Post # 1
What is the significance of your tattoo?
I have one and it is two dolphins. For me, I have always been fascinated with dolphins.
I do want to get another one and it will be a Penn State paw print for my undergrad school.
On a side note, when I got my tattoo, I knew my sister had a tattoo and when I got mine, I realized that she got two killer whales and the joke in our famiy is that my other sister should get two starfishes to continue the tradition of having a pair of sea animals.. haha
Post # 3
I wish I had a tattoo, but I am too much of a sissy to get one 🙁
Post # 4
I want a unicorn. First a white one then a black on on the opposite hip. I’ve always found unicorns fascinating.However because of were I want it my child bearing days would have to be behind me before I got it or they would look horrible after.
My fiance has a tattoo that has a saying in german underneath it, it says, strength and honor. My fiance speaks german and he holds honor very high so this makes perfect sense for him. Unfortunately the symbol that is with it looks similar to the swastica but is actually a symbol for an old US Army brigade that was around before the swastica was used by Hitler, and they will recognize the writing as german so they have went off on him if they happen to see it. *rolls eyes at uneducated people* His Tat is completely unique to him because he created it himself. His next one will go on the other arm and he created it too. I really want him to get the US flag to wrap around his body. It would start out on his chest on a cross and would wrap around to his back. I saw it once on a guy that my dad was in Iraq with and I’ve always been impressed with it. He’s a very honorable person that loves this country so this holds perfect meaning for him.
Post # 5
Mine is a Latin phrase on my right wrist that, loosely translated, says “I am blessed” I got it on my right wrist because that’s the hand that covers my heart when I stand at attention (which I do a lot with Fiance in the service). I plan on several more the next one will be an Anchor as soon as Fiance gets back from deployment. Fiance has 5 total his most meaningful is his back piece that says in latin “There is more to life than merely living”
Post # 6
I have a shamrock to recognize my Irish heritage. Once I’m married and change my name, I’m having my last name added on. That will be either our 1st daughter or 2nd son’s middle name, so I’ll also add our 1st son’s middle name (will be named after FI) and continue the tradition for all of our children. It will always represent family and tradition.
Post # 7
Well I’m very into myself…ha ha ha just kidding but I have my name on my back and over my right breast. I also have “sexy scorpio” on my left ankle. I have a ton of roses on my right thigh. All of those I just wanted for myself.
Then there’s the one on my wrist that’s angel wings and a halo and over top of that it says “na-na” which is the name of my baby sister who died the day of her very first bday. I miss her so much.
I want to get a unicorn on back for my other baby sister who is disabled and in a wheel chair. I also want to get her name which is Angel.
Post # 8
Mine are all nature inspired. I have a honu (the native hawaiian symbol for sea turtle) on my right lower back. I consider sea turtles my totem animal. I have a snowflake on my left ankle, because I love snow (hence the winter wedding!) I just got a five falling leaves on my back 4 days ago. I plan to reveal itto the hive after it heals. The leaves are all from my favorite plants from places I have lived.
Post # 9
I have 3. My first one is a pink and green spiral on the side of my lower back. It’s the Native American symbol for Journey, and someday I want to get the words “life is a journey” around it. My second one I sort of got on a whim… it’s a shooting start on the inside of my ankle. I did get it during my first month of undergraduate, right after I survived a car crash that typically kills most people. My last one, which is about a year old, is the family crest from my Dad’s side on the top of my foot. I only have one relative who is still living on that side, so I got it to honor them. I love my tattoos and want many more, though they have to slightly hidden due to the whole wanting to be a doctor someday!
Post # 10
I have 4 – I have the word Mouse on my lower back, a nickname I’ve had all my life. I have a rose on my tailbone with wings on either side that I got after my grandmother Rose passed away. I have the hebrew word chai on my neck, something I always wanted, but I actually got when my grandfather died, and I have a pixie on my shoulderblade, which I got on a whim, but I like it because pixies are mischievious creatures and although cute can cause some trouble!
Post # 11
I have two tattoos that are reproductions of Japanese wodblock prints by Hokusai just for the art because I think they’re beautiful. I have part of the “Orange Orchids” print on my right foot and ankle, and part of “Weeping Cherry and Bulfinch” on the underside of my right arm which I’m considering expanding into a half sleeve. It’s just an outline now and I can’t decide whether to leave it (I like that minimalist look) get it shaded or colored. My coworkers are on my case about it because they say it looks unfinished.
On my left wrist I have a quote in french – “S’il plait a Dieu”. It’s from an Arabic phrase, “Insha’Allah” which essentially means “God willing”. It’s a phrase often used before setting out to do anything, as a reminder that nothing happens without God’s will. I got it in French because 1) Tattoos are forbidden in the Muslim faith, and tattoos with the name of Allah in them, especially when you’re not a Muslim… well, it’s just downright direspectful. and 2) I think the French looks nice. Now I don’t really believe in God, but I do like this sentiment of remembering that tomorrow is not promised and to be present when we’re ignoring everything happening now and instead thinking of tomorrow and next week. I can’t say I always (or even often) live up to that sentiment, but it’s a good reminder.
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Post # 12
I have 3 Tattos. The first is of an ANKH, aka, the “first cross”. I like the meaning of it. The Egyptians used it for the meaning of life and life after death, which is something I strongly believe in. The second is a sun and moon, which my sister has a matching on of. It represents us. We, just like the sun and moon, are completely opposite, yet compiment eachother very nicely. And the third one is a pink ribbon, with stars, and the words “Live, Laugh, Love”. My Grandmother died of breast cancer and so did my Grandfathers second wife, whom I also considered Gramma. That one, needs no explination I believe. LOL.
Post # 13
I have two. One is a fairy on my right hip. I got it done when I was 16. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. I typically forget that it’s there (and it’s pretty huge). Someday when tattoo removal is less painful, doesn’t scar, and is less expensive I’ll probably have it taken off. The other is a sun on my lower left back. I got it when I was backpacking Europe (we were in Spain) with my best friend/BM as a celebration of our freedom and adventure. It’s about the size of a quarter, maybe a bit bigger and I think it’s pretty cute.
I’d like to get an Edelwiess flower for my grandmother who passed away last summer. She used to make us watch The Sound of Music with her EVERY weekend when we visited when I was a kid. She loved that song. I think the movie reminded her of her own journey to Canada. I haven’t decided where to get it yet, I like to keep them hidden.
Post # 14
I want to get one… but my fiance doesn’t like them.
Post # 15
I have the word “strong” on my right hip and “fierce” on my left. Both are sort of self-explanatory, I think and serve as reminders of past hospitalizations.
Once I leave desk-world behind I hope to get something on the inside of my right wrist.
Post # 16
@marywil1 – my hubby doesn’t like them either, but I keep reminding him that it’s my body 🙂