One thing before I get into this... Do you remember my first TMIT? You can see the wound in this picture. Enjoy!
Ink #3; The Most Important Man in my Life Design: Green shaded celtic knot with block lettered "Grizzly" underneath.
This one was done shortly after my 19th birthday. I had it done at a small shop by a guy named Jason Woolley aka “The Big, Burly Guy” at Point Blank Tattoo in South Bend, In. I had originally wanted the text to be script, but Jason forgot to include the text at all in teh stencil. Still quite the inking noob, I figured this was normal. He had to improvise with the font, but I think it turned out just fine. :-)
“Grizzly” was my grandfather’s CB name when he drove trucks. He is by far one the most influential and special people in my life. I can honestly say that man in my hero.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War where he played football. He was recruited to play professional football. When he went to the try-out he blew out his knees and never played again. He has had a slew of medical problems including open heart surgery, knee replacements, staph infection in said knee replacements, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, blood clots, a broken hip, among many others. And he’s still alive and kickin’ at seventy eight years old. That’s what the celtic knot is for – he is eternal and endless to me.