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  #1  
May 26th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Who has one in memory of their baby? My husband and I are thinking of getting one. We both decided to wait 6 months to a year and if we still want it then get it.

I was thinking something of a dove since that is what Colm means. That or a Celtic cross because St. Colm is said to have brought the Celtic cross to Ireland. Then I was thinking of getting the Celtic knot of motherhood, that way I could commemorate all of my children. So, you see I need to wait so I get what I really want..lol My cousin has a bunch of tattoos and his artist is really good, so I might take all my ideas to him and let him put it together.

So do you have one, and what is it if you do? Can I see a picture?
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May 26th, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I want to get Logans footprint(s) tattooed on me.

My only issue is "WHERE". I'd love them over my heart, where I carry him. But I don't know. I haven't decided.

I had thought about on top of my feet, since I "carry him with me always". But I have ugly feet! (and big ones at that!)

I just don't know!
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May 26th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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I'm not a tattoo type of person. But if I were ever to get one, I'd get Cora's footprint on mine.

I got it from I Spoke With My Child ? A Powerful, Comforting Presentation In there the child said that s/he was walking along the beach with the parent, but the parent couldn't see the footprints because s/he was standing on the parent's feet.
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May 26th, 2009, 03:38 PM
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I wanted footprints, but Ethan's were just too small. So I got this:



I got it 3 weeksor so after Ethan was born and I LOVE it! It's my favorite of all my tattoos (I have 3). It's his initial plus one flower each for him, me, and DH. The photo was taken immediately after I got it - the redness and ink staining are gone now.
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May 26th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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I have thought about it. I wanted to get a rosary around my ankle with two tears coming from the Crucified Christ. But I have yet to find a design with a dignified Christ. And I have Jonah now, so that's three tears (one for my mom, one each for the boys)

I am like Brittanie, and not a real tattoo person, but I would put their footprints on my feet. I don't have Marshall's footprints...and kind of prints, so I would just make Jonah's smaller. I may end up doing that anyway.

I think you just talked me into it
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May 26th, 2009, 04:30 PM
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My husband and I both had ours done on New Year's Eve, exactly 2 weeks after we lost Robert. It was my way of commemorating my son's existance. Mine had to be done a little bit differently because it covered a butterfly I had gotten in college. Mine is on my lower back. I could not sit through having all the color put in the wings or the coloring of his footprints, so my intention was to go back and have it finished, but I got pregnant first, so I will complete it after the next baby is here. I got it on my back because I did not want to have to look at it every second of every day, and I don't want everyone in the world seeing it. I did it for me, and I know it is there. That makes me happy. I carry him with me everywhere I go. Here is my tattoo:

I don't have a pic of my husbands but his is a cross on his shoulder the has the footprints on either side of the cross.
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May 26th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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I'm not a member here I just lurk but I am a member of the pregnancy loss board.
This is the Tattoo that I got after I lost Jeziah. It's the Egyptian symbol for protection and New life. I got it because I feel that my Angel protects me and he is the reason that DH and I got back together so he is the reason for our new life together.

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May 26th, 2009, 06:13 PM
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Where is the wadget eye? I have one on my wrist. let me see if i can find a pic.


I have not gotten one for genevive yet. Both of the insides of my wrists are taken, and my entire right upper arm. I was thinking on the top of my forearm, like on the other side of where that eye is, but not sure how good it would look.
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May 26th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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I am 99% sure if I get one it will e on th etop of my foot. I want to be able to see it, but I also don't want it to be somewhere that is is awlays seen.

My mom would have a cow! But, I don't care.

Tattoo Art - Celtic Art Designs by <B>The Celtic Lady's™</B> Those are the idea behind the mother knot. You have a dot added for each child. So I would maybe do the dot in the color of their birhtstones. Then Possibly have them make it like there is a dove in the middle, or the dove wings aorund the outside. I want it to be personal and no tjust a stock tattoo.
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May 26th, 2009, 06:37 PM
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picasso dove close.jpg on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is really cool! I would so do something like this because it would be there, but not be totally visible. Since I am not a big tattoo person myslef, I really like this.
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May 26th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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picasso dove close.jpg on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is really cool! I would so do something like this because it would be there, but not be totally visible. Since I am not a big tattoo person myslef, I really like this.
I would advise against large amounts of white - it turns yellow very quickly.
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May 26th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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The white would be like that one a dove and small, on teh top of my foot, so maybe a 1.5 inch outline.
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I have Calypso's hand and foot print on my back and her name and dates

2nd Tatt 7/10/2007 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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May 26th, 2009, 07:55 PM
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The white would be like that one a dove and small, on teh top of my foot, so maybe a 1.5 inch outline.
My tattoo artist friends warn about white - apparently it's exposure to sunlight that makes it turn yellow, so if you keep it covered most of the time with your shoe, yellowing might not be a problem.
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May 26th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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I would LOVE to get Katrina's footprints tattooed on me, but I am a HUGE wuss

I told my friend about a month after I lost her that I wanted her footprints on me and she thought it was weird to have footprints tattooed b/c no one would understand why I have them. I really could care less if no one knows why I have them. And Katrina has the most absolute PERFECT feet I have ever seen. Her footprints turned out SOOOO incredibly well. I want that to be a part of me forever. Not to brag, but seriously, look at my avatar pic of her footprints! SO perfect!

now to get over my fears!

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May 26th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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None of my tattoos have hurt that badly, even the tattoo on my foot, which is traditionally painful. And I am what they call "a sissy". Compared to childbirth, tattoos don't hurt much at all!
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May 26th, 2009, 08:16 PM
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she does have beautiful footprints. I have Colm's for my avatar too, not has clear as Katrina's.
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May 27th, 2009, 01:07 AM
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i have 2 tattoo's in memory of jessica my 1st ever tattoo and i was scared of the pain was just her name



and my 2nd is her name and date with a butterfly, (lee did this tattoo)

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May 27th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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Noah's footprints are on my upper left arm, which is the pic in my avatar. I've been inked 6 times and this is, by far, my favorite tattoo (and the 1st one done on me by a woman artist!).
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May 27th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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This is mine for the girls:



This was my 6th tattoo and the least painful for me. The worst one was a Cheshire cat that I have on the outside of my right ankle. I actually wanted to strangle the guy who was going it!! But in the end, I love it!
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