A Selection of Jorge's Tattoos

I met Jorge last week at the top of the escalators leading from Penn Station to 7th Avenue.

He has quite a few, and I took photos of the front and back of his left forearm.

The inner part of his arm has this koi design:


A friend of his did this for him, which he got for luck before going overseas with the U.S. Army to Iraq in 2008. He proudly served with the Third Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, 187th Infantry Regiment, also known as The Rakkasans.

Jorge loves what he calls his "good luck koi fish" and says "We deployed for 15 months....every time I was tired for walking for 2 or 3 days nonstop, I would look at my tattoo and smile and keep walking...".

After returning, he got this tattoo in Nashville:


This piece was just a very cool design.

Bridging these two very different tattoos are two cherry blossoms:


Jorge wanted to make sure they didn't get omitted from the post, as these flowers represent his mother and sister.

That would have been it for this post from Jorge, except the day after meeting him, he sent me this shot of a tattoo on the upper left side of his back:

He hadn't mentioned this when I met him, so I was pleased to include it in the post.

Jorge got this piece at Coyote's Tattoo in Lima, Peru.

He says this is a tribute to his mother and his Peruvian heritage. It is based on a pure gold artifact found next to a mummy in Peru which he saw on display in the American Museum of Natural History.

Thanks again to Jorge for sharing so many of his tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

The Tattoosday Book Review: Pretty In Ink

Last year, when Karen E. Olson released The Missing Ink, I didn't know what to expect.

Here was a mystery writer presenting us with a novel in which the main character was a female tattoo artist who owns her own shop, The Painted Lady, in Las Vegas' famous Venetian Hotel and Casino.

Brett Cavanaugh, the creation at the center of Ms. Olson's universe, is certainly a compelling character. She is a business owner, living with her police officer brother, and working with several memorable characters.

I wanted to like the first book and I wasn't disappointed. It's a fun read and does a nice job of keeping the reader interested. The fact that it is tattoo-centered only made it that much more enjoyable. For those of you who missed it, my review of the first book is here.

So it was with much anticipation that I awaited the arrival of the second volume of the "Tattoo Shop Mystery," Pretty in Ink. As a punster, I appreciate the titles as well.

The sophomore effort in the series finds our heroine, several months after the first book concludes, at a performance of drag queens. The comic potential in the performers' names alone makes the opening scene memorable, with the chaos of an unknown assailant popping a champagne cork directly into the chest of one Miss Britney Brassieres

What ensues is a murder mystery in which a tattoo, this time of a Queen of Hearts playing card, plays an integral role.

I love it, of course, because the book explores the tattoo beyond the symbol - there is a whole reality spinning out from behind the symbolic nature of the piece.

Olson's Brett Cavanaugh is surrounded by the supporting cast we met in the first book. Back is Bitsy, the diminutive "little person" who is the shop manager, as well as Tim, Brett's cop brother, who is also her roommate. Also back are Jeff and Sylvia Coleman, the "old-school" mother-and-son artists on the Strip, and the robust Joel Sloane, a shop artist who is weight-challenged and a confidante of our heroine.

Of course, there is more, with sexual ambiguity, Las Vegas politics, homeland security issues, a new potential love interest, and lots of tattoo talk.

I must admit I liked Ms. Olsen's second book in the series more than the first. Perhaps it is the familiarity of the characters, but I feel it is more than that. Olsen has hit a groove and is running at full speed.

If you're looking for a quick, fun read and want to be entertained by a cast of fictional characters in the tattoo industry, you should certainly give this series a try. Olsen knows her stuff, and has created a clever literary world at The Painted Lady with Brett Kavanaugh. She's certainly my first choice in the world of fictional tattoo artists.




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Tribal Tattoos for Men


searching high and low for the best tribal tattoos for men but haven't seen any design that really caught your eye? Maybe you've found a tribal design you kinda like but it looks a little generic.

You want something to grab the attention of nearly everyone around you, right?

Tribal Tattoos for Men


searching high and low for the best tribal tattoos for men but haven't seen any design that really caught your eye? Maybe you've found a tribal design you kinda like but it looks a little generic.

You want something to grab the attention of nearly everyone around you, right?

Tribal Tattoos for Men


searching high and low for the best tribal tattoos for men but haven't seen any design that really caught your eye? Maybe you've found a tribal design you kinda like but it looks a little generic.

You want something to grab the attention of nearly everyone around you, right?

Unique Tribal Tattoo Designs


Tribal tattoos are growing in popularity. They are all about traditions that mark a person as a member of a group, hence the name tribal. Tribal tattoos also express spiritual, magical or religious beliefs.

Tribal tattoos go back many thousands of years. Tribes and families used their tattoos as a means of identification. Modern tribal tattoos exist mainly of bold black lines based on Polynesian tattoo patterns.

