- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009
Okay, ladies, you are all fabulous so I’m sure you will give me some constuctive advice.
I have a tattoo on my right side that says “a’illeacht” (“beauty” in Irish Gaelic), that I love- rather, I love the symbolism behind the tattoo. I got it when I was 1 year recovered from a 6-year eating disorder that distorted my view of my body (hence getting “beauty”).
However, I am kind of unhappy with the spelling of the word. It is “a’illeacht”, instead of the correct “Áilleacht”. The capitalization doesn’t matter as much as the diacritic (accent mark) over the A. There is currently an apostrophe between the A and I, which isn’t completely horrible, but it’s enough to seriously irritate this English fanatic. 😉
When I got the tattoo done initially, I wasn’t paying too much attention (I know, shame on me), and said “It looks perfect!” This was mostly due to excitement/nervousness, and had I really been focused, I would’ve absolutely pointed it out then.
Here’s a picture, because that may influence/help answers from some:
Please ignore my hair/face/etc. This was in the walmart parking lot right after I had the tattoo done, LOL.
So. What I am considering is a coverup tattoo, also with meaning to me, but not necessarily the same meaning. I would like something celtic-influenced, because my roots are celtic and also beacause I’m a sucker for anything celtic. However, I also want something science-based (evolution, Darwin, etc.). I was thinking the scientific tree of life, until I saw it. Then I considered the tree of life with celtic knots instead of branches, but I didn’t know how to incorporate science into it.
I also have to consider what coverup would look good with the placement. I don’t want anything rounded, because that would look kind of silly. I’m kind of at a loss.
Do any of you have suggestions or ideas for what I can do, or maybe what style I should choose?
(ETA: I plan on getting many more tattoos, but I do want this one fixed.)
ALSO: Show off your tattoos! I love them, and love seeing them! 🙂