Benny Mac at Visible Ink in Malden, MA and Empire Tattoo in Somerville, MA
Done 11-1-12 by autumn Siska ( @autumnsss on Instagram ) at new breed tattoos ( @newbreedrattoos) in Johnstown, PA.
Extended my Polynesian Tribal Sleeve.
Represents family, togetherness, and strength.
Nintendo sleeve. I’m an old school gamer geek. Guess it shows. This one is about life. Going from evil at the bottom to good at the top. We all want extra life, don’t we? Done by the fantastic Mina @ Hawk and Sparrows in Malmö, Sweden.
In the Ogham alphabet this spells out the Gaelic word mhaithimidne, which means forgive.
Forgiveness is one of the most vital aspects of our humanity; it’s how we heal. I’ve had to learn that no matter how tired you are, no matter how terribly you’ve been wronged, no matter how angry you are at yourself, you have to find it in you to forgive. Sometimes, forgiveness even comes on its own with time. Forgive out of love; forgive out of compassion; forgive out of desperation; forgive out of knowledge; forgive because you should; forgive because you can.
I got this because I wanted a more unconventional way to have the word tattooed on me. I love this because it’s linear and simple and beautiful.
I had it done by Jake at Ol’ Skool Tatoos in Brownsville, Texas. He’s a fantastic artist, and he’s so adamant about being as accommodating as possible. The entire times, he was making sure I was okay with the pain and controlling my breathing (because tattoos between your ribs flippin’ hurt). He even called me a trooper afterwards. It’s my third tattoo, and the second one I’ve gotten from that shop. They’re all quite a hoot to sit and talk with, and I’m never disappointed.
金閣寺 (Kinkakuji), Kyoto
Shoe haul! Find me on Instagram: @_alinah (:
This color is everything
My Shel Silverstein tattoo that I’ve been building for a couple years now, not sure if it’s totally finished yet or not.. but for now it’s my favorite thing.
Done by John Bicknell at Steel City Tattoos in Bethlehem, PA. I live in Boulder, CO now and I’ll still travel all the way home for my ink.
Picture was taken a few days after it was done.It is there to remind me to be focused and calm. Tattoo done by amazing artist and great friend of mine, Chris Greenewald at Super Genius Tattoo, Seattle, WA.