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I really want another tattoo. I'd like it on my ankle, not sure yet about inside or out, right versus left. I'm more concerned about what to get. My other two are on my right shoulder blade, and left upper arm.<br><br>
Anyway, I really want one that symbolizes my journey as a mother, and since I'm so passionate, and proud of the hurdles I've over come with breastfeeding, I'd like that to be a part of it. You could probably call me a lactavist.<br><br>
I want it simple and small. Like a symbol. Something that could be the size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger. And preferably one colour, dark, not likely to fade. I was thinking black ink, or dark purple. I have light lavender and white on my back, and 9 years later it almost needs to be touched up.<br><br>
I have been looking on the net and haven't found anything, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any sites to look at, or any symbols that mean something close to what I'm looking for. I am a Canadian native (Metis and Cree to be exact) and have a symbolic moon representing something that happened a few years ago, but I'm having a hard time with this one.<br><br>
I found <a href="http://www.gotsophia.com/images/icon10_2.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> last night, but it almost seems to obvious, and not unique enough.<br><br>
Any ideas, opinions, or thoughts?
 

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I believe women in a tribe in Africa would get a tattoo behind their right ankle to ease childbirth, and symbolize fertility. Like, if you can handle getting a tattoo there, childbirth won't be as bad.
 

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<a href="http://www.chinese-symbols.com/l-chinese-symbol-for-love" target="_blank">What about this</a>? Love pretty much sums up (for me) how you live your life.<br><br>
I have my name in Japanese on my inner left ankle. Didn't hurt at all.
 

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Oh I like that. I also found a celtic motherhood knot that I like too. I just don't know where to put it.<br><br>
I need to go out and find some stick on tatts so I can wear them around for a few days to see if I like the location. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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do you have a pic of the motherhood knot? I would love to see it.<br><br><br>
I'm so jealous. I want another tattoo! Both of mine are on my ankles. Getting them only hurt a little. I find tatoos pretty addicting. If I had the money I would go get one right now.<br><br>
Have fun-<br><br>
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My best advice is just make sure that whoever does it is REALLY good. It won't matter what you get if they do a crappy job, ykwim? I wouldn't even settle for mediocre. The majority of tats I have seen are just not good enough to have permanently, but the ones that are done right always look good to me no matter what it is of.
 

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I have a good guy I go to back home in Canada (British Columbia). I'll be up there this summer, so I have lots of time to plan my new tatt (and save for it). He did the one on my back, and redid some colour on the other one. He's amazing!<br><br><a href="http://www.2adults1child.com/fun_stuff/Dianne_Tattoo_Celtic.htm" target="_blank">This</a> is one version of the motherhood knot. Although I also found <a href="http://www.celticlady.com/flash/ts-15.html" target="_blank">this</a> site that has different variations.<br><br>
A very good friend of mine is an amazing artist, so I sent these to him to see if he can "revamp" it a bit and make it a bit more unique.
 

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I also want to see <a href="http://www.bali-karma.com/images/merchandise/mama-and-baby-20cm.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> drawn into a tattoo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a good guy I go to back home in Canada (British Columbia). I'll be up there this summer, so I have lots of time to plan my new tatt (and save for it). He did the one on my back, and redid some colour on the other one. He's amazing!<br><br><a href="http://www.2adults1child.com/fun_stuff/Dianne_Tattoo_Celtic.htm" target="_blank">This</a> is one version of the motherhood knot. Although I also found <a href="http://www.celticlady.com/flash/ts-15.html" target="_blank">this</a> site that has different variations.<br><br>
A very good friend of mine is an amazing artist, so I sent these to him to see if he can "revamp" it a bit and make it a bit more unique.</div>
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OMG! I just found my first tattoo! A motherhood knot behind my right ankle!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also want to see <a href="http://www.bali-karma.com/images/merchandise/mama-and-baby-20cm.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> drawn into a tattoo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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Ooh, I like that!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also want to see <a href="http://www.bali-karma.com/images/merchandise/mama-and-baby-20cm.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> drawn into a tattoo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I have a statue VERY similar to that, except instead of a baby, it's a lover kissing the woman. I love art like that. I have 4 wood statues. One of lovers kissing, one of a pregnant woman, another of a mama and nursling, and a tall floor statue of a mama and toddler. Then I have a wooden African tribal mask on my wall.
 

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Now that I've seen the motherhood knot I totally love it. I would absolutely get that as a tattoo. Of course only if you don't mind sharing one of your options.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I just had my 8th sitting on my back piece last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I love the motherhood knot that is so neat! I want one! Dang...I am not even done with my back and I have about a dozen that I have planned. Gotta add the knot on my wish list.<br><br>
I really love <a href="http://www.pregnantearth.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_192_82&products_id=224" target="_blank">this</a><br><br>
and <a href="http://www.pregnantearth.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_192_82&products_id=232" target="_blank">this</a><br><br><a href="http://www.angelbabybaskets.com/images/fertility-necklace-merged.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> is some fun fertility tattoo ideas<br><br>
I really want something like <a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/graphics/wombpensmall_enews.jpg" target="_blank">this</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just had my 8th sitting on my back piece last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I love the motherhood knot that is so neat! I want one! Dang...I am not even done with my back and I have about a dozen that I have planned. Gotta add the knot on my wish list.<br><br>
I really love <a href="http://www.pregnantearth.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_192_82&products_id=224" target="_blank">this</a><br><br>
and <a href="http://www.pregnantearth.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_192_82&products_id=232" target="_blank">this</a><br><br><a href="http://www.angelbabybaskets.com/images/fertility-necklace-merged.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> is some fun fertility tattoo ideas<br><br>
I really want something like <a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/graphics/wombpensmall_enews.jpg" target="_blank">this</a></div>
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The fertility tattoos link doesn't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The fertility tattoos link doesn't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Hum...working for me. Try again and if it still doesn't I will try again.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hum...working for me. Try again and if it still doesn't I will try again.</div>
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okay, let me try again a different way<br><br><br>
eta Okay....go to <a href="http://www.angelbabybaskets.com/fertility-jewelry.html" target="_blank">this</a> page and scroll down to<br><i>Pewter Fertility Pendant Necklace</i>
 

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I've always wanted a motherknot on my inner upper arm, right above my elbow. Or maybe right below my elbow. I've always seen the dots as coming straight out of the top in a line, but I think I like them better in the knot.<br><br>
Too bad the best Celtic knot artist in AZ is in prison <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I love your guys' ideas though
 

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those are really great ideas! i am having a yearning for some new ink as well...i have about 1/2 dozen tattoos on my upper back, neck & upper arm...i am thinking my next one will be of dd2's footprint on the inside of my upper arm.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Now that I've seen the motherhood knot I totally love it. I would absolutely get that as a tattoo. Of course only if you don't mind sharing one of your options.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I don't mind sharing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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