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Title: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on April 03, 2005 11:54:16 AM
I was thinking about getting a tattoo on my ankle of the fantail fish in my pond.  (Because I have conquered my fear of fish)  I wanted to take a picture of it, but I couldn’t find a way to photograph it. ???  The only way I could think of was to pick it up, but then it’s pretty fins just laid flat and you couldn’t see them so I found fantail pic to show the tattooist. If any of you have a better idea let me know!
Here are the two pictures:


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on April 26, 2005 12:44:21 PM
You should probably have a go at drawing it yourself first or getting someone you trust to draw it unless you want it photo realistic like. I've been designing the one I plan to get in a few years -



And here it is on random woman, I was too lazy for hands and feet but there's another flower on the foot the leaves are headed for-



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DaniFae on April 27, 2005 06:07:32 AM
Just an idea, but what if you took some pond water and put it in some sort of clear container big enough for your fish, caught the fishy, put it in the container, and snapped a picture? I think it'd work as long as the pond water was fairly clear.

Also, it's part of the tattoo artist's job to help you with your design, so if you took them a picture, and explained what you wanted, they should be able to draw it up for you.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littleone1098 on April 27, 2005 06:41:37 AM
ooh this is a fun thread....I'll have to find some of my drawings. Vampire...I love your idea...for reals, it's awesome :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on April 27, 2005 08:26:42 AM
Thanks littleone :) And I agree with getting the tattooist to help design it but it's probably safest to get them to do that then taske it home to mull over for a bit - they are permanant. Of course it could just be I think this because i'm a big scaredy cat and I have to wait about 2 years until I can get mine done - not that i'll be able to afford it all *le sigh*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: StinkerbelleRock on April 28, 2005 10:27:29 AM
I'm thinking of getting my husband's band's logo on the underside of my arm.
You can see it here..... http://killthefall.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on April 28, 2005 10:32:02 AM
Very funky, plus great advertising ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on April 30, 2005 08:14:27 AM
The thing about trying to take it’s picture in water is that it swims


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: opiate_rose on May 20, 2005 01:12:25 PM
I'm thinking of a treble clef with stars weaving through it for my next one, I'm waiting for my friend Joe to get through college graduation so he can do the artwork for me.  And then after that I want some sort of craft related one, either a vintage singer sewing machine or something related to knitting, or both, we'll see.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: moonunit55 on May 20, 2005 01:55:29 PM
I have been sitting on two ideas for a really long time and I finally paid a visit to my tattoo artist in Rochester who is going to design and execute my backpiece in the fall when I am back next and then work on it on subsequent visits.

The backpiece will begin about an couple inches below a normal shirt neckline and continue down to about my bra-line. It will stretch from shoulder blade to shoulder blade but not all the way across my back. It will be two koi, one a more yellowey orange and the other a more reddish orange, with two waterliles, one pink, one purple and tons of beautiful undulating waves in blues/greens/turqoise etc. for a background. The style is pretty traditional so bold outlines and bright colors, not too realistic, but I want to preserve the detail, especially in the water so it while not "realistic" it won't be too overly stylized.

The second tattoo(s) I am getting June, it will be a pair of blue birds of happiness, the traditional sailor-type tattoo kind, one right above each hip bone, so right above the top of my underwear on my lower stomach. They will be flying angled in and down (like people have on their shoulder blades only on my lower belly) and I want the wings out to the sides but still pretty compact into the body. No pudgy headed birds either, I don't like the look if their heads are too pugdy, a little more streamlined looking birdies for me. The bodies will be blue with yellow bellies and I want them to each have a little background bit that looks like they are flying on flames. A little hard to describe but I have a good tattoo artist in mind and I can draw stick figures to illustrate my ideas.

If this thread goes as long as the other one I'll be able to post finished product pictures soon!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: _ashleymarie on May 23, 2005 04:49:01 PM
I was thinking about getting a pulmeria flower tattooed on my shoulder.  Im not sure why i want it but for some reason i am drawn to this flower, its breathtaking.



although, i would like the flower's colors to be different such as http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/lickablextc/kok-036x.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: afallows on May 26, 2005 12:51:31 AM
the pulmeria flower is gorgeous.... that'll be beautiful...

moonunit-- that sounds like a beautiful design as well... can't wait to see it!


I want to start out simply with my first one-- my middle name is Muse, amusingly enough and so wanted to get that done on my back. Still not sure what to do around it-- i've been tossing around maybe 5 various designs, ranging from simple lines to incorporating various kinds of wildlife, but hopefully I'll stop waffling soon. We shall see.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on May 26, 2005 01:09:16 AM
Hi everyone!
I wuld like to give my tattoo a "redo" (?), but I don't know which design would "match". I like Flowers, I love the goldfish and things like that, but I don't have any idea how to combine somethng like that with my stupid old tattoo. (Which I actually do like but I feel unhappy with it because it's not "me" anymore)

So would anybody have an idea how to pimp my tattoo?

Thank you and sorry for my English :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on May 26, 2005 01:10:13 AM
Hi everyone!
I wuld like to give my tattoo a "redo" (?), but I don't know which design would "match". I like Flowers, I love the goldfish and things like that, but I don't have any idea how to combine somethng like that with my stupid old tattoo. (Which I actually do like but I feel unhappy with it because it's not "me" anymore)

So would anybody have an idea how to pimp my tattoo?

Thank you and sorry for my English :-\

Edit: here's the pic:


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: moonunit55 on May 27, 2005 11:01:16 AM
Lola- I know you probably don't want to hear this but I think your tattoo is really beautiful as is.

But if its not your style, you have every right to change it. I would go with more linework that was not explicitly tribal but in a flowing, maybe almost asian style.  Maybe pay a visit to a good tattoo artist who has a little time to look at it and whose work you love and they can help you come up with something.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pajama_mama1 on May 27, 2005 11:35:49 AM
Awful picture taken last week right after I got it.  I just grabbed my camera to attempt to take a better shot, battery exhausted.  Grabbed the back-up & it is dead too.  Rotten luck!  Anyway, the star is black & a color somewhere between magenta & burgundy, got one on each of my luv handles.
alicia

 
 



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on May 30, 2005 07:09:34 AM
I went to the Tattoo Artist today. I'm going to have a complete coverup of my tattoo. It's going to be with Fishes (Goldfish/Fantail Fishes) on the lower part, green leafs (water plants somehow) in the middle and water lilies on top. I have an appointment on august 18 and I'll get a sketch 4 weeks earlier so we can still change things if I want to. I'm so happy :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sourpickles on May 30, 2005 01:24:24 PM
I don't have any tattoos as of yet, but want to go in a few weeks to get one.  I've been fiddling around with designs for a while now, and think I have narrowed it down to either a small stylized peacock feather between my shoulder blades or a Mexican loteria card (either the siren or cupid one - probably the siren, though) like the one seen here: http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/loteria/images2.html.  My tattoo would have no colour, though and it would either be inbetween my shoulder blades or on one of my shoulders.  Whatchya think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: juliel85 on May 30, 2005 08:21:33 PM
Vampire, is that a lotus flower?  I've been toying with the idea of tattooing for sometime now, but haven't had the balls to get one yet. 

What I did decide, however, is that if I'm going to get one it will be right before I graduate from college, and it will be a very small blue lotus flower.  In Buddhism, the partially open blue lotus represents the victory of spirit over the senses and knowledge and wisdom.  I can't decide where to get it, but I know it will be very small.  I'm thinking perhaps on my lower right hip.



That is a picture of a necklace I own that I want to base the tattoo off of.  It would be very simple, filled in/shaded with blue.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: madamedefarge on May 30, 2005 08:57:10 PM
I'm too chicken to actually get a tattoo, but here are two of my ideas:

Violin lines like in Man Ray's Violin of Ingres:
http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/juju/surr/images/duchamp/ingres.jpg

And no picture for this one, but the "charolastra" tattoo from the movie Y Tu Mamá También...its a little lightning bolt that both the main characters have tattooed on their right shoulders.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on May 31, 2005 07:26:21 AM
Vampire, is that a lotus flower?

Actually it's not, I did try looking at some flowers and tattoos of flowers but that wasn't working so I just made it up - it probably doesn't exist at all. I like the simplicity of your idea, maybe putting some kind of fade effect in the colour so it doesn't look too plonked on?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on May 31, 2005 07:27:34 AM
Those violin lines look kickarse - if I played the violin or was really into it I think I'd definnitely want something like that. Pretty.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: withananotane on May 31, 2005 07:43:17 AM
I'll have to scrounge through our old picture cd's to find a pic. But my tattoo is of three red monkeys from the game Barrel of Monkeys. They are smaller than actual size by maybe 25%?  and are in a chain down one side of my back (weenie spot I know)  it looks like an invisible hand is playing the game or something. I do wish that I had gotten it in a different location because I always forget that I have it and I only get to see it in a mirror.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: twelvety on June 03, 2005 02:14:04 AM
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I'll have to scrounge through our old picture cd's to find a pic. But my tattoo is of three red monkeys from the game Barrel of Monkeys. They are smaller than actual size by maybe 25%?  and are in a chain down one side of my back (weenie spot I know)  it looks like an invisible hand is playing the game or something. I do wish that I had gotten it in a different location because I always forget that I have it and I only get to see it in a mirror.
I have always wanted to get a tattoo of monkeys from "barrel of monkeys"!, I want mine to run down the outside of one of my calves, I figure they'll set off my varicose veins quite nicely  ;D
I am in the process of finding a tattooist to do what I want on my right arm, I want a whole sleeve of stripes, just plain black stripes, like I am wearing one sleeve of a stripey shirt. I have three so far on my upper arm and I am busting to get the rest done!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ultraviolet on June 03, 2005 09:28:36 AM
I wish I could draw. For my first (and so far, only) tattoo I brought the artist a couple of pictures of frogs, and basically said "I want this frog, but in this positions, etc" and she came up with a great design which looks about 10 times better than what I had pictured. I'm not terribly artistic :)

Now I want rats - I want a simple stylized picture of 3 rats, perhaps as an armband thingy. But my arms are pretty small and puny so they'd definitely have to be pretty dang small. Plus, I'm a librarian and I'm not sure how great it would be in the summer if I had to wear long sleeves to work (though this is a minor concern). I will probably mull it over for a few years before I actually do anything about it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shannon1981 on June 07, 2005 01:05:19 AM
I can't draw either so I'm having my husband help me design my second tattoo.  I want it to be on my foot kind of in henna style.  But I want the flowers to be more tribal style.  It will have forget-me-not flowers, the alaska state flower because that's where I'm from and I miss it sooooooooo much.  Here's some pics of the ideas.  I'll post more when hubby finishes my drawings



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cabanird on June 07, 2005 02:16:01 AM
if you want traditional henna patterns:

www.hennapage.com.

i have henna all over my legs now! :) good luck!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: caseytrz on June 09, 2005 10:56:35 PM
that violin woman picture is really, really cool. a lovely statement about the beauty of a curvacious woman.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Sad. on June 13, 2005 08:23:18 AM
I'm going to get a tattoo eventually (when I get over my fear of needles) and have the money.

I want the japanese symbol for 'spirit' on my lower back or this:



I just love the second one but doubt I'd ever be able to have the guts to have it done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: caseytrz on June 15, 2005 09:47:41 PM
i have no plans of getting a tattoo, but for years i thought that if i ever did. i'd get the inscription on the one ring (i'm a big lord of the rings fan). isn't it lovely?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: asveraluz on June 15, 2005 10:12:16 PM
You should probably have a go at drawing it yourself first or getting someone you trust to draw it unless you want it photo realistic like. I've been designing the one I plan to get in a few years -



And here it is on random woman, I was too lazy for hands and feet but there's another flower on the foot the leaves are headed for-



have you seen "Santa Sangre"? anyhow your idea reminds me of the contorsionis(sp?) lady, cause she's got vines also, beautiful idea though!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: opiate_rose on June 16, 2005 04:15:52 PM
This is the idea that I have for a tattoo on the inside of my right ankle (the inside of my left is currently taken), it's kind of a skull and cross bones and yarn ball and knitting needles all in one, but the needles will be more bone at the top.  My wonderful, amazing friend Jon is doing the artwork for me, I'll post it when it's closer to the actual image.





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: livingin77 on June 22, 2005 09:08:14 PM
I'm a little late on this, but I think this thread is still bumpin...

I'm hopefully starting my chest piece next week while I'm home.  The darling Fiancee' is paying for it!

Here's the general gist :



Sorry that's gigantic, I 'drew' it out kind of life size.  The razorblade is a testament to over one year without any cutting.  That's a huge accomplishment for me as I used to do it every night for 3 years plus.  It was fucking miserable.  ANYWAYS, I'm much better now and making a POSITIVE BEAUTIFUL mark on my body in reflection of it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: madamedefarge on June 25, 2005 09:09:40 PM
livingin77, I think that's wonderful!  Congratulations!  Getting a tattoo to commemorate that is a really cool idea.  I have some experience with what you went through having done it off and on myself from March of 1997 until last October 27 and knowing a lot of people who have self-harmed (after I started talking about it with my friends, I found out many of them had done it or knew someone who had...either way they didn't think I was as crazy as I thought they would).  I think it's something a lot of people struggle with and are afraid to talk about.  I think it's an addiction in some sense... 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on June 25, 2005 09:24:05 PM
Congrats livingin77! i've never done it, but a few of my friends have. that's a huge accomplishment, as you said. i'm so proud of you and i dont even know who you are! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LorettaYoungSkills on June 27, 2005 05:21:58 AM
for my next tattoo id like to get something to reflect my crafty side... im thinking a pair of sissors or a pin cushion and i want to browse some pics of tattoos like that except i dont know where to start, i googled it but i came up with nothin.. anyone got any ideas?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sheriffkarli on July 05, 2005 03:01:59 PM
I don't know how many of you have seen the movie The Fifth Element. but the main character has a tatoo on her left wrist, that i absoulately adore. Sorry about the graineness of the picture.
 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on July 05, 2005 03:19:01 PM
i clicked the link and i dont see a pic- only the angelfire slogan or whatever. i want to see it, though!

yeah, i googled for pics of fairy or mermaid tats and i cant really find any that i like. if i did get one of those, i would probably have the artist draw it for me, beacuse i dont like any fairy tattoos that i like.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: artsy_lola on July 13, 2005 07:17:46 PM
i'm planning on getting a tattoo soon (December 9th, my 18th bday), its something i've wanted to do for sooo long and here are a couple of the possibilities:



this one i've worked on a little bit, but i couldn't find my camera to take a picture.
what do you guys think?

oh and madamedefarge i love the violin one! what is that from and what is the significance behind it? I play violin among other intsruments.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: girlwonder on July 13, 2005 07:19:30 PM
Lola-I really like the lotus one! where would you get it? and how large?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mrs_mojo_risin on July 13, 2005 07:49:50 PM
mycatisnosferatu...dunno if you can use this as a reference..http://www.walldrawn.com/animals/fantail.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: artsy_lola on July 13, 2005 10:41:07 PM
Lola-I really like the lotus one! where would you get it? and how large?
Thanks! I really love the lotus flower especially because of its relation to buddhism. Well, I would probably get it on my lower back and it would probably be small-medium sized, it depends. but i definetly want it to be decent sized.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: something_wierd on July 14, 2005 08:34:45 PM
I'd really like the VFD symbol from ASoUE and a bass clef.
<-- is a dork.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: octagonfudge on July 16, 2005 10:37:59 AM
Well, here are my current tattoos-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/monchan/tattoo.jpg



The one on my upper back is the symbol for "om" that I got when I was 17, and the tribal piece below it I got the following year.  The stars I got 2 years ago, and I'm not really all-together pleased with them.  Everyone wants to know why they are in that shape- is that some kind of starfighter or something?  lol I wouldn't mind that so much because I'm a huge geek, but still.  I really want something that will represent going through change, maybe an animal or symbol that represents that, and I want to incorporate my star tattoo into it, as maybe the sky in the picture.  I thought about an autumn scene, but I want something that celebrates moving into another state, and autumn seems like moving into death and decay, but I suppose there's a promise for renewal.  Hmm.  I don't know. I wanted this because I'm about to graduate, and I feel like I'm finally moving into my skin and I've gone through a lot this year (getting engaged and then not getting married, going though surgeries and lots of meds and a bevy of health problems, depression, etc) and I want to commemorate that.  I'll think of someting, I guess!  Is anyone familiar with symbolism that would know some things that would be in this vein?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ChtzpahGrrl on July 16, 2005 04:38:11 PM
What about a phoenix (the bird, not the city!)?  The symbolism of rebirth and rising out of the ashes would be really cool.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: octagonfudge on July 16, 2005 10:00:49 PM
What about a phoenix (the bird, not the city!)?  The symbolism of rebirth and rising out of the ashes would be really cool.

Hmm!  that would be kind of cool.  I did some major research today and came up with a couple, the salmon is a really cool symbol of rising to meet challenges, renewal, and also of knowledge in a lot of cultures.  I'm debating that, I'd like to do a water animal I think because water is always changing.  I like the phoenix a lot, though, that's worth giving thought to.  I wonder where I'd get that....  Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JoyousBohemian on July 16, 2005 10:55:19 PM
Oooh, what a great thread! My two cents:
The tattoo I'm getting in December/January is the phrase "to be free" in Sinhala, the language and alphabet of Sri Lanka, where I'm spending a semester starting in three weeks (eeeeeee!).  It's the most gorgoues script, based on swirls and curlicues, so hopefully people will think it's an abstraction and not pull on me to try to figure out what it says.  I'm planning on getting it between my shoulderblades where wings would grow.
After that, I'm not sure where this is going, but it's going somewhere:

Minus all the stuff about Entertainment Weekly, because I'm thinking that might be a little weird to catch a glimpse of every once in a while.  Anyone else gotten a Shel Silverstein tat?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: greenjanuary on July 16, 2005 11:40:29 PM
I heart tattoos, but I got one for my 16th birthday and am not *allowed* to get anymore until I turn 18. That being said, my mom thinks it's fine as long as my dad doesn't find out.

I'm going to Europe over Spring Break, and I'm thinking about getting one over there. The only place I ocule think of where another tattoo wouldn't show would be on my side, where a bra or bathing suit would cover it. I wanted to get "Carpe Diem" in cursive, but I'm not sure. Does that sound weird to anyone?

edit to say: I also want to get two swallows in between my shoulder blades that hold a banner that says "Randy & Lyn." You know. Cuz those are the parents. And I also want to get the Mily Way done diagonally from my left hip to my right shoulder, on my back.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LookAtMeGo on July 17, 2005 12:12:05 AM
As I am just months away from my first legal tattoo session, I'm torn between many designs.
I've been lectured... er... advised to make sure that I will love these skin markings forever, and as far as I can tell, I sure will.


This is most definitely my first tattoo, going on my inner right wrist, in red.
Translated (roughly) : Hail to the Jewel of the Lotus or The Sound of Harmony in All Enlightened Beings
Saying this chant aloud is supposed to bring peace and joy, not to mention I think it's gorgeous. The second translation which I came across a few years ago resounds deeply with me, as I cherish the zen and calm I find in life through soft-belly meditation and introspection, but also because music is my lifeblood!!

This is one of the most beautiful things in the world to me:

Translated (roughly) : Hail to the Jewel of the Lotus
I'd like to get it either in between my shoulder blades, or on my hip.
Now, not to be a stalker, but Brandon Boyd of Incubus has both of these tattoos, and I'm a huuuuge fan of his. I'd been looking into Tibetan chants before I realized that he had them, but I thought the fates were slapping me in the face with a biiiig thumbs up on this one :)
More info --> http://www.helptibet.com/mantra/mantras.html

Let me know what you guys think!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: artsy_lola on July 18, 2005 12:06:04 PM
LookAtMeGo  awwe I can't see the last picture but I love the first one. what language is it in and what religion are you? if you don't mind me asking. I'm buddhist and I want my first tattoo to relate or tie into that way of life.
-Alex


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dooney on July 18, 2005 01:06:12 PM
if my husband would approve and if i wasn't wary of the permanence of tattoos, i'd get this:

i made the design for the shirt i stenciled:

i don't know where i'd get it, and it's not really worth deciding about because it's not going to happen.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sleepywalkin on July 18, 2005 07:17:40 PM
dooney, not to sound like an uber feminist or anything, but your husband really shouldn't have to "approve"

but i totally understand being wary of the permanence.  i was worried about it for a while, too.  what you don't worry about is the addiction that will soon follow after you get your first tattoo.  i can't stop planning all my next ones.

eventually i will get a sailor jerry cowgirl and horse.  have to save up some money first.  i'll post the pic when i get to my computer (currently on the bf's)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dooney on July 19, 2005 07:07:40 AM
i'm not worried about him approving, really, but it'd be OUR money that goes into it. and it's a big decision and we make big decisions together.
plus i don't really want it, it's just one of those fantasy things


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: _Steph_ on July 19, 2005 07:30:04 AM
I've always wanted to get a biomechanical spine done, tailbone to skull, but now that I'm a soccer mom, I'm kind of glad I didn't... I still think it'd look kick-ass though!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sleepywalkin on July 19, 2005 07:32:02 AM
haha, you'd be the coolest soccer mom ever!  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: _Steph_ on July 19, 2005 07:40:54 AM
LOL! My husband and I always come up with cool tattoo ideas - he still gets 'em, but after the ones I have now I am done - I still think 'em up though...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: k-roc on July 19, 2005 10:03:04 AM
I really want a ye olde English style quill and ink pot on my right hand. It would be fairly small and the ink pot would be just below my thumb while the quill, in the dipping process in the pot, will curve up around to my pointer finger. I want it to be delicate and attractive.... ohh the more I think about it the more I want it!!!
But I'm a little wary of getting a tattoo on my hand as it will be something everyone sees and I find that the jobs I tend to get myself into are the clean-cut kind. It would also be my first one and I'm nervous about making the transition from a "safe person" ie. someone who doesn't have to worry about covering up things like tattoos. But I can't stop thinking about it and I look through the tattoo thread endlessly. I think I need to suck it up and say SCREW YOU GUYS THIS IS WHO I AM. I'm also terrified of my mother... she's so bias. More so now that I've gone through some asshole boyfriends who had full sleeves. She's so waspy that woman. I think I need a strong person to coach me through this. And does anyone have any suggestions as to cool ways I could cover up my hand should the need arise? Does anyone else have tattoos on their hands? Advice is needed!!!!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 19, 2005 10:14:33 AM
Since my name is a type of tree in Portugese (last name anyway)- I've always wanted something to that effect--- I've had the branches/bough over my shoulderblade and across one arm---  Now I think, as I'm getting older, it's time to put some roots down.  Literally and metaphorically--- So I'm gonna get some roots done around one calf/ankle- with little clods of dirt and an earthworm---  The branches/boughs are all b/w 'cept for one leaf that's colored in yellows/oranges/reds- to show change-
eventually I'll get it over the other shoulder/arm with one bud in green- to show renewal--- but I'll wait until my mid-life crisis for that one...  LOL...



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on July 19, 2005 10:19:30 AM
k-roc, if this is your first tattoo, DO NOT GO STRAIGHT FOR THE KILL!!!! I know many many people with hand and neck and head tattoos, they dont regret them in any bit, but they do wish they could cover them up sometimes and not be judged straight off the bat by new people. Hand tattoos are a sure fire way to get you stereo typed into a tattooed freak, and especially if its your first, youll be screwed for life. No offense to anyone with hand, neck, head tattoos...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dooney on July 19, 2005 11:13:56 AM
i bet you'll be that tattoo artist's first attempt at "clods of dirt"


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: k-roc on July 19, 2005 11:32:09 AM
Thanks Vanessa C- I've got a lot to think about. Yeah I knew that getting tattooed on such a visible place would sign the death warrent for me. I just hate how judgemental people can be and I want it stick it to them, 'specially Mum. (Serious issues there I know. *sigh*)  I'm not going to rush out and do it just yet though, I'll keep yearning for it for a few more years I think. I plan on marrying rich so that I can just sit at home and write and craft and tattoo myself while hubby stays the clean-cut bread-winner.  :D 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on July 19, 2005 11:39:39 AM
so this is my tattoo idea - its a drawing. my old dragon will become a water plant.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on July 19, 2005 11:42:48 AM
there will be lots of colours, of course. it's a bit hard to imagine the result without the colours -
but i think it will be wonderful. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: someperson on July 19, 2005 11:53:30 AM
I'd really like the VFD symbol from ASoUE and a bass clef.
<-- is a dork.



:D :D :D I love ASoUE!!!  That would make an awesome tattoo...I want an eye on my ankle!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bopalena on July 19, 2005 12:06:36 PM
I'm looking for examples of 19th century sailor/nautical art for tattoo ideas.  I'm having a hard time finding examples, can anyone help me out?   I especially like scimshaw and other sailor folk art and want to recreate something similar.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 19, 2005 12:21:39 PM
I'm looking for examples of 19th century sailor/nautical art for tattoo ideas.  I'm having a hard time finding examples, can anyone help me out?   I especially like scimshaw and other sailor folk art and want to recreate something similar.

Check out this book--- http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/popculture/all/facts/01876.htm (http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/popculture/all/facts/01876.htm)   
Seems like it'll have what you're lookin' for...  I also have some scans at home I can send you if you want from another book- they're not the best quality, but you get the idea...

i bet you'll be that tattoo artist's first attempt at "clods of dirt"
Ah-- that's the idea...   ;D

there will be lots of colours, of course. it's a bit hard to imagine the result without the colours -
but i think it will be wonderful. :)
It's gonna look fantastic!  That's quite an artist you're working with!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amandajones on July 19, 2005 09:59:31 PM
k-roc, if this is your first tattoo, DO NOT GO STRAIGHT FOR THE KILL!!!! I know many many people with hand and neck and head tattoos, they dont regret them in any bit, but they do wish they could cover them up sometimes and not be judged straight off the bat by new people. Hand tattoos are a sure fire way to get you stereo typed into a tattooed freak, and especially if its your first, youll be screwed for life. No offense to anyone with hand, neck, head tattoos...


it's so lame that people are still like thatl. my boyfriend and i have alot of tattoos each and when we are out (especially when we are with his kids), the looks we get are so funny. you know hold your purse and don't make eye contact! i guess it doesn't help that we live in a smallish city.
but that is good advice ^ when i started getting tattooed i was a hairdresser, then worked in a record store, so tattoos were ok.  I had planned on getting a full sleeve and had it all ready drawn out, but because i was broke i never got it. now i teach preschool and got back into dancing competivley, so a full sleeve wouldn't be the best bet (for dance anyways). when my tattoos do peek out everyone at the preschool freaks out and their opinions about you change. ah the fun of being an 'adult'. one day when i get my own preschool i'll finish my sleeve!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: artsy_lola on July 20, 2005 03:57:31 PM
k-roc, if this is your first tattoo, DO NOT GO STRAIGHT FOR THE KILL!!!! I know many many people with hand and neck and head tattoos, they dont regret them in any bit, but they do wish they could cover them up sometimes and not be judged straight off the bat by new people. Hand tattoos are a sure fire way to get you stereo typed into a tattooed freak, and especially if its your first, youll be screwed for life. No offense to anyone with hand, neck, head tattoos...


it's so lame that people are still like thatl. my boyfriend and i have alot of tattoos each and when we are out (especially when we are with his kids), the looks we get are so funny. you know hold your purse and don't make eye contact! i guess it doesn't help that we live in a smallish city.
but that is good advice ^ when i started getting tattooed i was a hairdresser, then worked in a record store, so tattoos were ok.  I had planned on getting a full sleeve and had it all ready drawn out, but because i was broke i never got it. now i teach preschool and got back into dancing competivley, so a full sleeve wouldn't be the best bet (for dance anyways). when my tattoos do peek out everyone at the preschool freaks out and their opinions about you change. ah the fun of being an 'adult'. one day when i get my own preschool i'll finish my sleeve!

i totally agree! i think all tatto's are beautiful, even if i don't personally like them. and as cheesy as it sounds, i feel that they are another form of self expression, another way to release and express your creativity, and also to show the world what your passionate about. tatto's aren't the stereotypical god forbid permanent things that sailors and really drunk guys get and regret afterwards or the things that "wierdos" do in order to stand out. they are like a piece of art on your body, one of the most precious canvas's. amandajones i think thats really cool. just think, those children you teach will hopefully have a different perspective on tatto's and grow up knowing that a tattoo doesn't determine who a person is and slowly that stereotype will begin to die.
-Alex
P.S. sorry for the cheesy, mopey, "chicken soup for the soul" esque speech, i just wanted to speak my mind! especially since stereotypes are one of my 7 deadly sins


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amandajones on July 20, 2005 06:10:55 PM
i totally agree! i think all tatto's are beautiful, even if i don't personally like them. and as cheesy as it sounds, i feel that they are another form of self expression, another way to release and express your creativity, and also to show the world what your passionate about. tatto's aren't the stereotypical god forbid permanent things that sailors and really drunk guys get and regret afterwards or the things that "wierdos" do in order to stand out. they are like a piece of art on your body, one of the most precious canvas's. amandajones i think thats really cool. just think, those children you teach will hopefully have a different perspective on tatto's and grow up knowing that a tattoo doesn't determine who a person is and slowly that stereotype will begin to die.
-Alex
P.S. sorry for the cheesy, mopey, "chicken soup for the soul" esque speech, i just wanted to speak my mind! especially since stereotypes are one of my 7 deadly sins
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i always worry that i sound all chicken soup for the soul ish too. but it's hard to get your point across otherwise. i also hope that children will be more accepting of people that have tattoos or piercings or different colored hair etc. than alot of the parents. i know as kid myself i worshiped all my parents friends that were tattooed. and usually the children love the idea of their teacher having "drawings" all over them!
amanda


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on July 20, 2005 06:35:20 PM
Everyone has such cool ideas. Maybe you can help me. I am working on my chest piece and want some japanese style waves coming in from my shoulder bladesto by chest (I have a flower on the front of each shoulder) and in the center I will habe a beautiful butterfly (still need that designed though). Searching on the internet is such a pain for me. Does anyone have any cool links to japanese art? Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 20, 2005 07:02:52 PM
Hey Pink-
The most famous (and what most people immediately identify with Japanese are probably by Katsushika Hokusai-  He learned the woodcut technique from Katsukawa Shunsho in the early 1800s (date I'm fuzzy with) and released his works in a 13 volume set- Hokusai manga...  (Manga's got a rich history...)  I'm searching for a suitable weblink now--- he's most famous for his 36 view of Mt. Fuji--- I know there's some waves in there as well--- But more somber/majestic sea shots with crashing surf are within those 13 volumes...  Sunsho's works are also worth looking at--- but are far less, um, kinetic than Hokusai's--- The prevailing aire during Sunsho's time was more still poitraiture and beauty of serenity--- Still gorgeous and immediately identifiable as Japanese, though less "graphic" in nature.  I'm probably not expressing that as eloquently as I should...  I'll find examples...
I'll edit with a link when I come across one...
There's a lot of amazing modern (20'th century artists) but I'm not too familiar with all of them.  (My tree was based on a work of Hajime Namiki- you can see his works here: http://www.castlefinearts.com/fs_biography.aspx?page=/Japanese_fine_arts_woodblock_prints/Hajime_Namiki_Biography.aspx (http://www.castlefinearts.com/fs_biography.aspx?page=/Japanese_fine_arts_woodblock_prints/Hajime_Namiki_Biography.aspx) 
That site also has an extraordinary collection of Japanese artists...
-Thom.

Hokusai's Great Wave:  http://www.artchive.com/artchive/H/hokusai/grt_wave.jpg.html (http://www.artchive.com/artchive/H/hokusai/grt_wave.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Br1na on July 20, 2005 07:08:27 PM
I don't think I would look "right" with a tattoo, but if I were to ever get one, it would be this (http://www.startreksite.com/insignia/IDIC.gif).

I've wanted it for years. If I still want it in five years, maybe I'll get it.

And if you know what it is, you're cool in my book.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 20, 2005 07:21:33 PM
Br1na-
If it feels right to YOU- then it's right.  You got the right idea, though--- carry it around with you-
To depart momentarily from the craftiness- I thoroughly believe that the imagery becomes so personal to you that it's really 'gets under your skin' long before the artist helps to bring it out.  (Like I said, I get pretty zen with this kinda stuff...)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: artsy_lola on July 20, 2005 10:51:46 PM
amandajones awwe thats so sweet! i would have love to have a preschool teacher with pretty "drawings" on them!! haha
-Alex


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on July 20, 2005 11:13:29 PM
I work at the university and its really okay to have Tattoos peeking out. As long as they are on places where they could be covered. Like in the back/shoulder/chest. I don't know about underarms but I think that would cause problems.

I' still thinking a lot about my tattoo. This would be so much easier if there wasn't so much thinking involved...
Well, I don't like the dragon anymore. For the last 6 or 7 years I have been planning to change that. And I love what my tattoo artist drew. And I always always liked fishes and flowers. But will it really look good? Can a dragon really be made into a plant?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on July 21, 2005 12:15:27 AM
Lola Caracola of course a dragon can be made into a plant, that is how they hide! = ] Seriously though I think that drawing looks great, it is a beautiful design. Is it something that you will like in a few years, that is the important part.

Someone mentioned Shel Silverstein earlier and I just had a great idea for a tattoo. On the out side of my right ankle the illustration that goes with the poem "Invitation" http://www.geocities.com/rebeccayomamma/images/Candle.gif (http://www.geocities.com/rebeccayomamma/images/Candle.gif)

and then part of the text of the poem going around my ankle
 
The poem:   
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer. . .
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some fax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in! 

I just spent 10 min measuring my ankle and various parts of the image and the only problem is that I can't fit all the text I want. I love the line "For we have some fax-golden tales to spin." but it needs the line above it to make sense and that needs the second line to rhyme with, and going too much smaller than the text in the book would make it difficult to see. I have time to figure it out though since I just thought of it 30min. ago and plan to wait till a year after I have thought of a tattoo to get it so I know I want it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sleepywalkin on July 21, 2005 05:21:27 AM
i want this

<img src="http://files.photojerk.com/cecil/sailorjerry.jpg"></img>

but it will require some $$
and i'm not sure where i'd want it.  i want a half sleeve...but i have small arms.  hmmm.  *ponders*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sleepywalkin on July 21, 2005 05:22:54 AM
one day, i will understand how to post pics.  until then, apologies.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on July 21, 2005 09:49:24 AM
Thank you mommoose! I really appreciate the info and links. I haven't had time to read throught the website but will later. I plan on finishing my chest up this fall or winter when I have some cash saved. I'll post pics.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on July 21, 2005 12:31:45 PM
I coloured the drawing with crayons (messed it up) and moved one of the flowers towards the shoulder. It is not supposed to be in the air but on top of the shoulder.
Now I like it even more, can't wait until august 18 :)

Of course the colours will look different, but crayons were the only colours I could find.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on July 21, 2005 02:45:47 PM
I don't think I would look "right" with a tattoo, but if I were to ever get one, it would be this (http://www.startreksite.com/insignia/IDIC.gif).

I've wanted it for years. If I still want it in five years, maybe I'll get it.

And if you know what it is, you're cool in my book.

No I don't know what that is, but do you know what this is?  Anyone?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 21, 2005 03:12:09 PM
*Prince of the dorks raises an arm*

The first mystery is a StarTrek insignia--- Vulcan---  Very cool.

The second is a graphical rendition of a mathematic equation-  what looks like a Gauss distribution *can't place it yet, I should, but I can't.*-

*Dork Prince lowers his arm and adjusts his glasses.*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on July 21, 2005 03:25:56 PM
I should have realized it bound on the axis---*blushes*
Trammel of Archimedes---  Eureka!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: supergirle on July 21, 2005 07:58:31 PM
i would love to get some opninions on this for sure but heres my idea i have been kicking around for a long while my mother was raised by my great grandmother ok and they went to pennsylvania to see great grandmothers mom when my mom was little great grandmothers mom had lovely purple irises everywhere.  well years and years later long story shor great grandmother and her mother are now deceased and my mom and both her aunt have the bulbs of these lovely irises growing their yards and my mom has sooooo many of them when me and my sisters and my daughter buy houses we will get some their bulbs too!  i think thats soo cool but my idea was to get an iris for my mom one for each of my sisters and one for my kid and one for greatgrandmother all kind of in a neat band kind of shape on my lower back.  usually you just see tribals and stuff in that spot i thought it would be kind of different.  i dont know what to do though!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LookAtMeGo on July 24, 2005 09:14:08 PM
LookAtMeGo  awwe I can't see the last picture but I love the first one. what language is it in
Thanks! It's Tibetan.
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and what religion are you? if you don't mind me asking.
Oh, I don't mind at all. As dumb as it sounds, I can't devote myself to one religion, but Buddhism is the core of my little faith system.
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I'm buddhist and I want my first tattoo to relate or tie into that way of life.
I'm the same way! One of my classmates recently got a tattoo of a flower with a ladybug. AS cute as it may seem at the time, twenty years from now, she's going to dread having it on her body. Maybe I have a superiority complex or something, but I think it should have SOME meaning behind it (other than a dumb nickname)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bagged_cereal on July 25, 2005 09:53:15 AM

i, myself was 8 years old only ten years ago. and i can't imagine what i would have chosen for a permenant tattoo if i'd been allowed to back then. and i can't think of anything i'll still want when i'm 28, or 38, if i got one now. EXCEPT some sort of vegan tattoo, maybe. the one idea i truly like is getting something on the back of my neck. maybe a phrase, like live and let live, maybe the word vegan written in cursive. but, i'm not someone who really flaunts that, i'm more of a private person.. and.. um.. i just can't do anything as daring as get a tattoo, even though i'd like to.

does anyone here have any vegan themed tattoos, or ideas for any?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: destroyed_sweater on July 25, 2005 10:34:14 AM
I randomly got a tattoo of a peace sign on the top of my foot a few months ago, and now I'm planning my second tattoo.  I made some mistakes with the first tattoo, it wasn't something that was planned and I did no research on the artist first.  My roommate had a large tattoo by the same artist first, but he didn't do such a good job on my peace sign, since it is uneven and the outline is really thick.  I don't regret the actual tattoo, I am a political science major and I'm a pacifism and nonviolence activist, but the actual execution of the simple tattoo wasn't impressive.


Anyway, for my next tattoo, I'd like something larger and more detailed.  I would really like 3 argyle diamonds going across my lower back.  However, instead of shading them normally, I'd like them to look like they were knitted with little stockinette v's visible.  I'm a knitting instructor, and I wear argyle every day so this is a really fitting "Kate" tattoo.  Since I am a knitter, I'd like the knitting to look correct, I'm going to knit up a sample of what I want, try to draw it out, and bring sample drawings of argyle and of stockinette to the tattoo artist.  I don't want little outlines of v's in black ink, I want the knitting to be shaded with the same color as the argyle diamond so it looks like it was actually knitted onto me. 

However, I am having trouble picking out an artist.  I live in San Diego, and while we have several well known tattoo artists, I can't find someone who is really "right".  Most of their portfolios show very traditional tattoos; Japanese style, skulls, pin ups, flames, or sparrows.  I haven't seen anyone with a tattoo of textured shading like I want, every artist just has the basic fade out shading in all of their work.  Also, while the basic shape of argyle diamonds and stockinette v's is pretty basic, I'm looking for someone who is very precise and can give me an even and lined up tattoo.  I am willing to save up for an artist who really can deliver my dream tattoo.  It would also help if that artist was a knitter and understood the construction of the knitted stitch.  Also, I am willing to travel since I will be graduating from college soon and I'm going on a huge road trip immediately after. 

Does anyone have thoughts or suggestions for my knitted argyle tattoo?  Cool design ideas?  Ways to convey what I want to the tattoo artist?  Or a tattoo artist that you think could do this piece?

Thanks for the help!
-Kate


Stockinette Stitch


Argyle



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: greenjanuary on July 25, 2005 02:48:33 PM
That's such a cool idea, destroyed_sweater. I also LIKE the peace sign- it makes it look 3D almost. At least like it has a little depth.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: destroyed_sweater on July 25, 2005 03:22:20 PM
My problem with the peace sign is that it ended up being more hippy than I wanted.  I wanted a simple light green peace sign, no outline, no tie dyed looking stuff.  I was annoyed that the tattoo artist didn't listen to what I wanted before he left me with a permanent mark.  But still, I like the tattoo and I doubt that I'll dislike peace when I get older either.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LadyCregga on July 28, 2005 05:09:46 AM
My comment on the argyle tat is that it is gonna cost plenty. With all the detail you want added too it with the texture just be prepared to pay out the bum!
But it does sound cool.
Sorry your first experince was great.
And good luck finding a new tat guy.

Now I have a lilttle black frog crawling up my leg I can't take a pic of it myself without nearly dislocating a hip so I will post when hubby takes one for me.
As for future tats.... well there are plenty.
1. a frog fairy
2. a zodiac sun with a lions face
3. 2-5 with a bumble bee on one side and a dandilion on the other( matching tat with my sis )
4. )o( triple moons
5. tribal rhino head
6. and if I have room left a matching tat with hubby.

Now to find places on my body to put all of these that can still be covered!!
It is a deal I made with my father, I can get all the tats I want but I need to make sure they can be covered in the invent that one day I may not want them.
I so don't see that happening but out of respect I do it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on July 28, 2005 02:02:18 PM
Does anyone have any links or suggested books for ancient/mythilogical sea monsters? I am in the process of designing my next tattoo/peice and am having a horrible time finding the crazy ol' sea monsters.  theyre the kinds that are always on brown paper with brown line drawings, old seaman's tales, old folklore..etc... I have done some research on this too, but am having a hard time finding the right pictures.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craftysunday on July 28, 2005 02:16:42 PM
vanessa cyanide, after your inquiry i started looking up mythological creatures...nothing but really cheesy drawings! if i find anything cool, i'll pm you.

this thread is great! lots of fun ideas, and support for just being who you are. while i don't have any tattoos (and recently took out my nose ring because, well, it was high time for me) i always fancied the idea of albrecht durer's adam and eve (big art history/print nerd), each on one of my inner forearms. at first i thought, 'wow! that would be really cool on my shoulder blades!' but i'd want to look at a tattoo, if i had one.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on July 28, 2005 03:02:11 PM
Thanks! Thats all Ive been able to find too. I went to the aquarium here yesterday and they had some cool art that I took pictures of, but I need more to take to Miki (my artist). So Im heading down to the library after work today to see if they have any books on the subject.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: newmomerin on July 28, 2005 03:19:24 PM
vanessa cyanide, after your inquiry i started looking up mythological creatures...nothing but really cheesy drawings! if i find anything cool, i'll pm you.

this thread is great! lots of fun ideas, and support for just being who you are. while i don't have any tattoos (and recently took out my nose ring because, well, it was high time for me) i always fancied the idea of albrecht durer's adam and eve (big art history/print nerd), each on one of my inner forearms. at first i thought, 'wow! that would be really cool on my shoulder blades!' but i'd want to look at a tattoo, if i had one.



ya looking for something like this?


or


found on www.sailnet.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: newmomerin on July 28, 2005 03:24:34 PM
or



I googled "ancient sea monster" and some variations thereof.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on July 28, 2005 03:37:50 PM
Yes! I found those already too...haha...but thats what Im looking for! I know there has to be a book that is just loaded with these images, I see them all the time on tv (history and discovery channel) but I have no idea where they get em!
Thank you though!!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: htking on July 28, 2005 06:09:02 PM
i think if i ever got a tattoo it'd be henna or something not as permanent...however i still love looking at pics of people's tattoos (bmezine, etc) just to see what people choose.

once my sister had a dream that she got a tattoo that looked like this:

i always thought that was pretty neat.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sleepywalkin on July 29, 2005 05:43:13 AM
vanessa, that's a cool idea for a tattoo.  i'd love to see what you end up with.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on July 29, 2005 05:51:17 AM
This might be helpful
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_monster)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bag_lady on July 29, 2005 07:00:46 AM
destroyed-sweater:  Kudos to you for thinking/planning/saving, and all around educating yourself.  and that goes to everyone else on this thread who is doing the same thing.  i just resonded mere to destroyed_sweater's story because i did the same thing.  i wentr in for my first tattoo with an idea and drawing.  my boyfriend at the time was getting tattooed by this guy and i thought he was good so i chose him.  well the piece came out un-centered and a little crooked.  i just got it fixed and added on to in the past year.  here's a link to the picture.

 http://www.voodoomonkey.org/tats/natalie/natalie10.jpg


 i'm not happy with that picture for two reasons, 1 it makes me look fat, and 2 i had a flower added to the middle between my breasts and would rather have had a picture of the finished product on the site.  I am currently getting a nother piece covered up that the same guy did (I obviously didn't learn my lesson the first time)  Now i go to a great shop in Cleveland, OH and Sean and Natalie are my artists.  Natalie is the one who did my flower piece.  I wanted it to look more art nuveau with washed out colors, but since the original lines were black, we pretty much had to continue with black for all of the swirls and the darker colors looked better.  The original was just the lines under my breasts with "jewels" over the top and bottom middle (if that makes any sense.  once i get a digital camera, i'll post in the show your tattoo's thread. 

my next tattoo will be a sewing related traditional style half sleeve or possibly chest piece. i'm a secretary so my clothing options are limited.  i may wait for the chest piece for when i have (hopefully) my own business being the crafty girl i am.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: yellofroot on July 29, 2005 07:56:45 AM
bag_lady, that is one stunning tattoo. The photo is beautiful and is doesn't make you look fat - you have a perfect hip to waist ratio going on there!

I myself don't have a tattoo but might consider it one day if something strikes me as right. The permanence side of it scares me a little (like to keep things flexible) but then again I seem to have an unusually high pain threshold, so it would be a shame not to exploit it! :)

Lovely ideas as great advice going on in this thread...definitely got me thinking....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Emmi-Licious on August 03, 2005 07:09:28 PM
So far, I only have a kanji character for "passion" on my right shoulder blade, and an "E" on my right hip that I'm going to get covered... someday, I hope to have most if not all of these...

1) same thing and same place as http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo/celeb-hudson.htm (http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo/celeb-hudson.htm)
2) down the side of my thigh http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/fallingleavesidea.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/fallingleavesidea.jpg)
3)haven't decided exactly where yet, but maybe on my arm or inside of my wrist http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/thisisthemusical.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/thisisthemusical.jpg)
4) on my inner hip/groin-ish area http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/kittykat.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/kittykat.jpg)
5) again, not sure where yet, but maybe back of my neck http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/MYLEO.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Emiling/MYLEO.jpg)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on August 04, 2005 01:45:17 PM
Um, no offense, but if your asking us for a good idea for a tattoo, you probably shouldnt be getting one in the first place.  Tattoos are permanent, and if you havent had your heart set on a design, you probably wouldnt like what people suggested to get there in a year or so. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on August 04, 2005 01:48:37 PM
I agree with vanessa. If you aren't sure you want something wait. Most likely you'll hate it after a while. Anyhoo, still on the lookout for japanese style waves.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JessiokaFroka on August 07, 2005 08:53:38 AM
If I ever got a tattoo, it would be a mermaid of some kind. I've loved mermaids since I was three- ever since I saw my very first silverscreen flick "The Little Mermaid". They would look something like these...





Yay!

-Jess


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on August 08, 2005 12:27:25 PM
i love those mermaid pics!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cutebutxdeadly on August 08, 2005 01:05:20 PM
I'm Greek-Macedonian and I wanted to get a tattoo of something that I could never change about me and that way I wouldn't regret getting a tattoo of something meaningless in 20, 30 years. So I plan on getting a flag on my lower back, half the Maci flag the other half the Greek flag on my 18th birthday :).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wasabipeasrule on August 08, 2005 01:50:51 PM
Oh, please. I've had this one planned out since I was eleven. The day I turn eighteen, and whether my mother likes it or not, I am going to go get the Dark Mark tattooed on my forearm.
w00t.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kimmykat on August 08, 2005 02:35:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GreatWave.jpg#file
there is a japanese wave i found.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: starpiste on August 08, 2005 03:22:02 PM
Pink Mafia, I only read a few pages back and couldn't see anything from you about the waves, but are you looking for waves like these ones: http://mexplaza.udg.mx/wm/paint/auth/hokusai/great-wave.jpg (http://mexplaza.udg.mx/wm/paint/auth/hokusai/great-wave.jpg)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kimmykat on August 08, 2005 04:25:09 PM
starpiste- ha we just posted like, the same picture...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thommoose on August 08, 2005 04:34:16 PM
starpiste- ha we just posted like, the same picture...

*chuckles...*

psst...  check out my post on page 8...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: starpiste on August 08, 2005 04:41:14 PM
hehe! that is why I shouldn't post at work. I try to be quick and then I miss stuff.

One idea of mine that kind of floats in and out of my head is my birthday based on the Roman calendar. I could do the math to figure it out but I'm not sure how accurate or "real" it would be. I have also considered by birthday just in roman numerals but that's not as exciting.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LookAtMeGo on August 08, 2005 05:59:39 PM
Oh, please. I've had this one planned out since I was eleven. The day I turn eighteen, and whether my mother likes it or not, I am going to go get the Dark Mark tattooed on my forearm.
w00t.
NICE. I love me some HP.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on August 08, 2005 06:28:29 PM
Thanks gals. It is the same link as before but I appreciate the effort. I guess I want it without black lines and I just can't seem to find anything. I will draw a sketch and have my artist draw it up for me.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cheesedip on August 09, 2005 10:03:20 AM
Ha, the Dark Mark sounds awesome!

I'm not old enough for a tattoo, and have no fixed ideas, but this one's currently floating round my brain...



It's just an image that I found on a vest online, but I really like the idea that even though my piercings aren't permanant and I might one day have to get rid of them, I could comemmorate them permanantly somewhere on my body  :) I really love my piercings. I wouldn't want it as creepy and skull-like as this though, just a simple BCR with the crossed bars underneath, and obviousley without the black surround. This is just a basic layout idea.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on August 09, 2005 12:41:02 PM
Does anyone have a good picture of a/the dark mark? I would love to get a tattoo of it iif I saw a version I really liked. Which should be interesting what with my not being largely fond of skulls in an artistic format.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on August 09, 2005 01:20:33 PM
the dark mark would be really cool.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on August 10, 2005 05:09:59 AM
What do people think?

I was bored yesterday and thought i'd have a go. I realise that the skull is in no way realistic but I have problems with skull aesthetics  *shrugs* What am I gonna do eh?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on August 10, 2005 02:49:39 PM
one day (hopefully around this time next year...) the dragon from this shirt will be slightly above my right ankle:

(incase the pic doesn't work....http://www.cinderblock.com/wc.dll?WebStore~RViewItem~GD~GD-117~SID=05081014521853538624)

*edit*
i realized perhaps i should explain why i want that as my tattoo.  dragon is my chinese zodiac sign and i've always liked dragons so i'd probably get a dragon tattoo anyway.  i chose that dragon because Green Day is my favorite band.  they make me happy when i'm feelin' down and i just really like them.  so a dragon related to them makes sense, but it's not so overtly Green Day that if some day for some reason i stop liking them i'll have a tattoo of a band i hate on me. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on August 11, 2005 02:37:05 AM
I like it... but  ;D I found this one online... (I image searched for 'dark mark.')



*no offense*

Yeah I saw that one as well. I even saw a tattoo of the picture off the back of one of the American books but they're all too skull-y for my liking.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Queen.A.S. on August 11, 2005 07:10:32 AM
In a year or two, I wanted to get this drawing I did tattooed on my back (it's too big for anywhere else...)

(Pic is blurry and cut off the saying at the bottom: Protect means never betray.)



Right now, I can't get one, but I have about three different ones that I want to get.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 13, 2005 11:35:09 PM
Would it be a completely painful idea if I wanted to get a simplified linework version of a helix/ double helix runing down my spine?

I KNOW this tends to be a hurtie place, but is the pain really *that* bad?

Ear, bellybutton and nipple piercings are telling me I'll be okay, but I'm not sure. I can always have a few panadeine forte beforehand if I need I guess..

But input, anyone?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on August 14, 2005 11:14:49 AM
They hurt everywhere, don't let that stop you. You might feel like shit when its happening but the moment you see it you forget. I had a little bit of work on my spine and it didn't hurt at all, it felt good- like someone scratching my back. The fleshier parts of by back hurt more. Everyone will say something different though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sham on August 14, 2005 12:42:10 PM
yessssss. i have been planning out some tattoos for a few years now... and just a few days ago i sat down and drew up a little sketch. (no scanner right now... maybe later.) i'm all about symmetry, so i'm tryign to keep shapes and sizes equal. i want to get a little work on each arm/ shoulder, like where a t-shirt covers (not because they can be covered, that's just a frame of refernce.)
one side i want for myself, and one side for my family. my side is going to have a hear with thread sewn into it, with a needle and thread nearby. on top of the heart i want a skull and wings (like the old stones, http://www.nsrider.com/gallerymain/cemeteries/granary8.jpg)
on the family side i'm getting a family tree with 15 branches for my mom and her 14 brothers and sisters, because we are a very close extended family, and then above that lilacs and tiger lilies sort of falling down, mimicing the shape of the skull's wings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sharkie on August 14, 2005 08:06:01 PM
i'm definetly planning on getting this tattoo. since i love shel silverstein, i have ever since i was little, i want this guy:



not that whole thing, just the little boy. i have nooo idea where i'd get it though. any ideas?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on August 15, 2005 03:43:45 AM
^^ 
I think I'd get it either at the bottom right of your back or the top left, but I could just be crazy.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 15, 2005 06:55:47 AM
My idea is basically this:


repeated from my hairline down my spine, approx. 1 & 1/2 inches wide.



the picture is kinda crap; a throw together MS Paint job.

I want to make my 18th birthday something positive to remember for a long time, considering the last year of my life and my 17th are full of pain etc that I'd like to not remember.

It's an anomalous motion illusion I found on Artcyclopedia. It looks likes it's moving.

Op Art on my body!! *squeals* I'm so excited. Maybe it'll up my grades in tech and design in my BA Vis Arts degree :P

What do you think?



Great ideas everyone else; something so exciting about contemplating new tattoos!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 15, 2005 07:00:37 AM
^^ 
I think I'd get it either at the bottom right of your back or the top left, but I could just be crazy.

I'd get him "looking" into your cleavage or crotch, with his fallen-off-shoe "disappearing" :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on August 15, 2005 09:06:59 AM
kylieultra- that is going to hurt like a bitch. have fun!

is it just me, or does anyone else that has a lot of tattoos find it odd that so many people these days go for big covering tattoos as their first tattoo?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 15, 2005 12:04:44 PM


i want to get a tattoo of the angel one on both of my shoulderblades facing eachother and looking upwards


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: something_wierd on August 15, 2005 12:53:31 PM


i want to get a tattoo of the angel one on both of my shoulderblades facing eachother and looking upwards

Ah! An explodingdog tattoo.

I want one of the guy sitting in the trashcan, or something else.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on August 15, 2005 03:43:06 PM
sharkie- i always liked that ic too. i would say somewhere in the middle of you back, like the boy really is falling up. i think that would be cool, but i'm prolly crazy.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: spaceradish on August 16, 2005 12:24:49 AM
Does anyone have a good picture of a/the dark mark? I would love to get a tattoo of it iif I saw a version I really liked. Which should be interesting what with my not being largely fond of skulls in an artistic format.



this was drawn by a japanese artist, Yukipon. her website is http://xbssm.eek.jp/

I would acutally be tempted to get the dark mark if it wasn't um.. evil. :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ParanoidEv on August 16, 2005 07:50:17 AM
Ohhh coming weekend I am probably getting a phonecall that the drawing of my leaf is ready!
http://picserver.org/view_image.php/WESTZ4F54U8N (http://picserver.org/view_image.php/WESTZ4F54U8N)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on August 16, 2005 01:55:09 PM
my appointment is on thursday. wow, I'm getting really excited now :)
Also, I'm a bit .nervous. Just a little bit...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ParanoidEv on August 16, 2005 02:22:47 PM
my appointment is on thursday. wow, I'm getting really excited now :)
Also, I'm a bit .nervous. Just a little bit...
Come on, you can do it  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on August 16, 2005 11:08:43 PM
Now I'm thinking about it all the tme. In a positive way though.
I'm just wondering what I should wer and which music to bring. It'll take a few hours, I suppose. We changed the appointment from 11 am to 10 am so there would be more time. I think I'll be there for 3 or 4 hours? I don't know. There sure will be a second session.

How long does one session last, when a larger piece is made?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Gozwic on August 17, 2005 08:45:02 AM
I'm thinking of a Lord of the Rings tattoo, but I'm not really sure what... I love the elvish script but I don't know what it would say and I can't find a pic that would make a good tattoo. Any ideas?

And I defiantely want a Dark Mark tattoo. I've had my mind set on it since I was about 11 too, isn't it just the coolest tattoo?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Veggiechick on August 17, 2005 09:06:02 AM



I yahooed dark mark and got this.......but what is it?

It's the death eater mark from the Harry Potter books. All the bad guys get it on their forearm. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sharkie on August 18, 2005 12:45:20 AM
sharkie- i always liked that ic too. i would say somewhere in the middle of you back, like the boy really is falling up. i think that would be cool, but i'm prolly crazy.

 i was thinking that too but i felt weird about getting one like..right on my spine haha. that might just be me being the paranoid pain hating person i am, but all tattoos hurt so i guess i'll have to deal.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on August 18, 2005 04:55:17 PM
i have a couple ideas i'm kicking around, but no pics... sorry.

My dad was a boxer when he was younger, right before I was born, and shortly after. he has a tat of boxing gloves on his right arm, and i was thinking about getting little boxing gloves for him. he's still around, thank God, but I'm really close with him, and he's an important part of my life, so i want to show it.

then, i was thinking about getting a little bird on my foot. when my sister was 2, she had a bad dream that she and i were birds and i attacked her. so since we were 2 and 3, we've called each other birdie. just a little thing we have. so we were gonna get matching ones. haha.

or i was thinking about getting a little dove. but i don't know that i want a dove and a bird. i dunno.

if anyone knows of any sites with good doves/birds for tats, let me know! i don't really have a picture. i want it kinda small. cause i think a wrist tat would be cool, too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 18, 2005 08:38:24 PM
So I'm getting my tattoo at 3.30 this afternoon, it should take about 2 & 1/2 hours and will cost me $250 AUD ($180USD) max.

:) I'm getting nervous now, with 2 hours to go :P

I had to stretch the design a bit so it wouldn't shift too much and end up looking like a blur, but it shall be cool.

 55cm of tattooing down my spine, wish me luck!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on August 18, 2005 09:38:48 PM
So I'm getting my tattoo at 3.30 this afternoon, it should take about 2 & 1/2 hours and will cost me $250 AUD ($180USD) max.

:) I'm getting nervous now, with 2 hours to go :P

I had to stretch the design a bit so it wouldn't shift too much and end up looking like a blur, but it shall be cool.

 55cm of tattooing down my spine, wish me luck!!


i can't wait to see it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: spaceradish on August 19, 2005 12:02:37 AM
waaah! Hopefully you don't have a bony spine like I do. I was going to get a tat right in the middle of my back... but the lady said that my bones stick out too much and that it wouldn't heal right. So, I got it over my shoulder blade (which is still bony) and I cried like I never cried before.


but it was worth it. :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: motleykitten on August 19, 2005 12:58:49 AM
I just got two more tattoos (this makes 7) and they are the most 'original' tattoos I have- one is my son's footprints from when he was born with his Hebrew name under it, and since I am an aspiring fashion designer and avid Craftster, I got a dressform with a corset on it, tattooed on my left arm.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craftysunday on August 19, 2005 07:47:35 AM
i love the footprint idea...it's really sweet , and you're right- original.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SidekickFancy on August 19, 2005 07:26:57 PM
This is my tattoo...it's a fairy spirit called The Singer Of Courage



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Raven87 on August 20, 2005 12:00:57 AM
THAT ROCKS!!!

It's the most beautiful tattoo I've ever seen, in my ENTIRE life!


-JJ


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 20, 2005 09:37:41 AM
Wellll, I got my tattoo, it took an hour & 1/2 and it cost $150 AUD.

It goes from about an inch and a half above my crack to about three inches below my hairline.

It hurt, I must say, a buzzing dull drilling in some areas, almost like tickling and in other areas.. it felt like hot needles being dragged across my skin :P

Tracy, the artist, was getting cranky with me, becuase I kept jumping when she went over some areas - my bad back's been sore the last few days, so that may not have been a good idea. I found out later Tracy's a little nervous with lines, but I managed to hold it together and get it done. :P

I don't have photo's at the moment, but I shall have some soon for you. It's hard to get a good photo, it's still fresh and a bit shiney, but because it's line work it should heal quickly :)

I've had good reactions so far - drunk people love it :P A lot of people have commented I have 'balls' to have got it done, but I don't think it  hurt more than my nipple piercing - it was more annoying than painful, as the artists tend to tell you.

I want to get symbols or small silhouettes of a monkey and a (cute) bear on each of my shoulders (front or back I'm not sure)  at some point to represent my parents - rather than the usual hearts with a banner, although I do adore flash tats too :P
--

sidekickfancy that ink is gorgeous - I'm a fan of astrology/ spirit based tattos, I hope to get Virgo and the Hermit a some point :P
Have you got white ink in that tattoo? how is it holding up? I've heard less than encouraging things about white and yellow inks, what's your experiences?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SidekickFancy on August 21, 2005 12:31:18 AM
sidekickfancy that ink is gorgeous - I'm a fan of astrology/ spirit based tattos, I hope to get Virgo and the Hermit a some point :P
Have you got white ink in that tattoo? how is it holding up? I've heard less than encouraging things about white and yellow inks, what's your experiences?

Aight...the ink is holding up well...there are different brands of white and yellow ink; some hold up good, some don't...the guy doing my tattoo had to switch to a different one because it wasn't showing up on my bare skin very well.

I actually got the inspiration for the tattoo from the Fairies Oracle, illustrated by Brian Froud.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amandajones on August 21, 2005 04:22:33 PM
I just got two more tattoos (this makes 7) and they are the most 'original' tattoos I have- one is my son's footprints from when he was born with his Hebrew name under it, and since I am an aspiring fashion designer and avid Craftster, I got a dressform with a corset on it, tattooed on my left arm.


a friend of mine has his son's handprint tattooed on his neck. hand/foot prints are such a neat idea. the dress form sounds cool too! post pictures if you can! (not to be bossy or anything)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: AshGav on August 21, 2005 05:57:32 PM
I really want a tattoo but right now in my life there is nothing that is just me that i will want for a long time....so i will keep looking....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on August 21, 2005 08:55:05 PM
I really want a tattoo but right now in my life there is nothing that is just me that i will want for a long time....so i will keep looking....

same here... i think i want "John Mayer" in my handwriting on the inside of my lip or high on my ribcage. but i want it to be written backwards so i can read it in the mirror.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on August 21, 2005 09:30:29 PM
same here... i think i want "John Mayer" in my handwriting on the inside of my lip or high on my ribcage. but i want it to be written backwards so i can read it in the mirror.

that would be awesome. i've thought about getting something john mayer. like a little quote or symbol or something. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kylieultra on August 22, 2005 05:13:31 AM
Hey kids, I just posted my new pic in the tattoo pic thread.

