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Amber1011
01-17-2011, 11:02 AM
So, I was kind of sad to see the other tattoo thread closed, so I figured I would start a new one!
This is my only (for now) tattoo.
It represents Jason Mraz's song "I'm Your's" - which was my first dance song at my wedding. The notes on the staff are the actual "I'm Yo-o-ours" Part.
I starts on the top of my foot and wraps around my ankle.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5362872996_df4f57f574.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362872996/)
my tattoo healed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41248629@N03/5362872996/) by Amberann1011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41248629@N03/), on Flickr

I love it. I'm going to get more songs that mean certain things to me added on top of it spiraling up my leg.

So, what's yours? Pictures!!!


tattoodles
01-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Here's my back piece. Planets, stars, my biological daughter's footprints, and the music at the bottom is from the song Imagine by John Lennon.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/36389_436670497754_519487754_5640349_3630797_n.jpg

And here are my fall leaves, a souvenir from a trip to NC to visit my sis.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/2010-05-08142457-1.jpg

OhMyDogs
01-17-2011, 02:49 PM
This is my fairy, she represents my 6 year old daughter London (there will be another to represent my 5 year old daughter when I can sort out what would be most like her). If fairies were real, London would be one. She's sweet, gentle, kind, compassionate and helpful wherever she can be. I had this one planned for a while, and when I was smoke free for 30 days, I got her done as a reward.

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I have several other tattoos, but will have to wait until my husband is home to take pictures of them. I just had pictures of this one on my facebook because I was showing it off after it was done in October.


tattoodles
01-17-2011, 04:47 PM
I also have a treble clef behind my right ear, no pics of it though. in the pic of my back you can see some of the Teddy bear on my shoulder (it's from a book my grandpa wrote).

Vanny
01-18-2011, 01:19 AM
Well I'm not able to post pictures or links yet, but I have seven tattoos. Last one was on my right foot its of a peacock feather. I also have a penguin on my forearm, cowboy hat and boots on my back, and few others smaller ones.

KoriHallelujah
01-18-2011, 02:26 AM
I have three. The most recent is from more than a year ago, and is a hummingbird on my lower back, the right side. I have an Om on my left thigh circled in a lotus and a tiny heart on the inside of my left ankle.

Sorry about it being upside down.

Cat86
01-18-2011, 10:15 AM
I dont know if this pic will attach as i don't think I'm allowed to put pics up yet...but I have lots of tattoos which I'll post when I can!

Cat86
01-18-2011, 10:18 AM
Oh it did work! They are on my calves. One says "bitter times" and the other says "better times". I got them after I had battled with depression. This one is on my thigh, it was designed and tattooed by my friend who is completely amazing

willowgirl
01-21-2011, 05:11 PM
I LOVE all the ink posted! My gift to myself after I lose all the weight (other than healthiness) is going to be tattoos. I have always wanted, but don't have the courage to get them yet - not because the pain, but because of my body. I want cherry blossoms all along my shoulder and down my back ;)
So here's to losing more weight! ;)

SweetScrumptious
01-22-2011, 02:07 PM
^the same... want tattoos (have many planned) but I want the body to show them off first.... as the places where I want to get them, aren't too fat friendly!

willowgirl
01-23-2011, 10:12 AM
Haha, true! if I have Branches on my arm, I dont want them to look like they are swaying in the wind when I walk ;)

VeggieGurlShay
01-24-2011, 09:51 PM
I have a rocker (tattoo across the upper chest) that says "Love Honour Respect" in large script and a black widow spider with a heart for the red spot on the spider's torso on my foot.

I dont know how to post pictures in my messages. :(

Catcuffling
01-27-2011, 07:27 PM
here are mine.. they photos do not do them justice.. but for some reason i just can't take good shots lol

The girl i had done about 10 years ago
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Daytona/1793826218a2335708258b819403136l.jpg

THe chest piece i had done about 6 months ago, it isn't crooked like it looks like in real life.. i want to get soemthing done around the banner but not sure yet.. as i feel it looks 'blank' there. any input would be appreciated lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Daytona/Photoon2010-07-31at1519.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Daytona/Photoon2010-07-31at15192.jpg

the sail ship was done a month ago for my papa (grandad) that died, and taken right after i got it done
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Daytona/DSCF0087.jpg

the one on my neck is a Maori design
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Daytona/DSC04737.jpg

I plan on getting the girl covered up with a floral design
and getting sleeves.. so much ideas and thoughts!

