July 19, 2011 by tattoomummy
Hello and welcome to the AMAZING World First…. *drumroll*
So, the deal with Tattoo Tuesday. I asked what people wanted to see on my blog. Suprisingly, more than anything, people want to see my tattoos. Every Tuesday, I will Show you a tattoo, and a bit of info about it. Usually who did it and where I got it done. What it means to me.
I am also wanting to take submissions/guest blogs for Tattoo Tuesday. If you have something you love and are dying to share it, email me!
If you have come looking for inspiration, great! We’re full of it! All I ask is that if you see something you like especially if it isn’t mine, you contact me (or the person, if they have a contact page in their links) to ask permission to use it first. Why? Because it’s only polite. You’ll see what it means to the person who has the design and want to respct that.
And finally, NO BEING RUDE. If you don’t like the tattoo, don’t comment. Remember, people have this tattoo forever. They got it for a reason. You might not understand the reason. You might not think their tattoo accurately represents what they had in mind. That’s not yours to decide. I will not tolerate people being rude, mean or disrespectful. If you do not completely understand the reason behind it, by all means – ask a question. Just be respectful about it.
So, without further adeu:
My first Tattoo Tuesday!
I figured I’d put this one up first as i’s the one that I get most noticed (and avoided) for.
What is it: A (realistic) heart with a swallow on either side. There is a banner through the heart. I think I know what I’m putting in there. Not 100% so it’s not done yet.
Where is it: This is smack bang on my chest. Right hand swallow was done by a lovely fellow who’s name I forget. Outline of other swallow and all of the heart was done by Lance Daly. Dani Daly coloured in the left hand swallow whilst at Yakuza in Wollongong.
Why/what it means to me: Swallows are an old sailor tattoo. The sailors got them because they are meant to guide you safely home to lovely arms. When you saw swallows, you knew you were safe. I loved the idea of having something on my chest always designed to protect me and make sure I got home safe. And the heart? Whatr better place to keep your heart than between two birds who will guide you to loving arms.
The realistic heart was my boss at the time (Lance)’s idea. Something along the lines of all girls get a normal heart. I think you could pull a real heart off. I like dthe in your face-ness of the idea, so there it is!
So there’s the first Tattoo Tuesday. Please, ask questions and email me your submissions!