Jonathan Nadeau send us this fresh meat and his story:
This is a picture of my left hand that I just finished tattooing myself. I once was a tattoo artist but I quit tattooing for more than 15 years so I have some practice to do to get back on track ! My left hand was available and willing to play the guinea pig. I will need help for the right hand though.
These are my knuckles, saying “Hope Dies”. It’s not as pessimistic as you’d think. I believe hope does die, but we must fight to keep it alive. We must fight to keep our hope(s) and dreams alive in our lives, and that would explain the placement for you. As for the style: I didn’t want something ordinary. Knuckles are already an odd location for tattoos, but I wanted to push it further than that and have the words in cursive rather than the plain block lettering. I wanted them crossing fingers and going in the webbing in between — which hurt like hell.
Hi!, my name is Jonathan Malraisont Kautt and I’ve been living in Thailand for over 17 years. I just got this set done a few hours ago at Tatta Tattoo Studio here in Chiang Mai.They were done by a good friend and tattoo artist Em Vans. I wanted to get them done for a while now, and 2 days ago, I decided to get an appointment and Voila!!!. I chose the words HAVE HOPE for the simple reason that I believe that no matter what happens in our lives, no matter what situation we’re in, we should never lose hope, we should always believe in our hearts that we can make this world a better place and believe that we can!!!……everybody, HAVE HOPE!!!!
Hi World! My name is Hope and these are my knuckle tats. I was cursed with these bad boys at age 16, when I sobered up the next morning sometyhing in my gut told me knew I was pretty much fucked as far as the corporate job world was concearned.
They were originally a stick and poke tattoo ( the most primitive of tattoos : Needle, Thread, Indian Ink) and I thought in my little 16 year old brain it would be awesome to get Hope Full on them….I later found out hopeful has one L not two xD
When I turned 18 I went into the shop and got the second word changed to Fate , the T looks like an upside down cross (the only way to cover that damn L) again I screwed myself once again; I have even more mormons at my front door.
I had been wanting to get something on my knuckles for some time now, but never really knew what to get. So I began thinking of things I would want. I also knew I wanted to get a Hopeless Romantic tattoo on me somewhere, because that is pretty much me in a nutshell. Honestly I am pretty sure The Notebook is my favorite movie…. I was so excited when I realize that it would fit perfectly on my knuckles, So I found the font I wanted and put a skull with a bow in with the Hopeless and a heart with crossbones in with the romantic. Kinda ties it all in together and if you just look at that finger, I like to think it says toxic love….
Alan Mandic sends us these knuckles with the following story:
I recently and finally got my knuckles tattooed. I have been wanting them for a year now, and finally settled on what I wanted about 6 months ago. I had them done at Tattoo Mark’s Studio I in Souderton PA, by Frankie G. and Lowercase J (From Studio II). I figured if I was getting both hands done, why not at the sametime? Whenever anyone asks what hurt the worst, I can’t say. When one hand was being hurt so was the other, so I couldn’t focus on it, ha.
I got Fear Hope because I often find myself stuck in the same old rut in life. It means that you shouldn’t sit around hoping things will happen, you have to go out and make them happen. So Fear Hope. I have plans to add on already, maybe a ME under FEAR just for fun.
All I know about this one is that the guy’s name is Jarret and he is awesome. His knuckle tattoos are a tribute to the first Star Wars movie’s subtitle “A New Hope“. On his thumbs the symbols for the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. “Shoot First” is a reference to Han Solo shooting Greedo in the Cantina scene. In the original film Han shot first, killing Greedo in cold blood. In the remastered version, Greedo shoots and then Han retaliates, taking the teeth out of Han Solo and making his eventual redemption considerably weaker.