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The Story Behind Kelsey’s Coldplay Tattoo

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Picture of kelsey's Coldplay Tattoo
Kelsey’s Coldplay Tattoo

Me and my best friend decided to get the same tattoo a few years back, so we got a few stars on our wrist. I’d also gotten a butterfly on my arm after snapping up a cancellation while my friend was getting one done.

I decided I was going to get something in between both and was just going to get stars. I looked around a few places but hadn’t chosen a design or an artist yet. My dad used to sing Coldplay – Yellow to me when it first came out and I’ve always being a huge Coldplay fan. My dad passed away but instead of just getting ‘Dad’ I decided to get something that means something to me.

So here is my tattoo! I’m constantly getting compliments about it which are forwarded to my amazing artist. After a month or so I still can’t stop staring at it, its magical and I love it. To everyone else its just lyrics but to me it matters the most ;D


Tattoo Artist: Julie
Tattoo Studio: Sacred Fortune, Allerton Road, Liverpool

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Tattoo Story – Ms Bees Knees: Butterfly Geisha

Thursday, June 1st, 2006
black swallow tattoo

The famous Temple Tattoo in Oakland is right down the street from where I work. Freddy Corbain (mr nice guy) ownes the place and is world-known for his religious tattoos. His artists are also some of the best in the world, two being Jason McAfee and Jesse Tuesday.

I stopped by, checked out their books and fell in love with jesse tuesday’s japanese-inspired style. I booked my appointment (he’s booked a month in advance) and began drawing up my design. I then gave it to jesse, who sketched up a final piece and the rest is history… my geisha butterfly tattoo was created.

-ms bees knees (also see her Black Barn Swallow tattoo)
Tattoo by: Jesse Tuesday – Temple Tattoo, Oakland, CA