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Old 08-11-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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I have always used unscented lotion as well. My husband uses A & D diaper ointment. He has a HUGE tub of it in the cupboard LOL. He has so many tattoos I cant even count them anymore. He actually has another one booked for September. Its going to be a 3 sitting tattoo and is SUPER intricate and very large. Hes putting it on his ribcage.

I guess I should introduce myself as I have never posted here.

I have 2 tattoos. One is a quote with paw prints that says "Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." I also have my daughters name on my forearm. I have one piercing (monroe) and 2 holes in each ear. Bottom ones are a 00 gauge.

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got my second tattoo! i love it!!!

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awww HOW CUTE! I love geeky tattoos. my hubby has two tattoos of Mario Mushrooms on his legs

I think getting the text in courier would have fit better, but it's lovely!

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i don't understand... fit as in size? or as in style? because i purposely chose a more cursive type lettering to be in contrast to the numbers.

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The style

I appreciate the contrast...hope i didn't bring your new tattoo high down

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no worries! i'm very open to other people's comments and opinions just trying to clarify what you meant.

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already planning my next tattoo.. this is sort of addicting, eh. the next one will be my biggest piece yet.. all three of my kid's birth flowers down my calf with a hummingbird (for my niece). dunno if that will be this year or next though. i plan on getting a few more holes in my head while i'm at it

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Subbing the thread... thot I'd introduce myself. Tattooed and pierced momma here; nose,eyebrow, tongue and bottom lip ... idk what u'd calling maybe an anti Monroe lol 5 tatts presently dd's name inside wrist, yin yang tramp stamp, Gemini neck tat, Sig others (aka love of my life and father of my expected bundle)name on left ring finger and ankh/shamrock on my back. can't wait to get more will be adding dd's hand or foot print to her name and name and hand or foot of new addition post arrival!!! Can't wait for more ink!!!
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I have no idea what an ankh shamrock would look like but i have both of those as separate tattos, the shamrock as a tramp stamp and the ankh on the back of my next LOL....i have a labret..is that what you meant by anti-monroe?

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Hi! Subbing and introduction. I am a tattoo loving midwife, and I have a few tattoos plus a sleeve in progress. I am super excited about the sleeve because A) it is gorgeous and B) it is a healing piece for me. On my forearm is a clover surrounded by two big purple roses, representing our first miscarriage (a baby girl we named Clover). A bodhi tree in bloom grows up from there, all the way up to my shoulder. This represents our baby boy, Bodhi, who we lost during the second trimester a few months ago. In front of the tree is a big gorgeous pregnant goddess who represents the Feminine Divine. She is cradling Earth in her hands (or she will be once the shading and color is added to her belly), and she has lovely long hair and big beautiful breasts.

Now, living in one of the most conservative parts of a conservative state, it has been interesting to see the reactions of people to my tattoo. I have had people openly glare at me like I am just a walking display of pornography, and even say rude things loud enough where my family can hear them. Nudity is not pornography, people! But I have also had people just come up and tell me how beautiful my ink is.

I have been traveling up to Denver to get my sleeve done a bit at a time, and I have another appointment scheduled for November. We are moving to Colorado early next year though, so it will be easier to schedule appointments then. I can't wait to have it finished! Oh, and my artist's name is Jenny Lee. She is tattooing at an art gallery called Kaze, which has such a different feel from the tattoo shops that I have gotten work done in before. I love it, I love Jenny, and I am so happy with my piece in progress!

lol--just realized that I have the little avatar on my posts that gives you an idea of what the pregnant Earth belly will look like. I had my belly painted when I was pregnant with DS#2, and you can see a better pic of it here.
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Hi ladies, I've been lurking for a while and figured it's about time I introduced myself.

I have five tattoos; the constallation pisces on my left foot, a black panther on my right hip, a butterfly on my lower back, orchids that surround the butterfly (these were done as two seperate tattoos years apart) and two koi fish swimming in opposite directions that cover my back from bra strap down to the orchids.

I also have my three piercings in each ear, one in my belly button and yesterday I got my left nipple pierced.

