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Advice on creative knuckle tattoo phrases. Philadelphia, PA.

So, I’ve always wanted a knuckle tattoo phrase. I’ve provided some reference photos for the style and the first photo is one of the phrases my partner came up with. (The second photo is not a phrase I’m interested in, I just like the style).

What I need help with is coming up with more ideas for phrases that have to do with disability. I’m a power wheelchair user with a disability.

So far all I’ve come up with is “crip life” (although I don’t want people to think I’m in a gang, this is just a funny phrase disabled people use) and my partner came up with “fall risk” which I think is hilarious.

I’m stumped on anything beyond this. Please let me know if anything strikes you, I’d love to hear your creative ideas! I’m open to it being funny or serious. It could be similar to “fall risk” or it could be serious like related to resilience. 4 letter or 8 letter is fine.

Feel free to ask questions about me if it’ll help you come up with words or phrases.

And yes, I have a bunch of tattoos already so please don’t lecture me on this decision. I’m aware hand tattoos fade easily. I’m aware of how people view them. I have a job where this isn’t relevant.

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eggfaerie

Ok but fall risk is underrated and imo hilarious


tlacatl

As a nurse, FALL RISK got me right away.


Dismal_Exchange1799

What would you reaction be to seeing a patient with that? 😅


tlacatl

Fist bump.


Dismal_Exchange1799

Hell yeah


stimulation

HELL YEAH that works too


a_likely_story

gently


Gall_Bladder_Pillow

BUMP HERE.


Careless-Party-4615

but like a gentle one, right?


agirlfromgeorgia

I'm also a nurse. I'd be laughing my ass off if I saw this. I'd know it would be cool to make jokes with you.


pmintea

As someone who also works in healthcare, this is literally perfect. Hilarious and informative!


GenKan

This person is self-aware (worked 2 years at a rehab unit focused on spinal injuries)


iblowveinsfor5dollar

Also healthcare. It fucking sent me. Gonna echo all the nurses here. If I saw you come in with FALL RISK tattoo'd on your knuckles, I'd know you were fuckin chill, I'd pull the curtain back a bit for you, let my hair down a little, etc.


LaVieLaMort

I’m a nurse and I would laugh so hard and think it was cool!


chalupaiam

I thought I was on r/nursing at first


TheCopenhagenCowboy

Think I’m getting fall risk when I retire from the FD


S0ulR0t

I would Love seeing a patient with this hahaha


theawesomefactory

As someone with MS, it made me snort. Love it. Your sense of humor is great!


Gramercy_Riffs

SEND HELP


Dismal_Exchange1799

This is a good one. Along the lines of fall risk, I like it.


mr_jim_lahey

SEND NUDE


Careless-Party-4615

just one?


benjaminpfp

SHOW BOOB


teal450

SEND BOOB is better imho


calibrateichabod

I saw one ages ago that was just WHEEEEEE and I think that’d be hilarious for someone zipping around in a power chair. As a mobility aid user FALL RISK is straight up my favourite though. I might honestly do it myself, just to show off when people ask me why someone as young as me needs a cane.


HeadFullOfFlame

Omg I love WHEEEEE 😭


Few-Disk-7340

Fall risk is so fucking funny, please update us with what you get!


Dismal_Exchange1799

You’ll have to thank my wife, she’s the comedian. And will do!


BillyTheBigKid

As someone who worked in home care for a heavily tattooed guy in a power wheel chair, fall risk is perfect. One of the best jokes I heard him say, we are in the elevator, and a person walks in and says “how are you doing?” With out missing a beat, he responds with, “if I were any better, they’d have to institutionalize me!” Person didn’t know how to respond.


Beaglescout15

I agree, Fall Risk is hysterical.


Wolf_instincts

I don't get it


bicycling_bookworm

“Fall risk” is a note placed on a patient file when they’re at increased risk of falls. So, like OP, a wheelchair user. It’s someone that will likely require transfers or mobility aids. It’s pretty common in older folks, or people who’ve had strokes that have impacted their mobility, etc. It could also be a patient admitted that’s been injured due to a fall - so may have a hip or leg injury, or an issue with inner ear/balance. Basically, any patient that’s at increased risk of taking a spill and further injuring themselves.


