I met Will at the Shangri La in Austin, TX. When I asked him why he got “ELLO LOVE”, he replied “Because I was young and dumb.” He claims to have never picked up a girl using the knuckle tattoos, but I’m skeptical.
I met Lauren at the Red Eyed Fly during South by Southwest. She was great and let me take photos of her knuckle tattoos. When I asked about the meaning behind them, this is what she sent me:
My knuckle tattoos are rather ironic, and pretty straight-forward. Love is a concept everyone should be able relate to, and I live strongly by the word. I suppose it’s more of a personal statement to society. I’ve never been in a fight, nor would I ever want to inflict harm on another person. I got my knuckle tattoos not only for myself, but as my own way of being an open book to society, as well as having an easy gateway to outside conversation.
My name name is Aedan Wolton, I’m from the UK. I got this tattoo March 2009 at Vibes Tattoo, Amsterdam, NL.
I was originally going for ‘Hold Fast’ but our trip was pretty messy and I was soon persuaded otherwise by the boys. I’m glad I was! It’s always a conversation starter and never fails to make people laugh. There are no finer things in the world than Love & Cake (apart from Sex & Chocolate, but I don’t have enough fingers).