Tattoo Love
07:52 AM
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It's Valentine's Day. I know, I know...a Hallmark holiday designed to get people to spend money on cards, flowers, and candy at high mark-ups. But at the gooey center of it all, a day that celebrates love, whether it be romantic, friendship or familial, can't be all that bad, especially if we celebrate it on our own terms.
Here are a couple of links that share some love in our own tattoo way.

  • I had to re-post this 4-person love tattoo (shown above) created by Little Swastika. Read more on the work and check further links in our original post here. Also check his couples tattoos, which we featured last February.
  • Last month, Buzzfeed posted "13 Rad Ideas For A Tattoo-Inspired Wedding." It's Buzzfeed so there's the usual cheeziness (and they use the word "tats"), but there are some cute ideas, many of which support indie designers.
  • For beautiful brides and grooms, often with lovely stories and celebration inspiration, skip the lists and head to RocknRollBride.com or Offbeatbride.com.
  • Finally, in the news this week, I fell in love with the story headlined "'My Little Pony' tattoos support bullied boy," which features a Texas tattooer who rallied clients in support a young boy who attempted suicide after being bullied. Upon learning about how the 11-year-old boy was tormented for his love of the cartoon "My Little Pony," Tony Wayne of Imperial Tattoo in Sugarland, Texas, began offering $20 "My Little Pony" tattoos, with the profits going to the boy's family, and the anti-bullying organization StopBullying.org. There are images and some interesting discussion of how tattooed people rallied in support because of the judgment and ridicule many of us have faced ourselves. [For a wonderful look into the adult fans of "My Little Pony," check "Bronies," a fantastic documentary on the culture.]

    So those are my quick and dirty love links. And naturally, on this day I have to express my love for all of y'all who have been such an amazing support for this labor of love site. I kiss you!

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