By Alex Strangler

By Alex Strangler

Growing up, I had a few sets of grandparents on either side of my family. When I was younger, to differentiate between them, we had to give them all different names. My father’s mother had an iconic exclamation: “Oh, Mercy!” Consequently, she was named Oh Mercy Grandma.
This is a tattoo of her signature, copied from one of my old birthday cards. This is my remembrance of her – my way of holding onto the memories, etched into my skin; it’s a reminder of how much she helped me grow. It represents who she was to me, and now, I’ll always have a piece of her to carry around, no matter where life takes me.
Tattoo done by the amazing Jeff Miller at Body Art Tattoo & Body Piercing (Stratford, NJ).

Growing up, I had a few sets of grandparents on either side of my family. When I was younger, to differentiate between them, we had to give them all different names. My father’s mother had an iconic exclamation: “Oh, Mercy!” Consequently, she was named Oh Mercy Grandma.

This is a tattoo of her signature, copied from one of my old birthday cards. This is my remembrance of her – my way of holding onto the memories, etched into my skin; it’s a reminder of how much she helped me grow. It represents who she was to me, and now, I’ll always have a piece of her to carry around, no matter where life takes me.

Tattoo done by the amazing Jeff Miller at Body Art Tattoo & Body Piercing (Stratford, NJ).

fox and flowers by kirsten holliday
wonderland tattoo, portland, oregon
tumblr: @kirstenmakestattoos
instagram: @onholliday

fox and flowers by kirsten holliday

wonderland tattoo, portland, oregon

tumblr: @kirstenmakestattoos

instagram: @onholliday

Harry Potter portrait I got to do the other day! At forever inked tattoo in Marietta, GA.

www.nicolenedley.com

Harry Potter portrait I got to do the other day! At forever inked tattoo in Marietta, GA.

www.nicolenedley.com

Richie’s Tattoo, Long Island NY 
"life goes on"

Richie’s Tattoo, Long Island NY 

"life goes on"

My new little Totoro done by Zach at Lady Luck Tattoo in Portland, OR. I couldnt be happier with him. 

My new little Totoro done by Zach at Lady Luck Tattoo in Portland, OR. I couldnt be happier with him. 

My first tattoo, on Alicante (Spain). The triqueta is a talisman of celtic origin that symbolizes life, death and rebirth. Alludes to the three dimensions of the sacred feminine: maiden, mother and crone. It also represents equality, eternity and indivisibility. Also plasma Celtic philosophy that the All has three levels: physical, mental and spiritual.

My first tattoo, on Alicante (Spain). The triqueta is a talisman of celtic origin that symbolizes life, death and rebirth. Alludes to the three dimensions of the sacred feminine: maiden, mother and crone. It also represents equality, eternity and indivisibility. Also plasma Celtic philosophy that the All has three levels: physical, mental and spiritual.

My Moby Dick inverted full sleeve done by Tom Caine at Holy Mountain Tattoo Scunthorpe
http://holymountaintattoo.com/

My Moby Dick inverted full sleeve done by Tom Caine at Holy Mountain Tattoo Scunthorpe

http://holymountaintattoo.com/

Charlie Chaplin tattoo by Si Houghton @ Inkwell Custom Tattoo Studio
Crewkerne UK

Charlie Chaplin tattoo by Si Houghton @ Inkwell Custom Tattoo Studio

Crewkerne UK

By Si Houghton first portrait by a first year tattooist @ Inkwell Tattoo Studio
Crewkerne UK

By Si Houghton first portrait by a first year tattooist @ Inkwell Tattoo Studio

Crewkerne UK