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Tattoo Story :: The First Tattoo

I have to admit up until I was in my 30s, I never understood the fascination or reasons behind getting a tattoo. That was the case until my mother's untimely death in 2006. She passed away very suddenly while visiting family in Arizona. She went through a long arduous journey from heart attack to getting therapy. She was preparing to come home ...

Tattoo Story :: Strength Longevity and Love

As I continue to get tattooed, I continue to grow and vice versus. It is funny how things seem to meld together as you get older and continue to evolve your way of thinking and the way you decide to live. You lose focus on the day to day and begin to look at things as a lifetime as opposed to a series of individual events. Similarly, my tattoos ...

Tattoo Story :: Trippy Tortoise

I have had an african tortoise for over a decade and he will most likely out live me. So i thought he deserved a little chunk of skin from me. p.s. Dude loves apples...

Tattoo Story :: Claddagh Split

Steve and I were chatting about art over beers and the topic of hands came up. We lamented how hard hands are to draw and, by extension, how many tattoos with hands look awful. Notably, a lot of tattoos of the iconic Irish symbol, the claddagh, have fingers that look more like bananas. Steve joked that we should do a claddagh where the fingers actu...

Tattoo Story :: 1st tattoos & love after 40th HS reunion

I'm 58, never was a fan of tattoos, and frankly was deeply intimidated by the people covered with them. You can imagine my delight a few years back when my 30 year old son Chris, thanked me for NOT allowing him to cover his bicep with a barbed wire fence tattoo while in high school. I felt vindicated, I was right!....tattoos were for long haired, t...

Tattoo Story :: Honoring my Dad

As I am sure is true with most people that get inked, I wanted something that I was 100% sure that I wanted. I have several tattoos and this one is by far my favorite piece. It took my quite a few years to find the right person to do this one. As you can see, there is quite a bit of detail and it had to be perfect. Phillip is an amazing tattooi...

Tattoo Story :: They Call Me Eor

My friends all call me Eor, so I needed to show the real Eor. I also love bank robbers, and despise police. That is why i choose piglet, police are pigs get it, to be at the end of Eor's smoking barrel...F**K THE POLICE! P.S. Russ did an amazing job, anyone looking for good work should check him out....

Tattoo Story :: Celebrating Life with Death

After having my left side filled with light wind with circling cherry blossoms last year, I decided to go a bit darker and heavier with the real estate on my right side. I just completed this after four, four hour sessions. The tattoo consists of three skulls and a slew of daisies representing for me what most would see as the Day of the Dead. ...

Tattoo Story :: Remembering Our Dad 2

I got my first tattoo when I was 18. I admit it wasn't really anything special. I just really wanted one so while on vacation I walked into a tattoo parlor and picked something off the wall I liked. I don't regret it and I still like the tattoo. Now, 10 years later I decided to get my second tattoo. This one was considerably different. This time it...

Tattoo Story :: Remembering Our Dad 1

I recently got my first tattoo and had an emotional battle with the process. My dad/hero/best friend was the inspiration for it all. Although my dad wasn't a fisherman by trade I would say fishing was his favorite thing to do in life. I grew up on boats, learning how to bait a hook, and catch really big fish. Fishing was one of the ways I got to sp...

Tattoo Story :: My Two Koi Boys

When I first talked to my fiance about starting a family it was an exciting, mutually anticipatory discussion. When we became married we had awaited the moment when we would become parents and once it was a reality, chrished every second. Having researched many Japanese customes in the past, I had looked once again to that culture to solidify in...

Tattoo Story :: Finding a Personal Truth

There are two components to this tattoo of cherry blossoms and kanji lettering on my left ribcage. The kanji itself translates as "true victory is victory over oneself", so would more commonly have meaning of "To Thine Own Self Be True" which is a quote from Shakespeare. This has a significant meaning to me at this time in my life. As much as ...

Tattoo Story :: Armband for Love

I will be talking to Tom about a second phoenix as well. I have a stronger and stronger desire to get my ink seen. The second phoenix will cost some bucks and priorities have arisen...yes, love. Renee is thinking of getting a chinese letter symbolizing dragon within the bikini zone. I will be shocked and impressed if she goes through with it tho...

Tattoo Story :: Pulling It All Together

The phoenix, although beautiful..and anyone who counts their tattoo work in hours knows where this goes from here..was distracting from my real passion, the dragons. Time for the big boy. A green headed monster currently with yellows, reds, oranges, purples, and white is close to complete. Twelve hours have been completed thus far on this 3 foot dr...

