9 Tattoos I Dig and Why

By: Tory  |  Published: October 8th, 2012   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

 

Since I began training in Buddhism, I’ve wanted to get this tattoo. Well, actually it’s two tattoos. I’ve wanted the word “Slow” written on one foot and the word “Down” written on the other. Every time I looked at my feet, I would be reminded of this valuable lesson. Ya see, I tend to move fast–like Star Trek Warp Speed fast and moving too fast has caused me to make many mistakes. I believe wholeheartedly in the adage: “There is more to life than increasing it’s speed.”

I haven’t gotten the tat since I think my mom and boyfriend would kill me and I am chicken shit and think it would hurt like hell on the feet. But, in honor of my inky ambitions, I’ve created a list.

9 Tattoos I Dig and Why

 

Very sweet.  "This is a tattoo I got very recently for my dad who passed away. He said “tell Morgan I love her” in the last letter he wrote to my sister so I had them tattoo his exact hand writing. I’m so in love with it. It’s so simple and yet has so much meaning behind it. It’s a reminder to myself everyday that I am loved."

“This is a tattoo I got very recently for my dad who passed away. He said “tell Morgan I love her” in the last letter he wrote to my sister so I had them tattoo his exact hand writing. I’m so in love with it. It’s so simple and yet has so much meaning behind it. It’s a reminder to myself everyday that I am loved.”

I mean, if that doesn’t just make you cry, than you have a heart of porcupine spikes and sadness. Brilliant idea, brilliant reminder and an amazing idea to trace the original handwriting.

 

 

 

My first tattoo. An Enso, Japanese Zen circle brush-stroke. By Colin Stevens who works out of Body Manipulations in San Francisco, CA. Hi father is John Stevens, author of Japanese Calligraphy books and an Aikido master and friends with my father.

“My first tattoo. An Enso, Japanese Zen circle brush-stroke. By Colin Stevens who works out of Body Manipulations in San Francisco, CA. His father is John Stevens, author of Japanese Calligraphy books and is an Aikido master and friends with my father.”

I have been obsessed with enso tattoos since my high school “dreamboat-crush” Brian Dodge got an awesome one my sophomore year.  With this one, I love the brush stroke, the shading and the brilliant wet-ink look.

 

 

 

“Dandelion Wish–in action”

I love this one because, at one point, I was obsessed with getting a tattoo of an oak tree with leaves blowing away in the wind. But I wanted it hidden, so I decided I would put it on my tush. That’s when someone  with far better hindsight than myself suggested that it would look like I were farting leaves for eternity.  Thus, I never wanted this tattoo again. BUT this chick accomplished what I was going for in a much cooler fashion.

 

 

 

YES! Boston Terrier tattoo

The Boston Terrier Tattoo

Weird and yet so beautifully done. Details are amazing in a tattoo that small and the placement on the finger is quirky and new. Plus, it makes a great conversation starter when you first shake the guy’s hand. I am also a HUGE dog lover and believe that if you were to get anything permanently marked on your body, a beloved pet is one of the only things that would make that list.

 

 

 

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Terminator tattoo.

Cool as shit as well as being EXTREMELY useful during a fist fight in dimly lit areas.

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Girls Tattoo

Favorite part are the palm trees and Blanche’s teal jacket. Amazeballs.

 

 

 

 

 

Cool tat. Realizing I'm not cool enough to say tat.

“Stand Tall” tattoo

Just such a neat concept. I love the message, the graphic imagery and the humor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East End London Tattoo

Italian ink artist Matteo Pasqualin is famous for his black and white tattoos. This one is “East End London”, a vintage inspired leg sleeve. Now I have no idea why someone would get this tattoo but I cannot get enough of it. Crazy realism.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Rod of Asclepius, the staff that the Greek God of Healing carried. It wraps around an incision scar, and it is a symbol of healing for the bone disease that I have lived with most of my life.</p>
<p>It was done by Chris Escobedo of Elite Tattoos in Phoenix, Arizona.

“This is the Rod of Asclepius, the staff that the Greek God of Healing carried. It wraps around an incision scar, and it is a symbol of healing for the bone disease that I have lived with most of my life.”

Tattoo was done by Chris Escobedo of Elite Tattoos in Phoenix, Arizona and I think it’s a brilliant idea. Honor your courage and bravery by marking your scars with victory. LOVE IT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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