Monday, May 11, 2009

Family Comes First

Family Comes First

This is Patrik. He was taking his dog Nisse, a Bordweiler (Border Collie/Rottweiler), for a walk when I noticed him coming out of the apartment building in Handen. He was kinda easy to spot because of his new tattoo. Which says: Family Comes First. Thomas and Anne are his parents, and then comes the siblings. Patrik is on leave of absence from his job for something like one to three months. Sounds a bit odd doesn't it? The reason is that he works at the Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company, and a while back he was stopped by the police outside Jönköping while driving 121 km/h on a 90 km/h road. The police used a laser so the result was pretty accurate. And because of that he lost his licence for one to three months, the length is not yet decided. And as his employer has a very strict policy about that sort of thing, and that he will test drive the cars there, Patrik will have a few months to do whatever he wants. Had he been clocked at 120 km/h he would have kept his license. I'm guessing he thinks about that extra 1 km/h every now and then!

9 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice sentiment for a tatoo, but my guess is that the Swedish climate will not allow him to show it off too many months of the year:)

I was stopped once for a similar violation, but luckily I was under the arbitrary limit set for stricter penalties and so got off easier. At least summer time is not the worst of times to be free of work.

Jacob said...

What is it with tatoos? Is it the law, now?

Vogon Poet said...

I agree, he has a lot of time to think about that extra kilometer.

AB said...

I like the way Patrik has strategically positioned the tattoo to include more names as the years go by. He is obviously thinking of extending the family.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, yes, one km... Isn't Nisse a dwarf with a red cap?

Benjamin Madison said...

I very much admire your portraits and the text that goes with them describing the people you photograph - it inspires to try some myself.

Per Stromsjo said...

I would hope he thinks about those extra 31 km/h if he intends to get out on the roads again.

Good shot.

Nabeel said...

Now this is a thoughtful tattoo, I love it! Kudos to the guy!

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