I’m Charlotte from London, England, and i’d love to tell you the story with my anchor knuckle tattoos.
Throughout my life i’ve had struggles with my emotions and behaviour, being diagnosed with bi-polar when i was just 12 years old.
The medications and antidepressants sent me through a whirlwind of problems throughout my teenage years, and it really made me feel as being positioned on this earth was just a waste of not only my own time, but also my family and friends.
I had attempted suicide when I was 14, yet I was luckily found before the angels took me. At the time I was on a weekend break away in the coastal town of Newquay when I tried to take my own life, and my first image of waking up was in the hospital overlooking the sea. I had always a passion for marine biology, and i felt this moment in my life was some sort of calling, watching the waves crashing on the Newquay beach and the boats out in the horizon.
This moment in my life had inspired my anchors – which are weighing me down to earth. No way will I be reaching the skies anytime soon.
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.
My name is Mick Bell and I live in Grimsby, UK. I have hours and hours of tatts but I always wanted something on my knuckles but could never decide what! I’ve always been intrigued by Latin so I decided to have something Latin (that would be 8 letters) and I came across the “Bona nox” its Latin for “Good Night”. I’m a bouncer on a weekend I thought it would go well. I’ve never seen it on anyone especially on knuckles, so I had it done. Hope it inspires others. Peace.
I met Carrie in line for the extras casting for Machete Kills. I was super stoked to see a set of knuckle tattoos in kanji. She says that the knuckles mean CREATE and DESTROY in Japanese. Carrie also said that she has received some very negative reactions from more traditional Japanese people, but that she still loves them.
My name is Jeff, and my knuckle rockers read Willensstark, which means strong willed in German. Through lifes toils and tribulations my will has been forged into the strong will I maintain today. This tattoo was done by Kyle Speraw at Altered Image in Pasadena, Md.