Tattoo, Arm, Wrist, Leg, Sleeve, Skull, Rose, Crow, Bird, Key, Raven, Fox, Sugar Skull, Anatomical, Heart, Octopus, Constellation, White Ink, Black & Grey, Flowers

A few days ago I finally called to be put on the waiting list for my next tattoo, so these are just a few of my favourite’s & some of the inspirations for my own from my Pinterest. I guess, a little sneak peek into what to expect!

I’ve been wanting to get a new tattoo for years now, I settled on what I wanted about two years ago & have been thinking it over since, just to be sure. It’s going to be in quite a visible place (my forearm) & fairly large, so I knew I needed to give myself a while to make sure I’d still love it in decades to come, and that the meaning would still be relevant to me, unlike my first.

The first was small, but absolutely meaningless, a pretty picture, chosen off of a board in a cheap tattooists one summer holiday at 15, I guess purely to show off to my friends when I went back to school. It’s faded now & it’s bled out a lot, it was not quality work at all, though I guess what do you expect from someone willing to tattoo a 15 year old? I don’t regret it, but I do wish I’d had something custom done, something much better quality by a proper artist, or at the very least spent a little bit more time deciding.

The only doubts I’m having about the next is that it will probably encourage me to get even more, I mean, once half your arms covered why not go the whole way? I’m already dreaming of a white ink one for the next, next one…

Filed under: Inspiration


  1. Posted 07.05.2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    That fox sleeve is beautiful!

  2. Posted 08.05.2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    gorgeous inspiration steph! love that first sleeve and the fox one! i got my first one at 16, same story – haha – it’s bled out as well, not the greatest but i don’t regret it too much, it’s of a pegasus and i’ve had an obsession for as long as i can remember. btw think you might enjoy this tumblr from a friend of mine who is a tattoo artist –

    can’t wait to see yours!

      Posted 10.05.2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      It’s beautiful isn’t it, I wish I knew who the artist was, it’s such a nice style, almost painterly. The first sleeve is the guy who’s doing mine :)
      I know soo many people with the same story, I’m just glad I never got like, a tribal back piece or tribal arm band like they all did & really do regret them! I think if you get something you’ve always loved, it’s hard to really regret it, even if it’s not the greatest quality, your Pegasus sounds nice though! Thanks for sharing the tumblr too, really beautiful & inspiring work!

  3. Posted 09.05.2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    When I’m older I’d like to have a tatoo as well, but just a small one :) Can’t wait to see yours! :)

  4. Posted 09.05.2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh what beautiful inspiration! I’m excited to see what you choose. Will it be one of your own drawings? You’re a brilliant illustrator!

    So happy I found your blog – it’s just stunning!


      Posted 10.05.2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, that’s so nice of you! :)
      No, I’m going in with my idea & just letting the artist do his thing, I’m a huge fan of his work, so I know it’ll be really great! I’ve always liked the idea of doing my own, but the reality is I’m too much of a perfectionist, I would spend forever on it trying to get it ‘perfect’ & never end up getting it done, or get it done & then constantly pick faults with it! Hah!

  5. Posted 10.05.2012 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    great inspiration hun!
    i like tattoos so much but i never found something i like a lot on me..and i was always afraid of gettin’ bored of it some years later..these tattoos are just fantastic! i looved the one with the white ink!
    waiting to see yours..i’m sure it will be something reaallyyy nice!

      Posted 10.05.2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I’m really loving the white ink too! A friend of mine had one a few years ago & it has faded to the point it is barely visible anymore, so I guess they are pretty good for people who get bored easily!

  6. Posted 10.05.2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Well I hope that you will show us whatever you decide on! I have always loved the idea of getting a tattoo but after I got my belly button pierced (ahh the teenage years…!) and have since taken it out living two holes I don’t think I am too good with commitment ;)


    ps great tips from your articles on IFB! I learnt some good tricks!

      Posted 10.05.2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

      Oh I will be! It’ll be a little while yet though, his waiting list is pretty long, but it’ll be worth the wait! :)
      Ahh, yeah, I have those two ugly holes too! What is it with teenagers & belly piercings? I barely know any girls around my age that didn’t have it done at some point!
      Glad you found the articles helpful too! :)

  7. Posted 12.05.2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I’ve actually been considering getting a white ink tattoo myself! I think they’re beautiful in their own way and it’d be great for someone like me because I don’t think I’m ready to commit myself to a tattoo that is permanent.

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