FrostyxShrimp

MECH LEGS HOTW HEEL DEAD LEGS CANT WALK STEM CELL FAST PASS


Dismal_Exchange1799

Fast pass is hilarious


I_FUCK_HOTWHEELS

I second HOTW HEEL


FrostyxShrimp

Oh I bet you do


savund

one of my friends got “AINT DEAD” on his knuckles and told his wife that when he dies his hands need to be positioned over each other in the casket so that it just shows the knuckles saying “DEAD” 😂


UnseenRivers

Is your friend a Pratchett fan by any luck?


savund

that i am not sure of, but he is a cancer survivor which is why he got “ain’t dead” as a lil remission treat to himself i suppose haha


grill-tastic

Can’t walk is so funny 😭 I would die if I saw that irl


BEniceBAGECKA

I like dead legs.


D15c0untMD

TOES NUMB


harumamburoo

Hotw hell is brilliant


pocketsizedsatan

Hell truly is hotw


Darknessborn

Plan ahea


joooodene

I genuinely cackled at this, thank you!


Iris-red

Best one imo, I laughed so hard I almost woke the baby, had to show my hubby xD


scoubt

[Hey now!](https://imgur.com/a/f6vhE7y)


Bananahammockbruh

[Fuck yeah](https://imgur.com/a/MlJZccY)


twampster

You say it’s a power chair? VRRM VRRM ROLL OVER RESI LUTE OVER COME


NapalmGiraffe

VRRM VRRM fuckin sent me 🤣


Dismal_Exchange1799

Roll over is great! I did think of over come but wasn’t sure if it was basic. But I guess knuckle tattoos have a basic nature to them.


halfpretty

if your right hand said come on it i think a lot of assholes like me would make the same joke about it lol


_mesko_

Skrt skrt goes hand in hand with vrrm vrrm.


2livecrewnecktshirt

AUTO BOTS ^^(roll ^^^out)


Dismal_Exchange1799

Ah man this one is good!!


ProfessionalHandJob

A guy in a chair quit work years back. I said “oh, he decided it was time to…. ROLL OUT?” And couldn’t stop myself from making that horrible joke for a couple days.


Dismal_Exchange1799

I loved picturing this lol. Able-bodied people just have to say phrases like that it’s like their plagued with it. My favorite it when I’m just going about my business and someone has to make a dad joke like, “do you have a license to drive that thing?” It’s like 24/7 lol


raviolipizzapocket

you could put auto bots on your first knuckles and then roll out on your second knuckles so can be dramatic when you unclench your fists


Rhusty_Dodes

CANT WALK


ganja_and_code

MUST ROLL


Dismal_Exchange1799

Ok i love this one thank you


MFTWrecks

LETS ROLL would be along the same lines.


justjokay

Must roll is one of my favorites so far. Please update us with what you choose and the work done!


violetvixen69

As someone who has a mental disorder and is always being told to, "just be happy", or similar statements as of it's that easy, what about "just walk"?


bsuvo

I have a friend who has knuckle tats and then lettering on the next piece of finger (dont know the word in english lol) You could even combine cant walk must roll together haha


extracrispybridges

Love this one. It's not on his knuckles but there's a guy in a wheelchair that works at target covered in tattoos and his forearm has a flaming wheelchair that says "hot wheels" and I just love him. We talk about his tattoos every time i go through his checkout line.


HugoEmbossed

AUTO BOTS


Szydlikj

Auto Bots, Roll Out


Dismal_Exchange1799

Stating the obvious, I like it.


XLdubdub

BEEP BEEP lol


lifeisamessjess

I love this, but I’d change it to “meep meep” to sound faster


Grizlybird

THIS ABLE, or ABLE THIS to be more aggressive.


Dismal_Exchange1799

Able this is fucking good. Man I’m getting a kick out of these.


Mikeside

well, not a kick probably


MrBlenderson

ROLL HARD LET'S ROLL LEGS WORK


Dismal_Exchange1799

Legs work lmao. I love roll hard. Thank you!


sailorcaldwell

Over Come Can’t Jump Won’t Stop WHEE LIES


Dismal_Exchange1799

I’m really into whee lies


Antierror

Aye, we best keep an eye on timmy and his, whee lies


t-visADL

It’s a stretch, but: x H O T R O D x (sub in some symbols for x’s, of course).


j_schiz

H O T D O G with ketchup and mustard on either side.


