Alahna Cruz sends us these knuckles and the story behind ’em:
White ink – hence the b&w. ‘absorber’. In the last 3 years the 3 most important people in my life told me that I was born broken and with holes in me that I couldn’t fix. Also in the last 3 years, I have gotten out of a rocky relationship, got disowned by a good portion of my life & have learned how to support myself & stay healthy and responsible. This is a reminder to myself that I will find what I’m looking for & that I only need myself (and the big guy).
Here’s a pic of my BARBEQUE knuckles. They were done by Rick Meggison at Marked4life.
I started cooking BBQ about 7 years ago. About 3 or 4 years ago I decided BBQ was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started practicing more, writing recipes and created my own brand and logo. Check out my website SBQue.com and you can also follow me on twitter @SBbarbeQue (shameless plug, I know). I have recently taken some more steps towards making my BBQ my living. Rick is my friend and a member of our cooking team @TattoosNQue (I know, another shameless plug). We were hanging out the night before Zombie Jesus day or most commonly known as Easter. I had planned on getting this tattoo a little bit down the road. He convinced me to get it by using the zombie jesus metaphor and calling it my BBQ resurrection…and here we are!
Hi there, I’m Purple from Tulsa, Oklahoma and this is my 9th tattoo. It says ‘LIEBLING’ which is an older German word for ‘DARLING’. I chose it because of my love for the German language and also because it’s a word that isn’t really used very often anymore. It reminds me that although I would love to be someone’s ‘darling’ love is overrated and it can become as obsolete as the word liebling itsself.
Brandon Riquier of Richmond, VA sends us his knuckles and this message:
I had wanted “defeated” across my knuckles for quite a few years now and just recently decided to man up and do it. I was really tired of seeing overwhelmingly positive messages on knuckles and getting to know the people with them and realizing they were everything but. If anything I’m a realist, life doesn’t always go exactly the way you want it to. My tattoo says that – very clearly.
Hey guys my name is Aj and I’m from australia… I got these a while ago now and thought I would share them I got my inspiration from Big-b the music artist from a song that no matter what mood I’m in I can listen to and be happy also a lot of people would agree that this describes me pretty well…
Also have this on both thumbs if ur interested. I got sick of seeing stitches so I got surgical staples instead
I really dont have a great story behind getting them. I have just always Loved potatoes . I was homeless when i decided to get them and i was eating alot of potatoes becuase they were cheap and easy to get. I get ALOT of strange looks when i show people what my knuckles say. Most people just think its really weird.
my name is Anya and this is my knuckle tattoo. it’s a little fallen out but that’s because i am a tattoo artist myself and i had to wear gloves while it was healing…
i got “spitfire” because i am a huge Prodigy fan and that’s the name of one of my most favorite songs by them. Also, Spitfire means “a female of a fiery temper” and well, that’s what i am :)
Sam Chronic sends us these knuckles and his story:
After finishing my sleeves and hands I realized I hit a true creative roadblock figuring something out for my knuckles. I wanted to avoid most of what I had seen on other people because either it did not represent me or it just seemed way too cliche.
I work as a year round employee of Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta, GA doing everything from special effects to set design. Obviously I am a big fan of Halloween and horror in general and much of my tattoo work represents that world. One day I am working on an animated creature with music blasting as normal and suddenly The Misfits “Horror Business” begins to play. For whatever reason I stopped working and looked at my hands realizing I had just found the missing link in my knuckle tattoo design.
Sent the idea over to my friend and tattoo artist – Lew Hands @ Timeless Tattoo to see what he thought. There was some hesitation doing “HORROR BUSINESS” because while my hands are together the design works but each hand individually makes no sense. I pretty much persisted and was dead set on the idea being a huge Misfits fan as well as representing what I do for a living and am most passionate about.
Lew put his artistic touches on everything and suffice to say we are both stoked on the results of the tattoo.
Attached are both hands and my knuckle tattoos – all done by Lew Hands @ Timeless Tattoo in Atlanta, GA.
I met Josh and Courtney the other day. Josh (pictured above) said that his knuckle tattoos described him in a word. Courtney just laughed and agreed. Her knuckle tattoos (below) are a collection of charms.