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!
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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!”