Friday, October 07, 2011

My New Tattoos!


Hey Everyone, 

Today I bit the bullet and got two new wrist tattoos I have been wanting for a while. The pictures aren't great as my wrists are still a little swollen and there is still some excess ink on my arms, but I am really happy with how they turned out and wanted to show you.

 Tattoo #1: Just Breathe

I've had a rough few years and wanted to get something that would remind me to slow down and take a deep breath whenever I am feeling overwhelmed or life feels out of control. I am constantly telling myself to relax and 'just breathe' and thought this would be the perfect tattoo.

Tattoo #2: Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.

I'm not going to lie, these lyrics are actually from a Taylor Swift song. That, however, is not the reason I got the tattoo. I have always been someone who cares what everyone else thinks of me and spend a lot of time and energy trying to make everyone like me. This tattoo is a reminder that not everyone is going to love me and not to worry about those who don't. You can't please everyone.

I realize that tattoos are forever, but I honestly think these will still be meaningful to me at any age. 

Do you have any tattoos? 


xx
Alicia



24 comments:

  1. Kudos on the bravery to do it! I've toyed with the idea of getting one, but I just can't make up my mind what I would want on me "forever".

    I like the TS quote, it sums up so much in one sentance. The Just Breathe one made me think of the Pearl Jam song, which is pretty fantastic too.

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  2. aw i love the last quote you got. really nice! i too always worry about what ppl think of me for some reason.. but this was a nice reminder :) love the tattoos you got! i have a tattoo on my ribs saying the dumbest thing because my highschool boyfriend cheated on me and i was emo hahahaha.. now i regret it. so tahts great that you have a tattoo you wont regret! :)

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  3. your crazy girl that place hurts so bad !!! but I love them !1

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  4. wowza! It's like there's a soft pink glow around the words from where it's a little sore lol

    They look great! At least you won't regret them :) And whilst i'm not a Taylor fan...she makes sense.

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  5. I love your tattoos they are really meaningful!!

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  6. Wow! Amazing..love both phrases...I wish I have the courage to do the same...u're really brave!

    xx

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  7. Love your new tattoos,I already have two,now I want another one:)

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  8. I've got three. The first one is an Old English/Anglo-Saxon word (that I cannot write right now cause I'm using my cellphone) on my right wrist, because I finally finish my degree in English Studies, and it's the first word of the first book we had to read (Beowulf).

    Second is a thistle on my left ankle because I spent one year studying and living in Glasgow, Scotland and I loved it so much.

    And the third is the silhouetes of the Beatles from "Help!" On my right inner arm because I love them, and the reason I love them is my dad and he loved them too, so it's in his memory.

    I started late but I'm loving them!

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  9. You totally went for it!
    I have 2..one on my left ankle and it's like a celtic flower-thing and then I have a dog paw on my right shoulder. I wished the paw was a bit smaller now. Never mind..
    X

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  10. I don't have any tattoos xD

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  11. I am planning to take the plunge and get my first tattoo, a tiny Sanskrit symbol for lotus on my inner ankle, after my exams. Have been wanting to get one for years but I want it to have a deep meaning that really connects with me. Lotus is always looking for the light and has no set roots, it rises from the murky waters out into the sun. and that is what I need to do in my own way :)

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  12. Beautiful tattoos :). Love the second one the best, it looks amazing.

    xxx

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  13. I have four! I have a rose and rosebud on my calf, a line drawing of a lion and the constellation of leo on my upper back (base of neck, between shoulder blades), and I also have two inner wrist tattoos! One on the left: Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace in Latin) and one on the right: Veritas Vos Liberabit (The Truth will Set You Free in Latin). My two inner wrist tattoos are also mementos to me of harder times :)

    Your ink looks lovely! I they both heal well!

    -Candice :)

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  14. they look great! I really want to get a tattoo on my foot

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  15. Those are great tattoos. Simple and the font is really elegant!
    Nicki
    http://singlittlebird.blogspot.com

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  16. Nice! I think those are so nice I never thought of getting words! ha ha But now thinking about it! haha <3

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  17. I love them. What does your first tattoo mean?

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  18. @lillus...the first one is in hebrew and the symbols stand for the saying "this too shall pass" which is my favourite quote.

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  19. They are beautiful! and yes i like you for who you are and hopefully we get to meet. I have two tatts but i am done (hopefully) we will see lol

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  20. aww I love these so much. I'd love a tattoo, but I need to do a lot of thinking on what to actually get first, as like yours, I want something with a somewhat personal meaning behind it that will remind me of the important things in life.

    Alice x

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  21. They are beautiful. I love the saying on the second one. I have a wrist tattoo as well. It is in memory of a young Family member I lost. I know I will never regret it as it will always remind me of him and to stay strong!

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  22. they are beautiful!!!! you are so brave for doing your wrist!!! i know that had to be painful. the wrist with the second quote is so inspiring

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