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Posted: 3/3/2007 9:36:55 AM
<---------- Here is mine. It's in the small of my back. Yes...I have a tramp stamp


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Posted: 3/3/2007 10:11:16 AM
While I'm not a person who would ever get a tattoo (at least I think so) I LOVE looking at other peoples tattoos! Everyone here has nice work done.

Blue,
I think that this "generation" of kids will ALL have tattoos (Almost all, anyway) so that will not be so troublesome on the job. Their bosses will probably have tattoos as well.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 10:37:37 AM
I don't have any pics of the one that I have at the moment. It was my 18th birthday present to myself It is Winnie the Pooh with some flowers around it. That was 12 years ago, and I still love my Pooh bear!!!!

I know what my next few will be though. I have a butterfly with fairy wings (my dad calls it a butterfly on crack ) that I drew a long time ago that I LOVE. I also found a lighter with a fairy on it that has celestial symbols in her wings that I really like. I have had this lighter in my jewelry box for almost 10 years now lol

But I think that my next will be a mothers celtic knot, with my sons initials in it. I have wanted something to do with DS since he was born, but could never come up with anything. I call him my angel bear, but I have a feeling that if I get an angel teddy bear with his name under it, people will think that he isn't with us any longer. I am about 75% irish, so a celtic knot would fit


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Posted: 3/3/2007 11:05:50 AM
In the past I will admit that I have been guilty of being judgemental about tatoos. I always grew up with the thought that they were "naughty" but honestly I think they are beautiful. I cannot see myself getting one with the exception of something small with my husband and kids names and in some way presenting my heritage. Somewhere that no one but me would see. However I just had a thought for those of you that don't like them. Maybe you could consider them to be just like jewelry. We all wear our jewelry because it is a statement in some way. Our wedding ring, a birthstone for someone we love, earrings that were our grandmothers etc. Tatoos just happen to be jewelry you don't take off every night before you go to bed



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Posted: 3/3/2007 11:56:45 AM
NikkoleLynn - thank you! surprisingly my wrist didn't really bother me. i was expecting it to be painful.. not to mention he was quick about it. my sister's feet took probably about 15 hours or so total. she did the orange one first and was going to have the other one "kissing" but they changed the design to the yin/yang thing. once she was healed he did the other foot. she said it was definitely painful. the guy that ours is really great. really nice and makes you very comfortable.


with regard to the other posts..
i have another tattoo and she has a couple more. my other sister (her twin) also has two.. i can tell you that we were all apprehensive about her feet being completely covered, but she's pleased and ultimately that's all that matters. it's also an area that can be completely covered should she choose. i've had mine just over a year and people i see daily still don't know that it's there. when they do see it they enjoy it just as much as i do. it does not reflect on my capabilities or make it difficult to get a job. it is an older way of thinking. you can watch any of the shows (miami ink, inked, etc) and see that all ages, professions, and otherwise are getting tattoos for a multitude of reasons. we're not chasing you around with a needle telling you to color yourself.. so allow us to express ourselves in the manner that we choose.


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Posted: 3/3/2007 12:16:38 PM
Wow someone certainly has their britches on a bit too tight. Judgmental much? Good grief.


I truly have a hard time when I see someone who has gotten them because it just looks trashy and cheap to me


Key words here, "to me"! You sure must think a LOT of people look trashy and cheap. It's unattractive to who, YOU and a handful of other people? Maybe I think your hair-do is unattractive, but that's an opinion I'd keep to myself rather than be rude. In this day in age having a tattoo or several rarely lowers your opportunity of find a decent job. As for what a man might think of tattoos, I personally could care less. I'm happily married to a man who got a tattoo with me on the dame day I had mine done. If a man were to pass judgment on me for having a tattoo or piercings then he certainly isn't someone I'd want around me anyway. There are greater things in life to be concerned about. Your comment about a cry for attention is seriously laughable. Perhaps instead of being so negative about the idea of tattoos you should ask those who have them why they chose the design they did. You'll find that majority of the reasons people get tattooed are very personal, and meaningful. They have stories, not for the "look at me! look at me!" aspect.







Carrie, I love it!!!


Thank you!




Carrie- Nice tattoo! My aunt has a jack skellington too. Aren't you going to be getting more soon? I thought I had seen you post something about getting two more.


