7/30/2012

White Ink...Take 3! The finished product

Yesterday while we were meandering around the beach I spotted, out of the corner of my eye, a tiny white feather floating along the top of the sand. Instantly I scooped it up and grinned from ear to ear as I twirled it between my index finger and thumb. My loved ones in heaven, my guardian angels, were with me and sending a happy hello. 
I quickly motioned Carl over to me and asked that he take this picture so that I could remember my latest feather encounter (please ignore my chipped/disgusting nails. I promise they're far more 'lady like' today) If you've followed along in my tattoo journey you'll already know the significance of a white feather and my reasoning behind choosing this as my tattoo (if not, don't worry. You can catch up by reading my two previous posts, White Ink and White Ink...Take 2). But it wasn't until late last night, while uploading the pictures from yesterdays beach adventure, that I realized I STILL hadn't posted about the finalized version of my tattoo. Sorry folks, I'll admit I'm a slacker. I had fully intended to compose this post weeks ago, but milestones in my life and other arrangements meant that it took a back seat. Last night as I stared at this picture (which I haven't fiddled with in the slightest - Jackie this is what it looks like in the flesh) I admired it's subtle beauty and simplicity. I love the flow and lack of perfect symmetry, I love the elegance it has and how it reminds me of a beautifully formed scar. This kind of tattoo, or any tattoo for that matter, won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it's exactly what I wanted and I'm in love. 
After 2 touch ups, and 5 months of healing I am over the moon that it is completely healed. I can now enjoy it, in all of it's understated glory,  every single day of my life.  I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and did it. I could not be happier with the result.

Thanks for reading, love bugs! Enjoy the rest of your Monday!
Lots of love, love, love

31 comments:

  1. PETAL! I'm not a huge tattoo person but I seriously love yours! So delicate and feminine ;) Plus, the sweet meaning behind it!!!

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    1. Petal!! Aww, thanks so much! I'm so glad you like it! I'm not a big tattoo person either and it took a lot of careful consideration when deciding whether to do it or not. I'm SO glad I did! :) xoxo

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  2. wow! that is so pretty. I usually dont love tattoos but I really like yours. its girly and sophisticated! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

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    1. Hi Hunny! Thanks so much for such a sweet comment and WELCOME to the weird and wonderful land of Amanda! I'm so thankful you're following along, and I'll definitely pop on over and say hello! Happy Monday, doll! xoxo

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  3. I'm totally not a tattoo girl, but I love this...it's so feminine and delicate!

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    1. Neither am I, Lauren! But I just LOVE white tattoos (well, when they're understated and not maahooosive) so I went with my gut and did it. So glad I did and I'm tickled pink that you like it too :) Thanks for such a sweet comment, as always ;) xoxo

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! I know I've already said that before but seriously...that is the prettiest, most delicate tattoo I have ever seen. It almost makes me want to get one for myself. And really...can the meaning behind it get much sweeter?!!! I think not. You're a doll :-) xoxo

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    1. Awwww, thanks love bug! You're always so sweet and your comments always make me smile :) xoxo

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  5. Oh I am in love! I have been wanting a white tat for years now and keep getting mixed opinions about them! Yours looks amazing!

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    1. Awww! Thanks, Shannon!

      Yeah, I've heard mixed reviews as well. My tattoo artist told me the way the final tattoo heals & looks has a lot to do with your skin tone. People who are naturally very pale can pull off white tattoos better than those with an olive complexion/darker skin tone. They stand out and stay 'white' the paler you are. If you were ever seriously contemplating getting one I'd bring your idea/a picture of the design you want to your tattoo artist and ask for their opinion on how the white ink would turn out on your skin! And keep in mind you'll probably have to have it recolored at least once! :)xoxo

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  6. I just LOVE the meaning behind your tattoo! And it's so "YOU." Loved this post! It look great. :-) Have a fab weekend lovey dovey!!

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  7. Why did you get it touched up so soon? I just recently got a white ink tattoo (today) and wasn't considering a touch up until years down the track! Should I consider it sooner?

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    1. I got it touched up because my tattoo artist added 'fullness' to my feather (i.e. more 'whisps.') I've had it nearly 2 years now and it still looks just as bright and lovely as when I first got it.

      I wouldn't consider touching yours up unless it's faded considerably. Everyone's skin tone is different - so go with your heart! If you're content with what it looks like, don't touch it up! :)

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  8. I love this Tattoo! Could you please share a picture of what it looks like right now? It would be so interesting to see the development!

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