Tattoo Story :: How Tattales Began

See my tattoo movie of me getting my 4th dragon (hip to knee). It runs about 30 seconds long with the sound of the needle included! Wow where do I begin. My first tattoo was inked by Little Vinnieís Tattoo at that time of Westminster, MD. I just remember walking down the streets and peeking in at the designs on the wall....

Tattoo Story :: How Tattales Began

See my tattoo movie of me getting my 4th dragon (hip to knee). It runs about 30 seconds long with the sound of the needle included! Wow where do I begin. My first tattoo was inked by Little Vinnieís Tattoo at that time of Westminster, MD. I just remember walking down the streets and peeking in at the designs on the wall....

Tattoo Story :: My Day of the Dead Tattoo

All of my tattoos have some type of meaning for me either symbolical or as a dedication. This tattoo was done by Tiffany from Riders Ink Tattoo in Newark, NJ. I Have suffered multiple miscarriages and decided on getting this piece in their memory and of other loved ones that have passed away....

Tattoo Story :: Honu

Honu is the Hawaiian Turtle. It's a protected species and a delicacy on Guam. Being an island girl, I wanted something that represented me and my culture. The Honu is the protector. The hibiscus is an exotic flower and was perfect. The strong Honu and the exotic hibiscus. ...

Tattoo Story :: Hungry Rabbit

All of my other tattoos are tribute tattoos, this is my first tattoo that was for me. Original design was by Scott Hill, who designed all my other tattoos....

Tattoo Story :: Don't Fear the Reaper

I've always wanted a tattoo. However, over the years I've watched my friends get unoriginal tattoos from less than talented artists and I wanted to wait until I found an amazing artist to get my first tattoo. My wife has several tattoos and was itching for another when we stopped in to Kiss of Ink Tattoo Studio in Lynchburg Virginia to have so...

Tattoo Story :: Star Wars

I started this tattoo about 10 years ago with Yoga, Cory Kruger did it in Mass. Several other artists that have worked on this are Jason McCarty, Julio Rodriguez, Oleg Turyanskiy,Paul Acker, Josh Bodwell and Sean Karn....

Tattoo Story :: Star Wars

I started this tattoo about 10 years ago with Yoga, Cory Kruger did it in Mass. Several other artists that have worked on this are Jason McCarty, Julio Rodriguez, Oleg Turyanskiy,Paul Acker, Josh Bodwell and Sean Karn....

Tattoo Story :: Aztec tatt

I got this tattoo done by a good friend name Jason McCarthy from Body Art tattoos in Berryville,VA ..I had a motorcycle accident so I had a road rash on my shoulder.. I went to Jason explain to him what I wanted and some ideas and they put it together.. I love my tattoo I have two firsts place trophies.. And we should have another trophy next year...

Tattoo Story :: Day On the Pond

There really isn't any story to this one exactly. My tattoos are like myself extremely random. This tattoo I guess in a way is and was completely spontaneous in many ways. I saw the drawing and had to have it. No reason no cool or meaningful story just a random act of sober good times. THE END ...

Tattoo Story :: Gaia

The journey with this tattoo began in 2006. I was fresh out of college and about to complete my first year of teaching. It was the first time that I really, truly felt like I was an adult. I decided to mark this major milestone with a really significant piece of art. I chose to do a portrait of Mother Earth surrounded by butterflies, a dragonfl...

Tattoo Story :: Sea Dragon

Robert Rodriguez or Murda Ink 3 in W. Babylon and I designed this piece together and I even added a dermal implant for his eye (cant see on picture)......

Tattoo Story :: My Back Pieces

Robert Rodriguez is my tattoo artist he's at Murda Ink 3 in W. Babylon, NY. I even have the 2nd tattoo he ever did and all my pieces have been done by him...since then lots more have been done....the castle on my left shoulder is from a sketch my uncle did in Germany of a castle prior to 1926... the right shoulder has my griffon...the lower center ...

Tattoo Story :: White Sails In The Sunset

This was my very first tattoo! Started in 2007, as a 1/4 sleeve. Based off the lyrics, cover art of AFI's "Black Sails in the Sunset" and the Greek mythological story of Theseus (In this myth, when he goes to slay the Minotaur, he leaves on a ship with black sails, and if he survives he will change the sails to white so his father knows he lived. H...

