Show us your ink! MARKED is our new series where we ask locals of all ages, professions and backgrounds to roll up their sleeves, pant legs, and so much more to reveal their marks. Here are their stories:
Name: Tyson Crosbie
Age: Currently 32, and I got the tattoo in September of this year.
My Leg Piece: is a symbol of Chaos, one segment of the symbol is filled with red to represent my heart. The bottom segment of the symbol is pointing toward my feet to represent a wandering nomad.
Read more about Crosbie's mark after the jump ...
Bob Roman, a friend of mine, was in town for a week in September. He'd learned how to tattoo by stick and poke from some Gypsies on his travels. To say he was a friend of mine prior to this is a stretch though, we'd just met online a week prior.
Some of my friends in Phoenix already knew Bob and kept telling me that I needed to meet him because we were twin souls. The first time I met him in person was at the tattoo session. We immediately got along -- seems our friends were right. I hadn't decided on what to get until the day it happened, I was more interested in the experience of getting a stick and poke tattoo. I searched online for a symbol of chaos and immediately knew that was what I wanted.
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I already loved the idea of Chaos theory and the symbol suits my nature. I often tell people that meet me: "Welcome to the chaos." I'm a bit of a trouble maker on twitter.
Ever since I got the tattoo, my life has been a little crazier than normal. Not sure if I just gave myself permission or if the universe is helping push me along now that I have the mark.
Next Tattoo? It will be another matching tattoo on the other leg, this one machine drawn and with the top segment colored blue to represent my mind. I also have plans for a back piece, but that's a year or two away.
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