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My First TATTOO!!!! (w/ pics!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

I got my very first tattoo on my anniversary this weekend! AAAAHHHHHH!

I'm not going to lie, I was pretty nervous once we were in the shop, but the tatoo artist, Travis, was wonderful! Although this was actually quite spontaneous - I literally blurted out the night before our anniversary, "hey, let's get tattoo's!" - I had been thinking about getting this for a long while. And we did our research the night before and honestly we couldn't have picked a better place. If anyone lives in the San Diego area, I highly recommend Propaganda Tattoo in Point Loma.

Anyhoo...we both got bird tattoo's! Sparrows, to be specific. We have a thing for birds and we call each other birds, so we'd always wanted neat bird tattoo's. Plus, in the navy, it is common to get a sparrow tattoo once you've sailed so many miles, so it has an extra bit of meaning for B. Apparently, if you drown at sea, the sparrows will come carry your soul to heaven, so at least we're covered if we ever drown! ;) Plus, sparrows mate for life and symbolize loyalty and fidelity. LOVE :)

Me right after.

Closer up.

We took these on my phone, so I'll put better ones up from my camera once I load them to my comp, as well as a pic of B's. His looks almost exacty the same except on the wing where I have the "om" symbol, he has a fish. I like mine better! (But I still love his, too.) It was a really neat experience and I'm honestly totally in love with my new art. I think it's really me. :)

Gotta go to class now, but I'll update you on the rest of my fantabulous anniversary weekend later!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JESSABELLA23 6/29/2011 3:17PM

    beautiful idea, and a beautiful piece of work for both of you.

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LEN_VERSION32 6/24/2011 11:24AM


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FROGGERHKC 6/24/2011 10:35AM

    Ooooh I love it!!!

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REEKU731 6/24/2011 10:32AM

    Awesome tattoo!!! It looks fabulous and I think the meaning behind them makes them truly special! Welcome to the world of the tattooed folk!!!


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CHRYSTALM0214 6/24/2011 10:15AM

    That's really pretty!

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LIL_EZZY 6/24/2011 4:54AM

    I think that is gorgeous.

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PIR8CHIK 6/23/2011 11:55PM

    Really pretty ! I like the design on it!

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KJOHNSON011 6/23/2011 11:28PM

    love it!

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LOREENYK 6/23/2011 10:20PM

    That's really cool. I want one on my ankle - something that reflects my new-found love of running and completing my first marathon!

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KEEPGOING87 6/23/2011 10:07PM


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ANGEL_GRAVER 6/22/2011 8:47AM

    Very nice! I'm hoping to get my 2nd one on Friday. It also has meaning for me and my hubby (not saying any more until after I have it! LOL!).

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JULIANAM 6/21/2011 11:31PM

    wow love it!! so cool!

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/21/2011 12:26PM

    Beautiful tattoo and meaning behind it.

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BROCOLIJOLI 6/21/2011 12:01PM

    Yours is super cute and all the meaning behind it seems perfect. Congrats and happy anniversary!

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LEASH119 6/21/2011 11:54AM

    hey girlie that is soo beautiful!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! :)

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FITBECKSRN24 6/21/2011 11:23AM

    love the new tat! =)

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GODDESSELLIE07 6/21/2011 9:53AM

    Love it!

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NDRINGWOOD 6/21/2011 8:49AM

  Love your new tat! It, and you, look beautiful!

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KAYKAYRUNNER 6/21/2011 2:15AM

    oooooo! I LOVE It! beautiful!

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JETERSGAL729 6/21/2011 2:01AM

    That is so pretty!!! You're a lot braver than me! My tattoo is tiny and took about 5 mins to do! lol

But maybe one day I'll be brave enough for a larger one! :)

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SLEEPYDEAN 6/21/2011 1:43AM

    It looks really good. Seems kind of big for a first one - sounds like you toughed it out to make it through. And so cute that you both got the same one!

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HIKINGSD 6/21/2011 12:34AM

    What a beautiful tat!

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LOVELYW14 6/20/2011 11:13PM

    WHERE IS THE LOVE BUTTON!!!!! I wish I had one to press on this blog!Aww...this is so sweet! I love this.....I'm on a mission to find me a sparrow that will mate with me for life! emoticon . I am soooooooooooo happy you enjoyed your Anniversary. It tells me that true love still exist!!!! emoticon

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CHRISSY1012 6/20/2011 10:06PM


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HILLERYH 6/20/2011 9:59PM

    So beautiful! I love that its just black. Simple. Lovely meaning. I loves tattoos... have 3 myself! Beware, they can be addicting... :)

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HDHAWK 6/20/2011 9:58PM

    So pretty. I love it! I have 2 and am thinking about getting a third. Not sure what or when yet.

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LEANNE3661 6/20/2011 8:33PM

    Thats really cute! My last tattoo was a pair of sparrows and even though my husband and I are no longer together I still believe in soul mates, I just hadn't found the right one for this life!

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  It's beautiful!!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/20/2011 7:18PM

    very nice!

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KAITMEND 6/20/2011 6:55PM

    very nice! congrats!

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JENNIBEAN 6/20/2011 6:43PM

    That is just beautiful! They did a great job and I love the symbolism behind it. Awesome anniversary gift!

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RUNNER12COM 6/20/2011 6:27PM

    You know I'm a fan of ink, sporting three of my own. So I LOVE this tattoo of yours. And very cool that you both have the same art. Love it!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 6/20/2011 6:12PM

    It looks great and I love the meaning behind it! You're a rebel! :)

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    Ooooh,I Like it!! That's the exact same spot I want to get my 2nd tattoo!

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WONDERBUG381 6/20/2011 5:53PM

  emoticon & Beautiful work & nice choice

I love tattoos, have 6 myself.

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