I chose OPEN MIND as my tatt as a nod towards the principles of recovery…Honesty, open mindedness and willingness. It also serves as a reminder to me to stay open to new and unfamiliar ideas.
Hi again Nathan. I’m back for the 3rd time but without knowing if this tattoo work I just had done fits with your website & the knuckle concept. Anyway, if it is worthy of your site the words are obvious enough in saying that I try to & I hope others also consider having an OPEN MIND.
Jonathan from Michigan sends us these knuckles with an explanation to match:
I have always felt like I see the world in a different manner then a lot of people, and so I go about living different, with open eyes. Which too me means, bassically you cannot go through life with your eyes closed (ignorance), and you should absorb as much as you possibly can from your surroundings.
Sean Fox sends us his hands and his story:
These were done by a friend, from his house. His name is Mark LeMay in Airdrie, AB, Canada. He’s a talented artist, and decided to divehead into tattoos. This is the 3rd piece he’s done on me.
The letters look uneven in the photos, but they’re dead on, it was just the way I was holding my fists.
Right now they look like crap though from smashing my knuckles up all day at work [Welder/HD Mechanic]. Career killing ink, he was nervous to do it. Guess I’m a blue collar for life.
I’ll get some better pics after the touch ups. The pics I have were right after getting them done, prior to washing the excess and ink and blood off.
By the way, the reason for the words, with the way I live my life I’ve tended to stick to the motto of “better to be an open sinner than a false saint”. I’m the only one in the family that doesn’t believe in a higher power, and I’ve always been the outcast [refer to 15+ piercings]. Being told I’m a ‘sinner’ on a daily basis just brings more meaning to them.
Sean ‘Trey’ Fox