Catcuffling
01-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Oh it did work! They are on my calves. One says "bitter times" and the other says "better times". I got them after I had battled with depression. This one is on my thigh, it was designed and tattooed by my friend who is completely amazing

i love that! i've got some ideas similar for my arms.

Mistycrow
01-27-2011, 07:45 PM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/Arthwen1985/mytattoo.jpg

I got this for my birthday last year to mark my turning 25. :) It's my first and only tattoo and it's not filled in. I have not decided to fill it in yet cause i like it so much the way it is now.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/Arthwen1985/crowtattoo.gif

The original design...

mauvaisroux
01-29-2011, 12:30 AM
I just closed it because the thread was getting so long - LOL! I figured someone would start a new one. :)

Nice tats everyone!

DigitalSinner
02-10-2011, 03:01 PM
My latest...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/Utloc/Ink/Tammietat001.jpg

My favorite...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/Utloc/Ink/Piggeh2.jpg

My oldest (and if I had it to do over again, the ones I wouldn't get)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/Utloc/Ink/Anubis.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/Utloc/Ink/Horus.jpg

My most sentimental...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/Utloc/Ink/Kanji.jpg

(Sorry if they're huge, I don't know how to thumbnail here)

Recharge
02-14-2011, 09:53 PM
I don't think I can post pics yet, but mine are some weaving plants and flowers wrapped around some mythic creatures, in a gauntlet wrist to elbow. I'm getting a matching one on the other arm too, can't wait.

The one I really want though is a full back piece of a dragon clutching a banner that would descend down my butt and thigh. But... I'm definitely not doing that until the flab is gone. Mr menace dragon would be not so menacing peeking out from back fat. :P

LindseyLou
02-14-2011, 10:02 PM
I'd love to share my ink! :D

The flowers are on my left foot (in memory of my grandfather). The other design is on my right foot. I LOVE my ink so much!

mandalinn82
02-20-2011, 02:50 PM
OK this is my first and I'm copying this post from the maintainers forum because I'm pretty freaking excited about it :D

OK, so I waited a bit past 3 years. BUT this (which is from the musical Wicked) really represents my philosophy about weight loss and maintenance. Despite being 295 lbs, having PCOS, and my body periodically breaking, I have kept this weight off. Despite being the girl who had to struggle to walk the required mile in high school, I run 5Ks now in just about 30 minutes. And this year, I will do a pull-up.

The tattoo is on my right upper rib cage area - on my side, essentially where the band of a bra would go. It's not going to be visible to almost anyone unless I'm naked, which is OK, because it's really just a reminder for me.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/Tattoo.jpg

Lyrics from the actual song:

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down.

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I'm flying high
Defying gravity
And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!
__________________

LindseyLou
02-20-2011, 03:02 PM
OK this is my first and I'm copying this post from the maintainers forum because I'm pretty freaking excited about it :D

OK, so I waited a bit past 3 years. BUT this (which is from the musical Wicked) really represents my philosophy about weight loss and maintenance. Despite being 295 lbs, having PCOS, and my body periodically breaking, I have kept this weight off. Despite being the girl who had to struggle to walk the required mile in high school, I run 5Ks now in just about 30 minutes. And this year, I will do a pull-up.

The tattoo is on my right upper rib cage area - on my side, essentially where the band of a bra would go. It's not going to be visible to almost anyone unless I'm naked, which is OK, because it's really just a reminder for me.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/Tattoo.jpg

Lyrics from the actual song:

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down.

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I'm flying high
Defying gravity
And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!
__________________

LOVE this!!!

