Meredith S. has this to say about her knuckle tattoos:
Early last year, I gave away most of my shit, filled up a backpack and started footing it down the road. I was hanging out with a lot of other traveling kids, and a lot of them had knuckle tats. They said things like “wanderer” and “vagabond”; “game over” and “love / hate” like you see all the time. Some were more creative. “Wingnut” and “Lousybum” were always my favorites. So I thought to myself, if I get this done, what will I put? I wanted an eight letter word, and I narrowed it down to “kindness” or “grateful.” I would have really liked “grateful” because of my love for the Dead, but ultimately “kindness” was a really good reminder to me of what I want my hands and my actions to accomplish. These are my favorite tattoos.