Tattoo Story :: The Mariner Lost

As anyone who works on the water, the mariners cross is not something that any one person can wear. It is earned and given by someone who feels you earn it. That being said I wear one around my neck everyday religiously. My cross was given to me by my late uncle and father figure John Pushak JR, or better known as J.P. This story starts in May of 2...

Tattoo Story :: LA Love Story

in 2009 I traveled to LA and got this Papa Legpa tattoo (center of neckpiece) with my boyfriend (unnamed) - and I swore to never get matching tattoos. But when we got the matching tattoo, I got my name on the the tattoo (not his name, big mistake), and he got the same tattoo with my name - and had me choose where it got placed! When I suspected, on...

Tattoo Story :: LA Love Story

in 2009 I traveled to LA and got this Papa Legpa tattoo (center of neckpiece) with my boyfriend (unnamed) - and I swore to never get matching tattoos. But when we got the matching tattoo, I got my name on the the tattoo (not his name, big mistake), and he got the same tattoo with my name - and had me choose where it got placed! When I suspected, on...

Tattoo Story :: Dragon Tales

So, I've always been into Chinese zodiac. Obviously, I was born on the year of the dragon. The first tattoo I ever got was of the symbol on the middle of my lower back when I was 16 years old. Even though I tried talking my mother into letting me get this massive artwork, that didn't fly ;) once I was old enough to get some ink by myself, I knew I ...

Tattoo Story :: Geisha Zombie Battle Leg Sleeve

This leg sleeve was my largest, longest and most adventures venture of all of my tattoos. I met Gene less than a year into his tattoo apprenticeship at Tattoo Culture. I had seen his work on many of my friends at the group Dharma Punx and was caught by these bright new color tattoos popping up on all my friends in Brooklyn. I asked who was doing th...

Tattoo Story :: Geisha Zombie Battle Leg Sleeve

This leg sleeve was my largest, longest and most adventures venture of all of my tattoos. I met Gene less than a year into his tattoo apprenticeship at Tattoo Culture. I had seen his work on many of my friends at the group Dharma Punx and was caught by these bright new color tattoos popping up on all my friends in Brooklyn. I asked who was doing th...

Tattoo Story :: Hard Work and Happy Places

Lilly of the Valley - imagery from one of my first and most euphoric memories as a toddler in my moms garden (the past) Elephant Skull - my favorite animal. Family oriented, emotional, intelligent and powerful, tradition-having creatures. Stability, community, generally badass. (The future) Compass Rose & Gears - acting as the hands of a cloc...

Tattoo Story :: Vampire Girl

I got this tattoo from PAIN SADLER at HARDKORE INK in Salem, Ohio. This vampire girl is the start of my vampire/zombie leg theme. I've always been a horror movie buff since I was a kid. I thought it would be cool to get bloody vampire girls and disturbed zombie pinups to fulfill this piece. Can't wait to see this awesome piece of art finished....

Tattoo Story :: Oh F***, Here Comes a Shark!

I've always been a little weary of tattoos that people get of their favorite cover art. The art and tattoos are usually good designs, however, when you look at the tattoo the person always has to comment something like, "yeah, old AFI, not their newer stuff." As if the they wish to no longer related to the music or why they originally got it any mo...

Tattoo Story :: Grenade Heart Chest Piece

This piece was done by PAIN SADLER at HARDKORE INK in Salem, Ohio. I got this chest piece of a heart with a grenade forming through it. To show that I got a solid heart, but can be able to explode at any time. I got two skulls one on each side of the heart. One skull is in color with two living roses around it to show my good side and the other sid...

Tattoo Story :: Flamingo

When i was growing up, even as a child I loved flamingos. I think it was because it was the first animal I remember seeing at the zoo. There are few cultures that think that the first animal you see is your guardian animal in life. As I grew up I was teased in school for being different (I went to a private Christian school) I only had one friend t...

Tattoo Story :: A Bikers Prayer

Biker Angel Be My Guide As I Climb Upon My Bike To Ride Let Your Halo Guide The Way Keep Me Safe From Harm Today. Let Your Wings Provide Wind and Air And Send It Coursing Through My Hair Find ...

Tattoo Story :: for Momdukes

This one is for Mama! Its real short and easy. She loved to play slots with my stepdad. She loves Twettybird and her favorite quote is "Its All Gravy Baby". Add it all together and this is what i got!...

