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post #101 of 703
Hey, girls! I just got my first tattoo last weekend and am planning out my next one. It sure is addicting. I haven't looked through the entire thread yet, but I can't wait to see all of yours!

Here is mine:
Treble Clef
post #102 of 703
can't talk now just subbing, BBL to read the rest!
post #103 of 703
I've had a nostril, tongue, lebret, tragus, 1 in the top of each ear and 4 in each lobe... I'm looking for art for my first tat and I'll post it when I get it. I'm also going to get my tragus back and maybe more... Hubs isn't down with facial piercings so I'll have to forgo my nose ... for now.. I may convince him to let me get one and give me 6 mos.. if he still thinks its ick I'll take it out.
post #104 of 703
I've had a good 30 holes, but now have a very modest number- 2. My ears are 2ga plugs, hopefully soon to be 0's. I am getting my nose re pierced when my DS2 turns 6 mo, it came out while I was sleeping last year. I also hope to get my first tattoo next year (09)!
post #105 of 703
Hi all,

This is my first post on this tribe. I have a tattoo on my lower back and am planning a small black sacred feminine tattoo for my inner wrist/arm to honor the stage of pregnancy, birthing and nursing babies, and motherhood in my life. I have thought about it for two years (!) and finally made an appointment for today, my 31st birthday. And then the artist wouldn't do it because I am breastfeeding (two kidlets, ages 2 and 1). They said that first there is the infection worry (which I was willing to put aside since I know the risks of an infection serious enough to spread to my children in extremely rare.) Secondly, they said that when nursing your body is working hard to keep your baby safe and so it has a higher likelihood of rejecting the ink of the tattoo and leaving you with only an ugly red scar. I had no information on this and so I left untattooed. Boo and happy-freakin birthday to me.

The only bright spot is that the artist I had scoped out suddenly seemed to think that the piece I had chosen would be better suited to a 2 inch height and I would prefer a 1 inch since it is on my inner wrist/arm. I think a delicate look would be more suited. So, I think this artist may not have been the one for me in the end.

So, my questions are twofold: Is this ink rejection a legitimate worry? And does anyone know a good tattoo artist in Wester Mass for small detail work?
post #106 of 703
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Originally Posted by Nicole77 View Post
Hi all,

They said that first there is the infection worry (which I was willing to put aside since I know the risks of an infection serious enough to spread to my children in extremely rare.) Secondly, they said that when nursing your body is working hard to keep your baby safe and so it has a higher likelihood of rejecting the ink of the tattoo and leaving you with only an ugly red scar. I had no information on this and so I left untattooed. Boo and happy-freakin birthday to me.

The only bright spot is that the artist I had scoped out suddenly seemed to think that the piece I had chosen would be better suited to a 2 inch height and I would prefer a 1 inch since it is on my inner wrist/arm. I think a delicate look would be more suited. So, I think this artist may not have been the one for me in the end.

So, my questions are twofold: Is this ink rejection a legitimate worry? And does anyone know a good tattoo artist in Wester Mass for small detail work?
My dh is a tattooer and your guy was definitely correct on the BFing/no tattooing issue. I would not go to a tattooer willing to do it, honestly. Now, I have not heard of the ink rejection thing. But, your body is at a higher risk of infection and slow/poor healing because of all its extra work BFing right now. I don't know any reputable tattooer willing to have their name attached to a tattoo that ends up looking like crap because of the healing. no matter whose fault it is, it reflects poorly on the tattooer.

What's the design that you wanted? If its super detailed, I would trust what he says, since he knows what is going to look good after the long haul and not just a blob, if its too much detail on too small of a scale. Unless he is just really inexperienced - but it sounds like he has been doing this a while. Honestly, I would be happy that he has such good ethics, and didn't just take your money and give you something he didn't want to stand behind. You may even want to ask if if he has any ideas to modify the design to make it work with the size you really want.
post #107 of 703
This is a photo of the tattoo I want. I am thinking outer inner wrist about this:

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post #108 of 703

Probably already been asked...

...Hi mamas,

Last year, I got my first tat on my lower back (and opted out of getting a large piece on my ribs in favor of waiting until after I had my first). I have always wanted a belly tat but I was told it was a bad idea because of the changes that occur in that area during pregnancy. I didn't quite believe it until recently when my tummy became *covered* with stretchmarks. They're not very deep, much like the thin ones I got on my hips and butt from ballet dancing, but they're definitely there.

My question is: once I've had this baby, once I've lost an adequate amount of weight and my skin has had time to recover, can I get a tattoo over my stretchmarks or will it look horrible? Does anyone have tats over scars and had them turn out great?

TIA
post #109 of 703
I have a tatt over a scar, and it looks ok. They had to go over it a couple extra times for the ink to hold... and it's fading faster than the rest of the tatt. The scar definitely doesn't hold the ink as well.
post #110 of 703
Hi, I am a tattoed mama! WooHoo! I am really into more traditional tattoo art and pin-up stuff. I have been on a tattoo haitus for over 5yrs now with being pg and/or BFing this whole time. I have been very hesitant to get tattooed while BFing becasue I am already at a higher risk of infection given that I have a heart condition. I have to be very cautious.

