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Here’s what I can say about mine.
My first tat means absolutely nothing to me. I turned 18 and I said what the hell and just got some cute stars on my hip. They’re cute and I live them and want to extend them but they have no meaning for me.
My second tat is my last name which is Italian. I got the English translation, little flower, tattooed on my wrists. I’m proud of my heritage and who I am. Always have been. It’s nothing huge but means a lot to me because it’s who I am. Plus my great grandmother came on the boat from Italy. She was the best and though I never saw her much I can only imagine how brave and strong she must have been. Even at 104 she was keener than anyone and I can only hope to be half the person she was.
I have other tats planned out. My next one is say boarders both meaningful and artistic. Some people might look at it and day oh yeah cool Zelda tattoo. But I’ve thought very hard about what I wanted included in it to the very smallest detail. Because even though I love the series, is also something that means a lot to me. An escape when I needed it. Words of encouragement that I live by. And it made me the kind of creative person I am today, I think.
Long story short. There doesn’t have to be a meaning to a tattoo. Sometimes I think it’s better to get something fun especially if it’s your first. Unless you plan on only having one and you specifically have something meaningful in mind. For example I know a girl who got a tattoo with her best friends signature after she died. She has no plans on ever getting anything else.
It’s just preference but there’s nothing wrong with having ink just for fun :)
I don’t know much about lip tats. Most tats don’t swell in general. I’d imagine there would be some swelling though on a lip. Probably not much. Anyone else have any experience with this?
you can do whatever your heart desires :) i think it would look cool since it kind of has a movie/tv theme to it. however, you should consider how you are going to do this. newer tattoos will look different than older tattoos, so the sleeve may look more vibrant in some places. plus, you have to consider the artists you use. different artists have different styles, and some might not want to add to someone else’s design. also, consider how these are all going to be connected together. i would try to get the sleeve completed sooner rather than later - don’t wait years in between each design. it’s fine to do it in parts as the sessions can be long, but i think you’d be better off sticking with one artist and planning sessions, maybe a couple months apart, until it’s completed. also, have an idea between you and your artist ahead of time with all the details worked out (how it will all come together, background, etc.)
hope that helps! good luck :)
Its hard give ideas to someone I don’t know without being vague but maybe something will spark an idea for you. You could always go with a quote. Maybe something that has helped you get through it all or something someone said to you. Or maybe there’s something that makes you feel beautiful? Or something you relate too. Maybe like a butterfly. They start out as not so pretty caterpillars. Or maybe something simple like stay strong. Use your imagination and just think about what’s important to you and I’m sure you’ll think of something. Hope that helps! Good luck :)
personally, i think words/phrases can look good almost anywhere. between your shoulder blades sounds good, depending on the size. it would have to be the right size, i think. not too big that it stretches complete across your back, but not too small so as there’s a lot of space between your blades.
if you need ideas for other places, too, i’d say on your side, maybe on your hip if it were small enough, or around your collar bone. i’ve seen some nice phrases on feet, too, wrists are great, too, for words. one of my personal favorites. i love my wrist ink.
but, in the end, it’s what you like best. i certainly think that’s a good place, so go for it if you want :) good luck! send pictures, too!
personally, i don’t know this song or musical or anything about it, but it sounds okay to me. i wouldnt worry about adding too much - less is almost always more. too much can look too busy and crowded. if it were me and i wanted to add one more thing, id think maybe the initials of the friend that said that or something. but, otherwise, i think you have a pretty solid idea and should keep it simple. especially when it comes to words and phrases, too. phrases especially make things look busy. i think what you have is good. send pictures when you get it done :)
it’s hard for me to visualize it just by you describing it. do you maybe have a picture/sketch you could send? it personally doesn’t sound like too much detail to me as long as you kept it simple (as in simple black ink, no crazy designs, just lines.) if that’s what you’re set on, then the only way to adjust is to make it bigger, or maybe the symbols further apart from each other. if you can, sketch it out yourself. maybe with one of those thinner sharpies. something thicker than a pen, but not as thick as a sharpie marker, you know? that should give you an accurate idea of how thick the ink would be and how it would all look together. good luck.
I’m not quite sure what you mean by too soon… a scar becomes a scar when a wound is healed. it’s essentially new skin. a fresh wound isn’t a scar. a scar is just the result of a healed wound. so once something is scarred, it’s healed. done. so you can’t really tattoo over a scar too soon. it would only be too soon if the wound were still fresh and not completely healed. but once its a scar, its essentially okay to tattoo over. but i suppose this would also depend on where it is, how big, etc. maybe something to discuss with an artist if you’re concerned.
Honestly, it sounds like a painful area to me, but I don’t have anything in that area, so I don’t know from personal experience. It’s a pretty boney area - something to keep in mind. Depends how close to the bone, too. Plus, right on your neck. I would think that would hurt. Poke yourself with a toothpick to get an idea! Sounds silly, but might help. I’d say it’s up there on the pain level, especially if you have low tolerance.