New Orleans, LA - 2019-08-12
I met this young couple while they were vacationing in #NewOrleans and asked them to tell me about Patrick’s Knuckle tat.
Patrick: When I got this tattoo I was 18. I came across a guy that did basement tattoos. I was sitting there trying to think of two four-letter words. What I came up with was something I never got through my family. “Bold Love” came to mind.
Obviously whatever tattoos you get your children are going to be intrigued about. They're gonna be like," What does that mean, dad?" and I'm gonna tell them, " I got this for you guys a long time ago.”
BW: You said you didn't get that when you were a kid. Was it not available in the house?
Patrick: I got a different kind of love. Don't get me wrong, I had a great childhood. But I saw other people's relationships with their family and it was completely different. My family was very disconnected from me. They didn't really have many emotional things to offer. They weren't involved. I really want that for my children.
BW: She's looking at you right now like she has bold love for you.
Christine: I do. I do have so much love for this man. I adore tattoos and to get them in a bold place means something and when I saw his "Bold Love" tattoo, I had to take a second look.
I fell in love with him so hard. Bold Love sums up our entire experience. We've been together for eight months and we've already gone to Europe and spent three months there. Now we're on our way to Canada so I can introduce him to my father.