Featured Show Us Your Tats – Issue 30 Recoil Staff March 20, 2017 Join the Conversation RECOIL is starting a new column dedicated to those who've emblazoned their flesh with firearms-related ink. This issue we kick it off with three that belong to our Social Media Editor David Merrill. All were originally done at Port City Tattoo in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 2006. Listed are the artists' current locations. Soldier's Grave Artist: Matt Beckerich Kings Avenue Tattoo, NYC Though not strictly a “gun tattoo” it certainly has a rifle as part of the centerpiece. After getting back from a tour overseas, initially I wanted a memorial tattoo specific to some of my good friends who passed. After some consideration on the fact that far more than just my individual friends gave the ultimate sacrifice, I decided on a modern interpretation of the Soldier's Grave to commemorate them all. It's located on my left forearm so I see it every single day. Thompson Artist: Axel Mercier Love Hate Social Club, NYC I got this one done for my grandfather. He only ever had positive things to say about the Thompson and his experience with them during his time in WWII. It seemed fitting. Kalashnikov Artist: Matt Beckerich Kings Avenue Tattoo, NYC I've always been a fan of the AK, even if it isn't my absolute favorite rifle. Delving into the history and development of the rifle was my first great leap into gunnerdery, and I'll always have a special affinity toward them. Got a gun tattoo you'd like to share? Please send some well-lit, high-resolution photos to [email protected] with the subject line: Show Us Your Tats. Please also list your name, the tattoo artist's name, the studio name and city in which it was done, and 50 to 70 words on what the tattoo is of and why you got it. All submissions become the property of TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Explore RECOILweb:Blade-Tech Competition BeltBushnell Launches Three New Lines of Hunting Optics – Prime, Nitro, and ForgeThe Woodman's Pal 75th Anniversary ContestHands on With The Aimpoint ACRO P-1 | SHOT 2019 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.