New Orleans, LA - 2019-04-11
Alison: Some people think my knuckles say “fuck love,” which some days, that's appropriate.
I always wanted my knuckles done. I was really thinking about what I wanted. I had no idea for a year or two. I used to work at this metal bar in New York and it was a random Monday night. It was winter; I was covering a shift and there was nobody there. This guy came in. He was an artist. He sat at the end of the bar with me. We were the only two people in there for most of the night. We sat there for hours and we were just talking. Somehow we got on the subject of tattoos and I said, “Yeah I'm trying to figure out what I want on my knuckles.”
He was like, “Well let's play twenty questions, and I bet you by the end of it I'm gonna figure out what you're gonna get.” I was like, whatever. I got nothing to lose. He asked me all kinds of stuff about myself. They were in-depth questions about my family, my personality, all kinds of stuff. At the very end he was like, “Okay, I know what you're going to get. You're gonna get, ‘much love,’ “ and it was like he slapped me across the face.
I mean, you know me. I'm pretty sassy, and I can be harsh too but I have a lot of love for a lot of people, and I'm surrounded by a lot of love all of the time and I always have been. It was perfect.
BW: It is perfect for you. Anything else before I stop recording?
Alison: I'll love you forever.
BW: [Smile] I'll love you forever too.