The plus and minus was my first tattoo. I got it a week after I had turned 18 and I had booked the appointment while I was still under age. First, it was going to be ± Iita, but it would have been so small and blurry that I decided to change the idea. And … Continue reading Iita

Orna (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Tämä ankkuri on ensimmäinen tatuointi, jonka otin. Otin sen 18-vuotiaana Ateenassa, kun olimme teatteriporukan kanssa work shop -viikolla. Siellä tuli tehtyä kaikenlaista sekoa, kaikkea shamaanijuttuja ja sellaista... ja halusin ottaa ankkuritatuoinnin siksi, koska halusin, että mulla olisi ankkuri, joka pitäisi yhden jalkani aina maassa. Ankkuri symboloi myös toivoa, ja lisäksi siinä on vahva side kotipaikkakuntaani … Continue reading Orna (Suomeksi/In Finnish)


The first tattoo I got is this anchor. I got it in Athens when I was 18 years old and we were on a work shop week with my theater group. We did all kinds of crazy things there, like shaman stuff and so on... And the reason I wanted to get this anchor tattoo … Continue reading Orna


On the other side of my head I have a playing card, spades of six six six and then a burning woman's hand holding it with a text Nothing is over. It's my own metaphor for remembering that nothing is over unless you decide it's over. Don't do anything stupid, focus on what you love to … Continue reading Kitu


I got my first tattoo when I was 21 years old. It was a small bear on my left arm but it has been covered with another tattoo afterwards. Nowadays I have a full back piece with a much bigger bear on it. I have taken all of my tattoos at a quite fast pace … Continue reading Annika


On my shin I have a memory tattoo for my dog with a human skull below and a rose between them. My intention is to add a cross on somewhere around the tattoo in the year 2017. My dog died unexpectedly at home on January 9, 2017, likely to a heart attack. At that point, … Continue reading Santtu


One Journey, One Destiny on my neck, this is a picture dedicated to a woman whom I got to know around six or five years ago. I thought she was heterosexual, she was engaged to a man. It turned out that we were both interested in each other, so one day I decided to visit her. … Continue reading Mimma


I'm Laura, born in the summer of 1990, nowadays working as a bartender in Oulu. I have 9 tattoos. I took my first tattoo at the age of 17 when I persuaded my parents to give a permission for my first picture. My dad had his 40th birthday back then and we went to get … Continue reading Laura


Hi, I’m Johanna, a hairdresser from Ylöjärvi. When I was 6 years old I already knew I’d like to have a tattoo. Back then it would have been a weight scale that would hold a kitten in one cup and the Bible in another. Well, I still don’t have that tattoo, but some others instead. … Continue reading Johanna