I see tattoos in Foodtown, my local grocery store, all the time, but I had yet succeeded in getting someone to contribute from there. Granted, I had only asked once, and was shot down. However, last weekend, I met Jay, a totally cool inked dude with a full sleeve and a couple of nifty leg pieces. Here's the sleeve:
Jay swears by the artists at Brooklyn Ink.
The work of Brooklyn Ink has appeared previously here. He credited the sleeve to the artist Alex Franklin.
Because I interrupted Jay while he was shopping, we didn't have the luxury to chat at length. However, he did discuss two elements.....the word "Vegan" is prominent at the top and the bottom of the sleeve. That's self-explanatory: Jay is a vegan. The "X X X" aspect of the tattoo also refers to the fact that Jay is also drug and alcohol-free. There may be more to that, but the triple X referred to a straight-edged lifestyle.
I hope to catch Jay again in the future, so I can update this post and, hopefully, snap some shots of his leg work.
Thanks, Jay, for your cooperation with the Tattoosday project!