Post # 1
I’m finally getting my tattoo today! I’m so excited about it because today it will mean even more to me. This day, 11/11/11 marks 13 years since my baby brother passed away and my tattoo is in remembrance of him. I’m in limbo however on what color I should have it done in. I’m getting it on my left inner wrist and don’t know if I should get it in white (work and potential job reasons) or get it in black/navy.
Post # 3
I would get it in navy. I really don’t think have a small tattoo like that on your wrist would effect a future job… EVERYONE has tattoos nowadays. I mean, my bank teller is tatted! I have seen white tattoos in person and they really don’t age well over time. A darker color looks much bette.r
Post # 4
I really like white tattoos, especially in very visible areas like that. Plus I feel it has more of positive significance for remembering your brother than the darkness of black or blue ink.
Post # 5
My only worry about the white ink is that most of the ones I’ve seen look like scars and my skin is an olive tone and I don’t know how it would look. I’m gonna ask the artist tonight.
Post # 6
I’ve never seen a white tattoo! But I say if you’re going to get it, get it done in dark ink. It’s imporatant and special to you- too important to hide.
Post # 7
I’d definitely say dark. I’m not a fan of white tattoos.
Post # 8
Also remember that white ink doesn’t last as long in the body and needs to be redone every few years.
Post # 9
Is there a compromise? Did your brother have a favorite color perhaps? Otherwise, I think navy. I agree that white tattoos look like a scar
Post # 10
@Krises: He was only 6 days old when he died. He was a twin and they were born 2 months premature and Walker died of a brain hemorrhage. Tripp, the other twin, however is a smelly nasty sweet as can be 13 year old.
Also the fact that today marks 13 years since he died is really special because we have a family tie that connects us with 13. Tripp and Walker were born on 11/5/98, Walker died on 11/11/98 which was a Wednesday. We buried him on Friday the 13th…some people say that’s freaky but now with every Friday the 13th I smile. But the even cooler thing about the 13 is that my stepmom’s birthday (Tripp and Walker’s mom) is 9/27, my birthday is 10/10, 13 days later. My dad’s is 10/23, 13 days after mine. And T & W is 11/5, 13 days after my dads. I love the number 11 and 13. 11/11/11 couldn’t be more perfect of a day to get my tattoo for my sweet baby brother.
Post # 11
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That is so touching good luck with your tattoo
Post # 12
I’ve never seen an all-white tattoo, only shading in white. I think you should go with the dark (black/navy) tattoo, especially because you should be proud to be tattoed due to the symbolism.
Post # 13
@pec1216: Plus its a friday too, the day you burried him 🙂 I say a dark color. Navy would be really pretty. White doesn’t cover very well, especially if you have olive skin. I am pretty fair skinned and you can hardly see the white in my tat. It looks more like lighter skin…
Post # 14
I would get navy or black.
Most jobs nowdays, even in conservative offices, allow tasteful tattoos. I work in a children’s hospital, visible tattoos are allowed as long as they aren’t inappropriate (like nude women) or scary (like devils). And on your wrist, you can easily cover it up with a thick watch or bracelet for interviews.
Post # 15
You could do a combination, lots of white but with shading in nacy
without shading I think white tattoos look like scaring
Post # 16
@kala_way: Ooh! I like the white with shading. Otherwise, I think you should go with navy, OP.