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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

Who's got em' and what are they?

I have 4.

One that shall not be mentioned from a night when I was 21, drunk and high on pot. I want it covered.

Then I got 8 months after dday2 in beautiful strong script the words "I Am Enough" across the top of my back.

I have a Celtic sister knot on my left shoulder, that my sister also got the day after we buried our biological father. It was only the second time we had met in person. Hers is on the opposite shoulder and mirrored.

I have 5 bleeding heart flowers with my kids initials on my right calf with their favorite color. Couldn't do birth stones because one is diamond one is opal.

I'd like to get a lotus flower, not sure where, and maybe a tiny phoenix on my wrist.

And...I also have a few piercings.

BS - Me
DDay 1 - Jul 11
DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

I've got three and plan to get one more.

My sisters and I all have the same flower.

I also have a Chinese character and a "girly" yin yang symbol.

(Edited to remove detail that could identify me in a police line up).

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 11:10 PM, February 8th (Saturday)]

Me - 42
SorryInSac (WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
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Default  Posted: 11:31 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

I think I have a few. I have over 60 hours worth...full back piece, a piece on each thigh (one was 9 hours), and a shoulder piece. Most of what I have is Asian/Chinese (I'm half Chinese...China Doll...get it). Things like lotuses, a dragon, peony, plum blossoms, a Chinese pagoda/water scene, Chinese pin up girl, panda...and some various other things like one for my oldest daughter. Next will be one for the middle and the youngest.

[This message edited by TattoodChinaDoll at 11:36 PM, February 8th (Saturday)]

Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 11 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
D-Day: 12/21/2011
Confronted him: 12/22/2011

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Default  Posted: 5:59 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

none.... yet

There are 3 that I would love to get. Have had them in mind for about 4 years now.

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Default  Posted: 6:59 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

Mine are 3 geographical locations: exact location of birthplace of both kids, and where H said I Love You for the very first time, way back when we were dating :-)

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Default  Posted: 7:41 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

I started getting inked long before you youngins round 1978 or so. In order:

Right Bicep, Attacking Eagle
Right Shoulder, Cruising Shark
Left Bicep, Irish Claddah
Left Shoulder, Celtic Cross. Ribbons with family name and my children's initials added later.
Left Back, Some sort of Lotus flower
Left Chest, Pretty cool Koi fish done by a visiting artist from Italy.

Plan on 2 more to cover the right Back and right side of Chest. Then I'm going to stop......

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Default  Posted: 7:59 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

Yeah...I said I'm never going to get another one after my first. We all see how well that turned out.

Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 11 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
D-Day: 12/21/2011
Confronted him: 12/22/2011

Posts: 1727 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

Right TCD?

My husband said he would never get any, then he got a 9/11 memorial one for his PTSD therapy.

Now? He's planning his next, lol.

BS - Me
DDay 1 - Jul 11
DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

The one I have for oldest DD is on my outer thigh. I will get the ones for the other two on top of my thighs. This will be painful in more ways than just getting a needle jabbed into me thousands of times. Because of things that can't be mentioned in off topic, I have a thing about my thighs. I can't even put my hand on my own leg without triggering. I can't even rest my phone on top of my thigh. I'm hoping I won't freak out being touched there that long. But I'm putting something important to me and the reason I try there.

Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 11 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
D-Day: 12/21/2011
Confronted him: 12/22/2011

Posts: 1727 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

None yet, planning on at least two. One to honor my girls, and one to celebrate my D.

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2nd D-day 12/7/2013 LTA/Rendezvous
S 12/7/2013 No-fault state, 6 mo S, counting down the days.

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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, February 9th (Sunday)


-Family crest on left pec
-generic cross w/demons I got when I was 18
-arabesque my wife and i both have on right tricep
-Hard-to-explain tattoo that my friend and I both got when we were independent pro wrestlers, in anime-style with graffiti
-penguin with cane, top hat and monocle with the words ''''stay classy'''' written underneath

[This message edited by FacePunched at 8:56 AM, February 9th, 2014 (Sunday)]

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Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

Good ideas all around. I have been considering ink for years but I have reached 'analysis paralysis'. I want my 3 daughters names but I can't decide the locations, fonts, and whether they should represent some aspect of their personalities. The location is fairly easy as I am pretty hairy and have few places they can go without being covered by hair. The font is so infinite I can't even begin. And the significance is tough. Ideally I'd like the actual art to reflect some aspect of their personalities since I know them so well but can never get passed the analysis part. I'd also like them to be balanced and 3 is an odd number. FOr example, one name on each bicep, but where would the third one go?

Good luck and enjoy the process!

me - 41 BH

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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

DS's birth footprint on my right forearm.

[This message edited by Chicho at 9:47 AM, February 9th (Sunday)]

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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

I have one on my ankle - a tribal turtle I got when I was 23. I hate it now. It is big and the details are going. Looks like a big bruise. WH has a lot of ink on his arms and I love most of them.

I would love to get another. Was planning on one this spring but now I need to rethink what I want it to be.