Thank you! Your aunt does as well? How cool!! Yep, I'm planning on getting 'The Pumpkin King' on my left arm, same size and spot on my right arm. I also have the Celtic motherhood knot with two stars outside of it to represent my children, and a shamrock to represent the baby we lost. As well as a trinity knot with three shamrocks inside. I had hoped to get my motherhood knot a few months back but we moved and I'm now searching for a new artist.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 12:25:24 PM
Hopefully this works. I have only posted one other picture before and that was a couple of years ago.

Here is my tattoo. It's a swan inside of a frienship rose.

I want another tat but still not sure what to get. Whatever it is will have all three of my sons names in it.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 1:03:20 PM
Yeah we have them at least twice a year! I just got some color added to my 1/2 sleeve! I am also getting a manatee, a small star on my neck and a really bright flower on my ankle! Im gonna try to see if someone here knows how to put pics on here!


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Posted: 3/3/2007 1:17:50 PM
NurseSweets....I peamailed ya.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 2:08:44 PM
I hate to break the news to you, but my opinion is not the minority regarding this. If it was so many job places would not have policy against visible tattoos.




I am also mature enough to wear appropriate attire to a job interview, and mine is in a location where it can be covered up quite easily.


So, uh why would you need to cover it up and what does maturity have to do with it if it is no big deal?

Yeah we have them at least twice a year! I just got some color added to my 1/2 sleeve! I am also getting a manatee, a small star on my neck and a really bright flower on my ankle! Im gonna try to see if someone here knows how to put pics on here!



Yeah we have them at least twice a year! I just got some color added to my 1/2 sleeve! I am also getting a manatee, a small star on my neck and a really bright flower on my ankle! Im gonna try to see if someone here knows how to put pics on here!

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If you were my nurse with tattoos all over you I would ask to have a different nurse. It is just gross to me. A nurse with a pitt bull. Go figure.
I'm sure your medical training will come in handy when it mauls a child. Sheesh!

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Posted: 3/3/2007 2:16:13 PM

If it was so many job places would not have policy against visible tattoos.


Policies on tattoos in the work place have changed tremendously in recent years. Check your calendar, it should say 2007.




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The word is Persevere. It's the motto for the National Neimann-Pick Disease Foundation. My cousin's 13 yo dd died from the disease last year. I got the tattoo the day before her funeral, last July. It was something like a catharsis...physical pain to help deal with emotional pain. It was my first and, so far, my only. I love it and get compliments on it all the time.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 2:36:39 PM

A nurse with a pitt bull. Go figure.


Because we all know that professional people do not own pitbulls. The next thing you are going to say that they are mean dogs.
Is this where I can use the line: Stereotype much? I have always wanted to say it since it is so in vogue here.




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Posted: 3/3/2007 3:03:35 PM

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I hate to break the news to you, but my opinion is not the minority regarding this. If it was so many job places would not have policy against visible tattoos.





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I am also mature enough to wear appropriate attire to a job interview, and mine is in a location where it can be covered up quite easily.
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So, uh why would you need to cover it up and what does maturity have to do with it if it is no big deal?

Yeah we have them at least twice a year! I just got some color added to my 1/2 sleeve! I am also getting a manatee, a small star on my neck and a really bright flower on my ankle! Im gonna try to see if someone here knows how to put pics on here!




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Yeah we have them at least twice a year! I just got some color added to my 1/2 sleeve! I am also getting a manatee, a small star on my neck and a really bright flower on my ankle! Im gonna try to see if someone here knows how to put pics on here!

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If you were my nurse with tattoos all over you I would ask to have a different nurse. It is just gross to me. A nurse with a pitt bull. Go figure.
I'm sure your medical training will come in handy when it mauls a child. Sheesh!


Everyone else that answered you on this thread was in no way insulting, nor did they get personal with you. While it is OK for everyone to have their own opinion on things I for one felt that this was completely uncalled for.

Furthermore, it's becoming more and more widely accepted to have tattoos and/or piercings due to breaking all of the "conventional" beliefs on them that the current generation has done. I personally have a visible tattoo (if I'm wearing capris or skirts) and I held a very good job at a major corporation. I also wore a skirt to my interview and it in no way caused any problem.

