Two Segements of Renae's Arm

I spotted a whole lot going on with Renae's left forearm, while browsing at the Chelsea Salvation Army store, so I just had to ask.

Let's deconstruct:




The first part of this tattoo is the dark heart on the inner part of the forearm. Renae attributes this to Rob at the Orlando branch of Hart and Huntington. In over three years of inkspotting, this is the first piece on Tattoosday that has been credited to one of their shops.

Renae, who has "no idea" how many tattoos she has (which is synonymous for "too many to count"), wanted to add to her arm, so she headed to Brooklyn Ink in Bay Ridge.

Alex Franklin was given free reign, according to Renae. Her exact quote was "use your imagination and run," which must be music to many a tattooists ears.

Alex did the flourishes around the original tattoo, along with the phrase "gutta cavat lapidem," a Latin phrase by Ovid which translates to "dripping water hollows out a stone," which is a shortened version of the line "Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence." This quote is known to many New Yorkers who have seen it inscribed underground here (with a broader description here).




And he tattooed the piece on the other side of the arm:







Work from Brooklyn Ink (and a lot by Alex) has appeared previously on Tattoosday here.

Thanks to Renae for sharing her tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

John's Root People

At the end of July, I coincidentally exited the A train at 14th Street at the same time as John, who was visiting from Nevada.

I had been admiring his sleeve on the train, but didn't have the opportunity to speak to him about it until after he got off the subway.

He referred to these creatures as "Root People":


It's an abstract collaboration with the artist, Rickett, at The Ruby Lantern in Carson City, Nevada.


They started working together in January of this year, and they're not yet finished with the whole sleeve. As you can tell, it's very unusual and has a very unique approach.


These designs are all on John's right arm, and I am particular to the female tree person above on his inner forearm.


Thanks to John for sharing his Root People here with us on Tattoosday!

Gina's Phoenix

In late June, I ran into Gina in Penn Station and complimented her on a tattoo she had on her back. At the time, she was wearing something with straps that covered part of the design. I gave her a flier and she remarked that she had just recently discovered the site through this post on the tattoo of Julie Powell.

Alas, like so many folks to whom I give fliers, I didn't receive any emails or photos. But a month passed and one day I was pleasantly surprised to see an email from Gina, with the following photos of her phoenix tattoo:


I'll let her explain the rest:

"... I had completely forgotten [about sending in the photo] until I found the picture I took for you on my camera... This was done by Junii at the Diamond Club in San Francisco. [Bill Salmon, Junii's husband, is the studio owner]. She does amazing line work.  She's also incredibly conscientious about design and her clients.  For both my tattoos, she spend a lot of time talking with me, looking at the 20 pictures I had brought in of bits or aspects of what I wanted, then went off and did her own research, always coming back with exactly the right drawing.


This one - I got it after a really, really difficult year. So, obviously, not the deepest symbolism - just wanted to remind myself of the possibility of renewal."

Thanks to Gina for sharing her tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

Alex Shares a Floral Tattoo, Roots and All

Sometimes I see tattoos before I see people.

Back in July, for example, I approached a guy on the West 4th Street subway platform to ask him about this tattoo on his right forearm:



It was only after I said hello to him that I realized he was someone named Alex who lives in my neighborhood in Brooklyn.

In fact, Alex had a tattoo featured here back in 2009, after I stopped  him in the laundromat.

This floral tattoo is a representation of how a flower overcomes obstacles and pain to lay down roots, rises up, and blooms.



He draws the comparison to life, as nothing comes without hard work and bypassing obstacles.

The tattoo was created by Shon Lindauer at Thicker Than Water in Manhattan. Shon is the same artist that did the tiger on my calf. Other work from Thicker Than Water has appeared previously on Tattoosday here.

Thanks to Alex for once again sharing his work with us here on Tattoosday!

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are such lovely art creations. It symbolizes femininity, frailty and meekness. Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free. Dipping from one flower to another, a butterfly loves sweet nectar, just like women who make themselves feel cared for and comforted.

But not to forget that becoming a butterfly means it came from a caterpillar which is ugly and icky. But, like a woman, who blooms to be a beautiful being when the time is right the butterfly will do the same. It is probably why a lot of women prefer butterfly tattoos because they feel a certain kind of connection with it.

In fact, butterfly tattoos are so rampant in celebrities, even the normal average Jane would like to have one just so they can connect with their idols.

Sexy Butterfly Tattoos

There are lots of places where those tattoos can be put. It is mostly best by the ankle, if you prefer a teeny weenie Butterfly; by the lower back – which by the way provides a smooth base for that kind of tattoo and the most perfect placement – if you ask Julia Roberts who has one right at that spot; and by the shoulder if you are planning a medium to large butterfly design. For Drew Barrymore, the former Guess model and perhaps the celebrity who made the butterfly tattoo famous, she had it printed on her navel area which is daring but beautiful on her.

