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I have two tattoos (currently).

I have a fair sized Welsh dragon on my right shoulder blade.  Just because Wales is heaven on earth.  I remember going to our tiny school library in highschool to search for a book about Wales, I don't remember what pipped my interest.  They didn't have one, of course, I grew up in tiny town Pennsylvania USA.  It was just the beginning of the internet though, so I was able to start looking around a bit online.. and I was hooked.  In university I answered the Sirens call and spent a semester at the University of Wales at Swansea.  I was back a year later looking for a nice Welsh husband.  I met a lovely English lawyer at a YHA in Snowdonia (close enough), and we were married three years later.  

On the inside of my right pelvic bone I have a simple crescent moon about four inches long.  The first time I kissed my lovely English lawyer was on a camping trip, under a full moon in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  And the crescent moon is my favorite shape.  

At some point in the next few years I plan to get another tattoo to represent my two boys, Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and Linden (Tilia).  Maybe the two leaves entwined?  Maybe wrapped in a circle (sort of ying-yang 'ish)?  Not sure exactly.  Not sure where I'll put it at either!  I'm a teacher, so need to preserve some sore of professionalism.  I'd like them as a higher up arm band.. but some of my work summer dresses would still show them.

What do you have?  What's the story?

Utah, USA.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,627
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,131

    Afraid I'm not keen on tattoos and don't have any.  When I was about 15 I wanted to have my head shaved and have purple butterflies tattooed on my head, but fortunately I grew out of that image

    My son had a tattoo on his arm when he worked in the music business, but he regrets it now. 

    If other people want tattoos it's entirely up to them, but it's not for me. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    My son has started talking about tattoos, I'm not a fan.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,627

    I always wonder where my tattoos would have ended up. Round about my knees somewhere.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Personally I don't don't like them, I think about people who were forced to have themimage

    My FIL had a lot on his arms that he had done overseas when in the army and I only caught a glimpse of them once as he always wore long sleeved shirts.

    My SIL has a rose on her outer thigh and my OH told her the stem(poking below her shorts) looked like a varicose vein  image

    Runny your post made me laugh image


  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,262

    I change my mind so much I'm glad that I never had a tattoo because I'm sure that I would hate it and myself for having one if I had.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    When I was I the motor racing world everyone got their name, blood group, and any allergies tattoo'd on their wrist. It's the only tattoo I'd ever considered.

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125

    My grandad had them in a line down both his arms, but he was in the Army.

    My dad had one on his left forearm of two swallows, a heart and some leaves. I couldn't make it out very clearly as he'd had it done when he was 14. Size wise the size of a clenched fist.

    My youngest sister has a tiny rose and stem on her arm, a snake on her thigh, a black panther on her left shoulderblade and a butterfly with our dad's initials on the right shoulderblade.

    I might get one done when I'm 50 of a crab with the cancer starsign between its pincers, overall size 2.5 x 2.5 inches.


  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756

    My sister is a tattoo'ist (been doing it long before it got so popular)

    Wont let her anywhere near meimage

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,454

    I don't like them, Secondborn had a small shooting star tatooed on her boob.  She really regrets it now and has had some laser treatment but it doesn't look any paler to me.

    When I was at the theatre the casting director had one when she was in her 50's at the base of her spine.  She said that if she had to go into a nursing home in her old age it would maker her look hard and the nurses wouldn't mess with her.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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