done by Peter Aurisch
signs and wonders,Berlin

done by Peter Aurisch

signs and wonders,Berlin

jessy
forgotten art tattoo gallery lancaster ca

jessy

forgotten art tattoo gallery lancaster ca

i got this tattoo after i had cancer. each flower is someone in my familys birth flower. 

i got this tattoo after i had cancer. each flower is someone in my familys birth flower. 

My new rib piece, courtesy of the awesome Ian White at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in Nashville, TN.
I just found out a few months ago (via FYeahTattoos!) that the dandelion is the official flower of military brats.  You know, blows where the wind takes it, takes up root anywhere.  I believe that a large contributor to my personality is my growing up as an army brat.  Taught me how to make friends quickly and made certain i would never have trouble coming out of my shell.  I knew this was something symbolic that I would love to have as a tattoo.  But I didn’t want a flower tattoo.  So this is my “Dandy Lion”.

My new rib piece, courtesy of the awesome Ian White at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in Nashville, TN.

I just found out a few months ago (via FYeahTattoos!) that the dandelion is the official flower of military brats.  You know, blows where the wind takes it, takes up root anywhere.  I believe that a large contributor to my personality is my growing up as an army brat.  Taught me how to make friends quickly and made certain i would never have trouble coming out of my shell.  I knew this was something symbolic that I would love to have as a tattoo.  But I didn’t want a flower tattoo.  So this is my “Dandy Lion”.

My beautiful deer Sylvia.
Done by Rachel at Modern Body Art, Birmingham.

My beautiful deer Sylvia.

Done by Rachel at Modern Body Art, Birmingham.

My 9th tattoo.Made by Ryan Mason, September 1 2009 @ Daredevil tattoo, NYC.

My 9th tattoo.
Made by Ryan Mason, September 1 2009 @ Daredevil tattoo, NYC.

done by Josh Williams  at Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio

done by Josh Williams  at Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio

I’ve always had a love for Spongebob.  The Frankendoodle episode is my favorite so why not get it tattooed on me?  :)
Done by Caleb at 7th Street Tattoos.

I’ve always had a love for Spongebob.  The Frankendoodle episode is my favorite so why not get it tattooed on me?  :)

Done by Caleb at 7th Street Tattoos.

My wedding tattoo. The original design was made by wife’s friend Kara (who has since become a tattoo artist - http://fleckerdecarlo.blogspot.com/) and used as a block print on our wedding invitations.  A few months after the wedding, I got it adapted into a tattoo by Lea at Bethesda Tattoo (http://www.bethesdatattoo.net/lea.html).  This picture was taken soon after.  It’s been a couple years, and the tattoo’s still very bright.

My wife got a small flower in the same style (also from the invitations) done on her wrist by Lea as her first tattoo, so now we match!

My wedding tattoo. The original design was made by wife’s friend Kara (who has since become a tattoo artist - http://fleckerdecarlo.blogspot.com/) and used as a block print on our wedding invitations.  A few months after the wedding, I got it adapted into a tattoo by Lea at Bethesda Tattoo (http://www.bethesdatattoo.net/lea.html).  This picture was taken soon after.  It’s been a couple years, and the tattoo’s still very bright.

My wife got a small flower in the same style (also from the invitations) done on her wrist by Lea as her first tattoo, so now we match!

piece by Dave Hatton of Velvet Grip Family.
(piratekitten)

piece by Dave Hatton of Velvet Grip Family.

(piratekitten)