DigitalSinner
02-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Love the ink mandalinn! Love that production and most particularly, that song. Good spot for it too! If I was going to ink myself with that one, it woul be on the bra line...to remind the girls that they're gonna need to work with me on that one.

mandalinn82
02-21-2011, 04:37 PM
LOL. Someone else made that comment. I never even thought about that...mine are so small, I'm not sure they're even SUBJECT to gravity, much less need to defy it.

DigitalSinner
02-21-2011, 04:46 PM
Lucky you! Mine are defying my desire for them to defy gravity!

tinamariex16
02-23-2011, 10:30 PM
I have about 10 total, but this is the one I'm currently working on. All of the black and grey is an old terrible tattoo that I'm having fixed :)

Catcuffling
03-01-2011, 05:25 AM
NIce tattoos guys!

LoonMoon
03-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Wow, all of these tats are goregeous! I'll post some of mine in the near future, they're SO addictive.
Tattoodles, I lovelovelove that back piece, the shading is amazing. How many sittings did you do for that?

Phae
03-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Ohhh, I love tattoos! I only have two so far, but at least five more planned! Hoping to get another in May.

The first picture shows both of them -- I have a star on my left ankle -- and the second is my newest, almost a year old, which is a sketch by my favourite artist Vincent van Gogh.

TattooTiffy
03-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Boo I can't post my pics yet since I only have 3 posts :cry:

P H A T
03-10-2011, 03:08 PM
sorry about my heart rate monitor sort of blocking the view but;; Here's my clef heart on my left wrist .. Im gonna reward myself with another one once I get to my goal ... a quote from Metallica ..

fatferretfanatic
03-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Here's one tat. I don't have a clear pic of the other one, which is older. This one is of my quote from the book, "Slaughterhouse Five" by Vonnegut. I'm a bit of a literary nerd.

Hydra
03-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Wow! Love all the wonderful tats :D I took these pics today:

My 1st tattoo of a Peace Dove 1987 and 2nd tattoo Bat with Moon 1993, both touched up 2010
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a305/The_Hydra/batmoondove31811.jpg

My Owl, left thigh 1993 (this one covers up my old vaccine scar from childhood)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a305/The_Hydra/owl31811.jpg

My Phoenix, right thigh 2007
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a305/The_Hydra/phoenix31811.jpg

LaurenBelle
04-19-2011, 11:57 PM
I have quite a few, but not many good photos of them!

Bad Religion "Against the Grain" album cover on my shin
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/againstthegrain.jpg

My half-sleeve, a day of the dead theme. There is a sugar skull on the inside half of my arm.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/OutsideArm2.jpg

I have a lip tattoo which is almost gone now. It pretty much just says "B.E..."
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/liptatt-1.jpg

I had these cherries on my calves re-done about year ago. Now they are much more brightly coloured and have pink pink bows on the top.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/Cherry.jpg

This ankle tattoo was inked by a friend after I had a really bad week and just spontaneously jumped on a plane and flew to another city. Its an anchor to remind me to stay grounded and deal with my problems.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/anchor.jpg

My chest, many years ago when they were brand new. They have suffered the worst of all my tattoos with my weight gain. They are little fat girls now too hahaha.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Lauren_Belle/MyTatts.jpg

I also have a little blue diamond behind my ear, and a half-backpiece of two swallows flying in around a sacred heart.
Eventually I will get a babushka doll on the inside of my other arm, and I'm considering my weight-loss reward being extending my haklf-sleeve into a full sleeve with a big portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

ilidawn
04-20-2011, 12:25 AM
My first tat in memory of my mom who was a music major and taught me that life is music. I regret letting a friend do it though because it came out crappy and the ink bled so when there's money I'm going to have it gone over and add some music to it :)
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/289/b/e/tattoo_nom_by_iliath-d30wp4e.jpg

The second is my own design and has a lot of meaning to me, its on my upper back. It was drawn while my mom and I celebrated her bday and the chinese character is part of my actual chinese name. It's also another one done by my friends during a difficult time in my life. It's filled in now but needs gone over professionally
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/043/0/2/Back_Tat_WIP3_by_Iliath.jpg

Sorry the images are so big :o

Riestrella
04-29-2011, 10:12 AM
I luuurrvvee tattoos. When I can post images I will get mine up here!

