The Knuckle Tattoo Project

I am facinated by knuckle tattoos.

I’m collecting pictures of people’s knuckle tattoos and the stories behind them. Knuckle tattoos fascinate me on a lot of levels. On one hand they totally appeal to the word geek in me, all the combinations of words and ideas. On the other hand, in a world where being tattooed has become socially acceptable, knuckle tattoos still carry the tattooed-scary-person stigma. Many of the people who have knuckles do live outside normal society, but they all have a story and/or a reason for getting them.

My project is to collect their stories and spread the word. It has been a really great experience. Everyone I’ve talked to has been really incredible and the stories are always great.

What I need are more pictures and stories. I can understand that approaching someone with a lot of tattoos (especially knuckle tattoos) and asking to take their picture and asking them fairly personal questions can be kind of intimidating, so if you want, just point them to the site and suggest they send in their info.

My email address is Any questions, concerns, photos and or stories can be sent right there.