BORN FREE

Tony Landry sends us these wise words:

When I was in jail you see people coming in and leaving almost every day. After months just sitting and waiting for a court date you start to ask yourself, “When am I going to be free?”. I asked a guard that one day, he told me this, “You are only born free.” There it was, the words that have stuck with me forever. I’m from New Orleans, La, but I got these in Mission Beach, Ca near where I was detained. The “R” in “BORN” is blown out, but noone notices it. Name’s Tony. Remember these words.

 

HARD KNOX

I’m Justin Crawford from Mt. Vernon, Ohio  My knuckles say Hard Knox which is the name of the tattoo shop I work at. And Knox is the name of the county I live in!

Done by Tony Campise at Hard Knox Tattoo in Mt. Vernon Ohio. It’s a hard knox life!
and from Left to right in 2nd picture   Reptar Funk  Justin Crawford  Tony campise

FREE LOST

Matt Lawless says:

I had my wife’s initial done on my ring finger and since we split up I’d been agonising about getting it gone over. I chose this in the end because not only does it reflect how I was feeling after the break, but it also speaks for my Nihilist/Hippie sensibilities. A weird mix I know but it’s always worked for me! Lovingly inked by my good friend Andy at Adorn in Shrewsbury UK.

FREE WILL

Belinda sends us these knuckles:

I chose FREE WILL because I love the song by RUSH and the lyrics:

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose freewill.

LIVE FREE

A lot of notes from across the ocean. Today we have Wiggy from England:

Hi my name is wiggy, i’m from eastbourne in england. I’ve wanted my knuckles done ever since i first started getting tattooed, but untill recently didnt have the guts to do so. Now i have a good collection and im quite covered  i thought the time was right. After changing my mind several times i finally decided to get LIVE FREE. This is because i like the meaning behind it. I think by being heavily tattooed you are living free and expressing your views through body art.