Tattoos: Truly an addiction.

The pen IS mightier than the sword, and Nathan Mastrud‘s needle is mightier still. See Nate and the other great artists at Addictions Tattoo & Piercing for your next piece.

Yes, I am still on summer hiatus. And, yes, a new tattoo fits that fact perfectly.

Look closely. See how the tip of the pen features a sword. See how the tip of the pen is piercing my skin. See how the red ink flows.

Black ink. Red ink. They’re the tools of my trade. Along with not giving a shit what people think.

Love you all. Hope your summer is amazing so far.

P.S. – If you live in the Fargo-Moorhead area, make sure you go to Addictions Tattoo & Piercing. Nate Mastrud does my tattoos, but I wouldn’t hesitate to engage any one of the artists there.

Personal logo of Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, blogger ( nonprofit founder ( and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


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