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Tales of the Tatts – Steven

Posted on September 11, 2012

[Shameless Plug] Steven is the founder of ‘Bacon Gang’ (don’t laugh, it’s a real thing). He sells T-Shirts (Here). If you love bacon, represent yourself. Alright, enjoy the piece. And follow him when you’re done (@2Stripz – yes..more Bacon references) 1. The Army girl Life’s a war, if you stop fighting another soldier will shoot you down. The idea of my army girl stems from a lot of things. Both negative and positive. By the look of her you can she’s been through her fair share of battles and have even obtained wounds from her fights. Recently I switched up my whole character and focused on what needed to be done. “So did you need to get a girl tattooed on you?”. Yes, yes…

Tales of the Tatts – Alyssa

Posted on July 3, 2012

My 2nd tattoo – I got a Scorpio symbol, which I might be covering up or getting retouched because the artist I went to sucks. My 3rd tat I got is my son’s name, Aiden, with his birthday under it (July 27, 2008). Since everyone has their kid’s names tattooed on them, I wanted to do something different, so I turned the ‘A’ into the Leo symbol. I have 2 Chinese symbols on my thighs, my 4th & 5th tats. The top one means dragon, because I am year of the dragon. The bottom one means fire, because my son’s name means ‘little fire.’  My “papa” tattoo was my 6th tat. He was a huge part of my life & I lived with him for a few years…

Tales of the Tatts – Abby

Posted on June 8, 2012

At first, I was so excited to write about what inspired my tattoos. Then I realized that this would require me to actually use my brain which has been on snooze since I finished exams. Stixx’s blog is very fancy so forgive me if this isn’t the best piece you’ve ever read. So how did this tale begin? Well,it all started one brisk summer evening – it was a Tuesday – the sun had just set…no, I’m kidding. The first tattoo I ever got was partially because I thought I was grown up and decided that I wanted to be a rebel. I fell in love with piercings and a love for tattoos soon followed. The first tat I got was a verse my Dad…

Tales of the Tatts – Shanice

Posted on May 24, 2012

My first tattoo that I got about 2 years ago is of my mom’s name (L.Rowe). I know it’s a typical, cliché tattoo that everyone gets nowadays. I originally got this when my mom was sick and  was also going through a lot of stress with me and also financially. I also got it because I knew she wouldn’t be AS mad that I got a tattoo of her name lol. I look at it differently now; I use it as a symbol (sort of reminder) that my mother is one of the few people who will have my back permanently (which is why it’s conveniently placed on my upper back). I remind myself every time I am mad at her and every time…

Tales of the Tatts – Chelsea

Posted on May 22, 2012

This is my second tattoo; this one means so much more – I think that’s why I hardly hurt. Carnation Flower: I’m a January baby, so my mommy gets me Carnation flowers for my birthday. Probably the only flower I can tolerate. Treble/Bass Clef Heart:  Music is REALLY big in my family. The heart represents my bond with each of my family (and extended family) members through music. Influences: Reggae – my dad; 60s, 70s, 80s pop/soul/r&b- my mom; 80s, 90’s hip-hop- my older sister; Dance/Electronic/Alt Rock- my older brother. My iPod would sound like absolute shit if they didn’t educate me. Music on the Staff: The first two bars of Beethoven’s Fur Elise. When I was in my mom’s belly my older sister…

Tales of the Tatts – Adele

Posted on May 22, 2012

Genesis 4:9: Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”. He said, “I do not know, am I my brother’s keeper?” On December 8th 2008 I was studying for my final exams in the library. While I was studying I was getting numerous phone calls from my mom and other siblings asking if I had heard from my younger brother Stanley. I said, “No I’m studying, doesn’t he always come home late?”. Long story short, by midnight he was found dead at a location where he was hanging out with friends. I’ve always wanted a tattoo since I was 16 years old, but I was in the same predicament as Stixx: not knowing what I wanted and where I would put the…

Tales of the Tatts – TJ

Posted on May 20, 2012

1. This is the “Chi” Chinese symbol; this means the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health. This is my 3rd and one of my favorite tattoos. I studied Buddhism (briefly) a while ago and was intrigued on their views on life; the whole theme of balance & positivity is what I try to practice and I don’t know I just really love it.  2. These are my recent tattoos (number 4, 5 and 6), it says to live (index), to love (middle), to laugh (ring) in Hebrew. Though it was extremely painful this is my second favorite because not many people put tattoos here let alone it be in Hebrew. 3. And finally this…


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