Tattoo Story :: Like a Brother

My tattoo is for my bestfriend. More like my brother. What's mine was his and what's his was mine. I've know him for about 10 years. On March 15, 2012, I was in work on my 10 AM break. I got a call from one of my good friends who is in a club. He told me "hey you know your friend with the black camero?". So obviously he was the only of of my frien...

Tattoo Story :: My Life .. My Wife

This chest piece is one of my favorite of all my tattoos..I put a lot of thought into what I wanted and thanks to my tattoo artist Jay Sall it is better than I even pictured in my mind..the sacred heart is in remembrance of my sister Patty that passed away R.I.P. The girl is a representation of my wife Wednesday..I've wanted to have her portrai...

Tattoo Story :: D.G.A.F

The skull tattooed on my head is my latest ink..I went back and forth on the decision to get my head done..being a heavily tattooed person I already know what it is like to be judged negatively by the way I look and knew going on to my head would really cause reaction from people. I ultimately decided to go for it because I want to show everyone th...

Tattoo Story :: Worn My .44 So Long

This tattoo is my old LA lovers .44 Magnum - ex lover's to be exact - in a sheriff's garter belt with ampul ammunition to protect my a heart and sheriffs badge! 2008-9 I met an amazing man - the out of the gang clean living biker who loved art and adventure and everything and I was ready to move to LA with him. I made a few trips to LA and I fired ...

Tattoo Story :: A Profound Cry To God

This tattoo has several meanings to me. It first took meaning to me as a teenager when I discovered it as a hidden lyric on AFI's "Black Sails in the Sunset" - in reference to Baudelair's poem from "Le Fleurs Du Maul" (the flowers of death - a poem about sadness in winter). I got this done last spring after I was struck and crippled by a LARGE moto...

Tattoo Story :: In Memory of

In 2010 I suffered a miscarriage of triplets before making it to my 4th month. I decided on this tattoo because it symbolize what they mean to me...my angels will forever be in my heart. My tattoo was done at Riders Ink Tattoo in Newark, NJ by Willy. I love all my tattoos and I wear them proud....

Tattoo Story :: Cover Up

One day out of the blue I decided to get a tattoo done of my name, I didn't do my necessary research as far as choosing the right artist and the outcome was not as I expected ...the tattoo didn't come out as I wanted it to but it was too late to change my mind eventually I ended up getting a cover up and I love it. My cover up was done at Riders In...

Tattoo Story :: Close to the Heart

After suffering a miscarriage of twins in 2009, I choose to do a tattoo in their memory. I put their names and 2 sets of footprints by my heart. It symbolize my babies leaving footprints in my heart as they will forever by in my heart..my tattoo was done at Riders Ink Tattoo in Newark, NJ by Willy......

Tattoo Story :: Tiger with Dagger

I got this tattoo because it looks badass. I drew it and my boss Luis Rosal tattooed it. Done at Industrial Art in Bayonne NJ. ...

Tattoo Story :: I Fight for Those Who Cannot Fight for Themselves

I've always been an animal lover. I became a vegetarian at 13 and then a vegan at 21. I was heavily into animal rights when I was younger and now am an information center for those I know curious to understand more about animals in the entertainment, domestic, products of any kinds and food industry. I wanted a piece that symbolized my dedication a...

Tattoo Story :: Biomechanical Journey

I've always wanted tattoos since I can remember. I've seen all my friends get ink, from small pieces to full chest and sleeves. I could never figure out what I wanted. After about 2 years of debating and staring at Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain pictures, I decided I definitely wanted to do something Bio-mechanical whether it was organic or gears. ...

Tattoo Story :: Reality Shot

Its called reality shot because sometimes your heart leads you in the wrong direction and you need a shot of reality to get it back in the right direction again. Artist: Sharon Lynn at Biagio's Tattoo Gallery, Denville NJ....

Tattoo Story :: Girl with deer skull headdress

Original concept and design by Javier Eastman, located at Get Ink Tattoo Studio in Norwalk, Connecticut. Intense blues and purples throughout contrast with the bright yellow of the small bird and bright pink exotic flowers....

Tattoo Story :: Barn owl, skull & a rose

Original concept and design by Javier Eastman at Get Ink Tattoo Studio in Norwalk, Conneticut. This realistic piece is the start of a realistic leg sleeve that will include a variety of brightly colored animals. There is a large, intensely colored barn owl seated behind a skull with a rose forming out of the top, along with a dripping candle and a ...

