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So I've wanted a tattoo for about a year and a half now, and I told myself last summer that if I still wanted one this summer, I could go ahead and get it. The only problem is I keep vaccillating on what, to the point where I can't even come up with potential designs to draw on with henna or whatever to test it out.

I know that I want it to be:

all or mostly black ink (wouldn't rule out a highlight or two of color, but I don't want it to fade)
be in a relatively non-painful place (staying off shoulder blades, spine)
be in a relatively non-stretchable place, keeping in mind that I want to have kids (staying off the stomach, breasts, and hips most likely)

Strongest candidate for a location is my right shoulder/upper arm, just due to process of elimination and the fact that I want to be able to see it without looking in a mirror.

As far as what I want it to be, most of my ideas have involved something feline; first I was thinking a cat sillhouette, then leopard spots. I've also been thinking something with magickal elements, like a glyph made from the Greek letters for Thelema or a unicursal hexagram or something along those lines. Problem is I'm relatively paranoid about this being something that will be a part of me for the rest of my life, and want to make sure that it is something I will want for that long. I've always been a cat, so that's a reasonably safe bet. While I feel very strongly about Thelema/magick, that's still a relatively recent development, so who knows for the future. What I really need is something that represents a fundamental part of what I am, and faced with that challenge I keep drawing a blank! I also really like tribal/celtic designs, so maybe I'll just end up with something like that.... I very much want to design it myself, too, or at least come up with the basic idea myself.



Jul. 17th, 2001 07:27 am (UTC)
Re: Tattoos
"Alot of ppl go with feline's cause it is the most fave "image" to have plastered over your body. Its can be both masuline and feminine."

Yeah, and that's actually pushing me to not get a cat; I want something unusual. I guess that means it's good that I haven't seen any existing tattoos I want. :)


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