These days tribal tattoos are a little less tribal because everyone wants a unique tattoo design. There are a few options when it comes to finding your own unique tribal tattoo design. You can find them here.

Unique Tribal Tattoo Designs


Tribal tattoos are growing in popularity. They are all about traditions that mark a person as a member of a group, hence the name tribal. Tribal tattoos also express spiritual, magical or religious beliefs.

Tribal tattoos go back many thousands of years. Tribes and families used their tattoos as a means of identification. Modern tribal tattoos exist mainly of bold black lines based on Polynesian tattoo patterns.

These days tribal tattoos are a little less tribal because everyone wants a unique tattoo design. There are a few options when it comes to finding your own unique tribal tattoo design. You can find them here.

Unique Tribal Tattoo Designs


Tribal tattoos are growing in popularity. They are all about traditions that mark a person as a member of a group, hence the name tribal. Tribal tattoos also express spiritual, magical or religious beliefs.

Tribal tattoos go back many thousands of years. Tribes and families used their tattoos as a means of identification. Modern tribal tattoos exist mainly of bold black lines based on Polynesian tattoo patterns.

These days tribal tattoos are a little less tribal because everyone wants a unique tattoo design. There are a few options when it comes to finding your own unique tribal tattoo design. You can find them here.

Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs


Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, when designed well, look absolutely stunning. The intricate patterns and weaves of these ancient tattoos date back to the 1st and 2nd century. Put simply, they look absolutely stunning.

After looking at many Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, I have come to the conclusion that these tattoos symbolise everything a tattoo should represent. If you have any knowledge of Celtic art, or have Celtic background, you will know that the history of these designs is rich and definitive.

If you are interested in Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, then read on, as I will outline the best way to make your dream tattoo a reality!

Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs


Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, when designed well, look absolutely stunning. The intricate patterns and weaves of these ancient tattoos date back to the 1st and 2nd century. Put simply, they look absolutely stunning.

After looking at many Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, I have come to the conclusion that these tattoos symbolise everything a tattoo should represent. If you have any knowledge of Celtic art, or have Celtic background, you will know that the history of these designs is rich and definitive.

If you are interested in Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, then read on, as I will outline the best way to make your dream tattoo a reality!

Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs


Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, when designed well, look absolutely stunning. The intricate patterns and weaves of these ancient tattoos date back to the 1st and 2nd century. Put simply, they look absolutely stunning.

After looking at many Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, I have come to the conclusion that these tattoos symbolise everything a tattoo should represent. If you have any knowledge of Celtic art, or have Celtic background, you will know that the history of these designs is rich and definitive.

If you are interested in Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, then read on, as I will outline the best way to make your dream tattoo a reality!

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash


Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash


Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash


Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash

Native American Tattoo

Native American Tattoo Pictures 01

Collection of Native American inspired tattoo pictures. Tattoos were often used for identification by Native American Indians. Tribal tattoos were also used to give praise, powers or protection. Typical Native American tattoos include eagles, snakes, bears, feathers, mythical creatures and the such.

Native American Tattoo Pictures 04

Native American Tattoo

Native American Tattoo Pictures 01

Collection of Native American inspired tattoo pictures. Tattoos were often used for identification by Native American Indians. Tribal tattoos were also used to give praise, powers or protection. Typical Native American tattoos include eagles, snakes, bears, feathers, mythical creatures and the such.

Native American Tattoo Pictures 04

Native American Tattoo

Native American Tattoo Pictures 01

Collection of Native American inspired tattoo pictures. Tattoos were often used for identification by Native American Indians. Tribal tattoos were also used to give praise, powers or protection. Typical Native American tattoos include eagles, snakes, bears, feathers, mythical creatures and the such.

Native American Tattoo Pictures 04

Tribal Tattoo Design Ideas

Most tattoo designs come from the ideas of creative tattoo artists that have made the art of tattooing their lifetime passion. One of the most common tattoo designs are those tribal tattoos.

It seems this style is so popular that you see it inked on almost everyone whether they're new to tattooing or faithful veterans. With it being one of the most common ink designs, there are a TON of tribal tattoo design ideas always available online.

Tribal Tattoo Design Ideas

Most tattoo designs come from the ideas of creative tattoo artists that have made the art of tattooing their lifetime passion. One of the most common tattoo designs are those tribal tattoos.

It seems this style is so popular that you see it inked on almost everyone whether they're new to tattooing or faithful veterans. With it being one of the most common ink designs, there are a TON of tribal tattoo design ideas always available online.

Tribal Tattoo Design Ideas

Most tattoo designs come from the ideas of creative tattoo artists that have made the art of tattooing their lifetime passion. One of the most common tattoo designs are those tribal tattoos.

It seems this style is so popular that you see it inked on almost everyone whether they're new to tattooing or faithful veterans. With it being one of the most common ink designs, there are a TON of tribal tattoo design ideas always available online.

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