Riestrella
04-30-2011, 09:32 AM
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q381/Riestrella/IMG_3990.jpg

Here's my tattoo! I spent a year designing it, it went through many make overs but I'm happy with how it turned out! It's on my lower back and I know the picture doesn't convey scale very well but it's a decent size. About 7 inches across I'd say!

ilidawn
04-30-2011, 02:54 PM
Riestrella Wow! That's beautiful! You did amazing designing that. I'm totally in awe

Riestrella
05-01-2011, 05:20 AM
ilidawn - Thank you so much! That means a lot =). Holds such sentimental value so it's always nice when people like it as well as me!!

Hydra
05-01-2011, 11:17 PM
@ LaurenBelle, that day of the dead tat is simply wonderful.

JasonsLea
05-03-2011, 05:30 AM
My first tat, got it a few months ago.....

http://i56.tinypic.com/24ux7bn.jpg

It says 'Just A Dream' in Greek.

I'm itching for more, already got several others planned in my head. One is the Cherokee seven point star:

http://i52.tinypic.com/2ushehd.jpg

Dorian5
05-03-2011, 08:37 AM
This is the hawk I have tattooed on my ribcage. I also have full back wings, a tramp stamp I got when I turned 18 (ugh) and the libra symbol on my hip. Oh, and the roman numeral 5 (V) on the back of my neck. (sorry about being in my bra, lol)

http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo04/fc/79/7fffdbe7a41e_bb95c4e3-f736-4216-8b41-aae18f02140f.jpg

Riestrella
05-05-2011, 11:20 AM
Dorian5 - That is so awesome!! I love it!

bella83
05-08-2011, 12:38 PM
These pics were taken 3 years ago...when I was 126lbs :( I miss that tiny lil butt!

Dorian5
05-13-2011, 05:49 PM
Dorian5 - That is so awesome!! I love it!

Thank you much. :) I will never, ever get my ribs tattooed again! lol :lol:

ryeb
05-13-2011, 06:00 PM
I love all of your tattoos!

I have a tramp stamp, that started like 2 inches, now it is freaking HUGE, not from weight gain, but from 3 different attempts to make it look straight lol Now it is a butterfly over some vine stuff. I am ok with it. I also have a 3 leaf clover on my hip. I will post pictures tomorrow, after I go home and take them. I am upset about the 3 leaf clover. I got it at 21 because I am Irish and my bday is St Patties day, oh and I am a red head. I got 3 leaf to be different. Well, now I work in a prison and found out that 3 leaf is a gang sign lol I am a member of the AB and didn't even know it....

Mrs Meee
05-16-2011, 12:49 PM
you guys have some awesome ink, I'll have to get some pics of mine to upload, I have 3.....so far!

mhill0823
06-15-2011, 12:00 AM
I have 4, and one of my mini goals for myself is a new tattoo!! I'm addicted!
Given my career I keep them all not visible in a professional setting but they can all be seen when I want them to be!!!
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/meh3w/tattoo.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/meh3w/painandgain_large.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/meh3w/IMG01277_large.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/meh3w/img00525_large.jpg

Doomcookie05
06-19-2011, 06:28 PM
I have 5. But this is my favorite.

lagorditadecolorado
06-20-2011, 09:24 PM
Sad, I don't have enough posts to be able to post images. But my first tattoo is a clover with the words 'Lucky in Love'. I'm going to add my son's names below it since it's for them now, not their worthless father :) On my toes I have stars and a sun on my left big toe (masculine side) and a moon on my right big toe (feminine side). They're already faded since all I wear is flip flops :) And on the inside of my forearm, near my elbow, I have an old six-shooter gun with a flower sticking out of the barrel. It's my favorite one so far.

