Post # 1
So, I’ve never had a tattoo, but I have been kind of interested for a long time. Basically, what I would like is a private tattoo of my favorite quote: “I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
My big question is where to get it (if I do it, of course). I don’t care if it shows when I wear a bikini (rare) as it isn’t crude in any way. BUT it can’t show at work and I don’t want it to get really distorted when I am pregnant.
Are there places you particularly like tattoos, and others you don’t?
Post # 3
I don’t have one but I am considering it. I would get one on my shoulder blade since that area doesn’t really change over time or with pregnancy.
Post # 4
i have eleven (i think?) tattoos. most of my hidden tattoos will most likely stretch during pregnancy. the way i see it, if the area is stretched so badly that it will ruin a tattoo, it probably wouldn’t look great in a bikini anyways 🙂 i’m about to run out the door, but when i get home i can post a photo of a quote i have tattooed on my side. it says “moved by music” and i don’t regret it one bit. i love your quote, by the way!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum
I’m a big fan of tattoos (both F Stripes and I have a few) but think that placement is essential!
I would get a quote/text tattoo along the inner arm btwn wrist/elbow…but I can totally have visible tattoos at work! Since you can’t I’m thinking along your lower back (i.e. the popular “tramp stamp” locale, LOL) but maybe off center?
Alternately along your shoulder blade (also off center- I LOVE assymetry) would be awesome.
AND I LOVE the quote by the way! Who is it by?
Good luck and post pics if you do it!
Post # 6
I love quote tattoos down the side – like rib cage area. That is my next one. 🙂 Ihave a design on my foot now, one on my lower back and one on my ankle. 🙂 They are kind of addicting!!!
Post # 7
This is the tattoo I’d like to get, in the same location. I’m not sure if it would work for a quote, but It would definitely be hidden!
Post # 8
The quote is by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott’s wife.
Post # 9
I have a rose on my shoulder, have had it for 15 years now. Not a particularly feminine spot but I love it. Only bummer is I can’t wear sleeveless at work (I work in a financial instituition).
Post # 10
I have a tattoo on the instep of my foot, it’s a nice place because if I want to hide it I can… And some people get tattoos on the outside of their foot… The only thing about foot tattoos is that they fade faster than normal ones.
Here’s mine: (which terribly needs to be re-done, I got it 5 years ago)
And on the outside: (not me just a random pic I found)
(you can get it lower so that a regular heel would cover it, like this:
Post # 11
You should avoid anywhere on your stomach/abdomen or chest. The best places if you don’t want it to show at work (or on your wedding day) are your rib cage and your lower back. Thighs aren’t really great for quotes. I’ve seen a quote spirally around ivy on a rib cage, and that looked dang awesome. It’ll pretty much only show in a bathing suit. Here’s a link to my inker’s website. He has lots of pics for you to check out.
As for where you get it, I would shop around. Avoid places that only do flash inking. Any artist should be able to talk to you about what you want to get and then give their own take on it so it would look best. For tattoos you REALLY want to go in and see several places. Prices and quality vary greatly within the industry. Also, when you finally do get it done, make sure that you bring a printed piece of paper with everything spelled correctly. Your artist does not have spellcheck, and they will spell everything EXACTLY like your paper! Make them show you a sample of their fonting. If you have an idea of what type of font you want, bring that to show them as well.
I got my tattoo on my lower back. I never have to worry about stretch marks, pregnancy stretching, or anyone seeing it even in a cocktail dress.
Post # 12
i would not suggest getting a tatoo. i have 5, one on my shoulder, one on my breast, two on my ankle and one on the back of my neck.
i have to work hard to cover them (especillay the one on my neck).
So i would not suggest getting one on your ankles or neck. I cant wear skirts to work or wear my hair up…its really awful.try to think of things you wear regulary and what parts of your body shows and go from there 😀
If you are young please think of your future and what type of job you plan on having.
Good luck and please just think hard about this decision 😀
Post # 13
You could do something like one of these..
Post # 14
I just posted this on another thread so sorry if you’re seeing it twice! I wanted to get a latin phrase but didn’t want it to be visible either. I chose to get it across my ribs. Mine is written kind of big so your quote could probably fit if it was written in a smaller size. You don’t want it too small though — it will be hard to read and has a better chance of the ink “bleeding” I guess you could say. I definitely wouldn’t recommend near the bottom of your foot/heel. They don’t heal well and often have to be redone. Most tattoo artists won’t tattoo there. I love your quote by the way!
Post # 15
I have a tattoo on my left foot. I drew it myself and the tattoo artist kind of cleaned it up a bit. It’s got my grandmas initials “EK” with a flower, I LOVE it. 🙂
Post # 16
I want mine on my hip or wrist (if it’s small, I can wear a bangle to work and cover it). For yours, I would totally do a rib cage!