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.1160)


:)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on September 07, 2005 02:12:49 PM
I'm thinking of getting a sailor jerry style heart with a scroll in the middle with my husbands name on it on my "kittie". Not the actual "kittie" but the pubic area. I want to have a fancier design than just a heart but I'm not sure. My husband loved the idea (of course). What do you all think? Anyone have some cool pics? I'm going to fly to get my chest piece done in a couple of months so I'll have this done at the same time.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Rakuette on September 07, 2005 02:33:19 PM
I am pretty goofy but I have always wanted Xavier Robert's signature on my butt just like a cabbage patch doll.   ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on September 07, 2005 02:45:40 PM
hahaha. Thats funny!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on September 07, 2005 10:58:09 PM
I want a Sailor Jerry style Mermaid sitting on an anchor on my upper arm :)

Or maybe just a mermaid.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: viciouskittie on September 12, 2005 05:51:33 PM

i, myself was 8 years old only ten years ago. and i can't imagine what i would have chosen for a permenant tattoo if i'd been allowed to back then. and i can't think of anything i'll still want when i'm 28, or 38, if i got one now. EXCEPT some sort of vegan tattoo, maybe. the one idea i truly like is getting something on the back of my neck. maybe a phrase, like live and let live, maybe the word vegan written in cursive. but, i'm not someone who really flaunts that, i'm more of a private person.. and.. um.. i just can't do anything as daring as get a tattoo, even though i'd like to.

does anyone here have any vegan themed tattoos, or ideas for any?

sorry im a little, ok very late, getting to this post, but i have X vegan X in old english across my stomach..i got it back in 96 i think...and im still vegan..heh..so many kids i know got stuff like that done and all are either back eating meat, or getting drunk everynight.. ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skye691 on September 12, 2005 06:59:55 PM
I'm thinking a pair of old schoolish pistols on my back, not crossed, and in black and red. Both pointed down and about the size of my hand, from fingertip to the base of my palm. The red would be a nod to my mom-- it's her favorite color (and dad, who she divorced several years ago hates the color) and the pistols would be a nod to my dad (he's a retired gunsmith.. I'm his lil annie oakley. )



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: supergirle on September 13, 2005 08:48:42 PM
Well, I had posted earlier on here about getting some iris tatoos as a tribute to the family and they came out out great!  I got them last weekend I had thought about it for a long time and my artist was free that day so it was spur of the moment and great!  Got them on my lower back right below a tatto i already had there.  The thing is was my fourth and I will tell you I dont remember it ever hurting before but man this one had me whining for sure!  My artist ofcourse told me I was a champ but I think he was just being nice since his wife is a great friend to me ha ha.  Its been a while since my last one so maybe I am just getting wimpy in my old age though ha ha!  But they are amazing and I will share some pics soon!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: princessliak on September 14, 2005 06:01:55 AM
My sister and I are going to get tatoos at the end of October.  We hav been thinking about it for about  2 years (I am highly indecisive...) She is getting a strand of DNA as she is a genetic counselor and I am getting the big dipper (not an astronomer, but am from Alaska and that is on the flag)!  Exciting, yet a bit nervous that we are actually going to finally do it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on September 14, 2005 09:14:03 PM
amadajones--if you look at the actual tattoos thread, somewhere near-ish the beginning a teacher has matilda on her shoulder blade and the wrinkle idea from a wrinkle in time on the insides of her arms just above her elbow.  i'm having wording problems here, but i'm going for something like i think it's fine when people have tattoos regardless of what their job is, and i second the showing kids that.

something weird--ooo, the vfd!  i think that is a lovely idea.  and only people who are snicket fans will know what it is, and then they'll probably think "how cool!"  *idea* since people dress up at movie premieres and book releases, how about we do a henna/sharpie eye on october 18?  i luuuurve being a dork.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragadyanne400 on September 29, 2005 06:46:27 AM
I just wanted to say that I hope when people are looking for pictures of tattoos online they are only using it for inspiration and not copying the actual tattoo. I say this because I put a great deal of thought into my tattoo and my best friend helped me design it and I would be crushed if someone straight up copied it. So I'm just hoping people consider this. Ok, that's it. You all have wonderful ideas and I can't wait to see some more tattoos from my fellow craftsters.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on September 29, 2005 07:20:36 AM
I'm a little late on this, but I think this thread is still bumpin...

I'm hopefully starting my chest piece next week while I'm home.  The darling Fiancee' is paying for it!

Here's the general gist :



Sorry that's gigantic, I 'drew' it out kind of life size.  The razorblade is a testament to over one year without any cutting.  That's a huge accomplishment for me as I used to do it every night for 3 years plus.  It was fucking miserable.  ANYWAYS, I'm much better now and making a POSITIVE BEAUTIFUL mark on my body in reflection of it.

wow thats dope and meaningful...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: blondie_2011_69 on October 01, 2005 12:09:04 PM
for my tattoo i wanna get a breast cancer symbol on my ankle because when i was 5 my mom had breast cancer but thankfully she survived ;D ;) :) and then i want to get a butterfly with its wings closed on my right left shoulder i would get a side veiw of the butterfly


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: superspork on October 01, 2005 12:36:02 PM
I'm going to have the scorpio sign with the arrow at the end transfoming into a snake... b/c I'm a scorpio born in the year of the snake (1989)... it'll be my birthday present when I turn 18 to symbolize when I was born and how far I've come... because my sister says there should always be something important behind your tattoos... haven't crafted a drawing of it yet...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: april_cocaine on October 04, 2005 06:27:31 AM


This is the next one i'm hoping to get. It's lryics from a bob dylan/ joan osbourne song called 'man in the long black coat'
I just really love this line, and i truly believe it too. I want it on my right shoulder, going around it, if that makes sense?

I already have this taurus , in memory of my dad as we're both tauruses.
 

I'm hoping to get something in Japanese too, as i'm obssessed with Japan, but i'm not sure what.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iskra on October 05, 2005 05:08:29 AM
april cocaine, i want words too! i'm thinking seriously about getting "freak not, fear not, follow your breath" on my foot. curved round under the little toe methinks. they are really special words to me. i'm waiting for one more month then i'm going to go for it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: meg4568 on October 11, 2005 02:55:29 PM
my newest one is a surprise for now.
here's a hint:

"unlucky Coyfish"


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: stickysweetfun on October 11, 2005 03:27:12 PM
Oh, for the love of Ernst Haeckel.   ;)  He was a German biologist/pschycologist/astronomist/anthropologist of the 1860's, and his biological plates are just fantastic.  I think the incredible beauty and order inherent in every thing, even the most miniscule and (seemling) insignificant, is just overwhelming.  It reminds me of the beauty in myself, too,  and especially the parts of my being that can't be seen (generosity, honesty, craftness ;), etc).  Even though I've never subscribed to any concrete notion of what could be called God/Higher Power (let alone organized religions), I suppose it does have a lot to do with faith, both personal and cosmic.



I'm thinking about the one I've got circled, but the hardest part for me is making up my mind.  There are several plates that I am particularly drawn to, so I'm considering getting a "plate" done on my back, with a few radiolaria / diatom / etc.  My only problem with that is thinking of some way to connect them all together - I'm generally not very pleased with tattooed "water," especially since these would probably have to be done in pretty detailed grayscale.


His jellyfish are fantastic, too.  If you want, you can look at all of his plates here. -->
http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/haeckel/natur.html  ( it IS in German, but it's pretty easy to figure out.  just click away! )


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RaeAmazon on October 11, 2005 03:56:29 PM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo for the past 4 or 5 months, and I pretty much decided that if I get one, it will be a sort of sailor tattoo banner, like a little ribbon, with the French word for "writer" written on it.

Here's the general idea.  I just made it in like 2 seconds in paint, and I couldn't get the text to arch with the lines of the banner, but you get the idea.  I want it shaded in red, and I think I would like it on one side of my lower back or on my hip



I've always loved this, but I don't know if I would ever get it:



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: CandySeahorse on October 19, 2005 02:57:25 PM
This tattoo is about....five? weeks. maybe six.
 it says *love me* and is on the back of my right shoulder.
it's my first one. but i want another oh so badish.




     


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on October 19, 2005 06:08:16 PM
I'm very excited and thought I'd share the joyous news. My tattoo artist is flying over in 2 weeks so I can get some work done!! Yay!! I'm finishing up my chest piece and possible getting my wings. Anyone have behind the ear tats? I'm thinking of getting something small on each side but can't decide if its a waste since I won't get to see them.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Izzy on October 20, 2005 10:21:04 AM
PinkMafia:
I don't have any tattoos personally, but a guy came into the shop where I work yesterday with a little pair of stars behind his ears, and they looked gorgeous.
What would you want to get?
A friend of mine is debating between stars, hearts or some kind of card suit.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on October 20, 2005 12:06:05 PM
I'm thinking about stars too! One on each side or a few small ones on each side. They have no personal meaning it would just because they are cute. Most of my tattoo's are meaningful which is why I'm unsure, plus I'd only see them in the mirror :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on October 20, 2005 02:46:55 PM
I'm thinking about stars too! One on each side or a few small ones on each side. They have no personal meaning it would just because they are cute. Most of my tattoo's are meaningful which is why I'm unsure, plus I'd only see them in the mirror :P

they're meaningful cause you like them. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on October 20, 2005 05:21:05 PM
I'm thinking about stars too! One on each side or a few small ones on each side. They have no personal meaning it would just because they are cute. Most of my tattoo's are meaningful which is why I'm unsure, plus I'd only see them in the mirror :P

they're meaningful cause you like them. :)

If I were to get a tattoo I would get stars, blue stars.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on October 20, 2005 05:22:16 PM
Quote
they're meaningful cause you like them. Smiley

Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hercuteness on November 11, 2005 06:23:14 AM
so, like many people here, i've been thinking of a tattoo.  i flirted a bit with the thought years ago when i was in college, but i'm a  weenie.  now, a friend is going to get a really kick ass one and suddenly the thought is creeping back in. 

i'm married now, and planning on having kids, so i don't want anything too wacky.  here are some ideas, let me know what you think.

**EDIT**
below is the final idea, before the tattoo artist draws it out tattoo-style.






Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: poppysmum on November 11, 2005 06:34:36 AM
I just love the dandelion clock/ swallow dealy. I think in the end if you've created something that you love already you can't go wrong, can ya? Although I do like me a Picasso...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on November 11, 2005 06:39:49 AM
I like the dandelion and the Picasso too.  I think those would also translate nicely into tattoos given they are made up of bold lines and fewer fussy details, etc. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craft-matic on November 11, 2005 07:44:37 AM
First:  hercuteness, I love that dandelion image.  It's really truly beautiful.  And even if you go with one, you can always get another later!  I could see the dandelion on the left hip, with the seeds blowing up across the lower back, maybe....

Second:  I'm not as brave with tattoos as some people.  I already have a tattoo of Egyptian heiroglyphs on my back (I'm an anthropologist--not an Egyptologist, of course, but I've been fascinated by it since I was knee-high to a scarab beetle).  I tend to go for the simple, small, script sorts of things.

Nonetheless, I've had a new tattoo planned for ages.  It will come from the following:



It's the ancient language of my family's ancestors (our last name is derived from the name of their ancient empire, the Khazars).  The language is a turkic runiform one.  The picture is from a letter written to a member of the Khazar government, and the signature line in the picture ('I have read') is the only existing example of the Khazar language yet found.  So I plan to stylize the runes a little bit for the tattoo.  It will be particularly salient for me, because I've devoted my life to learning, so "I have read" means a lot to me.  

So I know just what I want.  But the trouble, and the reason I haven't gotten it yet, is that I can't decide where on my body to get it.  The one I have is on my lower back, on the left hand side, on the muscly part.  I'd rather not get the new one anywhere where it will be visible while I'm wearing reasonably professional clothes, though if I wind up teaching at a university it's less an issue than in some other professions.  At least, it should be someplace subtle.  I thought about getting it in a vertical line up the inside of my ankle.  

I think the sexiest place for a tattoo is down one side of the back of the neck, but I don't have the guts to get it there, especially because I wear my hair pretty short.  In a vertical line down the shoulder blade wouldn't be bad, maybe?  Just alongside where a typical tank top strap would run?  I won't be wearing tank-tops at a professional job, after all.....

Does anyone have any other ideas?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on November 11, 2005 08:19:44 AM
i love that dandilion!!! it's beautiful.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skye691 on November 11, 2005 08:22:21 AM
I really like the idea of putting it alongside where a tank strapwould run.. or right under your collarbone maybe?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craft-matic on November 11, 2005 08:28:21 AM
Ooh, under the collarbone would be interesting!  Maybe a bit visible, though.  Perhaps along one of my hipbones?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hercuteness on November 11, 2005 08:49:50 AM
i thought about hip to hip. . . but i think i would probably go shoulder to shoulder, kind of high across the base of my neck, maybe?. . .looking at my mom i can see that my hips are destined for wideness, so i don't necessarily want to decorate them.

craft-matic i think your tattoo would look really great on the back of your neck!  i would only worry about looking like a gangster, as that's a common tattoo location for some of the hispanic gangs in my hometown.

stupid gangs.  ruining tattoos for everyone!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: april_cocaine on November 11, 2005 10:08:52 AM
I love the Botticelli one, it's gorgeous. And the dandilion/swallows one is really good too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: losingstreak on November 11, 2005 10:37:59 AM
I'm very excited and thought I'd share the joyous news. My tattoo artist is flying over in 2 weeks so I can get some work done!! Yay!! I'm finishing up my chest piece and possible getting my wings. Anyone have behind the ear tats? I'm thinking of getting something small on each side but can't decide if its a waste since I won't get to see them.
I don't have one, but the one I want is behind the ear.

I want two small black eighth notes [not connected] behind my right ear. That I'll definitely get done next year probably.
And for a little while I've wanted to get the words "find what's good and make it last" done on my lower back. I don't know if I'll get that one done even though I've loved that lyrics for years now, I think band tattoos are fleeting. If I get that one it won't be for at least a couple years.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kimidawn24 on November 11, 2005 10:59:56 AM
if anyone knows of any sites with good doves/birds for tats, let me know! i don't really have a picture. i want it kinda small. cause i think a wrist tat would be cool, too.

Morning Star- have you heard of the artist M C Escher?  He does some really awesome birds- in fact, I have one of his doves on my shoulder blade.

http://www.mcescher.com/


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on November 11, 2005 11:07:18 AM
if anyone knows of any sites with good doves/birds for tats, let me know! i don't really have a picture. i want it kinda small. cause i think a wrist tat would be cool, too.

Morning Star- have you heard of the artist M C Escher?  He does some really awesome birds- in fact, I have one of his doves on my shoulder blade.

http://www.mcescher.com/

no i haven't. thank you! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on November 11, 2005 11:11:15 AM
actually, i've seen some of his work (and i like it) but i didn't know who it was .


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on November 11, 2005 02:48:37 PM
i've had an idea for what i want my 2nd tattoo to be (even though i don't have a first yet).  i want a star that starts dark blue at the tips and fades to almost white in the middle, and in the middle the Pisces sign.  i'd get it on my left foot (since Pisces rule the feet).

*edited to add the pic i just whipped up in PSP*

like that

of course if i actually got it, the fading would be centered properly and the Pisces sign would be proportional and what-not...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kimidawn24 on November 11, 2005 02:55:15 PM
I've always really wanted a little blue star on my foot-- maybe it's because I'm a pisces, too!  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragadyanne400 on November 11, 2005 03:23:24 PM
i'd get it on my left foot (since Pisces rule the feet).

Awsome, that's one of the reasons I got my pisces tattoo on my foot.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on November 11, 2005 04:12:20 PM
I think I may have already posted this but if I was to get a tattoo I would get a blue star, or a light green one.  Something like that.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: meanderingchaos on November 14, 2005 02:30:27 PM
I already have a tattoo on my right foot of a star, so I'd love to have a moon on my left foot.

I want the butterfly from Corpse Bride. :)  I've always wanted a butterfly, and I just fell in love with that one.

And my friend drew me one that I'd love to have. If my scanner worked, I'd scan it. :( It would consist of a star on the inside of each ankle. The left would have horns and a tail with fluffy clouds inside and the right would have a halo and wings and flames inside. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on November 21, 2005 11:35:34 PM
so i have so many ideas for tatts, the newest idea ive been messsing around with is a tatt from the artist Gris Grimly.
i realy like the way he draws skulls and
this chic is awesome

or
the chick on the front of this book


god i love his art, its so hard to decide on just one for now


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on November 22, 2005 08:33:10 AM
2. the Kanji for "Grandfather" my Grandpa passed away two years ago (shortly after my first tat) and I was devistated... The only thing is, he was in the army and fought against the Japanese.. D you think it'd be disrespectful to get a Japanese kanji on me in memory of him? I chose Japanese because A. it's simple B. I took 3 years of the language in HS and I love it.

I don't think it would be disrespectful, he fought them but I'm sure he knew that it was politics not the people he was fighting. plus he'd want you to have something you love.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ParanoidEv on November 22, 2005 11:30:01 AM
so i have so many ideas for tatts, the newest idea ive been messsing around with is a tatt from the artist Gris Grimly.
Thanks so much, I was totally lost what to give my boyfriend as a (Sinterklaas :P) present, but now I'm 100%, he gets a Gris Grimly (illustrated) book! I never heard of this guy, he is amazing!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on November 22, 2005 06:23:47 PM
so i have so many ideas for tatts, the newest idea ive been messsing around with is a tatt from the artist Gris Grimly.
Thanks so much, I was totally lost what to give my boyfriend as a (Sinterklaas :P) present, but now I'm 100%, he gets a Gris Grimly (illustrated) book! I never heard of this guy, he is amazing!

isnt he!!! im a total physco over him now!!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sharkie on November 22, 2005 07:19:48 PM
i'm thinking of getting this



 (minus the blue background) on the small of my back. i looove calvin and hobbes :) of course i have a while to go but i just love that picture.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on November 22, 2005 08:22:55 PM
that would be so so awesome.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: uglythreads on December 14, 2005 10:36:33 PM
so, i've been thinking on this idea for sometime...



it is the strength card from the raider waite tarot. to me it symbolizes, not only strength, but a certain level of persistance, patience and restraint. the girl not dominating the lion, necessarily, but sort of  leading and guiding him. in a way i think it relates to a tattoo i already have, a line from the tao te ching that says "the highest good is like water." the tao says that one of the weakest most formless things in the world, water, can overcome any obstacle (think hurricanes, tsunamis, floods) the girl on the strength card also reminds me of that, but sort of represents a different aspect of that dynamic to me.

there are a couple of problems/reasons why the tattoo is still in idealand and not inked on my body: firstly, i don't really like the way this style of card looks, per se. i sort of like my deck better (more color, a more detailed, modern drawing, no yellow background) but ultimately i want to find an artist i trust, and have him incorporate my ideas about what the card symbolizes to me with the imagery that's already there. problem number two: i have several ideas of where i could put the tattoo...but i haven't really decided where it would be best. right now i'm leaning towards putting it on my ribcage, on my left side, with the bottom right about where my natural waist is. final problem: money. of course. however, i have made a deal with myself. if i don't end up going on a trip for spring break, i will allow myself to use the money i didn't spend traveling on getting inked. provided, of course, the other two problems can work themselves out satisfactorily in the meantime.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on December 18, 2005 04:18:09 AM
I am pretty goofy but I have always wanted Xavier Robert's signature on my butt just like a cabbage patch doll.   ;D

Heehee... that would be awesome!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mellie_05 on January 09, 2006 01:02:28 PM
i've been trying to find a pretty old-school looking sparrow tattoo design online. I eventually want a sparrow on my right shoulder blade, but i want to find a pretty design first. help me out if ya can ya'll.... later


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on January 13, 2006 12:05:25 PM
I want to get these:



They are Adinkra Symbols "SANKOFA", symbol of importance of learning from the past.
I already have tattoos in pairs in my shoulders and next to my hipbones. I´m not really sure where I´ll place this one, I´m thinking on the side, on my ribcage, or on my lovehandles (how do you call this part of the body anyway? This was the best way I could explain where I wanted it.), one on each side.

I also really really want to tattoo the quote I have in my icon "Love steals us from loneliness". I´m thinking what to do yet. I want it combined with a big drawing in my back, maybe Kurt Halsey or Exploding Dog. I don´t know. I saw this girl´s tattoo that was a heart outline with some lyrics on it, and I love it and thought about doing something similar, but I don´t know if I want that. I´ll think about this tattoo.

[edit] Sorry about my bad English!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on January 13, 2006 01:09:41 PM
i think the heart one with the lyrics on your ribcage would be so cool. or without the lyrics. i'm all for tats on the ribcage, i think they look so good.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dizzydragonfly on January 13, 2006 01:34:53 PM
If I was not too chicken (I really want a tattoo...can't quite resolve the fear factor yet) I would want to alter this image I found to make it more me...



I did a series of art pieces based on the concept of the Greek myth of Daphne (who turns into a laurel tree to escape the unwanted advances of Apollo) plus I am fascinated by the tree goddess that appears in so many different cultures- each with her own unique story. There is also the gospel song "We shall not, we shall not be moved. Just like the tree standing by the water. We shall not be moved) that was covered by the Grateful Dead that is pretty awesome.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on January 15, 2006 06:22:02 AM
i think the heart one with the lyrics on your ribcage would be so cool. or without the lyrics. i'm all for tats on the ribcage, i think they look so good.

I heard it hurts a lot to get a tattoo on the ribcage because of the bones and there's not a lot of fat to protect it. Is it true?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on January 15, 2006 09:31:24 PM
i think the heart one with the lyrics on your ribcage would be so cool. or without the lyrics. i'm all for tats on the ribcage, i think they look so good.

I heard it hurts a lot to get a tattoo on the ribcage because of the bones and there's not a lot of fat to protect it. Is it true?

that's what i've heard too. but i really want one there so i hope i can deal with the pain when/if i get one there!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on January 15, 2006 11:07:07 PM
it's gonna hurt no matter where you get it, though. if you're gonna deal with the pain, what's a little more for a spot you want it in?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on January 16, 2006 12:41:16 AM
Exacly what Morning Star said. I wasn't jumping for joy to get my chestplate done but I sucked it up and went for it because I think its a pretty spot. Its gonna hurt regardless, you might as well get a kewl tattoo out of it in a  spot you want.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on January 16, 2006 06:22:28 PM
My latest idea...I have three freckles all in a row, close together that look like orion's belt...I want to get some "freckles" tattooed around them to finish out the constellation. I'm just embarassed to ask any tattoo artist to do it because it seems insulting to ask someone to tattoo a couple of dots on me.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dooney on January 16, 2006 06:26:10 PM
i don't think it'd be insulting, since it's part of a picture. you could have them draw some faint lines connecting them if you want.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lovething on January 16, 2006 06:30:31 PM
I'm thinking about getting a rose with a gold/yellowish leaf for my daughter, Autumn Rose.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: uglythreads on January 16, 2006 10:14:34 PM
My latest idea...I have three freckles all in a row, close together that look like orion's belt...I want to get some "freckles" tattooed around them to finish out the constellation. I'm just embarassed to ask any tattoo artist to do it because it seems insulting to ask someone to tattoo a couple of dots on me.

I actually had a similar idea to that the other day...I had been playing around with an astrological idea, and was interested in getting the 12 signs of the zodiac tattooed on me in a similar way...i'm very freckle-y and wanted to get the zodiac constellations tattooed up and down my arms....in a color to match my brown-ish freckles. i thought it would be something that could be visible and meaningful to me, without being obvious to everyone who sees my arms. as a bonus, i would have my sign (leo) and the second most important sign to me (cancer) as the division point, as they're next to each other.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on January 17, 2006 04:04:30 AM
socks


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on January 17, 2006 05:10:42 AM
it's gonna hurt no matter where you get it, though. if you're gonna deal with the pain, what's a little more for a spot you want it in?

That is right. Of course the pain won´t stop me, I just wanted to know. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on January 17, 2006 07:15:15 AM
socks

you want socks? how COOL is that? i thought about a pair of knitted socks. i dont know where i'd get it, though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on January 17, 2006 03:10:22 PM
maybe one on each foot...I'm not being a smart ass I mean a little one sort of like how the Dixie Chicks would get chicken feet on their feet after a milestone in their career.
I would get one right around my wrist but probably not socks although that's a great idea.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mishabelle on January 17, 2006 03:17:57 PM
I actually really want another tattoo.....can't do it right now since I am 7 months pregnant so I have some time still but I really want another. I want a phoenix.....and I can't find a picture of anything inspirational....anyone have any suggestions for places to look that are off the beaten path? I have looked at all the standard fare tat sites...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on January 17, 2006 03:29:34 PM
no I mean I know someone who has socks tattooed to his feet as if he was wearing them.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on January 17, 2006 03:37:29 PM
no I mean I know someone who has socks tattooed to his feet as if he was wearing them.

That's what I had pictured at first but then I thought the little bitty socks would be cute too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: knittydoll on January 17, 2006 03:39:40 PM
My good friend Harini bought me my first tattoo about a year ago as my 21st birthday present- it's my name written in Tamil facing the inside of my wrist. It's about the size of the stamp you get when you go clubbing or to a gig and it looks beautiful- I luuuurve it. The detail in it is too small for my super-cheap digital camera to pick up though, so I wasn't able to post a pic in the 'show your tatts' thread. :(

As I love my first tatt so much I'm absolutely going to get another to sit with it, either above or below it on my wrist. I'm going to England this year for exchange to do my final year of Uni (woo and hoo, soooo excited!!) and I'm going to get my next one while I'm there and have it written in Welsh... I'm not at all a linguist but a big traveller and what better trinkett to bring home?!

So now I need to find a Welsh dictionary and pick the word I'm going to have done... probably faith, love, patience or strength..... big themes for me!

Soooo..... can anyone translate Welsh?!  :) And, what do you guys think?

 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on January 17, 2006 03:41:31 PM
I used to know a site that was all english to welsh dictionary like, I used to go there a lot because I wanted to know what gorky's zygotic mynci was singing about. I'll try to find the link


Try thishttp://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/LexiconForms.html (http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/LexiconForms.html)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: knittydoll on January 17, 2006 04:00:34 PM
Thanx box of purls, that link is fab! And I always wondered what gorky was singing about too but never thought to look it up *duh* I guess I'm easily distracted by his bouncy music! Now have tonnes of ideas about next tattoo- you've been a great help  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 17, 2006 04:46:19 PM
Warning to all that might be thinking about getting a first tattoo - it will be just that - your first.  It is soooo addicting that many more will come.  This is an awesome thread for ideas!  I've got 4 now but several need either covering (very old and not very well done) or adding to.  Has anyone had luck with covering one with something bigger or just something else without the old one showing?  I have some tribal marks and my husband name about 4 inches below my belly button.  I love that one since only he sees it (other than me).  I have an angel with spiked hair on my wrist that's covered by my watch most of the time - that one needs jazzing up.  Doves on my lower back that need covering as I said and a huge one on my ankle of a cross/fish/alpha and omega that my husband drew.  I love the idea of using other languages that mean a lot to you.  For Christmas he  got me $150 gift certificate to our favorite tattoo artist so I better get designing!  Thanks for all of the great ideas!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on January 17, 2006 05:04:03 PM
Thanx box of purls, that link is fab! And I always wondered what gorky was singing about too but never thought to look it up *duh* I guess I'm easily distracted by his bouncy music! Now have tonnes of ideas about next tattoo- you've been a great help  ;)

You're welcome.  I've wouldn't know what to get tattooed wordwise, I'm too fickle.  Woo..I"m glad someone else besides me likes gorky's :) 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on January 17, 2006 11:58:41 PM
My latest idea...I have three freckles all in a row, close together that look like orion's belt...I want to get some "freckles" tattooed around them to finish out the constellation. I'm just embarassed to ask any tattoo artist to do it because it seems insulting to ask someone to tattoo a couple of dots on me.

I love that idea, and I'm sure a tattoo artist wouldn't mind if you told them why. I wish I had freckles I could do this with!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on January 18, 2006 03:50:36 AM
Has anyone had luck with covering one with something bigger or just something else without the old one showing? 

Two friends of mine got cover ups and they turned out very good. One was a black butterfly and she made it a bigger butterfly with colors and you can´t see what´s under. The other one had stars and she cover with two butterflies about the same size of the old tattoo, and you can´t tell it´s a cover up either.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Country_Gal on January 18, 2006 06:00:29 AM
i really wanna get a lil heart for my first tattoo.. only problem...where to put it? origionally i was gonna get it on my hip, but then wondered if it would stretch when i have kids. then i was gonna have it on my ass...but who's gonna see it then? and even i would have a problem seeing it..so.. now im thinking on one of my love handles. or on my shoulder.. would it be too wierd to have a lil heart there? any ideas welcome!
here's a pic of one that i mite get..or something like it!

OR

OR


i've got 4 more months 'till im going to get it done...  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on January 18, 2006 06:59:39 AM
You don't want it on your hip because it might stretch when pregnant but you'd get it on your love handles?  ???

i like the first one you posted, btw.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Pretendpeterpan on January 18, 2006 09:18:44 AM
I'm thinking for my next tattoo I'm going to get some kind of phoenix imagery between my shoulderblades. I can't decide on what kind of design, though. I currently have a black and white celtic cross (which i LOVE) on my lower back, and I can't decide on whether or not I'd like to have the phoenix thing in color. What do you all think? If I get it in color, should I add color to the cross?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Country_Gal on January 18, 2006 10:59:49 AM
You don't want it on your hip because it might stretch when pregnant but you'd get it on your love handles?  ???

i like the first one you posted, btw.

yah, sorri, that didnt make much sense.... i mean like..on my bak kinda...where the star one is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30765.10  ...unno, would it stretch there?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: uglythreads on January 19, 2006 03:57:54 PM
i know i said i was going to wait until spring break....but i'm going in tomorrow to check out a tattoo shop. if all goes well, i'll be sporting new ink sometime next week.

...just couldn't wait any longer.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 21, 2006 11:26:35 AM
i really wanna get a lil heart for my first tattoo.. only problem...where to put it? origionally i was gonna get it on my hip, but then wondered if it would stretch when i have kids. then i was gonna have it on my ass...but who's gonna see it then? and even i would have a problem seeing it..so.. now im thinking on one of my love handles. or on my shoulder.. would it be too wierd to have a lil heart there? any ideas welcome!
here's a pic of one that i mite get..or something like it!

I have one on my lower back that went through 3 pregnancies and really did not stretch at all - it's faded and I want to cover it up with something bigger - BUT that said I am sick of stuff I can't see everyday.  If you get something as detailed as that bottom heart I'd put it somewhere more visible.  Chest area or ankle or hip? IMHO it's pretty much forever (can be covered much cheaper than removed) so love it and pay the money for a GOOD tattoo artist.  Believe me I know from experience that cheaper is not better in the world of tattoos.  Have fun!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Country_Gal on January 21, 2006 01:01:15 PM
thanks for the advice katies1969  im searching at the moment for a good tattoo artist...mite have to drive 3 hours, but it'll be worth it. now im thinking of getting just a plain simple little heart.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 21, 2006 04:01:08 PM
thanks for the advice katies1969  im searching at the moment for a good tattoo artist...mite have to drive 3 hours, but it'll be worth it. now im thinking of getting just a plain simple little heart.

Not a bad idea - that way you'll know if it's for you or not.  I mean you'll always have that little heart (or whatever) but if you find that you HATE getting tattooed or whatever it's not like you decided to have your whole back done (like I might :D).  It's painful to some and not to others but the smaller ones are really no big deal in my opinion.  If you live close to Milwaukee or Key West (no idea where you are) I can refer you - but other than that ask around and really look at their work.  I love mine especially since my husband did the artwork and our tattoo artist is awesome.  Make it "your's" and you'll love it! 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PetitGateau on January 21, 2006 06:06:48 PM
so i have so many ideas for tatts, the newest idea ive been messsing around with is a tatt from the artist Gris Grimly.
i realy like the way he draws skulls and
this chic is awesome

or
the chick on the front of this book

god i love his art, its so hard to decide on just one for now

No way!  I have a pic from Boris and Bella tattooed on my back (a Gris Grimly illustration).  It's between my shoulderblades and I think it is beautiful.  Next up: an Arthur Rackham fairytale illustration...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on January 21, 2006 07:09:55 PM
are you serious!!!!! i would love love love to see that


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: IchBeisse on January 21, 2006 07:21:32 PM
Wow, you guys are all giving such awesome tattoo advice ideas!  Anyone want to have a stab at helping me out?  I am a twin and want to get something to mark that, and the only symbol I can think of is Gemini, but we're not Gemini, so it doesn't seem appropriate.  Any ideas?  I personally just got my first tattoos 3 weeks ago, I have f-holes [like on a violin] on my lower stomach. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: box of purls on January 21, 2006 08:40:20 PM
Quote
I personally just got my first tattoos 3 weeks ago, I have f-holes [like on a violin] on my lower stomach. 

I had no idea they were called that...with my dirty mind I saw f-holes and thought something else.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shannon1981 on January 22, 2006 01:08:17 AM
My lastest tattoo idea is a mathematical equation.  Not sure which one yet, I'll have to do a little more research.  It's very fititng for me I'm such a math geek!  If anyone has any ideas for good equations let me know.  I'd love to see them.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: IchBeisse on January 22, 2006 08:48:25 AM
Quote
I personally just got my first tattoos 3 weeks ago, I have f-holes [like on a violin] on my lower stomach. 

I had no idea they were called that...with my dirty mind I saw f-holes and thought something else.

Yeah, most people think that.  :-)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: princesskill on January 22, 2006 09:12:41 AM
i want to get a heart that looks like a patchwork quilt.  each "patch" will represent someone/thing i gave a piece of my heart to for good or for bad. it will also be split down the middle but  sewen up. i dont want to get it until i lose the rest of the weight i plan on losing so i think ill do it in 2 years on my 25th birthday.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on January 23, 2006 12:07:28 AM
My latest idea...I have three freckles all in a row, close together that look like orion's belt...I want to get some "freckles" tattooed around them to finish out the constellation. I'm just embarassed to ask any tattoo artist to do it because it seems insulting to ask someone to tattoo a couple of dots on me.

Yesterday I just discovered I have the constellation for my star sign (Cancer) in freckles on my arm, minus one star, so I will definately be getting the missing star tattoed on me when I get my next tatt.

Next up: an Arthur Rackham fairytale illustration...

I really want something Arthur Rackham too... I just can't decide what picture I want!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PetitGateau on January 24, 2006 10:48:21 AM
For my Arthur Rackham, I think I'm probably going with this (http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/images/snow6.jpg (http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/images/snow6.jpg)), but simplified.  Just Snow White and maybe two or three of the dwarves.

That's not my next one though- my next is an awesome art nouveau piece.  A line drawing of Alphonse Mucha's Job (http://www.artchive.com/artchive/m/mucha/mucha_job.jpg (http://www.artchive.com/artchive/m/mucha/mucha_job.jpg)) (just her, the hair as the outermost outline- no text or anything)  It'll probably be just a black or brown line drawing, but I may get her facial features done with colour instead of just black/brown.  I'm looking around to track down an estimate for the cost tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iheartalex on January 24, 2006 01:10:41 PM
I am so happy!!I just made an appointment and put down a deposit to get my first tattoo! I will be getting it on Friday, Jan 27 (my 18th birthday!). Its going to be a star, but its going to look like its thread embroidered into my skin with the sewing needle hanging off.The girl who is doing it is way awesome, she sews, knits and crochets. Her name is Laura Kondon from club tattoo. I am so excited, but in a couple of days I know my nerves will kick in about it hurting. Hopefully I can handle it, though  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on January 24, 2006 01:41:08 PM
That sounds really cute iheartlex, where will you be getting it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iheartalex on January 24, 2006 09:21:58 PM
That sounds really cute iheartlex, where will you be getting it?

Thanks! It's going to be kinda on my hip


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on January 25, 2006 11:04:36 AM
Soo, I was thinking about the idea from PinkMafia with tattoos just under the buttcheeks.. and maybe someday I will do that.. But I guess I will do another one first... I thought about getting 3 stars on my belly... one just over the hairline in the center and two on the sides appr. where the ovaries are..
 
This is the star I have drawn.. The lines in the middlepart should not be inked, they where just a reference while drawing.. I though about doing the middle star about 2 1/2" big and the outer ones appr 3".. Or should i make the center star bigger and the outer ones smaller? Any suggestions?
I want the stars there, in honor of my 3 kids who came out of that belly  ;D
And just to avoid the question, no I wont get more children, so I dont need to leave space for more stars  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on January 25, 2006 11:32:59 AM
i think you should make them all the same size. if they represent your kids. cause when you tell them that, they might say, 'well, who's the bigger one?' or 'who's the smaller one'?
hahaha.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on January 25, 2006 11:36:16 AM
Yeah thats true.. I just want them relative big, so I thought it would look better,when the center one would be a little bit smaller... hmm, have to think about it..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 26, 2006 04:10:47 AM
Quote

(just her, the hair as the outermost outline- no text or anything)  It'll probably be just a black or brown line drawing, but I may get her facial features done with colour instead of just black/brown.  I'm looking around to track down an estimate for the cost tomorrow :)
That is breath-taking - where is it going?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on January 26, 2006 07:00:01 AM
I like the reference lines in your star, bente! i would leave them in!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on January 26, 2006 10:02:50 AM
I like the reference lines in your star, bente! i would leave them in!

yeah I know.. I think it adds some depth.. have to think about it  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: redheadedali on January 28, 2006 11:00:47 AM
here's a pic of one that i mite get..or something like it!


I like that one a lot.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Country_Gal on January 28, 2006 01:33:35 PM
ok, now im thinking of getting a cat on my lower back (to the side) i just want it black and simple, maybe like it's going to pounce or something..does anyone have pictures of that ? or a tattoo like that? or maybe a site that has lots of designs like that? any help would be great!!!

and i've got another question about tattoos, i dont have any yet and im almost kind of allergic to the sun (not completely, i just can't be in it without sunscreen for more than 10 mins or i get burnt!!) so would that matter for getting a tattoo?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: uglythreads on January 29, 2006 09:40:43 AM
and i've got another question about tattoos, i dont have any yet and im almost kind of allergic to the sun (not completely, i just can't be in it without sunscreen for more than 10 mins or i get burnt!!) so would that matter for getting a tattoo?

I don't know for certain, but I wouldn't see it as a problem. I burn in about 20 minutes without sunscreen, so I'm pretty fair as well. I didn't have any adverse skin effects. The general rules for good tattoo care say to keep it covered in sunscreen and/or out of the sun as much as practicable. Because you seem to be predisposed to doing that to avoid burns, I'd say you're in good shape. However, you might want to take extra care not to cause a burn or extended sun exposure to the tattooed area, just to make sure the ink doesn't fade.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PetitGateau on January 29, 2006 09:42:06 PM
I was actually thinking to one side of my back- my right side, so she's facing my spine...

I'm going to chat with the tattoo artist, though... he might have a better idea.

I'll post pics as soon as I get it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: djspecialk on January 30, 2006 12:29:38 PM
I started wanting another tattoo about 3.4 seconds after my last was complete.  I really want a bookplate (you know... "ex libris") but can't find a cool design.  Does anyone know of any art nouveau designs? I did the Google search and looked at EACH of the 30+ pages but didn't find "it".  Anyone into bookplates out there?

I like this style:


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on February 02, 2006 09:57:39 PM
hello all!!

i am currently planning out my third tattoo. i want to get something crafty and art related.

tell me what you think would be the coolest to get, and where, and why.

like a poll! we can all vote!



thanks!
<3 ashley


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: GrumpyxBear on February 03, 2006 03:24:37 AM
A skull with knitting needle "cross bones" Haha. Best I could think of.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on February 03, 2006 06:31:41 AM
A skull with knitting needle "cross bones" Haha. Best I could think of.

you mean a little something like this?
 ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg684537#msg684537 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg684537#msg684537)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on February 03, 2006 08:33:32 AM
A skull with knitting needle "cross bones" Haha. Best I could think of.


niiiice! i don't knit, though, so i feel like i couldn't wear it with pride.

i DO stencil, though. so i was thinking maybe fabric markers and an exacto knife or something.

THEN, i decided i might want a french pinup girl peeking out of the top of my pants... what say?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on February 03, 2006 08:46:27 AM
What about a sexy pinup girl stencilling something? My brother has a little Japanese guy painting a large scroll on his back, and then a bigger Samurai type guy is drawing the littler guy with a tattoo needle. It's pretty cool, although a bit hard to describe and I don't have any pix.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on February 03, 2006 08:49:53 AM
What about a sexy pinup girl stencilling something? My brother has a little Japanese guy painting a large scroll on his back, and then a bigger Samurai type guy is drawing the littler guy with a tattoo needle. It's pretty cool, although a bit hard to describe and I don't have any pix.

that actually sounds amazing... the pinup girl, i mean.

DANG that's good. haha. you win! if i get it, you get 103958201728947 points!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on February 03, 2006 09:01:22 AM
Sweet! I need points!  ;D Maybe it will inspire me to have better ideas for fixing up my tattoo!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on February 03, 2006 06:33:04 PM
the pinup that's stenciling sounds wayyyy cool!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on February 03, 2006 11:12:58 PM
so me and my bro are going out tomorrow for a tatt for me and a piercing for him.
im thinking of getting...
   I
  AM
 MINE

in the middle of my shoulder blades.
its from a pearl jam song, and also a reference to a BIG breakup but still whatever.
haha i just have to find a really good FONT


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kimmykat on February 04, 2006 10:34:18 AM
i want to get a tattoo of an "O!" in a wierd was like in the middle of a flower or something... i dont know?
the o is a symbol of silence and the exclamation point is obvious, i think the o is from like egyptian tarot or something like that. its from the book of lies which is a really good book. anyone got any good ideas of how to incorprate that into a design?
you all have good ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Satanic cornflakes on February 15, 2006 12:09:31 PM
I thought if I ever got a tatt - not liekly due to my being -13-ness lol - it'd be running all the way down one arm, and it'd look as if the flesh on my arm had been torn away, leaving a metal and wire skeleton underneath.... does anyone get what I mean ? lol



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on February 15, 2006 01:16:08 PM
I thought if I ever got a tatt - not liekly due to my being -13-ness lol - it'd be running all the way down one arm, and it'd look as if the flesh on my arm had been torn away, leaving a metal and wire skeleton underneath.... does anyone get what I mean ? lol




i know exactly what you mean. the only thing is, remember that it will be there for the rest of your life. and that when you're 90, you'll still have it. and you wouldn't want to get something that might prevent you from getting a really sweet job and making money.

just a friendly reminder. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: tinytallgirl on February 15, 2006 05:47:30 PM
What happened to the bazillion pages that was here?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on February 15, 2006 05:52:15 PM
this is the ideas thread, not the tat thread! (you made me look, lol)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: welshdragon on February 18, 2006 04:37:09 AM
this is gonna my next next tattoo cause its gonna be for my 21st birthday
im gonna have this lovely young lady on my arm as a half sleeve with a leopard print backround

im undecided whether i like her facial expression yet i mite change it slightly but i love her body it just screams
"you want me , you're not having me" hehe
what do you think


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on February 18, 2006 04:39:39 AM
i want her shoes. and yes she's damn sexy and would make a damn sexy tat


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lurkingalyxandria on February 18, 2006 03:24:30 PM
So, I just got finished reading all of these ideas and the thread with all the tattoos. I can honestly say there were none I didn't find attractive in someway. There were some really amazing ones, too. I have wanted one on and off for a long time so I see the wisdom in waiting. I think I have finally decided on a few that would definitely mean something to me.
a) the Auryn or a Celtic knot for the symbolism of eternity. Also the Auryn is from one of my favorite stories growing up. It would probably go on the back of my neck. I know the scales would be kinda tricky though. It certainly wouldn't be as detailed as the picture.
b) my cat's paw print on the inside my wrist. I saw this done in the other tat thread and recently I have been trying to figure out a way to take my cat w/me to college. This will let me take her everywhere.
c) a mermaid, I'm just not sure where or what picture to use.
I have a feeling that I will probably get all of these, well at least more than one. What do you guys think? I know I'm going to wait a while just to be sure, but input from someone else would be great.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: something_wierd on February 18, 2006 04:12:58 PM
I have been thinking that I want a tattoo that represents my mom and dad.  I know what I want for my mom.  Since her first name means "star" and maiden name means "fish" I want to get a starfish.  I have no idea baout what to get for my dad.  Probably something tool related.  He's a millwright and is always tinkering with something is the barn.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on February 18, 2006 04:24:46 PM
im thinking of wings made from stars, rainbow graduated colours from the inside outwards and going over my shoulders slightly, ive never seen anything like this before, star wings, has anyone else, so i could see pics, i might draw it at some point


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on February 19, 2006 06:41:48 AM
i'm not sure if this counts as a tattoo idea, but i really want to get the constellation orion branded on the inside of my arm. i want to get it done soon because this is when it's visible where i live. the only thing stopping me is i have no idea where to go get it done.  does anyone know of any shops in the boston area that they would trust to burn them?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on February 20, 2006 10:43:55 PM
there is great book called "tattoo" which has examples of traditional, unique and modern tattoos. if you can track this book down anyone who wants a tattoo it is awesome for inspiration and ideas I already have my first one picked out.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: something_wierd on February 20, 2006 11:12:51 PM
I've always liked my grandpa's tattoos.  His are from when he was in the military.  I don't even know what they are (they've aged poorly), but I admire them anyways.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: blackstar on February 21, 2006 10:29:51 PM
well right now i'm craving another tattoo (i already have 4) and i have two in mind.

one is a beaded chain (sorta like a rosary minus the cross) wrapped around my ankle with a "charm" of the Eye of Horus (an egyptian symbol that mean protection). I want it on my ankle because to me it's saying that i want protection every step that I take.

the second one is a pair of rainbow colored wings that are on fire/slightly burnt.  The fire represents me being ridiculed for my life choices and the wings represent freedom/moving away from the negative.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on February 22, 2006 12:45:34 AM
uggh some idiots at my school bought tattoo ink of the web and tattooed themselves at SCHOOL with a sewing pin it looks so shit. one of them wrote in huge letters on his leg "I have a tattoo" how shame. tssk tssk.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on February 22, 2006 05:41:17 AM
uggh some idiots at my school bought tattoo ink of the web and tattooed themselves at SCHOOL with a sewing pin it looks so shit. one of them wrote in huge letters on his leg "I have a tattoo" how shame. tssk tssk.
oh wow.  and that is why women live longer.  though in 10th grade there was a wave of nipple-piercing in the bathrooms at lunch...people are so stupid.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on February 22, 2006 09:04:56 AM
uggh some idiots at my school bought tattoo ink of the web and tattooed themselves at SCHOOL with a sewing pin it looks so shit. one of them wrote in huge letters on his leg "I have a tattoo" how shame. tssk tssk.

ugh. i hate idiots.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on February 22, 2006 09:25:35 AM
i know killer threader, thats so dumb, im sure they'll love it when they grow up (if they ever do)  anyhoo, whats that tattoo book you were talking aout, i had a look on amazon but i dont think i seen it ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: killer_threader on February 23, 2006 09:59:40 PM
I'll get the name of the book publisher etc for you. it's a shit hot book and it has some of the most amazing tattoos I've ever seen in it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on February 24, 2006 09:15:31 AM
ooooh thank you very very much!! ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: So Very Rad. on March 02, 2006 03:59:22 PM
My recent idea was to get a pair of skeleton hands on my back to look like a pair of wings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on March 02, 2006 04:08:18 PM
My recent idea was to get a pair of skeleton hands on my back to look like a pair of wings.

cool idea.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kelabraxas on March 09, 2006 03:43:56 AM
i was inspired by someone's idea about the mayan hyroglyph idea and i took a sharpie to my wrist....oh boy i want to get it so bad. what do you think?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: something_wierd on March 15, 2006 09:35:37 AM
I was doodling during my chemistry lecture and I came up with this.  I was thinking of having the little banner go across it like the tattoos with the heart that says "MOM". 



I am really bad at drawing.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: vampirebunny on March 15, 2006 11:56:40 AM
i was inspired by someone's idea about the mayan hyroglyph idea and i took a sharpie to my wrist....oh boy i want to get it so bad. what do you think?

I really like it, it's not me but there's something very natural and unplonked about it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: myoosikal on March 21, 2006 10:14:05 AM
my next tat, i have decided, will be a tribute to my band director who died in a car accident in 2000. i wasn't quite sure what i wanted to do, but a friend of mine was talking of one she was going to do (for the same person) and it sparked an idea for me. it has to do with something he said the day he died, for apparently no reason at the time, but it meant a lot to us later. at the end of band rehearsal that day, he said to us "see you on the other side of the rainbow" as we left. it was kind of weird at the time, but he was a weird guy sometimes, and none of us thought to much of it. that night he was killed in a bad car accident that was just that, an accident. there was talk after that about him commiting suicide because of what he said, and i suppose it could be true, but none of us think that. so anyway... i want a treble clef with a rainbow coming out of it. under it will be the words "see you on the other side" and under that maybe, or somewhere sort of hidden will be "DK 2000"

here is something i worked up in photoshop (b/c i can't draw):



i used a rainbow pic and kind of pieced it together in there, so it doesn't look great, but i'd get an artist who could make it like i want. i just wanted to do this to get a general idea. the rainbow would extend out and then i am not quite sure. it might end up a normal rainbow and maybe end on a fluffy cloud, or it might twist and flow like a ribbon. any other ideas for it? or for where the writing would look best? if i get it with the rainbow landing on a cloud, i would most likely put the initials inside the cloud.

Also, i think this is really weird, and i was wondering what you guys think. i have this irrational fear of dying and not being identified right away. this has made me want to get my name and possibly ss# or something on the bottom of my foot. i know it's really weird, but has anyone else ever heard of anything similar? i mean, it would just be small and plain, and at least it would be in a place where nobody would really see it. seems creepy to think about it, but it's been an obsession for a long time.

i also want some star trek tattoos. i really, really want to get trill spots, but it's really bold and "out there" and i know i am not ready for it yet. i worry too much about what other people think. i will link a pic instead of posting it, because it's really big to show the detail of the spots.

http://pics.livejournal.com/myoosikal/pic/000a3hsq (http://pics.livejournal.com/myoosikal/pic/000a3hsq)

 i am also not sure how it will look because i have a lot of freckles, especially on my face, so it might just end up looking like weird freckles. for now i would just get the spots to go down onto my neck, but if i get these i might eventually get them all the way down. any other trekkies out there? what do you think? also, any other ideas for trek tats? i don't really want to get just a boring ol' com badge...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on March 21, 2006 10:33:54 AM
that's an awesome tat. i love the story behind it, too. even though it's really sad, and i'm sorry to hear it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on March 21, 2006 04:17:50 PM
hi myoosikal

i dont think the spots will be a great idea, a lot of good tattoo artists actually refuse to tattoo the face anyway. but the fist tattoo idea, i love it! maybe keep it like you have it but the rainbow just fading out or wrapping round the end, im not keen on the coud idea, it just seems kinda off compared to the treble clef , you can go to a tattoo artist and explain your ideas, they can do sketches and help you figure out what you want to do ;D where are you planning on getting it on your body? its a lovely thought  ;)

and about your other question, i think ive seen something similar once, a guy had 'made in korea' tattooed on the bottom of his foot. other ones ive seen and seem to be popular with teen girls is their name across their lower back, i hate that, it looks so tacky! i know thats not what you are talking about though, lol, just thought id have a wee rant!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on March 21, 2006 05:14:11 PM
Hey Myoosikal-
I like your treble clef too! Maybe the rainbow could extend out into a line of music, with rainbow colored notes of a song like "Somewhere over the rainbow". It could either swirl around or come out and widen like the clef is "singing" it out. Either would look cool!
I agree about the spots...it would be fun with henna, but maybe not such a good permanent idea, and intergalacticj is right about finding someone good who's willing to do it.
As for your foot, the bottom of the foot may not work simply because the wear and tear may fade/blur it too quickly. You could try another spot or maybe it would make you feel better to wear an ID bracelet or necklace? I totally get the weird random fears thing! The only thing I've seen similar to what you're saying is an episode of ER with a very sick patient who had "DNR" near his heart. Yikes. But, I don't have any real life examples, so that's probably a completely irrelevant comment!  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skye691 on March 22, 2006 11:54:38 AM
Personally, I think the trill spots would be fantastic.. but wait until you're absolutely sure.. maybe start with some that are in an easier to cover up spot.

A lot of reputable tattoo artists won't tattoo faces or necks until you're over 30/in the tattoo industry, from what I understand..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on March 22, 2006 11:59:41 AM
I highly doubt a tattoo artist would tattoo the bottom of a foot. There is pretty much zero chance of that healing without scarring, blurring, or otherwise ruining the tattoo. Unless, of course, you intended to put yourself on complete bedrest for at least a month after having it done, because you wouldn't be able to put any pressure on it, of any kind until it was fully healed and new skin had grown in.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on March 22, 2006 02:19:04 PM
i think the spots would be really cool to play around with with henna.  you could have them for awhile, but if you end up not liking them, they'll eventually fade away. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: myoosikal on March 23, 2006 01:01:40 AM
thanks so much for all the advice everyone! :)

i knew most people would think the spots were a bad idea. it sucks that i am not likely to find someone to tattoo the face though. i am not sure i want them anyway, so i would not get them until i was absolutely sure though. until then, i am hoping to go to a convention later this year, so i can try the spots out then with henna or something. at least there i will fit in with them, hehe.

as for the tat on the foot, i didn't realize it would be so bad there, but it makes sense after thinking about it. maybe i would just get that somewhere else. the only thing it would be for is identification purposes, so it doesn't matter a whole lot where it is, as long as it's not visible to just anyone. another reason i fear this is b/c i hate carrying a purse, so i usually don't have my ID on me, so it would serve as my form of ID if anything were to happen to me, or if i was was injured mentally and didn't know who i was or something. i want my family to know where i am and stuff. (i know i am a weirdo with this stupid fear)

the music/rainbow tattoo: batgirl! that is the best idea! i could have never come up with that on my own, but it is decided now. i didn't mention one tattoo i have been thinking about b/c i didn't think i could get any help with it here, but i have been wanted a song (the notes) around my ankle, but i was completely unsure of what song i wanted, i just knew i wanted something like that eventually. i don't know why i didn't connect that to this, but now i am going to combine the two with your idea. :) i am thinking i will get the clef on my calf and then have the rainbow come out and get a little wider to make the line of music. it will spiral around to my ankle and have the notes in black. i am still a little unsure on the song, but it will probably be "somewhere over the rainbow", as you suggested. the only reason i am straying away from that is because that particular song doesn't mean that much to me other than the words he said, which are not out of that song anyway. i am thinking about finding some other song that means something to me, and then the different parts of the tattoo will represent something different. the music part is there, the rainbow is there, and then maybe a song that signifies something else, like my feeling about him or something like that. of course, the rainbow will have to be changed slightly since a line of music only has 4 spaces. there are only two things i am unsure of now.... the song and how the rainbow will look with only 4 colors (or how to have more colors and not look weird).

thanks so much for the help everyone!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on March 23, 2006 05:55:47 AM
I think you could start out with skinny stripes and blend adjacent colors to make the basic 4....say, red and orange skinny stripes blend into a wider red/orange stripe, yellow into green etc. Pretty!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on March 27, 2006 09:24:46 AM
Ok, gals! question.. Anyone here who could make a good tattoo flash for me? I am dreaming of a piece for my lower back totally crafty... I would like a vintage dressform in the middle, surrounded by other crafty stuff I do... A quilt in a hoop, a sewing machine, a knitting basket and more... All in a very old school style.... I would craft for you ( a pair of socks?? anything else?? speak up), if you´d make me a great piece!! Would love something I can get in steps, because the money is tight LOL Interested?? PM me  ;D ;D
I´m asking here since I´d guess my artist here would not know how to draw those things LOL (guys...)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lorraine_anthony1 on March 28, 2006 09:02:44 AM
ok, so i'm thinkin of gettin my first (and probably last) tattoo. my sister and i are thinking of matching unicorns in memory of our horse who died really suddenly last week  :'( but im scared! i wana know if theres any easy way to ink myself for a while until i see if i actually want to go ahead with it. i also need to let my bf get used to seein me with one! from past experience with needles, the more i think about it, the less sure i get! iv had countless injections which made me faint, passed out after my navel piercing (even though i'd eaten) etc etc so i need to be a million % sure!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on March 29, 2006 10:27:00 AM
ok, so i'm thinkin of gettin my first (and probably last) tattoo. my sister and i are thinking of matching unicorns in memory of our horse who died really suddenly last week  :'( but im scared! i wana know if theres any easy way to ink myself for a while until i see if i actually want to go ahead with it. i also need to let my bf get used to seein me with one! from past experience with needles, the more i think about it, the less sure i get! iv had countless injections which made me faint, passed out after my navel piercing (even though i'd eaten) etc etc so i need to be a million % sure!


you should think of this for a long time, months! dont do it spur of the moment! a tattoo artist can do a dry run, they use the needle but dont put the ink in, it should be fine with any good artist. considering your past with needles this could be a big step but you can put mind over matter, when i was young i fainted from an injection, then twice from peircings, lol, it just depends, ive had about 25 peircings, anyone can faint ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: britx18 on March 29, 2006 03:26:04 PM
Tattoos are so addicting.  I always said I just wanted one.  Then I ended up with four.  I have a small martini glass on my right hip bone, just below the "v" on your stomach, a "tribal" butterfly that my tattoo artist designed for me, a "tribal" lotus flower with swirly things on my lower back, and just under that to finish it off, I designed another "tribal" design.  I will try to get pics up ASAP, but my computer that I usually use crashed.  :-[  I'm thinking about getting a colorful design to go around my butterfly because it's a little plain looking compared to my others.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mewyam on April 17, 2006 06:57:43 PM

hey guys!
any of you know the italian translation of
"nothing is ever what it seems"

i've checked online translators, but im not really trusting them. pls help me!

thanks

oh, yeah, this is for a tattoo. im planning to get it for my birthday.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on May 03, 2006 01:02:58 AM
I kno what I want next: Butterflies and a Dragonfly. Not necessarily all at once, but I definately want them. I am still unsure about the Dragon thing on the left. It still looks weird to me. But well, I couldn't change it anymore anyways, so that's the way it is. Sometimes I still wish i could totally  cover it up in black, but then the Fishies and the water lilies would be seperated by a black something, and it wouldn't be any better. Sigh.

Well, I look forward to the Butterflies :) (schematic illustration, I suck at drawing)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Butterfly Grl on May 08, 2006 06:34:54 AM
I want to get three stars tattooed down my back.

A small one, made out of sailors star.
In the small of my back, a meadium one, words.
and at the bottom a big one, I haven't decided yet. But I was thinking of making it out of smaller stars or something.

or


A pair of wings on my upper back with "Believe" written above them.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skully on May 08, 2006 10:15:04 PM
I had the new idea to get some sort of/part of a blackberry plant tattooed on me.

And I fell in love with this:


BUT, I definitely want the tattoo to be a line drawing.

Would it be appropriate to bring this image, or bring in it in to an artist in a consult, or should I try to modify it myself ...? The options are sort of endless, so I'm just looking for opinions, ideas, anything!

PS: Thoughts on where to put it? I only have a couple ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on May 08, 2006 10:22:05 PM
I had the new idea to get some sort of/part of a blackberry plant tattooed on me.

And I fell in love with this:

BUT, I definitely want the tattoo to be a line drawing.

Would it be appropriate to bring this image, or bring in it in to an artist in a consult, or should I try to modify it myself ...? The options are sort of endless, so I'm just looking for opinions, ideas, anything!

PS: Thoughts on where to put it? I only have a couple ideas.


would you get any color at all? i think a little bit of color would be nice. hmm.

i think you should draw it or something like it everywhere you want it to be, and see what feels best at the end of the day. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imreallyjustsam on May 08, 2006 10:27:24 PM
skully that is GLORIOUS! i am toying with the idea of getting a tattoo like that.

Does anyone have tattooed wedding/engagement/promise rings with their SO?  Did it hurt?  How did the ink hold up?  I have yet to see a design I like, and I'm working on some of my own... it's hard!!   


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on May 08, 2006 11:36:19 PM
Skully, I think its pretty. I would take the pic and show it to your artist. Let them know all of your ideas. They'll sketch it for you.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clattermachine on May 09, 2006 09:44:24 AM
Skully, I think its pretty. I would take the pic and show it to your artist. Let them know all of your ideas. They'll sketch it for you.


i think the problem also is that she doesn't have an artist. we both live in boston and are looking for good tattoo artists.

does anyone know of a tattoo place in boston that is good and relatively non-expensive?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: welshdragon on May 10, 2006 07:13:02 AM
after my pin girl i want a craftsters inspired tatt this is the rough draft i knocked up in photoshop what you think could improve it


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on May 11, 2006 05:26:09 PM
i just made an appointment for june 8 in provincetown. i'm gonna get "hail the jewel in the lotus" on the back of my neck. i'm still trying to decide which style i like better. what do you all think?



or



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skye691 on May 11, 2006 05:32:48 PM
I really like the second style-- I see something like that translating to a tattoo better than the first one also.

What is the signifigance of it if you don't mind my asking?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on May 11, 2006 06:29:14 PM
i'm bad at explaining things. there's an exerpt from a lecture the dali lama gave explaining it here http://www.circle-of-light.com/Mantras/om-mantra.html (http://www.circle-of-light.com/Mantras/om-mantra.html)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on May 11, 2006 07:37:36 PM
I like the top one. It would look like it was painted on you which is a cool effect.


Edited to say: You won't be able to see it on your neck. Thats the neagtive part about that spot. I have a tattoo there and its gorgeous but I hardly see it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: skye691 on May 11, 2006 07:56:17 PM
that's really beautiful.. thanks for the link, and good luck!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 11, 2006 10:17:18 PM
Wow, I never knew I'd find tattoo discussions here.  :) I have a few tattoos already and I have ideas for more that I want. Currently I have a dragon on my lower hip/upper butt, a dragonfly on my ankle, and a (ha ha ANOTHER) dragon chasing a unicorn (the dragon is on the back of one thigh and the unicorn is on the other thigh). Ummm..obviously I like dragons.

The tattoo I want next, but I can't draw and can't find a good ref. pic is an angel cat and a devil cat. One on each shoulder. I would like them either "climbing" up each shoulder or "flying" towards each other. I want them to be fairly large as well.

I have so many other ideas, but I need money and healing time before I could even get another. I am saving for the cats now, b/c whenever I get them, I know they'll be a lot, but it will be worth it to me.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Aphadon on May 14, 2006 06:28:35 PM
Right now, I have four tattoos:

Two swirly-tribal cats on my back
A heart with wings and a halo on the inside-top of my right breast
Three purple and black nautical stars on my left calf
The hammer and sickle on my left foot (posted in the Show Your Tattoo thread)

I'll be going in two weeks or a month to get the other part of my hammer tattoo, the Iron Cross, on my right foot.

I also have several other things that I want done... I want a barcode done of my birthdate, a four-leaf clover, and eventually, two Chinese-style dragons across the undersides of my breasts.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on May 14, 2006 09:51:58 PM
i want so many more things.

but right now, i think i want a dove with an olive branch in it's mouth. does anyone have a good picture of this? i've been looking, and i've only found a couple. nothing great.

any help would be appreciated!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on May 15, 2006 12:02:26 AM
i want so many more things.

but right now, i think i want a dove with an olive branch in it's mouth. does anyone have a good picture of this? i've been looking, and i've only found a couple. nothing great.

any help would be appreciated!

I found these:

http://www.bastelpark.de/images/1828901.bmp (http://www.bastelpark.de/images/1828901.bmp)

http://www.bio-wasserstoff.de/h2/Wasser_u__Energie/Bio-Revolution/Taube_Zweig.gif (http://www.bio-wasserstoff.de/h2/Wasser_u__Energie/Bio-Revolution/Taube_Zweig.gif)

http://www.3w-art.com/picasso/pic41.jpg (http://www.3w-art.com/picasso/pic41.jpg)

Hope the urls work..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: atomic_pink_pigeon on May 18, 2006 07:15:08 PM
i have an anarchy about the size of a half dollar on my lower left hip area and i have many other ideas. one that me and my husband  are going to get is our favorite quote, broken up on the right back of forearm area ( if that makes any since) something like this

too weird to live ( which is my part of the quote)
too rare to die. ( his part of the quote.)
 so when we stack our arms together the whole quote will be in place.

i hope that makes since. its a little confusing. we are going in soon. so I'll post as soon as we get them done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lorraine_anthony1 on May 19, 2006 02:20:13 PM
Kiwidragons, i'm interested to see you unicorn/dragon tattoo! I'm getting one soon, but i want to see as many designs as possible so i can be sure the one i'v chosen is the one i want!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 20, 2006 09:07:20 AM
Kiwidragons, i'm interested to see you unicorn/dragon tattoo! I'm getting one soon, but i want to see as many designs as possible so i can be sure the one i'v chosen is the one i want!
These are some pics I took right after it was done, so they are kind of shiney-plus, it's hard to take a pic of the back of your own leg!  ;) I'll try to get a better shot of them now that they are all healed up, but this is all I have for now.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: verycrafty on May 20, 2006 10:10:24 AM
I'm going to get a tattoo eventually (when I get over my fear of needles) and have the money.

