13 November 2009

kiss and tell friday



Have you got any tattoos? If so, of what, and where? If not, have you ever thought about it? If so, of what, and where?

I´ve wanted a tattoo of three Japanese symbols for the longest time. I just can´t decide where to put them. Their significance would be my secret... OK mine, and another 127 million others....

Happy weekend!

¡Dos besos!

58 comments:

pien said...

no havent any.
yes, thought about it.
some keltic knot or something.
my death-brothers-name-symbols like a ring on my finger.
a butterfly between my shoulders.
did draw them out, even...
but i think i will never take one really.
always imagening it how it will look like when i am old en wrinkly...
:(

Sammi said...

Unless it ended up saying Supermarket

isabelle said...

I have a lotus flower tattooed at the bottom of my back. I made it 15 years ago ... it is my little secret, only few people know about it

ladybug-zen said...

yes. dolphin leaping. bum :)

Bee said...

I don't have a tattoo, and have never been tempted, either. It's not just the pain that puts me off, but more the permanent aspect of it. I once saw an elderly woman at the opera -- and she had an enormous tattoo of an eagle on her back. She was wearing a strapless dress, so she clearly didn't mind showing it off. It was hideous to my eyes, though.

I have a good friend who had got a tattoo of Chinese symbols going down his back. It says Live With Passion.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I'm thinking about it.... may be a tiger... but... I'm thinking about it since many years... so... I don't like the idea to make any damage to my body ;)

ibb said...

I have no tattoos. Always thought about it, but I am scared of nails.
I would love to find something with secret meaning only for me, just to leave it forever "under my skin". And now I am thinking about it...but cannot find what I want and where.

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Puna said...

Don't do it! When you get older, your skin will not like it and it will look awful. I've seen it:)

Line said...

no I don't I was never actually tempted to have one, maybe a tinny one, a little zen sign!

Fancy Fodder said...

Was tempted, but didn't. I agree with Puna, but then again: Maybe most seniors will have at least one by the time you get to that age, too, so it won't be odd. :+D

Joyce said...

No tattoos, but thought of one on and off for years. After the passing of my dad I have been thinking more and more of a tiny butterfly.
Have a golden weekend my friend. xo

Tiphaine said...

I have a tatoo. It was very significant because I have it done last year (I'm 37). It'is curves from my right foot up to my knee (I should sent a picture to you) like a plant growing very light and feminine. It is really simbolic because first, my husband offered it to me as our 12th anniversary gift. Second, It reminds me that I am beautiful the way I am. It's a reminder to accept myself, my body as it is. I'm planning to continue the curves till my heap.
The thing is, when you get a tattoo, be sure of the one who's doing it.
Thank you for those kiss and tell fridays....I like them pretty much...

likeschocolate said...

No tatoos because I am to fickel. I would change my mind as soon as I got it, and that is when it would be too late. Plus a terriable fear of needles.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Yes i have one or two, and i wouldn't mind getting one more.

Kari said...

funny I've been thinking about getting one or two lately. And they would be Chinese symbols, I know what I'd like but not to sure where to put them. I've used those temporary tattoos before just to see if I'd be comfortable with them or not.
My daughters freak out when I talk about it. they are totally against it.

ticklishfromadistance said...

No, But I have been tempted to do my kid's birthdays at the base of my spine. Not tempted enough it appears!

Reyes said...

No tattoos, too afraid of needles.
Buen finde!

KathyA said...

No tatoos. Just keep thinking what they'd look like as I aged. YUCK!

Crescent Moon said...

I don't have any. I've thought about it, but I don't think I would ever go through with it. If I did get one, I'd get an armband.
My sister has an ankh tattooed on her thigh and when my mother found out she gave her a screamed lecture about how you spend a child's whole life trying to keep them from being scarred, only to have them grow up and pay someone to scar them.
My husband has a bunch of tattoos.

caitlin said...

The only tattoo I have ever been tempted to get, would be three small symbols, maybe on a shoulder or upper arm (somewhere I could easily hide them)

One that meant humor, one that meant strength, and one that meant peace.

Ian said...

