Family Ink

In this photo you see four family members — a father, an older brother, and twin younger brothers — all of which have a Roman Numeral “III” tattooed on them. If you look carefully you can see that the shading is slightly different on all of them. The father has all three digits tattooed black. The oldest brother has the first one tattooed black, and the older twin has the second digit black, and the youngest twin has his third digit tattooed black. What a wonderful way to record ones’ bond in flesh.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

33 thoughts on “Family Ink

  1. awesome! not only has this family embraced modification as a way of expression, they are able to celebrate it together…way to incorporate a great tradition into western society :)

  2. great! i love how other than the different shading, you can definitely tell which one is the dad because of the pale, hairy calf.

  3. ChillyMama, do you have any idea how many photos get submitted to BME every day? Shannon picks one or two to put on here, I wouldn’t take it personally if I were you.

  4. I really dig that idea. At first I chuckled at seeing four legs w/ a 3 on them, but after I read the description it all made sense.

  5. That is spectacular. I’d love to know how heavily modded the four of them are otherwise; for some reason it’s cooler to me if these are their only tattoos.

  6. Aww so sweet!

    Chillymama – Honestly, those tattoos don’t even match so greatly. Te penguins look pretty badly done and only two of you have the celtic shamrock. Don’t be insulted anyway…Shannon posts what appeals to HIM, not what he thinks will be the most interesting in terms of getting views.

  7. I REALLY love the design on these.

    Who ever thought of it gets a mad thumbs up.
    ( ((
    \ =\
    __\_ `-\
    (____))( \—-
    (____)) _

  8. Sorry folks, BAD DAY. No offense Shannon, I know you get tons of submissions every day.

    BTW, Alice White, I’ll let Jon know how you feel about his work.

  9. ChillyMama, the submissions go up every few hours, if you’re not in this one you might be in the next, you know? :-)

  10. What a great idea. At first, I thought it was a frat tat, but a family one is so much sweeter!

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