Cherry D’vine is always living on the borderline, her two alter egos are constantly in conflict.
Hello. My name is Caidyn. I’m a 19 year old recovering alcoholic from Washington. I got these knuckle tattoo’s in January of this year and I just recently got them touched up because they had faded quite a lot.I’ve wanted knuckle tattoos since I was around 14 and had a lot of ideas of what I wanted to get, but wanted to make sure that I did not get something that someone else already had. (Which is really hard and close to impossible to do when it comes to tattoos)I decided to get “Born Poet” for the fact that when I was 15, I tried writing poetry just to mess around and try something new and found that I had a natural talent for it and everyone I showed my work to, loved it and gave me uplifting comments for my writing ability.These knuckle tattoos inspire me to remain in my writing and remind me how much I need to keep writing in my life. Especially in recovery because I struggle with not opening up with people no matter how close I am to them. So writing gives me an escape I need and keeps me from remaining in my addiction.I LOVE MY KNUCKLES!
Jess sends us:
Much to the disappointment and horror of my Mother, I had these done last week.. inspired by one of my favourite films, The Shining. I wanted a tattoo based on the Shining, and I saw SO many ‘Heeere’s Johnny’ tattoos that I thought I wanted something a bit different. So this is what I came up with.
They have had mixed reviews, people who have seen the film absoloutely love them, people who have not seen the film just think I’m gross.
I am a tattooist so my boss at work did them for me, she had neve seen the film so didn’t quite get why I wanted it, until I checked the stencil in the mirror and she saw it said ‘Murder’.
The image on top is how people would see it, saying Red Rum.. However because i only ever see it in mirrors, to me it says Murder.
I’m Charlotte from London, England, and i’d love to tell you the story with my anchor knuckle tattoos.
Throughout my life i’ve had struggles with my emotions and behaviour, being diagnosed with bi-polar when i was just 12 years old.
The medications and antidepressants sent me through a whirlwind of problems throughout my teenage years, and it really made me feel as being positioned on this earth was just a waste of not only my own time, but also my family and friends.
I had attempted suicide when I was 14, yet I was luckily found before the angels took me. At the time I was on a weekend break away in the coastal town of Newquay when I tried to take my own life, and my first image of waking up was in the hospital overlooking the sea. I had always a passion for marine biology, and i felt this moment in my life was some sort of calling, watching the waves crashing on the Newquay beach and the boats out in the horizon.
This moment in my life had inspired my anchors – which are weighing me down to earth. No way will I be reaching the skies anytime soon.
Debra I. sends us this story:
This is my friend Tony (on the left) and myself. We both had this tattoo when we met. Never had either of us met another person with a knuckle tattoo in this fashion, but to have the same words? We knew immediately that we would be close friends, and have remained so since the day we met.The odd thing? We are both in recovery, and the tattoo symbolized the same thing for both of us. To never regret where we came from, but to always look forward to who we can become.
here’s the story behind the image I submitted yesterday. It’s a love story.I spent a little time having a conversation with a man a generation older than I am.I think about him a lot and wonder if I’ll ever see him again.I’ll know him when I see him because he has the year he was born tattooed across his knuckles.Some people leave an impression on you.1975, the year I came to Earth.
My name is Mel. Here’s my picture, and my story.I got these done for the first time in 2008 I think, by a good friend in Australia.I always wanted something across my knuckles.Stay Down, because at the time I was doing Muay Thai, and I found that amusing to have it under the gloves. It’s also a fair warning for trouble makers.But mostly, because I wanted to remind myself that I wasn’t the one supposed to stay down in my life. Bullshit had to stay down. Eventually I’ll get CALM tattooed on my left hand, inside, so when I open my left hand and close the right one, one can read Stay Calm, because I need to remind myself of that too.Photo by Francis Beddok.