(Closed) Tattoos – Show yours off!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wore a strapless dress and my hair up, so all of my tattoos were visible. 3 on my back, and one of my inner left wrist. 

An ouroborus in the middle of my back that I got for my 19th birthday. 

My zodiac sign (Aries, the Ram) on the back of my neck (20th birthday)

A fleur de lis with NOLA and 8/29 written around it (Spring of 2006, post Katrina. My father has a matching one of his arm). 

“Cellar Door” on my inner wrist. (Summer of 2005. Way too little sleep, an unexpected tropical storm, and a midnight showing of Donnie Darko). 

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Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

These are the ones I got done this year

The first one with the stars was in celebration of 4 years of being clean from cocaine. The middle star represents my daughter (I quit a $2000/month coke habit cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant and decided to not have an abortion I was scheduled for.) The four stars around it represent the years and I will be adding a fifth star in April.

The second and third photo is my sugar skull. To me it represents rebirth. I got out of an emotionally abusive relationship and got back with my first true love. The flowers and green vines, to me, represent growth after death.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine is on my lower back, right side. So I don’t need to try and hide it… actually, most times, I forget I have it.

If I DID have visable tattoos, I’d totally rock ’em. I know there’s a desire to hide them, but look at the picture of @FutureMrsMcK! She looks awesome. I love the look, and they’re *YOU*, so I’m of the opinion you should show them off!

Let me backtrack. Unless you have some sort of obscene naked lady/man tattoo, a la ugliesttattoos.com. Then I’m okay with them being a bit more hidden. Grandma doesn’t need to see that.

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Miss Tattoo: That’s amazing. GREAT for you!! I absolutely love the meaning behind your tats. They are all beautiful. You will have to post your new star after your 5 year mark πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

To answer the question, I do not plan on hiding them. I would never cover them up if someone asked. I just wouldn’t be in someone’s wedding if it came down to that. All of my tattoos are a part of me and each one has a meaning and story about why I got it done. Some are deep and some are “Well…because I was bored one day I decided to [insert story]

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss Tattoo: I love your tattoos! I guess I should have known with your name you’d have some awesome ones.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CaraMia10: Thank you! It’s something I am really proud of. To come out of that lifestyle alive and somewhat normal is saying something. I think after the fifth star, I will continue to add a tiny tiny star around it every year.

 

@IlsaLund: Thanks! I’m hoping to have my left arm quarter sleeve done in time for the wedding! My mother had a heart attack when she heard I was planning on it, but she comes around after I get each one done. Here is one of my favorites. It’s on my leg. And my first set of tattoo’s were a pair of nautical stars (Nautical stars were said to help sailors find their way to the right path/course)

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Miss Tattoo: I love your stars! 

 

@IlsaLund: Aw, thanks! I thought about covering them up with a shrug or (more likely) bolero of some sort. For a day or two. Then I snapped out of it and remembered that I love my tattoos, they’re part of who I am, and I had no desire to cover them up because they might make someone uncomfortable or because the Wedding World says I should. I’m so glad I didn’t cover them up. 

I have plans for one more tattoo before we have kids–ironically, a honey bee (on my back right hip). DH’s nickname for me is Honeybee (looong before I stumbled onto this site). 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss Tattoo: The stars are awesome, I love all the meaning behind each of your tattoos.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

i have a unicorn tattoo (blue, not purple, despite my user name) behind my shoulder. and a little red heart on my hip (a la Rachel Green!).

my unicorn tattoo will show because i will have my hair up and strapless dress. of course, my heart tattoo will NOT be visible!

FYI: the second pic was cropped from a beach tanning pic, so what you see is my bathing suit bottom, not my underwear!

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Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s my tattoo (it’s on my right shoulder blade) and the back view of my dress. So yes, my tattoo will be visible. πŸ™‚

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Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually don’t have too many pictures of them. Weird! I have 7 total. Here is a picture of one (I have the same on my other arm.

 

 

Annnnnd you can sorta see my back peice (still in the works) It is a lotus flower with waves and bubbles. Sorry its in black and white πŸ˜› It is a color tattoo.

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Tattoo: Love the skull tattoo! I’ve been wanting my ownself but haven’t come across one that I like yet.

@ChantelleyLace: Your tattoo looks awesome!

I have 13 tattoos right now. I’m trying to pump myself up into getting a large back piece. All but 3 of my tattoos will be showing on my wedding day.I never even considered covering any of them. I know that some people at the wedding will shocked to see them all but they’ll get over it πŸ™‚

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