For years I’ve preached that not having a tattoo is the new tattoo. And now I want one. I chalk it up to the fact that despite the revolving baby door and all of the excitement (currently thinking of a new word…) that comes with, life has pretty much been the same for five years.
Well-before getting married, it was all: next grade, new school, new classes, next trip, new job, next next next. And, I loved the change. It’s why I am always creating something new. Always taking on a new project. Never satisfied.
I’d say there is some merit to that. There are also some pitfalls (overcommit much?) And it makes a b s o l u t e l y no sense that I would consider something so permanent. But, I mean, I got married and had kids, right? I’m clearly capable of big-time big-girl stuff.
What you’re witnessing here is my inner dialogue. I apologize.
Here’s all you need to know:
- there’s a good chance I’m gonna ink myself
- I have a design and an artist picked out
- it will include lavender, text, watercoloring
- Mike is campaigning for me to go with a half sleeve
- actually, there’s a good chance I will chicken out
And while I won’t be branding myself with all of these, here are 5 of my favorite tattoo design ideas:
Dia de los Muertos
Tell me now: do you have one? What is it? Why did you get it? Are you afraid of the commitment like el mio?
If I ever get married, I think I would like to do wedding band tattoos! I’ve always kind of wanted a tattoo, but I feel like I am too indecisive to get one haha
I am indecisive at the grocery store. Like, “oh I should get some flowers! Hmmm which ones…argh too overwhelming [walk way]” So… tattoo… not likely to happen. But in pretend world I have an idea of what I would get!!
Do it. I love sleeves. To me there is no reason not to. I’ll buy you a gift certificate:)
I have my artist picked too but am still working out The Actual Ink Of It All. I currently have No Ink. Weird you should bring it up. Must be in the water. :)
Debbie Mchardy says
Don’t have any but I love the flower one and the water colors. I want to get one but then I chicken out. I would like something that I am firmly committed to such as my faith, of course I love the flower idea….then, where would I do it? (On my body). I wouldn’t want it seen by all…just those I want to see it….ah! Decisions, decisions…..
Kelly M. says
Okay, I love tattoos but #2, that watercolor one? I’m sorry but people will continually come up and try to rub your skin because it looks like something has spilled on you. #4, #4, #4: Love it. If I can ever convince my husband that tattoos are a worthy budget line item, I’d be scheduling another one yesterday.
I was joking about getting one for my midlife crisis birthday this year (I turned 35) but I couldn’t rationalize spending money I don’t have and I didn’t have anything I really wanted to ink on myself.
So, I’ve been reading for a while, but this is my first time commenting. I got a tattoo when I was 22 that I ended up totally hating after a few years. It was actually attractive as tattoos go (a few colorful butterflies), but apparently, who I was at 22 was not who I became at 30 (and now 35). I spent $125 on the tattoo 13 years ago, and have spent $750 in the past 3 years on laser removal procedures. It will probably take two more sessions ($150 each) before the tattoo is completely gone, and there will still be a scar. I always advise people to think long and hard before permanently inking something on their bodies. I will never do it again. I know that whatever I choose today, no matter how much I love it, will not represent me (or look good!) when I am 45, 60, or 80+ years old. Just wanted to share my “wisdom” with you! If you decide to go forward with the idea, I hope you’re pleased with your choice. Good luck!
I like one and three. Whimsical, artistic, pretty. Are you thinking of “going big”?
Gorgeous tattoos Jenna!! No, I don’t have one, but there are some eye catching ones out there!!
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God bless and havea great day!
Ally | A Home Called Shalom says
I have one. I got it when I was 16. I was a little angsty back then, so now I laugh at my overly dramatic and yet totally anti-climactic Japanese “moonlight” on my back. Silly. I like the watercolor one- I think I could totally live with that one!
I don’t have a tattoo nor do I think I would ever get one, but if I was going to get one of the ones you posted, I would get 1. And I agree with Kelly on the water colors…people will think you got something on yourself.
Emily Barnes says
I have always thought about getting a tattoo since I turned 18. But I have yet to come up with an idea or design that I love enough to have on my body for the rest of my life. Maybe by my mid-life crisis? ;)
I love that first one! I got a big ol’ om symbol on the back of my neck when I turned 18 and thought I was a hippie. Yikes.
Now, I’d love to get more meaningful ones but my husband isn’t a fan. Womp womp, I guess I wasted my chance on a spur of the moment, meaningless decision…at least for now. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Petrified of the permanence of tattoos, yes ma’am! I guess that’s because I’m an INFJ too! If you’re fishing for feedback to burst into your inner dialogue, I give a no to the pineapple. I think it’s a trend that’ll breeze away all too soon.
Cat W. says
Tattoos are definitely NOT for me. I was that kid that never even wanted to get her face painted at carnivals. My daughter got her face painted for the first time last weekend, and to tell the truth, it kinda disgusted me.
And since I’m being honest here, that watercolor one made me do a double-take, and not in a good way.
All that said, if you’re going to permanently mark yourself, make it mean something (like a bible verse or your kids’ initials or whatever). Not just a random pineapple because, “hey, sometimes I eat pineapple. and aren’t they pretty?”
Wow, I am full of snark today.
Just now seeing this! Guess I’m in the minority here but I love the watercolor one! So original and beautiful. I’ve never seen one like it. Also the floral is just gorgeous.
I have two and they are both text, and I love them both but am ready for a picture next. Have one in mind but being a little mum about it ;) Now I’m rethinking that floral though!
Oh, I have tattoo envy so bad. I have two baby tattoos and I really want to get a bigger one next time; I love that forest in a diamond or the Day of the Dead tattoo… thanks for sharing!
I have always wanted a tattoo, but I have heard so many things about how painful it is to get a tattoo removed, so I’m kind of scared! I really like that first one though, with the floral design. I think it’s simple and really beautiful! I wish I could find something I know without a doubt I would still love in 50 years… then I would totally do it.
Kenneth Gladman says
I really have been looking at some great ideas for a geometric tattoos. I really like that diamond shape, that is a nice location also. I have been debating on getting one on my forearm or chest.
Hi, great post! I’ve been avoiding tattoos for a long time but when I have done one I got one point that custom made tattoo can be really cool. I still don’t understand how people can pick the tattoo from catalogue and become another twin from the crowd. What do you think about custom made tattoos? Thanks