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I think my husband would kill me! I have been dying to get my nose pierced for years. And I've really been thinking about it a lot lately. But I know if I did it or even mentioned it my hubby would freak. Would you all do it even though your hubby/SO wouldn't like it? I'm very hard headed and I'll probably do it anyway, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!

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I think my husband would kill me! I have been dying to get my nose pierced for years. And I've really been thinking about it a lot lately. But I know if I did it or even mentioned it my hubby would freak. Would you all do it even though your hubby/SO wouldn't like it? I'm very hard headed and I'll probably do it anyway, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!
I think it's important to take your partners feelings into consideration, but the bottom line is that ultimately it's your body. Ask him why he's so freaked out by a nose piercing and communicate from there.

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I think my husband would kill me! I have been dying to get my nose pierced for years. And I've really been thinking about it a lot lately. But I know if I did it or even mentioned it my hubby would freak. Would you all do it even though your hubby/SO wouldn't like it? I'm very hard headed and I'll probably do it anyway, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!
My husband gets a little freaked out everytime I start thinking about a new tattoo or piercing. I always ask his opinion and he tells me "your body your choice I love you no matter what" He always ends up liking the results but just takes him time to get use to the idea.

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Subbing, since I'm another tattooed and pierced mama

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What are your thoughts on tattoos and piercings for your kids? My twin girls are only 6 weeks old now, but eventually they are going to see and understand that Mommy and Daddy have tattoos. We are piercing their ears next week. BF and I have discussed it and would be willing to take them for belly button piercings at 13/14 years old and tattoos at 16 years old. I'm wondering what other parents think about it for their children?

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I think at 13/14, putting a hole in your body sounds really awesome, but I don't think a 13/14 year old has the maturity to understand the consequences. Not to mention at 16, a tattoo is far too permanent and the design they could potentially pick could be one they will later disdain. There are exceptions for each case, where a child has done such things and not regretted it later, but, I will not assist in any body modification until the child is 18. After that, they are on their own to pay for it and transport themselves to a reputable facility to do so.

My father was extremely against both. His household, his rules, right? Well I now have 4 tattoos and 3 piercings. I understand now why he was so against it.

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I think at 13/14, putting a hole in your body sounds really awesome, but I don't think a 13/14 year old has the maturity to understand the consequences. Not to mention at 16, a tattoo is far too permanent and the design they could potentially pick could be one they will later disdain. There are exceptions for each case, where a child has done such things and not regretted it later, but, I will not assist in any body modification until the child is 18. After that, they are on their own to pay for it and transport themselves to a reputable facility to do so.

My father was extremely against both. His household, his rules, right? Well I now have 4 tattoos and 3 piercings. I understand now why he was so against it.
I was piercing myself at 14 and I went behind my parents' backs to get 3 tattoos while I was 17. I don't want my kids to do it the way I did...I'd prefer to take them.

Plus, if they know they can get a tattoo at 16, then they will have incentive to spend time picking something meaningful that they will really love. I certainly won't be allowing them to get just any ol' tattoo.

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Finally joining this tribe 'cause I got my first tattoo, this summer. I love it, it's like it's always been there and I'm already planning my next one.

My 5 year old DS is very tattoo positive. A good friend of ours had a quite a few visible tats and he loved to touch them. He really likes mine, too, but he hasn't gone as far as expressing a desire to have one himself.

I would let him get his ear pierced in his teens (like 15 and up), because I got mine done at 12 and am still happy to be able to wear earrings, but it wouldn't be a "hey mom, I wanna get my ears pierced", "sure, put your jacket on, we're going to get it done", but if it's something that he'd be wanting for a while, us talking about the decision, the permanence, the safety and maturity issues. Any other body modifications would need to wait until he was 18 and was 100% sure. I would be happy to walk him through and accompany him through any tat, piercing, hair style change, clothing choice, whatever.

