Zenú alligator. Based on a pre-Columbian piece of  Zenú tribe. A native culture from the Colombian Caribbean. Rikardo Rojas (Develop Tattoos. Bogotá, Colombia) 

Zenú alligator. Based on a pre-Columbian piece of  Zenú tribe. A native culture from the Colombian Caribbean. Rikardo Rojas (Develop Tattoos. Bogotá, Colombia) 

Artist: Matt Ellis
Subject: Perry
This tattoo is part of Matt Ellis’ Homeless Project, a series of photos, paintings, and tattoos put together to help dispel the illusion that homeless people are any different than any of the rest of us. The lack of a home, money, job, or anything else associated with being homeless does not alter the inner beauty or humanity of these people as human beings. I’m really proud to be a part of this project, and I’m so incredibly happy with the way the tattoo came out. 

Artist: Matt Ellis

Subject: Perry

This tattoo is part of Matt Ellis’ Homeless Project, a series of photos, paintings, and tattoos put together to help dispel the illusion that homeless people are any different than any of the rest of us. The lack of a home, money, job, or anything else associated with being homeless does not alter the inner beauty or humanity of these people as human beings. I’m really proud to be a part of this project, and I’m so incredibly happy with the way the tattoo came out. 

When my husband and I got married we both changed our last names to Rose, and I had always wanted to get a rose tattoo to symbolize our life together. We ended up having twin sons the year after we were married. I got this shoulder rose piece done by the amazing Race Dylan at Ink and Dagger Tattoo in Decatur, GA. The two rosebuds represent my sons and Justice and Sojourner are their middle names.

When my husband and I got married we both changed our last names to Rose, and I had always wanted to get a rose tattoo to symbolize our life together. We ended up having twin sons the year after we were married. I got this shoulder rose piece done by the amazing Race Dylan at Ink and Dagger Tattoo in Decatur, GA. The two rosebuds represent my sons and Justice and Sojourner are their middle names.

my first tattoo, done by Riki-Kay Middleton at Stigmata Body Art in Guelph, Ontario
a daisy to remind me of my youth

my first tattoo, done by Riki-Kay Middleton at Stigmata Body Art in Guelph, Ontario

a daisy to remind me of my youth

Done by the wonderful Brucius at Black & Blue Tattoo in San Francisco, CA.

Done by the wonderful Brucius at Black & Blue Tattoo in San Francisco, CA.

Bird and key for Paul. Tattooed by Dotwork Damian at Blue Dragon Tattoo Studio, Brighton UK.

Bird and key for Paul. Tattooed by Dotwork Damian at Blue Dragon Tattoo Studio, Brighton UK.

My amazing cover up done by Margo at Holy City Tattooing Collective in Charleston, SC

My amazing cover up done by Margo at Holy City Tattooing Collective in Charleston, SC

Inspired by Morrissey’s “Ringleader of the Tormentors” album. Done by Paloma Hernandez at Lucky Tattoos in Monterrey Mexico.

Inspired by Morrissey’s “Ringleader of the Tormentors” album. Done by Paloma Hernandez at Lucky Tattoos in Monterrey Mexico.

My custom piece for my daughter.  Her birthdate is in Roman numerals, and the time she was born is on the pocketwatch.  I am so in love with this. Done by the amazing Austin at Rock N Willy’s in Stroudsburg, PA.

My custom piece for my daughter.  Her birthdate is in Roman numerals, and the time she was born is on the pocketwatch.  I am so in love with this. Done by the amazing Austin at Rock N Willy’s in Stroudsburg, PA.

Done by Nathan Evans during his guest spot at Black 13 tattoo in Nashville, TN

Done by Nathan Evans during his guest spot at Black 13 tattoo in Nashville, TN