Ben Gyger sends us these knuckles and the following story:
I’m currently serving in the us navy. I got my knuckles tatted HOME WARD because I’m gone Alot and every second I’m away im homeward bound!
– a sailor without tattoo’s is like a ship without rum : unseaworthy.
These hands belong to Tom Y. He got HOMEWARD because he is always the first one to go home or leave the party. He also doubled up and got:
The story goes like this. He and his friends were sitting out side of the tattoo shop talking about what they would get on their second set of knuckles when some girls walked by and said “You guys are some damn fools”. So he went in and got them done.
I got “HOMEWARD” because it is my favorite place to be. Granted I get bored real quick but that is where my wife and son are and thats good enough for me. So even my first day out on tour is one day closer to being home!
I like that these came in back to back. Two different ways of looking at a similar journey.