No. A very high percentage of people with tattoos seeem to wish they could have them surgically removed a few years later, so I wonder why they don't use transfers instead? They look the same, and you can change them whenever you want to.

Here in the Middle East they use henna, which wears off after a few weeks.

http://www.bodydeco.co.uk/acatalog/hennatattoo.html

malo said...

I don't. But I want one. I would like to tatoo my husband's name somewhere on my arm. I love the thought of getting old and wrinkled and have that precious name on my body as a reminder of my love for him. Maybe lying in a bed at a home for the elderly with a mark that shows part of my history.

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

I don't but I think for my birthday this year I am going to get brave and get two- one on each of my wrist- the left will say breath, the right, trust.
two very important mantras/reminders for me. keep breathing and trust in yourself and the universe...

Lisa said...

I have a shark on my right ankle. I got it when I was 18. Most of the time I forget it's there! But when I do see it I smile!!!

laméditerraine said...

I haven't got any tattos, but I've been thinking about it.

I think I'd like something related to music (I don't know how to say Clave de Sol in English) or a beautiful sentence.

Maybe a little piece of a poem, but I don't know where!

I love kiss and tell friday!!!!

Anna said...

i don't have any tattoos and i don't want any. though, i did when i was younger. i wanted something that signified eternity and unity at the same time. it is fun to think of, but i could never do it--how would i be sure i'd love it in ten years?

Ani said...

I've had one for 20 years now; it's an abstract drawing by Kandinsky and it is on my left shoulder blade. It's held up pretty well for 20 years!

I'm still thinking of getting a drawing by my kidlet on my arm.

BTW, I HATE needles! But the big ol' biker guy that did my tattoo was pretty nice about how I wanted to pass out every three minutes. :D

RNSANE said...

I have never had any desire to have a tattoo. I once went to a presentation on tattoos ( I am a forensic nurse ) which was really interesting. Of course, they were mostly gang and prison tattoos. One, on a big burly chap, had Mary, in red, with a big "x" over it - obviously she was no longer the love of his life...on the other arm was a new one, Sheila.

kim said...

don't have one now, never wanted one! have a fun weekend!!!

abby jenkins said...

my middle name is Broome so I thought about getting a broom tattooed, wrapped around my finger. Never happened. I hate needles.

Kimmie said...

no tattoos here - unless you count the black spot under my thumbnail where I stabbed myself with my osmiroid black pen years ago - accidentally of course. I realized that would be a good way to get a tattoo if I were ever stranded on a desert island with only my pen .... I would probably want something Pacific Islander to go with my desert island.

Happy weekend!

Ida Nielsen said...

Nope. But sometimes I dream of having one on my foot of either a swallow, kite or 3 stars...!

Anonymous said...

I always wonder about the nurses who work in nursing homes and what they will one day see when bathing their patients with tatoos from earlier days??

Guusje said...

I'm with Pien. Like it, but can't have one.
Big kissssss.
PS. Off to store to stock up ingredients for your cake!

HappySquirrel said...

I am not a tattoo kind of girl any more, but if I was to have a tattoo it would be a big dragon running up my arm, using the Japanese technique of lovely strong colours. I feel: if you going to have one, have a proper one!!

MODsquad said...

They are too permanent for me, however, if I did ever follow through I'd get something circular on the top of both feet. Why? No idea.

sealaura said...

i have no tattoos but I would love an anchor or maybe an octopus. i have thought about them both intertwined.

i love the sea, so no big surprise right? but I would like it somewhere discreet and not too big.

res ipsa loquitur said...

No tattoos, but when I was younger, I used to say I wanted little blue stars on the inside of my left wrist. Then someone told me this was a junkie thing. I still have no idea whether or not that's true, but it put me off tats forever.

life in yonder said...

No I dont. And just like modsquad, they are to permanent for me. I'd never be able to decide which one to get and if I did I'd worry if I had gad chosen the right one... nah...give me one of those chewing gum tatooes and I am happy :-)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I have two and one is rather large. I designed it myself and it has mostly to do with water and waves. It's on my back so I rarely see it, which keeps me from tiring of it. My second is very small and on my arm, and it says Desert Empire in old-school typeface. It's a region of the Mojave desert which I particularly love to travel through and photograph.

