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10-13-2008, 07:00 PM
GingerBiscuit mentioning she was getting a tattoo made me think of this. So I'm making a thread for people to post pics of tattoos they or a friend have. I personally don't have any, but I love seeing what different people have. Here's one my friend just got.

+10 gamer points to the first person who can tell me exactly what it's from.

10-13-2008, 07:44 PM
I have 8 tattoos:

My first was an Indian horse-head. He's got a feather in his mane. He's on my left shoulder blade.
A fairy on my lower back (my tramp stamp). She goes all the way across my lower back. She's pretty.
Tinkerbell on my left thigh. She's got an attitude.
Pic, this is what she looks like (not my actual tattoo, obviously)

A dolphin on the right side of my lower abdomen.
My favorite saying, written in cursive & Italian, "Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often" on my right shoulder blade.
A cute little purple hippo, she's a princess ballerina. She's on my right ankle. Her pic is here:


Sorry the pic's not so good, I just took the pic with my camera phone.

Then on my right hip, it's a cute little tattoo that says "Babycakes" with a small little blue flower.
And my last one (so far) is an outline of a shark on my left ankle.

Of course all of my tattoos can be shown/hidden if I want. And I want one more, which will be a lotus...which will represent my life and my being able to rise above all the dirt and mud, and still have a beautiful life.
All my tatts have meanings and stories behind them.

10-13-2008, 07:47 PM
+10 gamer points to the first person who can tell me exactly what it's from.

Twilight Princess :-) Awesome tat!

10-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Twilight Princess :-) Awesome tat!

I'll give you a cookie too. Best part is that when non-gamers see it, it's still nice looking.

10-13-2008, 09:11 PM
Eh, it's ok. I need to get a bigger picture of it. It's a heart that says MOM.

10-13-2008, 09:45 PM
Here's mine! It's a phoenix that covers most of my left calf. I LOVE IT!

The pic isn't from the best angle, though. Have you ever tried to take a picture of your calf? It's tough! ;)



10-13-2008, 10:58 PM
I actually have a design I've been meaning to put on my forearm, but haven't gotten around to it yet (also haven't set aside the money to pay for it...)

I'm getting the same tatoo, twice on my left forearm, twice on my right, over the next decade or so (as depressing a thought as that is). It's a dogtag and chain, the first of which will be on my left forearm and will have my mother's father's name, rank, unit, and years of birth and death. Then, when his wife dies (which seems to be coming up relatively soon), I'll get the same thing for her put right next to it.

Then, when my father's dad dies, I'll get a similar one for him on my right forearm, and then when his wife dies I'll get the same thing, except with 'civilian' written where the others have rank and unit (My fraternal grandmother is the only grandparent I have who didn't serve in WW2.).

I also plan to get a typical Eagle and Anchor symbol on my right shoulder when I join the Marines, because that's just proper tradition.

I've been trying to figure out a place on my body where a picture of a crumbling tower with 'never forget' under it would look good. No luck yet, but I'm looking.

10-13-2008, 11:36 PM
My best friend and I have the exact same tattoo. It was my Christmas present to her nearly two years ago. We wanted to avoid doing something BFF-ish and didn't want to include names. It had to be something personal AND related to our friendship so that, in the event of a friendship collapse, we wouldn't risk regretting it.

The infinity symbol is for our nearly 15 year friendship. If you turn it on its side it becomes an 8. We were both born on the 8th of our respective months. The narcissus is my birth flower. The morning glory is hers.

10-14-2008, 12:29 AM
I got this one a while ago and haven't been able to go back and see my tattoo artist yet to get it colored. I'm working on drawing more to add to it.

10-14-2008, 12:38 AM
I have two so far

10-14-2008, 01:15 AM
Ive attached mine. The middle part is a tribal dragon I got over 6 years ago. The wings I have had for about 6 months... I love them.

My hubby, cousin and I are each going to get a Triforce tat so show that we're all gamer geeks..;)

I just think tattoos are such a beautiful form of self expression, and I get crap for just the few I have. Wait til I get my entire back done..:devil:

Im looking for new tat ideas so please feel free to share if anyone has ideas.

10-14-2008, 01:21 AM
The quality of this image is pretty bad, this photo was taken of my second tattoo just after it was done on my then mobile. You can still see the redness and the colours are a lot brighter than what it is now. I have named him Binky :D the baby dragon! the other tattoo I have is of a kitten drinking, and her name is Pebbles after my late kitty! But I don't have a picture of her sadly.

