My story is not exactly a happy one. At four years old, I was put in an institution. I didn’t have any contact with my father or mother, so I had a nanny who looked after me. I was a kid who did a lot of trickery. I ran away a lot and since my … Continue reading João


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


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)


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


I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old and still living in my hometown Hyvinkää. I noticed that there was a new tattoo artist in the neighbouring town, Riihimäki, and since I thought her artwork looked nice, I decided to book an appointment. I had a cool plan about a big lotus … Continue reading Riina


My first tattoo is the hawk on my left shoulder. Before I got the tattoo, I spent lots of time thinking about its message. Finally, I ended up on a hawk theme. I got this tattoo about six years ago. The hawk is related to my past. I got bullied at school, and during middle … Continue reading Henri


I’ve never been a big fan of tattoos, and when I was younger, I used to say I’d never have one myself. To be honest, I’m still not very fond of tattoos, and I think the skin is more beautiful without them. Nevertheless, I currently have 7+1 tattoos on my skin. In 2011, a friend … Continue reading Daniel