12/03/2012

My Tattoo Collection (Part 2)



As promised, this is the second edition of my Tattoo Collection Posts (you can read Part 1 right here).

My owl was my first big piece, I had a few tiny tattoos I had gotten on a whim but this was the first large one with color. I knew I wanted an owl, but I had never seen a cute, feminine owl tattoo before (this was many many years ago) and I wanted it to look vintage, like something you could find in your grandma's house (where my love of owls started). Well, a friend told me she knew a girl who just started tattooing and being the dumb teenager I was agreed with no reservations to let this stranger, who I had seen just one of the tattoos she had done, permanently tattoo almost half my arm, haha! It turned out to be a great decision and that brand new artist was Jasmine, who's done every single one of my large tattoos since! Just for fun, this is what it looked like when I first got it!
Let's talk about this peacock feather. This tattoo will be on the headstone on my freaking grave. Maybe you've seen in on Tumblr or Pinterest it circulates around the web like crazy. I know photos will be stolen, especially if you have a blog, and it's silly to chase them around the internet trying to link back or report them but what makes me so protective of this tattoo is the placement. I know a peacock feather isn't the most unique tattoo ever, in fact I didn't even choose it, it's a friendship tattoo with two of my girlfriends and one of them came up with the peacock feather idea. The pride I feel for is the placement of the tattoo, I had never seen a tattoo on the side of the knee like that (at the time. Again, this was many years ago.) I saw a lot on the calf or thigh but not the middle. It's lame, I know, but it's a point of pride for me.
My yellow roses are tattoos that I got just because I wanted tattoos on my feet but I wanted something semi-neutral and simple so it wouldn't take too much attention off of whatever shoes I'm wearing, haha. If you look closely you can see that these are actually two different tattoos, not the same drawing photocopied and that was something that was important to me. It just seems more authentic, if that makes sense.

Thanks for reading, do you have any tattoos? Link me!

*All of these tattoos were done by Jasmine Wright. Feel free to use/share these photos but please credit and link them to me. Thanks!

37 comments :

  1. love this post, your tattoos are beautiful!

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  2. I love that tattoos have stories!! They are beautiful! I want to get one but I don't know where. My boyfriend has 4 dragons tattoos and he too has stories for each one. I don't have a story yet or I don't realize I do. I'll figure it out, thanks for the lovely tattoo inspiration! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  3. I adore your tattoos! They are so bold and colorful!

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  4. Love these designs! I'm personally afraid to get tattoos so I will have to live vicariously through your awesome ones ;) hehe

    <3

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  5. those yellow roses look amazing! totally off topic, but i'm really digging those sparkly flats! :)

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    1. Thanks! The flats are Steve Madden.

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  6. yay, was already waiting for part 2 :) Especially love the peacock feather.The placement is very nice, indeed. I can understand why you feel so protective about it.

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  7. i'm such a fan of your tattoos. i just love that style so much.

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the roses on your feet! I wasn't ever a fan of tattoos on feet, but the ones you have are so pretty.

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  9. I lurrv all of your tattoos and the symbolism behind them. Keep em coming :)

    p.s. I love the blog design!

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    1. I wanted a bit of a cleaner/modern design, glad you like it!

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  10. The yellow roses on your feet are stunning, I love them! I think the semi-neutral idea was well thought out too, it was the perfect choice! Thanks for sharing :)
    xo Hannah

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    1. Glad you think so, they were definitely the most painful ones as well!

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  11. Aww I love the owl ! So sweet and colourful tattoos. :>

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  12. You have the best tattoos! I like the peacock feather.

    btw, have you checked out my big holiday giveaway? http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-12-days-of-blogmas-big-holiday.html

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  13. Love the yellow roses - so pretty!

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  14. Your tattoo's are amazing, especially the owl. So gorgeous!

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  15. They are just beautiful! Very envious! :) xo

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  16. So gorgeous! I've always wanted a tattoo, but I have never been able to think of one that I can commit to. One day I hope!

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  17. Beautiful photos, lovely tattoos indeed! Especially the yellow roses, eek! Great post!!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspt.com

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  18. I am so glad I follow your blog! I love how you described these and they are all so so lovely! I don't have a tat yet - lack of money for one - but I want one SO. BADLY. I already know exactly what I'll be getting and where. ^_^

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  19. Giiiirl, I never realized Jasmine is in SD! And me in the market for a new artist, imagine that. What luck! I'ma have to hit her up.
    Happy holidays, girl!
    Jennifer Malcriada

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  20. I wish I had the guts to get a tattoo! Yours are great! I am following you! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoxo

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  21. Yup, I have 5 all on my back. I love the color and design of your owl tattoo! -Jessica L

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  22. It's a beautiful tattoo!! Congrats on getting your first one! lovely-tattoo

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  23. They are all beautiful but I think the yellow roses are my favorite! I've been going back and forth on a set of foot tattoos forever, but I think you might just have put me over the edge to get it done ;) Now, to only have money once again ...

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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