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

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

Anette

I’m currently 22 years old, and I have 23 tattoos at this point, so I’ve been getting tattoos at a good pace. I had my first tattoo couple of weeks before I turned 18. It’s a tattoo of Lake Inari, and the X marks my home. I knew since the beginning that I would get … Continue reading Anette

Aleksandra (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Olin 18-vuotias, kun ensimmäisen kerran koskin tatuointikoneeseen. Ensimmäiset kuvat olivat lähinnä sellaisia halvalla kiinakoneella tehtyjä söherryksiä, joita harjoittelin omiin jalkoihini, veljien iholle ja vähän vaikka mihin. Olen aina piirtänyt paljon, ja tatuoinnit ovat kiinnostaneet minua aina. Välillä saatoin harjoitella useamman kerran viikossa ja pitää vaikka puolen vuoden tauon, joten en laskisi sitä vielä varsinaiseksi uran … Continue reading Aleksandra (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Jarkko

I’ve been working as a special needs assistant in comprehensive school for over ten years now. When I first started my job in 2007, tattoos weren’t as common as they are nowadays. In the beginning, I used to wear long-sleeved shirts all year round, because I didn’t want my tattoos to cause any trouble at … Continue reading Jarkko

Tommi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Ensimmäinen tatuointi mulla on kyljessä, ja siinä lukee ihan tavallisilla isoilla kirjaimilla HOPE. Aloin miettiä sen ottamista joskus 17–18-vuotiaana. Aluksi mietin tatuoinnin paikaksi rannetta, mutta sitten ajattelin, että haluaisin sen jonnekin piiloon, joten mikä olisikaan parempi paikka kuin kylki? Kaikki sanoivat, että kylki on yksi pahimmista paikoista, minne tatuoinnin voi ottaa, mutta totesin, että otetaan … Continue reading Tommi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

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