Tattoo drama – pics of new ink

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a few tattoos, one from shoulder blade to shoulder blade, a little cow on my foot [cows are my favorite animal], a butterly on my shoulder, and a dragonfly on my wrist.

The dragonfly was to coverup a scar that ran down my wrist/forearm, and I don’t particarly LIKE it, I just needed something so people would stop asking questions about said scar.

Nobody has ever given be any flack, but tattoos are pretty common around there, it’s actually more uncommon for someone to not have one, then it is for someone to have them.

Even my grandmother has one!

Post # 4
Member
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@UKbee:  some people are just set in their ways, old fashioned, and tattoos and piercings are a big no no. Times have changed and tats and piercings are becoming more acceptable. Rock your tattoos…. Your parents will get over them… 

Post # 5
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2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@UKbee:  When I got my first tattoo, my dad wasn’t very happy. He knew I was going to get it before it happened, but he still was upset. He made me promise that I wouldn’t get anymore. He wouldn’t even look at it when I first got it, haha. 7 tattoos later (just got one two days ago), he’s still making me promise after each one that I won’t get anymore. 2 of them he’s paid for as presents, a few of them he likes but won’t admit to, and he makes me show all of his friends/our family haha. I tell him as soon as I get one (if not before), and guess what? He still loves me. He gets over it until the next time. Tell your parents there’s no point in them bitching about it now, it’s over and done with. You obviously still have a good job, etc. and tell them if they think it’ll ruin your wedding pictures, then fine, they don’t need to have any or look at them. That’s what I’d say at least haha. 

Post # 6
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3738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@UKbee:  Your tattoo is beautiful! Your parents will get over it, just like mine do every time I get a new one. I’m also 27 and married and my husband is my artist, so I think they finally realize I’m not going to get shitty work or tattoos of stupid things. 

Post # 7
Member
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

some parents are like that and never change. I  have 5  tats and FI  has an entire back piece plus two other tattoos.  While she loves me,  she thinks I’m  this horrible person bc I have tats and piercings.  I went to a great college,  bought two houses,  have a decent career… but I’m a weird,  horrible person bc I  have some hidden tattoos.  Don’t let them get to you.

Post # 10
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it is beautiful but I can relate to how you are feeling. When I first started getting tattoos, I have four, my dad asked that I not get any that would be visible to my grandparents as they are very, very old school and just don’t like tattoos in general. So far, I have been able to comply with his wish.

Your parents will get over it and youw ill look stunning on your wedding day!

Post # 12
Member
288 posts
Helper bee

@UKbee:  I just wanted to say that I think your tattoo is BEAUTIFUL. As long as it has meaning to you, who cares what anyone else thinks.

Also, your tattoo makes me want to cover up mine with a good artist’s even more.

Post # 15
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1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@UKbee:  I have one (my inner left wrist) that I got for a very personal reason. The only people who gave me a tough time were my parents – and Dad was worse than my Mom was. He was apparently telling Mom that I had “desecrated” my body or something (which is odd for him to say because he is not religious) and Mom defended me to him.

I would have thought my very religious Grandma would have had a problem with it, but she took the view that it was already done and she wasn’t going to make me feel bad about it. I already had it when I met FI. He doesn’t have any tattoos and I don’t think he wants any, but he loves mine and the meaning behind it. He likes to grab my wrist and just look at it sometimes (other times he kisses it).

I’ve had it for almost 7 years now. My parents probably still don’t like that I have it, but they got over it pretty quickly. I have no doubt that your parents will get over it at some point too. Tattoos are becoming more common and more acceptable in society. As long as you are happy with what you put on your body, that is all that counts.

I’ve been considering getting a second tattoo (something related to Poe or “The Raven” because he is my first true love), but I would really need to seriously consider the design and placement before making a final decision on that. It would have to be somewhere easily hidden, but not on my abdomen (I plan on having kids) or anywhere else that would be easy to stretch out.

Post # 16
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1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@UKbee:  And your new tattoo is very very beautiful. Laughing

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