I spotted Gary standing at the top of some escalators in Penn Station. As I passed him, I noticed he had knuckle tattoos so I stopped to ask him about them:
Gary explained that they are Korean characters
that translate to "Soo Bahk Do," or "The Way of the Striking Hand".
Soo Bahk Do is a form of martial arts that originated in Korea.
This unassuming gentleman has studied the form for seventeen years and is a third degree black belt. Gary studied at East Winds Karate in Port St. John, Florida.
The tattoo was inked at a shop on Eight Avenue in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Thanks to Gary for sharing his "striking" tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!