Author Archives: TattooWonder

January 16, 2018

Anna Banana and Her Babes

Anna J – Villain Arts 2018 Minneapolis Tattoo Convention

Thanks so much for sharing the story of your tattoo with us, Anna!

January 16, 2018

Word to the Wise

Villain Arts 2018 Minneapolis Tattoo Convention

Thanks for sharing that good advice about getting tattoos!

January 16, 2018

Homer, Chaos and Dragons

Damon – 2018 Villain Arts Minneapolis Tattoo Convention

Damon’s voice doesn’t pick up very well on a microphone, so he asked us to share the story of his tattoos in written form.

He got the tattoo on his leg because he totally loves the Simpsons. He also has a Chaos Star, which represents chaos around the world.

The Chinese character on his neck is the word for Dragon, which is the zodiac sign for the year he was born.

The tattoo on his rib cage was done by a friend of his, and he also has a tattooed design that was an original drawing by his niece.

Thanks for sharing your tattoos with us, Damon!

January 16, 2018

Her Heart, Forever

Mary – 2018 Villain Arts Minneapolis Tattoo Convention

Hey, Mary, thanks a bunch for sharing the story of your tattoo!

December 11, 2017

Random but Simple, Fresh Off the Plane

Precious Jo – visiting Minnesota

I got this tattoo at Twilight Tattoo with my two good friends Abby and Sam during our visit to Abby’s hometown in St Paul Minnesota. We were fresh off the plane when we went.  I  was hesitant to get one as I am not a fan of random tattoos and I’d prefer to put my spin on them , but I found a simple one on the Internet that the artist was able to replicate and it came out great!

Thanks so much for sharing the picture & story of your tattoo, Precious Jo. We love the intricate detail inside the crescent moon shape!

November 26, 2017

Sisters, Cycles and Footprints

Mai – Minnesota State Fair

“Hi, my name is Mai. This first one I got with my sister. She paid for it; we end up booking up for the whole twelve, fifteen, sixteen hours with him. He did a very good job with it. And then my second one was this one. I rode a motorcycle and the gal who bought it from me is … uhm… she might still have the $250 to this day. But she ended up owing me $250 and that is what she gave me in return, for payback. And this other one I had, what was it – a 650, and I ended up selling it to another gentleman who did tattoos. Exactly two years from when I got this one, and, of course, I got my kid’s name and little footprints but I ended up paying for them. (off camera: What about that square one?!?) That’s from the State Fair and that’s pretty much it.

Thanks for showing us all those beautiful tattoos, Mai.
We hope the square one for admittance to “the great Minnesota get-together” brought you almost as much joy as the real tattoos!
November 6, 2017

Five Years of a Life, Freehanded and Clean

Brian P – Minnesota

Hi my name is Brian P and the reason I like my tattoos simply is because: One, I don’t have a stencil on at all. Everything is complete freehand between myself and my artist. It’s drawn on with two different highlighters, a sharpie and a fine black ball point pen for finer detail. So that’s one that is unique to me. Two, just an entire backstory of my entire life for the past five years. My mom and dad’s birthday is down here. Two sets of roses for each set of grandparents. Up here I actually had my clean date on April 25, 2012 five years on this April 25. Pretty much a lot of it resembles me, so that’s it.

Thanks so much for sharing the story of your tattoos, Brian!
Some anniversaries deserve even more respect than others. Congrats on making April 25 such an important date in your life.
November 6, 2017

A Woman Fighting Against the World, with a Heart Guy

Erin – at the Minnesota State Fair

Hi, my name is Erin. I’m from Minnesota and I’ve just collected tattoos over the years. My ex-husband is a tattooer and I get a lot of tattoos from him still. I have a lot of Mexican culture themed things. I lived in Mexico for a while and that’s where I met my kid’s dad. So it’s just like a day of the dead skull and this heart right here, my youngest son draws that guy a lot so I had his dad do a heart guy. I got Minnesota because I love Minnesota. I got this woman boxer because I felt like I was fighting against the world for a while. I don’t know. That’s it.

Thanks for sharing the story of your tattoos, Erin!
(We think anybody who feels like they’re fighting against the world should have a “heart guy” along for the ride.)
November 6, 2017

22 Years to Choose the Perfect Bird

Patty – Minneapolis, MN

My name is Patty, and the tattoo is a bird. So I’m 44 and I’ve wanted one since I was 18, and it took me 22 years to figure out what to get. I got a bird because I’ve always loved birds, and it’s a Goldfinch, which is a bird that sings late in the Summer and also has a nest really late in its life, which is kind of what I did, because I had kids late. So, that’s the significance of it, which I didn’t really realize until I picked that bird. I was like, “Oh, of course!”

So cool to learn the story of your tattoo, Patty! Thanks for sharing it with us!
November 2, 2017

You’re in the right place

You’re in the right place.

This is where we’ll be sharing all our tattoo stories.
This is where we’d love to share YOUR tattoo story, too!