Nov 4, 2021 - News
We judged your amazing Atlanta tattoos
A detailed tattoo of the Westin Peachtree Plaza with windows missing after the 2008 tornado
A masterpiece: a depiction of the Westin Peachtree Plaza after the 2008 tornado. Photo by Sam Parker/courtesy of James McConnell

Last week, we asked our dear readers to send us photos of their Atlanta-inspired tattoos. Sports teams, landmarks, notable people, whatever they may be.

Why it matters: People show civic pride in all kinds of ways, but nothing quite compares to a tribute to Atlanta made with ink that can only be removed by repeated laser treatments.

Without further ado, we present some of the best tattoos from readers. Please don't blame us if your parents find out about these.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won the random drawing for Axios swag.

A detailed tattoo of a phoenix covering a person's back
Photo courtesy of Toothpick

Judge's notes: That belongs in a museum.

A tattoo of a silhouette of the Atlanta skyline on a person's forearm
Photo courtesy of @AWALLUTD via Twitter

Judge's notes: Simple. Powerful. Atlanta.

A tattoo of an early bus and train logo of MARTA, metro Atlanta's transit system
Photo courtesy of @TKotak013 via Twitter

Judge's notes: Clever use and placement of the throwback MARTA logo gets a thumbs-up from the Axios Atlanta bureau.

Two arms with Atlanta United-inspired tattoos
Photo courtesy of @SantaUnited via Twitter

Judge's notes: Payin' homage to King Josef and the precious silverware.

A detailed tattoo of Hank Aaron hitting a home run covering a man's bicep, tricep, and shoulder
Photo courtesy of @jasonsdozier via Twitter

Judge's notes: The owner of this detailed tattoo of Hank Aaron hitting a home run is Jason Dozier, a City Council candidate running to represent a district not far from where the history-making moment happened.

A tattoo of the word "ATLien" in bubble letters the inside of a person's arm
Photo courtesy of @humblestOpinion via Twitter

Judge's notes: When the Little Green Men come to conquer us, they will know you are special.

A detailed tattoo of the Atlanta skyline with the Atlanta United logo behind it
Photo courtesy of @greggw7 via Twitter

Judge's notes: The detail is just magnifique, dear friend.

A tattoo of the logo of the Atlanta Thrashers, a defunct hockey team, on a person's shoulder
Photo courtesy of @MattyJay91 via Twitter

Judge's notes: Who says no one misses the Atlanta Thrashers?!?

A tattoo of the Atlanta logo featuring a phoenix and the word Resurgens
Photo courtesy of @BlakZakMorris via Twitter

Judge's notes: A true representation of the city's phoenix mascot, rising eternally from the ashes with a healthy dose of swagger.

And the winner is.........

Detailed color tattoo of a dinosaur pulling a bicycle in front of the Atlanta skyline and another color tattoo of Oakland cemetery
Photo courtesy of Steph Timms

Judge's notes: When Steph Timms was taken to the hospital after a serious bicycle accident, her bicycle was never recovered. She imagined a pterodactyl carrying her bike over iconic Atlanta landmarks. Timms thought that "was a much more fun story than the reality." The second tattoo features flowers and architectural details from Oakland Cemetery, where Timms often visited when she lived nearby.

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