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Kevin "Spanky" Long

Photograph By Jonathan Mehring

Professional skateboarder Kevin "Spanky" Long has spent the last 15 years circling the globe with a tight-knit crew of friends. During his time on the road, Long has collected a travel guide in tattoos that commemorate inside jokes and epic trips. Most of his ink has been "stick and poke" with a needle, string and India ink, having been given to him by his closest friends. Of his permanent mementos, Long says, "[If they were done] in the moment or signify something, really bro ... I don't care what it looks like, because it's just like a charm."