I want the japanese symbol for 'spirit' on my lower back or this:

I just love the second one but doubt I'd ever be able to have the guts to have it done.

Oh I love this! I have been wanting angel-like wings forever but I could never find a picture that I liked. Until now, of course ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Strutter on May 20, 2006 10:32:22 AM

i, myself was 8 years old only ten years ago. and i can't imagine what i would have chosen for a permenant tattoo if i'd been allowed to back then. and i can't think of anything i'll still want when i'm 28, or 38, if i got one now. EXCEPT some sort of vegan tattoo, maybe. the one idea i truly like is getting something on the back of my neck. maybe a phrase, like live and let live, maybe the word vegan written in cursive. but, i'm not someone who really flaunts that, i'm more of a private person.. and.. um.. i just can't do anything as daring as get a tattoo, even though i'd like to.

does anyone here have any vegan themed tattoos, or ideas for any?

sorry im a little, ok very late, getting to this post, but i have X vegan X in old english across my stomach..i got it back in 96 i think...and im still vegan..heh..so many kids i know got stuff like that done and all are either back eating meat, or getting drunk everynight.. ;D

Vegan Body Art

http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20050109.html

A Modified Pregnancy - finding truth

http://www.bmezine.com/news/edit/A51222/artamodi.html

Being a Modified Jew

http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20040819.html

Straightedge and Modified

http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20031210.html

Mothers with Mods

http://www.bmezine.com/news/guest/20050110b.html


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: aliciarenee009 on May 29, 2006 04:13:36 PM
This is my cute Hello Kitty ankle tattoo, I getting a matching angel on the other.  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 29, 2006 05:06:12 PM
I really want to get a buffalo wrapping around my right hip... the thing going into my green panties is a crude sketch of a tumbleweed. That's still optional...I'd have to actually sketch it out and see if I like it or not.

This is just a quick sketch I did in photoshop. The actual thing would be pretty realistic and colored in.

Dig the awesome pants marks left across my belly.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: roxybadoxy on May 29, 2006 06:06:43 PM
how_german- it looks really good! you should get it done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 29, 2006 07:00:09 PM
how_german- it looks really good! you should get it done.
Muchas gracias :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 29, 2006 07:26:19 PM
That looks pretty awesome! Why a buffalo? I like the tumbleweed too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 29, 2006 07:42:27 PM
That looks pretty awesome! Why a buffalo? I like the tumbleweed too.

I just have a particular affinity for 'em. They're kind of symbolic of survival, and heartiness and strength. The tumbleweed is there as a reminder of disparaging times, but it's dwarfed in comparison to the buffalo.

<3


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 29, 2006 07:48:08 PM
I have been sitting on two ideas for a really long time and I finally paid a visit to my tattoo artist in Rochester who is going to design and execute my backpiece in the fall when I am back next and then work on it on subsequent visits.

The backpiece will begin about an couple inches below a normal shirt neckline and continue down to about my bra-line. It will stretch from shoulder blade to shoulder blade but not all the way across my back. It will be two koi, one a more yellowey orange and the other a more reddish orange, with two waterliles, one pink, one purple and tons of beautiful undulating waves in blues/greens/turqoise etc. for a background. The style is pretty traditional so bold outlines and bright colors, not too realistic, but I want to preserve the detail, especially in the water so it while not "realistic" it won't be too overly stylized.

The second tattoo(s) I am getting June, it will be a pair of blue birds of happiness, the traditional sailor-type tattoo kind, one right above each hip bone, so right above the top of my underwear on my lower stomach. They will be flying angled in and down (like people have on their shoulder blades only on my lower belly) and I want the wings out to the sides but still pretty compact into the body. No pudgy headed birds either, I don't like the look if their heads are too pugdy, a little more streamlined looking birdies for me. The bodies will be blue with yellow bellies and I want them to each have a little background bit that looks like they are flying on flames. A little hard to describe but I have a good tattoo artist in mind and I can draw stick figures to illustrate my ideas.

If this thread goes as long as the other one I'll be able to post finished product pictures soon!

This is a tat my friend got on her 18th birthday. It's two big koi and it's in the center of her back. It's really painterly and I love that about it.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 29, 2006 08:04:07 PM
I just have a particular affinity for 'em. They're kind of symbolic of survival, and heartiness and strength. The tumbleweed is there as a reminder of disparaging times, but it's dwarfed in comparison to the buffalo.
<3
That's awesome. I think that's a good balance.

Plus, I like your friend's koi also!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on May 30, 2006 12:49:47 AM
i just made an appointment for june 8 in provincetown. i'm gonna get "hail the jewel in the lotus" on the back of my neck. i'm still trying to decide which style i like better. what do you all think?

or


the top one will work better- less of a chance of it all bleeding together.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: poppysmum on May 30, 2006 01:55:55 AM

This is a tat my friend got on her 18th birthday. It's two big koi and it's in the center of her back. It's really painterly and I love that about it.



This is the most beautiful koi tat I've ever seen. I love koi & one day I hope to have them somewhere on my body too. ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bellasly on May 30, 2006 08:31:45 AM
I have many ideas...no pics though.

- I want to get my cats paw print with her name, Bella Donna, on my ankle (maybe).
-I also want to get a gargoyle over looking paris on my arm, but i want it really simplified, including the eifflie tower, the siene bridge and a few buildings, nothing to complicated, but the gargoyle will be much more detailed than anything else.
-I want that on my left arm, then I want 3 black and pink block style stars down my right arm...
-and the finally, ala someone on suicide girls, I love the idea of pistols on the hip, but i want a certain type, I don't know the name, but my husband owns one and its soo pretty (antique, doesn't use). I want a banner going across to join each gun that says "Stick to your Guns"...my motto...

Those are my ideas


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 04, 2006 05:47:10 PM
Just a precurser: I guess this could be offensive to some people.





Okay, I've been thinking about my first tattoo a LOT lately. It's become sort of an obsession I suppose.
I still want it on my hip where it's sort of meaty and won't hurt TERRIBLY and is concealed most of the time, but I'm arguing with myself over exactly WHAT I want. I bet I'll get some funny faces when you all see this picture, but I just love it. Something about it is just so cute in an obscure, creepy kind of way. I know I'll have a penis on me for the rest of my life (wow I just started to laugh) but I think it's just kind of sweet. Check it:


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on June 04, 2006 06:00:20 PM
that is absolutely HILARIOUS! it's definitely original.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on June 04, 2006 07:41:41 PM
aww, i love snails, and now i'll never look at them the same way again!  and it is rather cute. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: princesstess on June 04, 2006 08:01:50 PM
For my first tattoo (which i plan to get soon), i'm going to get the final fantasy 7 meteor (part of the logo) on my shoulder. Geeky, yes, but i don't care. I'm going to celebrate my love of my favourite game! On my shoulder also gives me the option to develop my arm into a Final Fantasy sleeve at some point in the future, should i wish to.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on June 05, 2006 02:31:58 PM
this is the thread for tattoo ideas. the thread with the tattoo pics is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.0;topicseen
did you mean that one? :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bellasly on June 06, 2006 04:29:39 AM
Awesome!!!

I have a consultation on the 15th!! I'm crazy excited. I wanted to get 3 stars down each arm, each a varying shade of pink, but I want it to flow together but haven't thought of a way to do that yet...any ideas?

I'm also getting another tattoo. I'm a biochemist, but also a woman. I wanted something that represented me becoming a woman, but didn't want flowers or anything. So i thought of this...I hope the pic works!!

Ok i can't figure it out...here's a link...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progesterone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progesterone)

The pic is on the right...I'm such a geek


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on June 06, 2006 01:18:36 PM

this is my first tattoo I got in 95.. I´d like to have it redone a bit, and have color in it.. The stem is going to be green, but do any of you have an idea for the flower? Is it a lily or a tulip??

And then my husband drew an angel cherry and a devil cherry for me which I want left and right under my breasts, not exactly under them but a tad closer to my back... I have a little credit at my artist, and its at least enough for one of the chrerries, hope to have it done soon!!
 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: poppysmum on June 06, 2006 07:00:14 PM
Hi Bente! You know I was looking at your flower & to me it looks like deitura (sp?) or morning glory. Morning glory come in different colours & patterns I think & the deitura I've seen have either been white or a peachy orange. I'd love to know what you decide!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on June 06, 2006 10:03:52 PM
Hi, thanks for helping, while searching for the morning glory, I found this one:

http://www.bobsheldon.com/image.php?galleryid=flowers&imagename=604-3700fwMountainHarebell.jpg (http://www.bobsheldon.com/image.php?galleryid=flowers&imagename=604-3700fwMountainHarebell.jpg)

Could also be, or?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on June 06, 2006 10:55:41 PM

I think I found the perfect one. And I also like the color.. Will show my artist this pic and see what he can do..

Thanks for helping  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: poppysmum on June 07, 2006 03:00:28 AM
Yep, the second one looks good! :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on June 07, 2006 03:01:55 AM
I think so too, and I even like the color so, have to talk to my artist soon  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Butterfly Grl on June 07, 2006 04:29:42 AM
I would actually like some help. Becuase I know what I want the tattoo to look like, but I just can't draw it (I don't really have art skills in that way).

And I was wondering if all you arty people, and art students... could help me out.

I'm wanting wings like these http://groups.msn.com/kikodesigns/misc.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=86 (http://groups.msn.com/kikodesigns/misc.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=86)

But just a little bigger and wider, and I want to get a few charms hanging from between the feathers. But its a problem because I can't even draw the wings to start with.
Its frustrating!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bente on June 07, 2006 07:49:54 AM
I would actually like some help. Because I know what I want the tattoo to look like, but I just can't draw it (I don't really have art skills in that way).

And I was wondering if all you arty people, and art students... could help me out.

I'm wanting wings like these http://groups.msn.com/kikodesigns/misc.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=86 (http://groups.msn.com/kikodesigns/misc.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=86)

But just a little bigger and wider, and I want to get a few charms hanging from between the feathers. But its a problem because I can't even draw the wings to start with.
Its frustrating!

I can absolutely not draw either, but go on and ask a tattoo artist about it, show him/her the picture and have them made just for you. Every good tattoo artist would make a flash custom made for you!  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: zemolina on June 10, 2006 05:58:35 AM
I started wanting another tattoo about 3.4 seconds after my last was complete.  I really want a bookplate (you know... "ex libris") but can't find a cool design.  Does anyone know of any art nouveau designs? I did the Google search and looked at EACH of the 30+ pages but didn't find "it".  Anyone into bookplates out there?


I love bookplates, I made some for my friend as part of her birthday present, heres a couple of them, not sure if they're tattoo material but I love the illustrations :)





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pinkkittypiper on June 10, 2006 06:09:32 AM
I started wanting another tattoo about 3.4 seconds after my last was complete.  I really want a bookplate (you know... "ex libris") but can't find a cool design.  Does anyone know of any art nouveau designs? I did the Google search and looked at EACH of the 30+ pages but didn't find "it".  Anyone into bookplates out there?


Try doing a google Images search for Ex Libris - using art nouveau as a secondary search.  I used Ex Libris and found some cool pics.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on June 10, 2006 12:47:50 PM
the second one would have to be quite large to be clear.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fantacuous on June 13, 2006 09:26:52 PM
hi everyone,

i just finished my first year in graduate school ;D ;D which happens to coincide with me being ready to get a new tattoo  :o. because the last year has been one of deep emotional and psychological discovery, i want something symbolic of rebirth/regeneration/rejuvenation/etc but that is not any of these: phoenix, lotus or sun wheel.  while each of these is lovely, i just want something that stands out a little more. 

the tattoo is planned for my left shoulder, but i'm stuck!!  can you think of any other objects/images that have the same symbolism?  oh, and i should mention that i'm getting the tattoo in two days!!

thank you so much!
fantacuous


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rira on June 13, 2006 10:37:18 PM
mmm..ankhs stand for life and rebirth, or the Ouroboros which is a snake biting its tail, which is similar to the phoenix in that life is repeating, resurrection...lillies are life and rebirth (easter flowers...) and so are scarab beetles, you mentioned wheels and phoenix's sooo Im out of ideas :)

Gluck with the tattoo :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fantacuous on June 13, 2006 11:04:38 PM
hmm, lillies....i'll have to think about that one.  p.s.  i love your profile pic!  did you do that drawing yourself?  so cute!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: frogsrock on June 13, 2006 11:25:41 PM
getting a tattoo in 2 days seems like a bad idea to me... keep in mind its gonna be there forever, make sure its something you really want...

as for suggestions
-go talk to a tattoo artist about it
-it doesnt have to symbolise that to others, just you... it can be anything


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fantacuous on June 13, 2006 11:43:09 PM
thanks for the advice, although this isn't my first tattoo.  i've had one idea planned for about six months now, but have recently thought about doing something more symbolic (the first is more art than symbol).  if nothing inspires me then i plan to go with the original design.  i've already talked to the artist who will be inking me & he gave me some sites to check out for ideas, but i figured since everyone here is so incredibly creative, it would be a great place to get suggestions.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on June 14, 2006 04:24:34 AM
I'm getting a snake of many colors cause i was born in the year of the snake and I love serpents.  :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: frogsrock on June 14, 2006 12:37:37 PM
i want a light blue and pink cartoon elephant
its a memorial for my granddad... i really dont know how to explain it but to put it simply its an inside joke....

i also want a few fairys and the little mermaid (with flounder and sebastion)
to me fairys are strong yet beautiful.... i just love them
the little mermaid is because im obsessed... and have been since i was a very little baby

i'll probably end up with more than those :) i love body mods


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on June 14, 2006 02:52:00 PM

the little mermaid is because im obsessed... and have been since i was a very little baby



Yeah, the little mermaid was one of my fave movies. I still want to be a mermaid.  :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 14, 2006 08:00:53 PM

the little mermaid is because im obsessed... and have been since i was a very little baby



Yeah, the little mermaid was one of my fave movies. I still want to be a mermaid.  :P

I'm with both of you guys there! I've probably watched that movie more times than any other.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: frogsrock on June 14, 2006 11:17:54 PM
yay im glad im not alone in my mermaid obsession
this is how nerdy i am... for my german class we had to do an ABC book with a theme... my theme was, of course, the little mermaid... teacher loved it and gave me bonus points for having such an original theme

most of my family can sing every song from it because of me ;D
id litterally sit there all day watching it... it would end and i'd be like AGAIN AGAIN

ok back on topic, tattoos are great ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on June 14, 2006 11:41:16 PM
Yeah, the little mermaid was one of my fave movies. I still want to be a mermaid.  :P

You and me both!!

I'm still throwing around concepts for my mermaid tattoo, which I hope to get soon... I was even thinking of getting some scales tattooed on my legs.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Clay Pants on June 15, 2006 01:18:33 PM
I've finally decided what I want for my fist tattoo, after years of trying to figure something out that I love and would want on my body forever.
I'm gonna get two crows flying (kinda like the ever popular sparrow or swallows, but they will be not very cartoony, more like a loose ink drawing, then a big bright red poppy or small cluster of em, in the cleavage area between the crows, also in a looser style. I am so excited! now i jsut need to start saving money....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: swaggerboom on June 15, 2006 01:43:32 PM
after my pin girl i want a craftsters inspired tatt this is the rough draft i knocked up in photoshop what you think could improve it


I LOVE THAT!! So awesome!  ;D :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pinkkittypiper on June 15, 2006 07:20:57 PM
The hubby and I are thinking of getting matching tattoos (CUZ WE ARE SO CHEESY!)  of a snake in the shape of the infinity sign (also know as ouroboros) with celtic knotwork down its back.  Reasoning for it - we breed and raise snakes, he is in mathmatics, well the infinity thing is self explanitory, celtic knotwork because I am scottish and he likes celtic stuff and the ouroboros is also the Aes Sedai ring (if you are a Wheel of Time fan) We may do the two snake shape (ie. there are two of us AND it looks like the medallion from The Neverending Story - ahh gotta love our geekiness).



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clovergrace on June 15, 2006 11:53:57 PM
I have plans to get a tattoo of my dog's pawprint (see avatar). Her name is Clover (thus my username...duh. :P) and I'd like to somehow incorporate a four-leaf clover in the design, but I can't come up with anything creative. I've thought about putting it in the middle of the paw print, behind the paw print, and in front of it, but everything I think of comes out pretty basic (plus, I'm really horrible at drawing, so it never turns out like I'd hope). I'd like the paw print to be lime green and I like the kind of cutesy rockabilly look I'd guess you call it?, but that's about as far as I've gotten with figuring everything out. Also, I live in Salinas, CA so if anyone knows of any good tattoo artists in my area (Salinas, Monterey, Hollister, Gilroy, Santa Cruz), I'm willing to go drive a bit in order to get someone good. I hope this post isn't off base. Everyone here is so crafty, I thought maybe someone could help me out of my brain block.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hercuteness on June 16, 2006 05:34:05 AM
clay pants.

i LOVE that idea!  crows are so smart and weird.

your idea reminds me of the closing credits of The Secret of NIMH. . .where the two crows (jeremy and a female crow) are swooping around in the background with a length of red yarn between them.

i've always remembered that part of the movie because i thought it was such a pretty image.

go get your crows!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on June 16, 2006 05:41:11 AM
Hurray for mermaids! Everybody here seems to be into them.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: someperson on June 16, 2006 11:22:03 AM
The hubby and I are thinking of getting matching tattoos (CUZ WE ARE SO CHEESY!)  of a snake in the shape of the infinity sign (also know as ouroboros) with celtic knotwork down its back.  Reasoning for it - we breed and raise snakes, he is in mathmatics, well the infinity thing is self explanitory, celtic knotwork because I am scottish and he likes celtic stuff and the ouroboros is also the Aes Sedai ring (if you are a Wheel of Time fan) We may do the two snake shape (ie. there are two of us AND it looks like the medallion from The Neverending Story - ahh gotta love our geekiness).

I love both of your ideas!  hehehe, I used to LOVE the Wheel of Time series!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: losingstreak on June 16, 2006 01:08:54 PM
The more I think about it, the more I want to get the words "find what's good and make it last" tattooed on me somewhere. [It's a line from Old School by the Bouncing Souls]. It's been my favorite quote for years now, so I'm sure I won't get sick of that line. I'm definitely going to give it a looong time before I decide to actually get it done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on June 16, 2006 02:04:02 PM
clay pants, your idea sounds REALLY nice! post it if you have a drawing and definately if you get it!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: oddtraveler on June 17, 2006 10:16:10 PM
I'm SOOO psyched I can't wait to get enough cash to do this!  Of course, it's a cover job so I hope I CAN do this!  I mean I'm okay with what I have if I can't cover it, but it's not like I'm beaming with pride about it anymore, and it's just some a prime spot for a large tat and I am LOVING this idea.  All my other ideas I keep being indecisive about, not this one! 

This is what I'm wanting to cover...

And this is what I'm wanting to cover it with, with some clean up on the color work and roots



The stars because I thought it would be great to get the main part of Orion, which always leaves me with a sense of peace and knowing that I'll be okay whenever I see it.  That of course would go beyond the design and the bottom two stars would wind up being around my lower back, but the idea is to get it done in UV so it really shines like the stars. 

On another note, how cool would it be to get other things that glowed done in UV? Constellations, fireflies (or Firefly :P ) that door in the Lord of the Rings, the one ring, ooh! those bioluminescent fish, jellyfish...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pinkkittypiper on June 17, 2006 10:53:00 PM
UV ink?! I have NEVER heard of this - thats amazing!!!  Where was this when I got my tat done....sigh (crawls back under a rock....)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: erinberinbee on June 18, 2006 12:20:49 AM
yay! i love mermaids too! completely off-topic, but am I the only person in the world who always crys at the end of the little mermaid? i love that film so much (so much it makes me cry!)!

Quote
The stars because I thought it would be great to get the main part of Orion, which always leaves me with a sense of peace and knowing that I'll be okay whenever I see it.
<-- thats such a lovely reason!



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clovergrace on June 18, 2006 02:42:01 AM
erinberinbee...you're not the only one!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: erinberinbee on June 18, 2006 05:57:52 AM
hurrah!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: babymates on June 22, 2006 10:18:48 PM
ok dont think of me as like some crazy bible freak... cus I'm not, I'm a I-Love-My-Mummy freak
I drew these two birds, one dove and one raven.  And they both have a banner, the dove has a branch in his mouth and it's banner says "and this good news..." the raven's banner says "...and then the end will come."
The quote is abridged version of a bible scripture my mom use to read to me all the time when I was little about how truth will solve the problems of the world.  And the two birds are the ones that Noah let out of the arc after the flood.
I want to get a tattoo that is beautiful and original but carries a lot of meaning. 

Maybe i'll post the pictures i have... I'd need to scan them in and blah blah.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 23, 2006 01:36:58 PM
It sounds lovely! What an original idea.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: babymates on June 24, 2006 09:12:00 AM
It sounds lovely! What an original idea.  :)

Thank you.  :) The only trouble is they might be too big for where i'm planning to locate them, and $$$


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 24, 2006 07:56:32 PM

Thank you.  :) The only trouble is they might be too big for where i'm planning to locate them, and $$$

Yeah...$$ is always an issue. I have so many ideas, but I definitly don't have the money-or the art skills to get what I want just yet. I have a little savings just for tattoos though....so hopefully someday soon I can get another. Good luck to you on your quest also!  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 11, 2006 07:14:43 AM
wow...I am in envy of your crafty sleeve.  I just got my first design from Bambikhantastic for what my tattoo would look like!  I like it...I am just not sure about the elephants holding tails...I should try to scan the image and throw it up here for critique huh?

~KK


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 11, 2006 07:35:25 AM
Yes, let's see it, Keen kitty! Are you coming to MN? When I was little my Grandma had a row of little glass elephants holding tails, and I just loved it (each elephant was slightly smaller). so cute! It sounds like a fun design! I think I am going to have to hit Bambi up for my knee tattoo idea soon, the more I think about it the more I want it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 11, 2006 09:53:41 AM
Yes Keenkitty is coming to MN I'll have to schedule it around craftsters MN monthly meeting eh?

Bambi and I are swapping ideas.  I like the elephant group idea I just don't want them holding tails. That is a cruel circus training thing and only baby elephants usually do that.

I liked a tribla style tattoo... I'll post it hold on...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 11, 2006 09:56:32 AM


ok did this work?

~KK


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 11, 2006 10:16:32 AM
What about an outline elephant like that with mehendi style floral or paisley work (all black,or henna colored). Hmmm...I can see it in my head and it looks cool in there anyway, lol


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DayTripper on July 11, 2006 11:26:51 AM
I like KeenKitty's elephant pic...



-Day  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 11, 2006 12:50:04 PM
LOL..Andy Warhol Elephant

Um..I was thinking about maybe some kinda vine or mendhi motiff....BUT I want it to match my other tats too

Which are ALL black block tribal

~KK


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 11, 2006 01:04:24 PM
LOL..Andy Warhol Elephant

Um..I was thinking about maybe some kinda vine or mendhi motiff....BUT I want it to match my other tats too

Which are ALL black block tribal

~KK

What about a black outline of an elephant profile with a smaller profile of an elephant next to it, maybe touching trunks?
The mehendi type thing could be all black lines so it goes with your others, perhaps just make the style a bit less delicate and more chunky lines. ie, fill in the elephant outline with fairly heavy, simple black floral work? If only I could hyperlink directly to my brain, I'd show you!   ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DayTripper on July 12, 2006 08:22:54 AM
More fun with elephants....




-Day  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on July 12, 2006 08:24:58 AM
I don't like that one. It's too jumbled up, you don't notice the elephants at all.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DayTripper on July 12, 2006 08:52:26 AM
A much more simple version...



-Day  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on July 12, 2006 09:08:45 AM
i wouldnt even go with that elephant, id go for one more elegant and less cartoony


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 12, 2006 10:05:01 AM
I like the elephant with the thing on its ear...a design like that would be good.  I like chunky not elegant...

I'm defiantely not a person who would be labled "elegant, delicate, or feminine"

I want a big elephant and maybe a baby too  the idea of having something on its ears or accross the forhead though...I like that!

~KK


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hurricane_sc on July 12, 2006 10:21:20 AM
Not in a rude way, but shouldn't the Elephants go in the Tattoo ideas forum? She doesn't have the tattoo...she wants ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on July 15, 2006 04:52:58 PM
QUESTION: matilda is my all time favorite movie. i'm talkin' ALLLLL TIIIIIMMMMMMEEEEEEE! obviously i'm not about to get mara wilson tattooed on me, but i love quentin blake's artwork for the book. and i really want to get the cover, well, half of the cover. my problem is that i think it's too boxy, it's too much like a rectangle. and i don't really like straigh sides on a tattoo because it makes it look like it's floating. here's more or less what i want:



i'm willing to make some modifications. but i'd like to ask if you guys have a suggestion as to how to change it to make it look less like a rectangle, and also a good location for it. i'd like it to be probably as big as an index card, so about 3"x5". thanks!

-karen


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iHeartSquares on July 15, 2006 05:25:33 PM
Rckfella, I played with the picture of Matilda a bit to see if it could look not cut off.  I erased the books she is sitting on although I could see how that might be important to the image. But anyway here is a thought:


It is a super cute image, good luck with it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 15, 2006 08:40:01 PM
Sorry...I thought since the topic in tattos was post your tattoos and I was just showing what I planned to get...jeez..maybe I should remember not to go off on any tangents!

So...um...can we talk about tattoo ideas others have or is that too far off topic.


:P

~KK


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KeenKitty on July 15, 2006 08:44:05 PM

This is what I'm wanting to cover...

And this is what I'm wanting to cover it with, with some clean up on the color work and roots



Gee I really like your origional tattoo!
I am a big fan of celtic knots!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: helen highwater on July 16, 2006 03:20:01 AM
Oh! If you get the Matilda tattoo, please please please please post it! It is my most favourite book in the whole entire wide world. I think I ruined several copies as a small child (not out of spite, of course, but because I read it so often!)! And I still love the film, I don't care if I am 21 and it's aimed at kids :)

I have my next tattoo already planned, but I may have to get Matilda ink in the future :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on July 16, 2006 10:53:47 AM
thats would be a cool cover up btw!like one earlier in this post...

but hey with the matilda its awesome. i think you shouls have her sitting on a pile of books still as i think it could work for a tattoo, or floating books heehee! i iwsh had mind powers :(


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 16, 2006 11:41:59 AM
Maybe if you have Matilda's book pile spill out around her a bit more you could change the shape, or add some colors behind her, a bit of blue or something?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on July 16, 2006 12:05:57 PM
yeh taht would be cool


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DayTripper on July 17, 2006 06:02:03 AM
Oops...so sorry.  I should have posted the elephant tat ideas in here too.  I had no idea this thread existed.  My humblest apologies.  I'll remove the pics I posted in the other tattoo room to save bandwidth.

-Day


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: welshdragon on July 18, 2006 10:35:27 AM
im getting me new pin up tatt on friday im mega exited my mum wants me to have a "keep sake" for me 21st birthday whats a better keep sake than a tattoo right,
before i get a tattoo i do a little ritua
i usually book me tatts for the morning,
have a good night sleep the night before
have a shower when i get up.
(my tattoist has told me stories of people who dont follow this step and the b.o is too much to bear hehe)
have a good cooked breakfast to start me off for the day. definatly the best tip...........

will post her on friday woot woot


leex

l


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 19, 2006 08:49:04 AM
Good tips.  :) I can't wait to see the pin up!  
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I've been researching a few places to get my next tattoo, since I want it in a more visable area than my previous tats, I want it to be as perfect as it can get. I've run across a slight problem though...it appears that most tattoo artists in my area are jerks.
Tattoo Artist#1-Loved my idea, but is really pushy. He is insisting on changing my picture, because he doesn't like it. I don't know....I LIKE IT...that's why I picked it. I can understand a few changes to make it tattooable, but he wants to just scrap it and do up his own. And he's really pushy.
Tattoo Artist#2-Probably the most unfriendly artist. I don't know...I couldn't tell if that was it, or if he hated my idea, or if he hates his job, or life or what? Basically he seemed completely uninterested in even helping me out. All he said was, "make it bigger." Then...I'm just standing there....so I left.
Tattoo Artist #3-Works at same shop as #2. This one is a female, I had no clue any shops out here had female artists. She seems SLIGHTLY more friendly than artist #2, but not much....her book is really good, but she only works part time...I don't know.

Plus, the amounts each artist charged were WAY different.... ???

Ugh....sorry for the long rant....I just REALLY want this tattoo to work out and I don't know if it's going too... >:(


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on July 19, 2006 08:44:58 PM
Maybe if you have Matilda's book pile spill out around her a bit more you could change the shape, or add some colors behind her, a bit of blue or something?

awwwwwww that's the bestest idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and i can have her sitting cross legged? well i dunno about that, i really dont' wanna distort the original drawing. but my friend said as long as her face looks the same? hah i dunno. but it still a while until that. i have like 8 tattoos i have to get before that. haha i'm doing the first come first served, here's my list,

1. pi sign inside heart behing left ear
2. the word "life" behind my neck
3. an elephant. i wanted a realistic one covering my entire back, but i dunno if that's too much. but yeah i want a realistic one and a cartooney one
4. the number 5, my fave and lucky number
5. capricorn sign of course i like this but i think the sign is enough
6. something along the lines of this
like with a needle, and maybe have it "sewing" some shape. obviously not this, because i dont' want to copy no one's tats. and i'd like the string in green, my fave color!
7. MATILDA!
8. i don't know about this one. i like the pattern and the idea that it's hearts. but i've showed it to some friends and they say that it looks like a bunch of "S"s.

what do you guys think?? i'd love some input, since these ARE permanent! heh.

thanks!
-karen


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on July 20, 2006 01:36:14 AM
wow i love that stitched star , i want that with aheart now... pure utter genius i tell you!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on July 20, 2006 09:39:42 AM
a huge elephant would be AMAZING!! and matilda is the coolest! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ChloeisCrazy on July 20, 2006 10:57:04 AM
ok, so I guess I'll post my ideas, I hope I'll get some sort of feedback! I'm planning on getting a tattoo this year.. probably in nov/dec area.

So, I have two things that I want plus a third that I love but I'm not sure about:

So, I want to get cherries on my ankle.. yes I realize Ashlee Simpson has this.. is it terrible to get the same thing as some one  ???, anyways here is a picture of hers:


I also want a swallow on my hip, I might get two, one on each side, but I might get a "theme" to each bird, such as one is day the other is night. For this one my cousin is having one of his friends draw up a more original idea of this, so I cant wait to see it sice this is the tattoo (s) I'll probably get first. Heres a picture:


And thirdly, this is a tattoo that I really really like... but I'm not sure if I'd ever want a tattoo on my wrist, I think it could bea bad idea since I want to keep all my job options open  :P, so I was thinking maybe I'd get this on the back of my neck? Heres the picture:


So I'd love some feedback on this  :)




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iheartalex on July 20, 2006 11:00:38 AM
Wow, that star is my tattoo! ha ha that made my day  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rangerbeth on July 21, 2006 08:14:03 AM
I would like a Sailor Jerry style pinup tattoo on my shoulder to commemorate my recently passed mamaw. She was in her late 90's and was a flapper in her day. Since she raised me I would like to sort of morph the classic sailor jerry style into a flapper type pinup lady with fiery red hair. Anyone know of any sites I could use for good examples of this? Also, anyone know of any great shops in the Memphis area?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on July 21, 2006 10:01:49 AM
Wow, that star is my tattoo! ha ha that made my day  ;D

yaaaaaay glad u posted! i've been meaning to message u forever. i was wondering if you got your tattoo done n e where near the san diego or orange county area so i could check the shop out. was it hard to explain the tattoo to your artist??
thanks-karen


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: welshdragon on July 22, 2006 09:34:21 AM
http://pinup.ru/ is an awsome site for well pinups hehe
thats where i got mine from will take a picture of her later shes a still a bit sore


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iheartalex on July 23, 2006 10:25:22 AM
Wow, that star is my tattoo! ha ha that made my day  ;D

yaaaaaay glad u posted! i've been meaning to message u forever. i was wondering if you got your tattoo done n e where near the san diego or orange county area so i could check the shop out. was it hard to explain the tattoo to your artist??
thanks-karen

No, I got mine in AZ. The artist that did it is a girl who sews and knits so she did really well. I have gotten one tattoo in San Diego, though. Its a patchwork heart that looks all stitched together and falling apart. I got it at black rose on garnet grand  by Erik.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: stopthefacades on July 25, 2006 12:45:01 AM
I went with my cousin today to watch him get his first tattoo, & now I'm all excited about getting mine. I'm 17, with less than a year to 18, & I've had this idea for a tattoo for a while & today just got me all excited. I photoshopped how I want it to look:


An orchid branch wrapped around my side.

Someone told me that it hurts more than usual on your side; is this true? I guess it wouldn't really matter, I'll man up. I'm sure I can take it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 25, 2006 05:43:23 AM
That's really pretty! My artist said (as she was tattooing my foot, another notorius spot) that ribs hurt the most. I guess it just depends on how much you want a tattoo there! I think they ALL hurt! But then it's over and you have a pretty tattoo. The price of beauty, haha.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: stopthefacades on July 25, 2006 10:31:03 AM
Hahah seriously, I'm also going to get one on my foot! Just a small one-liner though, in Latin. Haven't decided what I want it to say yet. So now I'm wondering if the amount of pain is determined by how meaty the area is? Because it's pretty easy to feel your ribs compared to most other bones.

Without previous knowledge, I just happen to pick out the spots that hurt the most. Oh well, I definitely think it'll be worth it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 25, 2006 11:00:07 AM
That was my theory as well, but I am not sure. When she went near my ankle bone there was a definite jarring feeling through my entire leg, which was a bit weird, more in the "what the...?!" sense than it actually hurting more. The bottom part toward the toes was probably the worst, she said they don't normally go that far down on the foot but since we were covering an existing tattoo we had to. The area just above the base of my big toe was *torture*. She flat out refused to go between my toes, though, so that bit remains with the original ink only. She said part of the thing with the rib area is that it's over all the major organs, so your body wants to protect the organs, and therefore provides extra pain! I think the bottom line is...tattoos just hurt....but you'll get through it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on July 25, 2006 12:03:47 PM
think about it this way- the places you have the most nerve endings are the most sensitive, so pretty much where you are ticklish or where your um "hot spots" are, those places are gonna hurt the worst.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: aliastriona_angerboda on July 25, 2006 01:00:06 PM
...nice to have it confirmed that I'm doomed.

I want tattoos so bad, but I'm extremely ticklish pretty much everywhere - ticklish to the point where being touched at all can sometimes send me into hysterics.

I've got a small black cat drawn out that I want in the hollow on the front of my left shoulder, for starters, and I've dreamt for years of having tattoos all over myself...though I know for certain that it's best to avoid going anywhere near my toes.  I had a few surgeries that involved a few simple needle pricks on my big toes and even just that was evil.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on July 25, 2006 03:11:44 PM
pain is temporary. tattoos are forever. don't let the pain scare you, even in the bad places it's not that bad. it's worth it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: aliastriona_angerboda on July 25, 2006 03:24:50 PM
Eh, it doesn't really scare me, I'm just really not looking forward to that part.  I actually handle pain pretty well, though it might be a bit of a feat to hold still when they touch me and it tickles.

The biggest obstacle between me and my tattoos at the moment is my complete and utter lack of money, unfortunately.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dirt_made_my_lunch on July 25, 2006 06:13:38 PM
no tattoos for me (I'm vegan) but if I were to get one (or two) I would get first a bird. Likely a sparrow because they are pretty, but not the kind that everyone has but a more realistic one. A Bird because of the Beatles songs "free as a bird," "blackbird," "blue jay way," "norwegian wood (this bird has flown)"  and of course Lynyrd Skynyrd's "freebird"

secondly I'd get the bob dylan logo which I had in mind long before I ever saw this dude's arm:  (mine would be smaller and prettier and not on my arm)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ddevil on July 29, 2006 07:23:26 PM
Hahah seriously, I'm also going to get one on my foot! Just a small one-liner though, in Latin. Haven't decided what I want it to say yet.

dude, you are so awesome.
Latin is the BEST language ever, and I'm not just saying that because I take it.

Actually, I am... Latin's really, really, really hard...
I only stick with it to go to conventions {it's tomorrow!!!} WHICH AREN'T NERDY!!!! SHUT UPPPP
only the stupid kids go to Latin conventions.
But I'm not a stupid kid!!!

gahhh I'll just stop talking


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on July 31, 2006 10:57:39 AM
okay, so I need the help of the craftsters...it's kind of a moot point since I probably won't be getting the tattoo for a while, but it's bugging me haha. anyways, I was doodling and came up with this rough heart design, that I liked, and wanted to combine it with a quote. I can't decide what way looks better, though, or if there's other ways I'm not thinking of. So far I think the one I like best is with the words running up the sides, but I think that might look awkward actually tattooed. What do you guys think? (and excuse the funky marks in the background, like I said it got doodled on a random piece of paper...) also, sorry it's a little crooked. could not get it straight for the life of me.







Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: april_cocaine on July 31, 2006 11:03:49 AM
i personally like the last one, but maybe you could try curving the letters round the heart a bit more.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DayTripper on July 31, 2006 11:36:24 AM
okay, so I need the help of the craftsters...it's kind of a moot point since I probably won't be getting the tattoo for a while, but it's bugging me haha. anyways, I was doodling and came up with this rough heart design, that I liked, and wanted to combine it with a quote. I can't decide what way looks better, though, or if there's other ways I'm not thinking of. So far I think the one I like best is with the words running up the sides, but I think that might look awkward actually tattooed. What do you guys think? (and excuse the funky marks in the background, like I said it got doodled on a random piece of paper...) also, sorry it's a little crooked. could not get it straight for the life of me.

I love your tat idea...I took some liberties with your layout just to get another perspective.  I like the angle that you drew the heart at...it's cool.  



-Day  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: buzybeebee24 on August 01, 2006 05:59:41 PM
After wanting a tatto for years and years I finally found one that I would actually get.  I want it on my lower back, right about my waistband. The only problem is that I want it to be about the size of my hand and the artists that I've talked to have all said that it would have to be pretty much all of my back to show all of the detail!!! I don't think I want that much of a commitment. Anyways, this is what I want.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Strutter on August 01, 2006 08:00:38 PM
okay, so I need the help of the craftsters...it's kind of a moot point since I probably won't be getting the tattoo for a while, but it's bugging me haha. anyways, I was doodling and came up with this rough heart design, that I liked, and wanted to combine it with a quote. I can't decide what way looks better, though, or if there's other ways I'm not thinking of. So far I think the one I like best is with the words running up the sides, but I think that might look awkward actually tattooed. What do you guys think? (and excuse the funky marks in the background, like I said it got doodled on a random piece of paper...) also, sorry it's a little crooked. could not get it straight for the life of me.

I love your tat idea...I took some liberties with your layout just to get another perspective.  I like the angle that you drew the heart at...it's cool.  



-Day  ;D

That is awesome. I realy like it.

buzybeebee24, that tattoo idea is beautiful.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: BambiKhantastic on August 01, 2006 09:02:24 PM
BuzyBee: that's a beautiful picture. The artists are right: It will also have to be Enormous to do it justice. Take the plunge! bigger is better!!

Dirt made my lunch: I use all vegan inks (people always think it's funny when I tell them that) So if that's what's holding you back, you just have to talk to some artists, to see what pigments they use. :D

Sapphire: I'm a purist, and think words belong in banners. :) But of the options, I'd go with something that curves...is nice and fluid...Rather depends on where you're putting it, too!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on August 01, 2006 10:35:21 PM
I love your tat idea...I took some liberties with your layout just to get another perspective.  I like the angle that you drew the heart at...it's cool.  
-Day  ;D

I like it curved like that...thanks :D I dunno about the colors, 'cause I don't know if I actually want it in purple. it was just the closest pen I had. I was thinking maybe red, but I heard that red is the color that has the most allergic reactions, and since I have metal allergies I was planning on avoiding it for the most part.

bambi - I actually don't really like banners all that much, haha...sorry! :P and I'm thinking it'll be on the outside of my right calf area. seems like the design would fit well there, and I have plans for most other spots I'd consider. can't wait for my eighteenth birthday(a little less than two months :) :) :) ), I'm getting my first tattoo that day, yaaaay! actually, while we're on the topic, this is what I'd like to get for my first tattoo (modified, but this is the general idea...I just want Isis, not any of the background stuff, and probably in a different color scheme). what would be the smallest I could get it and still have most of the detail?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: BambiKhantastic on August 02, 2006 02:54:30 PM
Isis would have to be pretty big to get all that feathering and cross-hatching in there. As you grow, the lines grow and bleed with you, and if the tattoo is too small and intricate, it gets muddy as you get older.

Your two options are: Smaller, but simplified, or Larger and more detailed.

If you're getting that design on, say, your back, It'll take up most of your lower back, or if it's on your shoulders, it'll span the breadth. But that is a design that could be easily simplified, enhanced with colour(instead of the crosshatching) With some tweaking, you could make it many sizes.

Find a shop you like, bring in the drawing, leave a deposit, get a receipt, and check back and see what they've done with it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on August 02, 2006 05:23:56 PM
Isis would have to be pretty big to get all that feathering and cross-hatching in there. As you grow, the lines grow and bleed with you, and if the tattoo is too small and intricate, it gets muddy as you get older.

Your two options are: Smaller, but simplified, or Larger and more detailed.

If you're getting that design on, say, your back, It'll take up most of your lower back, or if it's on your shoulders, it'll span the breadth. But that is a design that could be easily simplified, enhanced with colour(instead of the crosshatching) With some tweaking, you could make it many sizes.

Find a shop you like, bring in the drawing, leave a deposit, get a receipt, and check back and see what they've done with it!

Yeah, I don't want all of the cross-hatching. I think what I want to do with the image is have the same basic outline but stylised...the feathers outlined in black and then filled in with blue and purple, if that would be doable. I want her dress a different color as well (haven't decided what yet). I'm thinking I want it about 3"x5 1/2" or so. I still want the ankh and swirl in her hands though, and a line of hieroglyphs along the bottom. I think I should be able to get as much detail as I want with that size. I don't want it on my lower back, though, I want it wrapping around from the side of my hip to my back, I don't know if that'd complicate things or anything. anyways thanks for the help everyone :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: BambiKhantastic on August 02, 2006 07:17:56 PM
Very cool....That hip stuf'll sting like hell, but it will look AWESOME. If you're willing to work with the image and the artist, I'm sure you won't have a problem. ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on August 04, 2006 06:14:11 AM
I want it wrapping around from the side of my hip to my back

that's kind of an odd spot for that tattoo. do you mean you want the body centered on your side hip with the wings stretching to your stomach and back, or the wing tip on your side hip and it extending around? either placement is going to be awkward- the design is so long that it won't really flow with that part of the body, plus it kind of ruins the blank canvas of both your back and your stomach (assuming the first placement), so you will have a really hard time working it into a larger piece later on unless of course you get an egyptian themed bodysuit. If you want it on your side, how about up and down your ribs? I think the place it would fit best is across your shoulders, or if you want it small, the back of your neck (not the neck itself, but the back, just below your neck).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bigD on August 04, 2006 06:35:37 AM
I want it wrapping around from the side of my hip to my back

that's kind of an odd spot for that tattoo.

I have to agree - you figure that your belly and your back are two differently-shaped planes.  So no matter what, the two 'wings' won't match each other.  Unless I'm misreading your description (and if so, I apologize). 

And not that you're looking for suggestions, but if you put it on your lower back, the tips of the wings would wrap themselves around to the sides/front of your hips - and that would be HOT.

As for new tattoo ideas, when I was pregnant we didn't tell anyone the name we'd picked out, so my 6-year-old nephew started calling him "the Peep" (a la Marshmallow Peeps), and the nickname has stuck.  So my next tattoo will be my son's name (Alistair), and a little duckling. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on August 04, 2006 12:26:12 PM
I don't know of a way to put it, but I want one wingtip starting at my hipbone and then the rest of the design wrapping around my back. I don't want it on my lower back because...well, I just don't really like the idea (plus I've got back-dimples that might mess things up), and I definitely don't want it big enough to be going across my entire back, that would be HUGE. I've already got design plans for across the top of my shoulders too. I'm not planning on putting any other tattoos by it or trying to work it into anything else, and I don't want any other stomach or back tattoos (aside from one on the other hip and the aforementioned shoulder tat). And I definitely don't want it vertical. thanks for the suggestions though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: BambiKhantastic on August 05, 2006 02:53:16 PM
Wait...now I'm confused. Honey, if you start it at your hip, and wrap it around your back, that IS your lower back. Or your ass. Unless it's at an angle?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on August 05, 2006 09:15:02 PM
Wait...now I'm confused. Honey, if you start it at your hip, and wrap it around your back, that IS your lower back. Or your ass. Unless it's at an angle?

(sorry in advance if this post comes off as cranky, I worked open to close today and feel like someone ran me over with a meat grinder)

I dunno if I have abnormally wide hips or what, but I measured it out, and starting at the front of my hip, by the bone, it should just barely reach on to the left side of my lower back by like, half an inch. or what I consider my back anyways. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this right, maybe I'll just take a picture of the spot later if it would make things easier >_<


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 06, 2006 02:46:44 PM
Well, I went to go get my tattoo today and...I chickend out.  :( I don't know why either...I've been looking into getting it for months. I never felt this way about my other ones. Now I'm just mad at myself...but I guess...I shouldn't get it if I'm all freaking out. I still feel stupid though.

Sorry...just had to post this somewhere.  :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on August 06, 2006 04:01:55 PM
i keep having second thoughts about my next tattoo too. it's definitely better to wait it out and make sure it's what you want before you get it permanently inked on your body.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: BambiKhantastic on August 06, 2006 04:04:23 PM
oooooh....sapphire, I understnad...Sorry If I made you cranky!

Don't worry, Kiwi...It happens to the best of us!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on August 06, 2006 06:07:51 PM
oooooh....sapphire, I understnad...Sorry If I made you cranky!

Don't worry, Kiwi...It happens to the best of us!

that's okay, I was just really tired and afraid I was going to say something very rude so I thought I'd forewarn y'all :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: goldencrafter on August 07, 2006 11:46:52 AM
I have way to many things that I want done and so little money  :'(.
My first goal is to get my first two finished. The one on my back is just a Kana symbol but I want to have Bleeding Heart vines wrapped around it. The sad flower on my ankle needs a complete rework and it will be vining down my foot.

I would LOVE to have a crochet hook tearing out of my skin somewere maybe my wrist. My Grandfather's battalion insignia would be very special.
A giraffe because I love them and a beetle for my daughter. There are many more floating around my head I can't list them all.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Adidas82girl on August 31, 2006 11:53:49 PM
Hey all,

I'm thinking of getting this for my first tattoo...i just got married and am missing my maiden name :(...and my husband was sweet enough to sharpie this on my back  ;D...i might add more to it later.  let me know what ya think...



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on September 01, 2006 07:36:47 AM
I like it! It looks real. I would go bigger though, like from shoulder to shouler and then you could add somee flowers or something to it


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: gwenluvy on September 01, 2006 08:23:23 AM
Looks a little odd just floating there. I think if you're planning on getting more done anyway, put it up higher, like just below your neck, that way it doesn't interfere with anything you want to put on your back.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Satanic cornflakes on September 01, 2006 10:07:03 AM
As soon as I hit the big 18, I'd like to have a Sailor Jerry sparrow tattooed on me somewhere. Maybe my hip or shoulder, I'm not sure ...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ltlspryt on October 13, 2006 04:44:51 PM
Hi everyone. I am looking for an idea for a tattoo the will represent all four of my children. They are 3yrs to 22 yrs. I like the thumprint idea maybe can make a butterfly out of their thumb prints. I really would like it unique and original as possible.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hercuteness on October 16, 2006 12:05:09 PM
i JUST saw a lady at the grocery store that had a sort of cascading handprint tattoo down her arm.  she had an infant and a toddler with her, so i assumed the tattoos were representative of their little kiddo handprints in ink.  it looked amazingly real (the little sworls of the fingerprints and everything). . .sweet little kid handprints going down her arm, as if they'd been clutching her arm.

little ink footprints might be cute, also. . but with four kids that's a lot of ink!

i always liked the idea of a pair of handprint tattoos, or a tattoo of hands on someone's back as if they were being embraced. . .the position of the hands, you know, or arms, showing that the person is loved inside and out.

 :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on October 16, 2006 06:11:58 PM
As soon as I hit the big 18, I'd like to have a Sailor Jerry sparrow tattooed on me somewhere. Maybe my hip or shoulder, I'm not sure ...

I have one on the back of my hip! I loooove it, my only regret is that I can't use that space for a larger piece now.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ltlspryt on October 17, 2006 06:43:57 AM
Hercuteness- Thanks for the ideas...I like the idea of and on back like hug. Yeah 4 kids is hard...that's why I was thinking the finger prints. make a design some how with a finger print or two from each one.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ltlspryt on October 17, 2006 06:48:06 AM
I just thought of it...tellme what you think. each one gives a thumb print and a stick figure that kinda represents them by someything like my one little ones red hair and of course I only have one boy so that would be easy too. My other two are blondes. The age difference is 19 years so that would be easy to. Any drawings anyone might sketch up would be great!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on October 17, 2006 10:00:03 AM
I've got two uncolored koi on my arms....any ideas for colors? I don't know if I want them the same (one on each inner bicep) or different. I'm so undecided on colors...there are so many.

ltlspryt: I would help, but I seriously can NOT draw!! Hee hee...I think that's a cute idea though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: almostascone on October 17, 2006 10:02:25 AM
I don't think I posted here already, so here goes...

I've always really wanted the smile of the cheshire cat, right under my belly button. I haven't drawn it out yet, as I'm not entirely sure what I want it to look like. (Anyone want to give it a go? :P)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on October 17, 2006 08:37:55 PM
Hercuteness- Thanks for the ideas...I like the idea of and on back like hug. Yeah 4 kids is hard...that's why I was thinking the finger prints. make a design some how with a finger print or two from each one.

I had a friend who took her mom's thumbprints and had them tattooed next to each other in black to make a heart, outlined in pink. SOunds kinda odd, but it turned out really beautiful. you could do a thumbprint heart for each of your kids, and outline it in a different color


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Strutter on October 18, 2006 06:49:22 PM
Here's a tattoo I would like to get someday:

(http://imageshack.us)

The differences would be colour, font and size. I'm not sure about placement. Possibly back of neck or back.

I want to get it because I love to send and receive letters, postcards, etc... Especially from a penpal you don't know.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Satanic cornflakes on October 19, 2006 11:25:51 AM
As soon as I hit the big 18, I'd like to have a Sailor Jerry sparrow tattooed on me somewhere. Maybe my hip or shoulder, I'm not sure ...

I have one on the back of my hip! I loooove it, my only regret is that I can't use that space for a larger piece now.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/39093tattoo.jpg (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/39093tattoo.jpg)

Wow ! I like that one :) I like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on October 19, 2006 12:25:09 PM
like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...

Who cares!

If you like them and they have meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

 :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on October 19, 2006 06:28:23 PM
I don't think I posted here already, so here goes...

I've always really wanted the smile of the cheshire cat, right under my belly button. I haven't drawn it out yet, as I'm not entirely sure what I want it to look like. (Anyone want to give it a go? :P)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: raining_dreams on October 19, 2006 06:48:37 PM
like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...

Who cares!

If you like them and they have meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

 :D
 
 I agree! I really hate when something becomes the possesion with a clique/style/etc. I think nautical stars are cute!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PirateKisses on October 19, 2006 07:55:55 PM
where would be a good place to put a bleeding rose? somewhere that wouldnt be too painful? I am thinking maybe the stomach, and if I ever get preggers it wont look so bad if it is a rose......but I wouldnt get a dolphin on my stomach cause it would look like a whale if I ever got in a family way


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kiki*eks on October 19, 2006 10:41:34 PM
I was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good tattoo artist in the bay area. I live in Fremont, CA and one of two tattoo shops that were here closed down and well the other guy only does good work for friends.

My fiancee has two tattoos. One he got this past July and it has faded badly despite all our best efforts. It wasn't very impressive work to being with. Anyway before he could get his free touch up they closed for good. So now we need someone not only to touch up his tattoos but also someone who we could trust for future work. I want to get one done and I know what I want I just need someone to draw and then tattoo it. Any recommendations would be great.

i believe that lasandri posted one that had some of the most beautiful work i have seen.
both of mine were done in the bay but have since gone.

found it - http://www.divingswallow.com
some others that have been mentioned at some time over the thread that I saved.
http://www.tattoocitysf.com
http://www.sacredrosetattoo.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on October 20, 2006 07:38:14 AM
I really want one from diving swallow!! Marie's portfolio is *amazing* and exactly my style! Sigh...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Satanic cornflakes on October 20, 2006 10:44:39 AM
like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...

Who cares!

If you like them and they have meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

 :D
 
 I agree! I really hate when something becomes the possesion with a clique/style/etc. I think nautical stars are cute!


My point is that a tattoo is meant to distinguish you from the rest, to symbolise rebellion (haha I think too much, but yeah .. ), and everyone having the same thing inked on their skin defeats the point, in my eyes.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on October 20, 2006 11:54:42 AM
like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...

Who cares!

If you like them and they have meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

 :D
 
 I agree! I really hate when something becomes the possesion with a clique/style/etc. I think nautical stars are cute!


My point is that a tattoo is meant to distinguish you from the rest, to symbolise rebellion (haha I think too much, but yeah .. ), and everyone having the same thing inked on their skin defeats the point, in my eyes.

I think tattoos are very personal, and mean different things to different people. For me, they're not about rebellion, or about being different.

I'm currently waiting (impatiently!!) for my tattoo appointment (6 weeks away!!!), and for me, they will mean several things.  Firstly, I've been on a very difficult "road" in my life for the past 4 years, and I'm fed up with the skewed focus this has given me.  At first I was wanting a compass, to remind me that there is always a way forward, and this idea grew into the idea of nautical stars. I want the pain in having a tattoo to crystalize the emotional pain I've felt. Secondly (for me!) It's about marking my body  to remind myself that my body is my own, to do with as I wish.  Third, I want the permanence of the tattoos to remind me not to live life with get-out clauses.

So, (while I do think that they will look cool!) it wouldn't matter if nobody else ever saw them, because my reasoning is so personal.  Because I've thought about this a great deal, it doesn't matter to me what anyone else thinks of my choice of design, or if everybody else on the planet decides to get the same thing. Mine will be unique because of the reasoning behind them. The best thing about tattoos are the things that you can't see.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on October 20, 2006 11:59:50 AM
Very well said, Kinky! The images in my tattoo are not particularly "unique" but the ideas and meaning are all *me* and I love the way it looks as well. Good luck with your appointment! *hugs* (I am wearing the ruffled gloves you sent me *right now* btw!)  :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on October 20, 2006 12:11:11 PM
yes, we're special, just like everyone else.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on October 20, 2006 12:12:30 PM
LOL, now I want to run around quoting from The Life of Brian!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Satanic cornflakes on October 22, 2006 11:34:05 AM
I have decided that when the time comes, I'll get a Sailor Jerry-style swallow on each hip.

I love nautical style things, and the placement means I could probably still have a job which wouldn't be possible with, say, a tatyoo sleeve.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on October 23, 2006 03:13:15 PM
ive sorta cross posted this with the tattoo thread because of a question i wanted to ask to anyone with a tattoo on the inside of the elbow, i was worried about how sensitive the area was but mostly about healing. if anyone could give me some info id be really greatful!

anyhoo, here is my idea ..

what i am wanting is the origin of love symbol, yep, from hedwig and the angry inch, my favourite move, i just love it and what it means , its from a story from platos symposium, a love that cannot be put into words, two halves trying to become a whole but a bit different... im wanting this symbol inside a compass for various reasons .. i love the look of them and for my grandad who was in the navy and passed away a couple of years ago. im still sketching and looking for inspiration, mainly for the perfect compass(any good sites for ideas? im into old school and mythical type compasses, like the ones on an old map). i want it on the inside of my elbow or maybe just above it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ViolentViolet on October 25, 2006 09:45:30 PM
I would like some advice.Im a big in a good way girl.Im around 16 stone.I am never having children.So I am wanting to get my tummy tattooed with roses.From one hip to the other.Vine wise.Any suggestions or ideas?I never she big girls with belly tats it seems.This is a wicked thread!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on October 26, 2006 09:08:15 AM
I would like some advice.Im a big in a good way girl.Im around 16 stone.I am never having children.So I am wanting to get my tummy tattooed with roses.From one hip to the other.Vine wise.Any suggestions or ideas?I never she big girls with belly tats it seems.This is a wicked thread!

seems like a cool idea, maybe you dont see it buch because they are self concious, im 14 store but my tummy is covered in strech marks  :(


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ViolentViolet on October 26, 2006 09:39:46 PM
Odly enoguh Ive got very few visable stretch marks.Im 26 and have been this present weight since I was 18 so I guess that helps.Im a coco butter fiend as well.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on October 26, 2006 10:21:02 PM
I was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good tattoo artist in the bay area. I live in Fremont, CA and one of two tattoo shops that were here closed down and well the other guy only does good work for friends.

My fiancee has two tattoos. One he got this past July and it has faded badly despite all our best efforts. It wasn't very impressive work to being with. Anyway before he could get his free touch up they closed for good. So now we need someone not only to touch up his tattoos but also someone who we could trust for future work. I want to get one done and I know what I want I just need someone to draw and then tattoo it. Any recommendations would be great.

i believe that lasandri posted one that had some of the most beautiful work i have seen.
both of mine were done in the bay but have since gone.

found it - http://www.divingswallow.com
some others that have been mentioned at some time over the thread that I saved.
http://www.tattoocitysf.com
http://www.sacredrosetattoo.com


also garage ink tattoo is awesome i worked there for awhile and rob struven is wicked!
garageinkstudios.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on October 30, 2006 12:04:11 PM
i posted my idea above for my inner elbow , here is a sketch, this definately isnt exactly what im gonna get, its just the start, i think the compass looks more like a sun .... but im working on it!



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: helpmetonailyoudown on October 30, 2006 12:45:32 PM
thats  a really good start i was having trouble pictureing it before buti think it is going to be awsome ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on October 30, 2006 01:27:31 PM
thank you very much!  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ZombieGirlX on November 04, 2006 04:46:39 AM
hi there!
i really want a tattoo with a bat-motive. im in love with bats, but i really cant find a good pic. i thought about a comic-bat, a skull-bat or a tribal-bat. i did google everywhere, but really didnt find something :(
do you have some pics? im happy about every pic u could show me!
thankyouuuuuuuuu :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 09, 2006 03:33:49 AM
I've got these cool bat images I use on everything. Stationery, clothes, etc. I'll post them next time I'm on my home computer. They're just ordinary bat clip art, basically, three different-sized bats, but they're pretty cool.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kristen vs mothra on November 10, 2006 11:07:24 AM
hey everyone, i love these tattoo threads!  they keep me from my work big time, but hey.  i'm getting "to thine own self be true" on my upper back at the end of the month in script with swirly embellishments, but i'm curious...are there any places online you can go to look at different tattoo scripts?  i mean obviously you could get any font done, but i'm looking for the kinds of script that are more detailed and embellished.  i'm pretty sure of the kind i want from looking at the shop, but i figured it couldn't hurt to look at others too.  so if anyone can direct me somewhere, please speak up!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hercuteness on November 10, 2006 11:55:01 AM
some of the most intersting fonts i've found are here:

http://www.dafont.com/

i think pretty much anything is translatable to tattoo.

 :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kristen vs mothra on November 10, 2006 12:07:08 PM
yeah pretty much anything is!  no boundaries!  hehe

thanks for the link, i'm having fun browsing :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 10, 2006 01:44:34 PM
What do you want written?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on November 19, 2006 01:34:28 PM
QUESTION: does this look too much like the little elephant is sniffing the big elephant's butt?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 19, 2006 01:42:32 PM
Nah, not really. It's very pretty.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: roxybadoxy on November 19, 2006 02:28:08 PM
when i first looked at it, i just looked like 2 elephants but when i read what you wrote, it started to look like it. maybe put them slightly apart?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on November 19, 2006 03:03:46 PM
just give the big one more of a tail


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on November 19, 2006 11:22:07 PM
yaaaaaaay! i really don't think itlooks like it especially because i know that that's how elephants are, they link tail and trunk and walk around like that. i will totally get that tattooed as soon as i can.

here's another idea that i'm for sure getting. a couple of weeks ago i saw on miami ink this girl who did grafitti and had a tattoo done that said faith and if u looked at it upside down it said trust. it was pretty neat, and i had been thinking about getting love, but i don't know, i thought getting the word love, just like that would be cheesy. so i came up with this design. p.s. i'm not into grafitti, hah.

i just finished it right now and i luv it! if you look at it one way it says "live" and if you turn it upside down it says "love"



here's a more clear way of looking at it.



i love how it's like abstract and not so obvious. it just looks like a scribble or doodle if you ask me, and i love that because doodleing is my life! anyway, what do you guys think?

-karen


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on November 20, 2006 03:06:46 PM
rckfella...
thats dope..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on November 20, 2006 04:25:06 PM
Rckfella,

Thats a cool idea. Are you having the artist add more to it or do you want it simple like that? If I remember correctly you live in California. Maybe you can find a graffiti artist there to do something custom for you! I really want a graffiti tattoo as well. My husband has one of our daughters name. I will wait until I can find a good word. I like LOVE though, I don't think its cheesy.
The upside down double meaning is cool. I like love and life.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on November 20, 2006 06:05:10 PM
thanks for the feedback guys. tho whoever asked about letting the artist add more, i probably will, just so it's pro. PinkMafia, i looooooooove "life" it's totally my word, i use it like crazy. that'll be my first tattoo on the back of my neck.  i'll post a pic later


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on November 20, 2006 07:14:55 PM
I believe tattoos that say one thing in one direction and something else in the other are called ambigrams, if anyone wants to research them more


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: trashtash on November 22, 2006 03:39:09 PM
Hm, this is a simple idea, but it´s hard to explain.
My boyfriend and me want to get something like a "date" tattoo. No date-of-marriage tattoos or things like this. No, just the date of the day we got our tattoo. It´s completly nuts, but we like it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Strutter on November 23, 2006 05:00:55 PM
like the whole nautical thing, but nautical stars are a bit of an "emo" cliche now ...

Who cares!

If you like them and they have meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

 :D
 
 I agree! I really hate when something becomes the possesion with a clique/style/etc. I think nautical stars are cute!


My point is that a tattoo is meant to distinguish you from the rest, to symbolise rebellion (haha I think too much, but yeah .. ), and everyone having the same thing inked on their skin defeats the point, in my eyes.

I think tattoos are very personal, and mean different things to different people. For me, they're not about rebellion, or about being different.

I'm currently waiting (impatiently!!) for my tattoo appointment (6 weeks away!!!), and for me, they will mean several things.  Firstly, I've been on a very difficult "road" in my life for the past 4 years, and I'm fed up with the skewed focus this has given me.  At first I was wanting a compass, to remind me that there is always a way forward, and this idea grew into the idea of nautical stars. I want the pain in having a tattoo to crystalize the emotional pain I've felt. Secondly (for me!) It's about marking my body  to remind myself that my body is my own, to do with as I wish.  Third, I want the permanence of the tattoos to remind me not to live life with get-out clauses.

So, (while I do think that they will look cool!) it wouldn't matter if nobody else ever saw them, because my reasoning is so personal.  Because I've thought about this a great deal, it doesn't matter to me what anyone else thinks of my choice of design, or if everybody else on the planet decides to get the same thing. Mine will be unique because of the reasoning behind them. The best thing about tattoos are the things that you can't see.

The Benefits of Being Trendy (http://www.bmezine.com/news/lizardman/20030708.html)

The Benefits of Being Different (http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20030708.html)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on November 24, 2006 07:01:04 AM
Thanks for the article links, but, erm, what's your point?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Strutter on November 24, 2006 08:58:39 AM
Thanks for the article links, but, erm, what's your point?

