There is not much of a story behind this other than the fact that everything literally is Lost Time. Every hour of every day is Lost Time until we die and I think it is important to remember that because we as humans waste so much time doing such meaningless and horrible things. It is a reminder, a statement and a personal creed all in one.
Reverend Jim sends us these knuckle tattoos and the story behind them:
Well these tattoo’s where done the day after being released from jail which the “Lost Soul” is how I felt during the time i spent without any freedom what so ever. As for the “F.U.” that is pretty much for shit I just wanna deal with anymore. My way of releasing my anger in statement so to speak.
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.
just a metaphor for the way i live my life. i try to always live day to day and do what i want and not plan too much, kind of like a pirate lost at sea. hence the full pirate themed sleeve on my right arm.
I think its crazy how outdoor cats create their own little society whether its in the city or in the woods somewhere, cats from all around just get accepted into groups. kinda like me and some of my friends.
Through out my life, i’ve always known who i was, but have always felt like i didn’t belong anywhere, So i got the word “LOST” on my right knuckles. and i have NO sense of direction and it has gotten me into a lot of trouble.
Holy crap y’all. Look at this! Our first set of knuckle tattoos from another country. Freakin’ Germany! Here’s a punch line: he got them done here in Austin. And double deckers at that. Here is what Osti has to say:
My name is Osti, I’m a tattooer living in Germany. Eric Doyle did the top part of my knuckles almost ten years ago when he was working for Perfection Tattoos in Austin. He did the bottom three years ago at Jinx Proof in D.C. The tattoo is about the discrepancy between how I view myself and how everybody else sees me ;-). I had no idea how hard it was to take a picture of your own hands.
Osti, we really appreciate you taking the trouble of photographing your own hands. It ain’t easy. I knew we would get knuckles from other countries, I just didn’t expect them so soon. Thanks again!