It took a while, but we’re finally up to 15 entries in the Rocky Mountain Tattoos Project! I hope you enjoy these images of the lovely Belle the Butcher.
(You might also enjoy [NSFW] PAGE 2.)
Please also visit PAGE 2 (which is NSFW) for more of Belle!
About Belle’s Tattoos
My tattoos have been done by:
Henry Lewis – San Francisco
Brian Randolph – San Francisco
Steven Lahman – San Diego (he lives in Florida now but not sure what city)
‘Broccoli’ Robb Park – Denver
Tattoo 13 – Oakland (I don’t remember my artist name there, oops)
Phil Holt – Florida
Danielle DeMuro – Oakland
Bound By Design – Denver
I’m sure there are more but it’s been 2 decades since I’ve been getting tattooed so I hope that helps!
I’ve had a lot going on recently and haven’t made much time for photography. But I’m super-excited to finally share these images of the lovely Peaker Boo — entry #14 in my Rocky Mountain Tattoos project. I hope you love them!
About Peaker’s Tattoos
Sun/ Moon on ankle – This was my first tattoo, I was barely 18. I just picked flash off the wall at some random shop. It has always made me smile though. The happy sun and grumpy moon are me (sun) and my sister (moon).
Dragonfly/ Flower on foot – 2004 by Jim Anderson @ Bound By Design Denver, CO. I wanted a tattoo I could see all the time but had to be careful with placement because of my career. I LOVE this one!! I love everything dragonfly and butterfly and do a lot of gardening. I will be getting my other foot done at some point, but it might have to wait until after derby because the first one really took a while to fully heal – I spent a while not wearing shoes! I can’t imagine putting a skate on over a fresh tattoo.
Butterfly Faeries on my back – 2008 Ink by Jim Anderson @ Bound By Design Denver, CO – Artwork by Chana Peaker (modified for tattoo by Jim Anderson). This design was drawn by my daughter, Chana when she was in middle school. She is currently in college for animation and kicking ass! I’ll let you know when her first animated movie comes out :) Needless to say, I am proud of her and wanted a piece of her art before she got too busy off in her world of art.
The parade of awesome tattoos continues with the lovely Piper. Enjoy!
About Piper’s Tattoos
The collage on my upper back started with the Breast Cancer pink ribbon and flowers I first had done when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every year or so I get a few more flowers added when her tests come up clear. Its been 5 years. The next piece was the Piper originally sketched by my derby wife Suri Brawl. The 3 pyramids of Giza symbolize the trilogy of my family (mom, dad, brother) and the eye of Ra (mirror image to the eye of horus) is placed in the middle — feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra and a violent force that subdues her enemies. Like Wild Bill Hickok I like having an eye watching my back. Another asp wraps around my arm like Egyptian women adorned themselves with jewelry and my son’s names written in Arabic — along with a phrase meaning “Live with Courage” written below them.
Like yesterday’s lovely model, Rocky is a former junior skater who successfully made the challenging transition to “adult” derby. We’ll soon be missing her as she’s planning an exciting adventure across the pond!
Side note: about a year and a half ago, I had the good fortune of taking Rocky’s senior pictures.
About Rocky’s Tattoos
The thigh piece was done by the local artist Andy Canino and the orchids were done by Paco Rollins.
I’m sure we all know someone who got a very simple tattoo when they turned 18. Not Sinn Drella!
I hope you enjoy these photos of this lovely young woman and her amazing tattoos. Can’t wait to see you back out on the track, Sinn!
About Sinn’s Tattoos
My back piece was done last November by David Digby at Sol Tribe and was my first tattoo. It’s supposed to have a similarity of a Ouija board. I really love what Ouija boards are and what they are supposed to do, connect with the spiritual world. My arm was started in June by Missy Rhysing at Ritual Tattoo and is still a work in progress. I got it right after I broke my ankle, so in a way it can symbolize that moment in life. But it was originally meant as a piece for my mom even though she doesn’t care a whole ton ha.