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04-10-2013 07:12 AM
michelleepotter
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Originally Posted by SamiPolizzi View Post

Hi, all! Looking for some advice (or just for you ladies to confirm what I already know.) I got a small tattoo on my wrist a few months back. It's just the word peace. The artist told me to come back in a few weeks because wrist tattoos almost always need touch ups. It most definitely does need some touch ups, but I've been putting it off for a while. Well now I'm about to move out of state, so figured I should probably do it before I go. Only problem is, I just found out I'm pregnant. It's just a tiny little bit of touching up, but I'm guessing the no tattoos while pregnant rule is there for a reason. It's disappointing, because it's really looking bad and I have no idea when I'll be back in the area. I probably should just wait though, right? 

I was about four hours into a twenty-hour tattoo when I found out that I'm pregnant. I didn't know you couldn't get tattooed while pregnant, so I asked my husband (a former piercer and tattoo artist) why that is. He says it temporarily weakens your immune system, and puts stress on your body because it's trauma. He did not think getting a touch up right now would be a good idea, so probably best to wait.
07-28-2012 12:10 PM
mamayogibear

To answer my own question about navel piercings and babywearing, ouch! I had to stop using the ergo for about a month and use our didymos and only use chest ties. So yeah if you are an avid babywearer make sure you have some carries that do not put pressure of the wrap or ssc on your navel...

On another note I soo want to get a tattoo this year. Or maybe modify the one I've had for a decade, lol

07-19-2012 06:09 PM
SamiPolizzi

Hi, all! Looking for some advice (or just for you ladies to confirm what I already know.) I got a small tattoo on my wrist a few months back. It's just the word peace. The artist told me to come back in a few weeks because wrist tattoos almost always need touch ups. It most definitely does need some touch ups, but I've been putting it off for a while. Well now I'm about to move out of state, so figured I should probably do it before I go. Only problem is, I just found out I'm pregnant. It's just a tiny little bit of touching up, but I'm guessing the no tattoos while pregnant rule is there for a reason. It's disappointing, because it's really looking bad and I have no idea when I'll be back in the area. I probably should just wait though, right? 

05-04-2012 01:53 PM
mpvelaz

I just got a new tattoo this week. I also just stopped taking my birth control this week because we going to start trying for a third soon.  Is it ok to get pregnant whenever after getting a tattoo?

04-27-2012 07:10 AM
mamayogibear

 

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Originally Posted by Alexis58 View Post

http://www.dingsme.info/avatar3.jpgi hope this is the right place to ask this question.
 

 


what question?

04-26-2012 10:37 AM
mamayogibear
My dd just walked in on me piercing my nostril. She said I have a big metal booger, I laughed and blood spurted out around the needle. I think it kind of scared her, but when I was done she asked if it was her turn now.
I really want to get my navel done now but I'm not sure if it will be a good mix with babywearing...
04-25-2012 01:51 PM
mamayogibear

Do navel piercings and babywearing mix? I'm thinking the belt from a ssc or wrap would rub against it too much. Did anyone get a navel piercing and babywear for a lot of their day?

Thanks

04-19-2012 05:52 PM
mamayogibear

Has anyone pierced themselves? Any good guides to self piercing? I have a kit with five needles and five captive beads and corks and sterilizing surgigel and hibicleanse. I am hoping to do my belly button, my ears, and my nose. I should just go to a shop but what's the fun in that...

04-12-2012 09:17 AM
pickle18

Have been meaning to post here - I have three tattoos, all black ink, that my son loves to trace with his fingers and kiss. smile.gif  His eyes get so big looking at them and he smiles like, "wow this is sooo cool!"  He also loves to poke his finger through my gauges.  Just have them at 0s now (used to be 00, but one lobe was torn when pierced, so when stretched that far it was so thin it was translucent - yikes! - also used to have my second piercing in my ears at 4s, but that was just too much clutter wink1.gif).

 

Have sooo many more tattoos planned out (including an amazing back piece) but all are on hold indefinitely due to 1.) financial situation of being a SAHM (lucky to make enough to get by doing this, definitely don't have tattoo money leftover!), and 2.) DH's STRONG objections to tattoos in general (I should have completed it before I met him, then it would be perfect!!! orngtongue.gif Hoping to wear him down on this over time...).

