Michael Ray’s “Penny Tattoo” Was Inspired by His Late Grandmother

MICHAEL RAY is a “tattoo guy.”  He’s got a lot of them, and each one probably has a pretty good story.  His new one comes with a VERY good story.  It’s a tattoo on his arm of a pennywith the year 1945 inked underneath.



He told CMT about it, quote, “When my grandfather passed away, I was up late doing his obituary and the slide show for his funeral.  At about 3:00 in morning, there was this typical, this-cannot-get-any-worse moment.  Everything was going wrong.

“I said to him, ‘You’ve got to give me a sign.’  I looked down and saw a penny on the ground.  My grandmother’s nickname was Penny.  I picked that penny up, and now anytime anything monumental happens, I find another penny.”

He’s not exaggerating.  He’s played the Grand Ole Opry 35 times, and has found a penny every single time.

Quote, “I’ve always found them randomly before I walk onstage.”