Eventually (my final goal weight reward) I want to get a chest piece with 2 Quetzals and a banner that says siga tu corazón in reverse (so I can see it the right way in the mirror) between the Quetzals and 2 half sleeves with sugar skulls and lots of flowers as filler. Maybe poppies, but I haven't decided.

AprilH3
06-24-2011, 12:18 PM
My first tat, got it a few months ago.....

http://i56.tinypic.com/24ux7bn.jpg

It says 'Just A Dream' in Greek.

I'm itching for more, already got several others planned in my head. One is the Cherokee seven point star:

http://i52.tinypic.com/2ushehd.jpg

My husband has the star tattoo on his ribs!

ctokarek
06-30-2011, 08:50 PM
Thoudht i would share mine to!:)

bennaloe
06-30-2011, 09:10 PM
My newest is my avatar...I wonder if anyone will 'Get It'?

RowanM
07-07-2011, 04:16 AM
My newest is my avatar...I wonder if anyone will 'Get It'?

The Deathly Hallows of course! I love it!

RowanM
07-07-2011, 04:24 AM
My most recent tattoo is on my foot in my avatar (because I'm new and can't post links yet :D )

It's the Kali Yantra

calmeida5018
07-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Brand new here - made an intro post - Have several tattoos and look forward to sharing them and getting to know you!!!

Peace!

bennaloe
07-11-2011, 06:33 AM
The Deathly Hallows of course! I love it!

You're right!

sarrahm
07-12-2011, 07:47 AM
I cannot post pics yet but I currently have one on the back of my neck that is the pagan goddess symbol for the three stages of a woman's life (Maid, Matron, Crone)


I have a few more to come but they need to wait till my wait loss is closer to done. I am getting my family pawn belt (Navajo leather belt with Silver and other precious items attached to it that were used as payment) done around my waist with two hawn feathers down my thigh. I am also getting a hello kitty revolution (HK with an AK47) somewhere (not sure yet) and then there will be dragonfly's done spiraling up my leg from my ankle to the top of my thigh. It will be different types of dragon flies and start white and slowly become the colors of the rainbow.

I love tattos and became addicted when I got my first one and realized that stubbing my toe hurts worse.

Sarrah

calmeida5018
07-12-2011, 12:52 PM
Get my upper arm colored tomorrow!!! Woo hoo! Wish I could post photos!

bunnythesAINT
07-13-2011, 08:06 AM
Not a tattoo but I do have a four day old brand!
http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz210/bunnythesAINT/101_3345.jpg
*Right after it was done*
It means creativity. It's covering self-harm scars, and that's part of the only reason my piercer was willing to do it on me before my 18th birthday next May.

badgirl
07-13-2011, 02:24 PM
I have several tatt's but how does branding compare to the pain of a tattoo? Did it hurt really bad? It looks very sore....

bunnythesAINT
07-13-2011, 02:43 PM
I haven't had a tattoo yet but when I was talking to the guy while he was doing it he told me if I could handle the brand; I can handle a tattoo with no problem. It hurt like a mofo whenever he went down on a fresh line but the pain was like second-quick.
And haha yeah it was really sore right after but that's nothing compared to how it felt yesterday/today. I can't wait until it starts scaring over, I'm hoping for some sweet raising/keloiding action.

calmeida5018
07-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Well, my tattoo guy's son was ill so I was not inked yesterday : ( Hopefully soon...

Branding looks WAY more painful than tattooing!!! I hope it heals well. What are you treating it with? I use A&D for the first 24 hours then use tattoo goo until it heals.

bunnythesAINT
07-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Sad =[. I was suppose to see my piercer about a check-up on it but he left right before I got there because he got called in to his second job.
Me too! I can't wait to start getting to pick at it, it's just asking for it at this point 0_o. I'm not suppose to do anything with it yet until I get to see him again so I am not completely sure.

maita88
07-17-2011, 06:40 PM
I have four, and only one that I regret. I have a pink/orange gecko around my left ankle, a flower on my right shoulder, a symbol representing the moon phases on my right ankle and a chinese symbol on my left shoulder (that's the one I regret). I got my first one when I was 17, it's kind of shoddy work. The colors are all wrong and the lines aren't clean. After that I found a much better artist who did my last three. I love my other three, especially my gecko because my mom also has one...it's something that I can look at and feel close to her no matter where I am. Has anyone had any backlash from family about their ink? Every time I see my grandmother it's always "I wish you hadn't done that to yourself." It's starting to get on my nerves, I mean I've had them for 6 years and she's known for the whole 6 years, why keep bringing it up?

