I want a small tattoo… Show me yours!!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Najinc0122:  I have 11 tattoos. 

I will say that I don’t know anyone with just one tattoo. It is something that usually ends up leading to more of them. 

Tattoos on the hand are notorious for not healing well and not having staying power. I would reconsider your location. 

 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I agree, I do not know of anyone with just one, they are kind of addicting, I have a few but I also work in the business field so mine can all be hidden, which kind of sucks but until I get a job that I will stay at, I won’t mind getting more.  My first wasn’t small, it took them 3 hours to complete and I fell asleep, so it’s actually not too terrible.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Najinc0122:  I have 12 tattoos ans am going for my next one next weekend. in my case, I love tattoos and have basically gotten one a year since I turned 18… But it really depends on the person as far as if they’re addicting. I have a few friends that got one… And then they were done. In my case I just keep wanting to get more! I had one bad tattoo (lesson learned)but got it covered w an amazing tattoo. So no, I don’t regret any of my tattoos. They all mean something to me… They’re all a reminder of my experiences.  DH has never been a big tattoo person. he would never tell me I can’t get more (although I know he’s hoping I change my mind on wanting a sleeve). But we went and got tattoos on our ring fingers last weekend (his first tattoo). DH gas been with me for my last 4 tattoos  and knows how awesome my guy is so I think that helped when he decided to get one lol. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Najinc0122:  I got one last year on the inside of my heel. I love it and I’m not gonna lie, it was painful. I’d get another one but I haven’t decided what yet. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I got my first tattoo a few years ago, and I haven’t felt the itch to get another at all. It took me a long time to bite the bullet and get it, but it was so worth it! Didn’t even hurt that bad. If I get another one, I will think about it for a long time like I did with the first.

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Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

cooperlove:  I love your tattoo! I’ve been considering getting one on the inside of my heel for years now. How long did it take to heal? Did you have to wear flip flops or lower cut shoes while it healed? 

Najinc0122:  I have a small one on my left wrist and have wanted to get another one since I got it (five years ago). I have a couple friends who have one who want more and a couple friends who have one and have no intentions of getting more so I don’t think you’ll necessarily want to get more just because you have one. 

My tattoo is slightly faded and the lines are not very clean because I didn’t do my research on my tattoo artist (make sure you research!) but I don’t regret it because there is a lot of meaning behind it. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Najinc0122:  

I only have one tattoo but it is quite large and goes from my rib cage to my hip. It hurt like a bitch. I have been wanting another one but have yet to come up with an idea I’m willing to commit to. If I get another one it’ll probably be small. I love tattoos and would be covered in them if it weren’t for my job and being so expensive lol.

 

I guess you could say I’ve had the itch for another one but I don’t want to get one for the sake of getting one. I overthink things and I will think about a tattoo for years before I get it J. That’s why I love mine so much and will never regret it (I hope). I’ve had it for 4 years.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I have six tattoos, they are very addictive but I’m done now. I have my fiance’s name on the inside of my ring finger and it bled out so much so that I had to go back twice to get it retouched. I went to a very credible place, they warned me it would bleed but I didn’t listen. I say go for the tattoo if you really want one but not on the fingers because the chances are high that you’ll have to get it retouched. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

MrsBeck:  It didn’t take too long to heal.  I got it done in the summer so I was wearing sandals and all that anyway.  It sits right above the top of a flat shoe so it didn’t get rubbed when I was at work.  

I never scabbed but I did itch for a day.  I think it was probably healed within the 2 week window but I’m a gigantic worry wart so I was rubbing it down with lotion all the time and refused to get in the water for almost 6 weeks!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have 2 tattoos on my fingers. Crazy stupid idea of mine and man did they hurt! I must admit that I did enjoy them for a few years but I have outgrown them, I’m not the same girl I was when I got them and its hard to be taken seriously with a moustach on your finger ( told you it was a bad idea) haha. I’m getting the big one removed this year. In terms of healing, it took 2 try’s to get the ink to stay, healing wasn’t fun as I was in art school at the time so my hands never got a break. I have seen some really beautiful finger tattoos though… Mine just isn’t one of them. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Little knitter:  I also have inner finger tatts that hurt like a bitch. I had to go twice and the ink is still fading very quickly. I was plannign one having them retouched for a third time but  it may not be worth it. Anything on your hands will get worn quickly just FYI. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Najinc0122:  I do know a few people with finger tattoos including two of my artists. It is the way the skin is on your hands compared to the rest of the body, it makes it more difficult to place the ink in the correct layer of skin. The ink is more likely to bleed out or fade quickly. Touch ups are an option but each time you get a touch up, you risk either blurring the image or causing bad scar tissue. 

If you are dead set on getting the tat on your finger, make sure you find an artist who has done plenty of finger tattoos and can show you the work. 

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I have two tattoos, both pretty small. 

I have kitty prints on the back of my neck:

And my hometown coordinates on my foot:

Fiance’s foot tatt is his initials in Norse runes. After we get married, he may add mine. I want to add a compass to the top of my foot, but the top of the foot hurt so badly that I chickened out of that. I may do it eventually, but I’m a teacher, and I’ve found that the top of the foot is a lot more difficult to cover up than I anticipated. 

The back of the neck did not hurt at all, even though a lot of people have said it did for them. I would like one across my ribcage eventually. 

I think it is hard to stop once you start. I got the pawprints first, and got my  coordinates about three months later. I’ve been a good girl so far and haven’t gotten more, but I think it’s only because the pain of the foot tatt threw me off of them for awhile. I am totally needlephobic! 

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