SINK SWIM

I’ve been talking with Finny for ages now and I finally got it together to post his knuckles. Here they are along with the stories behind them:

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What would Finny do? SINK SWIM is his yin and yang. Has a devil side and and an angel side, and tattoos themed to match. Thus his swim is on his "good" side, comedy, his mom. SINK on his left for the bad, tragedy, father.
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Fruits and veggies - his mom said he needed somethign to remind him to eat his fruits and veggies every day. He is going down the path of organic farming.
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The Crawfish/Lobster. The only piece of Sailor Jerry flash on his body. Sailor Don, busted out actual Sailor Jerry Red and mixed it with everclear. Salt and pepper shakers adorn to add a little spice.

RIG4 DIVE

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Don Nux shows us that sweet, sweet knuckle tattoos aren’t just for kids any more, anyone who is dedicated enough can express their passion on their hands:

Here’s a pic of my knuckle tats. They are about 4-6 months old. The meaning (RIG4 DIVE) is to rig the ship for diving, a term heard on board a submarine while surfaced, but getting ready to go deep. Yeah, I was a submarine sailor.

ROCK STAR

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Markus Sell sends us these knuckles all the way from Munich, German

The Story behind is that i already had the Stars on my left and right hand.

They weren`t made that good and i thought about having them made over and use the star for the A in the Word STAR, and on my other Hand ROCK to build the Word ROCKSTAR.

I was more into it when i read KAT von D`s Book cuz i liked her hands so much. Now im Happy to have it on my Knuckles.
Lets see what my Boss is thinking about it when i see him on Monday :-)

Im a Male Nurse here in Munich, Germany and in charge of the Ward. :-)

I ♥ BEARDS

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This one goes out to my pals in the Austin Facial Hair Club. Although I can not grow a beard of my own, it is important to support those who can. Lauren Ray of Pensacola, FL sends us these knuckle tattoos:

i got this tattoo because well, i LOVE beards. Everyone knows it, so i decided to truly show how much i do by getting it tattooed on my knuckles. The thumbs were a last minute idea and i love them. Tattoo courtesy of 3 Saints Tattoos, Pensacola, FL.

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LOBOTOMY

I stopped by Studio Enigma in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, which opened up last summer as Gotham City Tattoo, just to introduce myself and promote my blog, Tattoosday.

I was chatting with Bill Blood, one of the artists, and noticed he had some cool knuckle lettering.

After telling him about the site, he agreed to share his ink here:

The letters, of course, spell out the word “LOBOTOMY,” the first time I have seen that combination on knuckles. The effect is enhanced by the Gothic font, which is similar to the lettering in the Misfits logo.

Bill started “scratching” back in 1998, and has been professionally tattooing for about seven years.

Why “lobotomy”?

He likes the word, the way it sounds, the way it looks, the way it reads. He once played guitar in a band called “Chainsaw Lobotomy,” although Bill says that the coincidence with the ink ends there.

In all honesty, this piece represents how creativity can really transform knuckle tattoos into something memorable. The fact that his friend Jason inked these in such a cool font, reminiscent of the horror genre, and used a blend of yellow and green ink to make the knuckles “pop,” shows that Bill put some serious thought into these digits.

Thanks to Bill for sharing these cool knuckle tattoos!