relevance of HOLD FAST as a tattoo originally came about to prove a sailors worth on board, a rite of passage as such, you had to earn it and was therefore a privilege to have, it was originally tattooed on the knuckles to prove you were an able seaman, insignia on the hands showed what experience you had to captains commissioning crew. As a tattoo it allows me to remember what I’ve achieved on a professional level and the respect I earned amongst my ship mates.
Now, I have only had the tattoos a year but it has been a phrase I have used in my personal life for lots of years due to personal struggles caused both by myself and third parties and a long battle with a drug and alcohol addiction, HOLD FAST because sometimes you just have to lock it down, hold on and wait for the fucking storm to clear.
My torso is extensively tattooed but was never allowed anything visible due to my career, after many years of wanting the tattoo and many hours pondering it I felt established enough within myself, family and friends to go for it without judgement (not that I really give a fuck what anyone thinks anyway) but it definitely made the decision easier.
Also, I just wanted to give a msg to anyone thinking about getting their fingers done:
Please please make sure this is something you want done, give it many many years of thought and don’t allow it to be a spur of the moment decision, although there is a massive tolerance to ink today your knuckles are a huge statement and people will judge, make sure it has a significant meaning to you because if somebody has the bollocks to ask you what they mean you should give them the respect of a dignified answer, not just “because it looked cool man” because they will think you and the rest of us are dicks…
Cheers,
Harvey Rodgers,
Southampton, England