The couple were visiting from Sweden and it was Joakim's sleeves that jumped out at me.
He shared this one segment on his lower right arm:
He asked me if it looked familiar. It did, but I couldn't quite place it. He smiled, and told me it's a variation on the cover of The Clash's quintessential album, London Calling,
Joakim loves the Clash and loves Hawaiian culture, so he
The piece was inked by Big Fat Joe at a shop called Art by Fafnir in Stockholm.
I turned to Marina and asked if she had any tattoos. She smiled and said she did, removing her jacket to reveal this piece, also by Joe:
"It's my pin-up boy," she laughed. Her variation on the traditional pin-up girl is going to tie in with a sleeve she is working on, as well.
She remarked that the artist was "thrilled" to do this tattoo, because it was not the typical pin-up tattoo.
Thanks to Joakim and Marina for sharing their great tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!