Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lana's Wedding Flowers

Last week I met Lana on the corner of Wall and Broad Streets and she shared this lovely half sleeve of her wedding flowers:

The mixture of English roses and peonies was tattooed by Kevin Cly at Stay True Tattoo in Mentor, Ohio.

Thanks to Lana for sharing her wedding flowers with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Adam from Cleveland Wears His City on His Sleeve

Last night I was at Yankee Stadium and saw the Cleveland Indians defeat the home team. Seems fitting that I post this tattoo that I spotted earlier in the week:


That tattoo is on Adam, who didn't mind sharing his Cleveland pride.

He got it inked at All Tattoos in Mentor, Ohio.

Thanks to Adam for sharing his cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Two from Ana

Back in June, I met Ana down by Federal Hall in lower Manhattan. She shared two tattoos, starting with this one:


Ana is from Brazil, and her English wasn't great (although much better than my Spanish and Portuguese), so she didn't say much about this, other than "I just picked her [the design] because she's a blonde like me."

She credited this to Marcelo from Marcelo from Marcelo Tattoo in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

She also had this cute pig tattoo on her neck:


"I find it cute," she told me, explaining that she drew it and Marcelo tattooed it. The words "Para Você Guardei o Amor" are translated as "I kept my love for you."

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

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Antoine and His Miyazaki-Inspired Tattoo

Yesterday we featured a tattoo on Paul-Emil, done by the artist Fusay at Addiction Tattoo in Strasbourg, France. Paul-Emil and his friends were visiting New York City and Antoine, another in the group, had work by Fusay as well:
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Antoine explained this dotwork tattoo:
"This is a symbol ... from my favorite movie, and I just gave [Fusay] the symbol told him, 'you are free to do something you like with that and he came to me with that and I loved it ...[Fusay] is a specialist of dotwork."


The movie in question is Howl's Moving Castle, one of the masterworks of the Japanese animation director Hayao Myazaki.



Thanks to Antoine for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Paul-Emil and the French Panther

During the warmer months, when you can't throw a rock and not hit someone with a visible tattoo, I tend to get much more selective when finding people to interview. I'll hang out across from Federal Hall on Wall Street and wait for a cool tattoo to show up.

Generally, if I can't "read" a tattoo from a distance, I won't bother. But a few weeks back, I saw a guy with a tattoo on the back of his calf and, from a distance, I couldn't tell what it was. Up close, however, it was spectacular, and ultimately I am glad that curiosity got the better of me and I approached the group of French tourists.

Paul-Emil is the owner of this tattoo:


Paul-Emil credited this to an artist named Fusay at Addiction Tattoo in Strasbourg, France.

"The first time I saw the pic on the web," he told me, "I saw it was leopard ... some of my friends see a tiger, he [his friend Antoine] sees a panther."

We'll see Antoine's tattoo tomorrow.

Regardless of what one sees, it's a pretty cool tattoo.

Thanks to Paul-Emil for sharing his awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Lauren's Floral Tattoo, with a Bluebird

At the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in June, I met Lauren, who was parading with a squadron of Roller Derby women.

She let me take this photo of her cool tattoo and promised to email me with details.


Her Roller Derby name was "Laurena Bob-it" and she credited this to Kati Vaughn from Magic Cobra Tattoo Society in Brooklyn.

I don't have any further details, but maybe one day, Lauren will find my card and email me.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sven and the Woman with a Bandanna

I really love the international flavor of the tattoos I have been spotting down on Wall Street this summer. I recently approached a gentleman from Germany, named Sven, after spotting a Banksy tattoo on his leg. He didn't share the Banksy, but did offer up this stunning piece on the back of his left calf:


He credited this to Fabio from Lower West Side Tattoo Studio in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Sven told me "I wanted a girl with a bandanna ... I like the difference ...nice girl, sweet girl, bad bandanna. I like the contrast ... she has wonderful eyes."

Indeed, the beautiful woman with the bandanna transforming her into an outlaw, creates a great juxtaposition and makes for a fantastic tattoo.

Thanks to Sven for sharing this awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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