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Tattoosday Goes to Hawai'i: In Nomine Patris

On my last day in Hawai'i, I was at Pearlridge, when I spotted a guy walking through Borders. The swirling script on his inner left forearm grabbed my eye:


This Latin phrase, "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti " translates to "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit".

Dustin, who serves in the Navy, is a Catholic, and he wanted something that expressed his faith. This is one of his three tattoos.

The tattoo was inked by Jeremie Miller at 3D Ink Tattoo Studio in Pensacola, Florida.

Thanks to Dustin for sharing his tattoo with us here at Tattoosday!
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Tattoosday Goes to Hawai'i: Dottie's Tribute to Daddy

On my last day in Hawai'i I had some time to kill before my flight. I wanted to stay close to the airport, so I headed over to Pearlridge Center to do some last minute shopping.

One of the first people I met was Dottie, a Kentuckian who had moved to Oahu.

She had this touching tattoo on her calf:


It is a memorial piece for her father, who was a constable back in Kentucky. Sadly, he was killed in the line of duty in 1984. The rose is part of the shield he wore and she incorporated it into the tattoo design.


Thanks to Dottie for sharing this emotional tattoo with us here on Tattoosday.

Update: Dottie has filled me in on some missing details.
 
The tattoo was inked at Big Daddy's Tattoos in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She also wanted to clarify that the shield with the rose is the symbol for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and encourages people, if interested in the memorial, to visit the website here.
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TRAILER OF THE WEEK


Check out the Homie Clifton Collins Jr. live up to sick self..
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Norah Jones Tattoo

Norah Jones is a sensational American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist and actress.

Norah Jones has a single visible tattoo design which is located on her lower back, however it is rather difficult to see clearly from this photo, perhaps its a sun or flower tattoo?
Norah Jones lower back tattoo.
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Norah Jones Tattoo

Norah Jones is a sensational American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist and actress.

Norah Jones has a single visible tattoo design which is located on her lower back, however it is rather difficult to see clearly from this photo, perhaps its a sun or flower tattoo?
Norah Jones lower back tattoo.
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Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, known for her work with the Blackhearts and for hit songs such as I Love Rock 'n' Roll and Bad Reputation.

Joan Jett has numerous tattoos on her body, which includes an Ohm symbol on the back of her neck, plus an inverted triangle on her left upper arm, along with a tribal armband that resembles several intertwined ichthys.

The rock star has a few other tattoos including an artsy spiral design on her left forearm, a unique V design on her chest and an unknown tattoo design on her lower back.

Perhaps some other tattoos we haven't spotted...
Joan Jett bicep tattoo picture.
Joan Jett forearm tattoo photo.
Joan Jett neck tattoo.
Lower back tattoo design.


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Joan Jett Tattoos

Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, known for her work with the Blackhearts and for hit songs such as I Love Rock 'n' Roll and Bad Reputation.

Joan Jett has numerous tattoos on her body, which includes an Ohm symbol on the back of her neck, plus an inverted triangle on her left upper arm, along with a tribal armband that resembles several intertwined ichthys.

The rock star has a few other tattoos including an artsy spiral design on her left forearm, a unique V design on her chest and an unknown tattoo design on her lower back.

Perhaps some other tattoos we haven't spotted...
Joan Jett bicep tattoo picture.
Joan Jett forearm tattoo photo.
Joan Jett neck tattoo.
Lower back tattoo design.


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Shooter Jennings Tattoos

Shooter Jennings is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work in the country music and Southern rock genres. He is also the son of country singer Waylon Jennings.

Shooter Jennings has a handful of tattoos on his body, including the "Flying W" logo of Waylon Jennings, located on his abdomen.

He has a few tattoos on both arms, including a six shooter revolver on his inner left forearm and a bullet on his right hand.

Shooter Jennings has a few more tattoos on his arms, however we can't confirm the designs.
Shooter Jennings tattoo under navel.
Shooter Jennings forearm tattoo picture.
Shooter Jennings gun tattoo photo.
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Shooter Jennings Tattoos

Shooter Jennings is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work in the country music and Southern rock genres. He is also the son of country singer Waylon Jennings.

Shooter Jennings has a handful of tattoos on his body, including the "Flying W" logo of Waylon Jennings, located on his abdomen.

He has a few tattoos on both arms, including a six shooter revolver on his inner left forearm and a bullet on his right hand.

Shooter Jennings has a few more tattoos on his arms, however we can't confirm the designs.
Shooter Jennings tattoo under navel.
Shooter Jennings forearm tattoo picture.
Shooter Jennings gun tattoo photo.
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Tattoosday Goes To Hawai'i - All in the Family, Part 3 (Ikaika, In Progress)

Continuing with the mini-reunion, of sorts, with my family in Hawai'i, back in April, let's visit with my nephew Ikaika. If seeing my nephew Keali'i for the first time in 18 years was a trip, then talking to Ikaika was an all-out exercise in time travel, it seemed.

