Sunday, 23 September 2012

My Week In Lists: Tattoo Ideas

Hubby & I had our 500th conversation today about how much we adore our new tattoos (I still need to take a decent photo of them to share), and how awesome they look. But it got me thinking that if you'd asked me, probably even just a year ago, I'd have said that whilst tattoos were nice and all, I probably wouldn't get one done. I was never against them, I just didn't ever expect it to be on the cards for me. I had my tongue pierced when I was 16, but a few years later I swallowed part of it (urgh, the worst), and I really started to go off it and ended up taking it out when I was about 18/19 - just before I met Hubby actually. But getting a tattoo had never really crossed my mind until earlier this year when it was just suddenly all I wanted.

Getting that first (and then that second), have only fueled that fire for me to get even more; when you hear people say they're addictive? Yeah, that is so true. With that in mind, I've got a list as long as my arm of more ideas I have for my next. Here are a few of them:

  • "Take Care" (from the Drake song, Take Care) on the back of my neck, or, alternatively, as a MASSIVE chest piece - not quite sure if I'm bold enough for that though!
  • Flying geese silhouettes (referencing The Geese of Beverly Road by The National) just under my collarbone - this will probably be my next one, possibly at this same time as...
  • "Fiction" (referencing the Lucksmiths song, Fiction) on my upper arm
  • "We're the heirs to the glimmering world" (also from The Geese of Bevererly Road)
  • "Lucky You"  (another National song... ok, I'm a little obsessed) along the inside my wedding ring finger
  • "Make a cup of tea, put a record on" (from Elastica's Waking Up), complete with a little cup of tea and a vinyl, maybe on my forearm

I also like the idea of getting a little heart on my elbow, a bit like this one that Katie from Skunkboy has (I love her style, a lot, but I think ripping off her tattoo like for like would be going a bit far). I'm sure there were more, but they've all flown out of my head right now. Basically, I've got major tattoo fever, and if I could afford it, I'd get a hundred tomorrow.

The only downside for me is not being able to give blood for 4 months afterwards and having to take a few weeks off from swimming each time, other than that, it is such a buzz. I couldn't recommend you taking the plunge and getting one enough - seriously, just go for it!

Do you know what I mean not being able to stop at one? Have you had one or are you holding on to an idea in your head? What are you waiting for?!


  1. I'm going to take the plunge and book in for a tattoo after we're back from holiday. My friend gave me the incentive I needed by getting me a voucher to redeem at Needle Queen in Leeds. I'm getting a maneki neko (lucky cat) but I just cannot decide where it's gonna go! I'm swaying towards my wrist but I'm also really tempted to get it on my thigh

    1. Awesome! I can't wait to see pictures. If it's going to be really meaningful to you, I would get it where it's quite visible to you on a daily basis. I love my shoulder one, and it is where I wanted it, but sometimes I wish I could see it all the time like my wrist one - catching a glimpse of it throughout the day gives me such strength and joy - it's corny but so true! xx

  2. I have three.

    I finally got compensation from Ulster Bank from when they left me stranded at East Midlands airport with no access to my bank account on the first day of Indietracks.

    I'm using that compensation to get numbers four and five :)

    1. Oh my goodness, finally?! That's taken ages to come through! You'll have to tweet me a picture of your new ones :) Did I see all 3 or are they hidden away? I can't remember now x


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