What is your tattoo?
March 8, 2008 1:56pm CST
I was talking to people about tattoos, how some people find them offensive, how others think they are the best thing since sliced bread. Some people get them of cartoons, others say "MOM" with a big heart around it. My tattoo is of a butterfly with the word Love written in elvish (it's a pretty language to write in). It represents how I was feeling, free a beautiful like a butterfly and a reminder that love should be what I do to others instead of being super judgemental or accusational. What is your tattoo of and why did you get it? Does it have some sort of special meaning or was it a "I got drunk one night and the next morning there it was!" ?
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8 Mar 08
Hey, nice question. And your tattoo sounds lovely. May I ask where abouts it is on your body? I have a small rat on my ankle, my pet rat. I had wanted to get a tattoo for a long time. I think they can be very pretty... and I like pretty things :) I was intending to get a small dragon on my palm (ouch, I know!). However, when I got up that morning I stood looking out of my bedroom window and saw my little pet cemetery. My little Irish Black was a loving friend through my teen years (14-18... yeah, he lived for a very long time and was quite the decrepit if playful old fella in his final months). I loved him so much that I bought him a 'grave stone.' All my rats (his descendants) are buried under or near it. Anyway, when I saw the stone I knew I had to get a tattoo to remind me of him. So, I have a little black rat on my ankle. At some point I hope to get his name written in blue Roman font and a figure of eight symbol for eternity under it. Yeah, I know; all that for a rat?! *shrug* he was a friend, a companion; I don't expect most people to understand.
• United States
8 Mar 08
My friend got a tattoo of the chinese symbol for Cat on his left lower abdomen area. He was a avid cat lover, especially of this one particular cat that he had since he was very young, it passed away and now it is like a memorial for him, so I understand the idea of a pet tattoo. However, I still couldn't help but smile and laugh a little when you said it was of a pet rat! My tattoo is located on the upper left pelvis region or lower left abdomen area, it's not too low below the belt line where I let the tattoo artist see anything private but it's low enough to where I can hide it comfortably with a pair of pants. I wanted it for me and not for anyone else to see because I know that they can sometimes look bad if in the wrong location. Plus if I were to get pregnant it wouldn't get stretched out or disfigured because of the pregnancy. haha.
8 Mar 08
Ooh yeah, pregnancy is not a good thing for tattoos. The woes of being a woman, lol And as for it being for yourself; yes, I understand that. Any tattoo would be for me. Sure, it's fun when people find out you have a tattoo; all the different reactions you can elicit. However, it would be for my eyes more than any one else's. That's why I would never get one on my back, or any other place I could not see it whenever I felt like looking at it.
9 Mar 08
I dont have any tattoo.It has more disadvatages than advantage.so I dont like to use it in any part of my body. Sometimes tattoos are good because it shows that you support a particular cause, and they can also be a very nice piece of artwork. If your a Christian you could get a tattoo that says 'I love Jesus.' If you like animals you could get a tattoo of your favourite animal.If your a gardener you could get a tattoo of a tree or a plant.You shouldn't ever get a tattoo of someone elses name, in case that person turns out to be a traitor or something. The best place to get a tattoo is on your wrist or arm.It is better not to get one on a joint, such as your elbow, because that can be very painful.Think carefully before getting the tattoo.Make sure you are getting one of something good, which you really support and believe in, and which you always will. Also, make sure you go to a good tattooist, who sterilizes their needles and utensils after every use.This is VERY important, otherwise you could get a disease.go to a tattooist with a good reputation, who you know would never give any one an infection.
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
9 Mar 08
I struggled for years with the thought of getting a tattoo vs. not. I used to be one of those people that thought tattoos tend to ruin the natural human body. But when I reached my 30's I really wanted something to symbolize how I was feeling at that particular time in my life. So I was on vacation in Florida (matter of fact- my avatar picture was taken the day after getting my tattoo) and wanted to get my mind off some things- my friends that I was visiting both were tattoo fanatics and we were out drinking a bit when they both said- if you get a tattoo- we'll pay half...LOL. I was like really- and since they new a professional that was on call whenever- we called him up....he asked what I wanted when I got there..I simply explained that I love Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. She is spunky, thick and got much attitude- but I didn't like the fact that she was a little blond (as you can see I am a brunette..lol) So I told him to give my version of tinkerbell a little "spanish" flair- so her hair is curly instead of straight and she is naked....with a pretty nice rack if I do say so myself...she has beautiful wings too! I just love her- and am very happy with mine- and yes as most say- I am contemplating another one. Something smaller and more intimate most likely.
• United States
8 Mar 08
I have 5 tattoos of Kanji symbols on my left abs region. They are set up almost like a cross, with the symbol Ai(Love) in the center. The surrounding symbols are "wife", "younger brother", Family" and "friends". I love my tattoos! They do mean a lot to me because love is an eternal thing and I will always have love for those special people in my life, but I can't say that they were very predetermined...they were done on a kinda whim...a sober whim, but a whim nonetheless