(Closed) Very clean cut, conservative bride seeks…Tattoo???

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Fiance got this tattoo about a year after we were engaged. I always joked that before the wedding I would reciprocate and get one with his name or our future last name.

I’m also a pretty conservative person, nevermind the fact that I’m terrified of needles and pain (!!!) so I came up with a quirky alternative. I found a seller on EBay who personalizes temporary (but super long lasting!) tattoos, so I got one made with his first name and will be wearing it as a surprise to him on the day of the wedding, as a little inside joke for us. It will be on the inside of my wrist. I’ve already done a trial run and it lasted me about 4-5 days, even with showering. It’s made from some heavy duty ink and glue! If you’re not dead-set on a real tattoo, this is just an alternative for you to consider that would still give the same effect ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsMaine: Mind sharing that seller? That’s a very cool idea and a great way to ‘test out’ a tattoo. 

@jholler25: I think something small and sexy like that can still be classy if it’s in a nice font and well placed. the side of the ribs is also an easily hidden location. I do like the temporary tattoo the other poster mentioned. Gives the same sexy surprise, and if he likes it you can go more permanent, if not, you can wash it off. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh wow, this is such an awesome idea! Imagine if he didn’t see it until your honeymoon night? He’d never forget that, and he’d learn a new floor inside your metephotical skyscraper of awesomeness! I’m conservative and clean-cut too, with no tattoos, but I have contemplated getting them before.

I think this is an endearing, romantic thing for you to do. Also, I’m sure you’ll be together forever, but that’s not a reason to get one or not get one. Tattoos become little memories from your life, little, visible depictions of emotions you’ve felt at one time or another, and this is a beautiful time in your life, centered around the greatest thing of all: love.

I’m also an artist (I make my living off of drawing) and know lots of people who are tattoo artists or have tattoos, so I’m used to tattoos and think that the right ones can be beautiful works of art. I do know if you treat the design of it as a unique and meaningful work of art, rather than as a little stamp, that you’ll be happier with it as time goes on. Like, what if you made it slightly bigger than what you have in mind, so perhaps in years to come, if you decide to add to it, his name won’t look tiny and out-of-place among other designs? From an artist’s point of view, I also know tattoo artists do better work if they’re not limited to a tiny inch and a half of space! Just a tip!

I’d make his last name look very scrolling, and looping and art-nouveau! If you’re going to do it, do it right! He will always get turned on by it!

I think this is a beautiful and creative idea, whatever you choose to do!

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Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Or, another idea, what if you took his signature, and recreated his last name from that? It would be like he literally signed his name on you!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jholler25: I think that would be an incredible surprise! If you’re not sure, MissMaine’s suggestion is perfect. See how he reacts to the temporary tattoo first. I’ll be he will love it!

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

so I tattooed for some time, and I can tell you a very easy way to put the tattoo stencil on your skin just to see how it looks. use carbon paper and put the image/lettering/whatever on the white sheet that is attached to the dark sheet. trace it and when u look at the paper the crabon stuff will have come off onto the paper. cut it out, take some clear stick deodorant and rub a thin layer onto your skin, press “stencil” down firmly then pull off, and viola, temporary  tattoo. =) it probably wont look exactly how it’d look actually tattooed, since its a rough stencil but u get the idea.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Btw, my Darling Husband is also very clean-cut and conservative when it comes to appearances, and he thought I was the same when he first met me. But then he saw my tattoo peeking out one day and it drove him crazy. To this day he LOVES it, and the second one that I got on my ribs.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jholler25: Of course! I’m trying to dig up the info… I ordered it probably a year ago so it’s no longer stored in my ebay account – I’m trying to search for the seller and will post as soon as I find her. She was the sweetest lady, too! She even matched the tattoo to our wedding colors!

 

ETA: Found her! Her ebay name is carcar1047 – and her store is named mix it & stix it.

Here’s a link to the exact tattoo I ordered – LOL @ the fact that it’s based on Twilight characters! Message her when you buy to give the exact name and color you want. I also asked her to resize it for a wrist, since the listing is for one that’s 6 inches long, unless you want it for your back or shoulder. She sends them in 2-packs so you can try one out before you want to actually wear it. Although, she sent me 6 because she rocks!

Also: Although they are long lasting, I did dust baby powder over mine to help it stay on longer and was very careful with getting it wet. But if you’re only using it for the day of the wedding, you shouldn’t have a problem at all. There’s a bunch of little tricks you can try so it stays on longer ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

I dont want to rain on anyone’s parade, but Im just going to try to be the voice of reason here. I am a tattooed person (not visibly, all of mine can be hidden by clothing) and I am all for people getting them because they are awesome and addictive.

That being said. They are permanant and can be hard to cover up/get rid of in the event that you no longer want them. Like getting someone’s name and then breaking up… I know thats not what someone wants to hear when they’re engaged, but its true. You never know that you wont break up 5/10/20 years down the line and then you’re stuck with his last name on your back. If that doesnt bother you, than go for it. I just wanted to put in a perspective that no one had mentioned yet.

I think that the temporary tattoos are an awesome idea. It’ll be a great way to give your Fiance what he wants but still have it removable.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

zippylef brings up a good point, but it depends on the person and your lifestyle, etc. I am very tattooed, they are mostly visible, an di dont have any regret or anything. I do have my FI’s Initial tattooed on me skin.  It’s in a place that is not visible to anyone but him, but either way it’s still here. I don’t feel that we’ll ever break up but in reality you never really know, which is why I got the initial in a cute red heart with a design around it, and it’s negative space which means theres color all around it, but the B is not colored, its just my skin. If something ever happens, I can just fill the B part in with the red and keep it moving. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s another suggestion for those afraid of something happening…  

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

jholler25: I’m glad I could help a little! Ashbee2415 brings up a good point to try out a mock-up of it on your skin first, to see how you feel about it’s size and placement, the text, or if you’ll be comfortable with it at all!

I also know fine-tip Sharpie markers are good for experimenting… but that might be hard to do if it’s on your back. You could always try it on your leg or something where he won’t see… just for a really rough idea. Sharpies might stay on for a few days though, so be forewarned!

Good luck!

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