I also think that the remarks that you made to the poster about her pet was extremely rude. On many levels.

You are entitled to your opinion, but don't expect it to go well for you if you're going to be so abrupt and inflammatory in your opinions.


ETA: In order to clarify before it's asked, I no longer have the very good job because I bought my own business. I suppose that because I have a tatoo you would have thought that I wouldn't be able to purchase a business, or have any "decent" customers, when really I haven't had a single problem with this at all...

oh, and I've had the tat since I was 21, I never had a problem getting a job


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Posted: 3/3/2007 3:11:08 PM

I hate to break the news to you, but my opinion is not the minority regarding this. If it was so many job places would not have policy against visible tattoos.


Really? Because I have never met a person who had a problem with tattoos and have heard very few people say anything negative about them. Why did you come in this thread if you think people with tattoos are so trashy? The title clearly states its a picture thread for people to post their tattoos. If you think it's so trashy, don't come in the thread. Simple.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 3:50:34 PM
I know there are more peas with tattoos here! come out ladies and post some pics!



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Posted: 3/3/2007 3:53:56 PM
I am not sure why any of you are wasting your typing on bluer than blue.
"Kelly" that is a beautiful butterfly & the reason for getting it...is absolutely wonderful!!!! I do not have any, but would love to get something done. My DH & I have talked about it, but still have not decided what to get. All your pics of tattoos are wonderful & great for ideas! Promise not to copy any though...don't waste anymore time on bluer than blue ignorance is stuipidity!!!


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Posted: 3/3/2007 3:57:19 PM
I took a long time to decide what I wanted. When I finally decided was the same time the news hit that AIDS was thought to be related to needles. Of course tattoo parlours were viewed with suspicion so I chickened out. That was 25 years ago and I never revisited the issue. Thank goodness we learned better.

Every few months my wife talks about getting a tat. I encourage her but she's chicken too. I like the designs that go around the ankle.

I suspect we'll remain an ink-free house but I've enjoyed looking at everyone else's here. Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: 3/3/2007 4:06:33 PM

I am not sure why any of you are wasting your typing on bluer than blue

I think because we think it is so close minded and frankly funny to know that there really is people like this out there. It is sort of entertaining you know.




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Posted: 3/3/2007 6:24:26 PM
This is on my right shoulder... it is probably about 3 inches or so. I love it... just wish I could see it! I got this in 2003 when I was vacationing in AZ with Kelly (Wadesgirl). Sorry the pic is not the best... it was taken right after I got it so it is kinda red in some spots.

ETA: Hubby and I are going to get matching tattoos sometime this year. Japanese symbol for love with a heart intertwined.




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Posted: 3/3/2007 8:31:59 PM
Kelly- I really like your butterfly, the colors looks great! The meaning behind it is great too.

LoriAnn- your dragonfly is so pretty! I love how the wings look transparent.



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Posted: 3/3/2007 9:41:56 PM
I like the jewelry analogy. For me each tattoo represents things in my life. Strength is on my back. It will be added to on wednesday. The roses and raindrops on my foot represent my duaghters Michaela Raine and Emma Rose. The gerber daisy on my other foot is my favorite flower. And the believe reminds me every day to believe in me.

I love my tattoos and have never had a problem getting a job and also owned my own business. But I also live my life to each their own. I suppose I am just way more open minded than you and have learned not to judge a book by its cover.




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Posted: 3/4/2007 9:05:18 AM
I just got my first tattoo a little over a month ago. I'm probably one of the last people my friends would expect to get a tattoo, but I've wanted one for years and thought long and hard about it. It has no special or specific meaning for me, except that maybe I've become more open-minded and accepting of tattoos. Maybe it was a coming of age and acceptance of myself, without sounding too "deep" and thoughtful about it.
Anyway, it's on the top of my foot and I love it. It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, although a couple of times I cringed a little! I'd do it again in a heartbeat and have to admit I'm thinking about the possibility of getting another one! Now if would just get warm, so I can wear sandals or go barefoot to show it off!!