For dominant women, like Drew and Olivia Wilde, who are not afraid of their womanhood, they place their butterfly tattoos on their stomach area, upper arms for Olivia, calves, thighs or just about anywhere else. Britney Spears has an Itsy Bitsy butterfly tattoo on her foot but it looks good on her, anyway, a frequent place for a butterfly tattoo. Still, you can beat Julia, Drew, Olivia and Britney. Pick your own tattoo design and make it yours alone.

Kevin's Gravitational Tattoo

I love word tattoos so I couldn't help but stop Kevin at Barnes & Noble earlier this month. He had this tattoo inked on his inner right forearm:



He explained that he enrolled in school not knowing for sure what he wanted to do. He was on a path for a career in finance, but also has a keen interest in art and graphic design.

He says that the tattoo is a reminder that, although gravity is all around us, and pulling us toward the status quo, he should stay true to himself and never give up his interest in art.

He had this done by Betty Rose at Red Rocket Tattoo in Manhattan. Work from Red Rocket has appeared previously on Tattoosday here.

Thanks to Kevin for sharing his Gravity with us here on Tattoosday!

Travis and Another Perspective of Ganesh

People who are familiar with being featured here on Tattoosday know that there is a process, in which I generally go chronologically, and it often can be several weeks before I post their work.

But there are always exceptions.

Take, for example, Travis, who I met on Monday near the corner of 32nd and 8th Avenue waiting for a bus.

Under normal circumstances, you'd have seen Travis's tattoo in September but, the next day, I got the following mysterious tweet: "@Tattoosday post pictures of that guys tattoos- you were talking to him yesterday outside MSG plzz! *stalker*".

What?

Well, a little bit of digging, and I discovered that the source of the message was Hannah, who appeared last month on Tattoosday here. And since I'm a sucker for my fans, I'll gladly oblige and share Travis's tattoo with us here today. Here it is:





Travis's tattoo depicts the Hindu deity Ganesh. However, unlike this Ganesh tattoo, this one has a twist.

Travis explained that one of the common beliefs is that Ganesh was born with a human head, but that he was beheaded as a boy, and his head was replaced with that of an elephant. He obtained a third eye so that he could make sure he was never betrayed again.

Travis says that he often feels "too aware" of others, to the point that it detracts from his enjoyment of life. Thus, his tattoo of Ganesh has him literally slicing off the third eye, wielding a sword with his trunk, which metaphorically translates to Travis "cooling out" and being less aware so that he can enjoy life more.

The "F.I.A." on the banner stand for "Fuck It All".

Travis has eight tattoos, which includes a full sleeve, all by artist Brad Stevens at Dare Devil Tattoo in New York City.

Thanks to Travis for sharing this interesting interpretation of Ganesh with us here on Tattoosday!

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Feminine and Beautiful Bird Tattoo Designs For Girls

Bird tattoos can be beautiful and feminine on girls as these creatures are naturally beautiful and fascinating. Birds can be meaningful as they are seen as symbol of the spirit and look upon traditionally as mediators between the gods and men.

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There are several kinds of birds that can be used as tattoo designs for girls. Here are some of them and the meaning they represent.

Sparrow in the Old Testament is viewed as the symbol of solitude and loneliness while in the New Testament, it is look upon as a representation of lowliness and insignificance. In Greek mythology however, it is linked to the goddess Aphrodite and is associated with fertility. In Japan, sparrow is seen as a symbol of loyalty because of its sociable nature.

Swallow is a symbol for spring, renewed life and fertility. In Africa, it is seen as a symbol of purity while in China, two swallows represent marital happiness.

Dove represents peace, soul innocence, gentleness and purity. Two doves together are seen as symbol of marital love and fidelity.

Swan can connote trust and submission. In Greek mythology, it is also associated with the goddess Venus.

Stork is seen as the bird delivering the babies. Thus, it is associated with spring and birth.

Parrot symbolizes spring and fertility as well as imitation due to its ability to mimic. In Hinduism, it is associated with Karma, love, prophecy and rainmaking.

Crane is seen in China as a good omen, a messenger of the gods and the bearer of love and happiness. It connotes high status, longevity, spiritual enlightenment and immortality.

So there you go, some tips and ideas for bird tattoos for yourself. All you have to do is to finalize your bird tattoo design and make an appointment with your tattoo artist.