When I read what you both wrote, it made me think of the articles. Especially The Benefits of Being Trendy.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 24, 2006 01:08:25 PM
Your tattoo is good, because elephants with their trunks up is meant to be good luck. My grandma sent me a ring with that which I wear every day:



I dunno if you can see it very well, but it reminds me of your tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on November 26, 2006 08:36:25 AM
Your tattoo is good, because elephants with their trunks up is meant to be good luck. My grandma sent me a ring with that which I wear every day:


I dunno if you can see it very well, but it reminds me of your tattoo.

thanks, yeah, i get the idea. alright, so that's a "go ahead" for me. heh


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: IchBeisse on November 29, 2006 07:25:11 AM
Okay, I have an idea for a tattoo.  I have two siblings, Erika and Aaron.  My name is Alyssa.  I figured out that our names run together like this:   erikalyssaaron   See what I mean?  I wanted this to be written in a half-circle on my back.  Does anyone want to help me out and draw it?   


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 30, 2006 04:41:50 AM
Writing's a specialty of mine. I'll do you out one next time I'm at my scanner, unless somebody else does it first.  :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Adidas82girl on November 30, 2006 02:44:36 PM
I'm hoping to get a tattoo over winter break from school...Does anyone know a good tattoo artist or shop in the Phoenix area?  Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 30, 2006 03:22:19 PM
How's this for starts?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: slb2724 on November 30, 2006 04:12:23 PM
How's this for starts?


just saying-but in the tattoo either alyssa dosnt have an "a" or aaron only has one....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on November 30, 2006 04:50:45 PM
just saying-but in the tattoo either alyssa dosnt have an "a" or aaron only has one....

Actually, erikalyssaaron ws how IchBeiss asked for it. See bold below:

Okay, I have an idea for a tattoo.  I have two siblings, Erika and Aaron.  My name is Alyssa.  I figured out that our names run together like this:  erikalyssaaron   See what I mean?  I wanted this to be written in a half-circle on my back.  Does anyone want to help me out and draw it?   



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: IchBeisse on November 30, 2006 05:56:08 PM
That's cool looking!  Yeah, you have it all spelled right. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: tinafish on November 30, 2006 05:58:06 PM
I'm hoping to get a tattoo over winter break from school...Does anyone know a good tattoo artist or shop in the Phoenix area?  Thanks!

what type of tattoo are you planning on getting? i'm in the phoenix area.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Adidas82girl on November 30, 2006 08:18:57 PM
I'm looking to get my last name (okay it's my maiden name) and possibly something else (maybe flowers?) surrounding it...I can be very indecisive!  I do have an idea of it in my head...I just need to get my husband to draw it out for me!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on December 04, 2006 12:10:40 AM
has anyone gotten an all white tattoo?

what are your opinions on them?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on December 04, 2006 08:12:25 AM
has anyone gotten an all white tattoo?

what are your opinions on them?

I want to get a white one eventually, that or black/white. 
I've read that they need touching up more often than other colors.. I'd like to see a picture/hear about your experiences if anyone else has one!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on December 04, 2006 09:17:01 AM
there are lots of all white-ink pieces out there.

I personally love the subtlety of them. I want some temple tattoos in all white, little white flowers running from my hairline to my eyebrows. I think it would look very cute and girly :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: tinafish on December 04, 2006 09:47:26 AM
cool. my favorite tattoo shop, hands down, is immaculate tattoo in mesa.

I'm looking to get my last name (okay it's my maiden name) and possibly something else (maybe flowers?) surrounding it...I can be very indecisive!  I do have an idea of it in my head...I just need to get my husband to draw it out for me!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on December 04, 2006 03:44:39 PM
there are lots of all white-ink pieces out there.

I personally love the subtlety of them. I want some temple tattoos in all white, little white flowers running from my hairline to my eyebrows. I think it would look very cute and girly :)

That sounds AWESOME!!!

And I was just thinking about white tattoos. I think they're really cool. Maybe for my 18th birthday? idk.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: piratecore on December 05, 2006 08:07:21 PM
http://www.lamafoundation.org/images/om-mannedisplay.jpg
This is most definitely my first tattoo, going on my inner right wrist, in red.
Translated (roughly) : Hail to the Jewel of the Lotus or The Sound of Harmony in All Enlightened Beings
Saying this chant aloud is supposed to bring peace and joy, not to mention I think it's gorgeous. The second translation which I came across a few years ago resounds deeply with me, as I cherish the zen and calm I find in life through soft-belly meditation and introspection, but also because music is my lifeblood!!

This is one of the most beautiful things in the world to me:
http://www.geocities.com/incu3602/tattodesign6.jpg
Translated (roughly) : Hail to the Jewel of the Lotus
I'd like to get it either in between my shoulder blades, or on my hip.
Now, not to be a stalker, but Brandon Boyd of Incubus has both of these tattoos, and I'm a huuuuge fan of his. I'd been looking into Tibetan chants before I realized that he had them, but I thought the fates were slapping me in the face with a biiiig thumbs up on this one :)
More info --> http://www.helptibet.com/mantra/mantras.html

Let me know what you guys think!
om mani padme hum is on me forever..


i let the tattoo artist design it, he has done many a lotus in his time.
anyway, I say go for it!

ALSO, i want more ink.. Id like a tribute to my aunt who has passed away.. a strawberry with a banner saying "hope, faith, love",  an anchor, possibly with mermaid wrapped around? something about "homeward bound", Ive also thought about getting a portrait of my kitty Pickles. And my fiancee wants to get inked wedding rings.. Id rather have something matching thats NOT on my finger..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on December 06, 2006 02:37:12 AM
Gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: piratecore on December 06, 2006 11:05:03 AM
thanks pink :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sarahpanda on December 06, 2006 12:37:31 PM
piratecore, I want to get all sorts of Buddhist tattoos too. Can't decide which one to get first and where!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Country_Gal on December 06, 2006 03:43:34 PM
ive been thinking about getting another tattoo but i keep going back and forth in my mind about this one.. ive been wanting to get FTW on me for a long time and im pretty set on getting that...its just the placement.. i want to get a tattoo in my err...i dont know how to put this formaly.. on my pussy haha...on the top part just below my tummy. would that be an appropriate place for FTW? one friend thinks not... another thinks yes.. what do you think??? plz help!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: piratecore on December 06, 2006 08:20:01 PM
piratecore, I want to get all sorts of Buddhist tattoos too. Can't decide which one to get first and where!
Its a hard choice where to start, but im sure you know its addicting once you do. Also, I'm not buddhist, I feel more affiliated with christianity, but I love many things about buddhism, and this mantra especially has a special place in my heart.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 07, 2006 02:25:28 PM
ive been thinking about getting another tattoo but i keep going back and forth in my mind about this one.. ive been wanting to get FTW on me for a long time and im pretty set on getting that...its just the placement.. i want to get a tattoo in my err...i dont know how to put this formaly.. on my pussy haha...on the top part just below my tummy. would that be an appropriate place for FTW? one friend thinks not... another thinks yes.. what do you think??? plz help!
Sounds like as good a place as any for that tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on December 11, 2006 02:59:14 AM
piratecore, that definitely deserves some applause. :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lemonadelemonade on December 17, 2006 11:10:32 PM
Sorry I haven't really been following this thread, but I just wanted to share a couple ideas I've come up with for my friends since we're all embarking on the "whoohoo I just turned 18, I can get a tatoo and buy cigarrettes even though I don't smoke" phase.
One friend of mine wants some design incorporating 3 symbols: a heart, a bird, and an om.  Here is what I came up with while doodling:

She said she really likes it.
I doodled a tatoo for my other friend too, but I won't share that picture since it's embarassingly sloppy.  The concept is a tree, with a little boy sitting in the top of it, and he's grabbing a star out of the sky.  I still have to figure out how to sketch it out as simply as possible, as she doesn't want her tatoo to be very big.  ::shrug::


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: iheartalex on December 18, 2006 11:08:21 PM
I've decided to get a watch tattooed on my wrist. The time is going to say 5:30, because thats always a bad time for everyone. Anytime you tell someone its 5:30, they always are late for something or they have to curse about it. I think its funny. DAMN it 5:30!!! hahaaa


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on December 22, 2006 06:55:09 AM
I like that idea.

Have your happy hour tattoed onto it  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on December 26, 2006 07:22:08 PM
i want to get this tattooed on the side of my arm. probably 3 inches long, it'll start three inches before my wrist bone and end at my wrist bone, duh heh.



the infinity sign will be red too, i was just too lazy to change the color. my math teacher of 2 years died on the fifth due to cancer. math is my favorite subject, and he really truly was my favorite teacher. the thing that pops into my head when i think of him is this sign because we learned about it a lot my junior year he taught us about -/+ infinity and stuff. that's how it usually is, with a negative sign on the left and positive sign on the right, but i decided to put his birth and death year. what do you guys think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Digsy LaRaspberry on December 27, 2006 12:25:29 PM
Hello all,
I have a tat-related question for you...
What happens when a tattoo is placed somewhere that faces the issue of weight gain (like the upper arm, etc)? I mean, this isn't quite stretch mark potential, but kind of the same idea.
Will it distort? Or will it just get bigger? Or will nothing happen at all?
(The last two are what I'm hoping for when I get mine done)

By the way, all of the tats on this thread totally rock the socks.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kidkoala on December 27, 2006 05:38:57 PM
So in a few months I will finally be 18. My big idea was to get a Russian nesting doll (matryoshka) because I loved the one I used to have when I was little.
here is a picture of a common one:


It would probably make more sense if I was Russian, but I'm not. To personalize it as my own i was thinking of making a custom one. But I'm not sure what I could use. I know flowers are often in the dolls, but does anyone have other ideas I could incorporate into the doll's design?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on December 27, 2006 09:30:41 PM
So in a few months I will finally be 18. My big idea was to get a Russian nesting doll (matryoshka) because I loved the one I used to have when I was little.
here is a picture of a common one:

It would probably make more sense if I was Russian, but I'm not. To personalize it as my own i was thinking of making a custom one. But I'm not sure what I could use. I know flowers are often in the dolls, but does anyone have other ideas I could incorporate into the doll's design?

that's a cute idea!  you could do something with one of your crafts/passions, or something else from your childhood.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on December 30, 2006 08:00:04 AM
I found the poem "The Skaters of Ghost Lake" that my class read in 10th grade. I love it and I'm thinking about getting a few lines on either my ribs or the side/bottom of my foot.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Sean-Won on January 02, 2007 11:31:53 PM
it's going to be a new years before I'm eightteen but I want two A small heart one my left wright. (but will most likely Wait) and I want the small little one behind his ear
http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeurto/161095053/in/set-72057594085250545/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeurto/161095053/in/set-72057594085250545/)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 07, 2007 10:03:26 AM
so...i'm dying to get a tattoo, but i'm so friggin indecisive that i'm having problems. i think i've decided on a small capital K in a font that i found online...i just dont know where to get it...i want it to be somewhere that it will be seen from time to time, but easy to cover...so the obvious choices seem to be hip, foot, shoulder, somewhere on my torso (stomach or back)...

so..questions...where do you think would be best, and how big? i want it to be somewhat small, but not so small that it just looks like a waste of getting a tattoo...any help is SO much appreciated. THANKS!

here's a link to the font...
http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=kiss_me&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=K&nb_ppp=10&classt=alpha


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on January 07, 2007 03:45:35 PM
oh im the same in really indecisive about absolutely everything! i have a good idea of what i want and where but to decidee if i should actually get it or not, thats the big one for me!!

this is just my personal preference but if its just a small tattoo i like them in small places such as inside the wrist (im planning on one of mine being inner elbow) i just think they look nicer than a small tattoo on a large area like your back, or you could wait and build it into a larger tattoo, i doubt thats what you want though.

i really like that font, its detailed enough to be pretty but not too detailed as to spoil a small tattoo.  :D

and now a question from me!

a similar question to digsy at the top of the thread, how do you guys think an inner elbow tattoo would cope with some weight loss? would it distort at all? i think its a pretty good place especially compared to the top of my arm, this is where i am indecisive i would really like to get it soon but i dont know if i should wait a few years or not.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 08, 2007 02:30:55 PM
I am certainly not an expert on skin changes due to weight loss, but I have several tattoos that have survived 3 pregnancies quite well.  I have one on my lower back that is faded (like 16 years old) due to not being a very good quality job - but it did not warp when I gained and lost 30 lbs.  I would say the inner elbow is pretty safe and if it's something small it should be safe regardless.  Once again though I would say to ask around and find a good shop to have it done.  Good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are not good.  I just got an amazing piece done on my foot and once I figure out how I'll post a picture of it.  It's a crown of thorns that's wrapped around my ankle bone and turns into a grape cluster on the top of my foot.  It's so beautiful - but the most painful thing I have ever done (giving birth included)!  I am so happy with it now though!  I wish it were summer and I could show it off.  Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on January 08, 2007 02:46:12 PM
I am certainly not an expert on skin changes due to weight loss, but I have several tattoos that have survived 3 pregnancies quite well.  I have one on my lower back that is faded (like 16 years old) due to not being a very good quality job - but it did not warp when I gained and lost 30 lbs.  I would say the inner elbow is pretty safe and if it's something small it should be safe regardless.  Once again though I would say to ask around and find a good shop to have it done.  Good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are not good.  I just got an amazing piece done on my foot and once I figure out how I'll post a picture of it.  It's a crown of thorns that's wrapped around my ankle bone and turns into a grape cluster on the top of my foot.  It's so beautiful - but the most painful thing I have ever done (giving birth included)!  I am so happy with it now though!  I wish it were summer and I could show it off.  Katie

thanks for the advice  ;)
wow your foot tattoo sounds really nice, do you have a picture? oow, even thinking of getting a tattoo there hurts!!

my inner elbow tattoo (apparently thats quite a sensitive area, eek  :o) im planning to make about 3" by 4"
and this is where im planning to get it, when i research on something i research like crazy! its in edinburgh http://www.redhotandbluetattoo.co.uk/ (http://www.redhotandbluetattoo.co.uk/) with paul or ian as the artist. everything looks good and i have a friend who goes there and wouldnt go anywhere else, it looks like a nice place. im kinda freaked out by the bad quality places and if i want a tattoo i would want a piece of art on my body that i wouldnt regret.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Digsy LaRaspberry on January 08, 2007 08:04:12 PM
 :D
many thanks.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 09, 2007 02:08:48 PM
I am not sure if this is going to work but this is the picture of the top of my foot and the side.  Just got done jumping rope so my foot is all "veiny" but that's my pretty pretty tat that I can't wait to be able to wear sandals.  Ooooh maybe I can figure out how to make some really slinky strappy sandals.  Right like I have time to do MORE crafts than the million things I already have going . . . 
Anywho, enjoy and thanks for lookin at my foot - and be glad you don't have to smell it right now!!!!!!

Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nuhbe on January 10, 2007 11:22:37 AM
Hi to all!
I'm planning to get a tatoo on my neck and at tattoo studio they told me it was very painful and it's a bad idea because it doesn't heal properly, what can you say about?

It will be my first tattoo an I'm very upset, because I can't imagine it in other part of my body!  :-[


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Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ViolentViolet on January 10, 2007 12:32:42 PM
My dad has 54 intense tattoos.Then last winter he got a tat on the side of his neck and bawled nearly all through it.I got a tat on neck (first one) and never batted a eyelash.We are both happy with them.So if your willing to sit through what may or may not hurt like fuck go for it.As for healing as long as you follow the guide lines and not wear necklaces or scarves till healed youll be fine.

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Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nuhbe on January 10, 2007 12:51:16 PM
Your in the wrong section chica.But anyways.My dad has 54 intense tattoos.Then last winter he got a tat on the side of his neck and bawled nearly all through it.I got a tat on neck (first one) and never batted a eyelash.We are both happy with them.So if your willing to sit through what may or may not hurt like fuck go for it.As for healing as long as you follow the guide lines and not wear necklaces or scarves till healed youll be fine.

Thanks ViolentViolet, and my apologizes if I post my question in the wrong section.
I'm very determined to get it, but I have no idea about tattoing and when that guy said this he made me sad... that's why I asked for more opinions.
Thanks again!
I promise to show it when I get it  ;)

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Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 10, 2007 02:43:29 PM
Just so we're clear - all tattoos hurt some - period.  But some areas are more sensitive than others and if you are going to get something huge with a lot of shading obviously it's going to hurt more than something very small and simple.  Now that being said - I'd say get what you want where you want.  I maybe would pick a different artist though.  I am not saying this person is not good - but if THEY have decided that you shouldn't get your design your tattoo experience may not be the best one you could have.   The whole process of getting a tattoo should be awesome for you so make it the best from the start.   That's just my two cents worth - oh and my husband has a giant tattoo running from his ear down the entire side of his neck.  He said it hurt like a bitch but the colors are amazing and have been for a long time no fading or anything.  If you do what needs to be done to get it to heal right you'll be fine!  Good luck and please post what you have done!  Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on January 10, 2007 04:20:14 PM
i'm planning on getting a tatoo soon, and i'd love to share but i design my own, and the whole idea is that no one else has the same one, you know?

the image below is a photo by Man Ray. my friend has the F's (i'm calling them that because i forgot what their really called...on a cello) on each side of her back.
it is SO cool



sorry for how huge that is^


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lemonadelemonade on January 10, 2007 07:51:22 PM
the image below is a photo by Man Ray. my friend has the F's (i'm calling them that because i forgot what their really called...on a cello) on each side of her back.
it is SO cool

That tattoo is beautiful!!  such a familiar concept, but it's still so unexpected to see on a human body.

P.S. I've played the cello for more than ten years and I've never heard them called anything besides the F-holes ... it's funny because, even through adolescence, I never considered the sexual connotation that can be placed on a name such as "F-hole" until a friend heard me talking about the F-hole on my cello and was like, "what?!"
whatever :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on January 10, 2007 08:51:24 PM
Wow, I love that idea.  I have a friend who plays the cello, but I don't think she's the tattoo type.  xD


Anyway, I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for me.  I want to get a tattoo where it looks like something is being embroidered into my skin.  Just a simple shape, like a heart or something.  And then to have the needle and thread on there, too.  I'm still trying to decide on the shape and then where I'd want it.

I've always wanted a tattoo on my foot, but I don't know if it'd look good.  Since most of the nice tattoos I've seen on feet kind of wrap around, like Katie's beautiful grape tattoo, or are really tiny.  And my idea might look better flat, like on my back or something.  Anyway, I'm 18 now, so I'm really considering it.  My mom likes the idea, but doesn't know about where either.  I'd love a few craftster opinions.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 11, 2007 10:31:20 AM
xfoxglove, What a beautiful idea AND it mixes in that you are a craftster!  I would say for your first tattoo something small like that is a good idea.  I have a whole bunch that I really don't see on a daily basis and regret that since I love to see them so the one on my foot is especially special to me since I get to see it often and it's so big and colorful!  As far as where to put it - I'd say go with what you're comfortable with - visable to the average public or not - and then talk to your artist.  It's incredible what a good artist can do as far as making things look real and they will tell you what a good spot for it may be and then go for it!  But be warned though - tattoos are very addictive!  Have fun! Katie 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nuhbe on January 14, 2007 09:19:29 AM
Thanks people! Person who tended me was really crude,he treated me wrong  but, I think he had a bad day because the fact is this tattoo studio  is well-known and they have a large waiting list.
I think I won't have any problem with tattoo artist and he will be pleased to make my design at neck... by the way.. I DIDN'T SHOW YOU MY IDEA! Look... what do you think??




shamelesslyahippie I love your idea, it's awesome!


 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Shelichan on January 14, 2007 11:32:49 AM
Right now I have an amazing tattoo that I got done by Sam at Immortal Ink in Clinton, NJ. It came out amazing, just what I wished for. But I was stupid before I had it done. I never once looked at the artists work. I just walked in to make an appointment, he was there, so I made it with him. It really could have come out bad so Im really lucky (as Ive seen some bad stuff come out of there), and in the future will learn more before hand! I got this the day after my 18th birthday. I went with mah dad, and it was $340, and took about 3 hours. It is a design by  http://darkratkingx.deviantart.com/ (http://darkratkingx.deviantart.com/) and I love it!



For my second tattoo, Im getting another piece by him. Im going to get this design tattooed on my foot I think! My dad told me I could get another tat if I get into my dream school (which Im working SO hard on getting into), and hell even pay for it (he paid for the first one, totally surprised me).

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/1496274/

I really cant wait, and I want the same artist to do it, if he still works there. Im terrified of getting it on my foot, but it will be worth it. There are tats I want so much more, but theyre all in visable places such as my neck, wrist, or ankle... and my dad would have a heart attack if I did that. So I figure I better make him happy as long as hes paying for my college. :x Tho... when I get into my school, Im getting my lip pierced and hell KILL me for that. Too bad. :X


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pd8151 on January 14, 2007 11:38:35 AM
Here's my husbands' rough sketch of my next tattoo.  It represents my kids and my love of motherhood/ birth.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: spolowitz on January 14, 2007 03:07:45 PM
I love the colors and the idea , really creative . Quite a big step for you first tattoo as well lol props !


here tattoos are so much cheaper it's wonnnderful. Something that large around here would most likely be at most 150.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 14, 2007 05:01:14 PM
I love the colors and the idea , really creative . Quite a big step for you first tattoo as well lol props !


here tattoos are so much cheaper it's wonnnderful. Something that large around here would most likely be at most 150.
Where you at?  Seriously here tattoo artists make about $100 an hour and if they're really in demand more so.  They set they're own hours and for the most part are some of the most amazing people to talk to.  Usually laid back and cool although some can get full of themselves and tend more toward the prima donna sort . . .

The motherhood/birth tattoo idea is beautiful - I am tentatively setting up my ideas for my sleeve.  I know it's going to cost a fortune and hurt a lot but since I'm almost 40 and have really decided for myself what I like and don't like and if you don't like me because I have tattoos on my body well then that's you're issue NOT mine!  Job wise - I mean seriously -  I can cover what's really out there and ankles are not that big a deal these days. 

I say if you love it and it's what you want DO IT!!  I have lived this long and really my only regrets are the things I didn't do.   Peace - Katie 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: spolowitz on January 14, 2007 06:01:18 PM
i live in North Carolina. i got all mine done in Shelby, North Carolina. I have 7 and they're all easily covered up too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 18, 2007 09:49:12 AM
I have decided that I want to get a tattoo of my full name, Katharine.  I hand wrote it in my normal handwriting. I know it's just my name, but I have made it into such a meaningful thing to myself. It symbolizes SO much in my eyes now...Mainly, staying true to myself...

I'm just wondering about placement. I was considering lower-back-ish area, but over to the right side so it somewhat curves around my side. I'm a bit worried that it may seem too tramp-stamp-esque. I just worry about it seeming to generic and unoriginal. And possibly seeming like I'm trying too hard to seem sexy, which is not at all true. The other place I just recently thought of was on my left side, starting @ my hip bone and wrapping around toward my back...Either of those two options would be low enough that most pants would cover them, think belt-line... I've thought about getting it on my foot as well...

Will lower back tattoos stretch lots when I get pregnant WAY in the future???

Thank you to anyone who responds. I might be getting this tonight...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: marleah on January 18, 2007 10:22:51 AM
I can't help you with placement/stretching issues, but I don't think it sounds unoriginal. Actually, I think it's really original, especially if it will be in your own handwriting. The best tattoos, in my opinion, are the ones that really represent us, and it sounds like the idea you have is perfect for that. I think the placement idea of it curving around your side is a really great idea, so I would go with that, as long as stretching is not an issue.

Good luck with the decision!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LadyCregga on January 18, 2007 10:28:01 AM
Well I don't know if this will help or not.
But when I decided to get my first tattoo my dad made me promise him that if I get any they will be where I can cover them up.
Not that he didn't approve, he was just worried that someday I would regret getting them.(I don't ever see that day comeing but...)
So I have mine on my ankles, (except my wedding ring one but with a large enough ring it too can be covered)
I do it now out of respect for his oppion, but I don't think I would want them out for all to see anyway.
They are personal to me. I got them for me, not the public.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 18, 2007 10:32:34 AM
Thanks to both of you.  I am getting it for me.  And that's why I'm worried about it seeming too mainstream.  I don't want it to appear that I'm just getting a tattoo to be "cool".  It's good to hear that you think it is original, malreah.  That makes me feel much better...

Anyone else? I'm nervous and want as much reassurance as possible...
Thanks.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 18, 2007 10:33:06 AM
It's nice to have it where you can look at it without using a mirror or being a contortionist. If it's on your back you will see it backwards in the mirror. WHich is fine, just something to consider. Minw is on my foot, and it's hide-able, but sometimes inconvenient to hide (like formal occasions with sandals, fo example) so it depends on how important that is to you. I don't hide mine but I always CAN, but involves full shoes & socks/dark tights.  Just my .02!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DisneyFan on January 18, 2007 10:54:18 AM
A good tattoo artist should be able to suggest a placement that won't get distorted when/if you get pregnant.  My tattoo is small on the right side of my lower back, but not too low.  I had japanese characters that mean my son's name put there.  At the time, I think he was about 8, and he thought it was the coolest thing ever.  And fair or not, I agree with having tattoos that can be covered up--no matter how commonplace tattoos have become, there are still places that won't hire you if you have a visible one.  Of course, that didn't stop my husband from having them done on his forearms.  :)  If you're getting it on your back, just make sure that you don't eat too much before going (you have to eat some so you don't pass out, just don't have a FULL stomach) because you'll be bent over and I thought I was going to throw up when I stood up.  You'll be fine, though, and you'll be glad you did it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 18, 2007 11:35:49 AM
Thank you DisneyFan. That makes me feel much better as well. I think I will be glad once I do it. I'm getting so excited! I'm still a bit nervous to call the place and make an appointment...but...YAY!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: darendianadesigns on January 18, 2007 12:35:13 PM
tattoo are a very personal thing.  i'm sure that the artist you have chosen will be able to help you with the area placement.  a little peekage of the tattoo is kind of sexy in my book.  if i were to get one on my lower back i'd want it to be seen a tiny bit...just a bit...so they'd want to peek more.  but that is me.  so i could catch them and make the guy blush for looking or catch them smiling.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 18, 2007 07:14:56 PM
so...tomorrow is my plan. i had an appointment for tonight, and I ended up getting rather upset about something completely unrelated...and i just didnt want bad feelings attached to my tattoo...so i wanted to wait until i'm happy and feeling good. so i'm calling and hoping to get it tomorrow afternoon in between my classes... :D I HOPE I CAN! i'm getting so excited about the whole thing! :D

Thanks to you all for sharing your opinions.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DisneyFan on January 18, 2007 08:03:45 PM
Best of luck!  You'll be so proud of yourself!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 19, 2007 05:01:45 AM
Krazykt1286 - I love the handwritten name idea - that is totally original!  And where you put it is important but personal at the same time.  I have several and while I agree with Disneyfan some places of work look down on it - but unless you have it on your forehead or front of your neck - it's usually pretty safe - though your mileage may vary!  Have fun and enjoy the process! Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 19, 2007 07:18:26 PM
I TOTALLY GOT IT TONIGHT! HECK YES!  i'm so proud of myself! it hurt a bit. cuz the bottoms of 3 letters kinda swoop down a bit...those part hurt, cuz it was closer to my butt area...the rest was just kinda...painfully-ticklish? almost...i'm a bit upset about the placement...it seems kinda crooked...like...a bit awkward placement, but I'm so happy with myself and with it...so i'm good. :D thanks for the encouragement! i know it's pathetic, but I probably wouldnt have done it w/o you guys!!! lol I just needed some 'support'. THANKS!
--Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DisneyFan on January 19, 2007 07:43:32 PM
That's great!  I'm glad you're happy!  I thought about mentioning that it hurt, but decided not to scare you.  :)  Most of it just felt like being scratched by a pin, but some of it felt like he was digging into my back with the needle.  Still, it always feels good to have it done!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 20, 2007 12:17:38 AM
yeah...it didnt hurt too bad though. and i was expecting some pain...

i'm just...worried......i'm already starting to regret it a bit... :S i'm afraid that it was just a bad decision and very "not me"....kinda. :S i'm probly just overreacting because i've been lacking sleep...i'm proud of myself. i'm just thinking, that i'm not a rebellious tattoo kind of person (not to say that un-rebellious people cant have them...) just maybe...it's too 'not me'...if that makes sense...

i'm so scared. i'm afraid i'm going to hate it so soon...and there's nothing i can do about it! not good...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 20, 2007 07:51:18 AM
Relax, it's still very new, and you're getting used to it. After awhile it just becomes part of your body. I recently had a tattoo I didn't think looked that great covered, but even when it looked kinda bad it just felt like "that's how my foot looks", I didn't really even think about it. And since you have a simple design it'll be easy to cover or embellish if you like. But, I bet when the excitement and novelty wears off a little you'll love it. Post a pic on the other thread so we can see!
Relax, and enjoy your new body art!  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on January 20, 2007 08:03:58 AM
I agree with batgirl - and remember it's your name!  It's not like a cheezy little thing that when you are 80 you'll be like "WHAT WAS I THINKING?"  It's who you are and that's cool.  I really don't think of my tattoos as rebellion (I mean I am 37 - married, have kids and go to church every Sunday and Wednesday - who am I rebelling against?)   Personally I think of tattoos as permanent jewelry.  Think of your tattoo as a really awesome piece of jewelry that you love and never want to take off AND that no one could ever steal!  I hope you like it and are happy that you did it and wear it with infinite pride.  Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on January 20, 2007 10:05:07 AM
i hope so. i'm just nervous. i got it as a symbol to myself to stay true to myself. and i'm afraid that by getting it, i'm not staying true to myself. a tattoo is not something would have ever considered getting last year...i've changed a lot, but i'm afraid that i'm trying too hard to be something that i'm not. but i'm sure it will get better. also, i'm only 18 and i'm terrified to admit to my parents...i'm not sure how to go about that. i'll post a picture as soon as i get it from my friend...i dont have a digital camera.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: marleah on January 20, 2007 10:08:55 AM
About telling your parents - just remember that this is something that you chose to do, and it wasn't anyone else's decision. If/when you tell them, don't sound like you are scared of what they are going to say. Just be happy about it! If you come across like you are glad that you did it, etc. they are going to be more likely to accept it. If you come across like you are thinking it was a bad thing, then they will probably think likewise.  :) I hope this helps, and maybe you should give yourself some more time to get used to it before you tell them. It might make it easier because you will be more confident about it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kimmykat on January 24, 2007 10:15:25 PM
my mom just saw my sisters tatoo.
she had move out and has had it for about a year
but my mom couldnt get mad because my sister was eighteen
the only thing she was worried about was if my sister liked it
and that she wished she was happy with her decision enough to tell her without remorse.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Red Paint on January 26, 2007 09:35:13 PM
I need some input on a new crafty tattoo...  For a while, I was thinking of getting the words "Like ice is cold" with a needle and thread wrapped around it (from the Beastie Boys lyric "the girl is crafty like ice is cold"). I love the idea of text for a tattoo, I love me some B Boys, and I love the idea of having a silly metaphor simile tattooed on me.

The drawbacks: the song ("She's Crafty" (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beastieboys/shescrafty.html)) is not so positive (ah, the various meanings of "crafty").  I'd be embarrassed to explain the tattoo to my brothers (which is my personal gauge for "acceptability" of tattoos).

So I'm attached to the idea of words for my craft tattoo, but just getting the word "crafty" tattooed is too blunt/obvious for me.  I love the craft-themed tattoos of other craftster posters, but I feel like none of my crafts translate well to tattoos (lots of sewing, but no sewing machine; paper crafts, fabric crafts; recycled/repurposed random stuff).  Any other ideas for how to best represent my crafty side in tattoo form?  I'd appreciate ideas!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on January 28, 2007 10:26:54 AM
So I'm attached to the idea of words for my craft tattoo, but just getting the word "crafty" tattooed is too blunt/obvious for me.  I love the craft-themed tattoos of other craftster posters, but I feel like none of my crafts translate well to tattoos (lots of sewing, but no sewing machine; paper crafts, fabric crafts; recycled/repurposed random stuff).  Any other ideas for how to best represent my crafty side in tattoo form?  I'd appreciate ideas!  Thanks!

I love the "like ice is cold" idea. it's funny, and yeah, has a double meaning, but I think the needle and thread would sway any one from thinking about the meaning from the song.

Also, I don't know what knid of paper crafts you do, but what about an origami tattoo? Or the recycling arrows symbol, but each arrow ffilled in to look like a different fabric print?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JennJenn on January 28, 2007 10:58:04 AM
I really want to have a Tree of Life tattoo but I cannot draw.  I haven't found any images online that are like what I want.  How do I go about putting something together?  The tattoo places near me are all gross (really, like dirty floors, total scratchers) and the place I want to have it done is a two hour drive from here.  It's not like I can pop in and chat about my ideas!  I guess I could do it all online with the artist, but I'm afraid of being annoying or something.

So maybe this is a roundabout way of asking if anyone here has been dying to design a tattoo for me?  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DisneyFan on January 28, 2007 11:05:11 AM
I've got to say, with all of the money that gets put into having a tattoo done, I wouldn't worry about being a bother if it means that you have to contact an artist more than once online for help with what you want.  If you can "talk" to one of them via e-mail, I'd try to go that route.  If you get someone who's really great and makes a real effort to get you what you want, maybe you could tip them more than you were planning. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on January 28, 2007 11:05:58 AM
I really want to have a Tree of Life tattoo but I cannot draw.  I haven't found any images online that are like what I want.  How do I go about putting something together?  The tattoo places near me are all gross (really, like dirty floors, total scratchers) and the place I want to have it done is a two hour drive from here.  It's not like I can pop in and chat about my ideas!  I guess I could do it all online with the artist, but I'm afraid of being annoying or something.

So maybe this is a roundabout way of asking if anyone here has been dying to design a tattoo for me?  :)

you should definately speak with the artist online, you wont be annying, its their job, its what im gonna have to do too  ;)
 maybe if there is an artist you like on deviantart or something you can ask for a comissioned piece, i doubt you will get anything free, i doubt strangers will put a lot of time and effort into your tattoo if they arent getting paid for the design.
i recon you should collect lots of images you like and show them to your artist and they will work on a design with you, even if it is online  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 28, 2007 12:24:15 PM
I really want to have a Tree of Life tattoo but I cannot draw.  I haven't found any images online that are like what I want.  How do I go about putting something together?  The tattoo places near me are all gross (really, like dirty floors, total scratchers) and the place I want to have it done is a two hour drive from here.  It's not like I can pop in and chat about my ideas!  I guess I could do it all online with the artist, but I'm afraid of being annoying or something.

So maybe this is a roundabout way of asking if anyone here has been dying to design a tattoo for me?  :)

As a couple other people said, the job of a tattoo artist involves speaking with the clientelle a LOT. Even if it means online. If you know which artist you would like to go with, don't hesitate to call them and ask them. Or email them.
Other options do include pieces that are comissioned. Do you have any rough sketches or pics that contain parts of what you like? Even ideas towards? A tree of life can be done very simply, and traditionally, but if you wanted something a little more ornate and personal, you would have to be able to communicate what you have in mind, even if you can't draw it. That's what I have my friends and customers do when I work up a piece. Get together ideas of what you like and what you don't, and don't be afraid to say  "No, that's not what I had in mine" if it doesn't strike your fancy.

If you want, I can try and take some of these ideas for you for a rough sketch. If you like it, you can take it to the artist, and they will rework it in the way they see fit to make it beautiful for a long time for you...
Here's some that I designed that have been inked:




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JennJenn on January 28, 2007 04:31:13 PM
Wow, jezebel, those are great!

 I think I will go the route of talking with the tattoo artist I have in mind.  I wasn't sure if it was okay to just give him a bunch of different pictures and my ideas, so it's good to know that it's standard practice. I love pepper trees, and I even chose my wedding venue because it was surrounded by pepper trees,  so I want my TOL to be that style of tree.  If I gave the artist a bunch of pepper tree pictures, plus pictures of other elements I like then would that be a good start?  Pretty normal?

I have a very small tattoo, but it is pretty standard and only took about 10 minutes worth of talking to plan out.  It's special to me, and has meaning, but it's not exactly unique.  What I have in mind now feels much more personal and I want it to be right. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bijou_raoul on February 05, 2007 02:48:06 PM
I want to get a tattoo someday, but I can't really commit to something I feel strongly enough to carve into my body permanently yet. But I am toying around with the idea of a dandelion puff:



because they remind me of my childhood, and dandelions are my favorite flower (I know technically they're "weeds", but I think they're beautiful).

One of my boyfriend's paintings has something similar in it that I really like:




and since my boyfriend is the artist between the two of us, I kind of want him to help me with the design, but I think if I'm going to do that I should wait until we're married or something because if he does it for me and then we break up I'll hate myself for it...but those are a couple of the ideas I've got rolling around in my head these days.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: seamshistoric on February 06, 2007 06:07:29 AM
I've had this design swimming around my head for years:



I had four rats a few years ago and I love them, but the rat represents more the fact that I love misunderstood creatures more than just rats. If you can see the "nai" in it, you're better than most. "Nai" means nephew in Welsh, and the way I wrote it is inspired by Spencerian handwriting, which is the script of my favorite era in time. I'm tempted to turn his tail into a crochet hook to represent my crafting, but I think that's one meaning too many.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Misscritta on February 06, 2007 08:29:08 AM
Do the crochet hook...I think it would be subtle enough and if you don't...you might regret it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: chica grande mas bonita on February 06, 2007 10:05:16 AM
I love the rat design. very nice, and meaningful too-- I too love the misunderstood creatures.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on February 06, 2007 10:49:20 AM
I want to get a tattoo someday, but I can't really commit to something I feel strongly enough to carve into my body permanently yet. But I am toying around with the idea of a dandelion puff:

because they remind me of my childhood, and dandelions are my favorite flower (I know technically they're "weeds", but I think they're beautiful).

Hey me too!  I love dandelions!

I'm thinking of getting a puff with some seeds blowing off, or maybe just the seeds - but I just can't decide where I should get it...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rira on February 07, 2007 07:46:08 AM
I'm itching to get my next tattoo, i just cant quite get the specifics right. I KNOW that I want a lotus flower on the inside of my right wrist. I know I want it really simplistic, just an outline, but I cant seem to draw one just right..:(

Any great artists out there that can help me out? I know I want it similar to the one below, minus the heart...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lipzilla on February 07, 2007 07:57:30 AM
I like the heart myself but, you could always remove the heart and add 3 or so more of the smaller lines that go out from the heart - you could place those where the heart 'was' with about three of those wavy lines vertically......


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on February 07, 2007 09:52:51 AM
I revamped this in paint ...  heehee



Waddya think ? ? ?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rira on February 07, 2007 12:26:11 PM
i love you. you think it would size up right for my wrist?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on February 07, 2007 01:55:43 PM
Rira -

Yea, I think it would look good on the inside of your wrist but, although I can design things, I am not very knowledgable about the whole tattoo thing.

But, I'm wondering if you could take the little swirly things out further and have them wrap around your wrist to the front like a bracelet.

?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dirtyprettythings on February 07, 2007 02:35:37 PM
Does any one have an idea how big this design would have to be to keep all the details/keep the risk of warping low? It'll be on my back and have color...I'm not getting it right away (probably in about a year to make sure I still like it) but that's something I want to keep into consideration. I don't mind big but if it's going to have to be really large i may have to rethink it...

(excuse the pencil smudges and the asymmetry :P)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rira on February 07, 2007 05:01:35 PM
Craftinator, you read my mind.. I guess i'll keep bugging people to see how big the flower itself needs to be..

Dirtyprettythings. I would say it would need to be the size of the drawing or possibly a little larger..I really dont know though, but I know the more complicated something is, the bigger it needs to be. Gorgeous design though


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Adidas82girl on February 09, 2007 09:38:22 AM
I'm thinking about getting a tattoo of a bookworm!  but have had trouble finding a good drawing of one...

does anyone have a drawing of one?  Thanks


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Red Paint on February 09, 2007 04:40:23 PM
I'm thinking about getting a tattoo of a bookworm!  but have had trouble finding a good drawing of one...

does anyone have a drawing of one?  Thanks

Does google image search have anything close to what you're thinking?  Even if you can find something close (but not quite what you want), that would be a good starting place -- I'd suggest taking the pic to a tattoo artist and explaining what you want (the pic would at least give you something to start from).  Sounds like a very cute idea!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: starlight1221 on February 09, 2007 08:25:13 PM
I've been thinking about getting a tattoo of a My Little Pony (except not - hard to explain), and I've got a question I hope you guys can help me with.

I'm sure you've all seen a my little pony cartoon.  How small do you think an artist would be able to make it?  I wouldn't want it to be more than 3x3 inches because of where I want it (just above my ankle on the side - I don't want it wrapping around my leg at all). 

I want to know so I don't start putting a lot of work into something that can't be what I want it to be.  Thanks :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dirtyprettythings on February 09, 2007 08:54:14 PM
RiRa- yeah that's what i was thinking. bigger is probably better! thanks


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinFish on February 12, 2007 03:58:51 PM
Hi everyone-
I don't have any tattoos at the moment, because I've never been able to afford one :( but there are several that I have wanted for a long time.
However, for my birthday this year (my 21st) I've asked all of my friends for money so that I'll be able to get a tattoo commemorating my recent trip to Southeast Asia. The trip was for school and was focused on the archaeology of the region (I'm an archeo major and total geek) The central motif of the tattoo will be this:

it's a compass in the shape of a lotus flower, and it's a common theme in the ancient ruins of the Khmer civilization. Both compasses and lotuses have always been important to me. In the center of the compass will be a more realistic purple lotus flower, and coming out from under the compass will be more western style compass points. I'm planning on getting the whole deal on my bicep, so that I can see it easily.
I have two questions.
Anyone in the Twin Cities area of MN have recommendations for tattoo artists? I got my nose pierced at Fluid Ink and they seemed really good, but I've also seen the portfolio of a guy at Visual Addiction and his stuff looked awesome. But I know nothing about tattoos, so any input is welcome.
Also, if I get a bicep tattoo and then lose weight, will this affect the look of the tattoo? Because that would really suck.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on February 12, 2007 04:12:44 PM
Here's my twin-stars tattoo I'm eventually getting.

I've known I wanted a star tattoo since I was six or seven (I'm 19 now), but the second star and the dotty integral sign are recent additions.

I'm either getting it on the front of my right hip or the back of my left one.. haven't quite decided yet.  So I guess I'll wait a little longer....

Anyway, here's the pic:


The stars are supposed to be a bit uneven, like they were drawn on haphazardly.  It's a homage to the fact that I was a little kid when I decided to get the tattoo!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ehmalee on February 12, 2007 05:51:38 PM
I have a few years before I get my tattoo. I'm going to wait until I finish medical school as the nature of my tattoo will be both semi religious and partially medical..

I practice Buddhism and I am looking to get blue Buddha head with the mantra around it.. Both my mom and dad are involved in the Medicine field and I'm planning on going into it.

http://www.kadampa.ca/test2/images/Medicine-Buddha.jpg

And maybe a twist on the classic rosary around the ankle with Mala beads instead..

http://www.crystallotusjewelry.com/images/285_jade_prayer_beads-thumb.jpg

I'm half way through my High School career so I have a few years..

Whatcha think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on February 13, 2007 12:59:40 AM
Due to some stressful stuff over the last few months, I think I'm ready for my next tattoo. I'm thinking an anchor (for hope), on my right foot. Maybe with 4 smallish stars around it.

I think I want a colourful anchor (blue, red and yellow), but I also like ones a lot that are just outlines. Hmmm.

Also, (and this is my question really) - I'm not sure if I should just get the anchor, or have it combined with somethings else, ie An anchor sat in a lucky horseshoe, or anchor with a ship's wheel? Or an anchor with a banner across it, with words, although I don't have any specific, nice words. Maybe "hope" or "lucky". (I asked my husband if he would have a think about some words that would be appropriate for a tattoo for me, as he knows me so well, and he came back with "Rudderless Hippie" - I'm not going to go with that suggestion).

There are so many things I'd like to have tattooed - including all of the things mentioned above, plus a diamond, a pin up girl, a ship at sail, a cat... I'm still letting ideas work themselves together in my mind with a view to a sleeve, but that's definately for the future!

Any ideas gratefully appreciated!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: april_cocaine on February 13, 2007 03:26:44 PM
ehmalee - i love the idea for your tattoo. i bet it will be beautiful when's it done!

kinkyknit - personally i like the idea of an anchor with a banner across is would be lovely. although, what goes in the banner would always be tricky!

i've got my tattoo (a ful right sleeve) all planned out, and i had the first part done a year ago.
i was wondering if any of you know anyone who does would take my crappy drawing, and make it pretty?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on February 13, 2007 03:34:31 PM
Due to some stressful stuff over the last few months, I think I'm ready for my next tattoo. I'm thinking an anchor (for hope), on my right foot. Maybe with 4 smallish stars around it.

I think I want a colourful anchor (blue, red and yellow), but I also like ones a lot that are just outlines. Hmmm.

Also, (and this is my question really) - I'm not sure if I should just get the anchor, or have it combined with somethings else, ie An anchor sat in a lucky horseshoe, or anchor with a ship's wheel? Or an anchor with a banner across it, with words, although I don't have any specific, nice words. Maybe "hope" or "lucky". (I asked my husband if he would have a think about some words that would be appropriate for a tattoo for me, as he knows me so well, and he came back with "Rudderless Hippie" - I'm not going to go with that suggestion).

There are so many things I'd like to have tattooed - including all of the things mentioned above, plus a diamond, a pin up girl, a ship at sail, a cat... I'm still letting ideas work themselves together in my mind with a view to a sleeve, but that's definately for the future!

Any ideas gratefully appreciated!

My friend has an anchor on her wrist. Its Japanese influenced with a mermaid holding it and the japanes thick blackness around it.

I like the idea of a pin up (naked) and the anchor over her covering the goods. :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 14, 2007 10:40:30 AM

i've got my tattoo (a ful right sleeve) all planned out, and i had the first part done a year ago.
i was wondering if any of you know anyone who does would take my crappy drawing, and make it pretty?

My suggestionw ould be to take it into the artist of your choice. They'll re-work it into something that will be beautiful. If they won't then it's not an artist you want to see anyways, since it's part of their job.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xpaperdollx on February 14, 2007 11:07:30 AM
as soon as some money I loaned out comes back to me, Ill be making an appointment with a local artist to malke some art on my boring ol' arm.

I have so many tattoo ideas, it gets me all worked up and anxious just thinking about it. haha. but the one idea thats stuck with me for the longest and will be my first tattoo is a gemini inspired peice.

I really like oddities and side shows and circus freaks and all that fun stuff. especially siamese twins.
so, what I want to get is siamese twins, sitting (doing something, I dont know what) and I want the image framed in an old looking frame.
I was thinking that the twins could be knitting. well, more like...one is knitting, the other has the yarn wrapped around her hands (I forget what thats called)...since thats pretty much what I do whenever I have free time, or my hands get fidgety.

this is the image that sparked my idea in the first place.


what I cant make my mind up about is....
1. do I want it framed? or would it look better as a circus poster? (both sound pretty cool)
2. should I have the twins knitting? or have them just sit there? or have them do soemthing else?
3. should the twins look alike? or should they be different? (geminis are known for split personalities!)

I also want the design to be abit like the traditional sailor tattoo styles.

any creative kids out there have any ideas for me?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on February 14, 2007 11:33:51 AM
Where are you getting it? I usually prefer unframed but framed could be cool as well. I really like the idea of them knitting. I think they should have simple faces like the picture. Maybe a little like you? Or your two sides?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on February 14, 2007 11:38:06 AM
I love the siamese twins idea, especially if they're crafting!  I normally think things look nicer unframed, but this might be an exception.  Maybe once you see each option drawn up, you can get a  better idea.

Anyway, I hope you get this (and soon).  I'd love to see it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xpaperdollx on February 14, 2007 12:33:45 PM
Where are you getting it? I usually prefer unframed but framed could be cool as well. I really like the idea of them knitting. I think they should have simple faces like the picture. Maybe a little like you? Or your two sides?

I want it on my upper arm towards the top where the shoulder rounds ........thats why Im thinking of having a frame around it. I dont want the girls floating around all willy-nilly on my arm. ;)
and a rounded frame, I think, would make the image more complete looking.
I like the idea of simple faces too.
I was thinking of having the girls as my two personality sides...but I wonder if thatd be too much detail? one girl extra prime and proper...the other all dishevelled and messy. haha.

I also cant decide if itd look better in full color, or kind of blacknwhite with a sepia tone.....
Oh the decisions!

I love the siamese twins idea, especially if they're crafting!  I normally think things look nicer unframed, but this might be an exception.  Maybe once you see each option drawn up, you can get a  better idea.

Anyway, I hope you get this (and soon).  I'd love to see it!


I hope Im able to get it soon too!
hopefully the tattoo artist will be able to tell me whatll work and wont. haha.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinkMafia on February 14, 2007 01:58:19 PM
I definately don't think the girls should be floating. :D I was thinking a frame with color or something but not like an actual frame.
I love that spot, its beautiful (i have each side done) so I don't like the idea of a rectangular frame on such a round area. Maybe the artist can draw something that goes well with the shape of your body.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xpaperdollx on February 16, 2007 10:05:09 AM
oh no, definitely not! haha. a rectangular frame would just look weird. I was thinking of a round/oval frame to go along the curve of the shoulder.
I guess Ill just have to pick the tattoo artist's brain and see what he has to suggest.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on February 17, 2007 05:09:03 AM
Thank you for the ideas - Pinkmafia and april_cocaine!
I'm starting to think that maybe it's time for that sleeve I've been promising myself. I could fit ALL of the things I want, on a sleeve!

I just have a little question - the arm I want the sleeve on is reasonably badly scarred from being burned with boiling water when I was a very small baby. (It's grown with me, so it's pretty big now.  It's ugly, and I want to make it pretty). Anyway, the tattoo artist says it can be tattooed over, but the skin is quite sensitive (even after almost 35 years!) so I think it's going to hurt a lot. So - my question is: Am I nuts to consider getting this tattoo? Or am I being a big baby?

Also, my other tattoo is now 2 or 3 months old. I know you can't soak in the bath/go swimming etc for a few weeks, but is it ok now to go in a chlorinated pool? Should I slather it in vaseline???? Will it be ok? I love my ink and don't want to make it fade or anything.

thank you!!!!!!!!!!! xxx  :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fabeins on February 20, 2007 01:18:43 PM
Anyone got a recommendation for a good Nashville tattoo artist?
I'm looking at getting an evenstar symbol with some shaded runes around it...  ???


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on February 24, 2007 05:46:09 PM

Once I'm 18, this is going on the back of my neck.

You see, I don't know if I'm obsessive compulsive or if I'm just into numbers because they're a comfort, because they are a constant and they make sense to me.
But 5 is my favorite number. I do most everything in multiples of fives. The volume on the TV or radio has to be a multiple of five, I apply my eyeshadow, blush, and other make-up in multiples of fives, I wash my hands in multiples of fives, I put food on my plate in multiples of fives [five scoops of peas/mashed potatoes, for instance]. The dice necklace I gave my boyfriend for valentine's day? I had to make sure that, when it was resting, the number 5 would be up. My obsession with the number five is so intense that my boyfriend's actually started getting all wound up in fives, as well.
Everything, 5.
So, this is very meaningful for me. It's my lucky number, it seems so perfect to me.

I don't know if I want to leave it like this or not. Although it's simplistic and gets my point across, I was thinking of adding things to it, like, well.. six is my absolute worst number ever. Bad things in my life? A six is associated. Like the most recent.
I got caught shoplifting a six-dollar thing of fake nails on 2-3-2007 [2x3=6], which is a Saturday, which is the sixth day of the week.
Catch my drift?
I was thinking of doing something with that, as well.

But I don't know, I'm tempted to leave it like that because I don't want a permanent six on my body, because, that's bad news, and because it's simplistic, so it won't take long and WON'T HURT. I'm a weenie.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: slb2724 on February 24, 2007 06:44:54 PM

Once I'm 18, this is going on the back of my neck.

You see, I don't know if I'm obsessive compulsive or if I'm just into numbers because they're a comfort, because they are a constant and they make sense to me.
But 5 is my favorite number. I do most everything in multiples of fives. The volume on the TV or radio has to be a multiple of five, I apply my eyeshadow, blush, and other make-up in multiples of fives, I wash my hands in multiples of fives, I put food on my plate in multiples of fives [five scoops of peas/mashed potatoes, for instance]. The dice necklace I gave my boyfriend for valentine's day? I had to make sure that, when it was resting, the number 5 would be up. My obsession with the number five is so intense that my boyfriend's actually started getting all wound up in fives, as well.
Everything, 5.
So, this is very meaningful for me. It's my lucky number, it seems so perfect to me.

I don't know if I want to leave it like this or not. Although it's simplistic and gets my point across, I was thinking of adding things to it, like, well.. six is my absolute worst number ever. Bad things in my life? A six is associated. Like the most recent.
I got caught shoplifting a six-dollar thing of fake nails on 2-3-2007 [2x3=6], which is a Saturday, which is the sixth day of the week.
Catch my drift?
I was thinking of doing something with that, as well.

But I don't know, I'm tempted to leave it like that because I don't want a permanent six on my body, because, that's bad news, and because it's simplistic, so it won't take long and WON'T HURT. I'm a weenie.
geez. 6 is a bad number for you! (though stealing is frowned upon, so its was understandably a bad thing in itself) i do like your tattoo idea. its so simple, and it does seem to suit you!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on February 24, 2007 10:29:27 PM

Once I'm 18, this is going on the back of my neck.

You see, I don't know if I'm obsessive compulsive or if I'm just into numbers because they're a comfort, because they are a constant and they make sense to me.
But 5 is my favorite number. I do most everything in multiples of fives. The volume on the TV or radio has to be a multiple of five, I apply my eyeshadow, blush, and other make-up in multiples of fives, I wash my hands in multiples of fives, I put food on my plate in multiples of fives [five scoops of peas/mashed potatoes, for instance]. The dice necklace I gave my boyfriend for valentine's day? I had to make sure that, when it was resting, the number 5 would be up. My obsession with the number five is so intense that my boyfriend's actually started getting all wound up in fives, as well.
Everything, 5.
So, this is very meaningful for me. It's my lucky number, it seems so perfect to me.

I don't know if I want to leave it like this or not. Although it's simplistic and gets my point across, I was thinking of adding things to it, like, well.. six is my absolute worst number ever. Bad things in my life? A six is associated. Like the most recent.
I got caught shoplifting a six-dollar thing of fake nails on 2-3-2007 [2x3=6], which is a Saturday, which is the sixth day of the week.
Catch my drift?
I was thinking of doing something with that, as well.

But I don't know, I'm tempted to leave it like that because I don't want a permanent six on my body, because, that's bad news, and because it's simplistic, so it won't take long and WON'T HURT. I'm a weenie.
geez. 6 is a bad number for you! (though stealing is frowned upon, so its was understandably a bad thing in itself) i do like your tattoo idea. its so simple, and it does seem to suit you!
Lol, yeah, makes sense.

thanks <3


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on February 24, 2007 10:32:16 PM
I think the idea of the 5 is brilliant! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kidkoala on February 24, 2007 10:42:51 PM
Yeah I think the hatch marks instead of just the nuber 5 itself is a lot more creative and visually pleasing. Good idea.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on February 25, 2007 08:01:57 AM
A comment and a suggestion -

When I first saw your design, I thought it was an "N" with two lines through it that looked like it could be an "H", like maybe those were your initials.  I think there's an easy fix to it, though:



Waddya think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on February 25, 2007 10:15:40 AM
A comment and a suggestion -

When I first saw your design, I thought it was an "N" with two lines through it that looked like it could be an "H", like maybe those were your initials.  I think there's an easy fix to it, though:



Waddya think?
Ooooh I liket hat better <3


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on February 25, 2007 11:26:25 AM

Yay!  I'm glad you like it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bubba*tink on February 25, 2007 12:39:16 PM
I think it'd look even better if the lines looked like brush strokes or crayon lines, so it isn't too straight and perfect. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sk8grll on February 25, 2007 02:44:51 PM
That is a great idea! It totally suits you :)

Weird with the number 6...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: starlight1221 on March 03, 2007 04:57:09 PM
I've got a question.  Are there different shades of black tattoo ink?

I've got what I want drawn up (not scanned, sorry), and I want it outlined in black, but filled in in parts with a lighter (duller?) black.  It's a small zebra lying down, so it's pretty important that the outlining stand out otherwise it'll just look like a glob of lines...I've thought about just doing a thicker outline than the lines inside, but I'd rather not do that if I don't have to.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on March 03, 2007 06:01:03 PM
A good artist can totally shade things in different hues (shades) not sure which is the correct term - but a friend of mine had a beautiful dragon morphing into a lion done all in just black and then shaded it in.  It's gorgeous, so I know that shades of black/grey are all possible.  Explain in great detail to your artist what you want and I'm sure they can do what you are looking for.  Have fun!  Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: starlight1221 on March 03, 2007 06:31:06 PM
A good artist can totally shade things in different hues (shades) not sure which is the correct term - but a friend of mine had a beautiful dragon morphing into a lion done all in just black and then shaded it in.  It's gorgeous, so I know that shades of black/grey are all possible.  Explain in great detail to your artist what you want and I'm sure they can do what you are looking for.  Have fun!  Katie

awesome, thanks!  :) 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on March 03, 2007 08:31:49 PM
Oh. My. God. I just thought of the best tattoo idea EVER.
I wanted something serial-killerish, because.. it's one of my great loves, reading about serial killers and such, but I didn't want anything big like a portrait.
Soooooooooooo I thought of:

<3

I don't know where I'd want it, but I want it. <3


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on March 04, 2007 09:13:00 AM
A friend of mine has a moth really similar to that on her back. It's really really awesome and paired with a very large bright green sparrow-esque bird.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sk8grll on March 05, 2007 08:40:58 AM
I love the skull/moth thingie!

I know what I want. I am a cancer so I want the little cancer sign (astrollogical) that looks like a 69 on it's side you know? :P I want it on my wrist. I have a question... Will it hurt more to get in on the inside of my wrist than say, on my ankle/leg or sholder? Just wondering because the skin is so thin there :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kidkoala on March 05, 2007 05:11:18 PM
Oh. My. God. I just thought of the best tattoo idea EVER.
I wanted something serial-killerish, because.. it's one of my great loves, reading about serial killers and such, but I didn't want anything big like a portrait.
Soooooooooooo I thought of:

I don't know where I'd want it, but I want it. <3
Probably the only place it could work is on your back. It's going to have to be really big to show detail in the Dali Skull.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: elephantcrazy on March 06, 2007 05:59:54 PM
Does anybody know of any good, cheap tattoo parlors in the Orlando area? I'm going down there this weekend so....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on March 06, 2007 06:36:49 PM
If you're willing to drive to Daytona (about an hour away) I've heard great things about Tropical Tattoo on beachside.  A few of my friends got them done there, they all look great and were reasonably priced.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on March 06, 2007 07:27:12 PM
After I get color on the koi on my arms (which I've been waiting for 6 months to get, because I stupidly bought a house instead!) I'm getting a pair of phoenixes (is that right?) on my hips to symbolize "my new life." Pretty typical I guess, but I'm still excited. Especially since I should be getting that color this weekend (tried last weekend and the artists I like wasn't there), so the phoenix is even closer to being a reality. I have a picture, but it's not on this computer.

So, far the other ideas I've read about sound awesome! I wish everyone luck in their tattoos!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on March 07, 2007 02:30:14 AM
Last night I went to the tattoo shop and started planning my 3/4 sleeve with the artist!  I'm going to have to have flowers on the most badly scarred parts (he said that the shading will cover them nicely) so I've chosen roses. There is going to be a pin up girl down the centre (which is not scarred - yay) and then under my elbow on the inside (forearm bit) he's thinking a horse shoe with an anchor in it with a swallow. (Is that too much?) He drew most of it on my arm last night and took transfers - I don't want to wash it of hahahahaha. He can't fit me in till May  :'( But it will look so cool that it's absolutely worth the wait! 

Just think! me...with a 3/4 sleeve!  Gosh!


Edit: oh yes, I meant to ask... I have a blank area so far on the inside of my arm, which the tattoo artist said is good skin and would be a nice place to put something "unexpectd". Hmmm... any ideas??!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: RCKFELLA on March 07, 2007 11:00:06 AM
omg so i just read ur post about  the number "5" in the tattoo topic and OMG!!! i totally feel the same way about 5!!! i'm not THAT obsessive but i defenitely want to get it tattooed and just things with five are so awesome liek stars and like. i was born on the 5th of january, so there's a five, and then on a thrusday, fifth day of the week, my name is karen which is 5 letters and my middle name is Victoria, the V is 5 in roman numerals, anyway the list goes on. although my number obsession has to do more with odds and evens. i HATE even numbers and i HATE the number six, so i totally feel ya. ANYWAY this is kind of pointless except not really because it's nice to find someone i have something in common with since it's so weird and none of my friends get it. so yeah . . . hah and i'm 18 too!!!

-karen


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sk8grll on March 07, 2007 03:11:00 PM
Can someone answer my question about the pain? :P

I like all the ideas you guys have!! I like the sleeve idea... But I am to much of a wimp to get that ;)

The only weird number thing with me is I have to have the volume on my cd player have a number that ends in 5 or 0 or I freak out ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on March 07, 2007 05:56:03 PM
i have a tattoo that goes all the way around my wrist like a bracelet. it hurt on the inside of the wrist, but it wasn't so bad that i wouldn't do it again. it'll be over so fast you won't even notice it.

good luck!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: flutegeek104 on March 07, 2007 07:03:07 PM
So..I'd really like some help planning out a tat. It'd be awhile before I turn 18, but I've been wanted an inner wrist tat since I was a little girl. I love them! And, I'm a musician, so I want something visible when in a t-shirt but that I can cover with long sleeves. Anyways-

Like I said before, I'm a musician, and I play flute. I LOVE fairies, especially ones sitting on toadstools. I'd like a fairie sitting on a toadstool, playing a flute (like an olden one you'd see elves playing). It'd have to be pretty small, so it could fit on my wrist, but yeah. I'm not sure If I'd want it in color or in black and grey though...I really like the classicness of black and grey. Can anyone who's creative draw one up for me? Or find what I'm looking for?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ignisdragon on March 08, 2007 01:45:30 PM
Last night I went to the tattoo shop and started planning my 3/4 sleeve with the artist!  I'm going to have to have flowers on the most badly scarred parts (he said that the shading will cover them nicely) so I've chosen roses. There is going to be a pin up girl down the centre (which is not scarred - yay) and then under my elbow on the inside (forearm bit) he's thinking a horse shoe with an anchor in it with a swallow. (Is that too much?) He drew most of it on my arm last night and took transfers - I don't want to wash it of hahahahaha. He can't fit me in till May  :'( But it will look so cool that it's absolutely worth the wait! 

Just think! me...with a 3/4 sleeve!  Gosh!

oh sounds exciting. can't wait to see your pics, your tattoo artist must be super popluar.

I've been wanting to have a tattoo which symbolises my children, cheesy i know, but i'd still like it, i'm thinking waves for my son something like this http://www.sharonsbythesea.com/wave.jpg, jasmine blossom floating down for my daughter and the notes of "hey Jude" for my second son as i can't think of anything else that would represent him. (his name is Jude!)
i've just been trying to photoshop the images i'm imagining together but alas my creativity isn't working.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on March 09, 2007 12:30:57 AM
ignisdragon - I really like your waves and blossom idea, and I don't think it's cheesy to get tattoos for your children at all. I'm thinking of having  some tiny stars to represent my babies that didn't make it, and I'd be blown away if my mom told me she was getting a tattoo for me!

ps. I see you are a Yorkshire lass - there are a lot of us here on craftster - what a crafty place yorkshire is!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JessicaShaleena on March 09, 2007 01:19:12 AM
I have LOTS of tattoo ideas. One of them includes this swallow. I know a lot of people have similar ones, but I have a reason for it. I was in Arizona, my home away from home and I seen a beautiful painting on a wall and it included this same swallow. I want to get one on each of my arms, on the inside.