10-14-2008, 01:37 AM
ok I took some better photos :D
and now I have one of the kity

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/suchislife84/Tattoo2-1.jpg http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/suchislife84/Tattoo-1.jpg

10-14-2008, 02:08 AM
ok I took some better photos :D
and now I have one of the kity

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/suchislife84/Tattoo2-1.jpg http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/suchislife84/Tattoo-1.jpg

I LOVE the cat...Nice!

10-14-2008, 02:08 AM
I have 4 tattoos (sorry, I don't have any pics):

A rose on the outside of my left ankle.

The Chinese symbol for "Beauty" on the inside of my left ankle.

A butterfly on the inside of my right ankle.

A little flower with a heart on my chest.

Spiffy McMoron
10-14-2008, 02:24 AM
Well, I have three, and I'll be getting a fourth one started in the New Year, but he's the only decent picture I have of any of them:

10-14-2008, 02:25 AM
Ive attached mine. The middle part is a tribal dragon I got over 6 years ago. The wings I have had for about 6 months... I love them.

:eek: So pretty!

I really want some version of the Leo symbol between my shoulder blades. I've also considered getting it curved over my ankle. But it has to be carefully done, because the Leo symbol can easily look like a sperm making a u-turn. :p

10-14-2008, 03:03 AM
I've got 1 already, I've got the Universal Biohazard symbol on my left pec. (no pic since I'm at work)

I'm getting tribal wings done on my back soon, as well as probably either a triforce or other gamer symbol... mainly cuz I'm a nerd like that.

10-14-2008, 03:29 AM
One of my friends now has 67 tattoos. Too many pictures to post. :p

10-14-2008, 08:56 AM
I LOVE the cat...Nice!

hehe thank you!

She was my first! Took 8min total.

The other took 3 hours!

I'm hooked! I want MORE!

10-14-2008, 09:07 AM
I got two tats (at work, no piccies :( )
Both on my spine just below my neck - first one is Chinese symbol for Dragon, second one is Chinese symbol for courage.
If TTO ever proposes, I want to get the word "love" in binary tattooed around my ring finger :)

10-14-2008, 12:38 PM
I haven't gotten any yet, but I have my first one picked out already. The first is going to be a merry go round with a teddy bear lashed to one of the rails and the words "it's just a ride" underneath. I'm debating one that says "why do we fall?" (from Batman) but I'm not sure yet. Eventually I want to have half sleeves.

10-14-2008, 01:02 PM
I got this in February '06. No, she's not Mary. For me, she represents the Goddess, and eternal love, and safety. I got her shaded and coloured (Only a very little colour in the eyes, heart and flame) in March '06, but never took new pictures... I want to get my son's foot print's either over my heart or on one of my shoulders, with his birthday. I've also got MANY other tat's I want done :D


10-14-2008, 01:36 PM
I have 8, but only pics of 6 of them.

Not pictured is a Celtic knot on my left wrist that my GF and I got together (same knot is on her right wrist) and a baphomet on the back of my neck.

10-14-2008, 04:02 PM
I have no tattoos.

I want quite a few though. As soon as finances are better (or if someone wants to get me one for Christmas) I'll start.

The below is my wife's. She got the big butterfly 5 years ago, the sides done about 3 years ago.


10-14-2008, 05:03 PM
If I can find a Celtic cross that I like, I'll have that on one ankle with either Feiceann sí gan a bheith feicthe (she sees without being seen) or Feicim gan a bheith feicthe written underneath it (I see without being seen). Which is better?

On the other ankle, I want the Danish flag and my siggy in Danish. (That is such a pain to find a translation for!!!)

Oh, and if I can ever find a decent Latin translation, that too.

This one is still a maybe, but... "Purity" and "Desire" *somewhere* and in a foreign language.

In some spot (maybe on my neck) I want the Cancer zodiac symbol.

03-18-2009, 11:13 PM
old thread, I know, but I just saw this post linked to from another, and I love tattoos so I can't resist...
I have two so far, and as addictive as they are, I definitely want more.
the first is a moth in black and white with flames... supposed to be sort of a phoenix thing, because I never want to stop changing, growing..

and the other is a random design that's intended to invoke all the elements. The overall shape is from a drawing of my own, and the interior coloring was determined with my tattoo artist...

03-20-2009, 05:07 AM
If I ever manage to work up the courage (and money) to get a tattoo, I know it's going to be of white ink.

I'm thinking MOAO's intials on my left ring finger, maybe.

Or somewhere.

03-29-2009, 03:59 AM
Just got my first tattoo this afternoon (my wife got her 3rd).

Here's mine, and her three. (She really only has 2, but the small of her back was done in two settings, got the middle first, then added the sides a few years later)