Ikaika, to my memory, was a toddler, barely a kid. Or, at least that's how I last remembered him. Now, he is an adult, and he remembered who I was, much to my amazement.

He shared his work in progress, a traditional-style Hawaiian pattern tribal sleeve, here:


This sleeve represents about twelve hours of work, all done by George "Keoki" Davis at HippoGrafix.

Ikaika also shared this hannya mask on the back of his calf, courtesy of "Tattoo Mike" Higuchi at Dark Side Tattoo in Honolulu:


Thanks to my nephew Ikaika for sharing his ink with us here on Tattoosday!

Previously in the Tattoosday Goes to Hawai'i - All in the Family series:

Part 1, A Preface
Part 2, Keali'i's Sleeves
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LUST, GREED AND ENVY


Here is a chest plate that I just finished working on. Trip out on the Lettering by Jack Rudy.
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Ankle Tattoos

The ankle is a very popular area of the body to have a tattoo for both men and women alike, the ankle is a very stylish place to have a tattoo while it is also very easy to conceal, if need be.

Not surprisingly, many famous people have tattoos on their ankles, including the likes of Megan Fox who has a delightful crescent moon and star on her ankle, Ashlee Simpson has a cute pair of cherries, Alyssa Milano has a rose vine and Nicole Richie has a beautiful rosary wrapped around her left ankle.

Checkout these pictures of ankle tattoos.


Here are a few other celebrity women with ankle tattoos: Rihanna has a small musical note, Kelly Clarkson has a nice sunflower tattoo, Penelope Cruz has the number 883 and Hilary Duff has a tiny little anchor tattoo on her ankle.



And don't forget to checkout these other celebrities who also have ankle tattoos.

Lovely actress Christina Applegate has a tattoo on her ankle, model Gisele B√ľndchen has a crescent moon and stars, Gillian Anderson has unique tribal turtles, Marc Anthony has a cross tattoo on his ankle, Diora Baird has an arrowhead, Ana Beatriz Barros has a crescent moon and star, Catherine Bell has a small heart design, Alyson Hannigan has tribal dolphins and Jennifer Love Hewitt has the phrase "I am..." tattooed on her ankle.
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Ankle Tattoos

The ankle is a very popular area of the body to have a tattoo for both men and women alike, the ankle is a very stylish place to have a tattoo while it is also very easy to conceal, if need be.

Not surprisingly, many famous people have tattoos on their ankles, including the likes of Megan Fox who has a delightful crescent moon and star on her ankle, Ashlee Simpson has a cute pair of cherries, Alyssa Milano has a rose vine and Nicole Richie has a beautiful rosary wrapped around her left ankle.

Checkout these pictures of ankle tattoos.


Here are a few other celebrity women with ankle tattoos: Rihanna has a small musical note, Kelly Clarkson has a nice sunflower tattoo, Penelope Cruz has the number 883 and Hilary Duff has a tiny little anchor tattoo on her ankle.



And don't forget to checkout these other celebrities who also have ankle tattoos.

Lovely actress Christina Applegate has a tattoo on her ankle, model Gisele B√ľndchen has a crescent moon and stars, Gillian Anderson has unique tribal turtles, Marc Anthony has a cross tattoo on his ankle, Diora Baird has an arrowhead, Ana Beatriz Barros has a crescent moon and star, Catherine Bell has a small heart design, Alyson Hannigan has tribal dolphins and Jennifer Love Hewitt has the phrase "I am..." tattooed on her ankle.
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Victor's Homage to Kathy Olivas's Misery Children

Here at Tattoosday, the general rule is not to approach someone about a tattoo unless we can actually see the majority of the piece. Often, you can tell someone is inked based on design elements peeking out from under clothing. However, it seems to be in poor taste to ask someone about their work when you can't even see what it is.

Of course, there are exceptions.

For example, when I spotted Victor popping into an ATM vestibule at 7 Penn Plaza, I only saw a flash of color on his upper right arm, but I had a hunch it would be great.

I was right.

Victor is a fan of the artist Kathie Olivas, a multi-media artist who, among other things, has created the Misery Children. Check out the collection of her characters that he has circling his arm:






Victor followed up our meeting with an email that described Ms. Olivas's work, quoting from her website:

The tattoos are based on Kathie Olivas's artwork, her paintings and studies. "Sugary treats, dichotomous dreamlands, and the cute and corrupted all find their way into the brief calm before the rebellion that feature Olivas's series of characters known as the misery children."

This series of paintings and custom figures "focuses on imperfect characters that parallel" a vision of "post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world."

"The cast is inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land...They evoke a sense of temporality; [in which] childhood serves as a starting ground, a place where things begin." They also "personify 'cuteness' as more of a representation of projected innocence."

Victor's misery children were tattooed by Jose Soto at Inkstop Tattoo NYC.

Thanks to Victor for not only sharing the tattoos with us here on Tattoosday, but for introducing many of us to an exciting pop artist.


You can see more of Kathie Olivas' work on her cool website here.





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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

One of my client came through to pay homage to one of the Greatest Bands of all TIME!
Led Zeppelin!
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