I’m Dez Aster, Just got my Knuckle Rockers today…
I just had my knuckles tattooed, ART’S DEAD. I’m an artist, and decided I would go for irony. In a way I believe that art is, indeed, dying. Tattoos are my way of always making sure that art will not dissapear, as long I can have it put into my skin. Tattoo was done by Kyle Speraw at Altered Image Tattoo and Body Piercing.
Paul Lynch of Halifax, England sends us these lovelies and his story to follow:
Just thought id just send in my New Tattoo. Speakes for its self really with what it is but the reason i got it is obviously i love films, but more so evil dead is like a childhood memory. i saw the side of The VHS at my aunties house when i was about 8 an straight away the font of the title drew me in, i took it out an saw the front cover an straight away thought “Woah i gotta see this!”, i know 8 years old is a bit young to be lendin your nephew 18 rated horror movies but shes a cool auntie like that! so yeah, thats the reason. its was the first film that really fuckin grabbed my balls! (my small balls at that time :) and really made me get into films. Cheers.
Die-hard knuckletattoos.com fan Bert sends us his knuckle tattoos and story:
Dead By Dawn is actually an accessory tattoo to by back and arm pieces. All three of these are inspired by Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 film. The only real personal meaning they hold is of I guess somewhere in the Horror movie dork world. Also I wanted 10 letters for my knux and the only other thing that fit was “UNHIREABLE”.
Planet 13 is of more of a personal nature and a tribute to Wednesday 13’s Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. Back to the Horror / Sci – Fi dork thing but some gender bending background as well.
I met Jon Williams today at Flip Happy Crepes and he was kind enough to let me photograph his knuckles. He is a furniture maker by trade. His story is that his knuckles are a commemorative piece for his twin brother who passed away.
Mel Vicious sends us these knuckles and the following story:
My first true love died in 2000 and pretty much destroyed me back then. For me, it’s a reminder of him.
Here is an additional picture to prove the photo is hers:
These beauties were sent in by my brother. They are on the hands of his frend Emcee.
UPDATE: Emcee just sent me his story, and it is a good one:
All my life I have grown up with horror movies. My mother was a huge fan from jump and that set me and my brother up for a fun ride. My dad always hated it but I felt it gave us both a better sense of humor and a generally more sturdy demeanor. It helped shape us into the smart little devils we are all the while giving me something to laugh at in my spare time. So I LOVE horror movies they make me happy when nothing else can, they transport me to a place where life is meaningless, jokes are obvious, and death is “original” something I cherish in the current state of things. That being said, the “Evil Dead” trilogy is my favorite horror movie good time series. If I got some gasoline and my boomstick life is groovy.
Dead by dawn,
Got these in a while ago from Nivek the artist who tattooed them:
Done on Ryan, a human douche bag, and zombie lover.
He’s been to the cemetery that was used In the 1968 Night of the Living Dead…
Done by some other douche bag tattoo artist… “Nivek” @ Kitchener Tattoo.. in Kitchener, ON