Got this done in honor of Carl Sagan. Inspired from his quote from “Cosmos”:“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”Neil deGrasse Tyson also said it very well:Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”Be humble for you are made of earth, be noble for you are made from stars
I’ve had plenty of awesome knuckle tattoo ideas over the years. Then one day I was listening to Dust in the Wind by Kansas, which got me thinking about the Socrates scene in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
I realized DUST and WIND would make excellent knuckle tattoos! Representing the Earth and the sky. Life and Death. Good and Evil. Yin and Yang. Opposites. All encompassing. As well as a fantastic classic rock ballad.. AND a totally excellent, important, classic movie to me, from my youth.. if only i had one more hand to add DUDE to the mix… OH! How bout just moving down a segment and split it in half! why not add some hourglasses, too?!
and VOILA! the birth of the most awesome knuckle tattoos in history! Kansas, Bill & Ted, and Socrates! All in one! Can’t beat it! i love em! They were done by the lovely and super talented Tasha Rubinow, at the shop I work at Inborn Tattoo, in NYC.
(Side note: We listened to “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas on repeat the whole time we were doing the tattoo. The play count in the end was 46. It never got old. and it never will!)
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”