04-12-2012 01:32 AM
Desmond61

http://www.infoocean.info/avatar3.jpgI don't have any new ink.

04-11-2012 06:54 PM
mama2liam

I haven't been on the forums in FOREVER, but I figured this was the place I wanted to pipe back up in, hehe  :)  

 

Right now I have 10 piercings in my ears, a nipple piercing, and a very... girly piercing.  In the past I've had piercings in my bellybutton, eyebrow, nose (which I pierced myself), lip, tongue... and I think that's it.  I'd love to have my nose pierced again, and possibly get my other nipple done.  It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I was definitely more fragile in that healing process than I was after giving birth  lol!

 

As for tattoos, I only just started about a year ago.  I have a cherry blossom tree on my shoulder blade (in purple instead of pink, just in case I were to have an allergic reaction... I have sensitive skin and it was a BIG tattoo), a sparrow above my elbow, a lotus on my shoulder, and the word "Imagine" on my wrist.  They all have intimate meanings for me, and I'm always wanting more.  Talk about addictive!  If anyone's interested in seeing pictures, I can dig some up  :)

02-15-2012 01:54 PM
canadianhippie

thats a really nice one!

 

I find it hard to find a good portrait artist

 

The place where I was pierced has done beautiful tattoos, Im looking more into getting what I want

 

My idea is a rib wrap tattoo, so from hip to underarm, as a scrolly kind pattern but have my son's hospital band (med tape, blood on it and all) in the middle with his name on it that way

 

either the band by itself, a baby pic of him lying down with the band on, or just the top of his hand with it around his wrist

 

 

 

dont mean to bombard the thread with my face, but this one shows my piercings a bit better than the other lol just messier hair, thats all. I briefly had my eyebrow but it got rejected when i was 15 and i havent thought it get it again in case it is pushed out 

 

Still have my piercing jewellery in my lip, but aim to get a stud that matches my nose in soon 

 

But I am SOOO in love with my lip piercing, probably explains my look! look! posts blush.gif

 

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02-12-2012 05:54 PM
LynLyn

My biggest tat when it was fresh this past October. Don't have current, healed pics. Her face is lighter and more blended now and the eyes still look amazing. Trying to get in for my first touchup session. :) This one has a lot of meaning for me and was a custom design by my very talented tat artist, Gus Ballman.

 

My only other tat is a small one across my left wrist that says, "glosoli". It's a song by an Icelandic group called Sigur Ros. I have another tat planned, quoted, and ready but the artist I'm working with on that one is located in Hollywood so it may be awhile. It's an awesome 6x6 or so piece by my fav comic artist, Simon Bisley. It'll go on the outside of my left upper thigh. I have ideas for a very large back piece but that'll probably be quite awhile away. I want to get my other foot done, I have some ideas to go with my left foot. I feel a little odd about putting something on the right side of my body however, I feel compelled to put them on the left. I'm toying with the idea of getting a realistic looking bumble bee on in inside of upper my left forearm. That's the only one I've thought about doing in color so far.

 

I'm keeping future career in mind while beginning a collection. I want to be mindful of what can be comfortably covered when needed.

 

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02-12-2012 04:55 PM
canadianhippie

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Originally Posted by LynLyn View Post

Am I the only one who thinks there should be A LOT more photos in this thread?? :)


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no tatties for me, i have this one from the day I got my lip pierced and showed my LO. He kept poking it and thought photo op! 

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02-12-2012 11:34 AM
LynLyn

Am I the only one who thinks there should be A LOT more photos in this thread?? :)

02-12-2012 06:01 AM
canadianhippie

Can add the 6th time to being pierced now! Got my lip, on the bottom off to the side this week. and loving it !

