Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tattoos for the "good girl".

My whole life, I've never been a big fan of tattoos... for me. They're great on other people, but I've never been interested in one for myself.
Until recently. Somehow I got bit by the bug and started really wanting one!

It's surprisingly hard to find subtle simple tattoos, which is what I wanted. So here are some that I gathered off the internet for inspiration.

Fear Less (this is mine! I did it!) By nature I'm a very timid person. Afraid of failure. Afraid of success. Afraid of social situations. Afraid of taking chances. So this is a reminder to me every time I look at my wrist, to fear less.



The prettiest butterfly I've ever seen.


Just one breath is a million sighs.


Kind of blurry but it says "I follow the rules". Ha! That one makes me laugh.


Loves Jesus & America too


I am enough the way I am.


Be the change.


Courage


Love me for who I am.


Imagine


Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.


"I will fear no evil for Thou art with me"... I like the placement and the wavy pattern.


Not all those who wander are lost


A pretty bird


Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.


What about you? Do you have tattoos? Do you want any?

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Because I could never stand ink or even pencil marks on my hands I doubt I could tolerate "ink" anywhere on my body! I'll stick with signs and artwork on the walls in my home :)

Kristen said...

Oh I love all of those! Well you know I'm getting "be happy" on my very soon!
Love yours so much! Isn't funny how that bug happens? I was the exact same way until recently!

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate tattoos for the "art", but it's just never been something I want on my body. I figure my tastes/likes continue to change. The d├ęcor and colors in my house or my style of clothing as trends come and go. I change things around me, sometimes wondering why I ever liked a particular item to begin with. For me, tattoos are too permanent...artwork that can't be taken off the wall and changed as one evolves (plus I can't help but envision what the will look like on an 80 year old body someday!). SO...I'll stick with pretty jewelry that has the inspiration I need at certain times in my life. THANK you for creating that for your non-tattooing fans!!! :)

Gayle said...

As a teen.adult I always wanted a tattoo but I could never decide what kind to get, I wanted it to mean something to me...that was a long time ago...
April 23, 2011 my 37
year old son was killed in a terrible house fire. On the year anniversary of his death I walked into a tattoo parlor with a Mother's Day card from him and they copied his signature and I had it tattooed on my left wrist with a cute red heart. I finally had my tattoo that really, really meant something to me. I love it because I look down at it all day everyday and am reminded of my sweet son, Jeremy.

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Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gayle, I've never desired a tattoo of my own, but your reason put it into perfect perspective. THAT I would consider!

Best of luck in your decision Beki! I'm currently very busy encouraging my 15 year old son not to get one ... yet! Could have something to do with him changing his mind every other day maybe? Yikes.... :)

Rustown Mom said...

I agree with Anonymous above, but to each their own. I just have never come across a tatoo, or any art, that I want to look at forever in the same place. I like to change up my home with art, sure. But as my body changes through the years, I can't see the tatoo as enhancing it. (: I LOVE inspirational words on jewelry, so I'll stick to that!

millerb said...

I think if it's something you want and has meaning to you, go for it. I got one about 5 years ago and am planning a second one. Each means something to me, but no one else, and that's ok.
I love yours! I've also had some of the same ones you have here pinned on my Pinterest page for a while, especially the "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet" one. I love it!

Kathleen said...

I never wanted one. First reason, they remind me too much of when I was a little girl and seeing the women working at farmer's markets with ugly numbers tattooed on their arms. They were holicost survivors. The next reason I get tired of things too fast to make anything permanent.

Having said that, Gayle's story is truly beautiful. I hope seeing her son's signature gives her some peace. What a wonderful idea ❤️

Suze said...

I love it! I've been thinking of a tattoo for a couple years now...my biggest issue is 'where' to put it.