Tales from the Needle is a weekly series which will highlight people and their tattoos. Some people have a favorite tat, their most memorable ink. Some people put more emphasis on the needle from a tattoo gun penetrated their skin while others have one they wish they never put any ink on their body.
Every Friday, the blog will have a first-person story of a person and their tats of choice, using only images of their tats keeps the theme of this being a faceless site. The images seen here will merely aid in bringing nuance to the numerous layers that compose the person.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
This one is self-explanatory. My life changed Sunday February 6, 2005 when it came time to take the plunge with my faith. It’s one thing to say God resides in you; it’s another to verbalize it and do the best you can to accept what comes with it. I don’t remember the exact date I got the tat, but the 2005 date will be remembered for the rest of my life because that is the day I was baptized. My pastor, the late Dr. C. Paul McBride, made things smoother; he could sense the excitement and anticipation was overwhelming and did his best to make the situation light and even bring in some laughter in a way he was well-known for. It remains the most memorable day of my life.
In Memory of E. Cole (8/17/84 – 9/17/12)
Eric Coleman was the realest person I ever knew. The first time we met was on a basketball court and the dude came in shooting from everywhere. His confidence was out of the building when we played and that carried off the court as well. He was a genuine person with a huge heart and was nice to everyone. He was one of the few people who walked the earth that pretty much forces you to be a better person simply because he was so authentic. When he passed, a huge part of me left as well. It was a no-brainer to pay homage the best way possible: With ink. He is easily one of the best friends I ever had.
Tattoo gun images courtesy of rebloggy.