01-25-2012 07:41 AM
canadianhippie

Ive had my nose pierced twice, but didnt use numbing, the last time was the 5th time Ive been pierced and i take it as "yea! i can do it"

 

Its tricky because, they swab with alcohol right before the needle, Im not sure if a piercer would be ok with something topical, pop into your local shop and see if they're ok with numbing, they might even offer one

 

it's a fairly quick pain, and I found that the pain nearly goes away completely within 30mins, where something like my eyebrow or tongue was hours later 

01-14-2012 03:26 AM
Buddhamom

Crashing here looking for an answer wave.gif I really wangt to get my nose pierced but and a complete wuss.  Yes, I know, I can give birth naturally with no meds or interventions but freak at this.  Anyway.  I was wondering if anyone had numbed their nose first?  I want one in the outer side so I hear it is pretty easy to have done.

11-26-2011 11:27 AM
aeterna

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Originally Posted by pookahjade View Post

Hey mamas,

 

Question for ya'll: I've had nipple rings for 10 years and am now pregnant. Obvously I am going to have to take them out to breastfeed but I am wondering if I should take them out before my due date? TIA



Crashing the tribe because I have just done this myself. =)

 

Some of the mamas here said they were able to BF with the piercings still in, but I'm too chicken to give that a try (first-time mama, I understand BF'ing can be quite uncomfy to start with, and I had one prior experience with an infected piercing that was excruciatingly painful... I just really do not want to try combining the two. I'd rather give myself the best possible chance to EBF!).

 

I said I'd keep mine in until they needed to come out. I put on two cup sizes, and my nipples got a lot bigger / more swollen very early in the pregnancy, such that the jewelry I had was really only barely big enough to be comfortable (and at times, depending on the amount of puffiness, could become uncomfortable; but that was always short-lived). I'm almost 39 weeks now, and I took them out last weekend. I probably could have kept them in up until delivery, but I was ready to let them go, and they were in a "good" cycle (sometimes they look perfect, sometimes they are weepy) so I wanted to take them out while they were least likely to be annoyed with me over it.

 

...I've had them for 9 years. My boobs look so weird without the jewelry, LOL!! ROTFLMAO.gif

11-25-2011 03:43 PM
pookahjade

Hey mamas,

 

Question for ya'll: I've had nipple rings for 10 years and am now pregnant. Obvously I am going to have to take them out to breastfeed but I am wondering if I should take them out before my due date? TIA

11-24-2011 10:47 AM
solemum

Just a quick update, after my previous post. Having read all the postings about all you tattood mamas I went out got some more ink! Its so addictive! Got some more flowers and patterns on my left thigh and some more butterflies on my left foot. Also got my eyebrow pierced, to add to my collection.

My MIL is bloody angry with me, mainly for getting my ds ears pierced, so we have stand up arguements about this! Went to our lawyer the other day with my boyfriend, and went barefoot with a dress on, the lawyer loved the ink on my legs and feet! I felt abit embarrassed, in a nice kinda way, at all the attention! 

11-20-2011 10:49 AM
solemum

Hi

I'm a really keen tattoo and pierced mama with four piercings in each ear, two nose rings and belly button which I have accumulated over a few years , got my first piercings at four years (ears). My son, who is 5 wanted his ears pierced just like mummy, so we took him down to the studio to get it done - didnt think they would but no problem. They look really cute on him, probably will have problems at school, but I'll cross that bridge and deal with the teachers if it happens!

Buidling up my tattoo collection, butterflies and designs on shoulder blades, lovely design on my lower back, and lots of ink on my legs and feet, mainly colourful flowers, stars, starting from my thighs and working down. I am pretty much a 100% barefooter so I really wanted to show off my barefeet and legs, especially in the summer - tattoos look fantastic when walking round in shorts and summer dresses.

Both ds's and dh love the tattoo's, eldest ds always has temporary tattoo's on, but gets upset when it washes off! Told him he had to wait a couple more years before we would get him a permanent one.

I find the tattoo's are an interesting talking point when out shopping etc, many people stare and smile, which is just fine by me! 

08-31-2011 02:11 PM
Rainey Daye

After my recent miscarriage, the second one in less than six months, I decided that I want a tattoo for my kids. I want two butterflies to represent my babies in heaven. I also want something to represent my one little guy too...and I want space to add a rainbow to the tattoo later should I be able to have another kiddo (a baby after loss is called a rainbow baby). 

