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    Question Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    My son's gonna be 1 on the 1st of September, and I'd like something permanent to keep him close to me.

    Initially thought of getting his name tattooed somewhere, but then thought that a skinheaded bloke with 'Jake' in a heart on his arm might attract the wrong kind of attention!

    Now I think I'm leaning more towards his date of birth in another language, ie Roman numerals, Chinese symbols, etc, but as it's gonna be my first ever tattoo, I'm not really sure what I want or even where I want it, but was thinking probably chest or shoulder.

    Any advice and ideas much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Obviously, don't bother getting inked if your not sure what you want. Some people take years to find the right tattoo for them - don't expect to find the right one for you by browsing a single parlor or looking at some Internet flash.

    That isn't to say that these can't be great sources of inspiration, but as it's your son, I think the only way you'll get something that means as much as your lad does is to design it yourself, or at least try to.

    Take your time when choosing, as a tattoo's for life - not just your son's birthday

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for 15 years now, but could never find anything that meant enough to me to have it inked on me for the rest of my life, but he does, just need to work out exactly what to put in it though.

    As for designing it myself, not a hope in hell, I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler!!!

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Good advice dont jump in, i have my daughters foot print on my shoulder (when she was a 6 months old we just took a print of her foot) and my mate sorted the tat out from there.

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Just get the date and his name. nice and simple.

    I remember a scene in a Kurt russle film where he gets a laser tattoo on his chest (solider) i'd just have a date and name on my chest (left side)

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    Just get the date and his name. nice and simple.

    I remember a scene in a Kurt russle film where he gets a laser tattoo on his chest (solider) i'd just have a date and name on my chest (left side)
    That's what I fancy, but I've always been a fan of Roman numerals, so might get his name and DOB like that, ie :-

    Code:
        Jake
    I.IX.MMVII
    Or possibly his initials in the same style, gonna pop into the tattooist 2 minutes down the road from me in the morning.

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Roman numerals can be a bit iffy. The standard format can look good. 01-09-2008 or do it in year order 2008-09-01

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    they do a hand printing kit in some of the baby shops (you dip the kids hand in paint and then on to the paper with a verse on it) and to be honest i couldnt think of anything better than that, get a hand print and the verse if it were me id go with the handprint at the top and the verse going down the outer bicep

    this is the verse (from memory!!)

    There used to be so many of my fingerprints to see,
    On the furniture and walls from sticky, grubby me,
    But if you stop and think a while,
    You'll see I'm growing fast,
    Those little handprints disappear,
    You can't bring back the past.
    So here's a small reminder,
    To keep not wipe away,
    Of how those tiny hands once looked,
    To make you smile one day.

    hth

    cas

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Sounds like a great idea, but far too much ink for my first tattoo, especially as his hands are huge!

    Hand print and DOB on my chest mightn't be too bad though.

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    The date in latin rather than just roman numerals?

    Dies Saturni i September MMVII

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    Quote Originally Posted by destro404 View Post
    The date in latin rather than just roman numerals?
    I like that too, happy to take onboard what everyone has to say.

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    Default Re: Tattoo to celebrate my sons birth, ideas please?

    not a big fan of tatts but have to say the guy with his daughters footprint is one of the coolest things i have ever heard

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