Kikke

When I was young, I waited for a long time that I would turn 18 and could get a tattoo. When I finally turned 18, of course I was prepared that they would ask to see my papers at the tattoo parlor. But when I went there, nobody asked for my papers. I remember how … Continue reading Kikke

Lassi

My first tattoo was covered up a long time ago. When I was still a kid, I made myself this classical prison-style tattooing machine and tattooed a small picture on my ankle. Well, I made a few tattoos for my friends, too, but realized quite soon that maybe it would just be better to let … Continue reading Lassi

Tommi

The side tattoo was my first one. It's just the word HOPE with basic capital letters. I started thinking of getting it when I was maybe 17 or 18 years old. At first, I thought wrist would be the best spot for the tattoo, but then I decided it would be better to have it … Continue reading Tommi

Teemu

I got my lion tattoo when I was 17 years old. I had been thinking of different tattoo designs since I was a teenager, but luckily my mom told me not to get a tattoo just yet. Back then those designs were mostly basic stars, tribals and so on – just everything that looked nice … Continue reading Teemu

Iina (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Idea reisitatuointiin lähti puhtaasti siitä, että tykkään maatuskoista. Mulla ei siis ole venäläisiä sukujuuria, vaikka moni saattaa niin luulla. Silloin kun olin pieni, meidän mummolassa oli maatuskoita, koska mun mummo keräili niitä, ja leikin aina niillä siellä ollessa. Mun mielestä ne oli vaan niin kauhean kivoja, kun niistä löytyi sisäkkäin aina vaan pienempi, pienempi ja … Continue reading Iina (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Iina

The idea for my thigh tattoo came simply due the fact that I like Matryoska dolls. So, I don’t have any Russian lineage, as many people might think. When I was a little kid, my grandmother collected Matryoska dolls, and I always wanted to play with them while visiting her. I just thought they were … Continue reading Iina

Annastiina

At first I thought that I don’t have any stories behind my tattoos. That there would be nothing to tell. But when I really started to think about it I realised that there are actually quite many things I could tell about my tattoos. My first tattoo ever is a rose on my shoulder. I … Continue reading Annastiina

Kitu

On the other side of my head, I have a card of spades with the number six six six in it. And then, there's a burning woman's hand and 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 … Continue reading Kitu

Santtu

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