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.
As told by syreeta08:
The first tattoo took 3.5 hours to complete with outlining everything in black, with the shading of the black and then with coloring over, so a pretty long process. I love this tattoo because it reminds me of when I fell in love with hip-hop. I remember watching my sister with her big boombox, and I always wanted my own, and as I got older, I got deeper and deeper in love with hip-hop. The tattoo is kind of my ode to hip-hop and my love of graffiti. And I also love bright colors. I got that maybe a year after I graduated from college, and there are no regrets. It was painful, but it wasn’t the most painful tattoo I have.
The second tattoo is located on my left forearm, and it has a lot of stuff going on with it. The first part is the lettering, and it says “love is war” in cursive on my left forearm. Then there is a heart with a gun with smoke coming out of the barrel. The gun and the gun is really significant. It reminds me of the AK-47 I used to have when I was in ROTC. The smoke from the barrel turns into a cloud of a heart and the heart is kind of bleeding a little bit. So I got this tattoo because it just reminds me a little bit that the whole process of loving someone. A relationship has its highs, has its lows, and it just a realization that love and relationships and making people happy is like a battle. You don’t win them all, but the goal is to the war.
Tattoo gun images courtesy of rebloggy