My friend and i want to get matching tattoo's....

@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
February 27, 2007 12:05pm CST
We have known eachother for over ten years, and would like to get something to celabrate our friendship! we have picked out a design we both agree on, it was fairly easy since we have similar tastes in tattoo's. We now live thousands of miles away from eachother so its sort of a symbolic thing mixed with a PLEASE dont forget about me thing i guess lol. Would you do this with any of your friends? and what would you get ?
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31 responses
• Canada
27 Feb 07
In my honest opinion I wouldn't. Reason being that you now live thousands of miles away from eachother and their is a chance you might drift apart. Unless you are 100% sure that you really will be friends forever, and things won't change.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
i'm pretty sure, since we've lived this far apart for like over 5 years now, we're more in touch then we have been before we moved away from eachtother lol.
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• Canada
28 Feb 07
Then go for it! Especially if it is something that you both aggree on (just incase). You said in your post that you both aggreed on it, so yea go with it. =)
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• Canada
2 Mar 07
Oh, and don't let it bother you. Your first posting from the lady that quoted the bible about how tattooing was bad came to my post and said the same junk to me. Because I want to get a tattoo with my daughters name, birthday, and a teddy bear. I HATE how people pull junk like that.
@candygurl24 (1883)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I think you should go for it! Considering I'm getting it done with you, I think it's a fab idea :P We have tats with meanings already yes, but this one is a special one that means something to more than just you alone or me alone. It is a symbol of a friendship, and I'd never forget you even if I wanted to...You just wouldn't let me..lol. JK. I wouldn't want to anyways :)
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
hehe i love you.
@Karmalina (647)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
As long as you're not tattooing eachothers names on your butt I think you will be alright, especially since you both like the design anyway. Even if the two of you grow apart at least you will have a reminder of the friendship. I don't know what I would get if I wanted to do this, but maybe something slightly different from my friend that goes with it.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
hmmm not sure that I would ever do that... unless the tattoo also had some other symbolic importance to you personally as well. I mean what if your friend does something really terrible that you can't forgive.... you will have a constant reminder of them. I urge caution.
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@lady_luv (46)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I would never ever get a tatoo not to preach or anything, but I dont like them. Their permanent and what if in the lng road you become enemies? I mean its a BIG step. I would think long and hard about it.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
Even if by chance we DID have a big fight and never spoke again, it's not like its her name, or anything, it would still mean the same thing. Love, loyalty, and life :) I think thought since we have stuck it out through so much already it would just be stupid to not be friends over something else. I mean we've been there for eachother's lowest points, and highest points. I can think of only one thing that she could do that would make me not want to be her friend, and i know she wouldnt do THAT.. infact besides my hubby and my family she is just about the only person i trust. That being said, i don't think we would ever not speak..
• United States
28 Feb 07
All i could say it things happen and like you said it would be a tattoo so you guys dont forget about each other, so whenver you see it you'll remember why you got it and what it means. Its your body do as you please with it.
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@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I might. It would depend on which of my "girl-friends" asked me to. I have never really known anyone for 10 years that I am close enough to. I think it is wonderful that you do. What design did you choose? Are you going to be together when you both get them?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
Yes we will be together when we get them, she is comign to visit me this summer and we will get it done then. We will post some pictures when we get it done, I dont want to post it till i do it, that way no one will steal it before we get it!
@boldriq (201)
• Slovenia
28 Feb 07
Don't forget that a tatoo is for life. So isn't there any other way of celebrating your commitance? But if are sure about it, than get something that symbolises devotion, a sign, a letter, a symbol. Yet choose something rather small. There are some chinese symbols, that symbolise that what you are trying to express.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
I have one chinese symbol for year of the monkey, and i have a monkey tattoo'd as well. i dont want anymore chinese symbols. we have it picked out already and its a symbol though :) its really elegant and lady like :)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I think it's an awesome idea but like other posters, I would urge caution too just cos' you never really know what the future holds with this friendship..no matter how special it is. I have a tattoo as well and it holds a special personal meaning to me alone and it's not related to anyone else..not my husband or child. But I am considering getting another tattoo with my child's name and DOB on it or something. At least, I know with my child, it's forever! LOL!!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
thats true:) my hubby has his sons name tattoo'd over his heart and is going to get our daughters name sort of cross word style with his songs name. I think its a neat idea, but then we will have to name anymore we have in accordence to his crossword ! lol. too funny.