Feminine and Beautiful Bird Tattoo Designs For Girls

Bird tattoos can be beautiful and feminine on girls as these creatures are naturally beautiful and fascinating. Birds can be meaningful as they are seen as symbol of the spirit and look upon traditionally as mediators between the gods and men.

Alana_cross_large

There are several kinds of birds that can be used as tattoo designs for girls. Here are some of them and the meaning they represent.

Sparrow in the Old Testament is viewed as the symbol of solitude and loneliness while in the New Testament, it is look upon as a representation of lowliness and insignificance. In Greek mythology however, it is linked to the goddess Aphrodite and is associated with fertility. In Japan, sparrow is seen as a symbol of loyalty because of its sociable nature.

Swallow is a symbol for spring, renewed life and fertility. In Africa, it is seen as a symbol of purity while in China, two swallows represent marital happiness.

Dove represents peace, soul innocence, gentleness and purity. Two doves together are seen as symbol of marital love and fidelity.

Swan can connote trust and submission. In Greek mythology, it is also associated with the goddess Venus.

Stork is seen as the bird delivering the babies. Thus, it is associated with spring and birth.

Parrot symbolizes spring and fertility as well as imitation due to its ability to mimic. In Hinduism, it is associated with Karma, love, prophecy and rainmaking.

Crane is seen in China as a good omen, a messenger of the gods and the bearer of love and happiness. It connotes high status, longevity, spiritual enlightenment and immortality.

So there you go, some tips and ideas for bird tattoos for yourself. All you have to do is to finalize your bird tattoo design and make an appointment with your tattoo artist.

Feminine and Beautiful Bird Tattoo Designs For Girls

Bird tattoos can be beautiful and feminine on girls as these creatures are naturally beautiful and fascinating. Birds can be meaningful as they are seen as symbol of the spirit and look upon traditionally as mediators between the gods and men.

Alana_cross_large

There are several kinds of birds that can be used as tattoo designs for girls. Here are some of them and the meaning they represent.

Sparrow in the Old Testament is viewed as the symbol of solitude and loneliness while in the New Testament, it is look upon as a representation of lowliness and insignificance. In Greek mythology however, it is linked to the goddess Aphrodite and is associated with fertility. In Japan, sparrow is seen as a symbol of loyalty because of its sociable nature.

Swallow is a symbol for spring, renewed life and fertility. In Africa, it is seen as a symbol of purity while in China, two swallows represent marital happiness.

Dove represents peace, soul innocence, gentleness and purity. Two doves together are seen as symbol of marital love and fidelity.

Swan can connote trust and submission. In Greek mythology, it is also associated with the goddess Venus.

Stork is seen as the bird delivering the babies. Thus, it is associated with spring and birth.

Parrot symbolizes spring and fertility as well as imitation due to its ability to mimic. In Hinduism, it is associated with Karma, love, prophecy and rainmaking.

Crane is seen in China as a good omen, a messenger of the gods and the bearer of love and happiness. It connotes high status, longevity, spiritual enlightenment and immortality.

So there you go, some tips and ideas for bird tattoos for yourself. All you have to do is to finalize your bird tattoo design and make an appointment with your tattoo artist.

Feminine and Beautiful Bird Tattoo Designs For Girls

Bird tattoos can be beautiful and feminine on girls as these creatures are naturally beautiful and fascinating. Birds can be meaningful as they are seen as symbol of the spirit and look upon traditionally as mediators between the gods and men.

Alana_cross_large

There are several kinds of birds that can be used as tattoo designs for girls. Here are some of them and the meaning they represent.

Sparrow in the Old Testament is viewed as the symbol of solitude and loneliness while in the New Testament, it is look upon as a representation of lowliness and insignificance. In Greek mythology however, it is linked to the goddess Aphrodite and is associated with fertility. In Japan, sparrow is seen as a symbol of loyalty because of its sociable nature.

Swallow is a symbol for spring, renewed life and fertility. In Africa, it is seen as a symbol of purity while in China, two swallows represent marital happiness.

Dove represents peace, soul innocence, gentleness and purity. Two doves together are seen as symbol of marital love and fidelity.

Swan can connote trust and submission. In Greek mythology, it is also associated with the goddess Venus.

Stork is seen as the bird delivering the babies. Thus, it is associated with spring and birth.

Parrot symbolizes spring and fertility as well as imitation due to its ability to mimic. In Hinduism, it is associated with Karma, love, prophecy and rainmaking.

Crane is seen in China as a good omen, a messenger of the gods and the bearer of love and happiness. It connotes high status, longevity, spiritual enlightenment and immortality.

So there you go, some tips and ideas for bird tattoos for yourself. All you have to do is to finalize your bird tattoo design and make an appointment with your tattoo artist.

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