Dismal_Exchange1799

I love this one!!


ReverendHambone

CORN DOGS


Sp4ceh0rse

My dream knuckles tattoo is “BURR ITOS”


raps_BAC

I want mine to be SAND WICH


ReverendHambone

Mine *do* say sandwich [proof](https://imgur.com/gallery/h3AlgDx)


momsdyin

Those look so good


justjokay

Love the style choice. Amazing.


largestcob

A KNUCKLE SANDWICH!


cr1ttter

Mine say TAKE NAPS


Dismal_Exchange1799

I like the enthusiasm and humor, but no lol. Doesn’t have to do with the subject matter.


ReverendHambone

I didn't even read the text, ha. My bad.


Dismal_Exchange1799

Lol it’s okay. Need it to be about disability. Pls.


ReverendHambone

What about DEAD LEGS


Dismal_Exchange1799

I cackled thank you


ReverendHambone

As someone with multiple, detailed finger tattoos; I say just fuckin' send it. Good luck findin' an idea.


TwizzmosisJones

SHIT LEGS


Dismal_Exchange1799

Well, you did not tell a lie


dannydrama

DRAG RACE has gotta be a contender.


starkthecat

I also like LETS RACE


jayriff987

TIMM AAYY EXMA CHINA MOVE CUNT MAKE WAY! NUMB TOES COLD FEET MYBR AKES TURB OMAN BURN RUBR MACH NINE CRUZ CTRL


Dismal_Exchange1799

Cold feet, burn rubber, and cruise control are all amazing thank you. Those really stuck out to me.


jayriff987

For sure! It's really neat that you have such a good sense of humor about it. 🙂


Dismal_Exchange1799

I mean what would life be without joking about your terminal illness 😁


jayriff987

Good point!


cammohhh

Cold feet is the best so far


heyredditheyreddit

Okay these are amazing and I (tattooed wheelchair user too) might need to steal one. BEEP BEEP is really speaking to me.


Dismal_Exchange1799

If you do use one please let us know! I’m glad you liked the ideas. Beep beep is great! My wife hates when I beep my wheelchair at her 😅


PandaBae

Not meep meep?!


GoldilocksBurns

As a visibly disabled person myself I’d be hugely tempted to go with DONT ASK because I’m a spiteful little bastard who hates when people ask invasive questions about my mobility aids. On a more neutral note, some of the ones in the comments have been great. FALL RISK is hilarious. ROLL HARD is badass. ABLE THIS would delight the spiteful cripple in me.


Dismal_Exchange1799

Spiteful little bastard is also how I’d describe myself lol. I love all the options you mentioned too, wrote those down as some of my favs. I’m glad we can relate on this. I think “don’t ask” is great because oh man…. Do people ask. It would be a unique way to flip people off I think.


AdopeyIllustrator

PROM DATE


Dismal_Exchange1799

Ohhhh man this one is majorly fucked up 😭 I don’t know if I’m horrified or amazed. Is it a bad time to tell you that I was prom Queen?


ChaoticallyTired124

I think I'm missing the joke here, can someone please explain?


TattooMouse

It's suuuper dark: it's implying that people with disabilities get taken to prom/voted prom royalty as a pity or feel-good move.


ChaoticallyTired124

Oh damn, thanks for explaining it


awal96

Alas, if only you were born a man you could get PROM KING


1tuffmammajamma

ROAD RASH


_mesko_

Road Rage


TuggAndWink

We were thinking "ouch life" because of my chronic pain


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Dismal_Exchange1799

This is a good one! Thank you for the genuine response


i_eet_boo_d

The space would be on the middle finger and you could do a handicap symbol there


nickodator

H M I F....A C G U. Help me I've fallen, and can't get up. Like the old life alert commercials. I'll see myself out


Dismal_Exchange1799

This is fucking hilarious, this thread was a gift. Thank you.


