Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Permanent Art

Some people just aren't tattoo people {my husband, my parents} and that is totally fine. I however enjoy them, I love the meanings behind the art people get on their body and enjoy how each person can express themselves differently! 

Last Wednesday I added two tattoos to my existing 3.

Now, I need to draw my tattoos on myself with pen and really contemplate them, after all I am keeping them forever. And when I say contemplate it is usually for over 6 months - I have wanted these two tattoos for about two years now!!

I got my first tattoo when I was 18. A Cross on the inside of my right ankle with a Dove {to guide me on my journey through life with Christ} and a Fish {to remind me that He is all I need to live a full life}. This tattoo was a recreation of my favorite ring, purchased at an ELCA youth gathering - After 8 years I still love this one so much!!



I got my second tattoo with my sister. We both have the word 'love' on the inside of our left ankles. This one is so special to me because my sister got it with me and this is just one more thing to bind us together!! {mine is the bottom}



My family means the world to me and I wanted a tattoo to represent them. I decided to do a heart behind my right ear to represent each of them. 
Mom - Dad - Sister



For those who looked at my post yesterday or follow me on IG - I have kept you in suspense long enough. Here are my two new additions. 

I knew I wanted a tattoo representing the family I would start, something I could add on to. So {you know where this is going} behind my left ear I started 'my heart family' for my husband and eventually our children. 
{this is really hard to take a photo of by myself - it really is a heart}



Last but not least - I got our wedding date in Roman Numerals on my wrist. 
9.8.12 was a day I never want to forget, the day my boyfriend and I promised our lives to each other before God and our family & friends to become Husband & Wife!!




Now say what you want about tattoos, about people with tattoos but I will leave you with this food for thought!


tattoo, beauty

Do you have tattoos? Or one you want to get really bad? I wanna know!!

linking up with Nicole

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27 comments:

  1. I've got two, and I love it. I bounce back and forth between wanting another one and not. :)

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  2. Love your tattoos! I am a tattoo kinda girl as well. I am a lot like you in that i really think through them, though I can't draw anything, so I don't draw mine out. I love the hearts behind your ear. Super cute and I love the reason behind it!!

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  3. I'm a tattoo person, my husband is not. I am hoping to add to mine this summer with our wedding date. Yours is so cute on your wrist and having one ready for your family is the best idea!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I will admit that Joe is not a tattoo fan, which has sadly stopped me from adding more to my collection. I didn't know you had 5 and I love them all! You go girl!

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  5. I LOVE the roman numerals and the placement of that one!

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  6. I don't have any tattoos but have always wished to get one that represented our family. My hubs hates them though and i change my mind a lot, so its probably best i stay away :-)

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  7. I love the roman numerals on your wrist! I've been thinking about tattoos for both arms in almost the same exact place. I've thought about another tattoo idea for over 6 years now. haha But my dad is a "cut you out of the will he hates tattoos so much" kind of guy and I wouldn't want something so simple to create a rift. So I wait and hope old age makes him more lenient. lol

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  8. I LOVE it! The roman numerals look so good and sharp! I also love the story behind all of your ink. I really want to get small arrows (somewhere) representing our children, but I haven't been able to talk myself into it, haha!! (Psalm 127:5)

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  9. Seriously one of my brother's friends said to me that having a tattoo was like putting a bumper sticker on a Porsche. If only I was a Porsche sort of girl...


    Obviously I'm a fan of ink. Especially ink with meaning and art to it. I just want to add and add and add to mine lately... We go to a bar next door to a tattoo parlor after Jason's softball game each week and I always want to wander next door and get just a little something. The answer is always no. :)

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  10. Love your tattoos!! I have two and I was the same way with mine. Once I decided what I wanted, I thought about it for months before taking the dive. Now I really want tattoo number three!

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  11. I LOVE the new ones you got! I don't have any but I'm not "against" them in any way - I just don't know if I could get myself to do it! haha :) The ones behind your ears are so cute and simple!

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  12. do you have the story of yours on the blog? I've love to read :-)

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  13. Thank you so much! How many do you have?

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  14. Thanks so much!
    Ya Steve seriously does not like mine but like I've said that is why this is my body not his hehe
    Do you have the story of yours on the blog?

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  15. Thanks darling friend!! I am already dreaming up # 6 :-)

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  16. Thank you so much! I am very pleased with how it turned out!!

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  17. I have 5 small ones and a large one on my ribs. My husband actually drew my side one. They are addictive!

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  18. Oh how awesome - yes super addictive!!

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  19. Thank you so much!!
    Wow 6 years and you still want the same thing - that is pretty awesome! Hope your dad lightens up ;-)

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  20. Thank you so much!
    That is so awesome - you already have a great meaning behind a potential tattoo and I love the small ones with big meaning!! Don't worry about the pain, with the small ones it is over before you know it ;-)

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  21. Since I read this comment "if only i was Porsche sort of girl…" has been stuck in my head haha we need to meet in real life!!


    I can't wait until the answer is yes!! I am just in love with your tattoo, you wear it so well too ;-)

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  22. Thank you so much! Oh I know I'm already dreaming up #6 haha
    What are your tattoos of?

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  23. Thank you so much darling!! Simple and Small but carry lots of meaning - thats what I love about them too!!

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  24. Ohhhh I love these!!! The small hearts behind your ears are amazing!

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  25. the hearts are super precious! I just joined the link up and have been loving going through everyone's posts.

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  26. I love the idea of hearts representing your family (and future family)!! And I adore tiny tattoos behind the ear, it's a spot I toyed with myself (& still contemplate for future ones).

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