(Closed) I want a small tattoo… Show me yours!!

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Jabberwocky:  nope ๐Ÿ™‚ it very well may mean “stupid white girl” but for me, ignorance is bliss. but thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I have always wanted…a few tats, but I am mindful of the various fashions that have come and gone and would hope for something more my own style. It’s a pity that my chosen industry is so conservative, and requires bare arms below the elbow often as not. The plane of skin on the inner forearm is so perfect!  (In a way that most or my body isn’t).

Since preparing for my wedding I have been thinking of getting the henna design that I will have on my hands (or some variation of it) across a shoulder after we get married, preferably in white ink, i’ve always been a less is more type. I am a little concerned about accusations of cultural appropriation, but for me it would be a symbol of the family I am marrying into, I’m not big on name tattoos, so there isn’t going to be a big “property of ______”.

A warning for Tolkein fans considering it “Not all who wander are lost” is not as original as you think, though it is a great quote, that tattoo seems to be reaching its peak. The sentiment is however timeless 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

SkinnyLatte17:  Lol, it’s not that bad, I promise.

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Jabberwocky:  Well now I want to know.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I have one, though I wouldn’t consider it to be small. It’s a fairy sitting on a flower, and it covers the entire top of my foot. I wanted that particular design on that particular spot for 10 years before finally getting it done. I needed to be absolutely sure about it, and figured that if I still loved the idea after 10 years, chances were good that I would always love it. That was 5 years ago, and I still get random compliments on it wherever I go.

I also want something on my inner wrist, but I haven’t been able to settle on exactly what that something is. I know I want writing, and have a font style already chosen. I’m also really drawn to the infinity symbol as an element of the design. But it all seems so trendy and passe, and I just can’t commit.

And I want something on my rib cage, but only if I can successfully stop yo-yo’ing with my weight. I’m working on getting to a weight where I feel comfortable and can sustain for many years to come. Then I’ll have to decide if I want a tree of life, a dandelion blown by the wind, or a cherry blossom branch. They are all fairly standard design concepts, and that’s okay because all 3 have very strong appeal for me. I don’t need to be “unique” for the sake of it, as long as the concept really resonates with me. What appeals to me about them is that I can add to each over time, with each addition reflecting a different piece/stage of my life. I want one design that can grow and evolve as I grow and evolve as a person.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lizzy272:  I want one exactly like yours…In the same spot…I just haven’t figured out what I want it to say. I lived in severe debilitating chronic pain for 7 years & it’s all FINALLY coming to an end! I’m even half way weaned off of my pain patches which is very difficult to do. Anyway,  I want it to be relevant to what I went through…so I always remember how bad it really was, to inspire me through any upcoming tough times.

Post # 38
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Helper bee

Peanut-Sue:  it sounds like you will have a very meaningful message, which is what I wanted in my tattoo as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Najinc0122:  Here’s my little tattoo. I got it a little over 2 years ago during a fundraiser that a local tattoo place had for the Canadian Cancer Society. They did cancer ribbon tattoos all day and all the money went to the society. I got this one (its dark pink for all cancer rather than light pink for breast) in memory of my dad. He died in 1994 and I also have that year on it. I think of it as a symbol that he’s always with me. Its on the back of my shoulder.

I thought about getting a tattoo for years and when I heard about this fundraiser it seemed right to me. My mom even likes it which was surprising. I used plain old vaseline to keep it moist while it was healing and never had a problem. I’ve never wanted to get another one either.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee

MrsNebraska:  Haha that’s funny! Of course I just picked one out online and decided I wanted it as we went on a whim to a family member’s tattoo parlor the day my fiance came home from Afghanistan, but eh, I’m happy with it ๐Ÿ™‚

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