Tattoo Story :: Original concept and design by Javier Eastman

This colorful piece of a woman in shadow, as if looking through window blinds, also includes bright orange flowers, a brightly colored bird with a keyhole in its chest, and a crusifix-like necklace with a key that wraps throughout the piece. Original concept and design by Javier Eastman, located in Norwalk Conneticut at Get Ink Tattoo Studio....

Tattoo Story :: A Love for Horses

My tattoo represents my past, present and future horseback riding. I have been riding horses for 7+ years and completely love horses. I have owned two horses in the past and plan to own many more in the future. I got my tattoo four months ago. It is a black outline of a horse. I got very little detail (no color or gender) for a reason, I don't w...

Tattoo Story :: Independence

My story is that of independence. I am a 48 yr old single woman who is now an "empty nester". At 15 yrs old I begggggged my parents for a tattoo which was unheard of for teenagers back then - let alone girls. I could not convince them. Therefore, on my 18th birthday I got my first tattoo. Simple and hidden - but my choice. Many years passed; thr...

Tattoo Story :: Surprise First Tattoo

I was 18 and had wanted a tattoo for awhile, but I had not seen anything I really liked yet. I was in North Carolina during the summer visiting family. My sister in law invited me along with her to pick out her tattoo. She was going to get a butterfly on her hip. Her boyfriend at the time was not really happy about her getting the tattoo. I'll...

Tattoo Story :: Open Your Mind

I got this tattoo at the Wildwood convention! It was done by Justin Wilson aka Big Meas who is known for his impeccable lettering. I just want the world to Open their minds to the world of tattoos and alternative models, etc! People need to realize it's okay to be different! The spot was very interesting to get tattooed, towards the front it tickle...

Tattoo Story :: Open Your Mind

I got this tattoo at the Wildwood convention! It was done by Justin Wilson aka Big Meas who is known for his impeccable lettering. I just want the world to Open their minds to the world of tattoos and alternative models, etc! People need to realize it's okay to be different! The spot was very interesting to get tattooed, towards the front it tickle...

Tattoo Story :: Lassoing the Bull

Tattoo #8 (Angel lassoing bull; left inside bicep) My quest for more guardian angles obviously didnít stop at two. To be honest, how does one part with a number in oneís head? Iím not sure how many Iíll eventually get, but from the beauty of their wings, to their elegant romantic faces to their gowns that expose and elicit the word freedom, itís...

Tattoo Story :: Following the Sparrows

Tattoo #7 (Sparrows with writing; left inside arm below elbow) There is a history with Sparrows and tattoos. Sparrows have come to represent many things to many different people. For sailors, it represents 50,000 nautical miles traveled. In some gangs it means being released from prison, a sense of freedom. Sparrows have also come to mean findin...

Tattoo Story :: Live to the Point of Tears

Tattoo #5 (Live to the Point of Tears; under Egyptian Angel) Albert Camus, the famous French writer who was also famous for his Absurdist translations of man after World War II wrote many beautiful and poignant things I could have chose to etch onto my body, but at the core of his most nihilistic views, he did believe that man should Ďlive to th...

Tattoo Story :: Daily Reminders

I'm neither an Army brat nor the child of wandering biker parents. Neither my mother or father went to Woodstock though they both protested the Vietnam War. I come from a fairly conservative, predominantly all white, childhood where picnics and halftime oranges at soccer games were the norm. So how in the hell did I end up putting tattoo art all ov...

Tattoo Story :: Daddy's Girl

My family has always meant the world to me but it wasn't until I moved 4 hours away from home, for school, that I realized how much my family meant to me. My two older brothers are always there for me, my little sister is my best friend, my mom is my rock, I'm definitely a "daddy's girl," and my granny has supported me through absolutely everything...

Tattoo Story :: Candy Cane Heart

Candy Cane Heart Memorial Tattoo-I chose this design in memory of my father (2001) and my best friend (2000) who both passed away. All of three of share Christmastime birthdays. One Candy Cane represents my dad and the other my best friend, they flip together to create a heart. The colors....pink is for my best friend and the red is for my dad. I h...

Tattoo Story :: The Cat and the Wolf

My first tattoo was a dolphin on my left ankle. In junior high and high school I had low self esteem and some of the other kids I hung around with did too. However a few of them decided to cope by putting me down. Back then it was hard to see beyond the school walls. Once I graduated and started my first year of college I literally woke up. I de...

