It's been way too many years since I first thought of getting a tattoo and lately the itch has just been getting itchier. If I do get one, it won't be anytime soon because I wouldn't do it until it was extremely thought and out and planned. But I've seen so many beautiful tattoo's in real life and online that the ideas been rolling around inside my big noggin. The single, solitary reservation that I have about getting a tattoo is my Great Grandma. She means so much to me and I love her so much. I was devastated when she passed away in 2000. My image of her will forever be this beautiful, white haired woman with strong hands and wrinkly fingers with the sweetest face and eyes that just made you feel safe. She was perfect to me. So the thought of me being a tatted up grannie someday just seems weird. But then I came across a great point by a tattooed blogger. By the time we're all grandmas in 20, 30, maybe even 40 years, it won't be so strange to see a grandma with a little ink. It may even be pretty commonplace. Tattoos obviously aren't as taboo as they once were and with every generation they're likely to grow in popularity. I still think that if I got a tattoo it would be somewhere not super noticeable. P.S. NO judgment whatsoever to my tattooed friends. I think you're beautiful and your tattoos just accentuate that. ; )
End tattoo rant. Here is some of the ink that has my mind turning.
I love Elsie's front shoulder tattoo because it commemorates something she loves but could be covered up if she really wanted to. I like the placement of it a lot and could see myself doing something similar (maybe a retro typewriter?) but smaller in the same place.
I also love the idea of small, meaningful wrist tattoos. I like how beautiful and understated they can be.
One of my favorite tattoos ever is Mandi's from Here's Lookin At Me, Kid. I love the simplicity of the black and white and how elegant the vintage style flowers are. Its such a gorgeous and classic tattoo. I'd LOVE to have a piece like this done on my foot. If I could take the pain, that is.
Literary tattoos have always been my favorite, and this gorgeous ink that Katie got surely does not disappoint. Its so beautiful! Being a writer, I love the idea of penning a meaningful quote somewhere on my skin whether by an elaborate design like this one or just a simple font.
Ah.... tattoo dreams. I feel pretty certain I'll get one eventually but who knows when. Maybe to celebrate the day I officially open my own brick-and-mortar shop!