<3



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JessicaShaleena on March 09, 2007 01:59:05 AM
A few ideas:









 ;D



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on March 09, 2007 02:06:56 AM
im thinking about cherry blossoms with the cloudy background too, going over my shoulder, i just love them and it reminds me of my home that i stayed in for 20 years because we had that tree in the garden and i loved it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: globox on March 09, 2007 02:45:25 AM
That swallow is a bit of a prison tattoo it means something to do with fighting. When people see that tattooed on you they are going to assume you've been in prison, unless that's what you want them to think.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Altered Angel on March 09, 2007 03:20:35 AM
A few ideas:






I have a tattoo like that too!!





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on March 09, 2007 05:32:37 AM
That swallow is a bit of a prison tattoo it means something to do with fighting. When people see that tattooed on you they are going to assume you've been in prison, unless that's what you want them to think.

Swallows can mean a lot of different things in tattoos.  For example sailors used to get two of them on their chests when they traveled over 5000 miles for the first time--usually adding something between them for each subsequent long voyage.
They can also symbolize the belief that if someone with swallow tattoos dies, the birds will carry his/her soul to heaven.
Or some people just like them or have a personal story attached to them... like in memory of a parent/friend who was a sailor.
I've actually never heard the prison symbolism before.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 09, 2007 05:39:06 AM
That swallow is a bit of a prison tattoo it means something to do with fighting. When people see that tattooed on you they are going to assume you've been in prison, unless that's what you want them to think.

Uh, I dunno about that...I've seen lots of swallow tattoos and never assumed it meant anyone was in prison. I've never heard anyone say that, so I'm pretty sure it's not common knowledge, and I associate swallows more with sailor-type old school tattoos. I would never assume that anyone was in prison just because of their tattoos. But then, maybe I'm biased because I like the swallow design...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 09, 2007 07:02:49 AM
Symbolism of a Swallow Tattoo
Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:


Swallow tattoos are just that; tattoos of the swallow bird. Reading about it, they are the traditional tattoos of birds that are commonly seen on people.

The swallows are an old sailors tattoo. Sailors got them for proof of the Navy and trust. I'm getting one on my hand next week. Sailors also got mum and dad with an anchor behind it.

Long ago, a sailor would get a swallow tattoo after successfully sailing a certain amount of miles (obviously a great deal of miles, but I'm not sure exactly how many).

Actually, all swallows return home to San Juan Capistrano every year. So the tattoos were used to say that you will always come home. They are a sign of loyalty, pride to both regions and people.

It is said in an old superstition, that when you see a swallow for the first time in a new year it is an omen of wealth. You're supposed to rub the money in your wallet while watching the bird, in order to ensure wealth in the future.

Sailors would have a swallow tattoo put on their chest after completing 5,000 sea miles and one on the other side after completing 10,000 sea miles. Many sailors still get authentic Naval tattoos.

Here is the origin of the swallow tattoo: there was a ship named the swallow, the men had a mutiny and the original seven mutineers had swallows tattooed on them so that they could identify each other. Out of this two things happened: 1. People got swallows tattooed on them and lied about being one of the original seven; and 2. The authorities heard of this identification and searched for the seven sailors who got swallows to throw them off the right trail. Since then sailors have gotten swallows for every 5,000 nautical miles, one on each side of their chest, when they would retire they would hang a string between the two birds and hang women’s underwear and stuff.

The traditional tattoo means: A sailor gets a set of swallows on his chest. The story goes if he or she drowns, the swallows come down and lift his soul to the heavens.

Sailors would get swallows after sailing all seven seas. If they had one, they saved a man's life. It’s a sign of trust, honor, dignity and respect. Nowadays, they mean nothing more than some random tattoo that someone gets that has no meaning behind it.

I've always heard that the swallows are a mark for sailing around the horns (the bottom of South America and Africa) or for crossing the Equator, both longitude and latitude.

Okay; the swallow is a tattoo that a sailor gets after traveling 5,000 nautical miles at sea, but the reason behind it is that a swallow is the "first sign that land is near". To a sailor the swallow means a "safe return home". Swallows are known to travel far distances out to sea during migration and would rest on boats close to shore which gave early mariners the first sign that land was indeed close by. The horizon is 12 miles from a boater's standpoint in the ocean (more if higher up) and swallows fly further then 12 miles out. The swallow is also known as a sparrow and was worn by the famous pirate "Jack Sparrows".

The swallows traditionally mean 5,000 miles for the first and 10,000 miles for the second. When I got mine done, in honor of my grandfather, I was warned by the tattoo artist to be aware that, in terms of jail house tattoos, the bluebirds, swallows or sparrows can also stand for white supremacy or white power.

I am surprised that no one has commented on the connection that swallow tattoos have to rock and roll or music in general. I have always connected the swallows with a love, respect and appreciation for music. Much like the swallows always returning to San Juan, their home. I've always thought the tattoo represented always being home when you're within the music.

I've always associated swallow tattoos with loyalty and fidelity - swallows choose a mate for life and will only nest with that bird and no other. Also they carry a message of hope, when sailors saw a swallow they knew that land was near.

I actually wondered about this myself, and by chance a homeless person in London approached me, wanting to sell "the big issue" (a magazine). He had two swallows tattooed on his neck, so I asked him the meaning, and he said; "It’s kind of rude" and he whispered it to me, because my girl was with me and he was a gentleman. He said it meant "Live long and f**k hard".

I always thought that two swallows seen paired together symbolized freedom.

I heard that the swallow/sparrow tattoos are to commemorate a fallen friend or family member. I would assume any persona that the bird has i.e., devil horns, angel halo or even a knife through it would depict the dead person's personality or trait.

It just means that they were a "Hard Man" back in their day. Everyone that I have ever met with a swallow tattoo has been at least a bit psychotic.

A swallow tattoo used to be worn by sailors back in the day. When you were out/lost at sea and you saw a swallow you knew you were close to land because these birds are never far from shore. They would follow the birds to safety or to home. I think the idea is that when you had the swallow marked on your body it would always help you find your way home.

They indicate that you've gone to prison and done your 'bird'.

From what I've heard and researched, swallows on the back of the hands are supposed to give you faster hands, such as in a fight or at work. These tattoos are much more common in Great Britain. I've never heard of them meaning racism or white supremacy before.

In Scotland it usually signifies a spell in the infamous Bar-L or Barlinnie prison in Glasgow.

I grew up in a bad area in Australia and a grandfather of a friend of mine came from England. He was a very hard man and the whole family were very tough and underworld related. I remember being a kid in their house when the grandfather was there and I asked him what his tattoos meant. He looked down on me with a hard face and said in a thick English accent (they moved to Australia in the 70's) "It means I can walk into any pub and put my hands on the bar and if anyone would want to fight, then I would fight them". He was a big guy and I had heard rumors of him tearing people apart. So I guess that they kind of mean courage, strength and loyalty. Oh yeah he was also a "Teddy Boy" in England, but I am not so sure what that is.

The swallow tattoo in England means "these fists fly". It’s mainly seen on old guys now who used to be good fighters or well know hard men back in the day of the Krays, etc. Now younger people get them because they think they're tough. But the bright new ink used nowadays doesn’t give the same look as the original tattoo.

I had a few tattoo artists tell me that sailors would get one bird tattooed on themselves after crossing the equator and the other when they came back.

My Dad has a swallow tattoo on his hand. When asked about it, he said he got it when he was 13 because it was the cheapest in the shop!

Swallow tattoos on a man's hands and neck originated in British prisons from the term 'jail-bird'. It simply means you have been to prison and served your 'bird'.

Freedom.

The swallow tattoo on the hand symbolizes that you're a swinger.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: globox on March 09, 2007 07:29:19 AM
I didn't mention white supremacy or racism associated with the swallow tattoo...I said something to do with fighting.... 'these fists fly' is what I couldn't remember - If you have a swallow tattoo you are expected to prove it so people will pick you for fights. My father was a sailor and although covered in tattoos they are sharks, peacocks and dragons done in hongkong in the 70's not swallows, some of his friends have traditional sailor swallows with ribbon - so not to look like prison tattoos which they obviously weren't allowed in the navy.

I like your swallow tattoo too, it's very pretty.  - the wikipedia article on 'swallow tattoos mentions' the prison tattoo aspect  (I didn't just write that wiki myself then either) so I'm guessing it's well known but it has the meaning of white supremacy too in american prisons :o . When I see that tattoo on strangers I assume they've been in prison and they think themselves a good fighter - it's an automatic thought when know about prison tattoos. Once a friend of mine from a small isolated south pacific island said that he thought a tear under the eye was cool and he wanted it for a tattoo, everyone else cracked up because they knew it was a prison tattoo forced on pedofiiles.

I guess tattoo knowledge and culture is different in America because the meanings of gang tattoos have been carried inside prisons and imposed themselves over established tattoo lore, but here -I  am Australian too (although not from a bad area?????), maybe because our white people are largely decended from convicts the traditional meanings of prison tattoos and what they mean is quite well known in the general population and gets a reaction.

Teddyboys were the anti-punks the two often rumbled, they spoke really bad english yet wore somewhat classy early-era clothing they hung around in british pubs and fought alot when they saw a punk or a punk saw them they would always fight. My dad was (and still is) a punk.Teddy boy style was a major influence on tommy hilfiger

I have also heard the swallow tattoo can be worn to advertise that you um....do.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 09, 2007 10:08:18 AM
Oh.....I didn't write that, I found it an copied and pasted it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on March 09, 2007 11:01:51 AM


I have a tattoo like that too!!

(please remove images when quoting, thanks! --EmilyFlew)

i like it h the japanese style waves, very nice!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Altered Angel on March 09, 2007 11:35:29 AM


I have a tattoo like that too!!





i like it h the japanese style waves, very nice!

Thank you!  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 09, 2007 02:52:59 PM
I like your swallow tattoo too, it's very pretty.  - the wikipedia article on 'swallow tattoos mentions' the prison tattoo aspect  (I didn't just write that wiki myself then either) so I'm guessing it's well known but it has the meaning of white supremacy too in american prisons :o . When I see that tattoo on strangers I assume they've been in prison and they think themselves a good fighter - it's an automatic thought when know about prison tattoos. Once a friend of mine from a small isolated south pacific island said that he thought a tear under the eye was cool and he wanted it for a tattoo, everyone else cracked up because they knew it was a prison tattoo forced on pedofiiles.

I guess tattoo knowledge and culture is different in America because the meanings of gang tattoos have been carried inside prisons and imposed themselves over established tattoo lore, but here -I  am Australian too (although not from a bad area?????), maybe because our white people are largely decended from convicts the traditional meanings of prison tattoos and what they mean is quite well known in the general population and gets a reaction.

Oh, my bad. It might be a cultural difference like you said - I'm in midwestern America, and the only thing that ever makes me think "prison tattoo" is the tear under the eye or just a really, really badly done black and white tattoo. Everything else is pretty much free game :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SKerri13 on March 09, 2007 03:20:14 PM
My next tattoo is going to be an alien bracelet on my right wrist. People have told me for years my dh must be an alien and it stuck.

This was the first design I was working on, but I decided I wasn't really crazy about all the swirls so this is what I decided to go with..




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JessicaShaleena on March 09, 2007 10:59:41 PM
That swallow is a bit of a prison tattoo it means something to do with fighting. When people see that tattooed on you they are going to assume you've been in prison, unless that's what you want them to think.

I have never heard of that. A tattoo of a swallow can have a million different reasons behind it. And I have never been to prison  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: globox on March 10, 2007 01:40:43 AM
Prison tattoos, I see some - not many, are usually blue here - blue pens are far more common then black pens here. Many are okay looking technically.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on March 10, 2007 05:29:47 PM
im getting my 1st tattoo tomorrow. im excited! im gonna get a little heart about the size of a quarter with a bold black outline filled in with red behind my ear. i guess to me it signifies to listening to your heart. im kind of in some sort of perdicament in my life to where i need to trust my own self and the decisions i make and hwat better way to remind myself than with a tattoo! =D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on March 16, 2007 06:08:20 PM
im getting my 1st tattoo tomorrow. im excited! im gonna get a little heart about the size of a quarter with a bold black outline filled in with red behind my ear. i guess to me it signifies to listening to your heart. im kind of in some sort of perdicament in my life to where i need to trust my own self and the decisions i make and hwat better way to remind myself than with a tattoo! =D

wow that was my first tattoo some (ooooh 20 years ago - only on my ankle)  I like the reference behind your ear.  Symbols rock!  I have a huge crown of thorns that turns into a grape cluster that stands for what Christ did turning into the fruit of the Spirit on my right foot (what I stand on) so obviously I like symbols!  Hope it turns out cool! Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: A_BigBigLove on March 18, 2007 03:06:34 AM
yay tattoos! so I've had an idea for my first tattoo for awhile. here it goes:
i want to get a set of flowers, each is going to symbolize a different place I've lived.
so at the base of my neck between my shoulder blades i want an edelweiss for Germany (where i was born) and my German heritage, then along the top of my back/shoulder blades a little smaller a red hibiscus for Hawaii, on the other side, a Black eyed susan for Maryland, then on one side a rose for england, and eventually something for Arizona I'm not sure what though, probably a saguaro cactus blossom.

i really like the idea for three reasons, it will be pretty and colorful, it will be meaningful, I'll be able to build off of it.

I'm really excited about it!
and finally a question, can anyone recommend a good tattoo shop in the Tucson area?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 18, 2007 08:02:56 AM
red hibiscus for Hawaii

Yellow hibiscuses are the Hawaiian state flower. Red ones are from California.  BTW


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: A_BigBigLove on March 18, 2007 03:42:52 PM
red hibiscus for Hawaii

Yellow hibiscuses are the Hawaiian state flower. Red ones are from California.  BTW

yea, but red would look better on my skin, and we had red ones in front of my house!! thanks though! the edelweiss isn't the German flower either, its just what i've always associated germany with.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinFish on March 19, 2007 09:11:03 AM
lookie lookie!! My friend drew up the design for me- so pretty!!!




The color is a little dark in this image. It's actually a bit brighter than that.

I'm going to the tattoo shop today to set up an appointment, but I have a few questions.

First, I know the answer is probably "it varies too much to say" but ANY estimates of price for this tattoo at 6"x6"? I've only got about $350 spendable right now so it'd be kind of nice to have a ballpark estimate before I go to the shop.

Second, do you think they'd be able to make a stencil of it? I know that makes things easier, and I have the outline printed out in the size I want.

Third, is the bicep area a good place for a first tattoo, pain wise? I know it varies for different people, but if I could get a few people to tell me their experience with this area it'd be great.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: tinafish on March 19, 2007 03:39:57 PM
The color is a little dark in this image. It's actually a bit brighter than that.

I'm going to the tattoo shop today to set up an appointment, but I have a few questions.

First, I know the answer is probably "it varies too much to say" but ANY estimates of price for this tattoo at 6"x6"? I've only got about $350 spendable right now so it'd be kind of nice to have a ballpark estimate before I go to the shop.

Second, do you think they'd be able to make a stencil of it? I know that makes things easier, and I have the outline printed out in the size I want.

Third, is the bicep area a good place for a first tattoo, pain wise? I know it varies for different people, but if I could get a few people to tell me their experience with this area it'd be great.

Thanks!


as far as price goes...it'll depend on the shop too. i go to a shop that charges $125 an hour...each shop and artist is different, so i'm no help there.

they WILL make a stencil of your tattoo...atleast from my experience so far. they will take what you have and get it to a transfer paper and then place it on your body where you want it...esp if you have it at a certain size that you like.

pain..hmm.i haven't gotten my arms done yet, but my husband has a upper sleeve on one arm and is working on the other. the outer upper part of the arm is the easiest to take pain...from what i hear. the further inwards on the inside of your arm...the more it hurts. just think of where your arm is ticklish when you graze your fingers over that area. places that tickle are the places that will hurt a little more because your skin is more sensitive.

hope that helps.




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on March 22, 2007 09:36:45 AM
Alright, i'm only 16 but i've been jonesing for a tattoo since i was about 11
here's an idea i have (of you like it, please dont take it, its veery important to me that no one else has the same tattoo...assuming you like it)

(please ignore the outline and the star...)


what do you guys think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jesseeyore on March 22, 2007 09:51:30 AM
Shameless..- that is beautiful!! Did you draw it yourself?? It's awesome. Where would you put it- on your back?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on March 22, 2007 09:51:52 AM
Great idea for a tattoo-- I love bird tats and have one myself!  For ideas on how to make it really pop, you might want to check out the bird tattoos on this page:

http://www.tattooartists.org/Gct84_Bird_Tattoos.asp

On page 4 there's one similar to your idea but a bit fancier and in color.  You've got a few years yet to really perfect the design you want!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on March 22, 2007 10:28:12 AM
jessee..-thank you!
yes i did draw it myself, its just a little doodle at this point, i'm planing on refining it
i haven't got a clue where i should put it! where do you think is a good place for it?

and mojo- i will Definitly check out that site, it looks so cool!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PinFish on March 22, 2007 11:10:29 AM

as far as price goes...it'll depend on the shop too. i go to a shop that charges $125 an hour...each shop and artist is different, so i'm no help there.

they WILL make a stencil of your tattoo...atleast from my experience so far. they will take what you have and get it to a transfer paper and then place it on your body where you want it...esp if you have it at a certain size that you like.

pain..hmm.i haven't gotten my arms done yet, but my husband has a upper sleeve on one arm and is working on the other. the outer upper part of the arm is the easiest to take pain...from what i hear. the further inwards on the inside of your arm...the more it hurts. just think of where your arm is ticklish when you graze your fingers over that area. places that tickle are the places that will hurt a little more because your skin is more sensitive.

hope that helps.



Thanks! that does help. I went in to get an appointment yesterday, and my appointment is on Thurs the 29th- only a week ;D!! also she said it'd be about $250, which I don't think is too bad. I'm excited!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on March 22, 2007 11:59:13 AM
Shamelessly,  I think that would be REALLY pretty on the side of your ribcage.  It's pretty intricate, so it would look great nice and big so everyone could see all the details!  But ribs tattoos are rumored to hurt like the dickens, so I can understand why you might not want one...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on March 22, 2007 01:58:01 PM
shamelesslyahippie, I really like your design, although I recommend lifting the head up, as bent forward it looks a bit slouchy. I think it would look great starting on your right shoulder blade with the tail going down the middle of your back, good luck!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on March 24, 2007 01:42:28 PM
shamelessley, i think thats really pretty! i think it would be nice on your shoulder and when the artist does it i think it would look great if the tail feathers went along with the contours of wherever its placed.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink_ink82 on March 25, 2007 09:44:29 PM
so i have 2 tattoos and i have plans to get at least 3 more done. one is a drawing of a moon and some lillys and my grandfathers name and his years written in script under it, the other one is a bunch of stars going across my lower back and the third is a touch up of one i already have that now resembles a paw print or something but was supposed to be a crown and it has Princess written through it.. the tattoo is on my right but cheek and its kinda like my care bear stamp  lol... my other tattoo i have is on my back between my shoulder blades and its a pink star with black tribal wings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: linsilou on March 28, 2007 01:03:06 PM
First off.. all the tattoos posted here and in the completed tattoos topic are amazing. So much inspiration!

I don't have any tattoos.. yet.  ;D After a year or so of much deliberation, I decided that my first will carry a lot of sentiment and meaning. I've recently gone through some spiritual changing and decided that I needed a permanent reminder of this. So I came up with a design (that exists totally in my head  ;)) featuring a white dove with wings going from side to side of my lower back. An olive branch will be either in the dove's mouth or claws. I would really like an elegant fan tail with curls on each side. Then finally, "Jehovah Shalom" on the breast of the dove, probably written top to bottom, in Hebrew script. This would signify the peace I feel with giving my life to God and the great things yet to come. What do you guys think? Too much for a first timer? I'd really appreciate your comments!

-Lynsie



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: looktothedusk on March 28, 2007 02:57:54 PM
hi i was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a tattoo of ethier white spirit or fair one both are the meaning of my name jennifer

thanks ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on March 29, 2007 06:04:52 PM
so for as long as i could remember i wanted to get married on 07/07/07...
but thats seriously not happening...soooo...
im gonna get a tattoo inspired by 07/07/07 and God.
but im all out of ideas, any help??


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on March 29, 2007 07:20:50 PM
What religion are you?  My first idea was to combine the number 7 with a symbol of your religion.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Red Paint on March 29, 2007 09:10:01 PM
shamelesslyahippie:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is such an awesome design!  WOW!  That will make an absolutely beautiful tattoo!  I agree that on your back would be a great place for it.  Seriously, that's one of the best ideas/designs I've seen.  So rad.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on March 30, 2007 07:07:38 AM
shamelesslyahippie:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is such an awesome design!  WOW!  That will make an absolutely beautiful tattoo!  I agree that on your back would be a great place for it.  Seriously, that's one of the best ideas/designs I've seen.  So rad.

Thank you!
how bad would that tattoo on my back hurt?/ how big should i get it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Red Paint on March 31, 2007 10:43:52 PM
shamelesslyahippie:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is such an awesome design!  WOW!  That will make an absolutely beautiful tattoo!  I agree that on your back would be a great place for it.  Seriously, that's one of the best ideas/designs I've seen.  So rad.

Thank you!
how bad would that tattoo on my back hurt?/ how big should i get it?

Everyone experiences pain differently, so no one can really say how much it would hurt...  My back didn't hurt as much as my foot, for what it's worth.

If you put it on the top part of your back to the side, I think it could look cool maybe 3" x 6" for the body of the bird, then the tail much longer... Depends on the size of your body, though!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: that13 gurl13 on March 31, 2007 10:47:55 PM
I wanna get "made In So Cal"witha nautical star followni cal on my feet in the sape of flip flos!! i cant wai ttill im 18 ..lol


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on April 01, 2007 09:01:27 AM
shamelesslyahippie:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is such an awesome design!  WOW!  That will make an absolutely beautiful tattoo!  I agree that on your back would be a great place for it.  Seriously, that's one of the best ideas/designs I've seen.  So rad.

Thank you!
how bad would that tattoo on my back hurt?/ how big should i get it?

Everyone experiences pain differently, so no one can really say how much it would hurt...  My back didn't hurt as much as my foot, for what it's worth.

If you put it on the top part of your back to the side, I think it could look cool maybe 3" x 6" for the body of the bird, then the tail much longer... Depends on the size of your body, though!


like near my shoulder? is that what you mean by upper/to the side?
i'm roughly medium-sized :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on April 01, 2007 04:39:22 PM
shamelesslyahippie - I know this is a notoriously *painful* location, but that drawing is gorgeous, and is practically BEGGING to be placed large and bold on the rib cage, The shaping is perfect for it, with it dropping to say, just above the hip, and the feathers trailing into the front over the hip-bone...oh!

OK, so, that's a bit much for many people for their first tattoo, I know...but you DID ask....

I'll walk away now...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on April 01, 2007 05:31:49 PM
shamelesslyahippie - I know this is a notoriously *painful* location, but that drawing is gorgeous, and is practically BEGGING to be placed large and bold on the rib cage, The shaping is perfect for it, with it dropping to say, just above the hip, and the feathers trailing into the front over the hip-bone...oh!

OK, so, that's a bit much for many people for their first tattoo, I know...but you DID ask....

I'll walk away now...

aw, i'd love it there but the pain i've heard about for those... oy
well, i'm not really a wuss at all but i've never felt a tattoo.
what i have dealt with pain-wise that i would thing is comprable to tattoos are:
-piercings (but only in the ears-3 so that dodn't really hurt)
-12 hours at an outdoor concert in 98 degree weather
-8 mile walk with new shoes and bloody feet
-i've also broken all my toes at one point or another through falling down stairs

could i do it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on April 02, 2007 01:43:13 AM
Well, you could always go for it, and if it gets too painful for you just stop and come back for another session.  A lot of people do that for big or complex tattoos because they take a long time.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on April 03, 2007 03:36:20 AM
Honestly - as far as pain goes it's all relative in my opinion.  If you really want a tattoo and since you've posted here and have that lovely drawing it seems you do - then the pain is just part of the process and doesn't have to be bad.  I guess it's a bit tribal - but it seems like the pain is a good part of it because it makes you think - before-  during and after.  I won't snow you - it hurts but it's not unbearable unless you are getting your entire back done and most artists won't do that in one shot.  Break it up and do the outlining one day and the color/shading another.    I hope it works out for you - but as I've said before be careful since tattoos are very addicting!  Make sure what you do will work for you in a place that fits "you" and when you want more - that they all work together.  Well, I'll get off my "tattoos are the greatest thing ever" soapbox now :D Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on April 03, 2007 10:41:07 AM
I second everything that's been said.
Pain is relative, and everyone experiences it differently.
Shamelesslyahippie - I think if you can withstand some of the things you have described, you would be able to withstand a rib tat. The needles are smaller than what is used for piercings, and it's actually less invasive as the needle does not fully penetrate the skin (well, it shouldn't unless you go to a backalley scratcher that doesn't know what they're doing)
Also, as suggested, do it in sessions. My artist won't work for mre than three hours on one client at a time, unless they are very experienced. If you got the outline in one session, then had the rest (shading, and colour if you go that way) done in sessions, you would find it much more bearable. I've found that whenever I start a session, it's a bit tender, but the skin numbs the longer we're into it. At the end, however, I'm still exhausted...

I actually have a design for a rib piece as well that I'm working on, with fairies, bubbles, orchids, etc, and I wouldn't want it anywhere but there. For all the pain it may cause me, it's best-suited for the location, and that is a factor that plays A LOT into how a tattoo looks on a person.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on April 03, 2007 02:41:20 PM
wow, thanks for all the information guys! i'll consider a rib tattoo, but i've got another yeah and a half 'till i have to decide fully, and i'm thinking that i may get a smaller one for my first piece (i've got other designs ;D) but soon after i'm sure i'll get a big one like the peacock


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on April 07, 2007 07:41:37 PM
i recently had a new idea for a tattoo, combining 2 things i enjoy, Kurt Halsey and Green Day

that's a very rough idea.  the flower pictured is, while not the exact one, it's in the same family as the flower that was just named after Green Day, Macrocarpaea dies-viridis.  i figured that's a nice, subtle way to get a band tattoo.   :P  i'm assuming it looks pretty much like that, but i hope to soon be able to find actual pictures of the exact one i want.  and then i read that bats are some of the pollinators of that flower, so i figured a lil Kurt bat coming in would be really cute.  if i actually get it, it'd probably be right above my ankle...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragdoll193 on April 07, 2007 08:33:17 PM
the kurt halsey bat is absolutely adorable


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on April 08, 2007 10:32:22 AM
aaaaw, that at is so cute! ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on April 08, 2007 08:39:33 PM
Both good ideas, but I think it would look weird to have a cartoonish bat next to a realistic flower... maybe you should make the bat more realistic, or a more stylized version of the flower.
That way, it will look more like one cohesive tattoo rather than two seperate things stuck next to each other.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: electronicfly on April 08, 2007 09:29:43 PM
I'm waiting until I leave the house for futher studies to get mine. My parents will blow if they find out. :-X

I'm thinking of getting my chinese surname surrounded with some chinese cloud effects and angel wings, but I'm still not sure where to put it.

Which arae would sag less when we get old? The area between the shoulder blades or the small of our back?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on April 08, 2007 10:30:15 PM
Which arae would sag less when we get old? The area between the shoulder blades or the small of our back?

I don't know about sagging, but I think the area between the shoulder blades is a better location, though I'm planning a tattoo there for myself, so I'm probably biased. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: babymates on April 10, 2007 07:31:06 PM
Which arae would sag less when we get old? The area between the shoulder blades or the small of our back?

I don't know about sagging, but I think the area between the shoulder blades is a better location, though I'm planning a tattoo there for myself, so I'm probably biased. 


I think the small of your back stretches with weight gain or pregnancy.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: electronicfly on April 10, 2007 07:40:56 PM
Which arae would sag less when we get old? The area between the shoulder blades or the small of our back?

I don't know about sagging, but I think the area between the shoulder blades is a better location, though I'm planning a tattoo there for myself, so I'm probably biased. 


I think the small of your back stretches with weight gain or pregnancy.



stretches with weight gain....I'm definately not getting one there then. Food is my boon, diets my bane..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shannon1981 on April 10, 2007 08:12:21 PM
I have a tattoo in the small of my back.  I managed to get through 2 pregnancies without stretches in it.  But my third pregnancy I found stretch marks in it (which is odd since I gained less weight?!?!).  I think between the shoulder blades would be better if it's a concern.  I still like the way my tattoo looks and I don't think it's very obvious.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 11, 2007 07:17:16 AM
What religion are you?  My first idea was to combine the number 7 with a symbol of your religion.

Christian


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on April 12, 2007 10:24:24 AM
Leah and I have decided to post this on the two tattoo threads.  If you have any information regarding this please use the contact information provided.

Thanks to norsegoebel for this information and contacting us for approval to post! :-*

On Saturday morning (4/7) Mon Henk was hit and run by  black SUV and was left brain dead. She has been taken off life support and now they are desperate to find her murderer. She was an extremely talented tattoo artist.
The accident occurred on the corner of Kent & Flushing Ave. in Brooklyn, New York at about 7am on Saturday, April 7th, 2007. Police now believe it is a 95-97 Black Chevy S-10 Blazer. It is missing the front bumper from the accident, and one of the headlights was smashed out.

If you have any information about this accident or the vehicle in question, please contact Dan Henk at (917) 554-1341 or call New York State Crimestoppers [link] at (800) 577-TIPS. There is a reward from Dan & Monica’s family for any information leading to the arrest and capture of the hit & run driver.

Monica’s web site is located at www.monhenk.com and you can visit her MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/monhenk


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dirt_made_my_lunch on April 12, 2007 01:13:00 PM
So this thread conveniently popped back up in my "replys to your posts" box. After almost three years of searching for a vegan tattoo artist who uses vegan ink...I found one. Granted I have to drive 3 hours and 14 minutes to get there, it's worth it. The tattoo I am getting is pretty simple but I like it that way. I don't like tattoos that aren't a defined shape and look like a blob from far away so the simpler the outline, the better.
I am going to get this paw print on my butt a.) because I <3 all animals (obviously, I'm vegan) and b.) because it's cute :)

my parents keep teasing my about it being for my old high-school mascot (the bobcats- we did have similar paw prints on our bloomers for cheerleading but they are in no other way realted.)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bubbanizzlemomma on April 13, 2007 10:31:29 AM
My hubby has green feet tattooed (actual footprints) rather high on his butt....so he can show them without buttcrack.  It was a military thing....Jolly Green Giant and helicopters.  It's some sort of man/military thing that if you ask about a feet tat, the owner of them has to show you their feet.
I want to have smaller green feet done on my hip with my kiddos initials in between the feet.  I figure that I'm always yelling at the kids with my hands on my hips when they're in trouble, so I might as well have them there forever LOL.
My b-day is Monday, so the hubby said I could get them done this weekend if I'm feeling better  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rira on April 13, 2007 01:30:04 PM
ooooook, i need help. massive help. i have no artistic ability, in the least..period. (zip)

im looking to get a tattoo of my heroes, (mama, daddy, papaw and granny) in the form of their birth flowers. (rose, carnation, marygold, gladiolus) in a bouquet. i found little coloring pages of all of them and i did some cutting and pasting to put them all in here, but can someone with photoshop or some other amazing skill help me out a bit?  i'll love you forever and make you a present!



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: katies1969 on April 14, 2007 05:53:49 PM
I can't help you in the drawing ability area since I have less than you -- however, if your artist is anything like the several amazing tattoo artists I know - they really like to do their own work.  So if you bring your idea and your flower pix into them they can work them up and you together can decide out the rest of the details.  Honestly- making it a group effort with you and the artist makes it so special.  Be honest about what you like and don't and work with them - but really a good artist likes to be part of it.  Just my opinion but I do know so many good artists that that seems to be a similar trend with them all.  Katie


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on April 15, 2007 05:33:12 AM
hhi rura, i agree with katie a good tattoo artist should be able to work with you on that, have a look around the net first and see what kind of styles you like, that should make it easier to explain bmezine.com is good


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on April 16, 2007 11:12:36 AM
What religion are you?  My first idea was to combine the number 7 with a symbol of your religion.

Christian

You could try a cross, or rosary beads, or something like that depending on the denomination. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on April 16, 2007 04:41:43 PM
so for as long as i could remember i wanted to get married on 07/07/07...
but thats seriously not happening...soooo...
im gonna get a tattoo inspired by 07/07/07 and God.
but im all out of ideas, any help??


i got an idea. i went to the Bible and looked up the 7th book in the new testament (1 Corinthians) and to the 7th chapter and 7th verse, and it happens to be about marriage! haha. so that could be something.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on April 16, 2007 05:24:12 PM
[quote author=Morning Star link=topic=30765.msg1670171#msg1670171

i got an idea. i went to the Bible and looked up the 7th book in the new testament (1 Corinthians) and to the 7th chapter and 7th verse, and it happens to be about marriage! haha. so that could be something.
[/quote]

That's actually pretty cool!  Maybe just tattoo the date and the name of the bible verse.  It wouldn't be obvious what it meant, sort of like a secret for only you!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on April 16, 2007 05:54:56 PM
I turned 18 a few months ago, and while I still don't have the money to get a tattoo any time soon, I've been brain-storming on what I'd like to get ever since. I'm really into astrology, but I didn't want to get the regular symbol (I'm a Sagittarius). So, I decided that I'd like to combine my love of pin-up girl tattoos & astrology and possibly get a pin-up centaur. I wish I could draw so that I could show you guys better than that, but, alas, I'm completely inept in the art department. What do y'all think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on April 16, 2007 06:01:07 PM
I turned 18 a few months ago, and while I still don't have the money to get a tattoo any time soon, I've been brain-storming on what I'd like to get ever since. I'm really into astrology, but I didn't want to get the regular symbol (I'm a Sagittarius). So, I decided that I'd like to combine my love of pin-up girl tattoos & astrology and possibly get a pin-up centaur. I wish I could draw so that I could show you guys better than that, but, alas, I'm completely inept in the art department. What do y'all think?

i think that would be amazingly sexy and unique!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on April 16, 2007 06:07:54 PM
I turned 18 a few months ago, and while I still don't have the money to get a tattoo any time soon, I've been brain-storming on what I'd like to get ever since. I'm really into astrology, but I didn't want to get the regular symbol (I'm a Sagittarius). So, I decided that I'd like to combine my love of pin-up girl tattoos & astrology and possibly get a pin-up centaur. I wish I could draw so that I could show you guys better than that, but, alas, I'm completely inept in the art department. What do y'all think?

i think that would be amazingly sexy and unique!

Thanks! I just wish I could visualize it a little bit better. Hmmm... Maybe I'll find some tattoos of horses & pin-ups and use photoshop to put them together (although i don't know if that'll really work). Also, I have thing for birds, esp. doves, so I'd like to maybe get one in black & gray.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: A_BigBigLove on April 16, 2007 06:29:14 PM
i don't know about anyone else, but i immediately thought about the centaurs from Fantasia! they would be a good starting off point


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on April 16, 2007 06:45:01 PM
actually, i don't remember that movie too well. now i've gotta go look them up!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: A_BigBigLove on April 16, 2007 07:06:29 PM
i didn't have much luck finding pictures but i found a clip on youtube of the scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSyhAFzCow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSyhAFzCow)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on April 16, 2007 07:15:50 PM
ooh, cool. thanks. i had a hard time too. i found a site with a few good centaur drawings, though.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://members.aol.com/davidalway/kleyh6.gif&imgrefurl=http://members.aol.com/davidalway/essay12.htm&h=249&w=311&sz=11&hl=en&sig2=jQaGT9kjJ8HqqUwdjJt1ig&start=71&tbnid=ZERECxJZlYykmM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=117&ei=TSskRtrrOI2ChQPlv-T2CA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcentaur%2BDisney%26start%3D60%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DISO-8859-1%26sa%3DN (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://members.aol.com/davidalway/kleyh6.gif&imgrefurl=http://members.aol.com/davidalway/essay12.htm&h=249&w=311&sz=11&hl=en&sig2=jQaGT9kjJ8HqqUwdjJt1ig&start=71&tbnid=ZERECxJZlYykmM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=117&ei=TSskRtrrOI2ChQPlv-T2CA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcentaur%2BDisney%26start%3D60%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DISO-8859-1%26sa%3DN)

Here's a screen shot from the youtube video, sorry it's so grainy:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/iforgotmyriddlin/fantasiacentaur2.jpg (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/iforgotmyriddlin/fantasiacentaur2.jpg)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 16, 2007 08:06:32 PM
To L - regarding the 07/07/07 thing -

I came up with an idea - this is a way crude picture and needs to be embellished somehow but maybe it'll be a start



It's 3 sevens in a circle

waddya think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on April 16, 2007 08:26:36 PM
so for as long as i could remember i wanted to get married on 07/07/07...
but thats seriously not happening...soooo...
im gonna get a tattoo inspired by 07/07/07 and God.
but im all out of ideas, any help??

http://www.stickergiant.com/Merchant2/imgs/250/rt317.gif
http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A60821/thumb/bmepb333946.jpg
http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A50124/thumb/bmegl012738.jpg
http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/miniport/A50217/thumb/bmegl022723.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: meg2101 on April 16, 2007 08:36:35 PM
I can't get a tattoo currently, but in the future I'd like to have my clan's crest put somewhere between my shoulders. I might do it once I've visited Scotland and I'm of age.



Do you guys think this would make a good tattoo?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 17, 2007 05:41:10 AM
so for as long as i could remember i wanted to get married on 07/07/07...
but thats seriously not happening...soooo...
im gonna get a tattoo inspired by 07/07/07 and God.
but im all out of ideas, any help??


i got an idea. i went to the Bible and looked up the 7th book in the new testament (1 Corinthians) and to the 7th chapter and 7th verse, and it happens to be about marriage! haha. so that could be something.

WOW haha are you serious??
Nice now i have to get something related to that..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 17, 2007 05:44:08 AM
mycatisnosferatu...and Craftinator....

thanks for your help...i wanted to do sevens but i thought that be too much but seeing it, it actually doesnt look bad...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on April 17, 2007 05:47:45 AM
Hey guys, just a reminder to not insert images from other websites here (hotlink).  Just post a link instead!  Thank youuuu... :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: around on April 23, 2007 08:14:00 PM
i have an idea for a tattoo (and also an appointment next month with my favorite tattoo artist) but not the art skills to make it happen.
it's sort of silly, actually, it's a simple idea, but i can't find an example of it to show her what i want, and i know she'll work something up for me, but i at least want to show her what i'm going for. i just can't seem to do it.
just realized i never explained the idea
to go on my right ankle - outside
i want an old-school looking heart with flames all the way around it (not just on the top like the Sacred Heart tattoos i've found)
and a banner across it. i want my husband's name on the banner, but off centered -
his name is eric and we decided that we'd leave room on the banner to add an AM at the front and another A at the end, so if we ever break up it can be AMERICA. (easier than finding another Eric, or a guy named Derick or a girl named ERica) We've been married 15 years, and are very happy, but dont want to jinx ourselves.

so if there are any artists out there who could whip something up, i'd be greatly appreciative

--i decided to do this after seeing a sketch of a heart on fire on here somewhere, but haven't been able to find it again. so if someone remembers that, maybe you could point me that way. also very appreciated..

--let me know

thanks


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fishie on April 24, 2007 04:37:13 AM
I have so many tattoo ideas I made a webpage for them.   :D

http://www.angelfire.com/wa/madamecacoon/tattoos/future.html


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dirt_made_my_lunch on April 24, 2007 02:22:57 PM

so as my last post read, I wanted to get this little paw print on my butt. I did. It's awesome. I had to drive 3 hours to the vegan guy who did it who uses vegan ink (Jody at Accent Tattoo in Ukiah, CA if anyone is interested!)
I'm not posting a pic cause i dont want a pic of my ass on craftster. I have a small butt with a small black paw print on it. You can picture it yourself :)



Ed to remove image in quote...Batgirl


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on April 25, 2007 01:49:38 PM
so in my last post i said i was getting my 1st tattoo. a red heart behind my ear =) and yes im late posting haha but i did get it! about 3 weeks ago, i totally love it and ive already made plans for my second & third tattoos haha! so heres those ideas...

my right foot i want the sheet music to the song under the bridge by red hot chili peppers, to represent my dad. when i was younger this was my faaaaaaaav song ever me & him would sing it allll the time.

then on my left foot i want the sheet music to by your side by sade, for my mom. a few years ago she was going through a rough time and had said that she dedicates that song to me my bro & sister..

i thought it would be a cute idea..yes?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on April 25, 2007 02:33:23 PM
No offense intended but, to my eye, those three 7s in a circle look vaguely swastika-ish.   :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jillie on April 25, 2007 11:02:01 PM
No offense intended but, to my eye, those three 7s in a circle look vaguely swastika-ish.   :-\

I don't think so at all, a swastika has 4 branches, and they point in the opposite direction.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fishie on April 25, 2007 11:16:42 PM
It's a shame that the Nazis ruined an ancient Eastern sacred symbol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastica

Not a whole lot of people know that the Swastica has peaceful origins


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on April 26, 2007 03:57:14 AM
I know it doesn't really fit the pattern but at first quick glance that's what I thought it was.  Just something to consider.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kidkoala on April 26, 2007 07:27:34 AM
No offense intended but, to my eye, those three 7s in a circle look vaguely swastika-ish.   :-\
Totally see what you're saying here.
And YES it was a sacred symbol before, but you cannot deny it's negative connotations in this society.

I think once herself or her artist adds on the embellishment she was thinking about, it will look like it's own symbol. It'll be fine.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 26, 2007 08:28:36 AM
I did the three sevens drawing and no offense taken whatsoever!

I almost didn't post it because it was such a crude drawing but I have come to realize in my old age  ;) that if I don't get an idea out of my head when it's in there, it may end up getting lost forever in the sea of ideas that is my brain.

LOL

My time was limited so I didn't get to play with it.  Plus, it gives the tattoo-er and tattoo-ee a chance to put their own spin on a concept.

Anybody wanna play with the design and re-post it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on April 26, 2007 08:34:19 AM
Yeah, maybe if the 7s were in a fancy/funky font it would draw more attention to the numbers themselves... wish I had the skillz to offer an example!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on April 26, 2007 08:59:47 AM
Thanks everyone for keeping a touchy topic positive and respectful! And way to collaborate on the crafty brainstorming!  :-*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jesseeyore on April 26, 2007 10:22:07 AM
Ok, here's my try at it. I didn't change much, as I'm at work right now. I'll try later on at home.

Other options might be getting a tattoo of seven "Jesus" fish, in a circle as an anklet, or seven fish making up the shape of a 7. I don't know, the possibilities are endless.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on April 26, 2007 10:31:53 AM
I played too, using different fonts and then playing within one of those fonts:



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on April 26, 2007 12:04:41 PM
i like the middle left,
the top left reminds me of the isle of man flag :P

 heehee

sorry im causing even more trouble!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: march on April 26, 2007 03:10:27 PM
The sevens actually remind me of a triskele, which is what the isle of man flag is basically.

I have a tattoo of a triskele that's more stylized than this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Triskele-Symbol-spiral-five-thirds-turns.svg
 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Triskele-Symbol-spiral-five-thirds-turns.svg)
According to wikipedia, the Nazi's used this symbol too.. Damn them!

And not to throw a wrench in the seven idea but apparently a South African white supremacist paramilitary group uses a circular pattern of 7's as their symbol. I'd hate for you to get the tattoo and then learn this...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaner_Weerstandsbeweging (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaner_Weerstandsbeweging)

Maybe you could just name your first child seven, a la George from Seinfeld.  ;D

ps My boyfriends birthday is 7/7, we're going to have to have a rocking party.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on April 26, 2007 03:23:34 PM
Wow, that's good info about the South African group's symbol!  Just goes to show-- research your designs as much as possible right?  Wouldn't want to have something on your body forever that had such negative associations!  I knew someone who had a tattoo of a noose-- to him it was related to some sort of inside joke between he and his friends but to some people it had really upsetting racial connotations.  Of course, we can't hope to please everyone with our tattoo choices no matter what.

 I like what TheBon did with the fonts-- I do think that makes a big difference in how the image is perceived.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 26, 2007 06:33:32 PM
so let me get this straight 7's were used for a not so good symbol? damnnn thats screwed up!!

i like the symbol to from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaner_Weerstandsbeweging

TheBon im actually liking your designs...

now i gotta watch out for a secret meaning besides the one i mean it to be!!!

march, already had my first child...so yea that would have been kinda cool though.

7/7/7 is creeping up fast...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 26, 2007 06:37:43 PM
P.S
TheBon, haha i just noticed the sevens in the middle with the curled ends kinda forms 3 sixes as well...



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on April 26, 2007 07:05:25 PM
P.S
TheBon, haha i just noticed the sevens in the middle with the curled ends kinda forms 3 sixes as well...



I didn't notice that but it kind of does.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 27, 2007 09:34:15 AM
Lookie what I did!!  heehee

IT'S SEVEN JESUS FISHIES!!



I need to go into graphic design or somethin'  -  I love doing this stuff.

Waddya think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on April 27, 2007 10:03:23 AM
Lookie what I did!!  heehee

IT'S SEVEN JESUS FISHIES!!


I need to go into graphic design or somethin'  -  I love doing this stuff.

Waddya think?


I really like that.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 27, 2007 10:31:10 AM
Thanks ronise!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on April 27, 2007 10:02:03 PM
Lookie what I did!!  heehee

IT'S SEVEN JESUS FISHIES!!

I need to go into graphic design or somethin'  -  I love doing this stuff.

Waddya think?


Ohhh i really really like this...great idea!!
Finalist for sure...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 28, 2007 07:23:02 AM
Thank you L !!

I played around with it some more this morning - the middle looked too bare PLUS this is THREE of the same thing - 3 is also a christianity type number!



(by the way - the reason some of my drawings are so crude is that I'm doing everything in paint.  That's all my dinosaur of a computer has.  But, it's better than nothing!!)

AAANNNDDD........

I forgot to mention something!  Jesseeyore gave me this idea in an earlier post - wanna make sure I give credit where credit is due.

Thank you Jesseeyore!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 28, 2007 03:21:42 PM
I think that's a great design!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on April 28, 2007 07:45:28 PM
Yay! Thank You!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on April 28, 2007 10:48:22 PM
i'm planning on getting a tatoo soon, and i'd love to share but i design my own, and the whole idea is that no one else has the same one, you know?

the image below is a photo by Man Ray. my friend has the F's (i'm calling them that because i forgot what their really called...on a cello) on each side of her back.
it is SO cool

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b54/shamelesslyahippie/man-ray.jpg

sorry for how huge that is^

Man Ray is Awesome!  My boyfriend wants those on either side of his neck.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on April 29, 2007 02:26:25 AM
P.S
TheBon, haha i just noticed the sevens in the middle with the curled ends kinda forms 3 sixes as well...



i actually like it like that because it sorta shows the balance between good & evil where good is the higher/bigger power..im not religious @ all thats just how i seen it  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheDandySpoon on May 01, 2007 06:54:34 PM
quite off topic from the last few posts, but I thought I'd share my idea.
I'm thinking a peace sign, on my inner right wrist, shaded in grays, with LOVE in negative across the bottom rounded part.

hopefully, I'll be getting this done within the next week, and I'll be sure to post pictures in the other thread!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on May 01, 2007 08:00:58 PM
I want a stencil like picture of Mary Poppins with her umbrella on my inner wrist.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on May 01, 2007 08:22:29 PM
Craftinator, by the way I Love You...
and stuff, haha


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on May 02, 2007 08:39:44 AM
I want a stencil like picture of Mary Poppins with her umbrella on my inner wrist.

this is a really cute idea.  i've actually seen images like this before.  maybe not mary poppins, but a silhouette of a woman floating with an unbrella.
is there any reason behind you wanting it, other than it just being rad?  hah.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Craftinator on May 02, 2007 08:59:16 AM
Hey

L

I think I Love You too.....


*giggle*


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on May 03, 2007 02:30:50 PM
I want a stencil like picture of Mary Poppins with her umbrella on my inner wrist.

this is a really cute idea.  i've actually seen images like this before.  maybe not mary poppins, but a silhouette of a woman floating with an unbrella.
is there any reason behind you wanting it, other than it just being rad?  hah.


I want it cos its Mary Poppins & everyone loves her & shes kind, generous & polite...which is basically the antithesis of me.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on May 05, 2007 12:25:28 PM
i want to start a half sleeve in july, but i wondered if anyone knew of any sites with some good half sleeve photos and designs. mainly so i can show my tattooist the kind of thing im going for!
thankies x


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on May 05, 2007 01:21:22 PM
http://tattoojoy.com/tattoo_gallery/search,half+sleeve,1.htm (http://tattoojoy.com/tattoo_gallery/search,half+sleeve,1.htm)

http://www.tattooartists.org/Gct38_Tattoo_Sleeves.asp (http://www.tattooartists.org/Gct38_Tattoo_Sleeves.asp)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 08, 2007 09:00:25 AM
http://www.bmeink.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on May 08, 2007 09:39:02 AM
thank you!
i have a few designs im trying to layout in a good position now! i really cant wait!!! eek!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: keaskrii on May 08, 2007 09:06:42 PM
Found this peacock feather image just through a google search


I've always wanted a tattoo that has some music aspect to it so I personalised the image a bit by incorporating two bass clefs.
So here it is, my question to you guys!
To you think the bass clefs should be a little more defined as in picture one below, or more subtle like picture two?





I apologise for my dodgy drawing skills! And any other suggestions would be welcome!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bushbaby on May 09, 2007 12:01:34 AM
I've always wanted a tattoo that has some music aspect to it so I personalised the image a bit by incorporating two bass clefs.
So here it is, my question to you guys!
To you think the bass clefs should be a little more defined as in picture one below, or more subtle like picture two?

I apologise for my dodgy drawing skills! And any other suggestions would be welcome!

Hey, Hope you dont mind but I had a play around with your idea and came up with this for you -
you may love it, you may hate it - but hey, it filled 10mins of my day today.  ;D

I like your general idea though  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mmcheezesandwich on May 09, 2007 07:13:08 AM
I've always wanted a tattoo that has some music aspect to it so I personalised the image a bit by incorporating two bass clefs.
So here it is, my question to you guys!
To you think the bass clefs should be a little more defined as in picture one below, or more subtle like picture two?

I apologise for my dodgy drawing skills! And any other suggestions would be welcome!

Hey, Hope you dont mind but I had a play around with your idea and came up with this for you -
you may love it, you may hate it - but hey, it filled 10mins of my day today.  ;D

I like your general idea though  :D
Ok, I am not at all great at this whole drawing thing, but being a somewhat musical person as well I was wondering if the only musical reference you wanted in it would be a bass clef so i came up with this:

(we can pretend a three year old drew it... and if you like the details on it i would suggest finding someone on here lik bush baby to do it over :P)  But basically I changed the circle center to have a fermata and made the straight line running down the center into a treble clef.  I colored it so you could see exactally what i did cause in black and white it looked like a 4 month olds interpretation of a donkey :P


ed by batgirl to remove image in quote


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: savvymercury on May 09, 2007 11:36:33 AM
maybe someone could help me.  i really really want to get nightingales tattooed on either side of my hips.  i have this terrible fear that they'll end up loo king like cartooney swallows (not that i'm against swallows, they're just not what i want).  i want them to be recognizable as nightingales, but i don't want them to look completely real, a bit stylized would be nice.  i just want them to be nightingales and not swallowey looking.  :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on May 10, 2007 12:57:59 PM
i got sparrows tattooed, and i was very clear i wanted sparrows, i wanted them to look realistic, but not life like...hard to explain. but my tattooist got it right away! I would talk to your tattooist and work with them to come up with an image. maybe take in reference pics for them :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on May 10, 2007 02:41:06 PM
hi i posted a while ago about designing a tattoo which is mainly a compass rose, i still havent found the perfect compass references tho does anyone know sites where i could get good pictures/drawings of a compass? the style im looking for is nautical / fantasy style etc like on old maps but i cant find the right thing  :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mmcheezesandwich on May 11, 2007 04:53:48 AM
hi i posted a while ago about designing a tattoo which is mainly a compass rose, i still havent found the perfect compass references tho does anyone know sites where i could get good pictures/drawings of a compass? the style im looking for is nautical / fantasy style etc like on old maps but i cant find the right thing  :-\
something like this?
http://www.dracolair.com/images/compassrose_complete.jpg
or this?
http://www.canterburypewter.com/compassrose/6%20Compass%20Rose%20Necklaces.jpg
I thought this was pretty
http://www.coastandcottage.com/pimages/Prod_343_99.jpg
and this one is too much for me but I thought it was a pretty design.  to ME didn't seem like what you were asking for but i figured i'd check.  Tell me if any are close to what you're looking for (and which is the closest cause i'll keep looking around)
http://images.inmagine.com/168nwm/corbis/crb175/crb175006.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on May 11, 2007 11:03:54 AM
wow they are great!! thank you soooo much!! yes its what im looking for thank you thank you than you, lol, where did you find them? i can never see any good ones on google images or wherever! i like them all but i lke the first one especially! do you know who it is by?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mmcheezesandwich on May 11, 2007 06:38:58 PM
wow they are great!! thank you soooo much!! yes its what im looking for thank you thank you than you, lol, where did you find them? i can never see any good ones on google images or wherever! i like them all but i lke the first one especially! do you know who it is by?

No problem!  Glad to help  :D Honestly I could not tell you how I found them, I just have become pretty good and figureing out which obscure words to type in a search and find the exact thing i'm looking for (even when i find it hard to describe) so when i read what you wrote I thought I knew what you were talking about so I figured I'd give it a shot!  Actually the first one (which was my favorite too--so good choice :P) was a sampler I think.  all of the links are directly sourced from the website I got them from so if you right click and click properties it will bring you to the site (you just have to erase the image name) but in case you dont know how to do that the site for the first one is:
http://dracolair.com/compassrose.html (http://dracolair.com/compassrose.html)
Tell me if you need any of the others.  And DEFF tell me if you do indeed end up getting what you want!! I'd love to see whatever the finished project is!!!!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: keaskrii on May 12, 2007 08:25:40 AM
Thanks all for your help!
Don't plan on getting the tatt done for a few months. Going to wait til I return back home to Perth.
Will post up once its done!
Exciting!  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on May 12, 2007 10:36:28 AM
I was planning on getting my first tattoo today, however finances have put a stop to that and I now have to wait until August. I'm going to get a tree growing out of an open book, my sister was going to draw it for me but then decided she couldn't, so now I guess I'll get the tattoo artist to design it is as well.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on May 12, 2007 02:39:23 PM
I'm thinking of getting a lipstick mark tattooed somewhere on my body. Anyone have anything like this done?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: erilii on May 13, 2007 05:13:31 AM
I'm getting my first tattoo on tuesday, and i'm slightly nervous!
mainly because i'm afraid of what my mum will say once she eventually finds out (despite the fact im married, well into legal adulthood and haven't lived at home for years!). ahh, she's going to be cranky. hopefully she'll still love me though!

anyway, i gave my tattoo artist this sketch;


and he drew me a great tattoo, with the needle tip pointing into the sun surrounded by clouds. i'm the worlds worst describer of everything, but i assure you its pretty cool (the receptionist at the studio and my husband agree!). its going to be super colourful, and hopefully, all awesome. and it will also be on my back.
im never going to be able to swim in front of my mother again!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on May 13, 2007 08:34:20 AM
wow they are great!! thank you soooo much!! yes its what im looking for thank you thank you than you, lol, where did you find them? i can never see any good ones on google images or wherever! i like them all but i lke the first one especially! do you know who it is by?

No problem!  Glad to help  :D Honestly I could not tell you how I found them, I just have become pretty good and figureing out which obscure words to type in a search and find the exact thing i'm looking for (even when i find it hard to describe) so when i read what you wrote I thought I knew what you were talking about so I figured I'd give it a shot!  Actually the first one (which was my favorite too--so good choice :P) was a sampler I think.  all of the links are directly sourced from the website I got them from so if you right click and click properties it will bring you to the site (you just have to erase the image name) but in case you dont know how to do that the site for the first one is:
http://dracolair.com/compassrose.html (http://dracolair.com/compassrose.html)
Tell me if you need any of the others.  And DEFF tell me if you do indeed end up getting what you want!! I'd love to see whatever the finished project is!!!!!

thank you very much! :D im drawing up my own design, but that first pic gave me some good ideas, once i finish drawing it (if i ever do) i will post it here and if i ever get the money .. and the courage (im scared of getting something permanent on my body even though ive wanted this for years! .. im commitment phobic!!) to get it tattoed ill post it on the tattoo thread  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on May 14, 2007 03:43:18 PM
what do you guys think?


in honor of my constant bad luck with injuries
I spent friday night in the ER having a 1-inch X-acto blade extracted from my toe (stupid stenciling, who knew it could be dangerous!)   


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: AredRouletteKiss on May 14, 2007 08:58:33 PM
I think I might like butterfly girl maybe on my lower stomach next to my hipbone or on a shoulder...I'm not sure though.


It would be my first tattoo....I think I might like a Victorian Era inspired anchor design with hearts on my bum....I think I would always have a secret little Mona Lisa smile with the knowledge of my secret tattoo. I'm still trying to sketch out a design of an anchor I'm pleased with though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 15, 2007 05:18:26 AM
i've always loved that image, aredroulettekiss.

it's actually my myspace background... I've seen it tattooed as well, and it translates fairly well onto skin.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: AredRouletteKiss on May 15, 2007 07:00:22 AM
I'm glad someone did it first to know it transfers well...Do you know what colors they used?  I'm not sure if I want to use the same colors? I almost like a blue green pallet more...or at least for the butterflies.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: s_looten on May 15, 2007 07:53:06 AM
AredRouletteKiss, that is one of my favorite images ever. I bought the Threadless T-shirt, but I really want a full size wall mural.

It would make a great tatto! (I'm just too scared to get one)

If you get it, make sure to show us! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 15, 2007 08:34:06 AM
well, I was pretty sure that I had seen that on Modblog, so I spent the past half hour or so scouring the 73 pages under the "tattoo" subsection of the posts....seems that I couldn't find it. :( But, I do look at a lot of body mod sites, so in reality it could have been anywhere. Or a click-through link from modblog (which I don't have time for right now, as I'm at work)

Anyways, the wearer had done the entire piece in black. Just solid black. It looked awesome. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: s_looten on May 15, 2007 10:49:46 AM
AredRouletteKiss: Found examples!

This is the original artist's web site and he has tattoo examples. They look pretty rad.

http://www.gutterpark.com/gptats.html


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 15, 2007 01:11:02 PM
It was on BME!!

on that web page, the middle row, first image on your left, tagged BME; and last row, second image from the left, tagged BME

I feel a slight sense of relief that I'm not losing my mind now, thanks s_looten! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on May 15, 2007 01:56:20 PM
shamelesslyahippie - i LOVE that idea. it's awesome. and such a cool drawing. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: shamelesslyahippie on May 15, 2007 03:51:28 PM
thank you so much!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: punkrockmom on May 17, 2007 05:05:32 AM
i hope this is the right place for this.
i have an appt to get a nautical star tomorrow on my left forearm just below the elbow crease.  nothing too big, smaller then a silver dollar,  in red & black.  i have two relatively big tattoos on my back.  but oh my goodness im so nervous about the placement!  on one hand i like it, part of me even likes the idea that i'll have to deal with people seeing it.  but then again i dont know:O   no one has ever "bothered" me about my back tats, so why would it be different with one on my arm? any comments?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jesseeyore on May 17, 2007 05:41:32 AM
i hope this is the right place for this.
i have an appt to get a nautical star tomorrow on my left forearm just below the elbow crease.  nothing too big, smaller then a silver dollar,  in red & black.  i have two relatively big tattoos on my back.  but oh my goodness im so nervous about the placement!  on one hand i like it, part of me even likes the idea that i'll have to deal with people seeing it.  but then again i dont know:O   no one has ever "bothered" me about my back tats, so why would it be different with one on my arm? any comments?

I had the same argument with myself over an arm tattoo I wanted to get. I have several on my back but as you know, back tattoos are easily hidden. What I ended up doing was getting my arm tattoo above the elbow, so that if I wear a scrub top (I work at a doctor's office) than it doesn't show at all.  But when I'm off work I can show it off as much as I want (or don't want). I have a pic somewhere if you're curious as to the placement.
I do like that people see it though, I feel like tattoos are my personal choice, so if someone doesn't like it they can look away.
Either way, I hope you make a decision that YOU are comfortable with. Good luck! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kaleesi on May 17, 2007 05:48:50 AM
i hope this is the right place for this.
i have an appt to get a nautical star tomorrow on my left forearm just below the elbow crease.  nothing too big, smaller then a silver dollar,  in red & black.  i have two relatively big tattoos on my back.  but oh my goodness im so nervous about the placement!  on one hand i like it, part of me even likes the idea that i'll have to deal with people seeing it.  but then again i dont know:O   no one has ever "bothered" me about my back tats, so why would it be different with one on my arm? any comments?
If you are nervous about the placement maybe you should postpone your appointment - you can ALWAYS get it later, but once you have it you can't get rid of it.  Maybe get a fake tattoo exactly where you want it and wear it a few days and see what you think?
Just my 2 cents worth.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kinkyknit on May 17, 2007 06:20:10 AM
The only thing I have noticed that's different now I have a visible tattoo (which is on my chest), is that people in shops seem to think I can't afford stuff now. So many times recently, shop assistants will (unprompted) start offering me less expensive alternatives to whatever it is I'm looking at. It's been happening a lot, and the tattoo is the only thing I think of that  has changed about me.

Oh well. I wonder what will they will think when I get my 3/4 sleeve?

Fortunately, I don't give two hoots.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 17, 2007 06:20:54 AM
I've been thinking a lot about the "on the arm" thing lately...I want to get my first tattoo and I want it to be small, but bold so that it'll still have some definition and won't get blobby once I'm old and wrinkly (mm, sexy). What I really want to get, that I know I won't regret, is the feminist symbol of a female gender sign with a fist in the circle:


Where I'd really like to get it is on the underside of my wrist...I figure that it's out there enough for people to see it and I can wear it with pride, but if I ever get a job that's restrictive about tattoos I can wear some bangles or a fancy cuff to cover it. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on May 17, 2007 06:28:20 AM
its a nice idea but i know a few women who got these and ended up covering it up as many people assumed they were lesbians, and they ended up disliking the design


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on May 17, 2007 07:00:53 AM
A few people have already assumed that about me because quite a few of my closest friends are lesbians, or at least hardcore riot grrls.

It doesn't much bother me...If they assume I'm a lesbian because I'm proud of being a woman I guess I'll have to assume that they're stupid... ::)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Mojo on May 17, 2007 07:04:42 AM
It doesn't much bother me...If they assume I'm a lesbian because I'm proud of being a woman I guess I'll have to assume that they're stupid... ::)

Absolutely!



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on May 17, 2007 09:26:53 AM
punkrockmom - i just got one on my arm right below the bend in my elbow, and i love it. i only got it a week ago, so not many people have seen it. my parents hate it, but i don't care. i have 2 others on my back as well, so i know how you feel about that.

a close friend of mine also has one on her arm of 3 orchids. its really beautiful and she gets nothing but praise about it. she doesn't regret it one bit cause it means so much to her. so i think if it means a lot to you, get it! don't waste your life thinking 'what if i don't want it' or 'what if i get a job that doesn't allow it' cause then you won't do anything in life :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: punkrockmom on May 17, 2007 02:35:43 PM
i asked my 6 yr old son and he said below the elbow so people can see it :)
ok now im sure im straying from the topic so if this gets pulled i understand,  but do you ever want to be the person with the tattoo?  maybe grow into it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on May 18, 2007 03:25:02 PM
The only thing I have noticed that's different now I have a visible tattoo (which is on my chest), is that people in shops seem to think I can't afford stuff now. So many times recently, shop assistants will (unprompted) start offering me less expensive alternatives to whatever it is I'm looking at. It's been happening a lot, and the tattoo is the only thing I think of that  has changed about me.

Oh well. I wonder what will they will think when I get my 3/4 sleeve?

