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Music + whiskey + tattoos= me

Tanya from All Things Chicago  contacted me last week to give me some blog love and in the process, I took a gander at her url and caught some DOPE ASS Chicago tattoos that I am jealous of and might rip off as soon as I get some money in the bank.

She has the beginnings of a gallery devoted to Chicago tattoos including her own:

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That is some badass stuff right there. I love the crossbones combined with the skyline, what a great idea. When I asked about her tat and how she came up with her blog, this is what she had to say:

I moved to Chicago in 2001 from Miami... I'm a dedicated north-sider and have lived in Rogers Park for the past five years. I'm involved in photography and I freelanced for a couple music publications as both a photographer and a writer for several years. I have always had an affinity for tattoos and got my first one (Chinese zodiac) shortly after my 18th birthday. These days I have one complete half sleeve and one still in progress, a star on each shoulder, four small ankle/leg pieces, one on my foot, one small piece just below my neck on my back, and one on each wrist. I got my Chicago piece in 2004 at Tatu Tattoo by Rodney Taylor back when Bob Jones was piercing there. Bob opened Insight Studios in 2005 and I have been a loyal customer since. I started All Things Chicago back in November as a tribute to the city and the amazing people that live here. I'm constantly enamored of the city's history, beauty, and culture.

I currently have a poll up regarding fave tattoo shops... and I also have a contest up for a free subscription to ALARM which is an amazing art & music publication headquarted in Chicago.

Seriously folks, check out her site and if you've got a tattoo that features your love for Chicago, send it both of our ways, we'd love to see it.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Needles and Sins has a nice post up about MLK-inspired tattoos

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this is definitely the bouncing souls logo

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