I met Mitch at The Brixton. His knuckles say more or less what they mean.
I met Brandon Danger at Toy Joy here in Austin, Texas. He said that his knuckles were part of his collapse of civilization sleeve. He also had the No Grave but the Sea which is a tribute to the Murder City Devils. Tattoos were committed to skin by Jason Angst of Artisan Tattoos and Coffee in Pittsburgh, PA
I met Sean outside of one of my favorite coffee shops in Austin. When I asked him about his knuckles this is what he had to say about them.
I got RAGE on right hand. My punching hand. LOVE is on my right, my guitar hand.
I didn’t want the typical love/hate so I went with rage instead. I don’t hate a lot of things but I sure did get angry a lot when I got the knuckles done.
I met Benny at the Blue Note in Oklahoma City on Christmas Day. He said that he is a punk, but never bought into chaos and anarchy. RIOT stands for Righteous Invasion of Truth and he believes in order, truth and justice.
I met Lance at an annual backyard, underground, bare knuckle, Texas Chili Cooking contest. He works at the Swan Dive bar, here in Austin. His story was that he was at a party one time where a girl was sterilizing tattoo needles and asked if anyone wanted a free tattoo. He thought about it for a half hour and got his knuckle tattoos done.
In case you were wondering, I took 2nd in the chili contest.