This is cool. I like it.
Anybody know of any good places to get a tattoo (well, in my case touch up) done in Fredericksburg or Richmond?
I don’t mean Sorry Mom either downtown. I got my tat last year in Lancaster, at Freedom Gallery, and I loved the place. I’m just hoping to find a similar place here.
Hunter and I were messing around with temporary tattoos. I found a glittery winky cupcake one! :D
Bloom Where You’re Planted.
So, last night I found out that the girl behind fedexmylove.tumblr.com ALSO has the little dandelion seeds as a tattoo, and I really liked how she explained why she got it. I was going to reblog what she put…but it only gave info about her first tattoo (which is still quite cool, I may add.)
It was there where I was directed to this article, which also gives insight into my tat as well. I did read somewhere as well about the dandelion being the flower of military brats, but never knew about that article. And, I do have to say that it was quite an informative article.
I mean, when my dad retired in March, a poem was read about dandelions for me. I have a dandelion ring that my parents had made for his retirement. I wear it every day.
The statement above REALLY reflects my tattoo as well, even though I haven’t moved as many times as the average military kid, but it’s a statement that also fits well with my tat, especially with the location, my heel.
Then again, I also enjoy hearing about people’s tattoos. It’s interesting to see why they got what they did.
I lived with my Nina (my mother’s mother) until she died when I was 3. Two springs before she died, she planted bleeding heart flowers in our front garden but unfortunately, they never grew. She tried again the next spring, and they never grew. The spring after she died, bleeding hearts starting blooming everywhere. The bushes took over our entire garden and even started blooming in my front lawn. We tried to clear them out a little but no matter how many roots we pulled out, they grew and grew and grew. They still take over my mother’s yard year after year. I loved my Nina more than anything, and my mother and I like to think that my Nina are in those flowers. I got this tattoo in memory of her last night and I am more than happy with how it turned out.
Bleeding hearts are gorgeous flowers. I love this tat.
This is the next tattoo I want. I don’t know where I would put it, but I just want it.
I’ve wanted the Jack’s Mannequin asterisk for as long as I can remember, and now that I’ve read Slaughterhouse-Five (finally), I think I want to incorporate it with that quote.
From an earlier post, I posted a quote by Andrew McMahon about the asterisk, and I read up behind the meaning of ‘so it goes’.
My family’s gone through so many bad things in life, and yet life still went on. My family’s been through stuff that many families haven’t been through, like the period of my life in middle school that was just awful.
When I was in 6th grade, my dad was deployed. On the same day that he was deployed, my grandpa died. This was a pretty bad time for me, because I had been dealt two blows that I didn’t really know how to deal with. Roughly two(ish) years after that, when I was in 8th grade, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
This is a pretty short amount of time for a lot of bad things to happen. So it goes.
I think that, if anything, basically sums up what my family and I have gone through in the past few years, and my desire to get another tattoo. I don’t want to get a tat based on something that I love. I want it to really have meaning, like my dandelion heart seed one.
The pink cattleya.
My paternal grandmother had breast cancer. She had a total mastectomy and survived. She was strong and served as my 2nd mother. She taught me alot of things when I was growing up.
I lost her earlier this year. She was 98.
Cattleya’s were her favorite orchids. And even if pink wasn’t her favorite color, I got it in this color to symbolize being a Breast Cancer Advocate.
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. If anyone wants to help the Indigenous patients of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital message me where you can donate or help us out. :D
Fuck yeah, the only pair of stilettos I have that shows off my tat :)
Except I need a retouch, pronto, because tennis has worn the tat off a lot. :(
this is my new white ink tattoo! it is a dandelion with an infinity sign in the stem. the dandelion represents happiness and faithfulness (to myself).
This is beautiful. I like this one almost as much as my dandelion tat.
My first tattoo, finally healed.
And now it’s time for story time:
I’m a military child, and they have a flower, the dandelion, because they’re spread out all over the nation, and spread so easily because of their life cycle.
Essentially, I got the things that fly off the dandelion, because they are the seeds that move, grow their roots into the ground, and start a new life.
I got it on my heel because that’s the closest spot on my body to the ground, and wherever I go, I’ll plant my “roots.”
So I’m getting my tat on Friday.
I’m not sure which of these I want to get. A dandelion with one coloured heart, and two silhouettes, or all three coloured hearts.
What one should I get?