BHB community member “Nabeguy” gives us the why and how on his decision to get inked by our pal Adam Suerte of Brooklyn Tattoo who offered $27 Brooklyn Bridge tattoos this weekend in celebration of the span’s 127th anniversary:
So, what drives a man of 54 to decide to get his first tattoo? A mid-life crisis? A desperate attempt to remain “relevant”? A way of bonding with his kids? Well, for me, it was a little bit of all these things, but mostly it was the fact that Mr. Adam Suerte, co-owner and master artist of Brooklyn Tattoo, came up with an offer that even I, at my advanced age, couldn’t resist. In honor of the 127th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge, his shop ran a special promotion of tattoos for $27 each. Lest you think I did this for penury motives, the real kicker was the tattoo itself, the Brooklyn Bridge. Having grown up in its shadow, the bridge is, for me, the perfect symbol of my undying devotion to my Brooklyn roots, and what better way to put that devotion on display than with a tattoo? As I couldn’t make it the day of the promotion, Adam was gracious enough to allow me a private session and, knowing my love of the bridge, even came up with a unique design. Short of pulling a Brody, I can’t think of a better way to honor and celebrate the Bridge. Thanks Adam!