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November 30th, 2008

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Forum Discussion: Ridiculed for Wanting Simple Black Dot Tattoo

November 29th, 2008
cfryling writes: “I would like to get a tattoo that is profoundly meaningful and minimalistically symbolic to me but admittedly silly and meaningless to others: A small black dot on my left wrist. Yes, that’s it.

I tried to do just that. I shyly walked into a tattoo parlor and described what I wanted. The guy at the counter and the tattoo artist waiting for a client were rude and dismissive. Clearly, I was insulting their intelligence and their art by asking for a stupid black dot. I tried to explain that it was symbolically important to me, but they merely talked about how the overhead of just getting set up was going to cost me more than the tattooing itself and that it’s a lot of work for a black dot, etc. By the time they were ready to charge me and get me started, I felt so dispirited that I declined and left.”


Tom’s Two-for-Tattoosday Ink Honors His Heritage and His Love of the Yankees

November 28th, 2008
After a bit of a drought of inkspotting, I finally caught some new tattoos in Penn Station on Tuesday, along the L.I.R.R. corridor.

Tom has “19 or 20” tattoos and is working to some day achieving a full sleeve on his left arm. He offered me these two tattoos (for Tat-Tuesday), whose close proximity on his forearm made them the natural choice.

On top is the trinacria of the flag of Sicily. This symbol contains the the (winged) head of Medusa and three bent legs, which supposed to represent good luck and prosperity.

It is a nod to his Italian heritage.

Below that is a New York Yankees tattoo which is very similar to my wife’s cousin’s stars and stripes-filled NY logo. Tom gave it a simple explanation: “I’m a huge Yankees fan”.

Say what you want about other cities, but I would venture to guess that the greater New York City area has a higher per capita count of hometown tattoos than any other metropolitan area.

Tom’s ink was done by Rob, owner of Skin Deep Tattoo in Levittown, New York. Work from the shop has appeared previously here.

Thanks to Tom for sharing his work with us here on Tattoosday!


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