Sunshine in Brooklyn, NY sends us this lovely cupcake. Her story:
i got my first knuckle tat as a gift for myself when i got hired for my first ‘head baker’ job. since then i’ve worked for 2 of THE best pastry chefs in the country and i am working on my own company called cakes4rockstars. when i took on a partner she got her first knuckle tattoo to commemorate it. we both plan on getting new knuckle tattoos every few months in the theme of candy and confections. we’ll keep you updated.
Thanks Sunshine, we are all looking forward to seeing your next one!
This set of knuckle tattoos comes direct from Tristan W. who says:
i’m currently in Rochester, NY but born and bred in the midwest. nothing but flatlands and cornfields. this ink reminds me that even though i’ve been on the east coast for a decade, my roots are in the middle west. it’s a comfort knowing that even though i won’t be going home, home is always with me.
Nathan B., also of Sherman, Texas, got these both to look cool and to keep from getting a “real job”. He is a drummer and intends to stay that way.
These knuckle tattoos are on the hands of Mark S. of Sherman, Texas. He says that skating isn’t what he wants to do. It’s what he is.
Found these via the excellent Needled blog.
The Smithsonian magazine had a few articles about tattooing and this picture was in with the bunch. Here’s the caption:
The tattooed right hand of a Chiribaya mummy is displayed at El Algarrobal Museum, near the port of Ilo in southern Peru. The Chiribaya were farmers who lived from A.D. 900 to 1350.
Showing that you can’t have GOOD LUCK without the bad, Jason of Saint Louis says that bad luck is the story of his life.
This here is Kevin. He works at Bike America in Lee’s Summit, MO. He has this to say about why he got his knuckles tattooed:
I have been a bicycle enthusiast for many years. I have been a bicycle mechanic for almost nine years. I don’t own a car. Go figure.
Tattoos by Brian Holton at Bleeding Heart Tattoo.