my name is Anya and this is my knuckle tattoo. it’s a little fallen out but that’s because i am a tattoo artist myself and i had to wear gloves while it was healing…
i got “spitfire” because i am a huge Prodigy fan and that’s the name of one of my most favorite songs by them. Also, Spitfire means “a female of a fiery temper” and well, that’s what i am :)
I love to read and one of my favorite books is the outsiders. In the book there is a poem by Robert Frost which goes as follows;
Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
The way it’s described in the book is that “Your gold when your a kid. When your a kid, everythings new. Like dawn, the way you dig sunsets, Ponyboy, that’s gold. Keep it that way, its a good way to be.”
I take it how nothing stays perfect or new forever but even though you will get older still keep your youth. Your spirit doesn’t have to age with your body. I got the tattoo because I’m 20 years old now which means (according to everyone else) that I’m getting older I’ve become an adult. I have a son and I think it’s the perfect time to solidify this statement that even though I’m growing up fast I’ll still be a kid at heart forever and that’s something nobody can take from me. Permanant ink just makes it that much clearer for the rest of the world.
My name is Matt Holden. The other night my friend Sara was in town from Denver and we decided to get tattoos while she was here. We walked over to Vivid Tattoo in San Diego, saw Andrew and I walked away with a thumbs up on my middle finger. I love the irony of flipping the bird and also giving a thumbs up.
Sam Chronic sends us these knuckles and his story:
After finishing my sleeves and hands I realized I hit a true creative roadblock figuring something out for my knuckles. I wanted to avoid most of what I had seen on other people because either it did not represent me or it just seemed way too cliche.
I work as a year round employee of Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta, GA doing everything from special effects to set design. Obviously I am a big fan of Halloween and horror in general and much of my tattoo work represents that world. One day I am working on an animated creature with music blasting as normal and suddenly The Misfits “Horror Business” begins to play. For whatever reason I stopped working and looked at my hands realizing I had just found the missing link in my knuckle tattoo design.
Sent the idea over to my friend and tattoo artist – Lew Hands @ Timeless Tattoo to see what he thought. There was some hesitation doing “HORROR BUSINESS” because while my hands are together the design works but each hand individually makes no sense. I pretty much persisted and was dead set on the idea being a huge Misfits fan as well as representing what I do for a living and am most passionate about.
Lew put his artistic touches on everything and suffice to say we are both stoked on the results of the tattoo.
Attached are both hands and my knuckle tattoos – all done by Lew Hands @ Timeless Tattoo in Atlanta, GA.