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  #1  
September 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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I have two. I had Duncan's foot prints tattooed on top of my feet. They need to be redone, though. I figure sometime after I have Grayson I'll have them redone. Not looking forward to it since foot tatts hurt pretty bad. My others didn't hurt and were a piece of cake.

I have a decent size tattoo on my left forearm (top). Roman numerals of his birth day and his name on bottom. It's surrounded by stars.

I'm also considering a rainbow baby tattoo. I have plans for quite a few more tattoos.
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September 15th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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I'm planning on getting one but I haven't decided what exactly yet. I will probably get 2 (one for my living daughter and one for Eli). I've thought about getting Eli's footprints on top of my feet. Do you want to share a picture of yours? I might just get his footprints and name and date of birth somewhere else (I think on my hip) and my daughters name on my other hip. I just don't know yet.
I have 2 other tattoos already.
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September 15th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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I have a plan to get one. My avatar is actually my tattoo, I put it there to see if I still love it after a few months, so far I do

I agreed with DH that I would wait 6-12 months before I got it to be absolutely sure it is what I want. I think my DH is thinking of getting one too, I would like to go in together to do it. My plan is for it to gon on the top of my right foot. The knot is a Celtic Motherhood knot. Each dot represents one of my children with their birthstone, the bottom one is for Colm, of course the dove is for him. His name means dove. The hearts are two tone because one is my birthstone and one is David's. It will say "a mother's love" in Gaelic on the other side to balance out the dove.

Six months will be about the time of my birthday inn November, so I might get it as my birthday present. If not then I will wait until his birthday.
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September 15th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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I have a plan to get one. My avatar is actually my tattoo, I put it there to see if I still love it after a few months, so far I do

I agreed with DH that I would wait 6-12 months before I got it to be absolutely sure it is what I want. I think my DH is thinking of getting one too, I would like to go in together to do it. My plan is for it to gon on the top of my right foot. The knot is a Celtic Motherhood knot. Each dot represents one of my children with their birthstone, the bottom one is for Colm, of course the dove is for him. His name means dove. The hearts are two tone because one is my birthstone and one is David's. It will say "a mother's love" in Gaelic on the other side to balance out the dove.

Six months will be about the time of my birthday inn November, so I might get it as my birthday present. If not then I will wait until his birthday.
I LOVE it!
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September 15th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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I got Noah's footprints tattooed on my upper left arm. It's closest to my heart, and when he and Julia were in utero, he was on the left side. DH also got a tattoo to commemorate Julia's and Noah's "twinship". He got Noah's footprints intertwined with 6 roses; the roses are there to honor Julia (her middle name is Rose). I'll post some pics of my tattoo and DH's tattoo when PhotoBucket decides it wants to cooperate

In addition, I want to get this at some point to celebrate Julia's and Noah's "twinship" (if that's even a word ...) ...



These characters are known as "Little Twin Stars" and I think this is positively perfect. Notice how the star is tied to the boy with a pink bow? Priceless.
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September 15th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Barb, if photobucket is being difficult, upload them to flickr
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September 15th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Barb, what a perfect little tattoo to celebrate Julia and Noah's "twinship"!
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September 15th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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i have 2, 1 is just her name it was my 1st tat and was pretty scared so went for little and then i have her name birthdate and a butterfly in the middle
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September 15th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Here is mine right after I got it (pardon the freckles):



I wanted Ethan's footprints but they were too small. I wear sandals year round, so I see it everyday, and it just makes me SO happy. I got it 3 weeks after he was born.
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September 15th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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I am definitely getting Logans footprints. I just haven't decided where or when.

I am debating either on the top of my foot (like you got) or on my chest above my heart.

I am thinking though of doing one footprint of Logans and one footprint of Ellas, and I guess their names, birthdates and something symbolizing that he passed away. I've been grappling with what EXACTLY to do for a long time.

Britt, I would love to see a pic of the one on top of your foot!
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September 15th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Here we go! Photobucket is cooperating (finally) ...

DH's tattoo. On upper left arm (armband), as this is closest to his heart. Beautifully custom made by Jared at Psycho Clown Tattoos in Ft. Worth (couldn't help but give him a shout out here) ...



Mine, Noah's footprints on upper left arm. Beautifully done by Hannah at Modern Image Tattoo in Ft. Worth (couldn't help but give her a shout out, too) ...



Both photos were taken shortly after the tattoos were done.
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September 15th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I went with over the heart.
These are her actual footprints with her name.




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September 15th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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It's on the back of my left shoulder. Those are their footprints.
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September 16th, 2009, 05:25 AM
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I don't plan on getting one, but if I were ever forced to get a tattoo a memorial tattoo would be the only thing I would consider. And I must say...based on everyone's pics,...they have all turned out very nicely! What a nice way to remember!!
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September 16th, 2009, 06:39 AM
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I don't have a picture of his foot print tattoos on this computer. I need to take some pictures.

Arm picture:

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September 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Beautiful MEMORIES
i just have a bracellet. I,d love a tatoo of her feet for sure but am suck chicken with tatoes

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September 19th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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Dh got his tatt in Jan. I am still debating what I want. Also, dh and I don't have any income and getting a tatt is the last thing on my mind right now. I want to do something with all my kids in it and make Dominic's different. DH got 3 birds on his arm and Dominic's Bird has a halo over it and that bird is watching over the other 2 birds (Alyssa and Tristans). There is also a countinuous ribbon running thru them and it has their names. We both love his tatt but I am not sure our family is conplete, I feel I want another baby. I will probbaly get a memorial tat after DH gets out of marine's boot camp since we will finally have another income soon.
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