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This is my cat Stella, being the bad-ass, rad-ass that she is…in a fur coat!
these are my thigh tattoos, both finished. they mean the world to me in a sense that the memories will never be lost. the bear on my right thigh represents the calm but when provoked violence inside my head going through a depressive/ suicidal frame of mind. the ship on my left thigh represent my cat, the trooper was visiously attacked my two staffys, but he is still around today. both these pieces are so important and special to me.
Done by Crystal Callahan (AKA InkyMcStapleFace
At Idle Hands Tattoo Emporium in Glen Burnie, MD
This tattoo idea was one of a good friend and client of the shop. Every year on New Years Eve since Crystal has been tattooing he comes and does a grab bag of a couple different items and she puts it all in to a design to tattoo it. This is from the last day of 2012. The grab bag picks where: Crayon, Platypus, Pipe, Top Hat
Cherry blossoms mean two different things in Chinese and Japanese culture: female power and that life is short. “Three little birds…singin, ‘Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright.’” Doves are symbols of God and peace, canaries are symbolic of the power of your voice and singing, Ed Sheeran is my favorite artist and a ginger with a song called Little Bird (why he’s an orange canary), and blue jays are symbols of happiness and good luck.
TL;DR: I really like symbolism.
Oh, and a MASSIVE shout out to Keller at Classic Tattoos in St. Pete, FL.
Fresh ink been a long time fan of Optimus Prime so i wanted it to represent me, seeing that i am a huge dork… so i came up with Optimus Dork that is actually my nickname
House, MD Portrait - Artist: Matt Allsman
Eternal Tattoo - Columbus NE
This quarter-sleeve was done by Mad Mike of Aggressive Ink in Anderson, SC. It’s not all the way finished yet since I still have the whole underside of my arm to go because it’s meant to be a half sleeve. What makes this tattoo special is that it basically describes me and who I am. Like the brass knuckles means I’m tough and the rose is for beauty. The meaning behind the saying in the banner ” Beauty is Pain” is my mom always told me growing up that it hurts to be beautiful and of course to get a completely gorgeous tattoo you have to go through some kind of pain. But that saying is pretty much my motto. There’s still a lot more to be done on the tattoo and I can’t wait for it to be finished. It’s my favorite by far out of the seven that I have.
Done by Brandon Bennett at South of Heaven Tattoo in Key Largo, Florida.
This was done by me.
~ Scott at Ben Around Tattoos