Dan Wilson sends us these knuckles:
Hey, im from sweden im 22years old.
This is my knuckle tat!
It’s a reminder to myself that i’d never let anyone control me anymore, never let my freedom go to waste.
Free life inspired me.
Matt Lawless says:
I had my wife’s initial done on my ring finger and since we split up I’d been agonising about getting it gone over. I chose this in the end because not only does it reflect how I was feeling after the break, but it also speaks for my Nihilist/Hippie sensibilities. A weird mix I know but it’s always worked for me! Lovingly inked by my good friend Andy at Adorn in Shrewsbury UK.
Belinda sends us these knuckles:
I chose FREE WILL because I love the song by RUSH and the lyrics:
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose freewill.
A lot of notes from across the ocean. Today we have Wiggy from England:
Hi my name is wiggy, i’m from eastbourne in england. I’ve wanted my knuckles done ever since i first started getting tattooed, but untill recently didnt have the guts to do so. Now i have a good collection and im quite covered i thought the time was right. After changing my mind several times i finally decided to get LIVE FREE. This is because i like the meaning behind it. I think by being heavily tattooed you are living free and expressing your views through body art.
Squirrel of the ever-excellent Cycling Tattoo Gallery just sent use these beauties. Keep up the good work brother! His story:
Yo my brutha, finally got around to getting my knuckles done. Ride Free is the phrase I choose for my love of bicycles. There is nowhere our 2 wheeled steeds can’t take us. Whether it be though someone’s yard, down some fast single track, many miles of pavement or just down memory lane to our childhood. “Ride Free” mates!
JR sends us these knuckles. They were tattooed at The Basement Ink in Oak Forest by Stacy.
I have LIVE FREE on my knuckles. To me this is a testement to living free, in more ways than one. Most importantly to me it means to not let any one or anything keep you from what you want. Your mind, body and soul are your’s and your’s only. The way you choose to live is up to you. Once I started to get tatted more and more everyone told me about the stigma of never going to find a job, and how it is not appropriate, and all that horse shit. So it was also my F**K off statement to all the haters. I think that tattoos are an amazing form of art work and I see my body as a canvass for and amazing artist. And it is reminder that I want to live free literally as in no JAIL for me. I did a short amount of time and the guards would always say how Ironic it was that my knuckles said LIVE FREE and I just called em douche bags and left it at that.
This great sentiment just came in:
My name is Nikki Lynn and these were done by Mark @ Exotic Ink in Conyers, GA.
The story behind them is 2 years ago when I was at a concert at Six Flags, there was a booth selling merchandise with “free hugs” on it. I bought a hat and t-shirt from them and wore them around the concert along with a few other people. There were tons of people that kept running up to me asking for hugs and it was so exciting. I still have that hat and shirt and occasionally wear them because I love getting hugs! I figured that if someone else was having a bad day, they could always use a hug, too. So I decided to get “free hugs” tattooed on my knuckles as a kind of permanent symbol since I can’t always wear my hat or shirt. :)
Got these knuckles tattoos in from Justin E. this is what he has to say for himeself:
i got this when i was sixteen in a kitchen in kenosha, wisconsin…i sold out straight edge when i was eighteen. i’m always the hit of the party!