Fortunately, I don't give two hoots.  :)

you know that's funny, because if you have enough money to pay for (nice, which I'm sure your's is) tattoos, you'd think you'd have enough to pay for clothes. apparently the shop assistants aren't very good at logic :P

how_germnan...I like that tattoo idea. and good on you for not being scared off by people thinking you're a lesbian...maybe you'll show them that not ALL feminists are! and someone can finally get that through their heads. (sorry, pet peeve of mine)

punkrockmom, good luck with whatever you decide. My next one might be a quarter sleeve (? what my tattoo artist friend called it, from on top of the shoulder to about 4-5 inches down)...but I keep going back and forth on the placement too. I know it would piss my parents off, and it's so much more 'out there' than my hip one...but then, I love my hip one and show it off every chance I get. and I think my planned one would probably be relatively easy to hide with a t-shirt. but I'm nervous about it nonetheless and I probably won't even get it until July!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: disquieting on May 23, 2007 07:33:13 AM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on May 23, 2007 07:42:11 AM
i thought you people might wanna know about my design a tat competition...with prizes..oh yes...
check out my signature


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Morning Star on May 23, 2007 01:36:50 PM
disquieting, that sounds like such a great idea! i love the marilyn idea. make sure you post pictures when you get it!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cornie on May 24, 2007 10:17:12 PM
im into pomegranates (as a sybol of rebirth.  less cliche than the pheonix [although i loooove pheonixes!!])... i was planning on getting some work done last sept. for my 30th birthday to commemorate surviving a horrible experience, and then life got wacky.

long story short: im still planning on having the work done, but now my design plans have changed. same theme, different artwork.  im going between these two:

 pom 1  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornie/287808973/)
 close-up  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornie/513071363/)
 pom 2, ignore the fugly bird  (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/513071367_6bc272f817_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 25, 2007 10:51:37 AM
Both are pretty.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mgsakid on June 01, 2007 10:31:03 AM
This is my soon to be next tattoo...I draw my tattoos on first and wear them for about 2 weeks to a month to make sure I want them


It's the Goddess


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on June 01, 2007 01:34:00 PM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)

i like the idea but *damn* thats alot of words in the quote...good luck


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: disquieting on June 04, 2007 06:36:00 AM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)

i like the idea but *damn* thats alot of words in the quote...good luck

eh, i have song lyrics wrapped around my ankles so im used to it :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on June 04, 2007 12:35:13 PM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)

I painted a purse with the two of them on it.  Ha funny its the same angel/devil concept.  I think you can work the first qoute maybe if you cut it in half like half at the top and half at the bottom.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: razorsharp on June 11, 2007 12:36:27 AM
anyone else have one?

I have several other tattoos already, but today I got my first knitting tattoo.



It's a crappy camera phone pic because I'm visiting family back home (Alaska) and my camera cable is at my actual home (Las Vegas) so my phone had to do for now. It's on my left fore arm just below the elbow joint. The angle is awful because I was taking the picture myself. But basically, it's a pink ball of yarn, needles with skulls on the top and some teal colored spots around to make it pop off the skin a bit. It's eventually going to get worked into a larger peice.

But I'm just so freaking excited about it, and I wanted to see other peoples knitting tattoos! So, show 'em please!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: redheadskydiver on June 11, 2007 07:32:52 AM
Here's mine.



Christina


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: annamal on June 11, 2007 10:24:46 AM
i love them both!  I have 2 sewing tattoos thus far (thread and scissors) but no knitting related ones quite yet... It's on my list of things to do once I save up some money. 
Hey I'm from Alaska, too! 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: razorsharp on June 11, 2007 01:00:42 PM
Wow! That is awesome! I'm eventually going to work some forget-me-not flowers in around mine (they're alaskas state flower) but i love the wings around yours too.

annamal: where from in Ak? and show the sewing ones anyways! i  love craft related art, i think its great when people step outside the butterflies, banners and nautical stars tats (though I have all three other places on me.)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: clumsygirl on June 11, 2007 01:06:31 PM
There was a gent whom I knitted with a few times in the past, who had a big tat on his chest consisting of a skull with two crossed needles under it, and a banner that said, "Born to Knit." A nice combination of Pirates and Bikers, a la knit-tasticness.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: punk is the new blog. on June 11, 2007 01:42:43 PM
that's pretty badass- i love it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ehmalee on June 11, 2007 10:14:32 PM
Love the Marilyn Monroe quote.. :D

For my high school graduation present, I have a new plan to do two Japanese style tattoos on my feet. On one, I'll have a picture of a mountain range for my family that lives in the Smoky mountains and on the other, I'll have a beach scene because I was raised in Florida.

I don't know how bad it'll hurt and I'll play around with the idea for awhile. :-\ I don't' want to get it anywhere that'll look bad in a couple years.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on June 12, 2007 06:41:43 AM
thats a beautiful idea ehmalee


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on June 12, 2007 06:43:42 AM
I have a foot tattoo and it hurt ALOT but I love it. They do tend to fade more as well, so keep that in mind.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: white trash hero on June 12, 2007 06:45:28 AM
i really want a tattoo on my foot, would moisturising frequently and sun tan lotion help with keeping the colours strong?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on June 12, 2007 06:55:17 AM
Yes. I do both of those and put 50 spf clear spray sunscreen on it every day. More sun exposure and shoe friction are responsible for the fading, and the skin is thinner on your foot. I love foot tattoos though! My first one I got about 15-16 years ago and it faded and blurred a lot. I got it from a friend who was apprenticing and it went right between my toes. I now know that no responsible artist will go that low on the foot, and when I had it added/retouched last year she wouldn't touch that part, and even mentioned that some of what she did was way lower than she's normally go, but was only doing it because I was already tattooed there. Nevertheless, I love my tattoo. But it really hurt! It's my only one so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I was sweating buckets and white-knuckle clutching the table. It was worth it, but some things to consider!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: alteredmommy on June 12, 2007 07:00:25 AM
I got a tattoo on the top of my foot last year, with regular moisturizing it hasn't faded much.  I didn't think it hurt any more than my other tattoos (arm and ankle).  Its my favorite and I think I'll get one on the other foot now  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on June 12, 2007 07:26:40 AM
My first didn't fade for a few years, but over time (15 years) it faded and blurred a lot. The cover up is now a year old and still looks great, and I am taking VERY good care of it. I love mine too.  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on June 12, 2007 12:20:31 PM
My only ones are on my feet too.  I got em done at the same time & the actual tattoo wasn't the worst part, the 6 days of swollen feet was.  I didn't even want to get outta bed it hurt so bad to walk, but I had to go to school.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nat12 on June 12, 2007 09:34:54 PM
Hi all! I've spent the last week (on & off) checking through all of the ideas and completed tattoos threads and theres some great ones! I've got 2 tatts already and am trying to draw up my next, but I'm a bit stumped.  I want a chain/row of frangipani's (plumeria) from just under my ankle bone running across and down my foot.  I know that I want 5 or 6, gradually getting smaller and I want a 'background' of some sort so it doesnt just look like flowers plonked on my foot!
I dont suppose anyone could have a bash at drawing something up for me?? 
I've thought of those 'air swirls' as I call them (some on page 34? of the completed tat thread) but a bit more delicate? Maybe no background as such, just a little shadowing? Other than that, I'm not real sure, it doesn't need to 'cover' the background, just sort of integrate the design a bit.  I seem to confuse myself more each time I try to explain what I think I want, and I cant draw for poop to show it either!

TIA for any help!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on June 13, 2007 06:46:55 AM
That sounds really pretty! Mine is similar I guess, except it's a large peony on my foot with smaller cherry blossomme scrolling over my ankle and a tiny bird. No background, but it's pretty intricate with vines and leaves as part of it is a cover.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nat12 on June 14, 2007 06:10:20 PM
that sounds nice batgirl, I think I'll hassle the hubby to see if he can come up with something, if not, I'll need to actually choose an artist to talk through the design with!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on June 14, 2007 09:35:10 PM
I have two questions for y'all:

I'm going to be getting my second tattoo soon, and I can't decide if I want to do my quartersleeve(top of the shoulder to about 4-5 inches down) design I have, or my diy or die design. Mostly it's because I'm slightly nervous about getting a second tattoo and having it be as visible as a quarter sleeve, but it bothers me that I'm so nervous (of course, I was nervous before my first one too, for like a month straight, but I can't remember exactly HOW nervous haha) because it makes me second-guess myself. It's really irritating. Were you guys nervous before you got visible tattoos?

also. I don't know if any of you are into Egyptian mythology, but mine is going to have a Set theme. (my first one was Isis) I have the general idea - mostly gray tones with some red hieroglyphs in the clouds, storm clouds over a desert horizon, lightning striking, with pyramids just barely visible over the horizon. Can you guys think of anything else that has to do with Set to add? It seems a little plain to me (and no, I'm not going to get it done until I'm 110% sure of course) but since he IS god of the desert after all, maybe a barren tattoo would suit him. I don't know, I'm kind of torn!

Thanks for any help!

(btw, I love the drawn on goddess tattoo posted earlier!!! awesome spot!)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nat12 on June 24, 2007 07:01:20 PM
I googled some stuff on Set, and copied this stuff from the site I found (can't remember which now - google egyptian mythology set)
Also, he started as the god of the desert, but later was called the god of evil - check out wikipedia for more info on that.

"Set formed part of the Ennead of Heliopolis, as a son of the earth (Geb) and sky (Nuit), husband to the fertile land around the Nile (Nephthys), and brother to death (Ausare/Osiris), and life (Isis). Since he represented the desert, he was generally considered infertile, and so, since the early Egyptians had very little in the way of taboos regarding sexuality, Set was usually identified as being homosexual; indeed, he later gained a same-sex partner in the form of the Libyan god Ash. It was said that Set's favourite food was lettuce, as Egyptian lettuce is long, firm, and releases a milky substance when rubbed, an innuendo clearly referring to the phallus."

"Set's attributes as desert god lead to him also being associated with gazelles, and donkeys"

"In art, Set was mostly depicted as a mysterious and unknown creature, referred to by Egyptologists as the Set animal or Typhonic beast, with a curved snout, square ears, forked tail, and canine body, or sometimes as a human with only the head of the Set animal."

Hope thats of some help.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cadillac.tramp on June 25, 2007 12:22:49 AM
i really want a tattoo on my foot, would moisturising frequently and sun tan lotion help with keeping the colours strong?

Just DON'T use the SPF lotion on a fresh tattoo!! Your tattoo could have a reaction to the SPF and get red and irritated..which can make your tattoo look like crap when it heals.  Just take care of it like any other tattoo, try not to let your foot wear rub on it while it heals, and DON'T wear socks while the tattoo is really fresh and not scabbed, unless you want it to scab to the sock.
After it scabs and peels, you can use a high SPF lotion on it.  Sun rays seriously fade out tattoos, so make sure you re-apply as often as the SPF product you use says you should.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cadillac.tramp on June 25, 2007 12:29:01 AM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)

I like that idea ^_^ Be fore warned that rib cage tattoos (which I'm assuming you mean by left torso) are insanely painful.  I've yet to find anyone that has one that said it was easy to sit through.  Remember sessions.  They kind of suck, especially when you really want to just have the piece done, but if it's something big and detailed, it's the way to go.  Good luck :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on June 25, 2007 08:57:28 AM



Do any of you have tattoos that you got because of friends, or with friends, or to represent any of your friends? I've been thinking about getting a tattoo to represent two of my friends that I've had since kindergarten, and I've yet to ask them if they wanted to get them too.. I was wondering if I should, since I've yet to figure out what I want the tattoo to be of.




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on June 25, 2007 12:36:36 PM



Do any of you have tattoos that you got because of friends, or with friends, or to represent any of your friends? I've been thinking about getting a tattoo to represent two of my friends that I've had since kindergarten, and I've yet to ask them if they wanted to get them too.. I was wondering if I should, since I've yet to figure out what I want the tattoo to be of.



i got matching forearm tatts with my bff years ago...

one side is represents friendship and the other loyalty
go for it but just make sure they are true friends


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: disquieting on June 25, 2007 01:20:25 PM



Do any of you have tattoos that you got because of friends, or with friends, or to represent any of your friends? I've been thinking about getting a tattoo to represent two of my friends that I've had since kindergarten, and I've yet to ask them if they wanted to get them too.. I was wondering if I should, since I've yet to figure out what I want the tattoo to be of.




my BFF and I have matching heart tat's on our ankles. I actually found the preliminary design on a temporary tattoo website then took it to our tattoo artist and had him "work his magic" to alter it to our liking. it turned out really well and now we're permanently marked together!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on June 25, 2007 02:01:05 PM
Do any of you have tattoos that you got because of friends, or with friends, or to represent any of your friends? I've been thinking about getting a tattoo to represent two of my friends that I've had since kindergarten, and I've yet to ask them if they wanted to get them too.. I was wondering if I should, since I've yet to figure out what I want the tattoo to be of.

My friend and I got matching tattoos on our necks.

I was visiting her at Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico and was scheduled to fly home September 11.  We were awoken by the alerts & people coming in the room when the base went on lockdown (I was staying in her barracks with her on base) that morning.  Obviously, it was a pretty crazy time for a military base.  I had just been in NYC at the World Trade Center a few weeks prior on business.

We decided to get a tattoo to remind us of our friendship, to cherish our time together and to count our blessings.  We've been friends since we were 13 and actually got our first tattoos together at 18.  We were in our early 20s when we got this matching tattoo.

She knew she wanted something with a flower and I wanted something on my neck, so I drew it up right before we got it.  It's just a small rose with some designs around it that matched well with some other pieces we both have.


My fiance has an armpiece that he & our best man got together years ago, too.  Sweet... :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TreeTree on June 25, 2007 05:09:03 PM
For awhile now I've always thought when I saw my friends get tatoos, "That's nice, but I have no clue what I'd want."  I have no aversion to tats but I couldn't think of anything I'd want.  Finally a month ago it hit me and now I can't get it out of my head.  I need to get a cross section of a chambered nautilus:



or



Not sure if I want to do the brown tones or the blue shiny look.  Maybe even just a black ink drawing.  I've been fascinated by the nautilus for awhile now.  I love the symbolism, once a nautilus grows into it's next chamber the previous one is sealed off.  There's no looking back.  Also there's something about it following the fibonaci sequence.  I think I want it on either my left shoulder or in between my shoulder blades.  Any thoughts or suggestions?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jan_on_ice on June 25, 2007 07:20:22 PM
I love the symbolism, once a nautilus grows into it's next chamber the previous one is sealed off.  There's no looking back. 

I think that's wonderful symbolism - something we should all learn to do!  It will make a gorgeous tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: disquieting on June 25, 2007 07:51:04 PM
I decided that for my college graduation gift to myself im going to get Marilyn Monroe on the left side of my torso with the quote "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I get to be a woman in it."

Granted, I know some women that would see that as offensive, but its empowering to me :)

eventually I want to get bettie page on the right side with "I was never the girl next door", sort of a angel/devil thing (and Im left-handed so I figured might as well switch the usual sides!)

I like that idea ^_^ Be fore warned that rib cage tattoos (which I'm assuming you mean by left torso) are insanely painful.  I've yet to find anyone that has one that said it was easy to sit through.  Remember sessions.  They kind of suck, especially when you really want to just have the piece done, but if it's something big and detailed, it's the way to go.  Good luck :)

ive been hearing this a lot and its making me nervous...but I think I'll look at it like I always do when it comes to tattoos: its like a rollercoaster, millions of people do it everyday and theyre fine.

heres hoping....


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on June 26, 2007 09:58:51 AM
TreeTree - just be forwarned, there are several instances of that shell looking rather, um...penile? when inked...I love the nautilus shell, and it's a beautiful tattoo when done correctly, just make sure you check out the stencil VERY carefully before having it done...



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on June 26, 2007 10:03:03 AM
I love the concept and imagery of the nautilus tattoo, but I've only ever seen a few that I thought were gorgeous pieces once they were inked.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on June 27, 2007 11:34:58 PM
me and my best friend since 6th grade (er, we're gonna be sophmores in college this up coming school year) are thinking of getting matching or similar friend tattoos.  i'm finding it hard to find something that's a good symbol of our friendship though.   ???   :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lexer on June 28, 2007 10:27:02 AM
im into pomegranates (as a sybol of rebirth.  less cliche than the pheonix [although i loooove pheonixes!!])... i was planning on getting some work done last sept. for my 30th birthday to commemorate surviving a horrible experience, and then life got wacky.

long story short: im still planning on having the work done, but now my design plans have changed. same theme, different artwork.  im going between these two:

 pom 1  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornie/287808973/)
 close-up  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornie/513071363/)
 pom 2, ignore the fugly bird  (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/513071367_6bc272f817_o.jpg)

I LOVE the first one. I think the graphic quality would hold up better as a tattoo, and gives you some beautiful color options


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on June 28, 2007 12:18:58 PM
i also think this will make a great tatoo. i can imagine it just perfect between someones shoulderblades in shades of brown. i hope you post a pic when you get it done somewhen. i'd love to see it done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on July 01, 2007 11:24:40 AM
My sister and I want to get tattoos that are matching and maybe symbolize being sisters, but we can't seem to figure out what we should get.. and I was wondering if any of you knew of any symbols or anything that would make sense to get? Maybe celtic ones? I'm not picky and I plan on personalizing it a bit more if I find something I like.


And do any of you have tattoos of an owl? I am in love with owls, especially cartoony looking ones with big cute eyes. Lol. I can never find one I really like... and I'm not the best at drawing when I don't have a picture to look off of for reference.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cadillac.tramp on July 01, 2007 11:38:34 AM
I have a few cute owls...though they're somewhere in transit (moving) at the moment, but PM me if you're willing to wait a while for a personalized owlie design. 
As for sisters...think of something that has a special meaning for just you two.  My best friend/adopted sister and I are getting matching Texas tattoos (we're both Texas girls) of yellow roses and not sure what else yet.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nigilistka on July 02, 2007 09:50:04 AM
I hope this is an appropriate place to ask (I'm new) - does anyone have the classic Man Ray cello tattoo? I have been in love with it since I discovered dada/surrealism years ago and I am finally in the legal position to get it. I am curious to see how it looks on people who aren't Kiki and I am concerned about how painful it would be to fill in. I also have a bit of scoliosis so I am undecided.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on July 02, 2007 01:29:08 PM
I hope this is an appropriate place to ask (I'm new) - does anyone have the classic Man Ray cello tattoo? I have been in love with it since I discovered dada/surrealism years ago and I am finally in the legal position to get it. I am curious to see how it looks on people who aren't Kiki and I am concerned about how painful it would be to fill in. I also have a bit of scoliosis so I am undecided.

ive seen some similar tattoos on this thread and elsewhere, i love surrealism  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 02, 2007 01:37:36 PM
Yeah, somone on here had it done and I've seen a girl that had them done on the front of her hips and up her ribs and it looked nice.  I really love the cutouts as tattoos, my boy wants him on either side of his neck.   ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on July 02, 2007 04:21:17 PM
I have so many ideas i've been kicking around in my head that i don't know if i'll be able to decide! i love the cello idea, as well as the birds posted before (i have a weird fascination w/birds). speaking of birds.... i had an idea for a tattoo of a dove flying w/an olive branch in its mouth. both are symbols of peace and i believe there's a reference to them in the bible somewhere. unfortunately, i can't find any good photos of an olive branch or of a tat with both the dove & branch together. also, i hear that white doesn't stand up well, especially on pale skin (and I am extremely pale). i would rather go for a tattoo w/color, so i'm a little hesitant. any ideas?

also, my older sister has two swallows flying towards each other on her chest. has anyone found any really amazing updated versions of the traditional swallow? i love the older looking ones, but i'm interested to see what kind of stuff people have come up with to make it abit more modern.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Snyderwagon on July 02, 2007 06:00:56 PM
A fish would be pretty!


If you have the kind of camera with a detatchable lens, get a polarizing filter (pretty cheap ... $10?) and you will be able to see things underwater.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 02, 2007 11:36:52 PM
has anyone found any really amazing updated versions of the traditional swallow? i love the older looking ones, but i'm interested to see what kind of stuff people have come up with to make it abit more modern.

Go to BMEzine.com and click on tattoos and search sparrow & change the drop down thing to Old school (and old).  There are tons of sparrows.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nat12 on July 03, 2007 09:18:40 PM
Quote
And do any of you have tattoos of an owl? I am in love with owls, especially cartoony looking ones with big cute eyes. Lol. I can never find one I really like... and I'm not the best at drawing when I don't have a picture to look off of for reference.

MDodson, if you head to Tattoo Community, in the latest flash category, theres an owl on page 6, by 'sxtxix'. Its a start... ???


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheDandySpoon on July 04, 2007 11:14:48 AM
i think my next one may be this van gogh painting (reworked of course, to be tattoo friendly) i'm thinking on one of my sides, over my ribs? i'm going to consider this one for awhile and carefully though...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 05, 2007 07:46:46 AM
My sister and I want to get tattoos that are matching and maybe symbolize being sisters, but we can't seem to figure out what we should get.. and I was wondering if any of you knew of any symbols or anything that would make sense to get? Maybe celtic ones? I'm not picky and I plan on personalizing it a bit more if I find something I like.


A great celtic image is a claddagh.
http://www.senecaceramics.com/claddagh%20coaster%202.jpg
It has many meanings: friendship, family, betrothed, marriage, depending on the hand on which it is worn, and the direction it is pointing. I myself am getting a claddagh chestpiece, but with the heart being less "traditional" - a human heart. I want to get that part scarred and tattoo the rest of it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 05, 2007 03:28:48 PM
i think my next one may be this van gogh painting (reworked of course, to be tattoo friendly) i'm thinking on one of my sides, over my ribs? i'm going to consider this one for awhile and carefully though...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/TheDandySpoon/vangogh.jpg

Two of my friends got Hatchetmen (Icp, lame) but on the inside they had the swirls of the sky from Starry Night put in.  It's prob the classiest ICP tattoo ever and even though I dont like ICP I love their tattoos for that.

And I think that idea would be beautiful.  It would show growth, beauty, and class.   ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on July 06, 2007 03:55:35 PM
ok, I have a challenge for y'all: me and two of my friends would like to get semi-matching tattoos. but not in a corny way. We're thinking of a very simple design that can be modified by each of us, to match our personalities. Something that symbolises friendship. Any ideas? I'm not coming up with a whole lot. THANKS SO MUCH! (oh, and we need these ASAP because one of us is going back to TN after this weekend)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: L on July 07, 2007 12:05:19 PM
yah!! 7/7/7 is here and i just got home from gettin my tatt.

i didnt go with 3 sevens i went a different route. Ill have to take some pics and post soon.
I found a passage in the bible psalms 18 and used a line part from there.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Amy_UK on July 08, 2007 02:45:26 PM
Taking inspiration from this thread, I decided to grab myself a permanent marker and took aim!

 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyedinthewool/753191909/)

I'm testing the placement of a potential tattoo on the inside of my left forearm.
It's in memory of my grandfather who died suddenly in 2003 and it's of the constellation Leo.  We always talked about the stars and about life of other planets, and this (his star sign) is the most appropriate testament I can think of
The small brown dot is a beauty spot incorporated into the design.  Oh, and I'm not really that pale!

My mum's only request (having prepared her for the fact I like tattoos for the past 10 years or so) is that I make it smaller.  I was just copying off my computer screen, so it was a rough translation!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 08, 2007 05:09:18 PM
I like the Leo idea, but I think if you had it done like that its not gonna be taken as leo.  Maybe you could connect them with a very thin line or have an interpretation of the constellation put there?

Like this & have the stars bold?

http://www.siennasoft.com/stargazer/images/1068HighLeo.jpg (http://www.siennasoft.com/stargazer/images/1068HighLeo.jpg)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheDandySpoon on July 08, 2007 08:13:48 PM
I was going to say EXACTLY what runyerpockets said. Maybe get the stars connected and a little bit of the shape in gray shading, but have the stars a really bold black...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Amy_UK on July 09, 2007 09:01:45 AM
I like the Leo idea, but I think if you had it done like that its not gonna be taken as leo.  Maybe you could connect them with a very thin line or have an interpretation of the constellation put there?

Like this & have the stars bold?

http://www.siennasoft.com/stargazer/images/1068HighLeo.jpg (http://www.siennasoft.com/stargazer/images/1068HighLeo.jpg)

I see what you and TheDandySpoon mean about needing the stars connected.
I added the lines myself today and it does look better!
I'm not sure about having an actually lion on my arm - I wanted more of an abstract design than a literal image, but I can always add that later, right?
I also want the stars to be in scale, so I may use my beauty mark as one of the smaller stars and just move the image around a bit.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 09, 2007 05:10:08 PM
I'm pretty stoked about my new tat idea.
Well, it's not new exactly...It's one I have wanted for many years, but have always put off, because I couldn't find the right artist, or because other mods were more important to me at the time. I should really take the money I'm spending on this one, and invest it in another session for my {currently in progress} sleeve, but I want instant gratification!

I've drafted them up a few times, then took the idea into the artist in my area that specializes in new school/old school pieces. He made them just so darned pretty! I wish I had a copy to post, but anyone on here who has a couple should know what I'm talking about.
The placement: back of calves, directly below the knee, both legs.
The idea: pink bows (to match my pink breast cancer ribbon on my left ankle) with sugar skulls in the centre.

I know...uh-dor-uh-ble!

Later on, I plan on getting black stocking lines down the backs of my legs, using these bows as the "top" of the stockings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Jlry-Lv-R on July 10, 2007 07:54:59 AM
Tattoos I love them and my whole back is covered as well as few extra spots on my body. I got my first tat at age 16 mmm wasn't so smart back then but as an experienced tattooed gal who's oldest tattoo is 27 years old let me give you some pointers.

First never pick what they call flash (picture off the wall) guaranteed someone else will have the same tattoo.

Once you have a picture that you think you want tack that picture on your fridge,bedroom door, bathroom mirror someplace that you will see it everyday twice a day or more. If you still love the picture in 3 months, 6 months or a year then thats the tattoo for you.

All my tats except the first two I took my time in designing and having done. Its very important you love your artwork. 27 years later I still absolutely love my art.

Tattoo artist OK another biggie, real big deal. don't just go to the first studio you see and sign on to get your work done go to several shops find the tattoo artist that is for you. Its hard to explain but you'll know when it happens. You'll have a rep-or with that artist unlike any of the others. Remember this person is putting something on your body for life make sure there is good karma  there.

Also a free hand artist is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't look at the cost look at the art for life on your body. You want it to look as good 50 years from now as it does today!!!

When picking a piece make sure you have a little background to go with it. I love the fish idea but think about it just a fish on your leg, arm, back it will look like a sticker make sure you tattoo yourself complete. What I mean is do an art piece not a piece of a picture. It doesn't take a lot to make any tattoo look complete large or small.
Oh man I could go on and on about this subject but I will leave you with the above information unless you tell me you want more

Tattoo is such a great art form and really lets people be expressive. They tell stories that are of pain, happiness and attitude I love tattoo's and the people that wear them


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 10, 2007 11:41:00 AM
Jlry-Lv-R : I couldn't have said it better myself! No matter how many times I hear these things (that sound like common sense to me, at least) I just want to stand and applaud the person saying them...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on July 14, 2007 09:40:42 PM
i have a craft-inspired tattoo in the works which i will be sure to post here when its done.  it is going to be a skull but instead of crossbones i am getting one knitting needle and one sewing needle.  does that make sense?  my boyfriend thinks i'm a nerd for wanting it but he wants a tattoo of his beloved guitar so i think its the same thing!  pshhh non-crafters.  i love your guys' tattoos.  Crafty pride!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cranberry on July 15, 2007 01:48:03 AM
i have a craft-inspired tattoo in the works which i will be sure to post here when its done.  it is going to be a skull but instead of crossbones i am getting one knitting needle and one sewing needle.  does that make sense?  my boyfriend thinks i'm a nerd for wanting it but he wants a tattoo of his beloved guitar so i think its the same thing!  pshhh non-crafters.  i love your guys' tattoos.  Crafty pride!

Yeah, it does. You could do a drawing and post it, so that we can have a look in? ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: frozenknitter on July 15, 2007 02:54:45 AM
LOL!  I'm from Alaska, too!  I am in Anchorage right now, but moving to Fairbanks in the next few months.

I desperately want a tattoo, and want to do something with flowers but somehow incorporate a ball of yarn and needles into it.  I'm still working out the details of exactly how I'm going to do that though.... ::)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nienke on July 15, 2007 04:40:46 AM
Well, it's not exactly a knitting tattoo in itself, but for me it is somehow related as I swapped it for a pair of knitted socks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/817680488/

(Had to post the link instead of a proper picture as I have not yet hit the first 10 posts mark.)
It's pretty fresh still, done a few days ago. Not finished yet either, more bats are planned.

Oh, and these are the socks I knitted my friend the tattoo artist:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/716025159/



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Tangerine_Dreams on July 15, 2007 06:06:56 AM
Redhead, the only thing you are missing is some Mardi Gras beads dangling haphazardly off the scissors! lol 

Beautiful crafty tat!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on July 15, 2007 06:30:30 PM


Yeah, it does. You could do a drawing and post it, so that we can have a look in? ;)
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i would love to show you guys a pic of what i mean but i'm a terrible artist  :P  i would love to find someone to draw this for me, i have quite a clear view of it in my head, but i can't get it onto paper myself.  damn, i need some artsy friends.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 15, 2007 10:10:17 PM
Maybe you could do a photoshop of it (or ghetto photoshop it with MS paint)?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on July 16, 2007 06:43:41 PM
while me and my friend still don't know what we wanna get, i know what i want to get on my own someday (hopefully semi-soon).
the background: there were these 2 fish i'd had since sometime in 8th grade.  i'm going to be a sophmore in college this fall.  a few months ago one of the fish died.  i was sad, but i still had the other one.  then friday the second of those 2 fish died.  so since i'm a pisces and have been wanting to get a pisces tattoo, i plan on getting 2 of their...breed or whatever they're called as the fish going in opposite directions, in classic pisces fashion.  probably with a star or something in the middle just because i like stars. 
i've been trying to figure out a way to get this done before flip flop season is over...the problem is i'm not allowed to wear flip flops to work... :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 17, 2007 01:29:45 AM
while me and my friend still don't know what we wanna get, i know what i want to get on my own someday (hopefully semi-soon).
the background: there were these 2 fish i'd had since sometime in 8th grade.  i'm going to be a sophmore in college this fall.  a few months ago one of the fish died.  i was sad, but i still had the other one.  then friday the second of those 2 fish died.  so since i'm a pisces and have been wanting to get a pisces tattoo, i plan on getting 2 of their...breed or whatever they're called as the fish going in opposite directions, in classic pisces fashion.  probably with a star or something in the middle just because i like stars. 
i've been trying to figure out a way to get this done before flip flop season is over...the problem is i'm not allowed to wear flip flops to work... :-\

I'm assuming you want this on yer foot?

Flip Flops cover my foot tattoo actually, I invested in a few pairs of flats.  They're comfy, show my foot, and you could prob wear them to work.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on July 17, 2007 02:16:10 PM
yeah, i realized after i posted i forgot to mention i wanted it on my foot (pisces rules the feet...)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on July 17, 2007 02:26:17 PM
I have a pretty big foot tattoo and wore ballet flats while it healed.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: viciouskittie on July 23, 2007 04:36:51 PM
im getting my ribs done on sunday for my birthday..a little baking/birthday theme..ill have to post pics on the one thread!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: nat12 on July 25, 2007 09:07:20 PM
Sounds cool. I'm hoping to get one on the weekend (early b'day present to myself I think...) It all depends on where we end up in the city. Being a country bumpkin, I've got to wait to go down to the city before things like shopping, tattooing etc.
I could go to a place thats an hour or so away, but haven't heard anything particularly nice about them!
I've been sketching away for a few months and have a choice between two. Either a frangipani (plumeria) with some vine-y bits on my wrist or a similar, but much larger effort on my foot/ankle.
Here's hoping it actually happens!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: appleshannon on August 14, 2007 11:02:34 PM
i love tattoo threads! speaking of tattoo threads..i want a tattoo of exactly that!!

i designed this myself, but it could use some work. anyone want to try to do it better then me? i cant decide weather it should go on my left side/chest or under my left arm...
i know i want stitches, and a heart...doesn't have to be a human heart..even just a simple heart would work.
id love to have somebody finish this designe


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wx2dzug on August 15, 2007 09:52:03 AM
So forgive me if I'm breaking rules or something (actually just delete my post lol) but I was wondering if someone had some good ideas for me???  I really really want a tattoo, and I love crafts, but I can't draw for crap.  I want the German flag and the Mexican flag somehow in cooperated, yet I don't want a giant tattoo.  and I was thinking on my foot/ ankle ish.  I'm not asking anyone to like a draw a tattoo or anything, just want some ideas, so I can take a really bad sketch to a tattoo artist and tell them to fix it for me lol.   ;D    Any ideas are sooooo appreciated


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TreeTree on August 15, 2007 10:18:38 AM
So forgive me if I'm breaking rules or something (actually just delete my post lol) but I was wondering if someone had some good ideas for me???  I really really want a tattoo, and I love crafts, but I can't draw for crap.  I want the German flag and the Mexican flag somehow in cooperated, yet I don't want a giant tattoo.  and I was thinking on my foot/ ankle ish.  I'm not asking anyone to like a draw a tattoo or anything, just want some ideas, so I can take a really bad sketch to a tattoo artist and tell them to fix it for me lol.   ;D    Any ideas are sooooo appreciated

I think you need to decide what you really want....especially if you're getting a smaller tatto on the ankle area.  A tat representing your ethnicities..like the german and mexican flags crossed at the staffs, I think would be simple, bold and a very strong message.



I LOVE the stitched heart tat, amazing post pics when you get it!




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rhino on August 15, 2007 10:21:40 AM
when i get some funds im getting my then 5 year old sons drawing of "metal man" tattooed on my wrist . 

metal man is from the iron giant fantastic movie & soundtrack


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on August 15, 2007 10:59:34 AM
So forgive me if I'm breaking rules or something (actually just delete my post lol) but I was wondering if someone had some good ideas for me???  I really really want a tattoo, and I love crafts, but I can't draw for crap.  I want the German flag and the Mexican flag somehow in cooperated, yet I don't want a giant tattoo.  and I was thinking on my foot/ ankle ish.  I'm not asking anyone to like a draw a tattoo or anything, just want some ideas, so I can take a really bad sketch to a tattoo artist and tell them to fix it for me lol.   ;D    Any ideas are sooooo appreciated

If you want the tat to be crafty maybe get a pin cushion (the tomato things) and have it where you can only see 2 of the lil sections and have each section be one of the flags?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on August 15, 2007 01:37:40 PM
For a while I've been considering getting a tattoo of this one symbol. I don't what it's called though, and I can't ever really find pictures of it.. It mostly looks like a four leaf clover but really it is four hearts with their points touching. Does anyone know what this is called or have a picture?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: prettyinkpink on August 15, 2007 03:15:40 PM
So forgive me if I'm breaking rules or something (actually just delete my post lol) but I was wondering if someone had some good ideas for me???  I really really want a tattoo, and I love crafts, but I can't draw for crap.  I want the German flag and the Mexican flag somehow in cooperated, yet I don't want a giant tattoo.  and I was thinking on my foot/ ankle ish.  I'm not asking anyone to like a draw a tattoo or anything, just want some ideas, so I can take a really bad sketch to a tattoo artist and tell them to fix it for me lol.   ;D    Any ideas are sooooo appreciated

Hi, I'm thinking about your German & Mexican flag idea... sounds cool but maybe you have to pick a great artist to do that tattoo. You can use the one element in common: the eagle, both flags have one (the German State flag have an eagle).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: tivaclare on August 15, 2007 05:15:16 PM
I've decided I want a tattoo. I'm still, however, in the fledging stages and am trying to decide what direction I want to go in. I've seen so many creative and beautiful ideas on this site I thought maybe someone could help.

I'm horribly shy, so this tattoo will probably be for me and my husbands viewing pleasure only (he thinks it will be "HOT!!"). I'm thinking maybe a back or shoulder area. No cleavage tats for me... :P

I want something beautiful, not so much cartoonish, possibly like a tree or something. I'd like to tie my family into it somehow. I currently have an 8 month daughter I adore, and would love to have several more children in the future. Family is important to me, and pretty much my life.

Any ideas? I'm not the trendy sort, and while I love pinups, etc, I'm not sure they would go so well on my body.

No worries tho, I won't be rushing out to get it. I plan on waiting awhile to make sure I pick what I truly want.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: letusplay on August 15, 2007 05:32:46 PM
I have a tree tattoo! (Chest)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l124/aubriannester/tattoo.jpg
My next is a dandelion(the white fluffy one) on my shoulder/back, with the wind blowing some of the fluff off, and a waterfall half sleeve.

I love nature tattoos.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on August 15, 2007 06:47:36 PM
For a while I've been considering getting a tattoo of this one symbol. I don't what it's called though, and I can't ever really find pictures of it.. It mostly looks like a four leaf clover but really it is four hearts with their points touching. Does anyone know what this is called or have a picture?

Lucky hearts?
http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1145628/2/istockphoto_1145628_lucky_hearts.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on August 16, 2007 02:04:25 PM
Nevermind, I found it.  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on August 16, 2007 02:14:25 PM
Share?  Now I'm curious!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on August 16, 2007 08:24:45 PM
My dad passed away from cancer in February, and I want to get a memorial tattoo for him. I have an idea for a tattoo, but my drawing (and ms paint) skills are practically nonexistant. I was hoping some of you lovely craftsters would be able to help.
It's a heart behind my dad's glasses from one of my favorite pictures of him. I like how the ear pieces close together a bit to make the top of a heart, and the dip in the actual heart seem to complete the heart of the ear pieces (hah, does anyone understand that?) I'm not too worried about the colors right now, but when I get it, I'd like the glasses to be tinted a rosy color, like in the pic.
 
Here is the glasses in the picture I like.
 
Any help you guys could provide would be very much appreciated!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Spectrum_Noir on August 17, 2007 04:25:08 AM
That is an interesting idea with the glasses :) As for the heart, what comes to mind for me is an old-time valentines heart like you may have made for him when you were a child with "Dad" in fancy text. Does that help any?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TreeTree on August 17, 2007 06:44:16 AM
I really like the heart with glasses idea, seems a fitting tribute.

I need some advice.  I know I want a tat on my back between my shoulder blades I'm just torn as to what.  My first thought was a conch shell, but I vetoed that...I don't think I want a shell on me forever.  Then I saw this:


But a friend said tribal style tattoo's are way to trendy.  I'm getting into buddism and want to start making mandalas...should I try making some and seeing if one of those would make a good tat?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jenna rose on August 17, 2007 07:04:26 AM
treetree, personally i think the tattoo in that picture is -gorgeous- i love the coloring.  there's no reason you couldn't incorporate something like that with your buddhism.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jamieander on August 17, 2007 07:09:18 AM
i really like that and wouldn't consider it "tribal".  even if it was, if it's something you love and it moves you, you shouldn't worry about what others say.  this is for you, not them.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Deirdre on August 17, 2007 08:13:25 AM
That doesn't look like a tribal tatoo to me -- it looks like two butterfly/flowers.  I think it's beautiful!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: april_cocaine on August 17, 2007 09:07:17 AM
That tattoo dones't look tribal to me. What i like most about it are the colours - I think that would be easy to put into a mandala style tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on August 17, 2007 09:09:05 AM
I agree that it doesn't look tribal, and you could modify it to look even less tribal if you wanted. It reminds me of chakras, I think you could easily "buddha-fy" it!  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on August 18, 2007 05:11:39 AM
I've got a temporary tatto on the inside of my wrist that says "slán", for my friend who is moving away to California soon. I tried to do it myself with a needle and food coloring, but it stung too much so I stopped and just draw it in. I'm gonna get it done for real soon.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on August 18, 2007 11:32:43 AM
It's called a quatrefoil. Very common in architecture, especially from that era, and not explicitly religious architecture. I've never heard of each quadrant symbolizing anything, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't. It's just discussed as a recurring motif in architectural history.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on August 18, 2007 12:11:24 PM
Thanks, I didn't know what the name was. Yeah, apparently [at least the one on Rosslyn Chapel] has that meaning. But now that I know it isn't religious, and it's more of a more decorative four leaf clover I'm a bit more excited about getting it.  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on August 18, 2007 12:51:29 PM
i think its really pretty,you will probably have to simplify it a bit (like the panes) to get it come out good in a tattoo, i like that you are putting thought into it, i know a lot of people that rush into getting random tattoos too  :-\


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on August 18, 2007 06:10:43 PM
I'll probably get it without the panes of glass.. you know, so it's just blank skin there. And probably without the circle. My mom always wanted a four leaf clover tattoo (she was born on St. Patrick's Day.. so she likes 'em) And I told her I'd get one with her.. and this can be my version of it if she still wants to get one. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on August 21, 2007 05:06:30 PM
Okay, it's getting close to the time when I am most definitely possibly getting a tattoo. [18 in a couple months. Woo.] And, I do have like a million questions. I'm a nervous person. Can't help it. Like to be prepared.


So, any of these questions that you can answer, please do so. I would very much appreciate it. : ]


1. I realize all tattoo artists are different, but prices always confuse me.. what criteria do they go by to price it, normally?
2. I assume you tip them. How much? And.. when exactly? I don't want to shove a bunch of money at them and leave. haha.
3. I've heard, and on here too I believe, that some people are allergic to tattoo dyes.. even if that were true for me.. how much harm would that be to my skin and the tattoo?
4. I have a couple of friends who had gotten tattoos by the same artist and she put her "signature" in it without asking.. is that normal?
5. Do most tattoo artists have a book of their work for reference?


I think I have more questions, buuut.. I'll have to remember them first.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on August 21, 2007 06:55:36 PM
1. I realize all tattoo artists are different, but prices always confuse me.. what criteria do they go by to price it, normally?  Yes, it depends on the artist/studio.  The two studios I've visited have been based on time, which obviously corresponds directly to tattoo size.  One of them charges additional for "private" areas.

Just because you're not getting a tattoo until you turn 18 does not mean you cannot be calling your local studios, researching their work, prices and references.  Start early.

2. I assume you tip them. How much? And.. when exactly? I don't want to shove a bunch of money at them and leave. haha.  I tip when I pay.  If you pay for the tattoo after all sessions are done, then I'd tip then.  If you pay after each session, I'd tip each time.  Depends on the situation, I suppose.  I'd rather not say how much I tip.  I don't believe there is a standard.  I tip what I feel expresses my appreciation for the artist's work on me.

3. I've heard, and on here too I believe, that some people are allergic to tattoo dyes.. even if that were true for me.. how much harm would that be to my skin and the tattoo?  I've never experience this, so I cannot answer.

4. I have a couple of friends who had gotten tattoos by the same artist and she put her "signature" in it without asking.. is that normal?  I've never heard of this.  I personally would not be happy with an addition to the tattoo such as that.  Talk to you artist first and ask if they will add additional touches, colors, etc.  If you want your design precisely how you've designed it/it's been designed, express that.  Discuss EVERYTHING up front.

5. Do most tattoo artists have a book of their work for reference?  I don't know about most.  I know that my artist does.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mezofoprezo on August 24, 2007 04:53:45 PM
Hello! I wanted some advice, actually... I am absolutely, completely in love with J.D.Salinger... like, from the first moment I first read Catcher in the Rye to later years buying every short story I could find in my second hand bookstore... I love J.D. Salinger. In specific, I love 'A Perfect Day For Bananafish,' one of his short stories where the oldest son of a family of brilliant children, on the first day of his honeymoon, commits suicide. I know it sounds morbid and awful, but it is actually just.. so sweet and poignant, and my favorite literary work ever.

I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate my love for Slinger and this short story in particular, and I thought that a bananafish would be perfect.

HOWEVER in all the of image searching, I can not find a decent looking bananafish to save my life! Go figure, haha...
The closest thing I could find was this picture I found somewhere on google...


What would you guys suggest? I can't really draw, but I know that I want a serious-looking bananafish (hehe this cracks me up, it does).

eep?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on August 24, 2007 11:36:25 PM
Considering I don't think Bananafish actually exist why don't you find a fish that you like the look of and just have it done in yellow & have yer artist just take a whack at it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: whatkatiesaid on September 03, 2007 08:41:58 PM
I think having a watch done on a wrist would be cool...except i would have it done on my right wrist so everyone would be like "soo...you're left handed" and i'd be like "no, where do you get that from?" and i'd have a good laugh


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on September 03, 2007 10:05:46 PM
I think having a watch done on a wrist would be cool...except i would have it done on my right wrist so everyone would be like "soo...you're left handed" and i'd be like "no, where do you get that from?" and i'd have a good laugh

I worked with a woman that had a strong electrical/magnetic charge to her body and she could never wear watches or steel/metal jewelry (she worked in a power coating shop and the hooks would link to her earrings cos the pull was so strong).  But her son is a tattoo artist and she had this gorgeous watch tattoed on her wrist and it was all blown apart and crazy and really suited her.  I thought it was gorgeous, the only watch that stayed with her.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TreeTree on September 04, 2007 06:32:01 AM
runyerpockets, that's a freakin fantastic story!  Sounds like it should be in a Tim Burton film or something.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on September 04, 2007 05:38:13 PM
Yeah it was really weird and I hardly believed her until I started noticing things sticking to her earrings (she had to gauge her ears cos one of her regular earrings got snatched and tore her lobe so she just went up a few gauges & had to wear metal again).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 04, 2007 10:59:21 PM
My english professor had the same problem. He was one crazy old man.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jmesdiylounge on September 05, 2007 10:42:59 AM
I am ready to get my first tat! I want to get a craft related tattoo. Is there a thread of them on craftster or on the web. I have been looking all morning and nothing. Although I searched flickr for craft tattoo and sew tattoo and I got a lot of cool ideas. I also saw the blog posting on Craft zine today but I want to see more!!


Thanks.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on September 05, 2007 10:45:44 AM
There are lots on the "Show your tattoos" threads on Craftster. You can use the search function to search within the topic.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lovething on September 15, 2007 08:27:10 AM
So, I'd really like to get a tattoo of a hot glue gun on my hip, but I need suggestions on what to do with the cord. I'm not sure if I want to include it or not, but if I do I need to figure out where to put it. Any ideas?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on September 15, 2007 12:42:38 PM
Why not have the cord trail down onto the side of your thigh? I think that'd be pretty cool looking.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on September 15, 2007 12:44:54 PM
Coil it up, have it curl into your first initial or run it down your thigh like how_german suggested.  You could make it flatter your curves if you place it correctly :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 15, 2007 03:40:42 PM
In addition to what jenna said, maybe you could position the glue gun like a real gun in a holster


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 15, 2007 07:04:53 PM
I hate MS Vista. I made a drew a picture of what I was talking about, and every time I try to add it to my photobucket, in the same place my IE goes out.
I'll try to post it on a diff comp later.
Edited to include picture Here's what I was talking about. Pretend I have good drawing skills haha. Also, imagine the part of the glue gun hangs off wraps around the rest of the hip, as I imagine it would IRL


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on September 16, 2007 09:08:34 AM
that's WAY too cool!  :o


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on September 16, 2007 01:07:29 PM
That would be cute from the front & side, I dunno about from the back.  But then again, how many people are looking at her backside?  Hehehe!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lovething on September 16, 2007 02:24:02 PM
thekster, I love that idea! Thanks for the suggestion.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 16, 2007 02:35:41 PM
aww thanks :) but yeah, i agree about the backside thing. maybe she could just get it all on the front, but then that would look weird from the side if it just stopped. *shrugs* i dunno. your tattoo guy/girl can probably give you some great ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dooney on September 18, 2007 06:15:46 AM
I want a tape measure in the inside of my arm so I can never lose it again.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on September 18, 2007 11:17:46 AM
oh, and with the cable ob the glue gun you could still form different shapes (hearts, stars, letters, whatever) on your backside. (hope the sentence makes sense?)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on September 18, 2007 12:57:06 PM
I want a tape measure in the inside of my arm so I can never lose it again.

meowari had/has one on the insides of her fingers.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 18, 2007 01:50:08 PM
pink zebra, that would be cute! i can imagine exactly what you mean. that sentence made sense to me :) like, she could spell out her name in cursive or something. neat! ahhh i get too excited haha
runyerpockets, would you have it coiled up, or rolled out or something else?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on September 19, 2007 05:37:16 PM
pink zebra, that would be cute! i can imagine exactly what you mean. that sentence made sense to me :) like, she could spell out her name in cursive or something. neat! ahhh i get too excited haha
runyerpockets, would you have it coiled up, or rolled out or something else?

Huh?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 19, 2007 11:04:19 PM
Sorry, I meant Dooney. I wasn't paying attention to who wrote that


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: rhino on October 05, 2007 06:54:57 AM

so as my last post read, I wanted to get this little paw print on my butt. I did. It's awesome. I had to drive 3 hours to the vegan guy who did it who uses vegan ink (Jody at Accent Tattoo in Ukiah, CA if anyone is interested!)
I'm not posting a pic cause i dont want a pic of my ass on craftster. I have a small butt with a small black paw print on it. You can picture it yourself :)

what is the difference between vegan and reg ink? does it last longer color wise? also how was his work was his hand steady and did it hurt?

 Ed to remove image in quote...Batgirl


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on October 05, 2007 11:27:37 PM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sk8grll on October 06, 2007 05:48:08 AM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.


Sorry, I can't help you but I just wanted to say.. That would probably tickle! :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on October 06, 2007 07:55:21 AM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.


I know nothing about whether an artist would do it or not, but I doubt the tattoo would last very well. I think you'd have a hard time getting it to heal, since walking would cause problems with that. I don't know, the skin on the bottoms of your feet is usually pretty tough too.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on October 06, 2007 09:50:02 AM
From what I've heard they come out super quickly, as in under a month.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on October 06, 2007 09:51:23 AM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.


Hate to say it, but I doubt anyone would do it.  :(
Just go to shops and ask around, its the only way (not to mention the best way) you'll find out about it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on October 06, 2007 09:13:44 PM
thanks everyone.
i think it would tickle, too.
and i had a feeling i would have to go into the shop and say that i understand all of this for them to do it. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on October 07, 2007 08:44:29 AM
my artist once mentioned that it is probably one of the very most painful areas to be inked at. spanking ones feet was consideres one of the worst (or best, depending how you look at it, anyway amongst the most unbearable) torturing methods. now imafine how much that hurts to get inked there. another thing with feet and hands is, that the skin there is very special, and the tatoos there are likely to be blurry. the next thin is that ink seeps out more, and healing is very slow. if you ever had a cut in your finger you might know that skin there doesnt built blood crusts (eh, hope that describes what i mean, theres just some expressions that i never use in english, you know) but you have to wait for the thick skin layer on the surface to grow over it. does that make sense? if not: what i wanted to say is, that healing is quite an issue when getting your sole tattooed, which does definately limit the motives that come out ok there. (and then think of the pain, for weeks. and the risk of infections. and for most people using there feet is quite necessary, right?)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on October 07, 2007 11:16:36 PM
actually, one of my friends has her last name tattooed on one foot and her mom's maiden name on her other foot; also, someone i met long long ago had a tattoo on the bottom of her foot. she said it was really painful and i don't know much more because i met her just a couple days after she had it done and never spoke to her again hah. what exactly did you want to know about the placement?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on October 08, 2007 07:20:33 AM
I don´t think a tattoo on the bottom of your foot would last, because of the skin and how much you use your foot. Someone posted a picture on the tattoo thread of a tattoo of measure tapes/rulers on her index fingers and it was awesome, but she posted another pictures after some days and it was very faded, because of the skin and because you use and wash your hands a lot...so, I´m guessing it´s almost the same.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on October 08, 2007 07:36:26 AM
thanks for all of your opinions.

about placement, i just meant in general if anybody knew anything about healing or how long they lasted and whatnot.

i did some research and found some photos on BME.  they do look a little different, but not terrible.  i think we'll probably end up going into the shop and asking.




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: erinberinbee on October 12, 2007 04:25:26 AM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.



Where I live some tattoo artists will tattoo the soles of your feet for free, just because it hurts so much and fades so fast!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on October 12, 2007 05:10:01 AM
i love following this thread.

as far as i know, there is no tattoo questions thread, so i hope it's okay here.

does anybody know anything about tattoos on the bottom of feet?  yeah, bottom as in the sole.  i looked online, but i got a lot of conflicting information.

my friend and i both want tattoos there.  it would be her third, my first.  i'm really liking the idea since it's really hidden, but i've never really heard much about this placement.



Where I live some tattoo artists will tattoo the soles of your feet for free, just because it hurts so much and fades so fast!

That's pretty crazy considering they're still supplying time & ink.  I've never heard of that. :o


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on October 12, 2007 01:45:56 PM
wow.  where do you live?

also, i really want this tattoo, but i absolutely hate 'old man tattoos' that were once black , but now green.  i wouldn't care if mine faded grey, but if it got green, i wouldn't do it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ronise on October 12, 2007 02:41:05 PM
If your artist uses good quality ink I don't think it will be green. ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MDodson on October 18, 2007 01:49:15 PM
I turned 18 this past Friday. Woo. And I do want a tattoo. Not sure what. Or where. But once I figure it out I'll get it. I had an idea for one, that I want on my back. But I am an absolute freak about symmetry, and am afraid it won't be perfectly set ( as well as it can on one's back ) besides I can't see how well the work is done, ya know? Is it bad that I'm obsessing over that? lol.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Farnsworth on October 18, 2007 06:31:57 PM
I just discovered this post, and I like what I have been seeing!
Anyways, I've had an idea for something like this for a while, but I'm probably too chicken to go through with it.



If I ever do get this tattoo I'd definitely pattern it differently and not so intricate, but it gives an idea of what I've been contemplating.
Oh and I would want it between my shoulders.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on October 24, 2007 10:04:24 PM
I think I want to get a tattoo that is the words "love" when you read it one way and "hate" when you read it another (like upside down) It's called something like an ambigram

But I can't find any examples...........



help?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on October 24, 2007 10:33:45 PM
if you type "ambigram" into the google search engine, it shows tons of examples. there's also a website that has lots of examples - http://www.wowtattoos.com/?gclid=CJ3kiu2oqY8CFSC4Igodb1hdNw


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: *Eva* on October 26, 2007 07:11:50 PM
Sort of like this? http://www.neatorama.com/2006/04/10/love-and-hate-shirt/


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on October 27, 2007 07:11:21 PM
hey that's neat!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on October 27, 2007 08:41:58 PM
Sort of like this? http://www.neatorama.com/2006/04/10/love-and-hate-shirt/

No....more like that thekster posted.  But I wanted to see more than that website.  I already saw that one before I posted this here.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on November 02, 2007 01:33:07 PM
I'm now dithering between the two of these:





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on November 02, 2007 02:20:31 PM
I would go for the pictoral ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sk8grll on November 03, 2007 05:53:54 AM
Yeah, do the picture!
It is really pretty :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: -loser- on November 03, 2007 11:44:23 AM
i've been thinking about this for quite a long time and i've decided i want to get  "All you need is love" tattooed on the inside of my left wrist.but ive heard that getting tattoo's on your wrist hurts really bad and its going to be done by my cousin who has done it before and he's  good at it...but im nervous


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dogswife on November 03, 2007 01:31:07 PM
I have one on the inside of my wrist and it was the least painful of the seven that I have. Go for it you will love it!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheDandySpoon on November 03, 2007 10:43:08 PM
I have a peace sign on the inside of my wrist, and I'm completely pain intolerant.

I didn't feel a thing. And I'm not just saying "Look, I'm a badass, and it didn't hurt" I mean, I was talking to someone, and felt my arm vibrating, in a totally painless way, and looked down and said "Wait, are you tattooing?" and he was like "yeah, almost done."

It felt kind of strange, like holding a huge vibrating cell phone, up in my shoulder, but I felt zero pain.

And I LOVE the location. Visible, but discreet.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on November 05, 2007 11:26:48 AM
okay, question.

I for some reason have a desperate NEED to get this tattoo soon. (thinking it might be some personal issues, but I've wanted it for a while so I have no qualms about getting it now)

It's from Fight Club, and there's pretty similar versions in the movie and the book...

book version: "May I never be complete.  May I never be content.  May I never be perfect. "

movie version: "I say never be complete.  I say stop being perfect."

(but I was thinking I'd just get "never be complete, stop being perfect")

which one do you guys like better, anddddd is there any kind of image in particular you think about when you think of Fight Club? I'm not sure if I want to get just the words or an image with it, but I want something very simple and kind of linear. The only thing I could think of was a fist.

And location thoughts?

Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cynlynn on November 05, 2007 11:31:55 AM
okay, question.

I for some reason have a desperate NEED to get this tattoo soon. (thinking it might be some personal issues, but I've wanted it for a while so I have no qualms about getting it now)

It's from Fight Club, and there's pretty similar versions in the movie and the book...

book version: "May I never be complete.  May I never be content.  May I never be perfect. "

movie version: "I say never be complete.  I say stop being perfect."

(but I was thinking I'd just get "never be complete, stop being perfect")

which one do you guys like better, anddddd is there any kind of image in particular you think about when you think of Fight Club? I'm not sure if I want to get just the words or an image with it, but I want something very simple and kind of linear. The only thing I could think of was a fist.

And location thoughts?

Thanks so much!!


I love quote tattoos!! location wise the back would be perfect! upper--across the very top or lower(that's where i have mine)

I like the book quote best, it's nice.
Good luck!! oh and since you are getting quite a bit of lettering..make sure you look at your tattoists portfolio(this should always be done) but some aren't very good with a lot of lettering..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on November 05, 2007 11:41:31 AM
I love quote tattoos!! location wise the back would be perfect! upper--across the very top or lower(that's where i have mine)

I like the book quote best, it's nice.
Good luck!! oh and since you are getting quite a bit of lettering..make sure you look at your tattoists portfolio(this should always be done) but some aren't very good with a lot of lettering..

yes, this is what I've come up with in the 20 minutes or whatever since I posted haha...something like this (http://stencilpunks.mattrunningnaked.com/fight.gif) but instead of having "fight" having the quote words around it, maybe on the side of my calf?  I'm not sure how I'd arrange the words around it if I did the book quote though...that doesn't really split in half very evenly haha.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on November 05, 2007 12:32:25 PM
hi sapphire, i like the book version best, it just sounds nicer (not sure why!) :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on November 05, 2007 05:27:35 PM
book version: "May I never be complete.  May I never be content.  May I never be perfect. "
movie version: "I say never be complete.  I say stop being perfect."
(but I was thinking I'd just get "never be complete, stop being perfect")
which one do you guys like better, anddddd is there any kind of image in particular you think about when you think of Fight Club? I'm not sure if I want to get just the words or an image with it, but I want something very simple and kind of linear. 
I like the book version the best. If you're going to shorten it, I like "never be complete, never be perfect" rather than "stop being perfect."
The only image that comes to mind when I think of Fight Club is soap.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on November 05, 2007 06:03:10 PM
I like the book version the best. If you're going to shorten it, I like "never be complete, never be perfect" rather than "stop being perfect."
The only image that comes to mind when I think of Fight Club is soap.

haha yeah that's what I said! soap and a fist is all I think of. I went in and talked to a tattoo artist about it and I'm gonna get it when I get paid!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: determinedimprovisation on November 05, 2007 08:45:42 PM
okay, question.

I for some reason have a desperate NEED to get this tattoo soon. (thinking it might be some personal issues, but I've wanted it for a while so I have no qualms about getting it now)

It's from Fight Club, and there's pretty similar versions in the movie and the book...

book version: "May I never be complete.  May I never be content.  May I never be perfect. "

movie version: "I say never be complete.  I say stop being perfect."

(but I was thinking I'd just get "never be complete, stop being perfect")

which one do you guys like better, anddddd is there any kind of image in particular you think about when you think of Fight Club? I'm not sure if I want to get just the words or an image with it, but I want something very simple and kind of linear. The only thing I could think of was a fist.

And location thoughts?

Thanks so much!!

I like the book version better too.  Fight Club always makes me think of lip prints...that chemical burn kiss thing.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on November 30, 2007 02:57:07 PM
my mom and i were planning on getting matching tattoos and i had the shop all picked out, but my mom is anal about giving blood. like, every chance she gets, she gives blood. in mass it's a law that you can't give blood for a year after you get a tattoo. however, someone at the donation center told my mom that the laws regulating tattoo shops in rhode island are different and that if we got tattoos there, she could still give blood in mass as much as she wanted.

so with that all said.... does anyone know of a good shop in rhode island?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on November 30, 2007 11:27:59 PM
Hmmm you might want to check out the regulatory rules for blood donations to be sure... To me, that seems a little "iffy" for the rules on that to be more lax in one state than another. It's the same in TX though - no donations for a year for tats, and I think either 6 mos - 1 year for piercings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on December 01, 2007 04:17:46 AM
OMG I'm so in LOVE with this:



I told my artist I wanted a mermaid on my upper arm and this is what she came up with...

...a tattoed heartbreaking lovely looking mermaid with a cute little crown, next to her the skull of a poor sailor..... I am so totally loving this!!!

Not sure about the creatures and stuff on the ground, looks almost a bit too crowded there.  In the free space at the right side of the mermaid there will be a sailing ship at the horizon added.
I'm so excited now!! The appointment ist on dec. 12, thats almost 2 weeks from today :o



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on December 01, 2007 09:11:00 AM
WOW that is awesome! I cannot WAIT to see it done!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on December 01, 2007 09:31:56 AM
I love that!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: intergalacticj on December 01, 2007 10:28:41 AM
wow lola, i love it!!  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: theknitnkitn on December 06, 2007 10:04:16 PM
a close friend of mine was killed in a hit-and-run six years ago this month. ever since his death i've wanted a shark tattoo (his last name is sharkey and he was beautiful and misunderstood) on my lower back in his honor. i think it's finally time to get it done! i'm going to be in SF for the month of January and there's a great place out there that's woman-owned and operated called Black and Blue. i've heard nothing but rave reviews. i found this image online and really liked it...so i'm thinking all black/shaded shark and shadow. i'll want the artist to redraw and refine it, of course, but i like the movement in this image. and it's a tiger shark, which is what i wanted. i'm also going to add the date, 12.18.01.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: liasaun1 on December 06, 2007 11:13:45 PM
I'm turning 18 in a month and I've been mulling over some potential tattoos, though if I don't ABSOLUTELY think it will have meaning for me for the rest of my life I don't want to get it. Here's what I've come up with:

-A heart on my love handles along with some body-positive text (I'm recovering from an ED, and though I hope it won't be totally relevant to the rest of my life, I do want to be able to look at those curves and remember to love them)
-The word "curvy" or "beautiful" or "beautiful girl/woman" in my own handwriting so that I remembered my descision at 17 to love myself in spite of my imperfections
-something curvy-positive: voluptuous, sensuous, curvy, etc, any good word ideas?
-Something anti-ED. the best ED tattoo I ever saw was a scale being smashed to bits by a hammer with the latin words for "Thus always to tyrants." I think that's too intense for me but I do want something body positive as long as it's going on my body.
-The word "strength" in some cool script/language/whatever so that I can remember always to have it in any situation no matter what.

Opinions? Ideas, images?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on December 07, 2007 01:08:49 AM
I'm turning 18 in a month and I've been mulling over some potential tattoos, though if I don't ABSOLUTELY think it will have meaning for me for the rest of my life I don't want to get it. Here's what I've come up with:

-A heart on my love handles along with some body-positive text (I'm recovering from an ED, and though I hope it won't be totally relevant to the rest of my life, I do want to be able to look at those curves and remember to love them)
-The word "curvy" or "beautiful" or "beautiful girl/woman" in my own handwriting so that I remembered my descision at 17 to love myself in spite of my imperfections
-something curvy-positive: voluptuous, sensuous, curvy, etc, any good word ideas?
-Something anti-ED. the best ED tattoo I ever saw was a scale being smashed to bits by a hammer with the latin words for "Thus always to tyrants." I think that's too intense for me but I do want something body positive as long as it's going on my body.
-The word "strength" in some cool script/language/whatever so that I can remember always to have it in any situation no matter what.

Opinions? Ideas, images?

Just throwing it out there, but things you feel really strongly toward when yer 17 you may not feel in about 6 months.  If you want something that makes you feel strong why not something that encompasses yer entire being, not just the part that got over an Eating Disorder.  Why not something that moves yer mind, body and spirit, something you live for, or even what yer actual perception of beauty is, or something that tantilizes like:

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
"Beauty must be defined as what we are, or else the concept itself is our enemy"

Or you could totally skew it and have a rat tattoed on you and tell everyone even though its a rancid, vile ugly creature its beautiful in its own ways and without it we wouldn't have the larger creatures that others seem to find so beguiling.

