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    Tattoos

    Tattoos. Who here has them?

    A tattoo shop is opening in my neighborhood, one that caters to women. I知 thinking about getting a light tattoo on my forearm, a floral design.

    In the past I could not think of an image that I would want for the rest of my life, but now I知 pretty close to the rest of my life and I will always be interested in flowers. Also my skin is not young and juicy and so it痴 really not gonna hurt it to marr it with a tattoo.

    I still wince to see the beautiful skin of young women who have bold tattoos.

    Tell me about your tattoo. And how much did it hurt?

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    I have two - one on each forearm. Got the panda one first and about 8 years later, got the 2nd. I believe i was in my 50's for both. Being on the forearm, the application hurt a bit, but the each of the guys that did them seemed to know when to take a "little break", so it wasn't too bad. They are both small, so were completed in about 45 minutes. I specifically picked the placement of them so that I am able to look at them! LOL.

    Tatto1.jpg Tattoe2.jpg

    Don't know why they showed up sideways. Sorry.
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    If I got one, it would be small, discreet, and probably regretted moments later.

    I should start a file of tattoos I like--I've seen some wonderful minimalist designs, my favorite being an alien abduction in progress among tall fir trees.

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    I have one that is 47 years old now, a butterfly. In a place no one but DH sees. I worry for young women who have the total body tattoos because they won't be taut-bodied forever. Someday it's just not going to be a good look.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    I think the idea of a tattoo is interesting.. I have to admit, I have had random, non-serious thoughts about getting one. My daughter has one on her forearm of symbols she identifies with: a fox, shamrock, moon.

    Because I love the surrealist Rene Magritte, who did the "Ceci n'est pas un pipe" painting, I think I might be tempted to have a tattoo that says either "Ceci n'est pas moi". or "Je ne suis pas mon corps." ("I'm not my body")

    IL, obviously a lovely purple bearded iris winding up your forearm would be perfect for you! What variety of iris or lily do you see for yourself?
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    I think of them like phone backgrounds. 的 love this! I知 making it my phone background ... and 3 days later 的知 so tired of this! I知 putting my background back to a blank screen ...

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but mine are very symbolic and are perfect for me. I'm definitely happy to have them as a permanent body fixture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I have two - one on each forearm. Got the panda one first and about 8 years later, got the 2nd. I believe i was in my 50's for both. Being on the forearm, the application hurt a bit, but the each of the guys that did them seemed to know when to take a "little break", so it wasn't too bad. They are both small, so were completed in about 45 minutes. I specifically picked the placement of them so that I am able to look at them! LOL.

    Tatto1.jpg Tattoe2.jpg


    Don't know why they showed up sideways. Sorry.
    Very pretty! Do you want to share the story behind them? There is usually a good story behind tattoos. I just learned that the boxcar tattoo my future SIL has a really interesting story about a friend he had during a tough period in his life. I never would have known that about my SIL if someone hadn't asked him why he got it.
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    I have a rose on my ankle and a rose and butterfly at the top of my arm. Got them 22 years ago when I moved here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    I think of them like phone backgrounds. “I love this! I’m making it my phone background ...” and 3 days later “I’m so tired of this! I’m putting my background back to a blank screen ...”
    That would be me, so I remain virgin canvas.

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