Tattoo Story :: The Cat and the Wolf

My first tattoo was a dolphin on my left ankle. In junior high and high school I had low self esteem and some of the other kids I hung around with did too. However a few of them decided to cope by putting me down. Back then it was hard to see beyond the school walls. Once I graduated and started my first year of college I literally woke up. I de...

Tattoo Story :: The Cat and the Wolf

My first tattoo was a dolphin on my left ankle. In junior high and high school I had low self esteem and some of the other kids I hung around with did too. However a few of them decided to cope by putting me down. Back then it was hard to see beyond the school walls. Once I graduated and started my first year of college I literally woke up. I de...

Tattoo Story :: The Cat and the Wolf

My first tattoo was a dolphin on my left ankle. In junior high and high school I had low self esteem and some of the other kids I hung around with did too. However a few of them decided to cope by putting me down. Back then it was hard to see beyond the school walls. Once I graduated and started my first year of college I literally woke up. I de...

Tattoo Story :: The Cat and the Wolf

My first tattoo was a dolphin on my left ankle. In junior high and high school I had low self esteem and some of the other kids I hung around with did too. However a few of them decided to cope by putting me down. Back then it was hard to see beyond the school walls. Once I graduated and started my first year of college I literally woke up. I de...

Tattoo Story :: Tattoo Attraction

Iíve always been attracted to tattoos. Iím not exactly sure why, but for as long as I can remember Iíve gazed upon the artwork permanently etched upon peopleís skin in awe and amazement. Actually, it wasnít always in awe and amazement. There was a time that I looked at them in utter terror and shock. Since I lived in Nicaragua until I was eleven...

Tattoo Story :: Memorial Tattoo

My grandpa passed away in April, I was in the very hospital room during his last hour alive, and was there when he passed. It was very hard for me to get over the fact he's dead, and it still is. I have been wanting a tattoo for a while, and when he passed away, I finally figured out what I wanted. I got a memorial tattoo of my grandpa. Its very...

Tattoo Story :: What Goes Around, Comes Around

I was always considered the good daughter by my dad. Then May 14, 2008 changed my whole outlook on life. See, my Dad was in a house fire and lived for one month. Before this I did not have the first tattoo. So I decided I wanted something that would make me never forget who my dad was. So I went and got my first tattoo at the Chattanooga Tattoo Con...

Tattoo Story :: Finding Wings

I am a metalhead and I really want to have tattoo since I was in highschool but I never got the chance because I was so young and I don't have money to afford that time. When I started to work, I said to myself that one day I'll be having a tattoo, then, January 15, 2010 came, the first payday in 2010, I got it. I got the design in the internet,...

Tattoo Story :: The Black Sack Tattoo

This story isn't exactly one of personal experience, rather one I heard while getting inked. During my last session I sat for six hours so my artist and I had tons to talk about. It really started when I asked if he had seen one of the last episodes of the show Taboo. For those that haven't seen this show, it explores cultures from around the wo...

Tattoo Story :: New Beginnings

At the age of 24 I had hit rock bottom. I had just kicked out my husband who had been emotionally and physically abusive, was living on the floor of my parents house, and had nothing (none of this due to drugs or anything, just a stupid choice in husband). I had a small tattoo on my shoulder blade that he designed. A friend recommended I have it re...

Tattoo Story :: New Beginnings

At the age of 24 I had hit rock bottom. I had just kicked out my husband who had been emotionally and physically abusive, was living on the floor of my parents house, and had nothing (none of this due to drugs or anything, just a stupid choice in husband). I had a small tattoo on my shoulder blade that he designed. A friend recommended I have it re...

Tattoo Story :: Rebel with a Cause

January 30th 2010 got my second permanent tattoo from nape to middle of upper back by Alex Gayoma of Ink Xposure, Recto Philippines. For my second tattoo, I want something that will represent my rebellion, my hate, my music, my faith and "me". That's why there's a silhouette of my face, with an inverted pentagram as the background to represen...

Tattoo Story :: Error in Spelling, Big in Meaning

First off, YES, my tattoo has spelling errors. Lets move on... When I was in the sixth grade I lost my close aunt to colon cancer. It was after that I had decided i wanted a tattoo that would remind me of my aunt everyday, everywhere I went. I wanted something that would be a part of my aunt and myself combined. As I got older I started to becom...

Tattoo Story :: Hole in My Heart

I was born with a hole in my heart, and this tattoo is symbolizes putting all the pieces together, after taking 16 years of treatments... ...