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.
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!