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Tattoo for Motivation?

Friday, November 08, 2013

Aloha Sparkfriends!

Many of you know that I like tattoos. And if you know me, you also know I don't have any... yet, and that I have designated getting one as a reward for weight loss. However, my motivation is waning, I've gained a bit back (so hard to really admit to the world!) So, just this morning I was thinking and it dawned on me... why wait to get one as a reward... how about getting one to boost motivation?

Has anyone here gotten a tattoo for motivation/inspiration to keep you on your weight loss journey?

Just curious. :) I have made no decision on getting one now or not, or what it would be.

Just a few of my hundreds of ideas if I chose wording:
Not with these exact fonts or designes ... then again... maybe.... :)

or a figure:

there are so many I am looking at.... all with deep meaning for me. I don't want anything that's just "cute" or "cool".
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    As a tattooed lady I am of course pro-tattoo. I have a rule that I follow regarding getting a tattoo. I need to have a clear picture in my head for one year of what I want to have done before I get it. That way I know I won't regret it in a month. That's why I will finally be getting a lotus with the number 289 in it either on this trip home or on my next trip out of the sand.

    I really like the line work in the first tattoo. emoticon

    Remember that for words in a tattoo you will need to go a little larger than you might expect so that it is legible.

    Make sure you are happy with your choice before you commit to the ink - the pain is temporary, ink is forever. And once you've gotten your first one you will probably want another emoticon
    1411 days ago
    I think that is a great idea. I like the first one and the last one.
    1413 days ago
    Wow - love all the ones with sayings - every single one is so meaningful!
    Although not a fan of tattoos myself, if you love them and it would motivate you, I say GO FOR IT! What could be a more permanent, and therefor perfect, reminder of your commitments to yourself and your health!
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    The art ones are beautiful, too!
    Let us know what you decide. Other than that, keep on sparking and keep up the good work.
    1414 days ago
    Interesting motivation, if it works, go for it!
    1414 days ago
    I like the first one and the last two images. It's up to you though since it's your body and you're the one that will have to live with the tattoo. I say go with the one that speaks to you the most. Whichever one stands out from the others and the one that you'll still like 20 or 30 or more years from now. Let us know what you decide. emoticon emoticon
    1414 days ago
    Hey Renee, I think this is a fantastic idea! I vote for the first one on this list. I'm sure you are not shocked that i find this a good idea for you.
    1415 days ago
    Wow, what great inspiration. Each one has special meaning for you . . . . it's a very personal decision as each one makes a statement that will be wearing for the rest of your life. In 30 years, which one will really speak to you?

    I really like Kitty's idea . . . outline as motivation, color when you hit your target.

    Can't wait to see what you decide!!!!
    1416 days ago
    I have a tattoo on my lower back, a crane (bird) flying through clouds. Had it done in 1981.

    I like the sun you have - thought about something like that around my navel.

    1416 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I like the pictures - I'm not a big fan of words on tattoos. Just a personal preference, I guess if I truly had something to say I would. I have roses on my ankle and my Pisces fish on my hip; both have meaning beyond just being pretty. I would definitely get another one, I actually have one in mind, but they are expensive and I want to be sure it's absolutely right.

    If you think it would motivate you, go for it.
    1417 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    I would get one that you feel the most comfortable with! If you want to get one with words for motivation, make sure you won't get sick of the phrase in a little bit if it is too long! make sure you get one with a lot of meaning so you will be less likely to be upset with it!
    1417 days ago
  • ROSEHIP:-)
    Love the first one! Color? Or black/white? Some UV would look cool, really cool!!!!

    1417 days ago
  • JULIE700
    I've toyed with the idea of a small tattoo when I hit goal but I like your idea of one as motivation! I like the last one.
    1417 days ago
    I have 2 and love them! I love the first one and think it's a great idea to motivate you!! It will give you strength to go on each time you look at it! I say go for it!!


    1417 days ago
    Love it! I got my last piercing as motivation. I then got the earrings I wanted when I actually hit the goal! You could get the black and white (outline) for motivation and color when you reach a goal!
    1417 days ago
  • NKING1982
    I love the first one, please post pics if you do get one.
    1417 days ago
    I totally love the first two!! Keep us posted on what get if you get one. I'm like you, I want one but don't have any just yet. Maybe that could be a my reward, if I hit my goal by June!!

    Thanks for sharing your idea!! emoticon
    1417 days ago
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