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« Reply #4650 on: October 11, 2007 06:12:52 PM »

pocketprnces - that's a beautiful tattoo. what you're doing next session? more color or more elements? or both?
« Reply #4651 on: October 11, 2007 06:21:52 PM »

jumping in - my tattoo

I'm 47  I got this around the time I turned 40

My mom was really really sick (dying) and while caring for her I kept having recurring dreams about having a tattoo on my hip...never thinking of having a tattoo ever before.  The pattern emerged as stylized flowers, jacobean....

After she died, I was cleaning out her hope chest and found my very first crewelwork done when I was in my early teens - I was in shock and very upset so I didn't keep it - but I couldn't believe that was the thing that I saw being tattooed. 

So a little while after she died, I drew this up and had it done...

« Reply #4652 on: October 11, 2007 06:51:06 PM »

pixing - I love the story behaind your tattoo.  And it's beautiful!  What a great reminder of your mom.

« Reply #4653 on: October 11, 2007 08:48:11 PM »

it's sort of an Aubrey Beardsley design that i hope to contiue into a half sleeve when i get money and the chance to go back to portland, oregon.

sorry it's sideways. i'm lazy at computer junk.

The first thing I thought before I even read the text was that it looked like something Aubrey Beardsley would do.   Tongue  I like it!

« Reply #4654 on: October 11, 2007 08:52:46 PM »

So, my mother was putting off getting a tattoo for 6 years and she finally set a date.  My sister came to me saying, "She's not gonna do it... so we should make her..."  So, the day of her birthday, we told her that we were getting our tattoos.  I did the research and got the hieroglyphs for mother and sister and made vector images of them.  Here they are:

Mommy got her's on the belly because as a mother-to-be she was always holding it.

Me and my sis got ours after here (just in case she tried to make a run for it.

I wanted mine to look like it was chiseled into my skin so it required more detail than their's.

It was a nice way to celebrate our family.  Too bad dad is afraid of needles.
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« Reply #4655 on: October 13, 2007 09:20:56 AM »

I was supposed to get a tattoo on the night of my wedding but we didnt have enough money because my ex husband wanted a full armband .... so he got his...then it was suddenly trashy for women to get tattoos especially the large phoenix I wanted ....
we didnt last for many reasons and divorced in 2003 the night after our talk my sister in law and I decided to go get tattoos, I knew what I wanted a phoenix to symbolize my new life   Grin It took 2 hours and didnt hurt like I had imagined it would .....
2 years later the next chapter in my life began, my baby girl was born I couldnt think of a more fitting place than above my phoenix for her name, so I had it added along with the "smoldering ashes"


« Reply #4656 on: October 14, 2007 12:59:45 PM »

latest addition to my day of the dead fiesta sleeve Smiley

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« Reply #4657 on: October 14, 2007 08:58:55 PM »

Pinata! Excellent! (I don't know how to do the swirly on the N Wink )

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« Reply #4658 on: October 15, 2007 06:53:24 AM »

Nice pinata, tomb_bloom.  Yer sleeve is comin together nicely Smiley

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« Reply #4659 on: October 15, 2007 07:27:17 PM »

Thanks Smiley I am pretty stoked  - we are adding a taco and then completing the remaining color and I will be all done

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