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Cruise Ink–Gainesville, FL


“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye.  As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”

-V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives

Hey Cracking Spines fans!

For all of you out there who are inked and inspired (or wannabe inked and inspired) my friend Collin Jordan is a great up and coming tattoo artist known as Cruise Ink and he’s based out of Clockwork Studios in Gainesville, FL. His unique style is a blend of traditional meets modern whimsy and he’s definitely a rising star to keep your eye on. I know where I’ll be the next time I’m in Florida. Collect your own original Jordan before it’s too late!



Paris 9-22-12

We just got back from our weekend in Paris and it was absolutely amazing! We got to see Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Arch of Triumph, and even climb the Eiffel Tower. There were delicious pastry shops everywhere and everyone seemed to be carrying a baguette. (Haha… No lie.) Every morning I’d eat a fruit tart or some bread for breakfast. They had gorgeous open-air markets full of fresh meat, fish, cheese, olives, and produce. I loved it. Everyone had a great sense of style and the atmosphere was great.

Jason and I even visited the famous Love Lock Bridge, where couples hook locks to a fence to symbolize their unbreakable bond. We left something of our own behind 🙂 

If I spoke French it’d be a perfect place to live. As it was, we were kind of bumbling American tourists, but everyone seemed friendly about it.

Below is a slideshow of our trip for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

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