What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

    I ran into Enrique in front of the Borders at Penn Plaza, a prime tattoo-spotting location, as regular readers of Tattoosday know.

    He sported three tattoos, including this fresh replica of his wings from the Air Force, where he was an E3 Airman 1st Class:

    Here's a sample of what this tattoo is based upon:
    This piece, along with the others, was inked by Sandy at Body Art in Manhattan. When the picture was taken, the ink was still drying, having been tattooed only a few days earlier.

    Most interesting to me was the line of Hebrew on the back of Enrique's bicep (seen at the beginning of the post)

    מה שלא הורג מכשל

    A nod to his father, who was in the Israel Defense Forces, the Hebrew translates to "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Interesting, there's a whole discussion of this phrase in Hebrew here.

    Enrique's third piece is still a work in progress, so is not pictured here, but the central element seems to be a traditional naval anchor in the middle of his left forearm.

    Thanks to Enrique for taking the time to talk to me about his ink, and sharing it here on Tattoosday!

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