Dawnslight
07-17-2011, 09:01 PM
I have only one which at the moment is all I plan on getting. It took my over 5 years to get up the nerve to get and I don't regret it a bit. It's of an angel holding a shamrock with a ribbon wrapped around it. The angel is for my Mom's parents who died 2 years ago and my brother who died 10 years ago. The shamrock is also for him since he was a St. Patty day baby. The ribbon is for my mom who's a 9 year survivor of ovarian cancer. You can see it on my avatar.

Hydra
07-22-2011, 03:14 AM
Recently got the Soulfly Clan/Tribe Tattoo :) and last year I had the Peace Dove and the Bat/Moon touched up (they really needed it as the bat/moon were done in the '90s and the dove in the 80s)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a305/The_Hydra/100_3060.jpg

calmeida5018
07-22-2011, 11:54 AM
To be able to add my tattoo!!! My right upper arm is all outlined and partially colored, looks great except for all the nasty scab and peeling.

What do you guys use to keep the tat moist while it's healing? How often do you wash it?

Thanks!!

Dorian5
07-22-2011, 12:09 PM
I washed all of my ink (24+ hours) with that dove soap that is fragrance/color free and used fragrance free lubriderm to keep it moist.

I washed them every day in the shower, maybe twice a day towards the beginning, but as all of my work is on my torso they weren't in contact with anything but a clean T-shirt. :) Anything exposed on your arms/wrists/anything like that, might need to be cleaned a little more as it would come into contact with more germs. :)

nikkinouille
07-22-2011, 12:12 PM
This will be my first attempt @ posting pics, so let's see how this goes. This isn't all of my tattoos but I didn't want to go completely overboard w/ the pics. Haha.

1st - back of my calves, bows.

2nd - start of my 1/2 sleeve which is a phoenix

3rd - lotus flower on back of my neck

4th - matching bff tattoo on my right foot

Singe
07-31-2011, 06:09 AM
I have four, and only one that I regret. I have a pink/orange gecko around my left ankle, a flower on my right shoulder, a symbol representing the moon phases on my right ankle and a chinese symbol on my left shoulder (that's the one I regret). I got my first one when I was 17, it's kind of shoddy work. The colors are all wrong and the lines aren't clean. After that I found a much better artist who did my last three. I love my other three, especially my gecko because my mom also has one...it's something that I can look at and feel close to her no matter where I am. Has anyone had any backlash from family about their ink? Every time I see my grandmother it's always "I wish you hadn't done that to yourself." It's starting to get on my nerves, I mean I've had them for 6 years and she's known for the whole 6 years, why keep bringing it up?


The backlash from my family isn't anything I'm going to pay attention to.

My grandmother, who was so conservative, religious, and 89 years old, saw me sitting crosslegged on the floor packing my suitcase to leave after visiting her, and I failed to cover up my first two tattoos: a compass star on the top of my left foot, and a Roman numeral II with leaves around it above my right ankle. I got them the weekend after her son, my adoptive father, passed away, as a sort of celebration of life and reconnecting with my sister. It's one of my treasured memories that she said "those had better not be real, dear" with a smile on her face. I was so unsure! But she sat with me and I explained their significance, and she ended up telling me she liked them.

I don't care about anyone else's negatives after that. :hug:


One of my incentives is to get two of the 3-4 "wish inks" on my list after I've reached some goals.

