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Jun 24, 2008 - 8 comments

i am THINKING about getting my first and only tattoo, but i need opinions! i want something that represents all life and plus my own as a mother. I was thinking of a tree of life, on my side, going from bottom of my hip to top of my ribs. it will be black (ive heard color tattoos dont look as good for as long) and i want two blossoms on it. representing my two girls, i want them to be translucent pink in color. i can get other blossoms if i ever have anymore children. what do you think?

any more good mother and child ideas????

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by BTS1022, Jun 24, 2008
In my opinion colored tats look better, and if they fade you really cant tell like with black ink. I have a total of 7 tats, one on my calf of a pegasus, my DH's name on my inside forearm, an ankle tat of stars with a half moon on my foot, my oldest sons name on my top left wrist, my daughters name on the bottom left wrist, my other son on the top right wrist and Conners name will go on the bottom right wrist lol. All my tats are colored with no B&W, but hubby has 2 B&W tats that have faded and are horrible looking.

I am getting a tat on my side when Conner is done cooking, Im getting a pheonix Bird which will represent willpower to survive all obsticles in life, including losing my daughter at birth.

I am getting a tat on my other ankle of a baby's foot print that will have angel wings and a halo representing my daughter who passed away 6 years ago.

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by luv2bmommy, Jun 24, 2008
oh i really like the one about the pheonix! see i have to really study symbolism in all different kinds of cultures because i couldnt get any ideas like that. i like the baby's foot too. i did want to do the tree in color but thats just what someone told me, opposite of what you told me, that colors fade quicker. but i mean yeah, a tree of LIFE should have some color right?! what about shadowing and all that... does that look crappy when it fades a little? i do plan on getting it touched up and stuff whenever it needs it. my sister has all sorts of tattoos, up and down her arms, on her neck, down her back, lol.
i just want it to be beautiful and noticeable, because if im going to get one i want it to be one that will be noticed you know!

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by BTS1022, Jun 24, 2008
Well what I was told by my brother who is a tattoo artist is that on certain areas any type of ink can fade. He said thinner skin, like that on your feet have a harder time holding any color, but I also think it depends on who does your tat and how good they are, My tat on my foot has only had to be touched up once, and has held the color beautifully.

Af far as shading goes for your tat, I think dark shading is nice, but shading instead of thicker lines fade easily. I have shading done on one of my tats and you can no longer see it, which to me is okay because I didnt care for it anyways lol.

My pegasus Tattoo is a really crappy job lol, when I had it done my brother was so scared of hurting me that he didnt put the ink in far enough so it faded withen 2 or 3 months, and it is something I need to have redone in the near future ( and not by my brother lol )

If you wanted, which would look killer awesome, is do the tree in black ink, but have your blossoms in color, the tree does represent your life and should have something (maybe a ribbon representing yourself, around the trunk) and then the blossoms stand out more, as those are the symbolism of something much more important than yourself.

To me with tats, any tat a person gets is a symbol of something and has a meaning all on its own. You don't neccisarily(sp) need to get something like a pheonix bird who represents life after death I do believe, in order for your tat to mean something.

I have my DH's name and my childrens names on me because they are the ones who make me, they make me who i am today both as an individual and as a mother. My pegasus has a symbolism of how I feel when I am around horses, they make me feel free and give me a power to over come all my worries when Im around them, and the best way to represent in my mind of a free spirit was with a pegasus. My anklet with stars are in Red, White, And Blue, which stands for my patriotism and my honor of having a man who served in the iraq war more than once, the moon which has a flower wrapped around it symbolizes my life as a *different* individual, and the flower is the symbol of the inpact my hubby has made on me.

I think whatever you decide to get will be wonderful, and no matter what the image is, it will have a meaning to you and thats all that matters.

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by casandbaby, Jun 24, 2008
I agree with BTS1022!!!!  I think as far as fading and such it would depend who does it and where at on your body you get it. I Love your idea, I also think it would look good black and have the blossoms in color =] I just got a tattoo of my son's foot print and i love it. =] and like BTS1022 said whatever you get will have meaning and thats all that matters =] my tat artist had his three children draw a picture and write there names and he made it into an ankle braclet for his ex wife, i thought that was cute.

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by luv2bmommy, Jun 25, 2008
awww that is cute! yeah ive been working out the details of this tat a lot it has to be perfect! im really worried about the artist though because ive never had one and i dont know who to use to make it turn out as i want. but they kinda sketch it out for you before dont they? and normally tattoo artists are really good artists right? yeah i love nature and the two blooms and i may have petals flying all around the tree trunk, or have the ribbon that BTS mentioned. ill have to see what each looks like on paper because im NO good at drawing. thanks girls for the good ideas. ill post pics as soon as i get it! it will probably be months haha. but this weekend i am going to get my lower lip pierced! ive never so much as even highlighted my hair, never wanted tats or piercings, never hardly even wear jewelry. so i really dont know where this all came from.... but my friend says thats how it starts, then it brings on a slew of change because getting tattooed and pierced is addictive. but i dont know. i only want a few things.

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by natemomma27, Jun 25, 2008
i have a celitv motherhood knot on the inside of my left wrist. the knot itself is black but i have 3 colored dots that represent my two sons, any my children in heaven. after i have this baby all i have to do it add another colored dot! simple but meaningful

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by luv2bmommy, Jun 25, 2008
are the dots in the color of their birthstones? thats cool too, ive been getting a lot of ideas. and im not sure if this is going to be my only tattoo anymore! i want the tree, and a lotus on the nape of my neck, and a spiderweb with a ladybug in it onmy foot (thats for my sis who passed away recently, she loved ladybugs) with the japanese symbols of mother, daughter, sister, and eternity as part of the web.

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by natemomma27, Jun 25, 2008
thats a great a idea! the dots are actually blue b/c my one son's birthstone is pink and the other is yellow and since they are boys, i just did simple blue! i have 7 tattoos and i know im not done. they are addicting and you can be so creative with them and make them very personal which is great!

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