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my first tattoo! After DD is done BF'ing I'm getting a tattoo! I want a snow flake, but not sure if that is doable or if it will look right...and where to put it?!?!?<br><br>
Anyone have a suggestion? Know of any good places to get one (Maryland)?<br><br>
If you were getting/are getting your first tattoo, what would you get and where would you put it?<br><br>
and does it really hurt? I mean, I had two kids naturally, I think I can handle it, but still, it's my first time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Well, where you put it depends on several things: How visible to you want it to be? Do you want to be able to see it on yourself every day? How large do you want it to be?
 

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I've always thought that it would be great between my shoulders, right under my neck or thereabouts. But recently I was thinking above my right breast where I have a scar that I can't stand. Not sure if you can get a tattoo over a bumpy scar. It would be visible if I were wearing a tank or a big v-neck shirt. I really don't know! I've been thinking about this for YEARS.... I'm slow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> for my 25th birthday I got a belly ring...bad move, took it out 3 months later... I think now I'm ready for a tattoo... does it HAVE to have the black outline?
 

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It hurts, but it's manageable. Childbirth is way worse than a tattoo. Congratulations <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I did my ankle.... Now to decide where the next one will go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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for my first tattoo, i wanted something that would be well hidden, but i could easily show to people. i ended up getting 2 roses on a tribal background put on my right hip, on the bone.<br><br>
my experience of a tattoo on the bone was very nice. i found it quite relaxing! and no pain. i have since had 6 more tattoos, and have felt some displeasurable spots, and some that were easy. i will say that your person threshold for pain is important. i have tattoos on both feet, inside ankle, and my lower back which are considered painful spots. my feet were nothing. my ankle was even less painful. but my lower back was not pleasant.<br><br>
i personally dont find tattoos to be painful, as in ouch, that hurts, make it stop. i find them more annoying! think of a small pin prick, bee sting, rug burn. but you can smack the bee to make it stop! and the feeling is not the whole time, its only just in a few spots. i will also say that first tattoos tend to be the least painful because you are so amped and waiting for it to hurt like h.e.l.l. but it doesnt and you are mildly surprised.
 

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I would really love a tatoo. Someday I'll get one.<br><br>
I have four criteria for placement...1) I have to be able to see it (I don't want one on my back or shoulder) 2) It has to be reasonably safe from complete ruin if I ever get pregnant again (although that's unlikely) 3) ideally it will be somewhat coverable if I don't want it to show all the time 4) it has to be a body part that I like on me (for me, hips and abs are out.)<br><br>
These don't leave much; that last one is the spoiler for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> As a teeneager I wanted one on my ankle, but now at age 30 I'm thinking maybe one side of my rib cage.
 

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I have one on the back of my neck. I'm one of those freaky people who enjoyed getting it done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It felt goooood.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm one of those freaky people who enjoyed getting it done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It felt goooood.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I liked it so much in fact, I got really excited when I had to make an appointment to get it "touched up" a month or so later. mmmmmmmmmmm tattoo pain <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 think the first spot you described would be great for a snowflake(between shoulders). It would look really pretty. And no, you definately do not need a solid outline. I have seen work done with no outline which was really neat as it kinda looked like a watercolour painting.<br><br>
Have fun!<br>
Tara
 

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Mine is on my left shoulder, I should add a pic, I love mine.<br><br>
Also I did a bunch of reading on it and it appears that getting a tattoo while nursing is perfectly safe. The ink molecules are to big to pass into the breastmilk. I did it when he was 4 months old, and it was fine. It took 4 hours, which was tough, but doable.
 
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