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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Obsession :: Ink Love











What could be prettier than artwork on your body? I was always too scared to get a tattoo myself, and never knew what to get anyway. Now I want at least four done! (All specific things that mean a lot to me.) Can I overcome my fears? I'm gonna have to, as I'm making getting a tat one of my goals for 2012. (Sorry, mom and dad... I've become such a rebel.) Thanks to Yvonne, Amber, Collette + Courtney for the fun Twitter convos about this! :) Photos from Weheartit.

18 comments:

  1. Oh honey, please think carefully and do a LOT of research before you decide to get inked! I know so many people who regret tattoos they got in their 20s. Of course there are lots who don't. Just make sure you play with some temp ones before you commit fully!

    xo

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  2. See now I differ then the comment above slightly. {sorr}
    I have never thought about one of my tattoos before I got it.
    I, like u, never thought I would find something I wanted on my body for the rest of my life. Or something that was worth the pain. I spent years (until I was 27) trying to find something I wanted forever.
    Then when I was on holidays in Mexico, I got my first one. Just a simple nautical star in a place I couldn't see all the time. Never thought about a star before...never thought about that area to get it before. In a year and a half I got 5 tattoos. None of them are of things that had ever crossed my mind before. I kinda like it that way. Now, I was very smart in what I chose and where I put it...no cartoon charecters here...no japanese symobols that were supposed to mean love but really mean i'm stupid...you get the drift...LOL JUst remember...it's forever!!!
    Cheers,
    Messy


    Here's a post on my tats:

    http://shelleysarina.blogspot.com/2011/07/we-need-to-talk.html

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  3. I have multiple ones and no regrets! Think before you ink and, maybe for the first, get it in a place that's easily covered and then allow several months to go by before getting another...that way you can confirm it's for you and, if not, you have something that no one else need ever see. But it sounds like you're already putting the thought in!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. do it.. but only if youre sure of it :) it does hurt a little, not going to lie! i have one tattoo and i got it when i was 22, because i fell in love with banksy's artwork! you have to just not think too much about it or you will psych yourself out!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  5. i love the bows on the back of that woman's leg. i want my next tattoo to be a bow on the back of my arm. just one. and i want one of the ribbons to wrap around to the inside of my arm and there will be a message on the ribbon. :) i love tattoo tuesday on http://thebestsoylatte.blogspot.com- this post reminds me of her series!

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  6. I hope that you get a tattoo that you love. I agree that sometimes it is nicer to think about it, because you don't really want to get one that you regret, but at the same time sometimes the spontaneous ones might be the nicest?!

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  7. I'm a huge supporter of anyone getting a tattoo, as I have five (three of which are very large and can be very visible). My big suggestion is go to a custom-only shop. It's how I roll. Definitely don't go cheap. It really is true that you get what you pay for. In a tattoo, you might not notice at first why it's cheap, but the quality of it over the years will definitely be affected.

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  8. what a rebel. I love it. Do what you gotta do girly.

    I have at least 3 solid large pieces I've drawn that I'll eventually get but its gonna be on my time, which may take a little cause I want my business booming before people can judge me for the art work on my body. Its unfortunate that i have to factor that into my life but i need to live in reality not just the world I want to live in.

    I know an awesome artist but he'll take time to book so when you've saved up the dough, you should check into it. :)

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  9. Good for you, girly! I think tattoos can be beautiful, although I don't have any myself. I can't say I'm afraid of the process, I just never found anything that struck me enough to want to have it with me forever. The only things I've ever entertained are three of my favorite quotes, but I don't know quite how I'd envision them in tat form.

    My only suggestion is to keep it in black ink; I've seen some colored-ink tattoos and I'm not a fan. I feel like they look like you just drew on yourself with a marker - lol! But that's just my opinion. You can always have them removed (though I've heard it's a heck of a process). My favorite is Johnny Depp, when he was dating Winona Ryder and got the tattoo that said, "Winona Forever". When they broke up he had part of it removed so now it says "Wino Forever".

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  10. I'm with Vahni. I totally regret mine. Make sure it's one you can see yourself loving in twenty years!

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  11. if i had enough cool points in my ammunition, I would so get a bow tattoo, or a rosary... just sayin' :-)

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  12. Hello lady.....I had so much fun Tweeting about the tattoos the other night:)
    My only bit of advice is to truly love what you choose:)
    I have one, for my son that passed away and have NEVER REGRETTED IT, ever. You will know when you find the perfect one!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

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  13. I love tattoo's. I have 4! Truthfully, I am not overly fond of my first 2, but, they aren't very big and they dont really bother me that much. I love my last 2 and I still think I'll get another one at some stage! My advice dont get it in a super obvious place first (neck, chest, upper arm) Somewhere only you can see and not to large, and be wary of something with lots of color!! If ya still like it in a year or 2, then your ready for your next one. x

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  14. I have one! I thought long and hard before I got it. I decided that I needed to get one that I dedicated to my father. It’s an insignia of the US Navy Chief Petty Officer (called “The Fouled Anchor”), which was my father’s ranking when he was in the Navy. I replaced the “USN” above the anchor with his initials. I felt it was a fitting dedication that I knew I would never regret getting as a tattoo.

    Definitely think about what you want before going through with it. Once you figure it out, you definitely will love it :)

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

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  15. I see them all the time now and am always drawn to shoot them--today's ON-PCH I have a girl with great arm tats that were so perfect for her! You will have to keep us posted about what you decide to get!

    xo Mary Jo

    http://ON-PCH.com

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  16. I think I admire tattoos so much because I'm such a wimp. I swear I'd pass out if I ever tried to get one!

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  17. I say do it! I LOVE my tattoos, my newest guy is on my ankle and I LOVE looking at it. It makes me happy really everyday.

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  18. Watch out! It's difficult to stop at just one! Love this post...-Jessica

    http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com

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