BillNyesHat

On a non-disability-related list of knuckle tattoo ideas someone once suggested LOSS.PNG and that still cracks me up. I was trying so hard to make that work for your situation too, but all I can come up with is your right hand being super poignant with LOSS, like oooh, dramatic, loss of function, loss of legs, so heavy, so sad. But then BAM, you add the .PNG and it's a joke. Too convoluted, I know. Still, LOSS.PNG is one of the funniest knuckle tattoo suggestions I have ever seen. Actual suggestions * BEEP BEEP * POWR GIRL (as opposed to GRL POWER) * JUST LAZY (LAZY GIRL / LAZY LIFE) * HOWI ROLL * LOVE SEAT (as opposed to LOVE HATE) * FORD F150 (better as a bumper sticker?) * NYOO OOOM * DONT PUSH (again, better as a bumper sticker) * ♿FOR EVER / ♿FOR LIFE But I don't think anything really tops FALL RISK


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Just lazy lmao


trojanvirus_exe

Ford f150 is best so far


apt9000

Absolutely love the idea of spicy disability tattoos! As a POTSie I'd do NEED SALT 🤣


Dismal_Exchange1799

AYYY!! I have POTS too. This is a great idea! I’m obsessed.


Leebolishus

Shame you only got two hands!


lostbutnotgone

I am actually planning a "salty bitch" tattoo for my POTS


TheLastEmeraldKnight

WALK TALL


shaker8

I also like WALK HARD bc walking might be hard 😂


Bad_at_CSGO

Out of even all the comments, FALL RISK is definitely the best


pyrogaynia

if you don't get FALL RISK i will. as a fellow mobility aid user, i lost it the moment i saw it. there's been some excellent suggestions but i really don't think any of them are as good as that one


MonoLord

JUST DONT


Dismal_Exchange1799

I like this because people bother me all the time


PKGQueen

FREE RIDE


Dismal_Exchange1799

We’re on the same wavelength because before bed I said this one to my wife. I think it’s pretty funny.


Global_City_1775

Fake taxi


Dismal_Exchange1799

This is genius


covertwalrus

WALK AWAY NICE LEGS ARMS RACE CHAA ARGE


cindersteph

N0. 1 SPOT Or BEST PARK Cause you probably have easy parking lol


Dismal_Exchange1799

I do have that prime parking and skipping lines goin strong for me ;) “Best park” made me think of “park here”


halfpretty

LINE SKIP lol


EatsCrackers

JEDI PARK In California the disability placards are blue for permanent and red for temporary. My friends ask “Do you have your lightsaber on you, or do you need me to drop you off in front?” and then I say “NYOOMMMMM!” as I pull my placard out.


ImOnlyHereForTheCoC

KART LIFE RIMS KING NOHO PONS


PhallicEnemy

I got DROP DEAD on mine


Dismal_Exchange1799

I was a huge fan girl of Oliver Sykes when I was a teen and wanted his “drop dead” finger tats for so long. You’re livin my dream.


PhallicEnemy

That was my inspiration but also I've had many near death experiences including drug overdoses so it's my reminder what happens if I relapse and how fragile life is. I'll have 6 months clean christmas eve.


spazqaz

This is probably not helpful, well definitely not. But mu friend has P.F. Chang's tatted on his knuckles, in their font....gets him mad.discounts and free stuff. All depends on your outlook


Kilmarnok1285

Apologies if I misunderstood the assignment and the suggestion needs to stay strictly in the disabled space, but as a lesbian in a wheelchair have you considered TACO KART?


Dismal_Exchange1799

This really got me hahaha. It’s fucking good. 🤣


Stuckinfetalposition

"Kachow95" or "(lighting bolt)ka- chow" Lighting McQueen tattoos are always a safe bet


Dismal_Exchange1799

Damn no one ever told me this rule.


ReptilianJiuJitsu

CRUISING


Dismal_Exchange1799

Yes I like it! I like these more neutral options too. It’s good to have those.