Me: 41 BS/WW/BS
2 kids 9 & 11, 3 steps 20, 8 and 3
BS 1st DDay 10/14/08, 5 mo. PA w/ MOW
WW 2nd D-Day 3/22/10, my exit A with HS BF
Separated 4/19/10
Married H #2 10/8/11
BS latest Dday 12/28/13 - PA w/ single COW

Posts: 2207 | Registered: Nov 2008 | From: Massachusetts
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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

I don't have one, but I want one. I'd love an ankle tattoo, sort of like an anklet with a "charm" of my zodiac sign.

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

I think I will get a big Jiminy Cricket next, to remind me what to do when people treat me in a way I don't consider appropriate... My left arm is sleeved, Panther on right bicep, Pegasus right forearm, eagle right pec and back has about 15 hours done so far.

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Exclaimation  Posted: 3:20 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

This thread is USELESS without pictures!!!!


I ♥ my Husband!!!

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Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

I have "surrender" inside my left wrist.

Along the inside of my right foot, along the arch, I have the quote, "A living soul stands rooted and reaching." This reminds me to stay grounded AND to spread my "branches."

There will be at least 2 more. I plan a tree silhouette on the top of my right foot---with both roots and branches showing. And I will do something in my brother's memory one of these days---I still am working on the design.

I find the process of tattooing to be addictively wonderful. (But I'm weird like that--I find waxing exhilarating, too.)

Oh! I forgot--My daughter, her BFF since K, her mom, and I are each going to get ladybugs on our toes next time we're in Houston.

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WH (Trac-fone), 53, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
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Default  Posted: 9:03 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

holy hell! "Suurrender" fits so much in my life right now. I'm stealing that.

BS - Me
DDay 1 - Jul 11
DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

Former 80s Icon wishful thinking

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Default  Posted: 12:42 AM, February 10th (Monday)


Shoulder/upper arm

Thigh (This one took 9 hours. I sat for 7 before I couldn't take anymore)

Top part of my back. The flames extend down to the word pride in Chinese. There are also two more nautical stars, my name in old English, and a treble clef.

ETA: Holy ginormous pictures, Batman! My next two will be for DD#2 and 3. For middle DD I'm getting a fancy antique-y key to symbolize the key to my heart. There will be a ribbon through it with her name and the next line to You Are My Sunshine. For DD#3 I'm getting a hummingbird with her name in the tail and the next line to the song.

[This message edited by TattoodChinaDoll at 12:48 AM, February 10th (Monday)]

Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 11 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
D-Day: 12/21/2011
Confronted him: 12/22/2011

Posts: 1727 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, February 10th (Monday)

I love your ink, TCD. It's just beautiful.

I have on my left shoulder blade, and one on my left ankle.

I want to get the tops of my feet done, but I keep changing my mind on what I want there. I thought about doing our (mine, and my fiance's) birth month flowers...and then I want to do cherry blossoms or peach blossoms....then I want to do brown ink tats, then I'm back to flowers...then I think I want a negative space kind of thing....

So yeah, up in the air.

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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, February 10th (Monday)

I got one in July 2012 on my left hip. It's an orange hibiscus flower with green leaves and a ladybug on the leaf.

The flower is orange because I love orange and the ex hated it. The ladybug is for good luck.

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, February 10th (Monday)

I have 4. Two I want covered. I am working on a 5th.

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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, February 10th (Monday)

I nearly forgot one tattoo-in-the-planning that, somewhere before the playoffs last year, I pledged to get if the Hawks won the Stanley Cup again. If my fanatical daughter has her way, there will be the Stanley family crest somewhere upon my body. (I'm a descendent.) I'd really prefer to have Brandon Bollig color all over my body with Sharpie, but my son tells me that is wholly inappropriate, and has requested I never utter such a thought aloud again.

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WH (Trac-fone), 53, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, February 10th (Monday)

@solus' son -

[This message edited by nowiknow23 at 5:34 PM, February 10th (Monday)]

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Default  Posted: 5:42 PM, February 10th (Monday)

Awwww, I saw that NIK replied here and I thought I was about to learn about a secret tattoo of hers!

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Default  Posted: 6:19 PM, February 10th (Monday)

Is it sad that I have tattoos that are probably older than some of the posters on this thread??? . I started young with crackerjack tattoos and haven't stopped since.

9 far

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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, February 10th (Monday)

Not for me. For me it’s a permanent expression of a temporary feeling – not sure if I want to be reminded of that feeling in ten years. OK I just saw Chico’s - I’m probably just chicken.

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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, February 10th (Monday)

Annnd foundoutlater just made the Quote Board.

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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Default  Posted: 8:06 AM, February 11th (Tuesday)

I want to get my first initial and the first initials of my girls entwined in script.

where is the least painful area to get a tatoo?

This will be my first and only one.

BS: (Me) 47
Kids: twins DD(10)
D-Day April 18, 2011
Him:out Sept. 11, 2011
He moved to Europe June 27, 2014.
"They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder but I am growing more and more fond of his absence"

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Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, February 11th (Tuesday)

The least painful place? On a piece of paper put in a frame on the wall!
It hurts. Some places hurt more than others. Some people can stand more pain than others. Parts of my back I didn't feel a thing and some hurt like a mofo. For me my shoulder and thighs were the least painful. I compare it to childbirth (except you can't get an epidural for this). It hurts while it's happening but when it's over you forget what the pain is like.

Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 11 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 9, 5, 3, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
D-Day: 12/21/2011
Confronted him: 12/22/2011

Posts: 1727 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, February 11th (Tuesday)

I have a few. I have an ankle/foot tattoo that is not done, A frog on the same ankle, and a butterfly on my lower back (before they were called tramp stamps i may add)

But these are my latest tatts

It says "My mother's love is peace" in Italian. It is in honor of every motherly figure in my life, because their love for me gives me such peace.

This is not quite done. It is a Lung cancer ribbon in honor of my biological grandmothers who died 3 weeks apart from the same kind of cancer. I miss them something aweful. I will be putting their nams and dates around this in some fashion.

[This message edited by Undefinabl3 at 8:29 AM, February 11th (Tuesday)]

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Him: 37 MH
New online find 6/19/14 - shit

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Default  Posted: 3:31 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

Got my first tattoo at age 65; it's a blue butterfly in the center of my back. It's called a retirement tattoo; all us cool old people are getting them. I read this on the internet so it must be true.

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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, February 12th (Wednesday)

I have a spider on my back that will make a lot more sense once I go back to my maiden name. And I really want to get a mended broken heart. I think I'll do it when my D is final.

Edited to correct stupid typos.

Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.

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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Hey! I am new here, but I have tattoos.

I know some people aren't cool with tattoos and I respect their decision. I have 3 tattoos on my body, the following: an owl + a tiger tattoo + a dagger tattoo.

Lucky for me (altough I know don't know lucky) I don't have any tattoos from when I was drunk or related.

Altough I got three tattoos at the moment, I plan to get more in the future. I don't know about them for now, but I'll be sure to come here and let you know.

I found these pages interesting to learn more about the meaning of dagger/owl/tiger tattoos. I choose most of my tattoos (I have just 3 at the moment) based on their meaning:‎‎

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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, February 15th (Saturday)

I have one on my right calf that I got like twenty years ago. Thinking about covering/adding to it so it'll run down to my ankle.

Also thinking about putting "With Pain Comes Strength" on my collar bone as a reminder that I can and will survive this bullshit..

Or a lotus flower on my shoulder to represent my new beginning

[This message edited by Dobegirl at 6:04 PM, February 15th (Saturday)]

Me- BS 44 Always faithfull
Him- WS 44
2 mo. EA/PA with 25 yr. old slut that stroked his ego, online profiles, CL ads
Married 8 years-No kids together
False R many different times fromJan/13 till Dec/13

Posts: 151 | Registered: Dec 2013 | From: Northern Indiana
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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, February 15th (Saturday)

They are all so pretty! And I am so chicken...and fickle.

Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

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Default  Posted: 6:44 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

I have 4....a dove and rose on my left hip, my DD s name ans birth date on my wrist, the Chinese symbol for love on my right hip, and im embarrassed to say the last one

"I need to be redeemed to the one I've sinned against because he's all I ever knew of love"

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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, February 17th (Monday)

I have three:

The first I got about twenty years ago impulsively. It's a Grateful Dead looking bear holding a daisy on my left ankle.

The second is a pair of playful dragonflies that are done in what was my girls favorite colors at the time place on my left shoulder.

The last, which is probably my favorite was done only a little over a month after DDay. We went on a cruise to Mexico. HT and I both got a tattoo in Cabo. He got the word "Accept" on his forearm. I got the word "Devoted" on my wedding ring finger.

I would like one more. I am a Gemini and really want to tie in the zodiac symbol with a good/evil twist. Like one part thorny and the other part growing with flowers. It's low on the financial priority list though so not sure if/when it will happen.

Me: WS 42
Him: BH 43(HoldingTogether)
M: 18years, together 22
2 Daughters: 13 and 10
D Day: 7/24/2010; TT to 10/17/10
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Posts: 729 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Texas
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Default  Posted: 5:35 PM, February 17th (Monday)

I have 26.2 tattooed on my ankle as a reminder of completing my first marathon.

I'd love to get my husband's initials tattooed (he has a very cool signature), but if I did that, its inevitable that we'd break up, right? Isn't that what always happens? You jinx a good thing with a tattoo?

Divorced 9/2010
Just married 7/4/13

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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

I have 2. One on each shoulder. Left shoulder is my bomber squadron emblem from the USAF. Right shoulder is my dads attack squadron emblem from the USN. Considering notch marks on my back for each combat sortie I flew on.

I got these right after I left the Air Force at my ex wife's urging. Doubt I would have gotten away with a tattoo while I was still in as it was heavily frowned upon by our CO for officers to have them, especially captain and above.

Ex wife has a tramp stamp. She had it as long as I've known her. She's considering another if we are successful in R.

BS: Me-38
XWS: Her-34
Married 7 yrs, together 9 years-No kids
Ex had 4 month PA with her best friends husband. Other flings early in marriage confessed during discovery.
Divorce final 6-25-2013.
Carefully reconciling after divorce. 10/2013

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