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Posted: 3/4/2007 9:19:02 AM
I would probably never get a tattoo but I have 2 sons and they both have several. My middle son has about 14 tat's. My older one has about 3. Most of his do not show when he is working, unfortunately a lot of people will judge him for all his tat's. He is not out for attention, was not deprived or neglected as a child. Just loves his ink. Both boys are musicians (as a hobby) and middle son will be going to L.A. this month to go to music producing school.

I think "older" people will judge the younger ones with tattoo's. I remember when I was younger it was the "scary" people, the guys who just got out of jail that were covered in tattoo's. That is not the case any more. I bet I know more people with tat's than w/o.

DH and I would probably never get a tattoo but that is just our choice. Knowing our kids and their friends with them they are all good kids and not to be judged just b/c of their tat's.

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Posted: 3/4/2007 10:13:03 AM
Thank you Nicole and Theresa.
I waited until I was 38 yo to get one, after thinking about it since my early 20s. Then suddenly, I knew what I wanted and got it that very day. Luckily for me and my impulsiveness, the tattoo artist was really good.

I need to take a recent picture so you can see how nice the coloring turned out after it healed. It's still really vivid.

I'm always thinking of a new one to incorporate my husband and kids somehow. Maybe someday.



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Posted: 3/4/2007 10:28:15 AM
I love all the pics. My girlfriends and I are all turning 40 in the next few years (I am next year) and we are talking about each getting a tatoo to celebrate our 40th and I also am thinking about getting my belly button pierced. My one girlfriend already got her bellybutton pierced a few years back. This is an idea I have been tossing around in my head for the last few years or so. And getting one for my 40th birthday would not be "acting out". It would be celebrating the woman I have become and how much I have grown as a person. In fact if you asked me 10 years ago about tatoos I would have said no, won't do it, not exactly classy, etc. But I so don't want to be the person I was 10 years ago, I was not happy with who I was and where I was spiritually at that time.

Tatoos are becoming more and more accepted in today's society as the "stereotypes" that were drilled in our heads growing up about people that have tatoos are broken. In fact body art has been around since the dawn of mankind, I don't see what the big deal is. In fact I am finding it fascinating when you hear the stories behind the tatoos people get. In fact for those peas who find tatoos tacky or repulsive, watch the show Miami Ink. You learn so much about the human spirit and how body art is a way for a lot of people to heal and move on. It may not be for you, but who are you to judge if it is appropriate for others?


Thanks for the ideas girls.

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Posted: 3/4/2007 10:47:03 AM
Ria, go for it! I got my tattoo for my 51st birthday and if I had the body for it, I'd get my belly button pierced.





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Posted: 3/4/2007 10:51:16 AM
I got this tat about 6 months ago. It was a memorial tat for my dad and mom. Dad had a hula girl tat from his time in the Army in Hawaii. I wanted something kinda old school like his. I got purple flowers because my mom's name was violet.




As for all of those posting negatively towards us with tats.....

Why did you open the thread????



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Posted: 3/4/2007 11:21:10 AM
Why are there so many butterflies, fairies, and Celtic or Chinese symbol tattoos? It seems like those four things have pretty much cornered the tattoo market. Why?

My friend has an olive on her wrist, and "I love peanut butter" on her hip. They're my favourite tattoos ever.

I am contemplating getting "Ex Libris" written on my wrist. I'm not sure I'm ready.



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Posted: 3/4/2007 7:43:40 PM

I got this work done yesterday. My sisters and I went together and each of us had a tattoo inked on our backs symbolizing our sisterhood. The initial on the top is mine and the symbols represent both of my little sisters. This is my third tattoo. My second tattoo is my avatar. The symbol stands for mother. I also have a frog on my hip/butt.



but I just don't get it.


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Posted: 3/4/2007 7:57:15 PM
I work in healthcare and our hospital's policy on tattoo's is that if they are offensive- they need to be covered up. i.e. a naked woman or someone sticking their middle finger up, etc. I really don't see how a flower, animal, tribal, names, etc can be "offensive". I could, however, see how a grim reaper could be "offensive" in healthcare

I have 2. I posted my DD's feet earlier, but also have a tribal on the small of my back that I don't have pics of.