They are definitely all about loving myself and reflecting on how far I've come in my life with that, so it's extra awesome to me!

kelly315
07-31-2011, 06:36 AM
I just got three of my (small) tattoos lasered today- the ones I can't hide for a job (hand, wrist, behind ear). This is the second treatment, and ow ow ow! I think my skin didn't get a chance to heal all the way, because it's so much more sensitive this time than the first.

My response to losing tattoos? Gooodbye old ugly ones, make room for a new (hideable) piece on my side (to celebrate when my belly is no longer constantly rhymed with "jelly.")

Amber1011
07-31-2011, 06:14 PM
I love all the tattoos!
I have gotten another tattoo since my last post as well (and another planned in September). This is healed over now, but the picture is from when it was fresh:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5444227658_1e988b0706_z.jpg

It is based on a Green Day logo from their most recent album, but the banner reads: Rage & Love. It is referencing a song called "Jesus of Suburbia". But the words are significant in my life because of my extreme emotions.

Original Logo:
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss144/ymmotblnknship/LoversSkulls.jpg

I love what my artist did with it. <3

jamber1234
07-31-2011, 06:34 PM
I am not sure how to post pictures on here. I have a sparrow with my late grandmothers dates on my right shoulder. My sisters name and funky triangle on my left wrist. twloha* on my right foot. I have a series of crescent moons on my right ankle. I have an eye with a tear (peace sign in the tear) on my left ankle. Eyes on my calves (that match my eyes) and that one I am not sure if I am gonna keep or cover. Oh, and I have 5 nautical stars across my lower back and a blue gecko "crawling" up my neck.

calmeida5018
08-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Let's see if this works. If it does I'll upload the rest! : )

Laurawr
08-13-2011, 02:38 AM
I have a pair of antique scissors on my foot, with the lyrics from a favourite song, "It's only as dark as you make it", in honour of an ongoing battle with depression and a defeated battle with self-harm. It's like my anthem, haha!

Persephone926
08-18-2011, 06:02 PM
My newest is my avatar...I wonder if anyone will 'Get It'?

So full of win its not even funny :D

Mine is a owl on a branch. I plan on expanding that one to include my and my sisters kids as smaller owls in blue for the boys and pink for the girl.

I also have like 6 others planned, LOL

MsRatFink
08-20-2011, 09:33 PM
I have quite a few tattoos. 2 sleeves, chest, 1 calve, both ankles, both feet, neck, shoulders, both hands, and right hip.

I wanted to show you my newest that I got tonight. I love it.

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/MsRatFink/anchor.jpg

Amberkkski
08-25-2011, 12:53 PM
My name obviously lol
Heart with wings is a symbol of love sets you free.
Delicato is delicate in italian - aka the one i regret
The two on my chest if you can see them are for friends who passed away
And the most recent are a singing sparrow for freedom and an anchor for faith and strength

patchymama
09-14-2011, 01:31 AM
Let's see. I tried to resize them but I can't figure it out hah.
Newest one - just this week (I am going back on sunday to have some black added to the tail)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/girlwomangoddess/ink/323124_2339185088475_1515344222_2638268_1625744369 _o.jpg

Earlier this year I finally got one to represent my kids. (One girl is the ladybug, the other the butterfly)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/girlwomangoddess/ink/281998726.jpg

In December I did my wrists for my birthday(Obviously I use words to remind myself of things hah)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/girlwomangoddess/ink/tumblr_lgbtcimKuL1qctupio1_1280.jpg

This one is more than 10 years old an on my upper shoulder.... I'm going to get it redone in dark blues/grays next.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/girlwomangoddess/ink/vm.jpg

The obligatory "I'M 18 I WANT A TATTOO"
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/girlwomangoddess/ink/363669132.jpg

I have one more, a dolphin on my lower back hip but I'm going to cover that up with a sprawling tree when I get to goal. I'm also planning a garter on my thigh about the same time.

Sakai
09-21-2011, 07:31 AM
This is my first tattoo. I've wanted it over over 10 years and I finally got it last year when I hit my first weight goal. I LOVE bats. I plan on getting MANY more bat tattoos.

