Getting a new tat

Posted by barb on Feb 13, 2007 in Random Thoughts |

I’m going to visit Mushi next weekend, and one of our missions is for the two of us to get tattoos (we’ve been planning to do this for about 5 years). I have a crescent moon and stars on my shoulder already that I got about 11 years ago, and I’m ready for something new.

The new tat will be on my right ankle, and it will feature a dragonfly. I’m still deciding about the exact design, though. My first thoughts were to have an anklet, but I’m now waffling on that one. Here are a few pics I’ve found of designs that I like:

This one caught my eye because it could easily be turned into an anklet, and it would be fairly subtle. However, it’s a little cutesy, and I’m not sure that’s what I want on my ankle.
Candidate 1 [Photo removed – 1/2014]

This one could also be turned into an anklet fairly easily. I’d certainly choose different colors – probably blues and purples.
Candidate 2 [Photo removed – 1/2014]

But I’m now thinking I might go for a more realistic-looking dragonfly, and not make it into an anklet. Here’s one on that order:
Candidate 3 [Photo removed – 1/2014]

And now that I’m looking back through these, I’m not sure which one to choose. I think the decision is between something like the second or something like the third one. I know that the tattoo artist will make these designs his/her own, so mine won’t look exactly like these pictures, but it’s the overall style that I’m thinking about: anklet versus not and realistic versus a little cartoonish.

Any opinions/thoughts out there?


Feb 13, 2007 at 10:34 am

Hmmmm… I’m torn on ankle tattoos. I’ve seen good ones and I’ve seen really, really bad ones that make a person look like a cheap hooker. I suppose the difference is in the quality and detail of the design.
But then, I’m no one to talk – I think the reason it’s taken 5 years is because I can’t figure out where to put the damn thing. I want to be able to see it, preferably every day, but I also don’t want it to be visible during, say, a job interview. And being fat just makes it harder – stomach and hips are plain out of the question. Hee hee.
Your shoulder tattoo looks somewhere in the middle between realistic and cartoony – that might be a good guide for your dragonfly. I’m a fan of the realistic, myself. I’ve always loved the subtle coloring of your shoulder tat. Very sexy.

Feb 13, 2007 at 10:37 am

Whoops – I just commented on the picture instead of your blog…someone’s not going to know what the hell I’m talking about…
I still love the second one…but YOU are the one that has to love it!
(And now I totally want another one too…)


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