The objective behind “Stories behind the Art” is to explain the stories behind tattoos. Over the years tattoos have gone from being frowned upon to more widely accepted. For some people a tattoo is a spur of the moment thing with no planing but for most it is a piece of art that holds meaning, a story, a memory. This project is to tell the stories behind the art that people have permanently etched into their skin. The following is a living growing collection of stories and photographs.