Someone mentioned up-thread about getting a piercing even tho her DH disapproved. Well...... I actually would have a hard time with my husband telling me what to do and what not to do with my body (that's just me), and it's not something that my DH would do or that I would do to my DH, but I would be respectful of him and ask him to explain why. And explain why I want to get it done and why I feel it should be my decision alone to make. And I would do it anyway, if it's something that felt right to me.
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for piercing, i would say they would have to be at least 12, and go in to talk to the piercer first about what to expect, and after care and all that. i would not be willing to take my kids for tattoos until they are 18. they are a much bigger commitment! but i would go with them when they got it done, and i would support their choice to get tattoos.

my kids all think that tattoos/piercing is normal. alot of their friends parents have a tattoo of some sort, even if it's just a small one. they do understand that they don't wash off, and they are forever, so it's a huge decision.. both about whether to get one, and what you want to get done.

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can you guys give some tips on planning a half sleeve? right now i have a bunch of "single" tattoo ideas.. and i currently have one tattoo on each of my forearms, and want to add more. i don't know if i should just stick 'em where there is space, or try to come up with some sort of cohesive plan to make them look a little less random? none of the tattoos i want to get really "go" together, there isn't really a theme or anything like that, just all stuff that is really special to me (one is for my youngest dd, one for my hubby, one will be for where i was born, etc).

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My 5 year old DS is very tattoo positive. A good friend of ours had a quite a few visible tats and he loved to touch them. He really likes mine, too, but he hasn't gone as far as expressing a desire to have one himself.
My 4-year old is this way too and I love seeing that a new generation is going to be okay with the idea of body modification/body art. He loves tattoos and always wants to wear those temporary tattoos and when he sees someone with tattoos he gets super excited and looks at them yelling, "YOU HAVE TATTOOS!!!!!?" It's adorable

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Very happy to have found this group. I have two tattoos right now, one of which is surrounding my belly button. I was just wondering if anyone has experience with tattoos stretching due to pregnancy and what shape they returned to after you lost the weight? I'm currently only just starting my 2nd trimester on my first (so far) successful pregnancy, so I've only begun showing a little bit (looks like I drank too much beer).

Should I be thinking about having it re-done?

I also have a belly button ring, which my mid-wife told me I'd have to replace with a surgical grade flexible plastic bar bell. Fortunately there's a lot of sites out there that sell maternity belly 'rings' in various sizes to fit as you expand. I also have a stud under my lip which I'm looking forward to being pulled by the eventual baby.

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Very happy to have found this group. I have two tattoos right now, one of which is surrounding my belly button. I was just wondering if anyone has experience with tattoos stretching due to pregnancy and what shape they returned to after you lost the weight? I'm currently only just starting my 2nd trimester on my first (so far) successful pregnancy, so I've only begun showing a little bit (looks like I drank too much beer).

Should I be thinking about having it re-done?
It really depends on your skin elasticity and how big you'll eventually get. I have a large moon tattoo on my belly that stretched tremendously while pregnant. After my son was born, it looked pretty faded and misshaped, so I plan to cover it soon. However, I know people who've had no issues with their ink postpartum.

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What are your thoughts on tattoos and piercings for your kids? My twin girls are only 6 weeks old now, but eventually they are going to see and understand that Mommy and Daddy have tattoos. We are piercing their ears next week. BF and I have discussed it and would be willing to take them for belly button piercings at 13/14 years old and tattoos at 16 years old. I'm wondering what other parents think about it for their children?
My husband is a tattoo artist and he'd be the first to insist that our children be of legal age (18 years old) before they're allowed any body modifications. Nor will he work on anyone else underage.

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Quick question!  I'm most likely getting my septum pierced tomorrow.  I've never had any facial piercings (even though I told my mom that the day I turned 18, I was getting my nose pierced whether or not she approved...eight years later, I'm finally doing something, LOL).  I'm not sure what I need to know or should expect.  I AM going to a very reputable piercer, so I have that covered. 

 

My biggest concern is probably the jewelry; during my last pregnancy, I started reacting to gold.  I had to take my wedding ring off my finger, but oddly enough, it hangs around my neck without a problem.  Other than that, I've never had an issue with jewelry, and I've had my ears pierced for most of my life.

 

 

Any advice for me?

