My very good friend Mike came in the shop to get a dagger on his forearm that held a personal message and meaning for himself. I've always digged dagger tattoos, probly because I was obsessed with the VCJ artwork that decorated Powell Peralta skate decks back in the 80's. His dagger designed for the Tommy Guerrero board was wicked. That design was part inspiration for this tattoo in that they both have skulls on the handle. Thanks again Mike, your a great friend, and a great person who allows me to do sick tattoos on!
from: Morgan D. to: email@example.com date: Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM subject: Help with tatoo translation
I was reading your blog- I love it! My father got this tattoo and he wont tell anyone what it means. Its been rumored to mean "man with many blessings" or "man with a big stick." Can you tell me what it really means?
Thank you so much!!!
The characters 永 & 石 mean "eternal" and "rock/stone". Of course, the tattooed phrase is non-sense. However, it is very likely the person got this wanted to "rock forever" if he was into the music scene, or "[to be] stone forever" as a junkie. As many modern day rockstars are both.
永石 could also be Japanese names for えいせき (Eiseki), ながいし (Nagaishi), or よんそく (Yonsoku).
This past weekend I traveled to Little Rock to take part in a custom paint and pinstriping event held at the annual Auto Extravaganza. I was in good company with Spider Papa, Paul Quinn, Zeke Lemanski, and Howie Nisgor. This Elvis impersonator was right on! He put on a badass show while we painted! The panel above was done by me, along with the sloppy easel tag below I mopped on with silver Panel above painted by Quinn, he's got that faux chrome down! Howie doing his unique style above Above and below is Zeke and his funky striping. I really like Zeke and wish I had the opportunity to hang out with him more often
My very good friend Staci came in the shop to get two tattoos recently. She's a great person to tattoo because she supplies me with the general idea, and then allows me to take the creative process to a final concept. It's always good when I have input on the tattoo such as the colors involved with the cupcake piece. Thanks again Staci!
from: Emma L. to: firstname.lastname@example.org date: Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:23 PM subject: Chinese Tattoo?
My friend's boyfriend had this tattoo done with another friend whilst on holiday in Turkey. It was supposed to be his grandmother's name, but not only did the tattooist get his and his friend's tattoos mixed up, the lettering seems to be reflected as well. Would you be able to tell me what this actually means? Thanks, Emma x
from: Raisa K. to: email@example.com date: Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:11 AM subject: Hi!
This tattoo was taken when i broke up with my First Love, i was 22 then. We went to tattoo exhibit with my friends and my artist was the only one with oriental signs and their explanations. Altough i'm not sure they ment what they were intended... So, my signs explanation was "strength". My brother calls this tattoo as "noodle", so i think what ever this means or even if it doesn't mean anything, it will stay as "noodle" or in my head as "strenght", but surely i'd like to know what it means to others... :-D