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U-kyoke – Love Scene

December 28th, 2008

U-kyoke Design, initially designed for a back piece. The Hair would have covered a smaller tattoo that she wanted covered up. I also wanted to mix it with new style. But the initial design was based on simplicity. Really Nice Placement on the body.


News: Please Spay & Neuter Your Pets; Don’t Pierce Them

December 27th, 2008
Woman Sold “Gothic Kittens” on Ebay
A woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with cruelty to animals when some concerned eBay shoppers reported her for listing “gothic kittens” that had been pierced through their ears, on their tails and even through their scruff on the backs of their necks. Some of their tails fell off or had to be amputated because the piercings cut off the flow of blood. When asked why she did this, the woman selling the kittens said she “thought it would be neat.” The kittens were removed from the woman’s home, but are not available for adoption yet as they are “evidence” in the case against the woman.

Now, I agree that what this woman did was wrong. I’m sure she had absolutely no training, no thought to safety and no concern for the pain it caused the kittens. But I do find the outcry against this woman interesting when the docking of puppy ears and tails is still practiced in this country as standard procedure for show animals, and it’s purely cosmetic just like the kittens’ ears. And have you ever seen a bunch of sheep on a farm with short tails? They’re not born that way – lamb tails are tied off to purposely cut off the circulation and encourage the excess to die and drop off. So why do we condemn one person while turning a blind eye to hundreds for doing basically the same thing?

What do you think? Weigh in on the subject by commenting below!

More News This Week:

Tattooed Singapore Man Denied Entry into Club

NC Tattoo Artist Charged with Inking 14 Year-Old

Tattoo Shop Arsonist Gets 11 Years


A Knight to Remember: Veronica Shares Her Ink

December 26th, 2008
I received a pleasant surprise yesterday, just before leaving work, when Brooke (see her tattoos here and here) introduced me to her friend Veronica, who was visiting her in the office.

Veronica enjoyed the posts on Brooke’s ink, and was willing to share her tattoo with us here on Tattoosday:

I correctly identified the tattoo, on the left side of her back shoulder, as the chess piece known as the Knight.

Although it is a horse, Veronica noted, most people who see it don’t realize at first that it is a chess piece.

So why a chess knight?

Several years ago, Veronica went on a date with a guy who had a similar tattoo. Not only had he been a chess player, but his nickname in the military had been “Crazy Horse”. He had designed the tattoo himself and Veronica was drawn to it. She knew she wanted one just like it, but they both agreed, as their relationship progressed, that it would only be appropriate if they were married.

Well, we all know where this is heading. When the time was right, Veronica’s boyfriend didn’t pop the question, he popped the suggestion, “Let’s go get that tattoo”. Which she did, customizing his original design by making it a little smaller, and adding a feminine curl to the front of the Knight’s mane. They went to a shop on Broadway in Santa Maria, California. There are three shops currently on Broadway, so I can’t give proper credit to the shop or artist at this time.

The formal proposal came shortly after the engagement was “inked”.

Veronica married the man with the matching tattoo but, as life would have it, they split up amicably after three years.

Her ex-husband-to-be told her that he wouldn’t be offended if she decided to cover the chess piece up, but the thought never crossed Veronica’s mind. She wasn’t worried about future girlfriends (or wives) getting the same tattoo. She recognizes it as a unique symbol of a past chapter in her life of which she has little regret.

Oftentimes, people are remorseful about their ink, especially when the piece is tied to a relationship that no longer exists. It is always nice to see a tattoo that holds great meaning, even while transcending a bond that has broken.

So the chess piece remains, and we here at Tattoosday extend our thanks to Veronica for sharing this part of her personal history with us.


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