(Closed) Getting a tattoo….should I add something to it?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It really depends, what do the skeleton keys represent? Add something that will make it unique and not a tattoo that a million other girls will have. I absolutely love ink with a story behind it!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Tattoos are pretty personal, it’s hard to say what you should add. FH and I were thinking about getting a lock and key set, only designed with an ouroboros on each. Depending on the symbolism you like you could do lots of things with a key. A key being carried by a bird, a key on a chain, a key with a meaningful shape on the handle (a skull, or an animal, or a heart, a key with wings, etc. etc.), maybe meaningful text accompanying it. Maybe the key is on a keyring that has another charm that has special meaning to you. There’s also always the option of a background image or an overlay of colorful watercolor splash, like this:

 

 

 

 

The artist can help you create the art but you should really walk in with a specific design you can describe – they can draw anything you want but they can’t tell you what you want 😉

Post # 6
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1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

if you like the idea of them being the keys to heaven, could you add really funky angel wings to the keys?

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have any ideas for you, but I also LOVE skeleton keys. Their a common element in our wedding and in the decor of my home. I’ve also been thinking about getting a skeleton key tattoo because they have a lot of personal meaning to me. I share the same initials as my Father and I’d like to incorporate those initials in a subtle way in the decorative top of the key. Share your pics after you get it, I’d love to see it!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you’re not 100 on adding something behind it I’d just leave it by itself. Worse comes to worse you can always add to it if you find something that would be perfect to add to it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think you could add any number of things to it and it would look nice. I am currently in the process of getting my antique typewriter on my lower back right side finished up. I wanted to add loads of stuff, flowers, a bird – and the artist was just like: one thing at a time. After sitting through the pain of a very big highly detailed typewriter, I am glad he was the voice of reason. Ahahahahaha!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Liss13:  I have 2 skeleton keys on my chest. Currently they just have simply filigree behind them (the tattooists idea); which I LOVE! 🙂

Maybe start with something simple like that? It’s easily something you can expand on later. Here is a pic of mine so you know what I mean 🙂 I hope to one day flesh it out to a full chest piece with a cameo in the center and maybe some pearls (it’s still an idea in progress)!  

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Liss13:  Thank you! Now it’s just a matter of finding the right artist (mine moved to Chicago, bummer) and having the extra funds! Lol.

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