28 Feb 07
I kinda did this with my best friend, she got a tattoo on her toe, i designed it, and she paid for me to have one done on my tummy... we both got roses, but different ones, but thewy hold the same symbolism, i think it's beautiful :-)
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
I have never heard of anyone getting a tattoo on their toe before lol. thanks for sharing this is a nice story :)
@mrsrealo (21)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
totally DISAGREE with this.. call me old fashoned or a geek but tattoos are a no-no for me. can't you get a friendship band or anyhting to remind you of your friendship? does this mean your friendship needs some tangible token for you to remain friends?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
No, it just means that we are missing eachother, we live so far away, and we will be wearing eachother symbol with us where ever we go so the other is always with us in mind, if they can't be in body. Also we both happen to like tattoo's. and she will be coming to visit me in the summer, so we wanted to do something special together :)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Well I am a huge fan of body art of all sorts and have tats myself and will be getting more BUT I have, always will have and have taught my kids 2 specific things when pickin out tats....NEVER EVER get a lovers or friends name inked and never get something with someone (matching) if it has no meaning to you seperately...meaning if your friendship should come to a sour end later on, make sure the tat you have is symbolic to you personally as an individual....Sure 10 yrs is a long time but I've ended friendshps with ppl I've known for 25+ ya know...so I persnally would never do it....if you are goin to just make it something that is personal to YOU FIRST then symbolized the friendship second..see what i'm sayin?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
it has three meaning, love, loyalty, and life.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I would do this If I wern't such a ninny when it comes to thing like that. It took my FOUR time to get my ears peirced and have them stay with out an infection. I even went to a dermatologist and they said it had to do with my body not wanting any foreign object in it. I would hate to see what a tatto would do. I think it would be lovely and very sweet if you two shared in this, and it will always be with you to remind you of each other. Very uniqe.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
I do not mind people getting tatoos as long as the tatoos do not have a person's name on them or they do not look like another person's tatoo. Tatoos are an art.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Of course I would do it and it would be a dinamic design with plenty of colors, yet reduced in size. I haven't done it because none of my 3 best friends like tattoos, but I do. You know what would be a great design? Having a sketch of the right part of you face joined together with the left part of your friend's face. What do you think? I believe that your idea is wonderful and that it would show how much do you value that friendship and the experiences that you have shared during those 10 years.
@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
28 Feb 07
One of my friends and I talked about doing this several years ago but never got around to it. Now she thinks we are too old for that nonsense. I still want to get another. Maybe one of those cute scrolly things on my lower back or a thin band of something around my wrist. Good luck and take side by side pictures to show us!
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• Germany
28 Feb 07
Yea.. I would get matching tattoos with my friends..but nothing too big, and something I wouldnt regret:)
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28 Feb 07
If you want to do this as a symbol of your friendship then you will do it no matter what anyone else tells you. Tattoos are a personal thing but I do think too many does not look good. Have you thought about other things you could do to symbolise your friendship. ie a necklace which is in two parts saying best friends. You each wear half of the pendant. As you already have a tattoo though you know exactly what is involved and you are making an informed decision. Hope you both enjoy a long and lasting friendship despite the miles
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@destroyer (785)
• Pakistan
28 Feb 07
I am not gonna lecture you about religious implications about tattos but i am gonna say this, tatto parlours are the number one source for spreading diseases like Hepatitis and in some cases HIV! so be careful! Make sure the parlour is using sterlizied needles and not using already used ones! You can never be too careful when it comes to such diseases! Good Luck
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I think that's a very sweet gesture. Hm..I'd probably get one with one of my three best friends, Steph. We'd probably get matching pentacles..since she has a thing for stars, and that symbol has a meaning to me. I'm not sure where wed put it, but yeah..heh.
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• Italy
28 Feb 07
i adore tatoos, but remember they're forever, so you must be sure! i got one years ago and i love it so much, but has a meaning noone knows
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