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The design I'm gonna have myself branded with

Post: # 145960Post mrsflibble
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:24 pm

ok, I have spent the past few days sketching then drawing this on the compoopter with the sole purpose of having someone draw it on my right hip, below my clothing line so it's only visible really to me or James. I don't want what round here is knowns as a "slappatag"

it's a filigree heart, but it has some symbolism too. there is an "E" a "J" an "S" and soph's birthday, 04.02.
I figure having jim's initial on it isn't bad because 1. I think we're strong and 2. it's part of the design, so it could just be a couple of random swirls if the worst was to happen *touches wood*

having soph's birthday on there is part 'cos she'll always be my baby, part 'cos that's the day my life changed forever, and finally it's the day I survived. I have been through that, come out the other side, nothing can ever be that bad again and therefore; I rule innit.

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so, whaddya think? I've still not been for the allergy test yet and I know it's quite a complicated design lol!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 145962Post the.fee.fairy
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:31 pm

Its cute. It shouldn't b over complicated for a competent tattooist.

Are you going to have it that size? I'd suggest scaling it up a bit - as your skin ages, the tattoo cn sometimes spread slightly, so if you scale it up, you're reducing the chances of it looking like a blob if that happens.

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Post: # 145992Post mrsflibble
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:02 pm

oo thanks for the advice fee. i was thinking of about 6cm across? i've converted the picture to a vector image on phtoshop so it can be scaled up as big as i like.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 146001Post Green Aura
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:17 pm

I think it's beautiful, Mrs F. Why don't you embroider and frame it, rather than put it somewhere no-one can see it (until you get to that nursing home :lol: ).
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Post: # 146059Post growingthings
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:27 pm

mrsflibble wrote:I don't want what round here is knowns as a "slappatag"
They're called 'Trampstamps' round my way! :lol:

Design is gorg, go for it! I had my one and only tattoo at the tender age of 19 and I have never regretted it. I'm about to turn a significant age, and all this talk of tats has started to rekindle a thought I had about having another one....uh oh.... :wink:

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Post: # 146063Post invisiblepiper
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:41 pm

Confession - the numerous tattoos my lovely daughter has had really upset me -
I like the butterflies on the back of her neck -
don't mind the tiger on her back -
but the hideous 'sleeve' of floralish stuff down one arm id horrid - and the design on her chest, the heart on her shoulder and the one she has chosen not to show me!
She's 19 and I think she'll regret it. :(
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And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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Post: # 146066Post growingthings
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:44 pm

Maybe I don't regret it because it is my one and only?...hmmmm...

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Post: # 146073Post evelyn
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:21 pm

I love my 12 tats, none of wich are visible when wereing a sumer dress, i decided to keep them just for me and maybe someone speshal. :hugish:

I like your heart, it is very sweet. :flower:

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Post: # 146089Post ocailleagh
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:41 am

That'll make for a beautiful piece MrsF :-) though when I read your headline, I actually thought you meant branded literally!
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Post: # 146096Post the.fee.fairy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:11 am

I have 6 tattoos, and i love each of them dearly. One of them has been covered up because the tattooist was an arse, but the one in its place is fab!

I'd rather regret the things i have done than the things i haven't (Lucille Ball) - i'd rather get older and look at my tattoos and think 'ah well, they're a bit spread...and a bit faded and a bit wrinkly' than get to a certain age and decide that even though i wanted a tattoo, i didnt get one and now i'm too old.

Anyway, i could be run over by a bus tomorrow, and then i'd really regret not having tattoos!!

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Post: # 146124Post invisiblepiper
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:35 am

Good point of view Fee Fairy! :hugish:
- but do you often go online in the middle of the night? - I thought I had insomnia........ :lol:
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And that has made all the difference.
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Post: # 146161Post the.fee.fairy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:35 pm

All the time - i work from 2:30 to 11, and i get home at 12:30, so i'm still wide awake at 2...

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Post: # 146223Post invisiblepiper
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:03 pm

Sounds like hard work - but it must be quite peaceful too,
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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Post: # 146474Post Graye
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:35 am

I'm not a tattoo fan but that design is really good. Perhaps you could use it for something else too - it seems a shame that it will be hidden away.

And I love the expressions trampstamp & slappatag. I'd never hear them before. I suppose we live a sheltered life really...
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Post: # 146506Post sleepyowl
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:27 am

When you said the design you wanted to get branded with I actually thought you meant branding & not a tattoo & when I saw the design I was thinking hows is that going to be branded on you, but the tattoo bit makes more sense
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