photo: Britten Sillaots
tattoo artist: Alex Ant @ Tallinn, Estonia

photo: Britten Sillaots

tattoo artist: Alex Ant @ Tallinn, Estonia

Done by Dennis Poschmann (Poschi)
at Hellfish Tattoo Bremen;Germany

Done by Dennis Poschmann (Poschi)

at Hellfish Tattoo Bremen;Germany

Tattoo by Joseph Shupp of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum in Baltimore, MD
This is my first tattoo, which is on the inside of my left bicep.  I got it a few days before the new year to commemorate 2013 with a special memory from a cross-country road trip I took my cousin over the summer.
I was in Yellowstone National Park driving around while my cousin was still sleeping back at our campsite when I went to go get a cup of coffee (I hadn’t really slept the night before).  When I came back to my car, to my astonishment, it was surrounded by a gang of elk.  The only thing I could do was just sit on a nearby bench and wait for them to leave.
The significance of the timing was meant for reflection.  2013 was a year of extreme personal growth and healing for me, and it seems fitting to have a tattoo of elk antlers when contemplating what can happen in a year.  The male elk’s antlers grow into these beautiful massive ornaments.  Then in a year, they fall off and the whole process starts over again.  Another fun fact: in some parts of Asia, the velvet on the antlers is used for traditional medicinal purposes.

Tattoo by Joseph Shupp of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum in Baltimore, MD

This is my first tattoo, which is on the inside of my left bicep.  I got it a few days before the new year to commemorate 2013 with a special memory from a cross-country road trip I took my cousin over the summer.

I was in Yellowstone National Park driving around while my cousin was still sleeping back at our campsite when I went to go get a cup of coffee (I hadn’t really slept the night before).  When I came back to my car, to my astonishment, it was surrounded by a gang of elk.  The only thing I could do was just sit on a nearby bench and wait for them to leave.

The significance of the timing was meant for reflection.  2013 was a year of extreme personal growth and healing for me, and it seems fitting to have a tattoo of elk antlers when contemplating what can happen in a year.  The male elk’s antlers grow into these beautiful massive ornaments.  Then in a year, they fall off and the whole process starts over again.  Another fun fact: in some parts of Asia, the velvet on the antlers is used for traditional medicinal purposes.

Done by Krisi Konvict at Kline Family Ink in Emmaus, PA.

Done by Krisi Konvict at Kline Family Ink in Emmaus, PA.

My 2nd tattoo. Black Saturday date.

Done by Bella and TattooINKorperated - South Yarra, Australia

My 2nd tattoo. Black Saturday date.

Done by Bella and TattooINKorperated - South Yarra, Australia

I just got this at the Philadelphia Tattoo convention. I’ve always wanted an insect tattoo and bees are one of my favorites.

I just got this at the Philadelphia Tattoo convention. I’ve always wanted an insect tattoo and bees are one of my favorites.

just a small something
done by Allie Sider at Tatu Tattoo, Wicker Park, IL

just a small something

done by Allie Sider at Tatu Tattoo, Wicker Park, IL

"Life grants not but death and mutiny"

Done by Ash at Chrome Gypsy Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV

"Life grants not but death and mutiny"

Done by Ash at Chrome Gypsy Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV

done by Dean Denney at Anonymous Tattoo in Savannah, GA

done by Dean Denney at Anonymous Tattoo in Savannah, GA

Excerpt from The Desiterata by Max Ehrmann
Done by Eilsa Ngo - @ Under the Rose 
Mississauga, Ontario Canada 

Excerpt from The Desiterata by Max Ehrmann

Done by Eilsa Ngo - @ Under the Rose 

Mississauga, Ontario Canada