An Idea To Art
By R.L. Danner

Kat-Von-D's Musink 1st Annual Tattoo & Music Festival at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center


As I walked my path through life
My body being my temple of ideas
I wanted to express myself, my own way
Walking into the shop that day
I found my expression waiting for me
Custom drawn just for me in black line art
I made my way into the studio in the back
My nerves dancing in my skin and mind
As I sat down in the chair I knew this was it
Forever in my skin it would lay
As the artist prepared the machines
I watched in awe of his precision and care
The time had come and that buzz and click began
My flesh was prepared to receive its gift
As the razor slid down my back I closed my eyes
It was time to lay the idea into my skin
With artist vision the hands and steel became one
Flowing over my back in defined motion
A picture became a living portrait of life
As the minutes passed I felt the ink be laid
Into my skin like a humming bird kisses a rose
When all was said and done I stood once more
This time to see my idea frozen in time
As a portrait of vision in my skin
Laid in brilliant color for the first time
Now I understand the meaning of a Tattoo







Tattoo Quotes

Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful. Pamela Anderson


My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist. Johnny Depp


"Every time I get a tattoo, it’s a little fuck-you to anyone who tells me not to. It’s weird to be part of Hollywood, which tries to control every aspect of people, from what they say to the color of their hair. And I like the way getting a tattoo feels. If I’m depressed, it’s nice to get one and deal with the pain. I have one all the way down to my ribs. It hurt, but it felt good–like twisting a loose tooth. I’m not kidding when I say that if I ever lose a role because of my tattoos, I’ll quit Hollywood and go to work at Costco." ~ Megan Fox


I think I have enough tattoos for now. If I get any others, I'll probably do my kids initials. Niki Taylor


I did what I could to move the muscles in my back so the tattoo could sort of stretch out. I always wished I had more muscles that could crinkle up.
Ralph Fiennes For the film, Red Dragon (2002) as Francis Dolarhyde


I have this huge lion tattoo embossed on my arm. I was a little worried as to how we would cover it up. But my makeup man covered the tattoo with makeup. It took close to two hours.
Sanjay Dutt


I got my first tattoo, a Playboy Bunny, because I was young, dumb and drunk... Anna Nicole Smith


I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I’m thinking, okay, here’s a gal who’s capable of making a decision she’ll regret in the future. -- Comedian Richard Jeni


Muskin Tattoo Festival


An Idea To Art

An Idea To Art

An Idea To Art

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