My coworker has 14 various tattoos on her body- including her zodiac sign on the inside of her wrist (visible). The others are on her back, foot, and legs and one on her boob (we actually went together to get our most recent- I got DD's feet and she got her son's zodiac w/ his name on her leg). I want one on the back of my neck but am not sure what I want... and if/when I have another child- I will get their feet and name tattooed right below DD's.

I agree with one of the other posters that tattoos are becoming so popular that most people doing the hiring for a job have tattoos themselves, so the hire-ee won't need to worry about it. Also, we are all getting older... as the older generations die off- and we become the older generation, I think people withOUT tattoos will be in the minority so it won't be an issue anymore... and when people say "Just think how you will look when you are 80...", I'll look at the person next to me and theirs will be in the same shape as mine!

BTW, I love the pics of everyone's ink! I hope more people hop in here and show off theirs!!



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Posted: 3/4/2007 8:12:02 PM

Why are there so many butterflies, fairies, and Celtic or Chinese symbol tattoos?


I knew that a butterfly was an incredibly common tattoo going in, but it was what fit the situation. E'trece(my cousin's dd, whom the tattoo is memorializing) physically deteriorated over the last several years of her life, to the point of being couch or bed-bound and now she is free. Her favorite song was "I Believe I Can Fly".

Also, I've had a difficult life and I've managed to create a lot of good for myself, regardless of obstacles that are constantly thrown in my path. Butterflies represent metamorphosis and freedom and the word "persevere" is a perfect motto for my life as well as representing the NNPDF's motto.



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Posted: 3/4/2007 8:17:05 PM
I just got a lotus flower on my leg, like 2 minutes ago he finished it! I posted pics of my tats on my myspace if anyone would like to see them!

Just search Lil Sweetest thang on myspace!


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Posted: 3/4/2007 8:25:36 PM
Here is mine



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Posted: 3/4/2007 8:28:56 PM
BTW, Love everyones ink!



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Posted: 3/4/2007 8:33:53 PM
Kelly, your butterfly is incredible. I love the colors and the details.

I have the rose from Beauty and the Beast on my back; right below my left shoulder. If you have the DVD it is the exact picture from the inside of the cardboard cover (with the stained glass behind it and the yellow/orange border). I had it done in two stages and while the first part (the rose and the blue background) didn't really hurt...the yellow/orange border was HORRIBLE! It was about a month inbetween sessions but, I guess it still wasn't healed all the way. I'm going to get a picture tomorrow and post.



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Posted: 3/5/2007 12:34:44 AM

Why are there so many butterflies, fairies, and Celtic or Chinese symbol tattoos?


I am normally the type of person that doesn't follow the crowd, but leads them , but I love fairies and everyone that is getting them is because of me lol. Seriously, I think it is because these symbols are popular the past 5-8 years so more people are getting them. Think of the 70s with the happy face. Every decade has their symbols that are popular and people attracted to them.




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Posted: 3/5/2007 12:41:18 AM

Why are there so many butterflies, fairies, and Celtic or Chinese symbol tattoos?


I'm planning on getting two Celtic knots, why because both my husband and I ARE Irish, and the knots are symbolic of things that are extremely important to me, my children and my faith.



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Posted: 3/5/2007 1:22:13 AM
I don't usually post pics of mine, but here you go:

This one reads "rat" in Mandarin:


this was my first tat; the fur doesn't take pics well but it's very realistic:


My reminder of where I come from:


My newest (and biggest!)


Check out the detailing..


And my anklet (what I love best about this is that when people look at it they never recognize what it is):







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Posted: 3/5/2007 4:19:57 AM
I'm lovin' seeing everyone's tattoos!

Tanya- I love your hula girl. I thought about getting one myself but decided against it. Great tattoo though.



*NICOLE*




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Posted: 3/5/2007 4:22:55 AM
My "tramp stamp" (btw, LOVE that, lol), took 20 years to eventuate. Not because I was chicken, but because I was looking for the *right* design. I have had it for 5 1/2 years now, and it is on my left upper arm - about the size of a short sleeve on a t-shirt, so not exactly tiny, lol. It is a unicorn galloping through a rainbow, with sunbeams radiating from beneath, and the Southern Cross in the background. It was designed specifically for me, and it has great meaning to me. I don't think I have ever received a not-good comment about it. The majority of comments tend to be: "Wow, the colours are so bright" - yes, that is because I don't go out in the sun very often, and "I wouldn't have thought you were the kind of person to get a tattoo" - ok, that would be why???; and "How long did that take, did it hurt and who did it?" - It took about an hour, yes it kinda hurt (actually the most painful part was when the tattooist etched the border lines of the rainbow with no ink) and it was done by Roger Ingerson from Roger's Tattoo Art in Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand, and he is going blind...



