I love tattoo art. There’s nothing better than great ink adorning a body and showing one’s personality in ink. Whether it’s memorialising a loved one or your kids. Ink that bears meaning about life experiances or interests that you feel strongly about.
My own tattoos reflect a few things. I have a St. Andrew’s flag on my right forearm to reflect my Scottish heritage. That is the begining of my sleeve of Scottish artwork. On my left forearm I have a Norwegian flag in the shape of Norway to reflect my Nordic heritage that will be a sleeve of Nordic art work.
On my left calf I have a tattoo that I designed to reflect a small group of friends that I’m involved with locally. I actually hand drew that one and inked it myself. I have inked a varied version of the same base design on two other friends.
On my right wrist I have a small scorpion to reflect my astrological sign. I’m very much a Scorpio in nature. It keeps me in check sometimes and always reminds me of who I am and also the hazzards of being me. On my left wrist I have a symbol for “burning pain” as a reminder of things that have affected my past and to keep me on track for the future.
On my knuckles I have lettering across all my fingers to spell out SCOTLAND. I’m also planning on getting “PROMISE” tattooed on one of my pinky fingers and “SWEAR” on the other. I am also working on a back piece that has very special meaning to me. No details at this time, but one person reading this knows.
Script work is my favourite kind of ink work. People have all some interesting and deep scripting put on them. I like to ask people the meaning behind their lettering when I see them. It’s great to hear the stories that people have for why they have a specific word or phrase.
I wanted to post some photos of some script work that I find very cool because they express relationships. Those are some of the best stories. How a couple met. What’s behind their specific tattoos. To see their commitment.
Next look will be at ink scripting that has phrases for life meanings.