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Arianna Stonewater
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Tattoos

Post by Arianna Stonewater »

It is always fun and interesting to see someone's tattoos and hear the stories behind them. My first ever tat is on my back right shoulder blade; it is the word "Lucky" in my husband's handwriting (from the first card he ever gave me while we were dating) surrounded by a big star for each of my sisters (8, including step, half, and in-law) and a bunch of little stars for my friends.

This past friday I got a new tattoo on my fore-arm to celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday! I really wanted an HP related one, so I've spent the better part of this past year figuring out what I want. It is a thestral coming out of a wand surrounded by little stars, and it is all done in a dark green ink (SLYTHERIN REPRESENT). I chose this because i love Thestrals and it is also my patronus! It's very funny to see the look on Muggles' faces when I try to explain what a thestral is to them!

Do you have any tattoos? Are they HP or other fandom themed? Do they have any meaning, or are they just something you like?

If you don't have any, do you want them? Is there something stopping you from getting one?
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Kendra Givens
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Kendra Givens »

I don't have any tattoos - I'm an absolute wimp about pain and have never had something I've thought of that I'd like permanently attached to my skin forever. That's not to say I have anything against others who have tattoos - I've seen some really elaborate and meaningful pieces of art.

I think the coolest tattoo I've seen lately is now a part of my coworker's identify. He has a favorite drawing from one of his kids when the kid was in pre-school or kindergarten, and he got that drawing tattoo'ed on his calf, complete with the writing of the little one's name on the paper. It looks SO much like the original drawing; I'm so impressed with the tattoo artist's work. So yes, I can appreciate them (a lot) but no, I don't want one personally.
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Arianna Stonewater
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Arianna Stonewater »

Kendra Givens wrote: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:34 pm I think the coolest tattoo I've seen lately is now a part of my coworker's identify. He has a favorite drawing from one of his kids when the kid was in pre-school or kindergarten, and he got that drawing tattoo'ed on his calf, complete with the writing of the little one's name on the paper. It looks SO much like the original drawing; I'm so impressed with the tattoo artist's work.
That is so awesome! I've already planned to have at least one tattoo for my daughter, since I have one with my husband's handwriting. But she's only 18mo so most of her "writing" is just scribbles right now haha
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Joey Stark »

Great topic!

For the last 2-3 years, I've been working with a local tattoo artist (who does thick lined blackwork that I love) on a Harry Potter leg 'sleeve'. The idea was to get one tattoo to represent each book and I finally have 6/7.

Book 1: Hogwarts
Book 2: Tom Riddle's diary and basilisk fang
Book 3: Dementor
Book 5: The prophecy
Book 6: Felix Felicis
Book 7: Snape's doe patronus

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I have one long gap left on my shin where we are planning to put a merperson from the 2nd task (my favourite) for book 4.

I also have a music related tattoo, a tattoo relating to my origins in Irish and I did have a Tolkien related tattoo but it was from when i was young and the quality was very poor so one of my others covers it up. My first tattoo was the sign of the deathly hallows which I still have on a thigh, it's not great quality but it's my first and I love it. The biggest thing I learnt in the last 8 years of getting tattoo's is research your artist. Look at portfolios, look at online review, scour their instagram, find pictures of healed tattoos too. Find someone whose style you love and is willing to collaborate with you!
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Hannah Goodwill
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Hannah Goodwill »

I don't have any tattoos yet, as I'm too young, and I also want to be 100% sure about what to get, and I don't have a concrete enough idea yet, and I also don't just want to copy someone else's tattoo because... you just don't do that, at least in my opinion.
I want to wait and see until I'm a more... fully-fledged person. Right now I'd want it to be something either Harry Potter related (yours sounds really cool) or something space-related, like maybe a little tattoo of our solar system or something like that. I want it to be something I can be proud of.
I just hope it won't hurt... too much because I'm kind of a wimp lol.
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Re: Tattoos

Post by February Fortescue »

I have a tattoo. It was December 31st, 1999, and my cousin had always dreamed of getting one. I never wanted one, but some how she talked me into it, especially considering the special date. ETC.

I chose one that looked like a bracelet. It's a green vine, with a purple Pansy in the center in a purple rosebud on each end. Green and purple are my favorite colors. I love flowers. This was just so beautiful!

The process was very painful! And the artist had almost finished the outline when my cousin walked over to me. She had chickened out! Oh, was I angry! I had it completed, though. And I love it! I need to get it redone because the ink has faded.

My cousin currently has eight tattoos. I might get one more.
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Prof. Polaris Black »

I don't have a tattoo and although I truly admire them from afar, I don't think I will ever get one. I guess the permanence doesn't appeal to me - I don't even have pierced ears!
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Annie Hastings »

I have one tattoo so far. It is a treble clef for music, on my wrist. I love listening to music, and I danced for a long time so music is a huge part of my life. I already have a Harry Potter themed tattoo planned. I want to get the dark mark on my left forearm. Harry Potter has been something that has helped me through some hard times and I did not want to get a basic death;y hallows symbol. I am also a Slytherin, and have always been more interested in the villains of stories than the heros.
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Aura Springs »

i dont have a tattoo (yet) but i am planning to have one or two in the future. Right now i want a phoenix tattoo on my shoulder which symbolized rebirth and transformation for me which something i find a special personal meaning in.

I am planning to get my phoenix tattoo when its spring or summer so everyone can see, because on winter my clothes would hide it.

I also would like a small word or words that is inspiring
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Re: Tattoos

Post by Maxim Trevelyan »

I have two tattoos. I was raised in a pretty religious/conservative household, so the first one I got in secret while the other I got early this summer. First one is of a bird, with a sentence and two dates. Second is a large black cat that stretches around and above said bird.

I am interested in getting a third tattoo, one that would probably be Harry Potter related (the artist that made my cat tattoo loves Harry Potter) and/or Assassin's Creed related. Maybe even a mix of the two. But I need to think on the design, where would I have it and such.
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