First Tattoo, ideas ?

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    maltloaf said:

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    Hi all,

    I want to get a tattoo to comemerate the birth of my (first) baby but I've no idea what to get.

    It would need to be tasteful and fairly easy to cover up - so no neck/hand stuff but wouldn't mind forearm, upper arm or pectoral region.

    Anyone got any ideas ? Her name is "Mia Elizabeth Boo"

    cheers,

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    Her handprint. Seems popular these days. I got a Poppy with a dragonfly buzzing round it to symbolise my daughter Poppy and her little brother constantly buzzing round her. I hate lettering and it can look shit if done by an amateur and by a lot of pros too.

    I would think about it long and hard. Find something or draw something and sit on it and if you still like it in three months do it.

     
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    QfanatiQ said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    Find something or draw something and sit on it and if you still like it in three months do it.
    Top top advice! There is no rush. So perhaps even longer!

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    maltloaf said:

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    I agree completely, I've always fancied a tat but never liked anything enough to actually get one.

    I won't be rushing into it
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    CzarJunkie said:

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    Get two intertwined used condoms on your upper arm with the words 'I wish I'd double bagged now' underneath.
     
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    maltloaf said:

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    genius.
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    ethanhawk said:

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    I had the little boys foot print done , just resized it alittle and added DOB ....

    First and last tat lol
     
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    keyser666 said:

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    Ask to see the tatooists English GCSE and A Level results
     
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    littlebilly1 said:

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    Left and Right hand print on your chest with her name and D.O.B underneath?


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    Goldberg said:

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    Despite my 'accidents' 18 years ago in the tattoo department, I have spoken to the wife about getting one when our little one pops out.
    I am thinking on the ankle or somewhere else discreet (already laughing my arse off at your replies... funny... no seriously...). I don't think I will go for hand or foot prints though, will simply be the name and the DOB.
     
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    maltloaf said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyser666 View Post
    Ask to see the tatooists English GCSE and A Level results
    Funny you should mention it, I have seen a few spelling mistakes
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    BertRoot said:

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    As I said in another thread watch a few eps of Tattoo Nightmares. Classic tattoo fuck ups by dumb fuck yanks.

     
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    crashtestmac said:

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    my last tattoo was done in my inner bicep, easy to cover with a shirt/tshirt.

    As said if you still like something after a while go for it, otherwise you could end up with something shit like a tasmanian devil...
    eh, Goldberg

    I am glad i was a bit scared of my dad growing up, that was one of the right things he stopped me from doing, i was going to have a very similar one done...
     
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    Zippeyrude said:

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    i reckon you could try setting of a new tattoo revival trend and get a barbed wire or tribal armband.

    it could just take off again. or look completely shit.
     
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    littlebilly1 said:

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    Did you decide on anything to get Malty?


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    maltloaf said:

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    Nothing, so far, but most likely is just some text with her name and DOB, probably on my chest.
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    Tattooed Freak said:

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    Go traditional, but add waves




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    littlebilly1 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    Nothing, so far, but most likely is just some text with her name and DOB, probably on my chest.
    1 of my favourite lettering styles is script calligraphy 2 on tattoo lettering.net

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    xayoz said:

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    the best advice I have seen here is to choose one and think long and hard on it. whatever the tattoo, be it special occasion like yours, or just someone who wants one, needs to consider "yes, I like it now, but will I still like it when I'm 80?"
    That thought sent me away from some of the "cooler/gaudier" images, and I instead got a tasteful Celtic knot. So the key will be to select a design/script that you can enjoy not just now, but for the rest of your life, without future regrets.
    Perhaps you could write something brief, in your own hand, that means something to you. The artist could then ink you "with your own handwriting", making it even more personal...just an idea of course