May 25, 2015


Slideshows

Skin and bare it

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo
“I just admire her as an artist.”
Total tats: more than 30
Sexy, blood-spattered zombie holding a human heart
“It’s actually my mom. She’s my best friend and she likes zombies and cheesy horror films. She loved the tattoo. She cried when she saw it.”
Swallow, musical notes and the words: “I would rather be an open sinner than a false saint”
“About six years ago, I was working at Polo Park mall and I saw this guy coming down the escalator and he had it on his shirt. I loved it; it’s so me. Those words stuck with me for six years.”
Total tats: 6
Winged diamond with the words “Use Your Life” and the lyrics “The world goes and flutters by”
About the latter: “It was one of my favourite songs as a kid,  by a band called Jonsi. It’s just about the pristine quality of life and how you only live once. 
Total tats: 2 (He also planned to get a maple leaf in honour of Canada Day.)
Skulls, flowers, woman’s head and the Coco Chanel quote: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” 
“The art is just random. I just think the body is a canvas so I put pretty pictures on it. I’m, like, totally obsessed with Coco Chanel, and that quote is something I kind of live by.”
Total tats: 3
Sexy street sweeper and banner with the words: “A Good Street Sweeper Lives Here”
“It’s based on a quote from a Martin Luther King speech. Everything I do, I want to do to the best of my ability. This is a solid reminder.”
Total tats: 4
Mr. Mackey (school counsellor on South Park) and his catchphrase: Drugs are bad . . . mmm, kay?
“I went through some dark times with drugs and it’s a reminder not to go back. Plus I really like the show.”
Total tats: 9
Lips
“I got them with my ex-boyfriend. He’s got a matching set. We were walking down Osborne and the tattoo artists were standing outside the shop. They said they were bored and offered us a deal.”
Total tats: 5
100% Death Proof — with skull and crossbones 
“I’ve slipped the noose many times, so it’s not just after the (Quentin Tarantino) movie. I’m an avid cyclist and as everyone who rides a bike in Winnipeg knows, you’re taking your chances. I’ve been hit two or three times. This is a reminder to be grateful for what you’ve got. 
Total tats: 4
His ’n hers matching house numbers — 604
“It’s our house address — and our commitment. Instead of having a big wedding, we bought a house. He got his in Vegas, and then I went six months later, to the same artist.”
Total tats: 4

Brutus
“It’s my dog. He was a Rottweiler and a Doberman. I had him for eight years, but we had to put him down because he got cancer in his paw. I loved that dog; he was my best friend. I watched the movie Marley & Me and bawled my eyes out.”
Total tats: 9
Figure with a bar-code head carrying a briefcase and a shopping bag and the words: “You can’t buy back your life”
“We spend a lot of time to earn money to spend on things. You can’t buy back this time you spent to get the money. Maybe it’s time to spend more time on things that don’t cost money but that make life beautiful and enjoyable.”
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo “I just admire her as an artist.” Total tats: more than 30 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Sexy, blood-spattered zombie holding a human heart “It’s actually my mom. She’s my best friend and she likes zombies and cheesy horror films. She loved the tattoo. She cried when she saw it.” - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Swallow, musical notes and the words: “I would rather be an open sinner than a false saint” “About six years ago, I was working at Polo Park mall and I saw this guy coming down the escalator and he had it on his shirt. I loved it; it’s so me. Those words stuck with me for six years.” Total tats: 6 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Winged diamond with the words “Use Your Life” and the lyrics “The world goes and flutters by” About the latter: “It was one of my favourite songs as a kid, by a band called Jonsi. It’s just about the pristine quality of life and how you only live once. Total tats: 2 (He also planned to get a maple leaf in honour of Canada Day.) - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Skulls, flowers, woman’s head and the Coco Chanel quote: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” “The art is just random. I just think the body is a canvas so I put pretty pictures on it. I’m, like, totally obsessed with Coco Chanel, and that quote is something I kind of live by.” Total tats: 3 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Sexy street sweeper and banner with the words: “A Good Street Sweeper Lives Here” “It’s based on a quote from a Martin Luther King speech. Everything I do, I want to do to the best of my ability. This is a solid reminder.” Total tats: 4 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Mr. Mackey (school counsellor on South Park) and his catchphrase: Drugs are bad . . . mmm, kay? “I went through some dark times with drugs and it’s a reminder not to go back. Plus I really like the show.” Total tats: 9 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Lips “I got them with my ex-boyfriend. He’s got a matching set. We were walking down Osborne and the tattoo artists were standing outside the shop. They said they were bored and offered us a deal.” Total tats: 5 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
100% Death Proof — with skull and crossbones “I’ve slipped the noose many times, so it’s not just after the (Quentin Tarantino) movie. I’m an avid cyclist and as everyone who rides a bike in Winnipeg knows, you’re taking your chances. I’ve been hit two or three times. This is a reminder to be grateful for what you’ve got. Total tats: 4 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
His ’n hers matching house numbers — 604 “It’s our house address — and our commitment. Instead of having a big wedding, we bought a house. He got his in Vegas, and then I went six months later, to the same artist.” Total tats: 4 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Brutus “It’s my dog. He was a Rottweiler and a Doberman. I had him for eight years, but we had to put him down because he got cancer in his paw. I loved that dog; he was my best friend. I watched the movie Marley & Me and bawled my eyes out.” Total tats: 9 - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press
Figure with a bar-code head carrying a briefcase and a shopping bag and the words: “You can’t buy back your life” “We spend a lot of time to earn money to spend on things. You can’t buy back this time you spent to get the money. Maybe it’s time to spend more time on things that don’t cost money but that make life beautiful and enjoyable.” - Darren Fast / Winnipeg Free Press

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