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My new tattoo

Post  milo on Thu 09 Jun 2011, 9:21 pm

I have not been coping well, as we all know. I know, I'm really private, so you guys don't tend to get a whole lot of info about me, but I swear I try. I have a history of some pretty crazy stuff happening with the internet and stalking so I always err on the side of caution. Having said that...I thought I'd share my latest tattoo with you guys.

My wife has a gorgeous half sleeve that is a beautiful water scene. It was done by the father of our goddaughter. So he came to stay with us last week (left this morning). He has his own shop across the country and flew in to do some work. My wife had planned to get a jellyfish added to her arm. It is very nice and covers the whole inside of her arm.

So.....I have tattoos, but I have them in places where they can easily be covered...even in the heat. I have several. I like tattoos and think they can be very pretty and extremely expressive and meaningful.

We spent quite of time hemming and hawing about what I could have done. I have never done one just for the sake of doing one. I really love red eyed tree frogs and spent considerable time trying to find the right tree frog to translate into a great tattoo. I found some awesome ones and even picked out a few potential ones, but my heart just wasn't into it.

I really, really loved my wifes and considered if I could also have a jellyfish. I passed the idea by her...as I thought it was kind of romantic too to be able to have a "couples" tattoo. Of course, the caveat was that it wouldn't be the same at all, but based on the first ones sketch. Well...both my wife and the artist were so into the idea that it just exploded from there. It was awesome, because it felt right in every way that the frog idea felt wrong. It also felt to me like a way of commemorating this stressful time we have been going through with all the cancer scares and other stressors.

It was very, very painful....even with my migraine meds on board...but SOOOOOOO worth it.

Here is an artistic glimpse at mine. Smile



What do you guys think?

PS...it's DID not trigger on a full blown migraine.

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Re: My new tattoo

Post  Paradox on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:22 am

The color is so vibrant!! How long will it stay that bright? I love the story of it. Thank you for sharing it.
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Post  alli on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 11:21 am

It's beautiful. What a great way to do a couple's tattoo.

I'm too chicken to get one myself. I'm afraid it would trigger a fibro or neuropathic pain response. Not something I do voluntarily. But if I did, it would be a dragon.

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Post  Sara79 on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 4:11 pm

Those colors are gorgeous! I would love to see your wife's new work too, if she's willing to share. You've got a great tattooist!

If she doesn't want to share, that's fine too, but I love getting to see other peoples body art. I've been debating a repiercing, but I haven't felt up to the babying it needs at first.

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Re: My new tattoo

Post  Cluelesskitty on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 7:12 pm

wow!

It's a beaut!



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Re: My new tattoo

Post  milo on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 8:44 pm

It is NOT a small tattoo...I know you guys can't tell that by the picture. Wink
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Re: My new tattoo

Post  steph on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 12:15 pm

AWESOME! I have 5 myself, and haven't had a new one for years, BUT have been considering a new one! I have to consider it for a good long while before I get it done. I would like my son's name in sanskrit, but don't know how to go about getting that translated!
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