LONG ROAD

Gramschi from Leeds sends us these knuckles and the story:

Hi there. These are (obviously) my knuckles, done by Gareth Miller at Black Crown Tattoo, Leeds, England. Long Road is basically how I seem to go about everything of value and import in my life, whether intentionally or not – I end up taking/travelling a Long Road. This can make some things feel like quite a slog, and occasionally dispiriting, but it also serves as a reminder that, invariably, I arrive at my destination with a thorough appreciation for the journey, and a knowledge that I haven’t cut any corners to get there.

LONG SHOT

LONG SHOT

These knuckle tattoos come courtesy of Keith T of Atlanta, GA

These are were done last weekend at TIMLESS TATTOO in Atlanta GA. I have been thinking about what to get for the better part of the last 4 or 5 years…Im sure I may not be the only person with LONG-SHOT on there knucles but I havent seen em but then again its a big world! The words have two meanings to me….for one life in general is a long shot an two I am ‘into’ guns an firearms aswell! I like the ‘O’ in each word being a crosshair. Anyway, in short…heres mine and im happy with them!

LONG ROAD

This is Mick Metal of Wayne, New Jersey. His newest tattoo is a reminder of where he is from and where he is going. In his own words:

Well the Long Road tattoo Means a whole lot. Through my life things have change time and time again the journey is a long road. I have move around alot first because I was in the US Air Force. while in the Air Force I got married and soon after getting out I got a divorce. then moving around trying to find home as a body Piercer. Finally ending up at Shotsie’s Tattoo Shotsie Gorman asked me to apprentice under him and make on of my long time dreams come true. Now that I have found my home and my career I am sure life will still take me through the next journey as it should.

LONG SHOT


Geoff, door man at Ed’s Cucaracha/The Jackalope in Austin, TX.

He says the tattoos represent the rough odds he faces and his divorce. They are a tribute to the The Pioneers song ‘Long Shot Kicked the Bucket’ (available on many of the Pioneers’ CDs, including the appropriately titled best of album: Long Shot Kicked the Bucket).

So let me tell you a quick story about Geoff. He used to work for my old lady, working in the production, stuffing boxes and shrink wrapping them. One day he just didn’t show up. A day or two go by and he calls in. When she asks him where he has been his answer was “A bottle of Jameson’s and a girl.”

Long Shot indeed.