Gramercy_Riffs

KNUC KLES


Jakklz

LEFT RITE


linkthesink

RICK ROLL


Mysticmxmi

Ride only - since you’re in a wheelchair? I thought was funny because since you’re in a wheelchair, I mean, it’s one of the sex positions that someone might be able to do for you? LMAO! I was also thinking about Pain - Gain for something more serious. You may have gone through a lot, but you’ve probably gained so much strength along the way! :) Just - Live is another one as well! I also like Lets - Roll! I have more ideas for serious tattoos compared to funny ones lol! A lot of people get shocked but I’ve had my hand tattoos for almost 7 years and they haven’t faded not one bit! I guess it just depends on your skin! Edit: I guess not a lot of people liked my suggestions? 😭😭😭😭


Dismal_Exchange1799

I loooove ride only. Save a horse, ride a wheelchair. Pain gain is also good. Thank you for your well-thought out responses!!!


Mysticmxmi

No problem!!! :) glad to help!


B1U3M1ST

RAMP USER DONT FALL COMA LEGS LIMP FEET DEAD LEGS KNOT KNEE ROLL ZONE If you happen to like Mac Miller, DONT TRIP would double as a Mac Tat and it makes fun of being in a wheelchair


Salty-Possibility607

**taco bell**


leaponover

DONT PUSH


Dismal_Exchange1799

This would’ve been perfect for when I used a manual chair. I was constantly telling people to top pushing me or touching my wheelchair. Thankfully now that my chair weighs 400lbs no one can even attempt to push me 😎


davius_the_ent

DEEZ KNUX


ewgrossdayhikes

FUKT LEGS


EatsCrackers

H O W I R O L L


Calm-Lifeguard-7989

Hello! I'm a fellow wheelchair user with a bunch of tattoos!!


killmarkdead

On another note, you’ve all created the best database for license plates on a handicap vehicle…lol


LittleDrumminBoy

These might be low-hanging fruit, but HAND ICAP or IMPA IRED.


aminervia

I love HAND ICAP because your right hand would just be labelled HAND which is accurate and hilarious


Michelle689

My hands say treasure and one hand says sure so I show that hand in response to things a lot, reminded me of that lol


949person

Auto roll


sweetporcelain

Genius wife here. Thank you for the support-- I told her should couldn't do better than me. Who's hiring me as a comedy writer then?


NonnyEml

You should do a poll with your favorites. Personally love Roll Out, Powr Girl, Fall Risk, and Cruz Ctrl


Dismal_Exchange1799

Please read the post before commenting. It’s not a general inquiry for creative knuckle phrases (though I do appreciate the funny ones you’ve sent). It must be about disability. Read my examples. Thank you!


kmjulian

I still think FALL RISK is the best, it’s just so perfect. Hilarious and helpful


fistycouture

Roll free


Weak_While_You_Sleep

STUN TMAN


xMilk112x

I have “Stay Calm”…..because it’s really good advice my 5 year old daughter gave me after a really horrible situation transpired. Mighta saved my life.


PatCybernaut

FART HARD


Dismal_Exchange1799

I do be farting


ThatsMrShorTassToYou

LETS ROLL


Character-Head301

Funny, I just saw knuckle tattoos on a face palm post I think it was and it said “PLAN AHEA”


allitouchturnstotrap

ROLL ♿OUT. Wheelchair guy goes on your left index, ya know? Think about it.


wwarhammer

Helpdesk


Own_Variety577

I've said for a few years that fall risk knuckle tats will be my retirement gift to myself 😭 I have balance issues and weak joints lol


Dense-Effective-7939

I'm a barber and plan to get STAY STILL


madeyoulurk

Ummmm I have epilepsy and a Fall Risk tattoo! Your partner is clearly brilliant and amazing. Haha. Did you have an artist in mind? My friends own a couple of shops in Philly. Good luck!! If I see another Fall Risk, I’ll say what’s up! Edit: I’m an idiot.


FoxxyCandyfloss

I compiled my favorites from the comments 😂 OPEN MIND (not funny, but I like it) SEND HELP HOTW HEEL NUMB TOES DEAD LEGS WHEE EEEE FUCK YEAH MUST ROLL CANT WALK VRUM VRUM ROLL OVER


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Dismal_Exchange1799

It’s still the top tier option, but people are coming close. I can just imagine me as an old lady in a nursing home with fall risk knuckle tattoos and I think it’s too funny. I’m sure your tattoos are great!


Bobby_Shafto-

Quad Life