Photographer Documents The Interesting World Of Knuckle Tattoos

beccyrimmer in Stories

Photographer and artist Edward Bishop has documented amazing knuckle tattoos from all over the UK!

Begun in 2009, the Knuckles project sprung out of Edward Bishop's fascination with "the spectrum of expression attainable on a small, yet conspicuous canvas". As a professional photographer and filmmaker specialising in documentaries, he says he always has an eye out for the unusual.

The project brings together beautiful images that capture the art of knuckle tattoos, with all photography being taken in the UK on the streets of London and Brighton, and at tattoo conventions nationwide.

Edward says: "The knuckles used to be one of the last places a diehard tattoo aficionado had left available for tattooing. Hard to hide, these tattoos were nicknamed ‘Career Killers’ or ‘Jobstoppers.’ More recently, they have become more and more popular as an ideal medium for self-expression. With word combinations being relatively limited and ten knuckles at most, it is the skilful use of font and colour by the tattoo artist that creates a unique knuckle tattoo. People use knuckle tattoos to tell a story about themselves or indeed to project a persona."

You can see more knuckle tattoos on Edward's bespoke website.

Todo Nada tattoo.
Todo Nada tattoo.
Hand Made tattoos.
Hand Made tattoos.
Card suit symbols on the fingers.
Card suit symbols on the fingers.
Hold Fast knuckle tattoo.
Hold Fast knuckle tattoo.
Home Sick knuckle tattoo.
Home Sick knuckle tattoo.

Recent from Stories

Love Hate knuckle tattoo.
Love Hate knuckle tattoo.
Lady Luck knuckle tattoo.
Lady Luck knuckle tattoo.
Lost Soul knuckle tattoo.
Lost Soul knuckle tattoo.
Hard Work knuckle tattoo.
Hard Work knuckle tattoo.
Die Alone knuckle tattoo.
Die Alone knuckle tattoo.
Rich Life knuckle tattoo.
Rich Life knuckle tattoo.
Make your own on the website - do you like ours?!
Make your own on the website - do you like ours?!

beccyrimmer

@Beccy Rimmer

Tattoo blogger, writer, dreamer, thinker. Aspiring teenage witch, crazy cat lady.

Follow

More from Author

We Recommend

Recent Staff Picks