I'm already working on a massive back tattoo that combines my love of the four elements with a goddess moon and star. it's my gift to myself when I finally get to onederland.

I've seen some amazing tatts in this thread so far. I wish I was able to catch the old one lol.
ETA: This tattoo is on my hip, right under where the jean pocket would be.
I used H2Ocean tattoo care system, which I highly recomend.

Hydra
09-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Love all the tattoo pics, simply great work! I plan to get my Hathor tat with a little of this and that around my existing owl in flight tattoo on my left thigh...this will happen in about a month, in late October. A local artist, Mreeuh, will do this, a young Korean woman and I can't wait but I will :)

Sonas
11-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Can't post pics yet but I have a line of Irish going between my shoulder blades that translates as 'A Country Without A Language Is A Country Without A Soul' (not many Irish-speakers left in Ireland!). The other is an almost dead tree with one leaf left one it on my foot - represents my recovery from depression. My next one will be paw prints from my 3 dogs on the base of my spine. Can't wait! :D

Raine
11-03-2011, 01:45 PM
This is mine:

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/163828_187234107954640_100000041560944_692806_1770 524_n.jpg

And while I love the gothic feel to it, I really regret the cross. I got it when I was still a Christian, but I've been an atheist for years now.

I sometimes consider getting it covered up, but my husband reminds me that the tattoo transcends religion. It has that gothic feel I was looking for (and crosses often come across in that sort of feel, without being religious), and he designed the tattoo for me.

I do love my tattoo. I will just never get something so potentially-situational tattooed on my body again :D haha

aware210
12-09-2011, 05:24 PM
my only tattoo so far
http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/97/c329ca02e0a3474281013e284984f59c/l.jpg

ArtyKay
12-14-2011, 10:02 AM
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu75/sawyerwilley/004.jpg

Not the best picture...this is my Cheshire Cat. :D He lives on my arm. I love him.

Breasaurus
12-28-2011, 04:55 PM
AWWW! I can't wait to be able to share all of my tatts with you guys! I have 13 in all :) I love all but my "obligatory - I'm 18 & I need a tattoo" chinese symbol lol.

Daki
01-06-2012, 09:26 PM
When I first saw this thread I couldn't post pictures yet but now I can!

I got these when I was 19 and I still love them. They aren't the best and I want to get them touched up (Ink is funky in spots) but they are mine <3

There are two more tattoos I want at the moment. I have wanted a giant pair of wings on my back for my uncle since I was 16. And the last year or so I've decided I want my grandmother to write a little note to me and I want it on my forearm. She hates tattoos though so it's been a job trying to convince her. I'll get her one day though =)

Maggy
01-24-2012, 11:53 AM
I'm new so can't post pictures yet but on my left shoulder I have a life-sized rufous hummingbird with a Himalayan blue poppy. The whole tat is about 3"x3". It's really very pretty. :)

bennaloe
03-15-2012, 06:13 AM
My newest in memory of a great lady who was my second mother!

medifaster27
03-21-2012, 08:11 PM
The cross I got back in January. Underneath is my favorite Bible verse
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
The butterfly is on my right thigh above my knee. It is in memory of my Grandmother who died when I was 12. She had a prosthetic leg and was going to get a purple butterfly on her new one. She had it all ordered and then she died of a heart attack. So I got it for her.

peachypeg
03-21-2012, 09:00 PM
Link to my tats (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1208648496855.32029.1247980742&type=3&l=1d63eb6065) My pics are "too big" to upload and I don't feel like reformating :dizzy: Anyhow....I have on my right ankle a Kokipelli anklet (my native side).....on the outside of my left calf I have a 4 leaf clover with a celtic knot (my Irish side) .....on the inside of my left calf is an "old school" rose with thorns (because I am a thorny bi-otch but I can still bloom)....on my neck is a wild sword (my wild side).....and on my wrist is my kids names....

and YES.....I want more. My next one will be an iris to represent my mom and grandmom and me.

msrebridge
03-22-2012, 11:49 AM
I loved seeing all of the pictures of everyones tattoos! I have a few left that I still want to get!