Yesterday I drove up to Wisconsin to get some new tattoos with my twin sister and my new friend, Melissa. I had a blast!

This is my left wrist. It’s an “S” with the birthdays of my boys and my wedding anniversary.

This is my right wrist, a tattoo my sister and I decided on because of a lot of circumstances we’ve had to deal with. It’s a dark branch with autumny colored leaves and the word “survive” in the middle of the branch.

I’m the bottom wrist in this photo.

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posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:16PM CST

CUTE! I have two tattoos. Both on my arms. Hoping to get another soon.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:59PM CST

Thank you! My left wrist was a bit more painful to get done than my right for some reason.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:02PM CST

Well my tattoo on my left arm takes the whole inside of my forearm. It hurt most closest to my hand and by the bend of my elbow. It think it was hitting a nerve.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:05PM CST

Oh yes, the parts closest to where my wrist bends on my left wrist, hurt the worst.

Sara
posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:26PM CST

I love them both!! I couldn’t tell on Twitter what your sister one said, but survive is a great motto to remind yourself every day. :) I love the colors on it! Simplistic and lovely. And the swirly S on the left is SO COOL!!! Beautiful design.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:00PM CST

Thank you!!! I love them both, the survive one is the only one I have with color, my other two are just black.

Katie Seelinger
posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:35PM CST

They are so beautiful! Strong yet delicate at the same time :) Where did you get them?

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:01PM CST

Thank you! We got them done at http://skincandytattoo.com and our artist was Jenny. She was lovely!

Kimberly Gauthier Photography & Photography Blog
posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:35PM CST

I’m getting wrist tattoos too, for my 40th birthday in a few months. I’m so excited. I’m thinking cherry blossoms. Did it hurt?

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:02PM CST

Oh yes, ALL tattoos hurt however because it’s an area with thin skin and a lot of nerves, it’s a bit more painful than say your neck, back, or even upper arms.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 1:59PM CST

I love them.

I have a butterfly on my shoulder and a Celtic knot symbolizing forever on my back (Munchkin’s parents both have that tattoo as well). I’m working on a new one, but I can’t decide!

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:05PM CST

OHH the worst for me is figuring out WHERE to get mine, then I can generally narrow down WHAT to get. After my sister and Melissa got one behind their ears, that seems like where I want my next one.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:06PM CST

Yes. That’s where I’m struggling. I either want a rib tattoo, a hip tattoo or a foot/feet tattoo. But I can’t decide which one. I know what I want in each place — almost — working on designs as it strikes me. But I just can’t pick which one is next! (For my 30th in April!)

Renèe
posted on February 6th 2011 at 2:38PM CST

I do! I actually got my first tattoo almost 2 years ago (this June will be 2 years). I was very adamant that it had to be something incredibly meaningful, and it had to be my own artwork. (Which is why it took me until the age of 35 to decide to get one..)

My whole life, my Daddy always called me “Morning Glory”. When he died, it just about killed me – we were very close. Strength in my faith is one of the only things that really got me through it – so my tattoo is a band of purple morning glories around my lower calf, with my interpretation of a symbol of the Goddess situated in the center of the band, on the outside of the leg. I love it to this day. :)

posted on February 7th 2011 at 7:06PM CST

Your tattoos sound fantastic!

posted on February 6th 2011 at 4:42PM CST

I have a wrist tattoo as well, and it hurt like a mother, but as soon as it was done I said “I want another one right now!” They’re so addictive.

My tattoo is the Celtic tree of life because I am a firm believer in connectivity and a cyclical universe.

My next tattoo will be a very realistic looking honey bee on my foot, a little larger than actual size, because a) I call my boyfriend “honey-bee” lol, but more so because I admire bees because without pollinators we would be doomed. They’re an important part of agriculture.

posted on February 7th 2011 at 7:07PM CST

OH yes my wrists hurt WAY more than my neck ever did!

They are addicting, by the time my second wrist was done, I was already pondering where to put another one lol.

posted on February 6th 2011 at 4:44PM CST

PS: LOVE the new background and header and colors!

posted on February 7th 2011 at 7:07PM CST

Thank you!

Jake Aryeh Marcus
posted on February 7th 2011 at 8:58AM CST

NICE! Oh, yes, I have tattoos. ;)

posted on February 7th 2011 at 7:08PM CST

Yay thank you!

Lynda
posted on February 7th 2011 at 9:46AM CST

Gorgeous tattoos. I like the one Joni designed for you a lot!

I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo, but never have.

posted on February 7th 2011 at 7:09PM CST

Thank you! I think Joni is a freaking amazing artist.

My husband is like that, he sort of kind of wants one but has no idea what to get, I’m sure me bitching about the healing process isn’t helping either LOL!

Lynda
posted on February 7th 2011 at 8:00PM CST

That’s my thing… I would not be able to figure out what to get. I have thought about it before. How have you come up with the designs for your other tattoos?

posted on February 7th 2011 at 8:37PM CST

The Imagine on my neck, my best friend Mary came up with that with the artist.

The one on my left wrist, I knew I wanted something with stars and the dates and Joni did the rest.

The one on my right wrist, “survive” is a very strong word and my sister and I grew up in a very abusive household until I left at 17 and she left at 20-something. The autumn coloring is because our birthday is in October and the branch being a circle with a break it it is to show the BREAK in the cycle of abuse.

Lynda
posted on February 7th 2011 at 10:14PM CST

So much meaning, especially in that SURVIVE tattoo! I just don’t think I could come up with an image that means so much to me and I certainly don’t want to go picking something out of a book.

Jake Aryeh Marcus
posted on February 7th 2011 at 10:23PM CST

For similar reasons, I have a large phoenix on my calf. Let me know if you want a
picture. :)

Maggie
posted on February 7th 2011 at 9:30PM CST

Such beautiful tattoos! I’ve always wanted to get one, but I’ve never settled on a design. I’ve always thought if I got one I’d want it on my inner ankle.

What I like about your tattoo’s is they are timeless. They will never look “dated” and they aren’t some kind of a phase you are going through. Simple, yet beautiful and packed full of meaning. Very nice!

posted on February 10th 2011 at 12:16PM CST

Thank you so much! I would never be able to get a “trendy” type of tattoo, it would drive me nuts!

dysfunctional mom
posted on February 9th 2011 at 4:53PM CST

I love the tattoos. The survive one is awesome.
I have three; a sun & moon that needs to be retouched above my left ankle, a butterfly on my right calf, and a purple lotus on my upper back which is my favorite.

posted on February 10th 2011 at 12:17PM CST

Thank you! I would love another celestial type of tattoo eventually, I just don’t know WHERE yet.

posted on February 9th 2011 at 7:47PM CST

Your tattoos are absolutely beautiful! I have no tattoos (yet), but ones like yours make me want to get one. I have heard from my sisters and friends that once you start, it’s hard to stop.

posted on February 10th 2011 at 12:18PM CST

Thank you! Oh yes, it can be a bit addicting for sure. By the time the artist finished up my second wrist, I was pondering if we had time for a THIRD tattoo somewhere lol.

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