Tattoo Tuesday – Hero

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What: scroll with writing and cherry blossoms
Where: on the outside of my right ankle
By: Lauren at Yakuza Tattoo
Why: She needed to practice free handing her cherry blossoms. My Grumpa had just died and only at his funeral did I find out what an amazing man he was.
He served in both Korea and Veitnam. After being honerably discharged after a helicopter accident, he joined the Red Cross and rescued children from Cambodia. Amazing.
I got “hero” because I didn’t want people saying “ohhhhh, who’s Tom *wink wink*” (His name was Tom)
I think it suits him.
My Mum was cranky at me once about my tattoos and she told me he would have hated it. That hurt – a lot. But it’s my way to pay tribute to him and that’s what counts.

Tattoo Tuesday – The Locket

Last tuesday I was getting tattooed. And I apologise for not having tattoo tuesday up.

BUT to make it up to you. I have photos of me being tattooed!

What – Locket

Where – inner elbow.

By – Arm at Coat of Arms

Why – Well, it’s actually really simple. I have a key . Every Key needs something to unlock. What better than the key to my heart. Also, it represents me wearing my heart on my sleeve.

 

 

LINKING!

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full week from the post going live.

 

 


Tattoo Tuesday – One I Did

What – roses (one coloured, two outlined)

Where – inside of my leg/ankle

By – ME!

Why? This was one I did on myself when I was first learning. I was practicing while it was a quiet night in the shop. It was the first colour tattoo I ever did. I’m pretty proud of it.

(looking at it now, I realise it’s pretty terrible, uneven lines, lines that didn’t go deep enough etc but it was good at the time!)

 

LINKING!

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full week from the post going live.



Tattoo Tuesday – A Foot

What – girl skull

Where – right foot

By – Lauren @ Yakuza

Why – Honestly? boredom. Obviously I thought the design was(is) cool, but I had previously let Danielle tattoo my other foot, so itwas only fair I let Lauren do this one!

By the way people, don’t get both your feet done within three days of each other.They’ll puff up for a week and you won’t be able to walk properly.

Do you have any spur of the moment tattoos?

 

LINKING!

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full week from the post going live.


Tattoo Tuesday – Tattoodaddy

Tattoodaddy is guest blogging  today, but he doesn’t know it. I took this photo while he was in the middle of changing a stinky nappy.

What – The HORDE crest

Where – On his bicep

By – Arm at Coat of Arms

Why – Because he’s a nerd, obviously. Who doesn’t want the Horde sheild on them forever? Who doesn’t want to pledge the ultimate love for the warcheif. Take the Blood oath to the next level. Seal it in blood, dammit!

Not to mention, he’s been playing World of Warcraft for about 5 years. His main character has seen him through some tough times.**

** The whole “Why” section is my speculation based on how much he loves World of Warcraft.

LINKING!

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full week from the post going live.



Tattoo Tuesday. Faeries, family and protection

What – double lined, 7 pointed star

Where – ribs, right hand side

By – Sean, Coat of Arms

This what my first ever tattoo. I love it. It has multiple meanings to me. 7 is a very special number. There are 7 days of the week, 7 directions of magick, 7 chakra points, 7 people in my family…

It is a star of protection and power.

I also feel that having one point for each person in my immediate family keeps us together and connected, regardless of wherever we might be.

Do you have any spiritual tattoos?

 

 

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full 48 hours from the post going live (because I’m not very successful at getting it done first thing in the morning).


Tattoo Tuesday – the one from Zelda

What – Owl
Where – shoulder/bicep area
By who- Danielle from Yakuza outlined it and Arm from Coat of Arms coloured him in.

Why – I like Zelda. No, I’m kidding. It’s not actually from the game. I drew it because I like owls, they are mysterious, intellegent and sometimes more than a little scary. They represent wisdom and forsight.

Since I’ve had it coloured in though, I have had numerous people ask me if it’s the owl from Zelda. NO. It’s not.
I’ve never played Zelda. We clear?

Do you have a tattoo people mistake for something else?

The rules:
1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full 48 hours from the post going live (because I’m not very successful at getting it done first thing in the morning).

 

 

Tattoo Tuesday – First Link Up!

What – Poison Girl

Where – under Upper arm (just below armpit)

By – Danielle at Yakuza Tattoo

Why – I designed this when I was bitter about my ex cheating on me and breaking my heart. So I got a poison girl to remind me to be careful to trust and to love.

I told you, very bitter.

I’m not so bitter any more. I talk to her and we are friendly. I’m still glad I have my reminder though.

As requested, it’s a Link Up!

So the rules:

1. Check out Glowess because I had to look to her for guidance on “the rules”

2. Subscribe to tattoomummy.com

3. Link up and visit at least one other link-ee and share the comment love.

4. Share that’s you’ve linked up!

5. Linking will be open for a full 24 hours from the post going live.

Tattoo Tuesday – Thou Shalt Not Envy

Where – Forearm

By – Arm at Coat of Arms Studio Coffs Harbour

Why – This is one I drew myself. It’s a key (I also have the locket) with some grey roses, some diamonds and a banner. The Banner says “Thou Shalt Not Envy”. I’m not a very religious person, but this strikes a cord with me. Often it is so, so easy to forget how much you have and be envious of those who seem to have it better. More money, taler, prettier, better shoes… I got this as a reminder that really, I have nothing to be jealous of. I have a beautiful partner who loves me and two healthy, happy and gorgeous children. Our families both love and support us. We have a thousand opportunities ahead of us. Hence, thou shalt not envy.

 

 

 

It has been suggested to me that I make Tattoo Tuesdays into a link up for all the other inked up mumma’s to show us their tatts too. And I would love too!

Just let me figure out how to make a button and a link up thingo and it’ll be here. Next week, ok?

Do you have trouble remembering all you have sometimes?

Tattoo Tuesday – Ribs

This is my left ribs tattoo. It is song lyrics from Tiger Army – Santa Carla Twilight

Watch the moon rise tonight

the ocean looms past bonfires alight

I am a stranger in this place

And when I see you, I can’t turn away

Under this beach lie pirate bones

We stand above them at long last alone

There’s something different in your heart

You’re not afraid of the darkness within us all.

 

 

The song is my me and my ex’s song. Before you think it, no. I don’t regret getting this on me when we are now broken up. I actually got it after we broke up.

We had a great relationship – he is one of my best friends now. He taught me a lot about life and a lot about myself. He helped me become who I am today. If I hadn’t been with him in the first place, I wouldn’t be where I am now and for that, I thank him.

I think it is a beautiful tribute to the relationship we had and the friendship we have now.

(not to mention it’s my favourite song).

 

Do you have a tattoo for someone special to you?