Riikka

I got my first tattoo 18 years ago. Sometimes I find it funny that I have all the tattoo themes people wanted to have at the beginning of the ‘00s: tribal tattoos, Chinese characters and a dragon on my lower back. But during those days, it was a thing itself to even have tattoos – … Continue reading Riikka

Tuan

I’m from Vietnam, and I moved to Finland three years ago. First I came to study logistics and supply-change management, but then I switched to study digital marketing. I currently live in Helsinki and work as a junior growth hacker. People always ask me why Finland – that must be the most common question I … Continue reading Tuan

Tea

I used to live in London, so I’ve got most of my tattoos there. I got my insteps tattooed first. They were tattooed ten years ago, when I was 20 years old. The other tattoo is a turquoise butterfly, the other a pink butterfly. I didn’t plan my first tattoos almost at all – my … Continue reading Tea

Julle (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Ihollani on tällä hetkellä varmaan nelisenkymmentä tatuointia. Ensimmäiset viisi tatuointia on otettu vuosien 2007 ja 2011 välisenä aikana. Sen jälkeen pidin muutaman vuoden tauon, ja kaikki loput kuvat on tatuoitu viimeisen puolentoista vuoden aikana. Tänä aikana uusia tatuointeja on tullut otettua keskimäärin joka toinen viikko, joskus useamminkin. Paras saavutus taisi olla kuusi tai seitsemän kuvaa … Continue reading Julle (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Julle

At this point, I think I have about 40 tattoos on my skin. I got the first five tattoos between the years 2007 and 2011. After that, I had a few years’ break, and all the rest are tattooed during the past 18 months. During these months, I’ve gotten new tattoos every other week on … Continue reading Julle

Kaisu

I guess I became interested in tattoos partly because of music. I listen to rockabilly, psychobilly, punk and that sort of genres where the tattoos are a big part of the whole picture. Tattooed people have always looked good in my eyes. When I got my first tattoo, I was 20 or 21 years old, … Continue reading Kaisu

Aaro (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Idea ensimmäiseen tatuointiini kehittyi jo 16-vuotiaana. Silloin tosin ajattelin, että tatuointi olisi tullut käsivarteni ulkosyrjään, ja se olisi ollut paljon pienempi ja pelkästään mustalla tehty. Lopulta päätinkin ottaa tatuoinnin rintakehääni, ja pienen ja mustan kuvan sijaan siitä tulikin suuri ja värikäs, akvarellimainen teos. Itse kuvio on kuitenkin edelleen täysin alkuperäisen suunnitelmani mukainen. Vaikka idea olikin … Continue reading Aaro (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Aaro

I came up with the idea of my first tattoo when I was 16 years old. Back then I wanted to get the tattoo on my forearm, and it would’ve been much smaller and made with black ink only. Eventually, I decided to get the tattoo on my chest, and instead of getting a small … Continue reading Aaro