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I’ve been thinking about getting a cattoo…

As you are all well aware, I am completely at peace with my crazy cat lady-ism. Heck, 99% of the time I embrace it wholeheartedly. I love my fur babies, and I have a ridiculous amount of photos to back it up. Which brings me to today: after Charlie died last year, I wanted to get a memorial tattoo, and after 4 (oh yeah, it was 4) failed attempts at getting an appointment with the two artists I was interested in getting work from, I decided to shelve the idea. In hind sight, it wasn’t a bad thing considering I’ve since decided against my previously chosen artwork. Now I am going to wait until I find exactly what I want. However, the itch to get a new tattoo is still there. I’ve been considering getting one of the other tattoos I’ve been wanting, and the top contender is something to take my crazy cat lady status up a notch. I want to get a cattoo.

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All of my current tattoos are fairly large and extremely colorful, but for my cat tattoo, I am finding myself drawn to more simplistic black and grey images. I really wish finger/hand tattoos had a better shelf life because a tiny cat on the inside of my right ring finger would be completely awesome, but if I am going to go through the pain, I want it to last.

Images from Bored Panda.

I’m Getting That Feeling Again

The feeling that I want another tattoo. I hasn’t been quite two years since my last one, so a little more waiting is probably in order, but I’ve got the itch. Considering the blank patches of skin on what I deem to be my tattoo-able areas, looking through board after board of ink on Pinterest. My mother is probably reading this and rolling her eyes, but don’t worry yet Mom! I don’t even have a design in mind yet.

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95% sure it will be something with lots of color, maybe poppies. I’ve always thought that they make gorgeous tattoos.

Images from here.


Burrowing Home

Sunday night was one of those perfect low key evenings. Andy had his new video game extension pack to play, so I got to hang out on the couch and read/click around Etsy all evening without feeling like I was ignoring my husband. Which may sound a bit boring, but with left over pizza and some vegan carrot cake, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. My Etsy browsing turned up this sweet little shop called Burrowing Home.

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I have to admit it was the temporary tattoos that drew me in, I wouldn’t mind getting a bunny tattoo one day…

All images are from Burrowing Home.

If You’re Worried About Commitment…

These are the tats for you! Even though I sport several of the more permanent kind, I LOVE temporary tattoos. They’re fun, guilt free and sometimes quite believable. Tattly is great website that offers quirky temporary designs. Ranging from $5 for singles to $20 for sets, Tattly is a great way to try out potential designs or just freak your parents out when they come to visit.

I am drawn in particular to the set of nautical themed designs and the peacock.  The latter reminds me of a girl I had classes with my senior year of college.  She had a tiny yellow bird tattooed on her right hand, and when I asked her about it she said she had gotten him so she would always have company while she was sewing.  Personally, I think it’s a great reason to get a tattoo and have seriously considered getting a bunny in the same spot.  But my last tattoo really hurt and i’m not overly anxious to get another one any time soon.

Images from here.

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo….

I’ve always had body image issues, something about being almost six feet tall and three to four sizes bigger than your class mates really messes with a girl.  It was difficult to feel comfortable with my body when I felt awkward and clumsy all the time.  As i’ve gotten older it’s something i’ve learned to work around, trying to concentrate on the aspects of my physical appearance that I do like and either masking or forcing myself to confront the ones that I don’t.

When I turned 21 I finally worked up the courage to get my first tattoo. I have a slight fear of needles, and after working my way through the list of piercings (two in my lobes, one in my cartilage and one in my right nostril) I was ready to give it a try.  Let me say that despite what anyone may tell you, tattoos hurt! They’re totally worth it, but whoa nelly do they smart. My first tattoo was a cluster of dogwood blossoms on my left side, something that could easily be hidden if I chose.  The after effect was strange, though my stomach wasn’t any flatter and I definitely hadn’t lost any weight, I had no problem hitching up the side of my shirt to show people my new body art.  This sudden burst of confidence led to three additional tattoos within the year, a trend I quickly realized my bank account could ill afford.  So I took a break, I haven’t had any additional work done in the last three years, but the itch hasn’t gone away.

Currently I am planning to get a butterfly tattooed on my wrist.  It may not sound like a big deal, but it will be the first tattoo that I won’t be able to hide under a t-shirt. Most likely I’ll wait until after the wedding in November out of respect to the Moms, who know, but aren’t necessarily enthusiastic about my “artistic embellishments”. I think it will be a step towards me embracing who I really am, and learning how to deal with people who may not understand that. And by waiting I have two more month to mentally prepare myself.

Images from here.

* I just want to add that tattoos aren’t for everyone, and while they were an are an important part of my self expression, I think abstaining from altering your body can be just meaningful. Gotta do whats right for you.

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