Tonight I worked at the Texas Rollergirls bout, and the half time show was none other than Charlie Horse out of Los Angeles, CA. They totally rocked their half time set. The first set of knuckles I got were from the lead singer, Sean Wheeler, who you may also recognize from Throw Rag. They were busy tearing down, so I didn’t get a chance to talk to him after the set. Maybe down the road I can catch up to him again. Keep rocking hard man!
These are on the hands of Jarrold. He was living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina this time last year. He evacuated the day before Katrina hit, and now is living in Austin, Texas. The Fleur-de-Lis is the symbol of New Orleans.
Now he is working as a tattoo artist here at True Blue Tattoo in Austin, and has made a new home with his kid. He says that he lost everything in the storm, but in coming to Austin has got it all back and more. I think he’s going to be with us for a while.
Another set sent in by the lovely ZOMBIEGIRL. Here is what she has to say about them:
These knucks belong to Rat Bastard…Dread Pirate…a man of mystery.
Thanks for sending these in, the more the merrier!
Mr. Lifto is a founding member of the Jim Rose Circus, a travelling performer and a bartender at Casino El Camino here in Austin, Texas. His knuckle tattoos were a 5th anniversary gift from his then wife April. Now a days he has been over heard telling people that they refer to a prescription drug he is taking called Luvapril.
Rick Frueh is a Freehand Body Piercer operating out of Industrial Primitives, inside of Black Cat Tattoo on Sixth Street in beautiful Austin, TX. He also finds work doing side show acts, including blockhead tricks. He didn’t want to get the standard SIDE SHOW set, so he went for something a little different.
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For those of you who don’t read Roman, that’s six hundred and sixty six. Evan McMichael is a tattoo artist at Atomic Tattoo here in Austin, Texas. He says he got the idea while reading the Earth Chronicles books by Zecharia Sitchin. Now you all know that 666 is the number of the beast. But did it ever occur to you that man might be the beast? The Earth Chronicles are all about this idea: that 666 is the number of man, that man is the beast set on this earth, and that earth is actually Hell itself.
Evan didn’t want to be be totally blatant, so he went with the Roman numerals instead of the straight set of sixes. He says he gets asked what they say all the time.