The Tattoo Files – Martin Barker

December 13, 2013

It is now time for another installment of the Tattoo Files series. this time I convinced my friend and co-worker Martin to pose for a couple of portraits and tell us all about his passion for tattoos. We took these photos at lunch time, while hiding in a meeting room. thank goodness no one barged in on us as it would look quite the weird thing to do!

Name, Age, Location:

Martin Barker, 23, Grantham

When did you get your first tattoo and what was it?

When I turned 18 and planned to have my one and only tattoo (That failed) I watched Dead Poets Society and discovered the concept of Carpe Diem! And Seize the day I did πŸ™‚

Which one is your favourite?

The marathon details on my leg, not only because I achieved my aim of running a marathon, but also as it is my own handwriting and so no one else will have that font.
Do you have any that you regret? (If so, why?)

I don’t really regret any as at the time when I got them I know I would have been feeling pumped and so it was worth it for that, but possibly PMA- I’m all for positive mental attitude but I probably could have come up with something a bit more creative.

Any plans for acquiring more art?

After acquiring quite a few quotes I want either an Orangutan under my arm pit swinging from my armpit hair or I will draw a comic book of the highlights of my life.

See also: Emma North


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  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House December 13, 2013 at 09:12

    I love tattoos, this is awesome!! He has some very cool ones too. One of the ideas he plans to do under his arm pit is hysterical, I want to see that if he does it, hahaha!! Happy Friday doll xx

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 14:54

      I know! He’s really funny πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vix December 13, 2013 at 16:35

    What an interesting read. i’m always fascinated by the story behind strangers tattoos and often quiz them when I’m drunk! xxx

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 14:57

      Same here, although I tend not to ask πŸ™‚

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage December 13, 2013 at 16:37

    ^^ Vix lozzzz

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 14:57


  • Reply Connie* December 14, 2013 at 03:14

    Like Vix, I always want to know the stories behind them but I don’t want to be too snoopy. I’m really curious to see the marathon tat on his leg. I’m sure you could convince him to take his pants off!

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 15:02

      I probably wouldn’t try that in the office- doing these was already a bit naughty hahaha

  • Reply Hollie December 15, 2013 at 00:51

    Cool post. I love his idea of the monkey in the arm pit hair as a next tattoo

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 15:02

      Hilarious, isn’t he?

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