I recently received an email from "Coccorossie" who blogs here.
She checks in on Tattoosday from time to time and offered to share a few of her tattoos.
Since she took the time to share them with me, I thought it was only fair to share them with you.
This "Omerta" tattoo is on her right side, on the ribcage. Omerta, traditionally understood as "Code of Silence," reflects her attitude:
"My omerta tattoo is the code of the mob. It means not to associate with authorities and not to snitch. It was my first tattoo. I got it when I was fifteen."The photo at the top of the post is Cocorossie showing off her tear tattoo. She had this inked for an ex-boyfriend who was shot.
And her final submission was this finger tattoo:
In her words, the " 'love' on [the] middle finger means fuck love." She added, "That one hurt the most."
All of these tattoos were inked by a friend of hers out of his home. As a result, she chose to not give me any further details on the work.
Tattoo purists may turn their noses up at these tattoos. They may not be the most artistic, or most original, but I chose to post them because they clearly carry a lot of meaning for our inked friend and fan of the blog.
For every spectacular sleeve or elaborate back piece, there are a dozen samples of basic, rudimentary tattoos that carry with them vast emotional meaning.
Thanks to Cocorossie for sharing these photos with us here on Tattoosday.