Or if you did want something pertaining to ED why not like an hourglass.  Yer recovery took time and patience which you endured and it gives you the happy curves that you now enjoy?

Just a thought.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: piratecore on December 07, 2007 09:09:16 AM
I'm turning 18 in a month and I've been mulling over some potential tattoos, though if I don't ABSOLUTELY think it will have meaning for me for the rest of my life I don't want to get it. Here's what I've come up with:

-A heart on my love handles along with some body-positive text (I'm recovering from an ED, and though I hope it won't be totally relevant to the rest of my life, I do want to be able to look at those curves and remember to love them)
-The word "curvy" or "beautiful" or "beautiful girl/woman" in my own handwriting so that I remembered my descision at 17 to love myself in spite of my imperfections
-something curvy-positive: voluptuous, sensuous, curvy, etc, any good word ideas?
-Something anti-ED. the best ED tattoo I ever saw was a scale being smashed to bits by a hammer with the latin words for "Thus always to tyrants." I think that's too intense for me but I do want something body positive as long as it's going on my body.
-The word "strength" in some cool script/language/whatever so that I can remember always to have it in any situation no matter what.

Opinions? Ideas, images?

what about a curvy pin-up girl??


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on December 07, 2007 04:02:41 PM
i personally love the idea of a curvy girl pin up.  i'm getting some nakie ladies on my right arm as a half sleeve and i want them to be curvy, i think natural looking women look so beautiful.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: liasaun1 on December 07, 2007 07:47:17 PM
No thanks to the curvy pin-up! I don't want another woman tattooed on me (and plus, pin-ups were meant to turn men on, and i certaintly don't want to encourage objectification!) I want my tattoo to celebrate me - I have no problems seeing beauty in other women, I have problems seeing beauty in me.

And runyerpockets: I think that an ED is something you struggle with for your WHOLE life, so if I decide to love myself at 17 it isn't something I want to go away or my ED could very potentially come back.

And I'm still unsure if I want to commit to a big tattoo (like a lot of words.) I kind of just want something small like a heart and one single word.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: fredchinchilla on December 09, 2007 09:18:43 AM
according to the red cross new england:

"Potential donors who have received a tattoo in a state which licenses and regulates its tattoo establishments can donate blood (CT, ME, RI, or VT). In states where these facilities are not regulated, there is a 12 month deferral period (MA, NH and NY)."

so the only way my mom will get a tattoo with me is if she can continue to donate blood every 2 months. anyone know of a good shop in those states? please help, it's part of her christmas present and i'm running out of time.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 09, 2007 04:06:06 PM
one place i've seen and heard good from is Green Man tattoo in West Hartford, CT. I haven't gotten any tattoos there, but I have talked to staff and they're very friendly

they have a website:
http://www.greenmantattoo.com


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: theknitnkitn on December 09, 2007 06:05:53 PM
liasun, i think that piratecore suggested the curvy pin-up girl because on a female body, it isn't necessarily about objectification, and i think very often is done with subversive intentions. i think a pin-up girl tattoo can in fact be a very empowering one in that it allows us to reclaim the iconography of "perfect femininity" and modify it to better represent our own realities. furthermore, i see tattooing a sexy woman on a female body as being a way of celebrating female sexuality. if you don't like the idea, that's fine, i just thought i'd jump in and defend folks who do have pin-up tattoos as not necessarily encouraging damaging objectification.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jesseeyore on December 10, 2007 09:37:16 AM
according to the red cross new england:

"Potential donors who have received a tattoo in a state which licenses and regulates its tattoo establishments can donate blood (CT, ME, RI, or VT). In states where these facilities are not regulated, there is a 12 month deferral period (MA, NH and NY)."

so the only way my mom will get a tattoo with me is if she can continue to donate blood every 2 months. anyone know of a good shop in those states? please help, it's part of her christmas present and i'm running out of time.

I go to Wild Side in Southington, CT. They haven't updated their web site in a LONG time but if you're interested I can get you the phone #. They do awesome work and I'm actually scheduled for my chest piece tattoo there in January. (Will post pics in the other thread!)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 10, 2007 05:05:38 PM
oh yeah, I forgot about wild side. My friend has gotten all of his tattoos there and they've come out very nicely. I would probably go there, based on their work, though I haven't met anyone from there.

There's also Hartford County tattoo in Bristol, CT which I've seen good things from and any time I've gone there, if a tattoo artist is not working on a tattoo, they're working on a design for one or just a drawing they feel like doing.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: theknitnkitn on December 16, 2007 01:53:26 AM
i've decided on my second tattoo before i even get my first!
i've wanted something related to adoptee-ness, etc. at first i thought maybe a dictionary definition style tattoo with the word "homeland" or "exile". but then i thought about Korean characters. i'm planning on taking my surname as a middle name, so i'd just get my first name done in Hangul. and i want the Korean national flower, the mughunghwa, to be tattooed above it. it's a type of hibiscus, that is very resilient and is often likened to the nation in it's ability to survive in adverse conditions. this would all be centered on my back a few inches below my shoulders.
i'm pretty excited about it, although i probably can't get it done until the summer.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SuperLupus on December 19, 2007 08:14:34 PM
liasun, i think that piratecore suggested the curvy pin-up girl because on a female body, it isn't necessarily about objectification, and i think very often is done with subversive intentions. i think a pin-up girl tattoo can in fact be a very empowering one in that it allows us to reclaim the iconography of "perfect femininity" and modify it to better represent our own realities. furthermore, i see tattooing a sexy woman on a female body as being a way of celebrating female sexuality. if you don't like the idea, that's fine, i just thought i'd jump in and defend folks who do have pin-up tattoos as not necessarily encouraging damaging objectification.

Well said! I personally look forward to getting a pinup style tatt, kissing a frog. I need some serious help in finding or making imagery. I've been a chronic illness patient for going on 6 years, it'll be for the rest of life. I want this tatt to show people that people with illness, disability, or just plain ol' don't fit into social standards are still gorgeous and productive and valuable. You never know what you'll get when you kiss frogs! So don't give up on us who don't fit normal standards! I carry an IV and am on oxygen, but surprise! I'm expected to live into my eighties. As I gain control of my life I want to express it with adorning my temple with positive images.

Anyway anyone who can help compile imagery or put it together, it'd be much appreciated... Clothed but suggestive pin-ups. Classic style not cartoony...

but my first project (second tattoo) is the hamsa in between my shoulders. We can all use a pat on the back but the added protection is  super cool!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on December 24, 2007 12:07:16 AM
German eagle?

So my dad dreams of getting a second tattoo someday, and he'd love something that symbolizes his... German-ity. (I'm officially coining that word now).

The German eagle was used for hundreds of years... but.... do you think it would have negative connotations now? (I'm not even sure if the Nazis used it... it may have been only used by the German side in the first WW, but a lot of people don't realize the first WW wasn't against the Nazis!)

Otherwise... any other good German symbols for a tat? (He'd probably prefer an all-black one...)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SuperLupus on December 24, 2007 05:11:22 PM
German eagle?

So my dad dreams of getting a second tattoo someday, and he'd love something that symbolizes his... German-ity. (I'm officially coining that word now).

The German eagle was used for hundreds of years... but.... do you think it would have negative connotations now? (I'm not even sure if the Nazis used it... it may have been only used by the German side in the first WW, but a lot of people don't realize the first WW wasn't against the Nazis!)

Otherwise... any other good German symbols for a tat? (He'd probably prefer an all-black one...)

Do some research for sure. He might be happier with the German Eagle as... the Roman-German Eagle, it's a two headed eagle and more elaborite. As is used by the Prussians too... The art-deco version atop the wreath with the swastika is a nazi symbol. Most liekly wanna avoid that road. The symbol has long standing meaning and is held in great honor still today. Eagles are the bird of divinity.

As a German American I can dig doing the two headed one. However my personal take would be more of the duality of my german heritage and my US roots. Keep in mind, in the USA we have the bald eagle... sorta handy eh?

I'll have to try to think of some other stuff. Mind is stuck on the yummy german food. Doubt your dad wants food tatts. LOL


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: AredRouletteKiss on December 26, 2007 03:30:36 PM
I was going to get the butterfly suicide girl or an anchor tattoo, but on 8/11 my  best and closest friends died in a car wreck whle I was in London and so I am thinking of getting their names in their own signatures in black ink somewhere.....I'm just not sure where....I don't want anywhere that would intervere with a job someday or anywhere cliche/faddish....but maybe somewhere symbolic or meaningful??? Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 26, 2007 06:19:19 PM
I am thinking that you should get something that maybe you and your friends had a joke about or something that will help recall awesome memories of things you did with them. you are the best judge at hat's meaningful to you.

as for placement, I think it depends on if you want to show it off most of the time or if you want to keep it to yourself, or maybe somewhere that will show it with certain clothes like shorts and a tshirt but a long sleeve shirt or pants will cover it


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on December 27, 2007 12:56:36 PM
i had someone close to me pass in sept and she was gonna get a mermaid on her right calf, but chemo prevented her from doing so and then she passed without ever getting it.  she LOVED mermaids and had them all over her house.  while mermaids aren't my thing i loved her very much and as something to remember her by i'm going to get one next year on the anniversary of her passing, on my right calf, not as big as hers was going to be though.  she didn't like the sexy, pinup mermaids, she wanted something more pretty than sexy.  anyone got any good ideas?  i somehow want to incorporate a pink ribbon (since she had breast cancer) but that will be the only color.  i's like to make it look like her but since i'm not going to go too big i think the detail will be difficult. 
in other news, if everything goes as planned i will be getting my crafty tattoo on january 10th (my anniversary of moving to santa cruz, yes i love this town that much).  it will be a skull but instead of cross bones it will be a knitting needle with some yarn and a sewing needle with some thread.  i WILL post pix!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: AredRouletteKiss on December 27, 2007 05:12:05 PM
I'd rather get their own personal signatures just because seeing their handwriting on my flesh would be so I guess special.....I'm thinking of getting it on my ribs under my heart....

The mermaid idea is really cool about your friend....this site has some beautiful mermaid art....
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wbrad.hughes.googlepages.com/CormorantMermaidwvl.jpg/CormorantMermaidwvl-full.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wbrad.hughes.googlepages.com/originalfantasypaintingspage2&h=1027&w=872&sz=107&hl=en&start=8&um=1&tbnid=GOk_4hg9mSGnFM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfantasy%2Bmermaids%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DX


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: theknitnkitn on December 27, 2007 07:46:45 PM
I'm getting a memorial tattoo next month for a friend who passed when I was 16 - 6 years ago. I think it's a beautiful idea.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SuperLupus on December 28, 2007 09:48:17 AM
Thought on the mermaid tattoo with pink. That link with mermaids, check it out the Cormorant Mermaid has a fabric with her. I'm having a hard time thinking of the word... 3 strokes... ummm flowing scarf... does that work? Okay anyway, find your mermaid and have her draped with a flowing pink scarf.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on December 28, 2007 01:26:56 PM
AredRouletteKiss- thanks for the links, i think this is kinda what she had in mind.  they are all so beautiful!! and i agree with you on the signature thing, it seems very personal to me.
Theknitnkitn- thats a great idea! *smacks forehead* i was coming up with all these awkward ways to incorporate the pink ribbon.  i love craftster, you always help out so much!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cyanide_sugar on December 29, 2007 06:07:04 AM
I think my next big tattoo is going to be a half sleeve on my right arm from my shoulder to my elbow. My idea is to have female dieties from different religions. So far I'm thinking the virgin mary, guan yin, kali,aphrodite, and possibly another, I haven't fully researched all of them. I'm very interested in the idea that there is a higher power and its more than likely female so this kinda of honours all religions (because I think everyone of them is right and wrong in their own ways). I'm also planning on getting my cats paws (Alestair and Bella) tattooed on my left foot as well.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: theknitnkitn on January 08, 2008 07:42:49 PM
as i await my first inking, i can't help but plan my next tattoo...and the one after that...and the one after that...
i really like the idea of a pinup girl but i think that instead of getting a femme i want a pinup butch. y'know, short hair, ribbed tank top, cargo pants, hairy pits...she'd probably be tattooed herself! i might try to incorporate it into a craft-themed tattoo (like, she'd be holding needles with one hand and have a ball of yarn at her feet). but who knows, it will be a long time before i can afford a tattoo like that...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 08, 2008 08:34:08 PM
Another idea for the pink ribbon would be as a bow in her hair. You could also color her tail pink as they usually have mermaids tails in a flowy/ribbony shape.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Ahoy Sailor! on January 14, 2008 07:58:34 PM
this is more of a question. i have a tattoo on my chest right now. i like it but i am starting to regret it a bit because of the placement.  I am wanting to start to cover it up.I think i would just rather have something not as extreme and out there on my chest. i was wanting to cover the skulls with flowers. i already have flowers on me and i find they look beautiful and i just need some help. here is the tattoo at the moment:

i was going to start by covering over the skulls with something like this:
or this


I guess im just asking which flower of the 2 would look better, or for a suggestion of a flower that could cover it. whatever i do for the flowers are going to be bright and have a lot of color to cover over the skulls...please just help and give me some ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 14, 2008 08:02:32 PM
Ooh... hmm... maybe go to your artist and ask his/her opinion.  My hubby got a portion of a black tattoo covered up with dark, dark blue and we can still see part of the black through it.  There's a lot of black on your skulls and those flowers are both pretty light colors. :(


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: karaintx on January 14, 2008 09:45:08 PM
This is my first tattoo.  Its all of my family member's birthstones in the stars.  I love it!!!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2125250316_e901497b9a.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on January 14, 2008 10:08:56 PM
http://www.marynroos.com/blog/b_bees1.jpg

My next tattoo is going to be the vertical bee on the top right. It is inspired by an exchange I had with a friend of mine:
   
Friend: You are a cute and awesome girl; why don't you have a boyfriend?
Me: Oh, I am secretly made of bees.

Basically, it is the coolest thing I've ever said off the top of my head and it also works rather well as symbolism. I originally planned on just a small simple bee on my wrist, but saw this illustration and fell in love; I think it says "yes I am made of bees, but they are pretty bees!"



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 15, 2008 05:11:46 AM
Bloody Hell, definitely make an appointment with a good artist, they can tell you what they can do with what you have. I have a partial cover up on my foot and what she was able to do was different from what I thought, but I am very happy with the result. Good luck!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PegasusMarsters on January 15, 2008 07:33:01 AM
I already posted to the "Post pictures of your tattoos" thread so people can go there to see pictures of my current tats. But I'll repost here my thoughts for my next tattoos so I can get some thoughts from you guys.

I do have plans for more tattoos in the future. I'm desperately trying to find an elephant design I like (Elephants are my favourite animals!) and I'm currently wanting to get the words "Dream" and "Live" somewhere on my body. I'm thinking about getting them both on the tops of my thighs at the back but I dunno. I considered my ankles for them too. Thoughts anyone? I'd ideally like to be able to see them but also want them somewhere I can cover them easily (I have disapproving family and it's easier to just hide the tats). I also thought about getting them put underneath my current tats but I dunno which way round i'd put them... possibley dream under the angel and live under the devil? I dunno >_> Thoughts plz?! :) I also thought about the line Dumbledore says in the first Harry Potter... "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" but I don't know where I'd get it. Bear in mind I'm very slim so I have minimal amounts of flesh to work with on ankles and wrists and things. And my weight fluctuates so I'd rather not get anything done on my stomach incase it stretched.

I also am contemplating getting another mask on the small of my back to go with the ones on my shoulders.

Phew, long post.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Ahoy Sailor! on January 15, 2008 08:08:57 AM
thanks for the tips....i have a coverup on my forearm at the moment and the guy that did it had an amazing portfolio and his did great work. and then he did my cover up. it wasnt what i wanted and he seriously just started drawing with the gun....no guides or stencils. yeah i dont like it.....but anywho abotu my chest piece...

i was going to do the flowers over the skulls with a lot of color. i was also goign to get shading done on the flowers, which im hoping will help with the black of the skulls. as for the writing...i may leave it there for a while. but i was thinking that i could do different flowers and maybe butterflies on it and add alot of green leaves and such to help cover it up.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 15, 2008 08:24:12 AM
Hmmm...I'd look around for someone experienced in covering. The woman who did mine (Jennifer Billig at Atlas in Portland) was awesome. She drew over mine with a marker and was very honest about what she could and could not (or would not) do. My original tattoo was very dark, so some of it she just cleaned up the lines and left alone, but some of it she was able to cover completely. If you look close you can tell but it's not generally obvious. Cover ups are  tricky, I would definitely talk to a couple of people and don't let them work on you until you are both comfortable with the plan.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on January 15, 2008 10:03:37 PM
Radioactivecrafter- i love the bee idea.  that's what i want my first tattoo to be, too.  i've always been on the lookout to find a good reference picture since bees usually look so terrifying.  haha.

where are you going to place him?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on January 18, 2008 09:24:26 AM
Radioactivecrafter- i love the bee idea.  that's what i want my first tattoo to be, too.  i've always been on the lookout to find a good reference picture since bees usually look so terrifying.  haha.

where are you going to place him?

I'm not exactly sure. Definitely on my left arm, but I am wavering between above and below the crease of my elbow.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on January 18, 2008 06:15:29 PM
i've always wanted a foot tattoo, but i don't like the idea of a bee on my foot.  i kinda want him to look like he landed somewhere.  i like the arm placement.  i can't decide if i like above or below better, either!  but please post pictures when you get him!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on January 18, 2008 07:59:30 PM
OMG, my friend and I went to two tattoo studios tonight. The first one was taking forever to even answer my question so we left there and went to the place she got hers at, found out a couple of answers to some questions and then left. I was going to get one but decided I didn't have enough money but oh mannn I was so nervous.
It's a new idea I got - single stars, one for each member of my family (including my fiance) in a sorta circle (more like a pentagon) with a shooting star in the middle, for my dad who passed away almost a year ago. I'm really excited to get it but nerrrvous cuz I've heard foot tattoos are painful as f**k. (I want it on the inside part of my right heel)
Man I'm such a poor pansy


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on January 18, 2008 09:46:16 PM
I have a big foot tattoo. It hurt a lot, but I have the impression that it hurts no matter where you put it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on January 20, 2008 12:35:32 AM
While discussing tats with my best friend, we thought of the best placement. (or so we thought) I want to get a milkweed stalk/pods on the inside of my ankle, maybe with a sort of paisley design, like henna. Do you think it would be a bad placement? It's an area where the skin bends and wrinkles a lot. Maybe it will age faster? I looked at my 45 year old mom's ankles and they look pretty good, but I think a tattoo might get a little dull and blurred in that area. I know I'll have to talk to my artist, but I was wondering if anyone had any opinions... here's a pic of the area I want.


Right where that light orangey blob is. That other brown stuff is henna.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on January 20, 2008 11:26:25 AM
That's where I want mine too, except more down on the heel


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on January 20, 2008 01:59:41 PM
Yeah I don't want it above my ankle at all.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on January 20, 2008 09:08:44 PM
i've always wanted a foot tattoo, but i don't like the idea of a bee on my foot.  i kinda want him to look like he landed somewhere.  i like the arm placement.  i can't decide if i like above or below better, either!  but please post pictures when you get him!

I've made an appointment for next Saturday!
Also I think if you want it to look like it is landing then something on the shoulder area would be neat


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on January 21, 2008 11:28:19 PM
I drew out what I wanted on my foot today and I can't wait!
Now my only problem is finding a reputable tattoo shop in my area. I have two or three in mind but I'm not sure how great they are. Has anyone gotten any tats in Sacred Heart Studio in Houston Tx, Bad Boyz tatoos in Clear lake TX, or Tatzu (I think) in Clear Lake? Or is there anyone here from the area who has a good shop they'd recommend?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: redheadskydiver on January 22, 2008 01:54:37 PM
I've gotten pierced at Sacred Heart, my nose, they did a good job with that, but that was about 7 years ago. I also got my first tat at Texas Tattoo Emporium about 6-7 years ago not too far from there, but the guy who did mine has since moved and I'm not in the Houston area any more either. There are a ton of tattoo shops in that area of Houston. How I picked my artist was to go and look at portfolios and find one that I liked and did a lot of the style of what I wanted. I proably went to about 10 shops before picking one and making an appointment. Good luck.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on February 01, 2008 06:00:27 PM
I got mine! I posted a pic on the "come one come all post your tattoo pics" or whatever thread.
After I got it done, I said I didn't think I would get any more, or even get it touched up cuz it hurtttt but now I'm reconsidering... I think I want either f holes, a viola, or an alto clef but I haven't decided which or where.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 04, 2008 09:11:48 PM
okay, I have some tattoo related rambling to do. (this is what happens when you start thinking about tattoos while lying in bed trying to sleep. it makes you start thinking too much and get back up. damn.)

I want a lot of tattoos and I have most of them pretty well planned out. I wanted my next one to either be my Clash/Joe Strummer tribute tattoo or my DIY or DIE tattoo (I want a skull stitched into the skin with button eyes and a banner over it that says "D.I.Y. or DIE" with the needle and thread hanging off the end of the banner. I know it's not SUPER extra original but no idea stealin' plz kthx. hah), in b/w. I had settled on the second one, which I was thinking for on my hip (in roughly the same place as my Isis tattoo which is this



but probably a little closer to the back, as I think it would sit better there and also hipbone = OW.

now the thought occurred to me that this would also look really cool on my shoulder. and then if I wanted to add more crafty stuff later I could. butttt I want a storm scene on my shoulder (lightning bolts coming down from a cloudy/stormy sky over a desert landscape, pyramids on the horizon, probably red hieroglyphs in the clouds - it's for Set :) ). then I also think...I was planning on getting a round tattoo in between my shoulder blades. I don't know what yet but I was thinking maybe something with the alethiometer. (from His Dark Materials...me, geek...naaaahhhh) The storm scene would probably would pretty well there too. It had kind of a nice symmetry on my shoulder though, since on my other shoulder I want a lotus coming out of the water with the sun rising behind it.

as an afterthought, in case this isn't clear, I'm not talking shoulderblade area, actual arm shoulder area.

I could probably get the alethiometer on my hip or worked into another tattoo. I kind of like the idea of it on my hip actually. And also, I'm not even for sure I would want to add more stuff to the crafty one at all - I want it to have kind of an old-school influenced look and I think adding more stuff later might make it look a little "busy". But I was wondering if you guys could tell me where you think the storm scene/crafty tatt would look best? thanks for readin' mah ramblings!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: littlepunkkitty on February 05, 2008 12:41:02 PM
sapphire- i love your crafty tattoo idea!!  im getting a skull with cross needles (one sewing, one knitting) on my left ankle!  i was gonna get it this jan but i have stupid hospital bills :-( so i have to wait. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kiden2 on February 05, 2008 05:51:12 PM
So The Trumpet of the Swan is one of my favorite books...my dad read it to me when I was little.  I wanted to get a tattoo of one of the illustrations from the book.  Do you think this is feasible?  I want it on my forearm.



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: cheera on February 05, 2008 06:25:43 PM
Kiden, I think that would come out amazing. Make sure you look at your artists portfolio and see that he or she does kickass shading work.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on February 05, 2008 07:56:54 PM
that would be AWESOME!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PhunkyThreads on February 06, 2008 08:07:23 PM
I have thought long and hard about my first (and likely only) tattoo, and  I have decided I want a lower back (yes, I want ass antlers) tattoo. I want a heart with wings that looks exactly like my lucky belt buckle, with sparrows on eaither side, holding a ribbon that shows on either side of the tattoo, and just above the top of the heart. I want it to say "love only me"  with one word on each of the 3 sections of ribbon. I also want it in color with a red heart, white wings, and blue and yellow (with a hint of red) sparrows. I wish I could draw and show you what I am talking about. but here are the pics I used for inspiration.

my buckle:



I like this sparrow for my tat, I can easily picture two of them on either side of the heart, holding the ribbon in their beaks



I could also do these sparrows, but I really like the first one



I just saw these and I LOVE THEM!
(exactly what  I want)




any ideas on where to find an artist who can draw out my tattoo idea?





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweets4ever on February 07, 2008 05:27:08 AM
any ideas on where to find an artist who can draw out my tattoo idea?

Any artist that you research/plan on getting the tattoo done by, should be able to draw out your idea for you.  Take the pictures with you, tell them ALL about what you want and they should be able to do it for you.

My artist will take all of the info/ideas from people and work up designs over the weekend.  He emails his ideas out on Mondays.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on February 07, 2008 07:10:07 AM
i'm not sure if anyone has discussed this before, but does anybody know the best place to get tattooed in philly?  (or the best in their opinion?)  i'm posting some photo references to help.

i'm hoping to get an artist who is good with realism:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/517212804_0b50b86e48.jpg?v=0

or even something slightly stylized:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/511211246_2d3db6258c.jpg?v=0


(and while i'm at it, which do you guys like better?)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mayerlove on February 07, 2008 01:21:26 PM
i like the first one a lot better.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PhunkyThreads on February 07, 2008 02:08:12 PM
I like the bee


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on February 07, 2008 02:10:22 PM
I like the first one better, but I love the wings on the second one.

P.S. I promise I'll have a pic of my bee up soon; my camera decided to break so I have to borrow a friend's.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Lola Caracola on February 08, 2008 01:37:19 AM
i'm not sure if anyone has discussed this before, but does anybody know the best place to get tattooed in philly? 

eddie's chinatown tattoo (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=120403129)

i've met braden  (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63493929)and eric  (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63416069)when they visited germany last year. they are excellent tattooers, look at their galleries!

and: i like both bees :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on February 08, 2008 06:05:56 AM
thanks for all the opinions.  i'm really excited to do my research.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: missmuffcake on February 09, 2008 05:10:34 PM
For vday my boyfriend said he will get me started on my Totoro leg piece...I want the large Totoro first...I think this will be my 15th tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JupiterLullaby on February 13, 2008 08:21:18 PM
I want to get a lighthouse for my first tattoo.  I have been in love with them aesthetically for a while now, and the symbolism behind it suits me.  I feel lost in that I do not know where my life is headed (I'm in my third year at Uni and still don't know what I want to do with my life).  I want to get a lighthouse, with its beacon lit, on my right ankle to "guide my feet" and "light my path".  When I am finally settled down in my life, wherever it has led me, I plan to get an anchor on my left ankle.

I found a stock image of a lighthouse online and played with it in Photoshop, and this is similar to what I'm picturing for my tattoo.


I also really love this image, which I found online somewhere through Google, but I don't want my tattoo to be so rectangular.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: xfoxglove on February 13, 2008 09:14:25 PM
i like both.
if you get the second one without the grid, it'll be less rectangular, or if you got only part of the grid, if it faded away, i think it would be really nice!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Brihene on March 10, 2008 09:50:46 AM
I'm getting this tattoo when I turn 18... a while from now xD. But it's for my two horses, and they are the loves of my life and I want them to be with me forever and ever.

I'm also thinking of getting two little horse heads peeking out through the center!

And this one is kinda cheesy, but me and my friend are HUGE Helena Bonham Carter fans, and one of our favourite movies of hers is Dancing Queen, in which her character has a cute sparrow tattoo on her bum, so for our 18th birthdays, we're getting sparrows on our bums xD


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: piaochong on March 10, 2008 10:39:36 PM
i only have one tattoo so far, but i am planning on getting two more!
 one i know definitely is going to be on the back of my neck. it will be a seven pointed star with the astrological symbols of the seven celestial bodies as known by the ancients (the sun, the moon, Jupiter, saturn, mercury,Venus and mars.)

the other one i am still drawing up. it will be a quarter sleeve which will have a pin up-esq girl, incorporated with some tulips (I'm half dutch) my business logo, my Scottish family crest, a koi, a video game reference, and some sewing paraphernalia all jumbled in together. as well as some lines of poetry from one of my favourite poets, Blake.

all in all its gunna be very jumbled, yet still mean a lot to me.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on March 17, 2008 11:04:54 AM
ok, i'm WAYYYY too lazy to scroll thru all the 104 pages of posts to find my old post and see exactly what i said, BUT,

I have a tattoo of my full first name, Katharine (I go by Katie) on my back/butt/right hip-ish area. i wrote it myself w/ sharpie on a piece of paper and took it in and he made the stencil-y thingy from that.

So as for my idea for a tattoo way in the future, when i'm getting married/am married (and no, i'm not even in a relationship now, lol): I'd LOVE to have my husband write his last name (my new last name) in his own handwriting w/ sharpie on a piece of paper and go get that added onto the Katharine that's already there. How adorable would that be?! But I'm already scared of the idea....i mean, you're always told to NOT tattoo someone else's name/initials cuz what if i'd divorce him...soooo yeah, that's my idea, but im not sure i'll do it.

plus, i might, between now and then, get my middle name added, so idk if i'd still wanna add the last name...ya know? ok, i'm rambling. sorry.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MissDisney on March 19, 2008 04:18:48 PM
the only names i will get are my dad's and my dog's (that love just dont die)

i am getting symbols for my husband though, and even if we get divorced, i will have a memory of him...i am a firm believer in getting tattoos today for future memory sake. all of my tattoos (3) remind me of a time in my life...

the *symbols* are a Miami DOlphins Helmet with mickey ears hanging off (old school vintage ears)...right over my heart..he is getting the exact same thing...our other option is to get a Mickey Icon in Dolphin colors...something that represents our 2 greatest passions combined...

and since i am already posting...one of my calves is going to have a symbol for each of my family members and the other will have a collage of images relating to DIsney destinations that i have traveled to...leaving room for all the ones i want to travel to.

i toy with getting my left wrist done, but i would imagine it hurts like hell, so i am scared...but if i do, it is going to be a bracelet that has a celtic knot resting in the middle


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on March 19, 2008 06:18:52 PM
There's a cute article in Bark magazine this month about dog memorial tattoos.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on March 20, 2008 05:28:02 AM
katie: Hm.. well I'm an optimist, and I figure if you marry the guy, it's okay to have his name somewhere on you. And it IS a super cute idea - and then again, it's not just HIS name, it would also YOUR name (if you do take it), so it's not like it's something that would be forgotten. And hey, if you did get divorced & remarried, I think it would be kind of quirky-cool to get the first name crossed out (in tattoo form) and the new last name underneath!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: batgirl on March 20, 2008 05:32:01 AM
 :D! Not sure how husband #2 would like that! :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: krazykt1286 on March 21, 2008 12:07:20 PM
psyche, that would be HILARIOUS. i mean, yeah, i agree w/ batgirl that husband #2 might not exactly like it, but that would be kinda cool...and i mean, if i was getting remarried, husband #2 would need to understand that there was someone before him but it didnt work for whatever reason and he's the new #1......ok, way too hypothetical and weird. lol but yeah, i tend to be an optimist too, so i'd probly end up doing it...i'll just see how it feels in the future, i just think it's a cute idea.... :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on March 24, 2008 05:03:20 PM
Okay, so now for my planning!

I currently have the Japanese kanji for "fly" on the back of my left shoulder... I don't have a picture of it, but here's a picture of the symbol itself that I found on the internet (mine's black though!).
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=118322)

So I'm planning to get the phrase "ad astra" on the back of my right shoulder, which means "to the stars" (in Latin). And around them both... or maybe all across the top of my back? I'd like some swirls similar to the sky in Van Gogh's Starry Night (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/VanGogh-starry_night_edit.jpg/751px-VanGogh-starry_night_edit.jpg),  and maybe a couple stars as well.

Does anyone have any ideas of how to make the two terms in two entirely different languages look like they fit together? And should I do swirls/stars just around the phrases, or across the whole top of my back?


Ooh. And note: this tattoo will remain like this for at least a few years, but it's possible it may turn into a full back tattoo at some point... (with this part as the sky in a night scene with a pirate ship, octopus, etc...)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on March 25, 2008 08:09:58 PM
After I got my first (and only, so far) tattoo, I said I would never get another one cuz it hurt. Noowwww, I want to get another one on the other foot. (My first tattoo - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163401.msg2429927#msg2429927) I love lilies, and even named my baby kitten Lily. At work the other day, I saw a book where the author had celebrities draw flowers which was supposed to reveal soemthing about their personality or some crap, but anyways, Martin Scorsese drew a really pretty picture of two lilies with what looks like blood dripping down. I cropped it to what I'd like - I might want different colors but I think that looks really pretty too. I can't wait!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Rakuette on March 30, 2008 01:48:55 PM
hey tatted craftsters. i posted way back on page 16 about an xavier roberts tattoo on me bum. i still want that one, and actually went to get it, but they wanted way too much money. 

i have since gotten 2 nautical stars, one on each shoulder and rancid (my fav band since i could turn the radio on) between my shoulders.  i'll post pics soon.

the memphis tigers basketball team just beat the snot out of texas, so off to celebrate!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: *knitasaurous on May 02, 2008 10:57:02 PM
Do you guys think that putting a possiblity of a tat on yourself in henna or something is a decent idea? To make sure that you're sure you want it there for a damn long time? See, I wouldn't be able to actually get a tat for some time, thanks to still being a minor, but I desperately want a nautical star on the top of my shoulder, where the joint of my shoulder is. I was thinking that if I did it with henna a couple of times, I'd get used to it being there and be sure that was what I wanted. I have the luck of having a cousin who has lots of ink, including stars on her feet and a sanskrit prayer that matches one on our grandfather, so I'd talk to her about actually getting the thing, even though my mum would hate it. My dad, on the other hand, is talking about getting one on his fiftieth birthday so he won't regret it when he turns fifty, like your mother always told you (You'll hate it when you're fifty!). I'm not super squeamish about needles, thanks to having one broken off and removed from my hand when I was in the third grade and stabbing my self accidentally in my crafty escapades, but I'll probably do the henna anyway, since I'm really paranoid I'll hate anything I do to myself. This is kinda negated by the part where I got freestyle henna done on my hand about a month ago, and it still hasn't gone away, and I both still like it and forget it's there, ha.
So, yeah, my tat idea is to stick a medium sized nautical star in black and purple on top of my shoulder. I got the idea from Project Runway, where Jack from season four has star outlines on his elbows, so the placement would be like that, only on my shoulder instead of the elbow. I always thought I'd get one on either my shoulder blade or the inside of my wrist, but I wouldn't be able to see it on my back and I write all over my wrists because the ink washes off my hands...My homework is currently written there...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on May 05, 2008 05:52:54 PM
i suppose this is a good idea but then you cant do very exact, nor shaded, nor multicolored designs with henna. so it won't be anywhere near your original idea.
if you are not 100 percent sure about what you want and where just wait for another few months (or how long it takes).
if it's just about the idea of having a "stain" on your body i woulndt worry too much if it is on your back. you won't see it very often anyway unless you look for it. :)
also make sure the henna is completely faded and no residues left before you go to get real ink.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 12, 2008 07:30:24 AM
ok, could one of you guys help us? My SO wants to get a tat... hes not a tat or piercing kind of guy... hes a warcraft nerdy sort of guy (no offence meant to WOW users, but he hated when I used to get re-pierced) so I was a wee bit worried when he decided he wanted a tat of the wings from Gabriel (the movie). They go from the neck down to the tailbone if I remember correctly.
Now SO, has NEVER had a piercing before so Im really a bit hesitant about taking him in for a tat this huge (imagine if he couldnt get it finished! if the pain go ttoo much!!) so could someone help me by designing/finding a style like that but smaller... like male hand sized, Ive been searching for 3 weeks now all all I do is find ones I want  :) or not the style he likes, hes also mentioned that the priest logo dodah from WOW is the sort of thing he wants, less all the fuss around it.
Thankyou in advance


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bittersweet_symphony on May 24, 2008 01:19:06 PM
Quote
...hes also mentioned that the priest logo dodah from WOW is the sort of thing he wants, less all the fuss around it.
Bubblegum_phoenix, I could probably help you out with this-- no one would ever guess this when meeting me, but I'm a closet gamer! My brother got me into WoW years ago, and I still play from time to time. I'll post back here or send you a PM if I find something that might be useful  :)

Here's my coming-soon tattoo! I want to get it on top of my right foot, very small (about 3/4 of an inch) just beneath my right baby toe.

And yes, it is from Heroes! I'm not a crazy Heroes fan, though-- I love the simplicity of the symbol and the meaning: God sending great ability-- I can underestimate myself at times despite my better judgement, and the symbol would be a gentle reminder  :)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on May 29, 2008 02:57:57 PM
i have an idea for my next tattoo and i was hoping for some input.

i want a 'new school esq' colored hour glass on my side like under my armpit on my ribs.

the reason being that time is the essence of life..basically...

and another reason my fiance is in the marines for another 3.5 years and will be in iraq soon, and i just wanted to represent that in time we will be together..

sound like a good idea? any other ideas maybe representing time would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 05, 2008 07:48:03 AM
This is what I'm thinking about getting soon.

It was my favorite book as a little kid, I love dogs, and strawberries have a special significance to me.

It probably won't have the green background, and I'll want more of an outline like the cover illustration.



I think I want it on the front of my right shoulder, above the breast, but far enough off to the side that a normal v-neck top would cover it but a really open neckline wouldn't.

Does anyone have experience with white ink? Would it even be worth it to get the white ink, or since I am very fair skinned, should I just leave the white part of the puppy my skin tone? If it would look bad in color, I could always get the puppy done in black & gray and just have the strawberry red. Suggestions welcome!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: unmadehearts on June 05, 2008 08:02:55 AM
both of my tattoo artists dont recommend getting white ink in large areas unless you want the final outcome to have a yellowish tint. The white stays true for the first couple months but then eventually changes


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on June 05, 2008 01:16:08 PM
dang, I was wondering that too about the white ink. One of my friends from college had a flower on her foot that was white and I think it was at least a few years old, and it didn't look bad to me. A little tiny faded like all tats get, but still good. That's the only time I've seen a mostly-white tat so I don't really know.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: imjusmee on June 05, 2008 04:36:32 PM
white tattoos generally turn yellowish tan and like this murky looking color. whites good for highlights and accents but not for a full peice.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on June 05, 2008 06:04:33 PM
I wonder if that has anything with the amount of sunlight the tattoo gets. Hmmmm off to go investigate.
From what I've quickly found - solid white tattoos react differently to different skin types. Most skin types are known to reject white ink, but fair skinned people supposedly hold it better. They say if you tan easily or are in the sun a lot to stay away from white ink tats as they will fade easily/quickly.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 06, 2008 06:48:07 AM
Interesting. I am very fair and the tat would be in a place that doesn't get much sun. I actually can't tan; I burn and then turn white again. The curse of the redhead. I will talk to the artist about it and maybe go with the black outline and gray shading instead of color.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on June 06, 2008 07:25:51 AM
Haha same here, except I'm not a redhead. I don't know if I want a mainly white tattoo anymore after looking at some of the pictures. I'm nervous that mine wouldn't take and these stupid foot tattoos hurt like hell.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: crystalpeace on June 06, 2008 09:28:30 AM
so for as long as i could remember i wanted to get married on 07/07/07...
but thats seriously not happening...soooo...
im gonna get a tattoo inspired by 07/07/07 and God.
but im all out of ideas, any help??


i am not sure if you had gotten an idea but i just thought of one and it would be a religious   but if you put the 3 sevens in the shape of a triangle    here is a rough idea of what i mean
the triangle is a symbol for the trinity (father, son and holy spirit)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on June 06, 2008 03:34:31 PM
white ink: it's a hard colourto do a whole piece in, and most artists will try to steer you away from it because of the likliness of fading and uneven coverage, as well as yellowing.
that being said, i plan on getting a white ink piece later in life. I have visible ink, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for the comittment to facial tats just yet.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Brihene on June 11, 2008 08:24:57 AM
My nanny died last week of lung cancer, and one of the things we had in common was that we both loved Tiger Lilys.
I thought of getting a tattoo of a tiger lily with a lavender ribbon wrapped around it in memory of her.
Good idea, or no?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 11, 2008 08:57:11 AM
Yeah, why not? If you google lily + tattoo images you will see all kinds of examples. The orange flower, green stem & leaves and purple ribbon should compliment each other because it is a secondary triadic color scheme (those 3 colors make a triangle on the color wheel). Unless your nanny was offended by tattoos. Then maybe think of a different way to honor her.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on June 15, 2008 03:58:11 PM
I decided to scale down my original plan from getting a raven and a dove side by side on my back. Instead I'm going to start off smaller with a simple graphic symbol. If anyone has read the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, you'll recognize the Mark of the Eld:



The symbols on top are the Mark of the Eld, the main character in the story's family, and the symbols in a row on the bottom spell out "unfound" in the High Speech. I don't know exactly where I want the Mark of the Eld (maybe on the tops of my feet), but I think I want to do "unfound" around my ankle or across the underside of my wrist.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JackieWhite on June 16, 2008 08:31:14 PM
I turn 18 in August, and one of my birthday presents is a tattoo. 
I'm pretty sure I want my first one to be the veterinary symbol.   I'm entering college for my BS in vet science, and hoping to eventually get into vet school.  I'm horribly unmotivated when it comes to school, but I figure if I have something permanent to remind me that it's my passion, it'll give me the drive to get through schooling.

I've seen it with angel wings as well, but I'm not sure I like that.

Any suggestions on whether or not to get it with detail(ie: scales on the snake, etc) and color?  Or would that just look tacky?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 17, 2008 05:46:10 AM
Jackie, how much detail you should get really depends on how big the tat is. If you want it to be a couple of inches high, there won't be room for much detail, and if you try it will end up looking muddy, especially as it ages and the ink spreads out. To get the kind of detail you talked about, scales on the snake, etc. it would probably need to be several inches high, like half your arm or a good portion of your back.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jshires on June 17, 2008 12:48:00 PM
I have really enjoyed reading everyone's ideas here, as well as looking at everyone's tats on the other two mega threads...My idea I have been throwing around is a Tudor Rose, like this one:
http://www.slippydog.co.uk/tudor/kingsandqueens/tudor_rose.jpg (http://www.slippydog.co.uk/tudor/kingsandqueens/tudor_rose.jpg) And I have found a local artist who does really beautiful floral tattoos. I was thinking this because I am a history major and the Renaissance is my absolute favorite period. I'm particularly in love with the Italian Ren. and plan to do a more elaborate one incorporating some of my favorite Italian artists (or maybe just one artist. I haven't worked it out yet) But, I thought for my first tattoo I should do something a little simpler. My other obsession is Tudor England. Especially Henry VIII and his daughters. So, I thought this would be fitting and pretty as well, and hopefully something I won't tire of later. I'm not sure about placement and size, so I just wondered what you all thought of the concept and any recommendations on placement. Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Domitilla on June 18, 2008 01:40:56 AM
@jakie: I'm studying to become a vet and believe me, you really need to be motivated to do it. At least here in Italy the school is very very hard, time consuming, expensive, and they don't let you see a living animal 'till 3rd year (and the animals you see are the cows that are going to be killed). So go here very motivated and you'll do it ;) !
For the tattoo: I think that being a symbol it doesn't need to be so detailed, in the end it's a graphic symbol that rapresents your passion, and I think that symbols look better when they are simple, because they catch your eye and you are suddenly able to understand what they mean. (bad english, but I hope you can understand ;) )

BTW I'm planning to get a tattoo rappresenting my passion for animals and the fact I'm studying vet medicine too, I was thinking about a little owl on a moon, with "daysleeper" written below it, which is the title of a REM song (my fav group) and reminds of the long periods in which I'll have to stay up all night to study and work. The owl rapresents wisdom and it's the symbol of Athena, so it reminds me of my past studies in liceo classico (high school where you study latin and greek). Plus I would love to work with wild animals and owls in particular.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 18, 2008 09:21:05 AM
jshires, i think that would make a lovely tat, and you could place it anywhere, since it is circular. I could see it between the shoulder blades, on the upper arm near the shoulder, on a hip, etc...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: purplewitchhazel on June 27, 2008 12:16:16 AM
Well ii was going to get my third one a few weeks ago, but i chickened out and got more piercings instead lol. I don't have a drawing, but in my head i had the image of a scarab beetle with a pentacle floating between its front claws.

I like it anyway  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: JustinKase on June 27, 2008 02:32:14 PM
I have so many planned, and so little money to accomplish.  1 every 3-5 years is my plan to get the rest of my tats.
I have two currently (1) a black tribal rose on my thigh, dumb idea when i was underage and 2) My Wife as a Pirate Pinup on my left upper arm).  I will post a picture once I get my camera working again.

The next tattoo I want to get is in honor of my kids.  I want a barrel tattoed on top of my right shoulder with monkeys being poured out and wrapping around my upper right arm. (Barrel of Monkey). I saw this on one guy and instantly thougth of my kids.  I would then incorporate blank rune stone between the lines of monkeys, one set of 4 and one set of 6.  I then want my kids to write their names in the stones (Loki and Frejya) and have the artist tattoo right over their signatures.  This way I will always have a reminder of my little monkeys... and the pain they caused me... Just Kidding.

And that is just tattoo 2 on a list of 6.  I can have my next one after my wife gets her # 1.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 01, 2008 11:32:32 AM
I decided to scale down my original plan from getting a raven and a dove side by side on my back. Instead I'm going to start off smaller with a simple graphic symbol. If anyone has read the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, you'll recognize the Mark of the Eld:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/iforgotmyriddlin/mark-of-eld-unfound.jpg (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/iforgotmyriddlin/mark-of-eld-unfound.jpg)

The symbols on top are the Mark of the Eld, the main character in the story's family, and the symbols in a row on the bottom spell out "unfound" in the High Speech. I don't know exactly where I want the Mark of the Eld (maybe on the tops of my feet), but I think I want to do "unfound" around my ankle or across the underside of my wrist.

That's awesome! I love seeing more people get DT work :) My sleeve is entirely DT-themed (on the tat thread a couple times) I still plan on adding the "unfound" as well as roses(lots), the full ka-tet image from the last book (seen from above), a turtle, the eye of the Crimson King, SK's autograph, and possibly Blaine.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 01, 2008 05:14:19 PM
question??   I really want a tattoo on my wrist....but my husband doesn't want me to.  I have two on my ankle that are old and I want them redone as they just aren't me anymore.  Is there someway I could put a light color and not outline in black...or something I could do ....I'm kinda frustrated.  Is there ink that's not too obvious yet still there for me to see?.  I want a pansy(it's my favorite) and/or a swallow..another favorite.... On my wrist I want the name Yeshua which is the Hebrew pronuncitation of Jesus. thanks a bunch


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 01, 2008 07:30:40 PM
if you can find an artist that is willing to do it, white ink is very subtle; great for tats in areas where youd like them, but they might be too visible for others. I think Yeshua in white ink could look downright classy, be there to show, but subtle enough to not be noticed on a glance. It will take several sessions, though, to make it look right.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 01, 2008 07:41:47 PM
if you can find an artist that is willing to do it, white ink is very subtle; great for tats in areas where youd like them, but they might be too visible for others. I think Yeshua in white ink could look downright classy, be there to show, but subtle enough to not be noticed on a glance. It will take several sessions, though, to make it look right.
  do you think someone would do it?  I think that would be sooo cool in white! but would it fade really fast?  I want to put some really cool designs around it kinda swirly stuff!  I have a dolphin and a peace sign with some color on my ankle done about 15 years ago...they're pretty small but I want to do something else that's pretty.  Is it east to cover that stuff?  thank you so much for the help and ideas! M


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 02, 2008 08:02:14 AM
it does fade fairly quickly, and it's a hard colour to do a whole piece in, but can look really nice, like I said. A lot of artists will not even atempt it, but there are some that are skilled enough.
Check out this link for tons of white ink work: http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/white_ink.html (http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/white_ink.html)
A lot of those are fresh. This one is really well healed, and can give you an idea of what it could look like: http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A70409/high/bmepb498348.jpg (http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A70409/high/bmepb498348.jpg)

As far as covering, if you felt the need, basic coverup (makeup) should do it because of how light it is. There is also a product on the market that is specifically for covering tattoos. I can't remember the name, but a lot of people use it to cover facial tattoos for office jobs, etc.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 02, 2008 09:44:44 AM
I mean like doing another tattoo over it(on my ankle)....there's a lot of black lines....if I get a tattoo, I want to show it! ;D ;D ;D  I should just do it....what's he going to do...divorce me???  LOLOLOL....maybe not so funny....he's SUPER conservative. I want my nose pierced to.   the chest piece on the one girl is just beautiful!  I really like it..but I think I would want some maybe light blue contrast?  I think that would be pretty too....hmmmmm you've been super helpful!!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: polaris082411 on July 07, 2008 09:56:06 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wasabipeasrule on July 09, 2008 07:01:02 PM
On my back, like, between my shoulder blades?



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Arianette on July 09, 2008 07:33:28 PM
Wow. That would be gorgeous. I have a strange obsession with trees. I'm getting a leaf on my wrist Saturday. Post some pics when you get it done.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TheBon on July 09, 2008 09:29:58 PM
On my back, like, between my shoulder blades?

http://www.designsbyjanina.com/prints/treeprint.jpg (http://www.designsbyjanina.com/prints/treeprint.jpg)

That is going to have to be huge to get anywhere near that level of detail. I think you're looking at a full back piece, unless you want to simplify it down.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: bezoona on July 09, 2008 09:40:48 PM
love that, but it will be tough to get all the detail in there..


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on July 12, 2008 03:00:52 AM
I just got into Regina Spektor, and I was listening to Braille the other day, and this lyric;
"Just sitting here and trying to decipher
what's written in Braille upon my skin..."
made me think that a tattoo written in braille would be really cool.
Idk lol.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 12, 2008 06:00:30 AM
I've seen a few braille tattoos, they look neat.
I really like the braille scarification, though. It has the image, as well as the actual raised feel of braille. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on July 18, 2008 11:27:34 PM
That paisley tree is lovely! I do agree that getting all that detail would be tricky though.. although you could always just bring it in and ask your artist to make his or her representation of it!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: acidalbatross on July 20, 2008 07:27:24 AM
Hi!

 I have never gotten a tattoo but I would like to get a little red umbrella (like an inch long) on my wrist. The thing is that I want it to look almost photographic.  Is this reasonable to expect? I don't want a black outline that is colored red. Also, do most tattoo parlors do wrists? There are 2 tattoo places in my town, and I know that I will have to talk to them, but I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice first.

thanks,

B


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on July 20, 2008 09:20:04 AM
Almost photographic detail in an inch-sized tattoo is WAY too much to expect. You'll have to go larger to get that amount of detail.

I've never heard of any of the tattoo shops around here refusing to do wrists, I'm not sure what happens in other cities though.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on July 20, 2008 10:06:24 AM
In my area (Houston) when I was really interested in a hand tattoo, I contacted a couple of really good tattoo shops and both said they refuse to do hand/wrist tattoos on people who don't have visible hand or neck tattoos already, I guess because they don't want to be responsible for a tattoo you might regret if you ever go out into the business world. You'd have to talk to the tattoo shops and see what their policy is on that.
Is there any symbolism to the red umbrella?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on July 22, 2008 04:30:29 AM
Some places I know of will refuse to do highly visible locations like hands and wrists unless you are already heavily tattooed...
One of the two shops that I frequent will try to talk people out of large scale pieces or highly visible ink. A lot of people will let them, so only those that really know what they want and are getting into will end up with ink in those spots.
Just remember that whatever you decide to have inked on you, you will have for the rest of your life, and regardless of what you think, being visibly tattooed will cause others to judge you, and could make it difficult to gain employment later in life. Not that it's right, just that that's they way things are. We live in a very prejudiced society.
And I'm not saying this to talk you out of it, I am visibly tattooed (full sleeve on my left arm, two tats on my left hand, ankle and back of calves all visible most days) I just would suggest thinking about it :)

As for detail, you CAN get a piece that has no black outline, just tell your artist that you would prefer it outlined in the same colour, but you will not have photographic detail in a piece that small.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: CreativeChick8 on July 24, 2008 06:48:30 AM
I REALLLY want to get a half-dollar sized compass rose on the underside of my right wrist. That would  represent my love of the sea, and always being by the sea (I was born on a sailboat, I grew up on the shore, I want to get married on a dock, and I want my ashes to b scattered in the sea)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on July 31, 2008 02:11:23 PM

That's awesome! I love seeing more people get DT work :) My sleeve is entirely DT-themed (on the tat thread a couple times) I still plan on adding the "unfound" as well as roses(lots), the full ka-tet image from the last book (seen from above), a turtle, the eye of the Crimson King, SK's autograph, and possibly Blaine.

Oh sweet lord, I need to see that! Are there pics posted somewhere? I've only seen a few DT tattoos (and out of those only one or two really good ones). Sorry, I get a little giddy any time someone mentions Stephen!  ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on July 31, 2008 02:54:17 PM
I think my next one is going to be on my leg opposite my DIY or DIE tattoo (that's probably not very clear - the DIY or DIE one is on the back of my right calf, this one would be on the back of my left calf), and I was going to do a Clash tattoo but I think I want to keep the crafty theme going for both tattoos...so I'm thinking a sewing machine (that will probably be a hybrid of several actual ones, but end up looking at least a little old school) surrounded by measuring tape, with the words "without passion, we'd be truly dead" (which is a quote from Buffy, and fits since making things is one of my passions) inside the measuring tape under the numbers. Does that sound neat or cheesy?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on July 31, 2008 07:14:10 PM
I think my next one is going to be on my leg opposite my DIY or DIE tattoo (that's probably not very clear - the DIY or DIE one is on the back of my right calf, this one would be on the back of my left calf), and I was going to do a Clash tattoo but I think I want to keep the crafty theme going for both tattoos...so I'm thinking a sewing machine (that will probably be a hybrid of several actual ones, but end up looking at least a little old school) surrounded by measuring tape, with the words "without passion, we'd be truly dead" (which is a quote from Buffy, and fits since making things is one of my passions) inside the measuring tape under the numbers. Does that sound neat or cheesy?

No, that's definitely not cheesy. I like the theme you've got going. I love crafty tattoos and feel the compulsion to compliment people on them whenever I see 'em. Plus, your tattoos are for you and only you (okay, and they're for showing off, too :P). You don't need anybody else to tell you what's cheesy or not. If it feels right, then I'd say it's not cheesy... Did I just contradict myself? lol.

I REALLLY want to get a half-dollar sized compass rose on the underside of my right wrist. That would  represent my love of the sea, and always being by the sea (I was born on a sailboat, I grew up on the shore, I want to get married on a dock, and I want my ashes to b scattered in the sea)

I love that idea, too. I considered getting a compass rose as well, only it meant something a lot different to me. My high school theater company (which I was pretty involved in) was the Compass Theater Acting Company. I thought about getting the rose with CTAC underneath, but decided on something else. And, as everyone's been saying, it's probably a bad idea to get that tat on your wrist if it's your first one. I know a girl who has plugs and several visible tattoos and she'd been turned down for loads of jobs. Would it be your first?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on August 01, 2008 10:02:32 AM
pikaboo26 - here's the first session:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg1192798#msg1192798 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg1192798#msg1192798)
here's the second session:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg1525738#msg1525738 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg1525738#msg1525738)

It's on hold finishing, though. I got pregnant, and have to wait until I'm done nursing...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on August 01, 2008 11:40:13 AM
Wow. I love it! And Shardik is especially crazy-good. Now I'm really determined to get my DT tattoo.

And congrats on the baby, by the way. Who doesn't love a crafty little bundle of joy?  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: instantkarma on August 15, 2008 08:50:06 AM
For the longest time I have been thinking about getting a sword and butterfly together somewhere, but I don't think that's really going to happen. It would be a memory tattoo, and after thinking about what that would really mean, I don't think I'm into it. Don't get me wrong, getting tattoos in memory of people is a fine idea, but my tattoo couldn't watch me graduate or walk me down the aisle or advise me when I buy my first house or have kids...and that's why I'm now leaning towards being against the idea.

More recently, I've been thinking about getting cherry blossoms somewhere. Cliched? Ehh, I like them. They would probably be in a more artistic/painted-on type of style rather than a traditional style.

I would also like to get a lyric from "Cells" by The Servant. The lyric is "All I do I wanna do with you"...or "want to"...depends on your preference, I guess. :) Anyway, The Servant is a favorite band for a lot of my friends and I, and the song is very beautiful. I really like how it talks about being in love and doing the things you love to do while balancing that with being grown up and having to live a more adult life with mortgages and cooking dinner and such. I also think that if I got it, it would also represent my love for my boyfriend of two and a half years, although I don't want to get something that is only associated with him unless we break up or something.

My boyfriend is thinking of getting some type of half-sleeve devoted to anime and manga, which, while I think it's a little dorky, could also be really cool if he chose the right combination of characters and had a great artist and such. I've tossed around the idea of an anime/manga tattoo as well, but I think mine would be a symbol instead of a character...like the symbol on Ed's jacket in Fullmetal Alchemist. *dork who loves FMA* :D Someone I know has that symbol behind her ear and I think it looks really cool.

The last thing I've thought about getting a tattoo for/about would be my desire to become a social worker and my reasons behind choosing that career path. I had a really awful childhood and teenage life, and while I've been working towards getting over that, I also want to keep it in my mind because it's one of the motivating factors behind my going to school and getting my degree to work in a child protection field.

Oh, wait, there was one more thing, but I'm sure all of us crafters really secretly want one - a crafty tattoo. Mine would be of a crochet hook and a ball of yarn, with some type of crafty text to go along with it.

That was a lot. I'm sorry; I think about things waaay too much. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Hltrskltr on August 18, 2008 07:38:08 AM
I don't know if I'll ever get a tattoo...since I hate pain and have a phobia of needles =)
But if I do, I've always thought it would be cool to get two tiny tiny little footprints (like bare feet footprints) somewhere...very discrete and subtle...but cool. I don't know where though...maybe on my shoulder blade? Anyway...just thought it would be interesting...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: instantkarma on August 18, 2008 10:09:02 AM
I don't know if I'll ever get a tattoo...since I hate pain and have a phobia of needles =)
But if I do, I've always thought it would be cool to get two tiny tiny little footprints (like bare feet footprints) somewhere...very discrete and subtle...but cool. I don't know where though...maybe on my shoulder blade? Anyway...just thought it would be interesting...

I too hate pain and have a huge phobia of needles, but I feel like it'd be worth it. Bring friends. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on August 18, 2008 12:55:58 PM
Same here. Bring friends, but preferably ones who are getting tatt'ed too. I brought my sister and my friend (who recommended the place) and it hurt like a B but it somehow seemed better knowing that my sister would soon be feeling the same pain haha.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 11, 2008 10:17:34 AM
I have two challenges for y'all:

1. Has anyone here read Neverwhere? I think a Neverwhere tattoo (or an American Gods tattoo) would be really, really cool but I have no idea what it would consist of. Ideas?

2. I was thinking of getting "Are you ready to be strong?" (which is from the last episode of Buffy) tattooed on me somewhere but I want a background image. Ideas?

Should be getting some new ink later this month! Squee!! ahem yes anyways. thanks for the help guys!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: celticgoddess on September 11, 2008 10:24:00 AM
An American Gods tattoo would be cool, but I don't know what would represent the book.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 11, 2008 10:46:35 AM
An American Gods tattoo would be cool, but I don't know what would represent the book.

I know right? That's the problem I run into. The only thing I could think of is the phrase "only the gods are real", from the intro, but again the problem of only text and no image. For Neverwhere, I suppose I could get a door. Maybe I'll combine the two and get a door with the phrase under it :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: usagi32211 on September 11, 2008 06:08:59 PM
Neverwhere was made into a comic book a few years ago.  You might want to see if one of your local shops has a copy of the trade in stock.  There may be some good picture references in there to spark your imagination.  My husband has the series, but I never got around to reading the whole thing, so I can't remember if there were any repeating images/symbols in it.

For the Buffy quote, what about a stake with the words winding around it or encircling it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 11, 2008 06:40:09 PM
Neverwhere was made into a comic book a few years ago.  You might want to see if one of your local shops has a copy of the trade in stock.  There may be some good picture references in there to spark your imagination.  My husband has the series, but I never got around to reading the whole thing, so I can't remember if there were any repeating images/symbols in it.

For the Buffy quote, what about a stake with the words winding around it or encircling it?

I thought of that but I don't know, it seems like it'd be kind of hard to make a stake look cool. ya know?

I'll see if I can find the comic book anywhere nearby, that sounds interesting anyways :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on September 19, 2008 12:36:08 AM
My fiance and I got a new kitten recently, and we named him Max. I still have to get my lily tattoo (in honor of my love of lilies and my other cat named Lily), but after that I want to get one for Max. I don't like portrait tats so the only thing I can think of to rep him is a volume knob that has "min" and "max" on the knob, with an arrow or something pointing to "max." I can't find a pic that I really like so I guess I'll have to have my artist draw something up.
Does it sound lame?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 19, 2008 06:02:33 AM
I think that sounds like a cute idea!! :D

I solved my Neverwhere dilemma. I was already planning on getting a tattoo of the alethiometer (or at least the symbols) from the His Dark Materials series, so I'm going to get the circle of symbols, with a basic door outline inside (meant to be like the one the main character scratches on the wall at the end of the book) and the key he gets from the character test aligned vertically inside the door. Not sure if I'm describing it right but it should be REALLY cool once it gets done.

Still nowhere on the Buffy tattoo though!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ShdwShifter on September 30, 2008 05:13:59 PM
Im getting a black light ink to commemorate the loss of my best friend.  She wanted to get a trinity symbol and I helped her with the design.  Im trying to see if I want to put dates on it or not.

Also, the phrase 'no day but today' meant a lot to us both.  so any ideas?


with
 its balanced, the paper folded.

with out


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on September 30, 2008 05:19:33 PM
I'm trying to figure out what I want for my son!!!
He's 6 months now :)

Placement is on the side of the neck.
So, my ideas are between two:
Either a daffodil with his name in fiance's handwriting (March birthday = daffodil birth flower)
Or a rat with a mohawk and his name in fiance's hadnwriting (Born 2008, year of the rat)

He is an aries, and I'm not really into a ram on my neck lol
I have slight conflict with the two listed, though,a s he is a BOY and apparently flowers are too girly to get for a boy. And I think a rat on the side of my neck could be rather creepy....

What do you think? Creepy rat or girly flower?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on September 30, 2008 05:45:22 PM
So I tend to get tattoos to commemorate different times in my life. And I have had an awesome year, so I decided I wanted to get my other hip tattoo and I am thinking about something like this:



Dogwoods are my favorite trees and I have plenty of happy memories laying in or under one. All my tattoos are black/gray, so this one will probably follow suit.

What do you all think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on September 30, 2008 07:19:38 PM
I love how elegant black and gray work looks. As for dogwoods, they are very pretty :) If it means a lot to you, then go for it!
Although, with having all black and gray, a hint of colour in the centers (not full out brights, just a muted hint of it) could really make them stand out...
It's a beaufitul and simple piece regardless of how you do it :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Yumboldt on October 01, 2008 03:12:59 AM
Im getting a black light ink to commemorate the loss of my best friend.  She wanted to get a trinity symbol and I helped her with the design.  Im trying to see if I want to put dates on it or not.

Also, the phrase 'no day but today' meant a lot to us both.  so any ideas?



ok, I don't have any creative input here, but "no day but today" makes me think of RENT, and so if that's where the phrase comes from for you, you are now loved!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: grendelsmom on October 01, 2008 07:04:54 AM
blushingbluegrass:  dogwoods in greyscale would be lovely, and the branches could be manipulated to make any kind of curve you wanted for maximum line effect.

shdwshifter:  if you keep the text, I'd drop the "no" and "day" down so they're almost inside the curves - but I like it just as well without, the curves make it very elegant.

jezebel:  I don't think daffodils are real girly - and if it's any help, Narcissus was male (I know, but daffs and narcissi are related!).  One of my favorite myths. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on October 01, 2008 02:10:43 PM

What do you think? Creepy rat or girly flower?

i love the idea with the mohawk rat, and while a flower is more of a timeless thing, i find the rat image very sweet. does it represent him in any other way than being his chinese birth sign?
depending on the style and size of the image, the rat could carry that flower in his mouth, or would that be too much?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ShdwShifter on October 02, 2008 12:00:10 AM
jessikok: it is from rent. it was our fav musical! thanks!



grendelsmom: thanks! there were kinda floating out there



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on October 02, 2008 06:16:48 AM
i love the idea with the mohawk rat, and while a flower is more of a timeless thing, i find the rat image very sweet. does it represent him in any other way than being his chinese birth sign?

