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4x4 Knuckle Tattoos Man Hands

THUG LIFE

These knuckles come all the way from Portugal with the following story:

Hey my name is Lawrence, and I´m a body piercer/mod from Lisbon (Europe’s Black Hole) where every day thousands of children’s get killed from guns related crimes, coz its a hell right here.

The reason of my knuckles tattoo is very obvious coz my life sucks! I work everyday, from 9 a.m to 9 p.m and I´m a student by night, and I live with my parents. Oh yeah did I mention that I broke my shoulder at work with 10 days left to my vacations and I have done 4 sacrifications jobs with a broken shoulder and no treatment except alcohol? I think when other body mods break their shoulders they just cancel their books and just go home. Like you can see i’m a really thug! Btw, this is all true, except the part of the thousands of children´s getting killed everyday :(

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BUM-LIFE

Some times in the course of this project, I meet the nicest people. I’d like to introduce y’all to Sega. He works down at Oat Willie’s, one of Austin’s finest head shops. He explained that he had spent some time homeless and always enjoyed life no matter the circumstances. One hell of a nice guy. Thanks for letting me take the photo!

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LIVE LIFE

I met John Man at the hardware store the other day. He is a recent Austin transplant from Alaska. He says that he decided to get his knuckles tattooed at age 20 while climbing mountains in Alaska. He realized that he was living the life he wanted and that not every one really does.

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4x4 Double Decker Knuckle Tattoos Man Hands

BURN OUT! – FINK LIFE

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Today’s knuckles come to us via Meaghan McCulloch:

Here is a two pictures of my boyfriends knuckles.
They are pretty self-explanitory, he loves hot rods, motorcyles, and well burn outs so BURN OUT!  was a pretty easy choice.
on the bottom knuckles he has FINK LIFE a tribute to Ed Roth and Rat Fink.
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RUFF LIFE

Mike Ruff sends us theses:

the reasoning behind me getting “RUFF LIFE”  on my knucks was because Ruff is my last name and it just fit well together…besides…i’ve had a pretty “ruff life”

Mike Ruff

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LIVE LIFE

Jim Madden sends us these hands:

I know this is a cliche knuckle tattoo, but my story behind it is my uncle and one of my best friends, who was a huge influence on everything i do today, had this exact tattoo on his knuckles, and he ended up committing suicide, so its kind of ironic…this is my way of remembering him, among others

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LIVE LIFE

Got these knuckles in and couldn’t wait to post them. Here is the story:

My name is Dev and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, I went through chemo-therapy, and my cancer is currently in remission. While being treated for my cancer I realized how short life really is because I was only 26 at the time of my diagnosis. My chemo traetments were successful, giving me a second chance at life. So I decided to get the tattoo “live life” on my knuckles. I choose to get it on my knuckles so everyone could see it, because i really mean what it says. People often get tattoos in places where they can cover them up for jobs or to be accepted by certain people, but I say fuck that life is short live it to the fullest and do what you want to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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YOYO LIFE

Here is a set of knuckles about life’s ups and downs. But don’t take my word for it. Here is what John Huber has to say about them:

My name is John Huber, and I’m a professional yo-yo player out of Seattle, Washington.  I’ve been playing with yo-yos for going on 8 years now, have won a couple of contests, and even managed to land a clothing sponsorship.  Yo-yos aren’t just a toy to someone like me.  It’s an art form.  It’s how I meditate.  It’s what I was put here to do.

If you want to see a couple of my videos, you can find them on my MySpace page.
http://www.myspace.com/johnnynameless

And for the record, if it wasn’t for me watching Tommy Smothers when I was a kid, I don’t think I would’ve picked up a yo-yo when I got older.  The Yo-Yo Man made it look like it was the cool thing to do.

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COOK LIFE

COOK LIFE

Daniel B. sent us these tasty tattoos:

whats up, i am daniel brauch i have been cooking since i was fifteen years old (im 23 now) and i recently graduated culinary school and thought that  whatever i do and know matter what happens in my crazy ass life that i will always live a “cook life”. tats done by leopard larry at telepathic tattoo 502 onion st. austin tx.

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PASiv LIFE

PASiv LIFE

This set belongs to ‘Morks’ a tattoo artist/graffiti writer from New Zealand. PAS is a tight graffiti duo consisting of Morks and his brother Chaos.