Brit said...

I Have one on my left foot. Got it in Thailand last summer! It's a gecko (tribal tattoo, all black). My mother has the exact same one on the same foot (but she got it 7 years ago). A gecko is a symbol of protection, left foot because that way it's closer to the heart and why I got it in the first place is because for me it's part of my mother. I'm still so happy with it... Whenever I look at my foot it's like "Hey, it's still there!"

trinsch said...

nope, no tattoos, thought about it once. i was 19, in greece and saw a tattoo parlor. wanted to think about it, decided yes, but then couldn't fin that little street the next day. am i happy about that today? YES! i don't mind tattoos, but i'm just pretty sure that whatever i had picked back then, i wouldn't pick it today. and that is essentially the problem with tattoos, no?

my younger brother on the other hand has many. and he is actually also making tattoos himself. and i was recently thinking that maybe i have an age where i could have a tiny one, made by him....

Victoria said...

Yes. Across my lower back - a vine with three hibiscus flowers (one each for my Huzz, son and daughter). Love it. Had it done 3 years ago and would quite like another. Have thought about the initials of each of us on the inside of my wrist inside a heart - but that could be a tad painful.

Dorte said...

No, and I haver never considered it :-)

A Day That is Dessert said...

No tattoos - never wanted one...don't really get the appeal.

Elizabeth said...

No, I have no tattoos. And it's not something I particularly care about one way or the other.

Take a picture...

Joanna Jenkins said...

I am too big of a baby to get a tattoo. Yep, jsut call me wimp.
xo

denise said...

Three...definitely not enough. One right shoulder, plant/animal design. Left ankle, musical note. Right leg, ankle to knee, an image from a 1930's painting by Lady Frieda Harris. I have been brewing and stewing over a new piece. Almost in my head.

A Cuban In London said...

I love my tattoo but not the person who paid for it. It was a birthday present 12 years ago to the day. My then friend turned out to be a rubbish person. However my tattoo still sits on my nape comfortably. I thought of removing it many years ago, but no, it's still there. The design is a star, although somewhat quaint.

Greetings from London.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

my corner view this time was a businesswoman's nightmare: i forgot my laptop at the security-check in cork airport before leaving to vienna. here i am and trying to learn windows as i have been a mac-user for nearly two decades.... so hopefully i will manage to reduce my pics to a smaller size so i can show some impressions of downtown vienna which is so great, so special so historical, so glamorous!

5orangepotatoes said...

Nope, no tattoos for me yet. Would love a tree somewhere, but haven't decided where exactly or the tree exactly. Something to represent Frida Kahlo would be neat too.....hmmm, have no idea what I would get, I think i'm too fickle too. Or I would start with one and keep going.

lisa

Cherry B said...

Yes! I originally wanted a fish. Then a little baby frog. Then a tiger cub. Today I would want a fleur de lis. The fact that I can't make up my mind tells me I shouldn't get one!!! =\

Jodi said...

Jane!!! Long time. I'm on a work marathon. Today is day 22. My blog suffers!! I've been wanting a tattoo for so long. All the old reasons fail when I'm really wanting it. What holds me back is worry that the artist won't be good enough...and putting those words to type make them seem less-than. Perhaps we should join together and have a drop dead date!!!! Missing cornerview. Hoping to post on Wednesday!!

julochka said...

yes. on my second toe of my left foot. a tiny little flower. my sister has a matching one on the opposite foot. we went together. it was a tattoo we figured we could commit to, even when we're 80. :-)

aimee said...

nope! the thought of anything totally permanent, other than my family and friends, frightens me terribly. i change my mind daily. if i got one, i'd hate it the next day simply because i knew i couldn't change it...

RGW said...

If it's something that means something to you, who cares what other people think of it when you're 80! I have a tattoo, a turtle for my lost sister, it was her favorite animal and a symbol i'd pick up for her around the world. I did think about it for 3 years before I did it, to be sure I was sure, and my mind never changed, so I went for it. It didn't hurt as much as I thought. I wasn't sure where to put it either, but I found a good place, they drew out my dream and advised where it would look good, my only criteria - somewhere I could hide it if I wanted, or show it when I wanted - my lower back.

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