I didn’t get the name of the guy who sent this in, but his explanation was awesome:
Inspired by my sarcasm.
I encourage you to like this post yourself…
Man, it is times like these that I really love this site. Graeme sends this note with his picture. Thanks man. Here is to you!
It’s pretty self-explanatory once you see the pictures. The story behind it though – teased a lot as a kid for obvious reasons. I’m taking back the word and using it as a reminder of all the things I’ve overcome.
Erica sends us these knuckle tattoos and a short description:
Since baseball season is upon us it always reminds me that my pride is there no matter who is on our team this year or who may or may not be retiring. I found your website & thought you might like the pics!
You can check out a more in depth description at: http://stellatattoos.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-york-yankee-pride.html
Tonight I got to hang out with Bones DeLarge of The Lower Class Brats fame. We talked knuckle tattoos (naturally) and rockers local and international. Bones asked if he sent me a picture tonight if it would be on the website tomorrow. The answer is yes, they are.
Now send me the story when you get the chance!
I first spoke to him about this tattoo for my Tattoosday blog, but as the
New York correspondent for KnuckleTattoos.com, I had to ask about his
left hand, which comes with a one-and-a-half tattoo bonus.
First the knuckles:
Nothing fancy, just the numbers seven, one and eight. New Yorkers, of
course, recognize this as the (718) area code, which is synonymous with the
outer boroughs of New York City, namely the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and
Michael has these digits on his digits to symbolize that he is born and
raised in the 718, namely Queens and Brooklyn.
The one and a half bonus tattoos are on and above the hand.
He has Marilyn Monroe’s eyes represented on the back of his hand to remind
him of his path to sobriety. Michael regards most photos of Monroe with a
degree of recognition – that her eyes appear hazy from drug use. Her demise
due to a drug overdose is significant enough to remind him to stay focused
on remaining clean. He has been (as of January 9, 2009) for three years and
Finally, the “half” tattoo is the bottom of the rosary, whose thread runs
the length of his forearm to just above the wrist.
Thanks to Michael for sharing his ink both here and on Tattoosday!