The rat is his birthsign; that's the only way...but the mohawk is for him as well - he was born with a full head of hair, and almost all of it fell out, except for the top strip. Now that the rest of his hair is growing back in, this stuff has gotten rather long and it looks like a little mohawk. Ocassionally we style it up with water. It doesn't last long, but we get a lot of "oh, that's so cute!"


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Megzy818 on October 02, 2008 05:53:55 PM
well i've been toying around with this idea for ages and after today i know i need to get it

both of my grandfathers were in the navy, and my husband is in the navy, i never met my fathers father and my moms father just died today (R.I.P. Grandpa  :'() so I want to get a traditional anchor, with 3 nautical stars total one on each side of the anchor and one just below it, hopefully I will be going to get it when my husband gets back next week, if not the week after, i just have to figure out where i want to get it...cant be my shoulders because i already have 9 stars going shoulder to shoulder, i'm thinking on the back of my calf? of on my left arm cause the veins lead straight to the heart...any other ideas for placement?

thanks in advance gals and guys
 <3 Megzy


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on October 04, 2008 12:10:29 AM
I'm not 18 for another year and a half or so, but I thought of one that would definitely mean a lot to me.

I'd have it on my shoulder blade, not sure which one. It'd be three Kanji symbols, placed vertically. The symbol for Heaven would be on the top, Earth would be in the middle, and Hell would be on the bottom.

They'd probably be little, maybe an inch or half an inch wide?

But first of all, I'm religious. Most people are shocked to learn this, but, whatever. This tattoo would mean a lot to me that way, but heaven and hell represent everything I've gone through in my life, positive and negative. And the fact that they are together in one tattoo represents to me that one cannot exist without the other.

Idk, I have plenty of time to work out all the details but I like the idea a lot so far.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on October 05, 2008 06:54:10 AM
well i've been toying around with this idea for ages and after today i know i need to get it

both of my grandfathers were in the navy, and my husband is in the navy, i never met my fathers father and my moms father just died today (R.I.P. Grandpa  :'() so I want to get a traditional anchor, with 3 nautical stars total one on each side of the anchor and one just below it, hopefully I will be going to get it when my husband gets back next week, if not the week after, i just have to figure out where i want to get it...cant be my shoulders because i already have 9 stars going shoulder to shoulder, i'm thinking on the back of my calf? of on my left arm cause the veins lead straight to the heart...any other ideas for placement?


So sorry to hear about your grandpa. I hope that he now rests in peace.

As for the placement on the tattoo, how would it look on your back, over your heart? Maybe that would be too many stars.... hmmm...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Megzy818 on October 06, 2008 04:36:15 PM
he was sick for a while but getting better so we didnt expect it, i'm sure hes much more comfortable now, i wont be able to ge tthe tattoo for another couple weeks but i'll definately be asking the artist what they think as well, and probably being a pain in the but asking them to put the stencil on in a couple different places and decideing what i like best i do like the back idea  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: beckashell on October 19, 2008 07:00:39 PM
Hey guys,
I'm looking at getting a fairy tattoo. But google isn't finding what i'm looking for. I want a fairy sitting on a mushroom, holding her legs with her wings in the fairy. A pretty/cute looking fairy.
Any picture suggestions??
Thanks heaps!!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: missmuffcake on October 28, 2008 10:51:00 PM
I want to get a tattoo of my cat Mar, the cat bus from Totoro to go with my Totoro piece and Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba...I just need about $500!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 29, 2008 02:31:06 PM
Hey guys,
I'm looking at getting a fairy tattoo. But google isn't finding what i'm looking for. I want a fairy sitting on a mushroom, holding her legs with her wings in the fairy. A pretty/cute looking fairy.
Any picture suggestions??
Thanks heaps!!

Keep in mind that if you find one that is *sort of* what you want "but..." any tattoo artist worth his or her salt should be able to modify a picture to suit you. If you don't like any of the ones below, you might try doing a search through myspace comments - I've seen lots of fairy images there.

http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/fy-smallthng.jpg
http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/fairy-garden.jpg
http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/fairy-mushroomAB.jpg
http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/fairy-brat.jpg
http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/fairy-mushroom-rust.jpg
http://www.vikingattic.com/faries_dragons/images/fae/mushroom_fairy.jpg
http://images.elfwood.com/art/l/a/lannysmith/fairy.jpg
http://www.anonymousspace.com/albums/userpics/112625/Fairy_On_Mushroom.jpg
http://images.elfwood.com/art/a/l/alexpass/fairymushroom.jpg
http://karma.amoorephotography.com/items/fairyonmushroom.jpg


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: beckashell on October 29, 2008 06:51:09 PM
Thankyou so much!! You put a LOT of work into finding those fairies and most are ones I hadnt found myself!!
Thanks for the myspace tip.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: elmpixie on November 10, 2008 12:20:08 AM
So! i really want to have the constellation orion on my foot, and i want something between these two how should i combine these?





I also really want something with sewing... like stitches making the constellation? or maybe a different stitch tattoo.  But something original and really different, no stars or hearts... maybe a dogwood blossom, or a sweet pea, or maybe a bird... a or a manta ray,or what else...! what could i "embroider" on my skin?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: elmpixie on November 10, 2008 12:22:07 AM
ooh! or maybe I can sew words onto my skin. 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mynameis_jinx on November 24, 2008 10:49:46 AM
I always knew that if I got a tattoo, I'd want it to be of my own artwork - and I finally came up with a design that I like enough.  It's a Celtic tree of life (original concept (c) Jen Delyth (http://www.celtictreeoflife.net/), but this particular design is mine):


(like this but with better colors, my camera washed it out)

The only question now is, where the heck can I put it?  I want it to be somewhere I can see without setting up a complicated system of mirrors (since I want to actually be able to look at my shiny new tattoo once it's finished), but it needs to be somewhere easily concealed, in case I get a job where they frown on tattoos.  Any ideas?

...that won't be crazy painful?  I am kind of a wuss.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on November 24, 2008 12:00:54 PM
I got mine on the inside of my heel. Easy to see, easy to hide.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: TexasThistle on November 27, 2008 07:19:00 PM
I would like to do something like this





I have seen these cartoons before....who draws them?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jennifermgault on November 28, 2008 04:23:47 PM



i dont know who did that specific one. BUT i do know of an artist that does VERY similar art i really really like his stuff, and i forget his name...anyways look at some of his work at www.pinuptoons.com (http://www.pinuptoons.com) he did playing cards for suicide girls and stuff. yeah.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Trekky on December 07, 2008 11:05:29 AM
Hello all!

I want a floral half sleeve on my left arm.  I really want something different.  I am really into textiles and have thought about having something based on marimekko flowers, or some super kitsch 1950s floral textile design (similar to some orla kiely designs).

Any comments / suggestions welcome :)

Thanks


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on December 08, 2008 07:05:22 AM
I vote for kitschy 50's floral textile print.
Flower sleeves are done and done and done, but this is a new spin, and it sounds super-cute!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 08, 2008 11:31:25 AM
So I tend to get tattoos to commemorate different times in my life. And I have had an awesome year, so I decided I wanted to get my other hip tattoo and I am thinking about something like this:


Dogwoods are my favorite trees and I have plenty of happy memories laying in or under one. All my tattoos are black/gray, so this one will probably follow suit.

What do you all think?

So, I did it! I got this tattoo today, and it looks awesome! I will post pics as soon as it is healed up!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on December 11, 2008 12:18:07 AM
My avatar is my Warcraft tattoo. Its the Orc/Horde symbol. I had it done in May. Its on the back of my right calf. I want to expand on it and get the full orc shield but I'm a little hesitant due to low funds and not sure how long it would take.


Sorry kinda a newb here and I cant post pics yet, but I can update very soon with hubbys and my tattoos.  :-[

Can't wait to see your new tat pics. Tee Hee


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MareMare on December 15, 2008 04:19:23 PM
I got mine on the inside of my heel. Easy to see, easy to hide.

Wow, never heard of that. I used to work with several people with toe tattoos...seems like that would tickle lol   ;D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on December 22, 2008 06:58:10 AM
I'm waiting to get my tattoo until I lose 50 pounds- my tattoo will be my reward.  LOL.  I'd like a paw print to represent my love of animals.  I also really like the sparrow tattoos that are kind of popular- I love birds.  And I'd really like to have something to do with crochet because it's my obsession.  Not sure which one to get first.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Aislynn on January 02, 2009 08:48:18 AM
Hi everyone!  I'm with amigurl55, on wanting to lose weight before I get one, but I figured I'd share a picture of what I plan to get.  I'd like to get it on the inside of my ankle...someplace I can see and show off, and yet also easily hide for the office.  Hope you like it!

(I drew it in AutoCad, so it's not the best rendering, but you get the idea)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on January 03, 2009 01:45:49 AM
1. Has anyone here read Neverwhere? I think a Neverwhere tattoo (or an American Gods tattoo) would be really, really cool but I have no idea what it would consist of. Ideas?

So... just finished reading American Gods last week. I new I had heard of it somewhere waaaay before I ever read it and remembered this thread. I MUST HAVE AN AMERICAN GODS TAT NOW! Totally with you on that one. I'm getting sucked into Neil Gaiman's little universe. I'm thinking about getting one from the Sandman series too, but I don't want something overdone or cheese like a kanji symbol for "Dream" or something, so I'm at a loss for ideas on that one. (Does anyone except sapphire_distortion get that? lolz). Anywho... as for the American Gods tat, I thought of getting that Herodotus quote, "Call no man happy until he is dead." Of course, that would be more from Herodotus than Neil Gaiman, but I still think it sounds pretty cool. Or, the blue forget-me-nots that Easter has around her wrist (although I know of at least one person who already has this). Still trying to rack my brain for other ideas.

I also decided somewhere along the line that I really need a pink elephant tattoo. I think 'cause I loved Dumbo so much as a kid. But it'd be more anatomically correct and less of a cartoon (can't stand really girly tats). Think National-Geographic-type elephant but pink and with ridiculously tiny wings. And possibly drinking alcohol. :)

Oh, and did you ever get that Neverwhere piece you were talking about? If so, post pics, woman! :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 03, 2009 06:53:48 AM
I'm STILL contemplating the exact tattoo for my son.
I'm pretty sure I posted a while back on this....
I'm also still leaning towards a daffodil, because I think a big yellow flower would look killer on the side of my neck :)
I made a quick (and crappy) mock-up the other day. It's on the left side, and I'd want it on the right, but it gives me an idea anyways...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: moldiegoldie on January 03, 2009 08:35:32 AM
brave spot!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on January 03, 2009 08:59:17 AM
Quote from: pikaboo26
So... just finished reading American Gods last week. I new I had heard of it somewhere waaaay before I ever read it and remembered this thread. I MUST HAVE AN AMERICAN GODS TAT NOW! Totally with you on that one. I'm getting sucked into Neil Gaiman's little universe. I'm thinking about getting one from the Sandman series too, but I don't want something overdone or cheese like a kanji symbol for "Dream" or something, so I'm at a loss for ideas on that one. (Does anyone except sapphire_distortion get that? lolz). Anywho... as for the American Gods tat, I thought of getting that Herodotus quote, "Call no man happy until he is dead." Of course, that would be more from Herodotus than Neil Gaiman, but I still think it sounds pretty cool. Or, the blue forget-me-nots that Easter has around her wrist (although I know of at least one person who already has this). Still trying to rack my brain for other ideas.

Oh, and did you ever get that Neverwhere piece you were talking about? If so, post pics, woman! :D

I'm not sure what a good American Gods tat would be. I DID come up with something for Neverwhere though - this is going to be in my back piece that I'm starting asap (when I have the money *big sigh*). I'm going to have the symbols from the alethiometer (from the His Dark Materials series) in the circle, drawn like the alethiometer and everything...and then inside that circle, have a basic sketch of a door (just three lines, like towards the end of Neverwhere) and a key (like the one he finds in the chamber, after passing the test) vertically inside the door. And then I'll have Huginn and Munnin on each shoulder, which is mostly because the vast majority of my ancestry is Scandinavian, but the association with American Gods doesn't help either ;) I cannot WAIT to have it all done. I would like to have a knotwork design under the alethiometer, following the curve of my back and coming to a point at my waist, but I want something specifically Norse-influenced, not Celtic knotwork, and I am having a hell of a time finding it, so it might have to wait.

PS - if anyone steals my tattoo idea (all of it, anyways, I certainly wouldn't mind someone taking the Neverwhere idea and running with it) I will hunt you down and poke you to death with pins :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 03, 2009 12:23:23 PM
I'm STILL contemplating the exact tattoo for my son.
I'm pretty sure I posted a while back on this....
I'm also still leaning towards a daffodil, because I think a big yellow flower would look killer on the side of my neck :)
I made a quick (and crappy) mock-up the other day. It's on the left side, and I'd want it on the right, but it gives me an idea anyways...
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/w0edcmlx.jpg

I think it would look great, plus you'd always have your own personal accessory when you go out!  :D  I want a tatt on the back right side of my neck of my son's initials, just not sure what font, maybe Morpheus?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on January 03, 2009 01:44:52 PM
Quote
I DID come up with something for Neverwhere though - this is going to be in my back piece that I'm starting asap (when I have the money *big sigh*).

My problem as well. I seriously have 10 different ideas on the back burner because I'm flat broke and haven't even been able to afford my first one. These are the ones I can remember at the moment:

-the symbol for Ka from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
-the Mark of the Eld and "Unfound," also from the same series
-a dove and a raven facing each other (mirror images) with some type of scrollwork under their feet
-SOMETHING from American Gods/Sandman (maybe forget-me-nots around my ankle rather than my wrist or Herodotus)
-flying pink elephant
-too many literary tat ideas to list here


I found a Sandman tattoo on Contrariwise. It said ,"Sometimes when you fall, you fly." -



So angry she beat me to it, lol. I love Contrariwise. I would suggest checking it out if you want a literary tattoo but you're at a loss for words. :P http://www.contrariwise.org/ (http://www.contrariwise.org/)

Also, Jezebel, I love the daffodil. The tat is supposed to be for you AND your son, so I don't think the flower is a bad choice. You're the one who has to wear it everywhere, after all. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dancedupapillon on January 03, 2009 05:09:46 PM
I'm still not sure if I'll ever get it, but I'm thinking a Petit Prince tattoo would be the way to go for me.

I'd either do a quote about the "grandes personnes" (I'm not sure how it's translated, but it means "grownups") because I'm going to be a teacher, so the child's perspective is important to me, or the sheep, which I would probably get with my sister.

Another one I might get is Blaise from Claude Ponti's picture books.  He's a masked chick that shows up in the illustrations of almost all of Ponti's works.  I'm not sure if they've been translated, but they're worth looking up just for the pictures.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on January 03, 2009 07:13:31 PM
Quote
I DID come up with something for Neverwhere though - this is going to be in my back piece that I'm starting asap (when I have the money *big sigh*).

My problem as well. I seriously have 10 different ideas on the back burner because I'm flat broke and haven't even been able to afford my first one. These are the ones I can remember at the moment:

-the symbol for Ka from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
-the Mark of the Eld and "Unfound," also from the same series
-a dove and a raven facing each other (mirror images) with some type of scrollwork under their feet
-SOMETHING from American Gods/Sandman (maybe forget-me-nots around my ankle rather than my wrist or Herodotus)
-flying pink elephant
-too many literary tat ideas to list here


I found a Sandman tattoo on Contrariwise. It said ,"Sometimes when you fall, you fly." -

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/iforgotmyriddlin/1223288039_eaea36d71c_o-300x225.jpg

So angry she beat me to it, lol. I love Contrariwise. I would suggest checking it out if you want a literary tattoo but you're at a loss for words. :P http://www.contrariwise.org/ (http://www.contrariwise.org/)

Also, Jezebel, I love the daffodil. The tat is supposed to be for you AND your son, so I don't think the flower is a bad choice. You're the one who has to wear it everywhere, after all. :)

I'll check out Contrariwise! Yes, I have two V for Vendetta tattoos (Guy Fawkes mask with "ideas are bulletproof" and the quote from Valerie about the inch), a Clash tattoo, a Buffy quote tattoo, and very possibly some kind of day of the dead flapper or just pretty lady tattoo.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Molly.Connelly on January 03, 2009 08:33:10 PM
I'm way scared of needles but there are several tattoo ideas that I've been tossing around for awhile.
first I would like this one (don't know where). it's the symbol for the Shriners. I had my back surgery done at the Shriner's Hospital in Houston when I was 14. I thought it would be a good homage to them.


second I would like this one on my back. I'm not sure about the spine in the middle though. I would have to tweak it to fit around my scar if I did keep it. but I think I'd like it better without it.


and so that you can see my scar better:

I would never ever tattoo over that scar.
I heard that back tattoos hurt more but I also heard that since they cut alot of nerves for my surgery that it shouldn't hurt very much. you could touch my back near my scar and I would barely tell that you where touching me.

and possibly the most important one that I am REALLY considering getting is this one. a friend of mine drew it for me. I've definately decided against the letters though and I want it smaller but I really love this tattoo. it's for my grandfather who died in Vietnam. he's the only family member I have that I look anything like.


my grandpa:


and a old not so great picture of me with no make-up and looong hair, but it best shows how much I look like him:


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on January 03, 2009 11:38:55 PM
I'd either do a quote about the "grandes personnes" (I'm not sure how it's translated, but it means "grownups")

Literally translated it means "big people," but yeah, you got the gist of it. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mrskimmyl on January 04, 2009 07:32:00 AM
phoenix_michiko:

They're all great, but I especially love the back tattoo! I also think it's great that you don't want to cover your scar. From what I've heard, the reason that back tattoos hurt so much is because of the shoulder blades: anytime you go over a bone that's near to the surface it's (supposedly) pretty painful.

BTW: You're grandpa was one handsome guy!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kissthegirl on February 24, 2009 03:03:18 PM
I've been wanting a tattoo for about the last five years, but 1 have been trying to  find the perfect idea and 2 have been trying to get over my fear of the pain. I've finally decided that I want to get a small Lung Cancer awareness ribbon on my left foot, in honor of my grandmother who died from it in 2003. I figure if she could go through 2 years of chemo and 2 surgeries, I can deal with 30 min of pain.
 My only concern is that the ribbons for Lung Cancer are white/pearl. how well does white ink stay?? I dont really want to get it touched up all the time, and would most likely just get the black outline if it's not going to stay. Any help/tips about white ink??


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 24, 2009 05:21:48 PM
white ink is a lot of touching up, if you're doing just white. it usually doesnt look "right" the first time.
a solid white ink tat, although subtle and pretty is a big commitment. and a lot of artists don't like to do them. white/pearl can also be represented by white/clear, depending on which resource you use. I had an artist tell me that yellow can also represent lunch cancer (I designed a piece for a friend who's father passed from it) but have found no proof of this.
She opted to colour it pink. Although the colour for breast cancer, she felt that a black outline with no colour looked unfinished in her piece. The pictures I took are not QUITE finished, as she later returned to have her father's name and DOB/DOD put in the ribbon tails.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on February 24, 2009 06:13:44 PM
So as I've stated before, I'm waiting until I lose 50 pounds to get my tattoo.  That'll be my reward!  I have a little less than 40 to go, so it's going to be a while.

Anyway, I'm thinking I want to incorporate my love of animals, yarn crafts, and my husband into the tattoo.  He has a tat of the Subaru rally logo, so I'd kind of like to have the stars from that.  Not sure how to work it in with yarn and animals, though.  Any ideas from creative craftster peeps?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: crystalpeace on February 24, 2009 07:58:45 PM
So as I've stated before, I'm waiting until I lose 50 pounds to get my tattoo.  That'll be my reward!  I have a little less than 40 to go, so it's going to be a while.

Anyway, I'm thinking I want to incorporate my love of animals, yarn crafts, and my husband into the tattoo.  He has a tat of the Subaru rally logo, so I'd kind of like to have the stars from that.  Not sure how to work it in with yarn and animals, though.  Any ideas from creative craftster peeps?

what kind of animals were you thinking of having in the tattoo? 


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on February 24, 2009 10:05:05 PM
So as I've stated before, I'm waiting until I lose 50 pounds to get my tattoo.  That'll be my reward!  I have a little less than 40 to go, so it's going to be a while.

Anyway, I'm thinking I want to incorporate my love of animals, yarn crafts, and my husband into the tattoo.  He has a tat of the Subaru rally logo, so I'd kind of like to have the stars from that.  Not sure how to work it in with yarn and animals, though.  Any ideas from creative craftster peeps?


How about a knitted Subaru rally logo, unraveling into a ball of yarn being eaten by an animal of your choice?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: kissthegirl on February 25, 2009 08:33:02 AM
jezebel-- thanks for your advice about the white ink.... I think I may just leave it as an outline, because when I think of yellow ribbons, I think of the soilders/troops. other colors are nice, but not the look I'm going for.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: elmpixie on February 25, 2009 10:58:57 AM
So I have a whole list of ideas!

A bluebird and a sprig of forget me nots on my left wrist for my grandmother

The constellation orion on my left foot

A dandelion with the tufts flying off and turning into either birds or stars, or perhaps birds then stars going up my right calf,

A grizzly bear hugging the state of california (i dont' know where yet) maybe with a CA poppy too,

and something crafty! but I don't know what yet. 

AND as a treat when I lose the weight I want to, quote marks on my hips!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on February 26, 2009 07:31:19 PM
I was thinking either a cat or a paw print.  I was thinking maybe a pirate kitty skull with crossed knitting needles knitting the Subaru rally stars.  DH thinks its a silly idea.  Back to the drawing board.  I mean, if I could draw.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Domitilla on February 27, 2009 11:04:15 AM
got my appointment for may the 6th!!! Yay!!!! I'm going to have a little owl on a branch made of swirls (don't know how to explain) with a full moon on the back ground. The owl it's for my love for animals and owls in particular and to celebrate the fact that I'm studying to be a vet. The full moon is ispired by the cover of the REM best off album. I've been thinking about this tattoo for 3 years and finally made a dream about the final design a couple of weeks ago. It will be based on my design. Ah and I'm going to have it on my upper back, don't if on the center or on the left side.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 04, 2009 05:56:45 AM
I currently dont have any tattoo's because I'm waiting for 1. money and 2. to find someone in my area who uses vegan ink.
But here are the tattoo's I want...
a mandala similar to this but less... sparkly. :)

or like this


8, for infinity, it being my favourite and lucky number, and for other reasons. Because I always find everything somehow relates back to 8... maybe because I obsessively try to find the ways..:D


A Buffy quote.. but I cant make up my mind which one... :D (Buffy is not only my biggest obsession, but my solace..helped me through a lot of stuff.. and continues to do so.)

"The hardest thing in this world...is to live in it." Buffy / Dawn
"Here endeth the lesson" The Master/Spike/Buffy

or perhaps a yellow crayon... hardcore buffy fans will understand :D hehe

I also want something Mario related.. another obsession, and also because when I was in school, I used to hallucinate a lot, I still do on occasion but not as vividly as I used to, at that time I was walking down the stairs to go to class and I looked out the window and saw mario jumping across the buildings outside..ever since then, mario and everything super mario bros. related has been a big thing for me  ;D hehe. At that time in my life I was in quite a dark place, and that image sort of acted as a guardian angel for me.. as stupid as that sounds.. so i want something to remind me of that, the darkest places I've been and yet theres something as silly and wonderful as that to help me 'jump' out of/over it. :)

Thats actually not all I want, but I dont want to bore anyone.
:)



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: beckashell on March 04, 2009 06:15:51 AM
I'm going into NYC this weekend to get my first tattoo. Anyone have anywhere they recommend to go get it??

This is what i'll be getting:


I was thinking wrist or ankle. I had really wanted my wrist but I don't want it to be a problem at my job. So what do you think? Ankle?? ANd then there's the question or inner or outer!??! :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 04, 2009 06:52:05 AM
A Buffy quote.. but I cant make up my mind which one... :D (Buffy is not only my biggest obsession, but my solace..helped me through a lot of stuff.. and continues to do so.)

"The hardest thing in this world...is to live in it." Buffy / Dawn
"Here endeth the lesson" The Master/Spike/Buffy

or perhaps a yellow crayon... hardcore buffy fans will understand :D hehe

Buffy tattoos FTW! I've got a sewing machine with "Without passion, we'd be truly dead' underneath it, from Angel's dialogue in the episode where Jenny dies. I'm getting another one on my arm, I'm doing "Are you ready to be strong?".

Also, after seeing Coraline and reading the book, I totally want a Coraline tattoo!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mafiosagrrl on March 04, 2009 02:32:18 PM
I have a tattoo with a very similar shape that i was originally going to get on my ankle.  I couldn't decide between inner or outer, so I kept it @ ankle height but put it right on top.  So it's basically the very bottom of my leg.  And the very bottom of the tattoo goes just onto the very top of the foot. I get tons of compliments on the placement.  Don't go for the wrist unless you plan to get sleeves, and since is your first one I doubt you've made a decision like that quite yet.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on March 05, 2009 01:47:48 AM
Hey that's pretty awesome. Here is the Ambigram I got last summer. It faces out in my left forearm and says MIA, but when facing me it says MAS. Mia is my goddaughter and M.A.S is the initials for the son my DH and I lost in 2005. Its all black but faded towards my inner elbow. I drew this my self using inspiration from fonts I fount online. I like your font a lot since it's original. My artist said he'd only tattoo me if it wasn't the typical lettering (joking of course) cause he was sick of all the same ones he always does. I thoroughly agree. Original is way more fun.



Good luck with your tatt! I really love my ambi-tatt.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Meggers on March 05, 2009 02:30:11 AM
I'll be honest with you mycatisnosferatu it is a really cool idea but when I look at it I see Hoe Love. Now if you have mad love for your hoes this might be a different story. :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dogswife on March 07, 2009 03:09:54 PM
mycatisnosferatu, I like the first pic the way you like it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on March 07, 2009 03:25:43 PM
I agree with dogswife, the 1st position looks great to me. I can clearly make out the Hate/Love on there. Good luck, post pictures after its done!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 07, 2009 03:28:03 PM
I sure will!


What do you guys think about a background?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: heresatart on March 07, 2009 03:50:44 PM
i like it the way YOU put it, not the way your hubby wants it.

neat caligraphy :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 07, 2009 04:00:05 PM
My DH and I both seen Love/Hope until I read that is was supposed to say Hate.  And I like your way better ...but was told that the reason your DH likes his way is because he can see how much you love him while he has his mouth on your breast ..*exasperated sigh*

Don't pay attention to the fact it said hope to me .. I have never been good at ambigram pictures.

Shade:)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Cazness on March 07, 2009 04:25:39 PM
top one for sure, the bottom one like really makes me turn my head to read it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 08, 2009 06:16:37 PM
Amazing how just adding that little opening(s) into the O/T and the L/E made it totally clearer.  Even my 10 year old son was able to see the Love and Hate clearly.  I really like the way it came out like this.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 09, 2009 09:20:42 AM
A Buffy quote.. but I cant make up my mind which one... :D (Buffy is not only my biggest obsession, but my solace..helped me through a lot of stuff.. and continues to do so.)

"The hardest thing in this world...is to live in it." Buffy / Dawn
"Here endeth the lesson" The Master/Spike/Buffy

or perhaps a yellow crayon... hardcore buffy fans will understand :D hehe

Buffy tattoos FTW! I've got a sewing machine with "Without passion, we'd be truly dead' underneath it, from Angel's dialogue in the episode where Jenny dies. I'm getting another one on my arm, I'm doing "Are you ready to be strong?".

Also, after seeing Coraline and reading the book, I totally want a Coraline tattoo!


I know, I've seen it on here and PRD. It's awesome :D
Angel's passion 'speech' is amazing, I was considering something from that also. Buffy's speech in chosen is also brilliant, and powerful and I wanted something from that, I think I might just cover myself in Buffy dialogue. :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Meggers on March 09, 2009 04:42:45 PM
Oh score more prd girls!
The hate and love tattoo looks much better with the spaces now. I can make out the Hate now. I think it was the A attached to the H with the connected T that threw me off.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 09, 2009 06:36:35 PM
I know, I've seen it on here and PRD. It's awesome :D
Angel's passion 'speech' is amazing, I was considering something from that also. Buffy's speech in chosen is also brilliant, and powerful and I wanted something from that, I think I might just cover myself in Buffy dialogue. :)

Ha! I didn't know you were on PRD!

In the comics there's a symbol they use to end the books - it's  BTVS really stylised, I think I'm going to get the words around it.

Quote tattoos are hard because there are SO many great tattoos. On the other arm I think I want a Guy Fawkes mask in the same place (on my lower arm, by my elbow) with "ideas are bulletproof" around it. But it doesn't really go with my sleeve idea for the upper arm, so I dunno.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 13, 2009 11:08:06 AM
I know, I've seen it on here and PRD. It's awesome :D
Angel's passion 'speech' is amazing, I was considering something from that also. Buffy's speech in chosen is also brilliant, and powerful and I wanted something from that, I think I might just cover myself in Buffy dialogue. :)

Ha! I didn't know you were on PRD!

In the comics there's a symbol they use to end the books - it's  BTVS really stylised, I think I'm going to get the words around it.

Quote tattoos are hard because there are SO many great tattoos. On the other arm I think I want a Guy Fawkes mask in the same place (on my lower arm, by my elbow) with "ideas are bulletproof" around it. But it doesn't really go with my sleeve idea for the upper arm, so I dunno.

:) Yep, I'm not a massive poster, I sort of fade in and out and lurk a bit. :) my username is the same though.

That sounds wicked.
I'm definitely going to get 'Here endeth the lesson' at some point I've decided, because of the way its repeated throughout Buffy, in sort of sneaky but what I think are quite significant ways.
Have you got a picture of the symbol you're talking about, I presume you mean the newer comics? I have one older comic but I dont recall that symbol.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 13, 2009 09:54:37 PM
Yeah, thinking a bit now I think I do remember you. "Here endeth the lesson" would be a good one - I also thought of an awesome one, "eyeballs to entrails, my sweet" next to a porcelain doll head. I dunno if I'll get it but it'd make a badass tattoo on someone else :P

I don't have a picture unfortunately, I did a quick google search and I couldn't find it either - it's at the end of each trade paperback, it's "BTVS" kind of all swirly...when I dig up my cord for my camera (I'm on the desktop now, my laptop is being all tempermental, and I don't have a media card reader! argh) I'll try and get an ok picture of it. It's not something I'd normally get I don't think, but it'll work well together (I hope), because I'm at a total loss for anything else to get with the words. A stake would just look dumb, and the slayer-mega-weapon would have to be too big for what I want.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: alhrayth on March 15, 2009 10:28:14 AM
Hi all!
I've been trying for a while to come up with a design for the tattoo I want to get next - it should end up on my upper back, in the spot below the neck/between the shoulder blades - exact placement (lower, higher) should be decided according to the design I will end up choosing.

My theme should be a winged cat (like an angel cat, basically - so wings and also a little halo/aureole), and I was thinking of a quite stylized design, not a realistic thing. I've gone for the contours only because ideally it should represent my beloved cat Alexei, who was white (he passed away five years ago and I still miss him!) so maybe I'd have a little shading added but no color inside.
Now comes the tricky part. I can't decide if I like it better with the eyes open or closed, and also the placement of the tail and the snowflake... (the snowflake is a reference to my passion for ice skating, which has been my job for the last few years)
I don't want to have an enormous design, and basically, if the tail point upwards (A or B) I'd place it a little higher, with the snowflake on the base of my neck, even sticking slightly out of where my shirt would end.
if I choose the other way (C or D), with the tails pointing down, I'd place the whole thing a little lower, with the wings more towards my shoulder blades, and the snowflake more down my back...



suggestions are gladly welcome...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 15, 2009 11:01:50 AM
I like B but I didn't know that was supposed to be a tail.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Haylie on March 15, 2009 11:16:49 AM
I vote D! :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Aislynn on March 15, 2009 11:59:25 AM
I like B, too, and to make it look a little more tail-like (though it totally looks like a tail!) perhaps you could thicken the base of that line just a tiny bit?  It looks gorgeous, though!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on March 15, 2009 05:03:00 PM
That looks really good! It's a really clean looking amalgamation of everything you want to say in the tat.

My preferences:

For tail position, I really like A and B, because that seems a more natural position for a cat's tail. I can't decide between the eyes open or shut though! I think open makes it look more intense and close makes it look more wistful. Both work though :)

And thickening the base of the tail would be good too. I also wonder if adding an extra circle to the halo (making it more 3-dimensional, I guess) could also improve it slightly.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Molly.Connelly on March 15, 2009 07:46:30 PM
I love B. the eys closed make him look more serene and peaceful :)
I like the placement of the tail on B but I think the base of the tail should be a bit wider to make it appear more tail-like. also I think you should do a bit of shading on the wings.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 15, 2009 08:59:50 PM
Okay I got a picture of the logo, it's cooler looking than I remembered haha. Linking (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/sapphiresphinx/DSCI0873.jpg) to it though 'cause it ended up bigger than I thought! (haven't figured out how to resize with Picasa yet...)

alhrayth: I like A. They're all stinkin' adorable though :D Be sure and post pictures when you get it :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: panda_angel99 on March 15, 2009 10:06:47 PM
i like c... the eyes make it feel happier and the snow flake under seems like kitty is moving up


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on March 16, 2009 07:02:23 AM
I vote A - I really like the eyes open, and the placement of tail up just seems to be more aesthetically pleasing to me.
A couple suggestions: thicken the base of the tail a bit, to make it more obvious. Stick to black with minimal/no shading, unless it's in the wings. Bring the halo to a more 3D look. And if you opt for any colour at all, I'd go for the eyes - what colour were your cat's eyes? I think if you stuck to a very simplistic stylized design in just bold black, with that one pop of colour, it will really stand out on it's own.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: alhrayth on March 18, 2009 10:19:00 AM
Thank you to all the replise, I had some thinking to do...
I decided that after all, I too prefer the tail placement of A/B, so I stuck with that design. I did try to change the base of the tail a little, and added an idea of shading (though I'd leave the actual shading to my artist, I really loved how he did my tattoo so I'm not worried. I still can't decide between the eyes open or closed - closed it seems more serene, but open is more intense. I tried doing them both in color and keeping the black and white, and I though I was thinking of a B/W only tattoo, I seem to prefer the colored version.


actually, I dug up from my external hard disk the pic that I keep remembering when I think of this cat, and I more and more warming to the idea of the open eyes

you can't see it well, but he had blue eyes, some days looking more greenish... sigh how much I miss this cat...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on March 18, 2009 11:36:30 AM
what a beautiful kitty :)
I'm sure whatever you decide, it will be a great looking tat. Cats make good ink lol


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dogswife on March 18, 2009 11:39:17 AM
I like A1 myself but that's because he had such beautiful eyes. Either way will be a great tribute to him.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Molly.Connelly on March 18, 2009 02:33:50 PM
I really like A :D
what a gorgeous kitteh  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 24, 2009 10:46:01 AM
Hey everyone this is my first time posting in this thread. I have posted a few times in the finished tattoos though. I have an idea for a tattoo that I've been thinking about for awhile now. I have a major sweet tooth but diabetes runs in my family so Im really not supposed to eat alot of it so I wanted to get a sweet treat tattooed on me to show my love for sweets. Tell me what you think I'd love some feedback so I can continue to get ideas on how to make it better.



Here it is with a cartoon effect. I like it like this.



I like the picture with the tootsie pop better but I think I should have drawn it smaller.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on March 24, 2009 12:28:20 PM
I really like the cartoon effect one! And I do like the Tootsie pop, but agree it should be a touch smaller!

(Oh. . . and is the white part supposed to be a tooth? Like a "sweet tooth"?)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 24, 2009 01:19:47 PM
Yeah its a tooth with a cavity.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on March 24, 2009 04:34:06 PM
I like it with or without the tootsie pop. But the cartoon effect is a definite Yes.  Where would this "Sweet Treat" go?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 24, 2009 04:39:05 PM
I drew up another one that I think I like a little more.



This is the cartoon version


I am not sure with the placement. I was thinking the foot, my side, my inner arm I guess I'll figure that out later on.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on March 24, 2009 07:07:40 PM
I've been on a cupcake drawing kick lately so I thought I'd try my hand at your design (just for fun). I didn't incorporate the tooth but I think it might be cute if you used it as the shape in the background image instead of the stars that I used. Dunno, here's my attempt:





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 25, 2009 06:05:40 AM
Thats really cool I love the way the lollipop looks.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on March 25, 2009 12:02:35 PM
That's awesome. And I love the meaning behind it. Diabetes runs in my family too, but I just can't stay away from sugar!

I have a little dilemma of my own. I've been planning to get a dove and a raven facing each other (sorta like mirror images) on my upper back as a part of a larger back piece I have planned. I also want some sort of tree of life below that going up my spine. So, my question is, should I have the two birds in flight about to land on the tree, or should I have them already seated on the branches? Before I decided on the tree, I thought putting them in flight facing each other like that might make them look like they were fighting each other. Think it'll make a difference?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Aislynn on March 25, 2009 12:55:20 PM
I like that idea!  I think either in the tree, or in flight, but swooping, sort of (instead of fully head on) would look good.  Head on would look like fighting.  But if they were both gracefully arrowed so that their beaks were pointed to the same spot along the center line of your back (up or down), they'd look fabulous.  Or, if one were swooping up and the other swooping down, but at the same angle, that might be interesting as well.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 26, 2009 09:43:38 AM
Ok I figured out the placement and I decided to add something. I am going to get it on the inner part of my ankle and Im going to get this tattoo (see below)on the other ankle so I will have two tattoos facing each other.

This tattoo is for my cat Buttercup who I love very much. The strawberry ice cream doesn't mean anything but I made the heart purple cause thats my moms favorite color.

Im going to ask a friend of mine if he can redraw my tattoos for me cause Im not the best artist, lol.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 27, 2009 09:00:55 AM
Okay I got a picture of the logo, it's cooler looking than I remembered haha. Linking (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/sapphiresphinx/DSCI0873.jpg) to it though 'cause it ended up bigger than I thought! (haven't figured out how to resize with Picasa yet...)


Ohhhh, that! Silly me, I've seen that symbol loads and didnt realise you meant that..  :D I think with the right shading that would look good and not as obvious as the actual logo. (which I wanted when I was 12.. haha :) )
I love the doll and eyeballs to entrail's my sweet, miss edith would sure make an interesting tattoo :).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: lafrenteenalto on May 19, 2009 07:55:45 PM

I'm getting this done on the left side of my upper back ON SATURDAY!



I wanted to get a Tocororo (I was born in Cuba and this is the national bird) and a Copihue (I live in Chile and it's the national flower) but I couldn't find better pics and I don't know how to draw so my tattoo artist is going to re-draw it for me :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on May 20, 2009 12:45:27 AM
Looks great, nice vibrant colors too. I'm sure this will be a beautiful tattoo. Make sure you post some pics when its all done, I wanna see.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Trekky on May 20, 2009 03:23:15 PM
lafrenteenalto - the design looks gorgeous, can't wait to see the finished version.  I really like birds in tattoos.

Me, I'm thinking my next one will be on my right foot, either three buttons or a button with a needle...  See what happens post-pay-day!



Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MinorPunk56 on May 26, 2009 12:21:38 PM
Im almost 17, so I still have a few years, but I wanted to share my potential designs with you
This is my brother's roommate at JPUSA.  See the tattoo of the woman on his forearm?  Im considering getting that on the right side of my ribcage.
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs011.snc1/2910_1051224528052_1448910171_30142165_4269953_n.jpg
I know this picture is upside down, but I wanted you to appreciate the tattoo as much as the cute boy its on.
And ys, that is the power rangers logo on his elbow.  Anyway, if you want that one explained, I will definitely share.

Also, Im stealing this from Angelina Jolie(not a fan, really)
http://faithmusic.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/angelina-jolie-tattoo-2.jpg
Ive been told this is the longitude and latitude of where she adopted her children from.  To spin it my way...There is a huge music festival I attend every year and it changed my life.  So Im getting the location of the fest tattooed either in one line down the left side of my ribs or in two lines under my left breast.  A lot of people think its a dumb idea, but I like it.  And my buddy is designing it for me as we speak.  Pics soon!

I used to be a cutter, and I have a scar on my wrist.  For my first tattoo, I want to get an eraser tattooed on top of that scar
http://www.officebella.com/images/images/PAP70520_1_1.JPG
im not sure if I want it to say Pink Pearl or Love, but thats the basic idea.  Im hoping to get it about half that size, so i dont know how intricate you can go with fonts...

Well, thats enough for now! What do you guys think?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on June 05, 2009 09:18:51 AM
Would anyone be interested in designing a tattoo for me?  I have the idea in my head, but I just can't seem to get it down on paper the way I want it!  I want the Japanese kanji for creative ("takumi") with a cherry blossom branch behind it.  I want the kanji to be black, the branch to be brown, and the cherry blossoms (of course) to be pink.  You can see the kanji here on this package of knitting needles: http://www.paviyarns.co.uk/shop/images/subnav/682.jpg

Thank you!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 07, 2009 06:47:38 PM
I want the Japanese kanji for creative ("takumi") with a cherry blossom branch behind it.  I want the kanji to be black, the branch to be brown, and the cherry blossoms (of course) to be pink.

I took a stab at the idea, not sure if this is what you were talking about or not.  :)



The outlines on the flowers came out a lot more prominent than I hoped, but oh well.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on June 07, 2009 07:23:58 PM
Aww I like that, including the outlines. However, I think the placement of the kangi looks a little awkward.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on June 07, 2009 08:19:05 PM
how_german- that's pretty dang close to what I want.  The cherry blossom branch is beautiful!  Now that I see it, maybe I'd rather have the kanji kind of off to the side and at the bottom... I don't want to cover up that branch.  LOL.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nostrum on June 08, 2009 05:18:05 AM
I'm working on two tattoos myself, but I'm having trouble designing them. Normally I'm not too bad at art, but with the ideas I have, I keep drawing blanks.

I'll post up a couple of pictures later, and get into more detail.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 08, 2009 09:15:21 AM
I agree about the placement of the kanji. I think it might look really nice if it were a little smaller and off to the bottom right, rather than on top.  :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on June 08, 2009 09:26:57 AM
Thanks for drawing that, how_german!  I think I want to use your design.  Its so pretty.

Now I just need to lose 35 more pounds and I can get my tattoo!  (Its my 50 pound reward)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Nostrum on June 08, 2009 07:01:28 PM
My tattoo ideas are a little hard to explain.
Obviously not at all the final designs,

This one is for my Pop. He was a huge influence on my life, and I still miss him years down the road from his death.
There's a lot of backstory to this tattoo, but basically Pop was a massive hoarder, hence the cardboard boxes. When he died, we spent six months clearing out his house, box after box after box. In places, the house was actually held up by his boxes of junk.
The back box holds tin cans and papers. I think I want to put a rolled up newspaper in there too. The toy plane is for his love of toys and planes, and the pull-along train [that I want to have coming out between the two boxes, and curving around to the front] is his huuuuge passion for trains. Some of my earliest memories of him are going to big train expos and riding the ol' steam train.
The front box is full of chocolate and bon-bons and candy, because he was a MASSIVE sweet-tooth.



I need to work on the second tattoo I want.
But it's basically a cherry blossom branch in a family tree. I want two white cherryblossoms at the base, for my parents, with four buds clustered just above them for their kids.
Above that, I want it to branch into three. One small branch, with a ladybug crawling along it, another small branch on the other side, blank for now [to add buds to when my siblings have kids].
And a bigger branch coming up from between those two for my continued family tree. This one I want to start with two pink blossoms [myself and my man] [maybe in a slight loveheart shape, though not too obvious?], and then to branch out more to add buds to when I have kids.
Something I'm thinking about is having initials on the blossoms/buds for each person [K and R for my parents, S, N, J, S are my siblings and I, and then D and S for my man and I].


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Sewwhut on June 30, 2009 05:03:46 PM
OOkay! Let me preface this by saying I already have a pinup tattoo on my right arm. It's like punky chick with a shaved head in fishnets and suspenders, who is sitting on a cupcake. I SORT OF designed it by myself. I had the idea in my head from the artist richard black who had a similar pictures, but i wanted a more traditional spin on mine, and my tattoo artist did an AWESOME job with it.  I am at work now so i dont ahve any pictures of it, but i'll post them when I get home. AT ANY RATE, it's been one year since i got that almost, and for my birthdy which is in about a month my boyfriend is going to pay for my second pinup, which i want to be a 1920s rum running flapper girl. Now, i know i want her to be in the same sitting pose as my other pinup, but i'm not sure exactly what she should be sitting on. originally i thought a moonshine barrell, but then my boyfriend made the point that rum runners ran alcohol from canada, not moonshine. the boy suggested a piano but it would throw off the balance of the tattos that i'm going for, IMO. So i'm kind of stuck. I was thinking maybe an angled liquor bottle or something to that extent? any ideas would be really helpful!
by the way, it's going to say "Speakeasy" underneath it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on June 30, 2009 07:24:31 PM
when you said 20's rum runner flappergirl pinup, I thought "bottle of liquor" and thus, I will stand by this to the day I die :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Aislynn on June 30, 2009 07:35:18 PM
What about having her sitting inside, say, a martini glass?  Or on top of an overturned glass?  Maybe with some little liquor puddles beside it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Sewwhut on June 30, 2009 07:42:00 PM
Yeah i'm not nuts about the martini glass thing. i'm probably going to end up going with the bottle of liqour unless a better idea strikes me


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on June 30, 2009 08:07:50 PM
Yeah i'm not nuts about the martini glass thing. i'm probably going to end up going with the bottle of liqour unless a better idea strikes me

Maybe inside a shotglass?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: missmuffcake on July 15, 2009 06:12:52 PM
I got the cupcake today...I am not sure if I want a burrito or a block of tofu next!





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on August 16, 2009 01:59:00 AM
Finally got my Mark of the Eld tattoo, by the way. It's about an inch wide and directly behind my right ear. I'll post pics when I can get my damn camera to work. As for what my second tattoo will be, I'm pretty stuck. Too many good ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Puppy_girl on August 23, 2009 02:58:06 PM
will they do tattoos on the sides of your feet (the fatter side, near your big toe, not the flatter side near the pinky toe)?  i had an idea for what i want for my pisces tattoo, but i don't know if they'd do it.  theoretically it could work on the top of the foot, but i think it'd look cooler on the side.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on August 23, 2009 10:55:39 PM
puppygirl - my friend has her last name on one foot and her mom's maiden name on the other foot in that area so i know it's been done... i dunno why they wouldn't, but some tattoo artists have some weird rules.
pikaboo- ooh show! i want a volume knob behind my right ear but i'm scared it'll hurt more than my foot tat hurt. did they have to shave your hair, or is it small enough that it fit just right?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: petite_patineuse on October 02, 2009 06:11:27 AM
I'm thinking of getting this done permanently (drawn on in sharpie here) ... yes? No?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: matuta on October 02, 2009 08:40:37 PM
I say yes! That looks so nice ... but I would say to take it all the way up to your side shoulder ... just a thought.


I'm thinking of getting this done permanently (drawn on in sharpie here) ... yes? No?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/3793242425_a674aa7933.jpg





Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Molly.Connelly on October 02, 2009 11:31:27 PM
I say yes! That looks so nice ... but I would say to take it all the way up to your side shoulder ... just a thought.
I 1000% agree.
it's gorgeous but needs to extend to the shoulder.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on October 03, 2009 12:46:11 PM
puppygirl - my friend has her last name on one foot and her mom's maiden name on the other foot in that area so i know it's been done... i dunno why they wouldn't, but some tattoo artists have some weird rules.
pikaboo- ooh show! i want a volume knob behind my right ear but i'm scared it'll hurt more than my foot tat hurt. did they have to shave your hair, or is it small enough that it fit just right?

Nope, they didn't have to shave anything. I got mine done in someone's living room (with all the proper equipment and sterilization, of course). I'm a little upset it didn't come out cleaner, but I still love it. I decided to get it really tiny so that I could easily cover it up for work.



It's probably the most painless tattoo you'll ever get. I think because it's part of your head, the endorphins get there quicker and kill the pain (just a guess). The only thing that hurt was when he dragged the needle, but as soon as he let up, the pain disappeared. And the pain wasn't that intense in the first place. In fact, since I had to hold my head in place, my arm ended up hurting way worse than the tat did. Once he was done, it felt like I had IcyHot behind my ear. That was it. It actually felt pretty good! I'd say go for it. It's an awesome place to get work done. Just make sure it's the right scale for you, and that you can easily cover it up if you need to.

(Sorry for writing a novel, heh heh.)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: thekster on October 06, 2009 07:28:36 PM
i already got mine... it suckkkssss. i got it sept 12 and it's already faded. not only that, but it doesn't look as good as ANY of his other work so i'm suspicious. i already plan to get it covered with another tat. :(
but at least you're right; it didn't hurt much (only when he was near the crease where the ear connects to the head hah)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on October 11, 2009 01:53:57 PM
i already got mine... it suckkkssss. i got it sept 12 and it's already faded. not only that, but it doesn't look as good as ANY of his other work so i'm suspicious. i already plan to get it covered with another tat. :(
but at least you're right; it didn't hurt much (only when he was near the crease where the ear connects to the head hah)

That's too bad. Any idea what you're going to cover it up with?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: ragdoll193 on October 12, 2009 04:49:38 PM
i already got mine... it suckkkssss. i got it sept 12 and it's already faded. not only that, but it doesn't look as good as ANY of his other work so i'm suspicious. i already plan to get it covered with another tat. :(
but at least you're right; it didn't hurt much (only when he was near the crease where the ear connects to the head hah)

damn.. I would go back to the guy and ask what happened! Maybe they used a different brand of ink or something. If it came out that crappy, they should redo it for you.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: KiwiDragons on October 13, 2009 06:11:50 AM
i already got mine... it suckkkssss. i got it sept 12 and it's already faded. not only that, but it doesn't look as good as ANY of his other work so i'm suspicious. i already plan to get it covered with another tat. :(
but at least you're right; it didn't hurt much (only when he was near the crease where the ear connects to the head hah)
I just hate reading stuff like this. I still get upset about my crappy one. I had this guy do 2 of mine-the first one (a dragon) he did such an awesome job-I loved it, so I went back to him to get a unicorn (the dragon and unicorn went together) and it is awful. It was like a newbie tattoo guy did it. I haven't changed it yet, because I can't see it where it is, but I know it sucks back there! I found another tattoo guy willing to try and fix it for me, but I don't even know if I am going to bother. I just know I'm never going back to that place again (if you care it's Ken's Tattoos in Lake St. Louis, MO).
I hope your cover up rocks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink zebra on October 13, 2009 01:53:51 PM
i already got mine... it suckkkssss. i got it sept 12 and it's already faded. not only that, but it doesn't look as good as ANY of his other work so i'm suspicious. i already plan to get it covered with another tat. :(
but at least you're right; it didn't hurt much (only when he was near the crease where the ear connects to the head hah)

if it's already visibly faded, you should deinately go to the artist and talk about it. as far as i know  most artists will do a free touchup within 2-4 weeks (mine actually asks people to come back, so he can check up). mine all looked sooo much better after the touchup! especially if you have a really small or detailed design this might be the case.
i see this must be very frustrating for you, but seriously, professionals will want you to be happy with their work. even if there's nothing to be done about it, you should go back and talk to them, just so they know what went wrong (or that something want wrong, for that matter).


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pink_ink82 on March 06, 2010 08:29:36 PM

Wow I love all your tattoos on here!
they are all very interesting, and i just thought i'd post my new tattoo i got tonight..
Good price $60 and the guy did a good job, i have to go back for some touch up work because my skin didn't take all the black as well as we wanted it to but i am happy!!!!




Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on March 06, 2010 10:40:50 PM
turned out beautifully!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on March 07, 2010 10:18:08 AM
That a neat tattoo! Love the mushrooms. Is it from anything, your own design or what?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on March 07, 2010 02:37:51 PM
If I remember correctly, this is her own design that the artist tweaked a bit.
It his for the most important 3 men in her life :) (And they are the sweetest boys in the world!)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craftfiend on April 02, 2010 03:46:23 PM
So I've got the itch again! i want to get another tattoo and I love the idea of script - the word "create". both of my other tattoos are black and in mostly cover-able areas as I work with kids. One is behind my ear and the other is on my foot.
I would like to get one on my inner wrist. I LOVE the way white tattoos look, and it would serve my desire for a less noticeable tat, however white does not take well and few people will do them. Any ideas on lighter colors that will blend with a medium-fair skin tone. I think i'd like it to be more visible than white but not so stark that you'd be drawn to it immediately. The other main reason I love white is that it looks so organic, like the design just surfaced one day. I'm toying with idea of tones in henna, but have never seen anything like this. ideas? comments? photos? whatever, bring it on! thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on April 02, 2010 06:06:42 PM
Not exactly tattoo, but scarification/branding would give you that more organic look that you crave.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: craftfiend on April 02, 2010 06:52:19 PM
Not exactly tattoo, but scarification/branding would give you that more organic look that you crave.

I had thought of that, but because it will be on my wrist i'm concerned about the depth of the scar (clearly i wont die as it will be "across the road" and not "down the street" but those are my veins under there!)and also the stigma that comes with scars in that area. Working with kids, i;m concerned it would reflect negatively to their parents.

It may still be an option, but i'd like to exhaust all others first

thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on April 03, 2010 08:06:38 AM
that's true... I didn't think of the kids part.

Perhaps using a pale pink? something that will mostly blend with your skin tone?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: pikaboo26 on April 03, 2010 12:16:56 PM
craftfiend: Maybe an aged brown would look good, almost like ancient text on parchment or something. And depending on the darkness of the shade you choose, it would probably be less noticeable than black or gray. Or, if your skin tone works well with it, some people can pull off pure white ink. I've seen several gorgeous tats in white text.

I actually plan on getting "create" and "revise" somewhere on my body (probably either on the wrists or ankles). Haven't decided on color or font yet, though. And I may end up running into the same issues as you, considering I plan on going into teaching. :/


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on July 17, 2010 05:16:15 PM
Well... i've just put down a deposit on my first tat, which will be a memorial tattoo for my mother:


((hope this works))
She passed away on May 11th from cancer.... The bear, is because to me she is Mama bear, and the Duck, is because she always called me "My Duck" and the lily was a flower she liked very very much....

I've got a bunch of other ideas for tattoos as well
1) a frog fairy, either a blue dart frog, or a standard tree frog (with the orange feet) that has Blue Morpho butterfly wings
2) a peace sign on my inner thigh (personal reasons)
3) a little symbol me and DBF draw

4) The Tarot cards "The star" and "Strength" Likely from one of Ciro Marchetti's decks
5) the quote "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged cupid painted blind"
6) the quote "I will love the light for it shows me the way, Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars."
and
7) a set of wings.... not sure what style

but i know it'll be a long time before those... and i have to see how i do with my first one first


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Farnsworth on July 21, 2010 12:17:48 PM
I have been toying with the idea of getting this tattooed for several years now, and I am finally going to do it this summer :D



A slightly tweaked dry-erase drawing of it:


I do have some questions though. This will be my first tattoo, and it will have approximately the same placement as on the shirt; is it completely stupid to get a tattoo this big on what I hear is a very painful location when I have never had a tattoo before? I think I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but I don't know.

I have also been toying with the idea of doing the wings either indigo or dark brown instead of black, but I'm not sure. I think it would be cool because it might look more natural, but the nice thing about black is that it will go with everything, is classic, and I won't have to fuss about what shade of black I'd want, unlike blue or brown.

Any opinions are appreciated!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: dancedupapillon on July 21, 2010 10:09:22 PM
Farnsworth, I think dark brown would also go with everything and it would be really pretty and more organic than either black or indigo.

My final idea for my eventual tattoo is a recreation of the ladybug my grandma embroidered onto my confirmation dress. She passed away last year at the age of 98 after teaching me all I know craftwise and giving me the best example of love. 
I would like it about two inches in diameter on my left calf, which is about where it was on the skirt of my dress.  If I can find the dress, I'll post a picture, or I'll try to re-create it myself :)  Has anyone had any experience with tattoos that look like embroidery?  I saw a beautiful example somewhere on the net, but I don't think it's very common practice.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on July 22, 2010 01:20:33 PM
I posted this idea a while ago, but I just finished the actual design today. I decided to make it look kind of old school with a banner and traditional tattoo style lettering. I'm planning on putting it on the right side of my chest. Eventually I may put a kitten to mirror it on the other side (Shy Little Kitten, maybe). Now I just need to decide on the banner color and then actually accumulate the money to pay for it!
Here's the Poky Little Puppy with a pink banner:


And with a purple banner:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=376379)

Any other color suggestions? I also tried green, but it was too... St. Patrick's Day. Also any shading/highlighting suggestions would be welcome.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Farnsworth on July 22, 2010 11:12:05 PM
I remember that cute puppy! I really like the design you ended up with. I personally would vote for the pink banner, I think it goes with the strawberry better.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on July 23, 2010 12:15:19 AM
ZOMG that Poky Little Puppy looks like my newest addition to my furry kids. I think a tatt in that theme and the purple color would be very neat! Pictures when/if it's done.  ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on July 23, 2010 06:04:11 AM
The reason I can't decide between banners is that I like the warmer pink with the strawberry and the brown of the puppy's spots, but purple is my favorite color, and also the color commonly used for animal rescue awareness.  :-\ No rush, though, I have time to think about it.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: psyche on July 25, 2010 01:27:45 PM
Ah, that Poky is cute. I prefer the pink myself, even though I'm not usually a pink person!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on July 26, 2010 01:45:47 AM
The reason I can't decide between banners is that I like the warmer pink with the strawberry and the brown of the puppy's spots, but purple is my favorite color, and also the color commonly used for animal rescue awareness.  :-\ No rush, though, I have time to think about it.

What if you used both the pink and purple? Pink can be the main color, and the purple can be shading? I do agree, the pink looks better with the puppy, and strawberry.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on July 26, 2010 06:30:33 AM
What if you used both the pink and purple? Pink can be the main color, and the purple can be shading? I do agree, the pink looks better with the puppy, and strawberry.

That's an intriguing idea; I think I'll throw it into Gimp and see how it looks.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: QueenbHorrorQueen on July 29, 2010 08:15:28 PM
I envy you guys that can design you're own tats from scratch! Currently I have five of my own: A Vincent Price portrait on my upper arm, a bat above Vincent, a spider coming down a thread on the back of my neck, Bettie Page posing pretty on my back, and a rose that I always forget about chilling out on my hip. I would love to add a Beetlejuice tattoo, but not a portrait. There are a lot of interesting elements I can choose from, but right now I'm fresh out of ideas.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on August 11, 2010 11:08:54 AM
just an update, Have been down to the shop, and talked with the artist and he cleaned up my image, the only change to this will likely be, Mama Bear, in place of Mama....
any comments or criticism would be welcome


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Farnsworth on August 29, 2010 10:34:31 AM
I actually got my wings tattoo, and am very happy with it!

Inked by Jason at Bad Kitties in Oregon.



I decided to go with brown ink instead of black, and have to say that I am very happy.


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on September 08, 2010 04:17:03 PM
just updating :) Got the outline done today (still haven't even unbandaged it yet :P


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on September 08, 2010 05:58:06 PM
It looks great Kitsune! How long did it take, and where did you place it?


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on September 08, 2010 09:37:45 PM
its on the outside of my right lower leg, sort of goes from calf onto shin...
and it took 2 hours for the outline, and when i save the other $250-$300 dollars it will be another 2 hour app for color :) If anyone here is looking for an artist in Calgary, Tim Ashman from Human Kanvas/ Broken Skin (working on a name change over) is just wonderful :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: DuctTapeRockStar on September 27, 2010 07:19:57 PM
Okay, I've been reading this for all of...Well 2 pages. But I'm planning on getting 2 tattoos and I know the placement of one, but not really the second one. Also, I'm sorta worried about that whole pain thing because my first tattoo is sorta big and gonna be on my side and apparently getting a tattoo on your ribs hurts?



Aaand the second one that I don't have the faintest idea of placement or size. I know I don't want it huge like the person in the picture has.



Thanks!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: MareMare on September 27, 2010 07:58:41 PM
Wow that first one is super amazing!


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on November 05, 2010 12:15:04 PM
super excited! I've booked my color app. I go in for my color on the 10th


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on November 10, 2010 02:03:30 PM
Here's the finished tattoo... I LOVE it :D so so so much :)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: v3nu5 on November 10, 2010 04:31:47 PM
Came out great Kitsune! Glad your happy with it, now to sit back and wait for all the compliments. Like mine, It is very cute & cool! ;)


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on November 10, 2010 05:06:21 PM
Thanks v3nu5 :D I love it... its gotta heal still too... i know that during healing it can sometimes look funny


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on November 11, 2010 09:30:06 PM
that is one sweet tattoo Kitsune.  :)  I love the little duckling.

I just found out about this thread because I was searching with the word "kitsune" (so your name came up a LOT ;)).

so far I have 8 tattoos, 3 of them based on video games I'm completely obsessed with.  I don't have pictures of any of the ones I have in mind except one.  I don't remember where I found it (myspace somehow maybe?)  an artist had drawn it, and when I found it, I just fell in love with it.  I contacted the artist and asked him if he would mind if I got his piece of art as a tattoo.  he said it would be his honor to have his art permanently placed on me.  ;D  I still want the tattoo, I just don't know where yet.  maybe, just MAYBE, I'll bite the bullet and get it on my inner left forearm (I have a band around it already closer to my elbow and I've had my entire right forearm tattooed and I didn't enjoy either one, but maybe I'll get this one on the left.  maybe).  I'm still trying to figure out my Silent Hill themed tattoo.  here's the ideas I have so far:

if anyone has ever played the Silent Hill games or even just watched the movie, you know that a common color scheme they use is rust/dried blood.  I was thinking of getting just like a kinda faded/blurry background around one of the infamous sexy nurses (with less cleavage) in that color scheme, but have it clearer closer to her.  behind her you can see a set of doors with "EXIT" glowing bright red above them.  but the nurse is standing between you and the only way out holding a syringe filled with bright green fluid.  it kinda symbolizes my finally learning to sorta deal with medical needles.  I don't want it to take up a huge space, like just my left or right ribs (ouch).

if you've ever played the game Okami, you know that thing is just SCREAMING to be turned into all kinds of tattoos.  if you haven't heard of it, check it (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7k5Ky9xMgKIAm2FXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=okami&fr2=tab-web&fr=yfp-t-892).  I need to have Amaterasu (the white wolf in those pictures) on me somewhere.  I just don't know how or where yet.

I love Halloween.  it is my absolute favorite holiday period.  I wanted to get something that only says I love Halloween, not one that screams it.  my dad actually came up with the perfect thing, I decided on the placement; a little candy corn behind my ear!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love candy corn, and Halloween is the first thing that comes to mind when I see it.

I also plan on getting "SMT" in little letters somewhere since I am addicted to so many games under the name Shin Megami Tensei.  I was originally thinking of getting a mask from one of the monsters in one of the games, and I still might do that because of my obsession with masks (you doubt me?  check my wist :D).

I'm also addicted to steampunk.  I need gears and cogs somewhere.

ooo...there's also the ports on the neck of Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell.  I want them too.  you can kinda see them in this (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/Siemens42/motoko-1.jpg) picture if you zoom in.  I can get a better picture from the movie.

that's all I can think of right now.  :D


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on November 13, 2010 08:21:03 AM
thanks Krafty_Karasu lol i didn't think i'd come up that much XD
and the duck symbolizes me, and the bear my mom (as this is a memorial tat for her)
i called her mama bear forever... and she always called me her duck, or ducky... right up to the last time i spoke with her...


Title: Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS!
Post by: amigurl55 on February 16, 2014 06:13:31 PM
My friend is helping me redesign this because I was having trouble with the measuring tape and spool.  But this picture gives the general idea.

(http://s1239.photobucket.com/user/PinkPoodle5/media/735ED5D4-9DA8-446B-96BF-BF96C32569E5_zpsg2fzl13x.jpg.html)