Tuesday, July 26, 2011

wild rovers

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

Carl Jung (26 july 1875 -1961) psychiatrist,
founder of analytical psychology

welcome to tattoo tuesday on the mouse - a new quasi regular series!

this weekend was the cleveland irish cultural festival, with the exception of a tattoo convention, there are few gatherings where one encounters so much inked flesh in one location. it was great!

thanks to jason (above), matt (in the middle - matt & his partner jen are were visiting from johnstown, pa and are part of a celtic musical group called tree the band), and the woman below, whose name i either forgot or didn't get, for letting me snap their artful skin and giving the thumbs up so i could share their creative expressions on the mouse!



tree the band performing the wild rover - a staple for celtic musicians everywhere. geez, we probably heard the song a half dozen times this weekend!

the wild rover is often considered a drinking song and can be heard in irish pubs and at every irish festival one attends; ironically the song is a temperance song and first gained popularity during the 1840s and spread from scotland to america with the temperance movement.

8 comments:

karena said...

I'm enjoying the tattoo posts. Those are some pretty amazing works of art.
Two thumbs up on these!

Steve Reed said...

That's definitely some dramatic ink! I love seeing huge artful tattoos, though I don't think I'd ever get one myself. I'm too afraid of what they'd look like should I be lucky enough to get to 80.

Alan Burnett said...

Tattoo Tuesday - a wonderful idea. But you are one brave person to capture all those tattoo'd limbs.

Roy said...

Tattoo Tuesdays, eh? If this is an example, this is gonna get interesting!

tut-tut said...

It's amazing what the artists are able to create.

Betsy said...

there is some amazing art there! I love their smiles and how proud they of them. :)

Daisy said...

I'm inspired to get a tatoo for my 75th birthday ... something with wrinkles? ;-)

Kate Hanley said...

Love the tattoos. I don't think I could ever get one but my neighbors are covered in ink.