STR8 PAIN

Here is my picture of my knuckles.. My reasoning with this one is… In September 2009 I was hit head on from a drunk driver, since then I have been in pain every day.  So, hence  STR8 PAIN….  My husband did these for me in 2010.. Took me forever to figure out what I wanted… But I love it!

Jessica Baur-Weiman

Detroit, Michigan

The MISFITS

Ryan M. sends us these hands and the story:

I wanted my knuckles tattooing for a long time and i did originally decide on getting Ugly Cunt across them but decided against them as i didnt want me daughter reading it and asking what it was lol. so after a LONG time deciding and many mind changes i decided to get the name of one of my favurite bands across my knuckles, at first it was only because i couldent think of out else but once done i was EXTREMLY happy with them.

COOL HAND

Lucas sends us this set of knuckles:

The story behind my knuckles is nothing more than self expression. I’ve grown up with many nicknames, an one always stood out to me. Cool Hand Luke, an over the past two years I’ve been throwing This idea around. So I’ve finally decided to make my move, I’m an up and coming bartender in Brooklyn, an soon to be a barber. So with that, Im able to be tattooed from head to toe. There simply is no better way I can represent who I am, better than what my knuckles present. I’m not afraid of 50 eggs nor can I pass up a challenge. My knuckles represent, the concept of never giving up, an also showing off my humor, in other words. I couldn’t be happier. The end.

Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth

My name is Andrea Bailey. I’m 22 and my knuckle tattoos were the 16th piece I’ve acquired.
I Got my knuckle tattoos in Portland Oregon at a shop call SeaTramp.
I didn’t know as I was walking in that I was going to get them. But I was there with a friend and told him I’d buy him a tattoo if he got his before mine so I had time to think about it. He agreed. 40 mins later the time arrived for me to make a decision. I said “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth..”

The guy said “what?”
I said “it’s in the Bible..you know?”

So he pulled out the Bible and we found the scripture.
I then knew I wanted the symbols (eyes, teeth) when necessary.
He decided to use the same font from the Bible for the lettering.

Some people ask why it’s backwards or hard to get at first.. My usual response is “revenge is something I don’t understand.”

Funny story about my knucks: I was going through a custody proceeding and the judge didn’t really like me. I could just read it in her face and comments. Her argument was that my knuckles/the scripture were affiliations with an Asian Gang. “Bahahhaha!” <— My response! I’m neither Asian or intimidation enough to be in an Asian Gang. (I did end up losing the case anyhow..? couldn’t tell ya why.. haha)

All knuckle tattoos, all the time