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Tattoo Stories with Michael Franti

Michael Franti stopped by the iHeartRadio Headquarters in NYC recently where he gave us some very candid insight into another art form he's passionate about: the ink on his body.

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    "I think instead of having a whole bunch of things like a NASCAR jacket – it should be one thing. Everything I do is symmetrical."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "The birds on my forearm go up into my hands and they turn into fish, and then into little arrows that go up. It's a prayer from Tahiti."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "The birds on my forearm go up into my hands and they turn into fish, and then into little arrows that go up. It's a prayer from Tahiti."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "My favorite is the most recent tattoo I have – these are hummingbirds...That's me (below, left), and that's Sara (below, right). She’s much sexier than me. When we first officially got together, we were at this place that was like a little hummingbird sanctuary."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "My favorite is the most recent tattoo I have – these are hummingbirds...That's me (below, left), and that's Sara (below, right). She’s much sexier than me. When we first officially got together, we were at this place that was like a little hummingbird sanctuary."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "This is another favorite one of mine. It says, 'Today I Pray For ______.' I write it in everyday, or Sara writes it in, or I meet a fan going through something and I'll write it in on my arm."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio
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    "My biggest inspiration is over there, Sara. She's my better half and she's amazing...She inspires me everyday and we're a great team."

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    Photo Credit: Shelby Case for iHeartRadio