 

 

ETA: My hubby is also thinking of piercing one ear (he's had the other done for years) and stretching both ears a bit.  Any advice on stretching and jewelry for him?

 

(I know I've totally asked some of this in the past, but it's been a few years, I didn't go through with it, and there are way too many posts to sift through to find the old info!)


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Me again!

 

We got our piercings done yesterday, and we love them!  DH ended up having his left ear re-pierced so they could both be at gauge (a six, I think?).  I was sooo nervous going in, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting.  Our poor 8 m/o DD was in a panic when I was getting pierced; she was crying like she was really worried about what was happening to me (which, sad as that as, was really sweet at the same time!).

 

Anyway, I have a few questions about after care.  The piercer told us to do saline solution twice a day, but the paper he gave us says five times a day.  I'm just doing it every time I go to the bathroom, so it's probably been like ten times today, honestly.  I made a saline solution out of sea salt and water (non-iodized), and it's not in a spray bottle, so I'm using q-tips.  Is there any reason that isn't okay?  I hope I'm getting the whole thing; it's kind of a pain to get to, and I'm trying not to move the horseshoe around too much.

 

He also said to wash the area twice a day with anti-bacterial soap, but since I'm of the anti-anti-bacterial variety, I have serious reservations about that.  I would never wash any other wound that way, so I can't see doing it for the piercings.  Am I missing some really important reason that it needs to be done?

 

Last, the paper says not to move the jewelry around.  I figure I should trust the piercer, but I was just confused because when I had my ears pierced, I remember being told I had to turn them three times a day.  I'm trying not to move it, but it does get bumped here and there, especially because I keep forgetting it's there!  Am I going to hurt anything by accidentally bumping it with my finger?

 

 

Here is a picture of my piercing and one of DH's ears.  My horseshoe is actually less visible than it seems; before we took this, I bumped my nose with my hand, and I didn't know until later that it had made the jewelry move and sit crooked. It's so subtle that my kids didn't notice until well into today, and that was only after I asked them twenty times if they noticed anything different about my face.  :lol  I may go to something more visible once it's all healed; I wanted something subtle, but I picked such a small horseshoe not realizing how far up the piercing was going to be.  The one I originally picked was even smaller!

 

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First of all, I think that Septum piercing looks adorable! I just got my nose done a month ago and I have considered a septum piercing in addition LOL. 

 

As for your question, I just got my nose done and was told the same aftercare instructions as you. Yes, it's a bad idea to move the jewelry around as there is more cartilage than an ear piercing and it can cause scaring, not to mention there is more bacteria in your nose that can get into the piercing before it's healed, possibly causing an infection.

 

I didn't use anti-bacterial soap to clean my piercing for the same reason as you, I was just more cautious about touching the piercing, washed my hands a TON and did saline 3 times a day.

 

I ended up with a cold a few days after I got my nose done and so I had a lot of activity around the piercing site( having to blow my nose a lot!) and it didn't hurt me. I just made sure to clean it carefully, inside(with a q-tip) and out (with saline) after clearing my nose. I pulled my piercing out a few times by accident, but I made sure to clean the wound and stud before putting it back in, also washed my hands. I haven't had any problems so far from the minor accidental pulling on it, so I don't think you have anything to worry about. 

 

I just changed my piercing recently, as the stud had become bothersome after the swelling went down and put in a corkscrew stud, which is the most irritating piercing I have ever put in. It took me over an hour of just sitting there, trying to get it in, washing, re-washing, etc. Finally got it in though. I have had a labret and other piercings, never have I had so much trouble. LOL. 

 

Anyways, just watch the cleaning amount. 10 times a day is overkill. If you clean it too much, it can be just as bad as not cleaning it at all. Too much activity around the piercing can introduce as much bacterial as unwashed hands and keep it from healing. 


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*nevermind* :)

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Hi mamas! I don't think I've posted here yet for some reason.

 

I got my side done for the first time and yowza, that hurt. (I'm not new to this either, it was my fifth time getting tattooed.) Where was the most painful spot for the rest of you? My wrist was no joke and the back of my arm wasn't pleasant either. My back was the easiest.

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