Photo: Elan R.
This comes from my pal Elan who was just up in Seattle appartment hunting. He popped into a cafe in Belltown because they had free wifi and noticed that one of the clerks behind the counter had some fingertats. So he told her about this project, got a photo, and asked her what the story was. This is Jessica, a barista at the Cherry St. cafe in Seattle (slightly paraphrased):
“So I was getting sober, and … drinking was all about instant gratification and getting what you want right now. So, patience seemed like a good thing to keep in mind. And it’s been working good for me so far!”
Thanks Elan and Jessica!
Mr. Lifto is a founding member of the Jim Rose Circus, a travelling performer and a bartender at Casino El Camino here in Austin, Texas. His knuckle tattoos were a 5th anniversary gift from his then wife April. Now a days he has been over heard telling people that they refer to a prescription drug he is taking called Luvapril.
We have our first email’d in set of knuckles! Here is what the owner has to say:
I got my knucks done by Rain at Deep Roots in Seattle. My name is ZOMBIEGIRL and I skate with the Rat City Rollergirls…team Throttle Rockets. Yes, I have a zombie fetish…hence the dead sexy.
Thanks a ton for send them in ZombieGirl. Oh, wait you are also our first roller girl knuckles! Sweet!
And to be honest, we share your zombie fetish…
Jimmy here didn’t have much to say about his knuckles except that they were a statement about his thoughts on karma as it applied to him.
Rick Frueh is a Freehand Body Piercer operating out of Industrial Primitives, inside of Black Cat Tattoo on Sixth Street in beautiful Austin, TX. He also finds work doing side show acts, including blockhead tricks. He didn’t want to get the standard SIDE SHOW set, so he went for something a little different.
know pain, originally uploaded by nathanblack.
Originally uploaded by nathanblack.
Ian works as a bartender at Woodys South in Austin, Texas. Says that he got the tattoo as he wanted to leave his 20s behind. He got them to mark a change in his life. He says that his life is completely different now, except that he is still a bartender. And a damn fine one too.