tattoo bees…

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A dream catcher is supposed to keep out all the bad dreams so a broken one would let them in? It could also mean broken dreams.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m not sure of the symbolism of a broken dreamcatcher either. I would probably have it done whole, or choose something different. Tattoos are so personal, and you have them forever… it would be horrible to have regrets!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Hmmm… broken dreams are what comes to mind. Do you really want that on your body forever? I’d suggest keeping the dream catcher intact. You may regret having a negative looking tattoo.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hold on a minute… My FH has a tattoo symbolism book. Let me see if I can find anything

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  just curious where you’re getting it done? I see you’re close by in Hamilton. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No luck 🙁 There’s only a dream catcher, no broken ones. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am telling you this as a (compared to the average person with no tattoos) heavily tattooed person who has worked in the tattoo industry…

the thing that really counts when it comes to tattoos…and memorial tattoos especially…is what it means TO YOU. If I were you I wouldn’t look up meanings, I would just get something that meant something to YOU, PERSONALLY. In my opinion that means SO MUCH MORE than a meaning looked up in a book or online that may even be BS anyway. 

I’d also like to add for the record that you can totally get tattoos that mean NOTHING and that you think just look really cool. 

But yeah…in this particular case, get something that means something to YOU regardless of if it means anything to anyone else. It’s personal and it’s yours and so is the meaning behind it. 

<3 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I’d be really, really cautious about appropriating a symbol from another culture to represent your cousin. Especially translating it in such a manner. I agree with a PP – try looking for something that’s meaningful to you that also represents the person, since it’s going to be on your body for the rest of time. I’m sure you’ll find something – and I’m so sorry for your loss.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m assuming you’ve already found an artist that you like.  That’s the first step, if you haven’t done so already.  And then ask him/her for a sketch of what you’re thinking, feel free to bring reference material if there’s a particular style of dreamcatcher you like.  Sometimes, what’s in your head doesn’t necessarily translate to paper the way you think it would, and sometimes it translates better than you thought it could.  There are certain symbols that are pretty much universally bad ideas to tattoo on yourself, but in general, it’s whether or not it matters to YOU.  Most people don’t realize the full meaning of mine – I’ve got a dragon & phoenix.  The dragon is western style, the phoenix is based off the crane form.  I’m half Japanese, half Irish.  The phoenix was a nod to that half, and the only person who realized why without being told was my Mom.  I didn’t get the ink for anyone else, I got it for myself. 

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