Anyway, I have been dying to get something to represent all of my girlies. I have not quite put an idea together, yet. I suppose I have plenty of time, though, considering I have a number of years left before I will resume my habit. Until then, I will just have to sit on the sidelines and cheer for everyone else.
post #111 of 703
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Originally Posted by Halfasianmomma View Post
My question is: once I've had this baby, once I've lost an adequate amount of weight and my skin has had time to recover, can I get a tattoo over my stretchmarks or will it look horrible? Does anyone have tats over scars and had them turn out great?
I got my last one over a very large surgical scar running up my leg.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...m/tattoo-2.jpg

You can see the bottom of the scar behind my ankle bone but beyond that it just disappeared into the tattoo. It was the most painful part and it took slightly longer to heal over the scar but otherwise, no difference in result.

I was told that an older scar is better because it will be well healed. Mine is over 15 years old.
post #112 of 703
Wow Hannahsmummy, that's gorgeous and I honestly couldn't see the scar. I guess I'll have to be patient and wait to see how my belly heals after the baby is born....perhaps after a while I can look into covering it with a nice tat
post #113 of 703
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Originally Posted by ma_vie_en_rose View Post

Anyway, I have been dying to get something to represent all of my girlies. I have not quite put an idea together, yet. I suppose I have plenty of time, though, considering I have a number of years left before I will resume my habit. Until then, I will just have to sit on the sidelines and cheer for everyone else.

I Have a beautiful tatoo on my left shoulderblade for all my girls and my lost babies. There is a Dragonfly in the center for my sweet Sierra, it had two butterflies one for maia and one Sage and 5 stars in the background for my 5 miscarried little Sprites. I added a third butterfly for my step daughter and also had the background fixed. The background is a pink and purple swirling vortex so it looks like they are flying out of my back. I don't have a pic on the computer, I will have to load one soon.
post #114 of 703
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Originally Posted by mommyto3girls View Post
I Have a beautiful tatoo on my left shoulderblade for all my girls and my lost babies. There is a Dragonfly in the center for my sweet Sierra, it had two butterflies one for maia and one Sage and 5 stars in the background for my 5 miscarried little Sprites. I added a third butterfly for my step daughter and also had the background fixed. The background is a pink and purple swirling vortex so it looks like they are flying out of my back. I don't have a pic on the computer, I will have to load one soon.
That sounds beautiful, do post a picture please!

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Originally Posted by Halfasianmomma View Post
Wow Hannahsmummy, that's gorgeous and I honestly couldn't see the scar. I guess I'll have to be patient and wait to see how my belly heals after the baby is born....perhaps after a while I can look into covering it with a nice tat
Thanks! I was impressed with how well he was able to cover it and it was never considered a problem.
post #115 of 703
Hey mamas! I am very excited to find this tribe, as i am so very passionate about body art and modification . Currently, I have one large chest piece tat and two piercings, though i used to have more piercings. I have plans for more ink and more piercings in the near future, to include eyebrow, nipples, and clit hood. My husband is also getting into ink heh heh. I get a LOT of comments and questions about my ink in particular, because it is very unusual and unique. I will try to get a good pic of it soon.
post #116 of 703
I posted a "Talk to me about tats" thread in TAO and got pointed here! I'm just subbing for now... I am getting my first tattoo soon. : I've got three or four locations I'm thinking of, and three or four designs I want - I just have to decide which one I want where. (I plan to get more eventually.) So I'm going to lurk around for a while.

And feel free to give me any advice, I'd love it. I will still be bfing when I get it - or when I was planning to get it - I hadn't thought of that being a possible problem.
post #117 of 703
Here are my tatts. I also have my tongue pierced and a monroe. I have had various other piercings which I have removed... lip, eyebrow, nipples.

http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...momma/Tattoos/
post #118 of 703
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Originally Posted by Kitsune6 View Post
I wanna see too! I always wanted to get my nose pierced but my body doesn't like being pierced I'm allergic to something in metal, I'm not sure what.
This is why my eyebrow wasn't pierced 10 years ago - I had such an awful time with my lobes (four holes). Raging inflammation. They finally healed, but to this day I can't wear anything in them without just dealing with the fact that they get red, hot, irritated, and swollen the second I put earrings in. And my cartilage was so bad I had to just remove it. My body totally rejected them. I was wondering if surgical stainless steel or titanium wouldn't work better for me though? I had metal in my leg when I broke it and my body didn't try to reject that - so obviously it's not all metal. I really want my eyebrow done. How much does surg. steel cost - is it spendy?

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That actually works out perfectly, my baby will be a year old shortly after my birthday - which is when I'm probably getting it anyway! Could I get my eyebrow pierced at the same time?
post #119 of 703
I would go for titanium if possible. You could try implant grade ss, also.
post #120 of 703
I think I found my dream tat. If only I could win Lotto so I could maybe get it! How many sessions do you think it would take to complete? It's just too gorgeous.

I'd get it with a black Om symbol on the upper right back. Which might be my first one since I will be able to afford that.
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