Will be getting another tat in about 21 1/2 months representing self discovery, inner strength, self reliance, and rising from tragedy. Something to do with a Phoenix I am thinking... and it will mark my divorce.


*********I wish you Peace*********







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Posted: 3/5/2007 4:39:02 AM
ratqueen- cool ink! the detailing on the one with the A is very cool. How big is that one? What's the meaning behind the rats? Do you just like them? Your anklet is really cool, at first I couldn't tell what it was either but looking closer you can definitely tell. Very neat idea.



*NICOLE*




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Posted: 3/5/2007 11:44:06 AM
I'm so glad I opened this thread. DH and I have both been contemplating for years about getting something that symbolizes us individually. I have been wanting to find a simple looking maple leaf and DH wants to have N for Nebraska Huskers. I saw ratqueen's maple leaf and I want something that looks similar to that. We're planning on doing it in May for our 33 b-days. So lots of thought into it.



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Posted: 3/5/2007 12:02:53 PM
I was 28 when I got my first one, so I was far from a child acting out.

I have this on my lower back (I love my owl)





I have the japanese kanji symbol for happiness in between my sholder blades, I'll try to find a pic at home tonight.



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Posted: 3/5/2007 12:09:07 PM

With all due respect, who are you to pass any sort of judgement on someone based on a tattoo? You have got to be kidding me. Further, why are you here in this thread that is asking for people to share pictures?

"looks trashy and cheap to me" That's right, to you. I happen to love mine, and think it is far from trashy and cheap, and at the end of the day, I answer to me and me only. Do you not think that for as many people like you, there are just as many people who happen to love body art. If you don't like it, don't get one, simple. The world is all about free choice. If someone isn't going to respect me because I have a black cat permanently on my shoulder, they can take a flying leap, because it's very shallow, very narrow minded and there is far more to me than a little bit of ink. And further, if they don't respect me because of that, why should I care what their opinion is.





Because it's her opinion.

You're entitled to yours just as she is entitled to hers.


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Posted: 3/5/2007 2:19:51 PM
Sunshine I love your owl!

Nikkole, rats have been a part of my identity since I was in 5th grade.. I have pet rats, and I breed pet rats (small scale, hobby breeder). They're so much a part of me that I doubt I'll ever not be tied to them. So it only makes sense that they're well represented in my ink.

The big A is about 3x4, it's on the inside of my calf. It's a twofold tat for me - it's a memorial for 4 girls I had who were my "A-Team" - all A names; and it's the nearest I'll come to getting a fan tattoo for Barenaked Ladies - my favorite song by them is called A. That one and my anklet were both drawn by friends for me. The others are all original art that my artist and I drew up together.



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Posted: 3/5/2007 4:13:18 PM
I have 4 tattoos and am planning on getting more...
I only have a pic of my most recent one though..it's my tramp stamp LOL
I had it done for my 30th birthday and chose the dragonfly because they are meant to represent strength and happiness, and after the year we had had as a family I wanted to have something done to portray strength and happiness. I absolutely love it.
My next one will be on the side of my foot and will incorporate my kids!





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Posted: 3/5/2007 5:20:53 PM
I couldnt find the actual picture but here is the layout of mine.One of my best friends and I got matching ones because we were moving apart again(we only see each other in the summer) and didn't know the next time we would get to see each other again. [error_in_image-cannot_use_gallery_image]http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/layouts/layout_images/1012988.jpg[/image]



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Posted: 3/5/2007 8:19:02 PM
I am not a tat person for myself. However, some of the work you ladies have had done truly are masterpieces. My BIL loves his tatoos and his are incredible to look at. He'll be getting a new one soon to commemmorate the birth of my nephew. I may suggest the baby feet idea - he was only a 5 pounder so they are so tiny! TFS!


Danielle





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Posted: 3/5/2007 8:56:18 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Really.....





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