I Have 5 Tattoos & I Want More

Saturday, September 02, 2017 11 Comments A+ a-

A while ago, I was having a discussion with my b/vlogger besties, Katey and Francesca, who I've also met in real life (also another meet up in process) and we were having a conversations about tattoos, as I'd had watched Katey's YouTube video about her tattoos back in the day, which lead us to finding out about each other's tattoos that we never knew they had. So since then I've always wondered how many people knew I had some. I actually have 5, but ones a secret...

So here are my tattoos, in order of when I got them and explaining the reason or meaning behind it.



Wrist

I got this tattoo 2 days after my 18th birthday and it was actually paid for by my cousin as it was my present from her to me. I was influenced by this tattoo by a Tumblr photo I saw and loved it so much I drew it on my wrist for months before actually getting it, to make sure I wanted it.

The meaning behind this is kind of long and deep but yeah, when I was in my mothers womb, my heart stopped 7 times and my mum ended up having an emergency C section and basically throughout my life and anyone else's we face battles that sometimes we don't think we will pass. So I wanted this tattoo to remind me that the worse thing that can happen to you is die (hence the heart beat) and since I've basically gone through that with my heart stopping, I can 'keep going' through everything else in life.

Forearm - Anchor

This is actually a matching tattoo with the same cousin who paid for my first tattoo (can you tell we're close?) we've wanted matching tattoos to symbolise our family love and bond together (and because we just wanted another tattoo) and an Anchor symbolises just that.

It's a simple anchor, nothing fancy at all but I did draw it myself and is now printed on us both.
Meaning: stability and loyalty

Under side boob - secret one
This is a very personal one that only the closest people who know me know and that's a solid handful of people. I'm going to keep this one as a secret as I'm not sure how ready I am to express this yet over on the blog but I'm sure one day I will and refer it back to this post. 

Under side boob - 6 Birds

Funnily enough, this tattoo and the one above were done on separate occasions even though they technically relate to each other. These birds represent letting go. Take that as you wish, as far as your imagination will take you but it's what I wanted and needed to do for myself.


Thigh

I got this done a few days or maybe a week before my 20th birthday. This is obviously by far the biggest tattoo I have.

I always knew I wanted a feather and I had an image I wanted done but the tattoo artist came up with something much better, so I went with his idea. The reason behind this was to signify a new start, a new life and to 'free yourself'. I do intend on expanding my thigh tattoo but I'm just not sure what yet exactly, so that's taken a very long time to add to but it has to be right.

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I don't regret any of my tattoos and I believe I have a very high tolerance of pain that I would say none of them hurt, some actually tickled but that's just me!

Do you have any tattoos?
Let me know in the comments below! 

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Micah Lee
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Saturday, 02 September, 2017 delete

Aww each tattoo has such a beautiful meaning, especially the one on your wrist. It's clear you understand the commitment (hence drawing it on yourself prior to getting a permanent version), would love some tips on getting tattoos? (In terms of research and then the process of getting it)

I feel like ever since I've known you, the way you value your experiences and how they shaped you is incredibly beautiful. Because these tattoos reflect a particular life story!
This post has actually made me re-think about what tattoo I'd get in the future because like you, I'd want it to signify something important.

Thank you for sharing your story!
Micah A Lee

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lifeasloismay
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

Each tattoo has such a beautiful meaning. I don't have any myself but I love tattoos on other people. The thigh tattoo you have is my favourite.
Lois x
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Paris Cross
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

I love the wrist one, what a beautiful way to keep yourself motivated and to remember that troubles will pass!

Paris x
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Olivia Alesha
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

Your tattoos are so beautiful and I love that they all have a special and personal meaning to you! When I'm a lot older, I would definitely consider a small wrist tattoo. <3
-Olivia Xxx

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Freya Fleming
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

I currently have 1 tattoo that I got when I was 18 as a gift from my dad (who also has a few tattoos and is basically addicted, haha). I'm itching to get a few more, but I want to make sure that I won't regret them and I need to save up first! Your tattoos are so gorgeous though, and I love that they all have a very different and special meaning to you - that's what it's all about to me. :-)

xoxo
Freya
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

Hi, great to see that all of the meanings behind your tattoos, especially your first wrist tattoo.

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Ali Murphy
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

Reading this has made me want my tattoo even more. The only reason I've been putting it off is because of work but now I'm in a job where they won't mind so thinking of getting one on my wrist!

I hope I have a high pain tolerance like you when I get mine done haha!

Ali Caitrin

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natZOMBIE
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

Loving your tattoos! I only have one but have a very long list of ones I want. I want "just ride" on my write in Lana Del Rey's handwriting and "imagine" on my other wrist in my mom's handwriting. She's passed away and I've considered using her ashes in the ink :)

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sovotchka art
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

I love your tattoos! I love really personal tattoos in general; when people get them done because they mean something it's always great, and I love the stories behind them.

I got my first tattoo on my left wrist too 🙂 ... and I've stayed on my left arm so far. Most of mine are quotes, but my tattoo artists have suggested some fonts I really love, and I like how the tattoo on your thigh has been made more for you!
I will get another one as soon as it fits in the budget (still on the left arm...), and I can't wait! 🙃

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Claire M
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Monday, 04 September, 2017 delete

It's so lovely that each tattoo has a wonderful meaning behind them - I hope you manage to get all of the other ones that you want x

Claire | clairesyear.com

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Emily
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Tuesday, 05 September, 2017 delete

I absolutely love the stories behind each and every one of your tattoos, but your 'Keep Going' tattoo really touched my heart. And how lovely it is to be so close to your cousin!

xx
Emily
emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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