The tattoos on my knuckles spell out “Dakota” with two paw prints, it’s the name of my dog. I’ve had her for ten years now and have wanted her name tattooed on me some where and at the same time I wanted my knuckles done, and her name fit and I could put paw prints on my pinky fingers to show it’s my dog’s name. And yes she loves them. And so do the ladies.


Matthew T. Palumbo has been through it all:

After prison, surviving Hurricane Katrina and eight days of the aftermath, and almost getting killed a few times down here in New Orleans, I figured that this was the most appropriate thing to stick on the ole knucks. Needless to say that I’ve earned a little R&R. This was done by one of my closest friends Chris De Angel who was home from Washington state and doing a guest spot at Tattoo-A-Go-Go here in NOLA (badass shop opened by Donn Davis). Chris is a resident tattooer at Lucky Boys Tattoo in Silverdale Washington. 


Hi!, my name is Jonathan Malraisont Kautt and I’ve been living in Thailand for over 17 years. I just got this set done a few hours ago at Tatta Tattoo Studio here in Chiang Mai.They were done by a good friend and tattoo artist Em Vans. I wanted to get them done for a while now, and 2 days ago, I decided to get an appointment and Voila!!!. I chose the words HAVE HOPE for the simple reason that I believe that no matter what happens in our lives, no matter what situation we’re in, we should never lose hope, we should always believe in our hearts that we can make this world a better place and believe that we can!!!……everybody, HAVE HOPE!!!!


Tricia loves to read, her knuckles tell me so:

When I was kid I actually got in trouble for reading too much.  One time when my mother grounded me, instead of taking away my toys, she took my books.  To this day, I’m rarely without some form of reading material on my person.  I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate to have emblazoned across my knuckles for the whole world to see.  I love the irony of something so badass being so incredibly nerdy.  They still need to be touched up but the sketchy typewriter print is my homage to all the hard work that had to be put in to manually type a manuscript in the past.

All knuckle tattoos, all the time