 

Here's the deal though. Little dude's nickname is Bug...and there just aren't a whole lot of cute bugs out there (besides him, of course!!). I need some help to figure out either a cute bug to incorporate into my tattoo, or some other awesome way to incorporate something to represent him in with the two butterflies and hopefully eventually a rainbow!!

07-27-2011 11:26 AM
sarahsmiles

Thanks for the advice about the heat! It is super hot right now, but I think after the consult, I'll realize I cannot afford the tattoo for a while, anyway.

 

 

07-26-2011 12:09 PM
MittensKittens

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Originally Posted by sarahsmiles View Post

I've got a question for those of you with tattoos in different places on your bodies. Right now, I have one on my shoulder blade, and I love it, but I can't see it. I've got an appointment to talk with a highly recommended artist about another one that I'm totally jazzed about. This will be color, and gorgeous, and I want to see it! I'm having trouble decided where to place it on my body. I do work a professional job and I'm not totally opposed to having it be visible, but I think some of the more REALLY visible places are out for me, just because of my comfort level. I think the inner wrist, for example, is more than I can handle.

 

Any recommendations or things I should consider? I'm not worried about pain, since this is temporary, but I want to love this one every time look at it.


I have tattoos on my shoulder blades like you, and on my legs. I can either show the ones on my legs, by wearing short-ish skirts, or cover them up when I wear pants. I am now considering a tattoo on my upper arm. Those are all places that can be covered up if you want them too - they won't show if you wear a pant suit, which is what I wear for work. You can't wear short sleeves and still cover the tat if you have them on your arms, though. 

 

Other recommendations? Well, being happy with your artist and having seen what their previous work was like is all you really need, right?

 

Although, there is one other thing. If it is REALLY hot where you are right now, maybe you should wait a bit. Tats don't heal as well in hot, sweaty weather and you can't swim while it is healing. I got one tattoo done last summer and it didn't heal as well as the ones I did in winter, so I am planning to go back and have it touched up. 

 

07-26-2011 10:36 AM
sarahsmiles

I've got a question for those of you with tattoos in different places on your bodies. Right now, I have one on my shoulder blade, and I love it, but I can't see it. I've got an appointment to talk with a highly recommended artist about another one that I'm totally jazzed about. This will be color, and gorgeous, and I want to see it! I'm having trouble decided where to place it on my body. I do work a professional job and I'm not totally opposed to having it be visible, but I think some of the more REALLY visible places are out for me, just because of my comfort level. I think the inner wrist, for example, is more than I can handle.

 

Any recommendations or things I should consider? I'm not worried about pain, since this is temporary, but I want to love this one every time look at it.

07-25-2011 08:31 PM
beatgenxer

i have a haiku on my left shoulder, but i'm looking for ideas to get a tat in tribute of the home birth of my son (21 months). anyone else here get a home birth tattoo and what does it look like?

05-28-2011 05:39 PM
Arduinna

Someone make a new thread this one has been here for 3 years and is 34 pages long LOL

05-09-2011 12:48 PM
cakahy Woot just saying hey and joining the tribe smile.gif.
Currently I have four tattoos. A pink leopard print star on my left shoulder, a quarter sized small black star on my left breast-area, a jolly roger on my right hip, and two huge flowers (representing my kids) on my right calf. Piercing wise right now I have my lip, ears, tragus, nose, and the top of my cartilage. The cartilage was an industrial but because my ears stick out (so they fold while I'm sleeping) it started bothering me because now that I'm pregnant I was only comfortable sleeping on that side and it was giving me a huge ear ache greensad.gif. Miss that industrial already greensad.gif
04-25-2011 03:57 PM
boobyfeeder

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Originally Posted by Laur318 View Post

Let's talk about tribute tattoos. Like who here has something special in Honor of their child?? Names, dates, footprints...?


I have a tattoo in honor of my three daughters. It is a mother embracing three daughters, with each of my girls' birth flowers and their initials worked into the vines. I also have a cat looking at the moon on my calf, since I love kitties. :)

 

As for piercings, I have two holes in each ear, and my left nostril pierced (a birthday gift for myself for my 31st).

 

I don't have a pic of my custom piece on my computer at the moment, but here is my kitty.

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