Kaboe Kavapalu sends us these knuckle tattoos and the following story:

Thanks, really stoked on how they came out. The reason I got “life time” was to remind myself that we only have one “life” and all we have is “time”…so might as well have the “time of my life”. My best mate tattooed them, he recently got married and is living in Norway, so I took a trip out to visit him and while i was out there he laid this ink down for me.


These are the knuckles of Chism, this is what he has to say about ’em:

I got this tattoo because, through hard times and life’s lessons I have learned to just live life and enjoy every moment of it. Life is to short. So LIVE LIFE !!!!!


These knuckles come all the way from Portugal with the following story:

Hey my name is Lawrence, and I´m a body piercer/mod from Lisbon (Europe’s Black Hole) where every day thousands of children’s get killed from guns related crimes, coz its a hell right here.

The reason of my knuckles tattoo is very obvious coz my life sucks! I work everyday, from 9 a.m to 9 p.m and I´m a student by night, and I live with my parents. Oh yeah did I mention that I broke my shoulder at work with 10 days left to my vacations and I have done 4 sacrifications jobs with a broken shoulder and no treatment except alcohol? I think when other body mods break their shoulders they just cancel their books and just go home. Like you can see i’m a really thug! Btw, this is all true, except the part of the thousands of children´s getting killed everyday :(


Some times in the course of this project, I meet the nicest people. I’d like to introduce y’all to Sega. He works down at Oat Willie’s, one of Austin’s finest head shops. He explained that he had spent some time homeless and always enjoyed life no matter the circumstances. One hell of a nice guy. Thanks for letting me take the photo!


I met John Man at the hardware store the other day. He is a recent Austin transplant from Alaska. He says that he decided to get his knuckles tattooed at age 20 while climbing mountains in Alaska. He realized that he was living the life he wanted and that not every one really does.