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4/27/10

Are they really addicting?

My First time...


When I was 18 I decided I was going to rebel against one of the things my mother hated most, tattoos. So I went with a friend, and chose "Rabbit". It's a Chinese character that symbolizes the year I was born. I get some pretty crazy looks every time I tell someone that. They always assume first that it's some sort of sexual thing. It really isn't though! I was born in the year of the rabbit, I have always been fascinated by the Chinese Zodiac.


 It almost describes me to a T...


Rabbits are private individuals, a bit introverted and withdrawn. People are born into this sign would rather work behind-the-scenes instead of being the center of attention in any situation. They are very friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends whether at a business dinner or a holiday party. Rabbits just like to be a part of the gang as opposed to the leader of it. The Rabbit is also one of the most stylish of all the animal signs, and has a very artistic nature. They really enjoy painting, music, and expressing themselves. It is a sign of peace, and they are often wise, tranquil, and considerate people.There are 12 signs in the Chinese Zodiac, so each one only comes every twelve years. There are also five elements, metal, wood, fire, water, and earth. So the element alternates each time the sign comes around. I was born in 1987 & I am a "Fire Rabbit" Fire adds an unspoken magnetism and mystery to the Rabbit. These people have a burning desire to get out and live life to the fullest. They are adventurous and love anything that sparks their creativity or curiosity. They can throw tantrums here and there, if provoked, but most of the time they work very hard to avoid conflict or confrontations. Fire Rabbits are charming and tend to push their emotions into the backs of their minds, but will speak up if necessary. They are extremely organized and the best way to throw a Rabbit off is to remove something from its sitting place. They are so orderly and their homes and offices so clutter-free that it is sometimes a point of humor with their friends. Rabbits are modest in their decorating choices and choose different shades of green such as sages and turquoises.

Another? Yes Please!

This post was supposed to be about how I want to get another tattoo, but I got into the whole zodiac thing. So anyway, I have been thinking so so much lately about getting another tattoo. The hubby and I really wanna do something together if we can figure out what. I've always heard so much controversy about getting names done, but I am REALLY wanting to get his name tattooed on me somewhere, not sure where though.  

We really like the idea of the sparrows, one for each of us. They are of course originally meant for sailors. They are known for traveling great distances & always returning home. So they are supposed to act as talisman to bring a sailor home safe. That's enough right there to convince me! The sparrow is also known to choose a soul mate and stay with them for their entire lifespan. So it seems fitting... as he is my sailor, and my soul mate. 

I really like this one...

I would do something original of course, I've tried drawing it out before but got impatient with it at the time, so guess I will have to try again!



 

16 comments:

  1. oh man, they are so addicting. I love the idea to get sparrows since they mean something to both of you.I just got a new one 2 weeks ago...and now I already want another one!

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  2. lol Yeah I've heard they are very addicting, and I've been thinking about this for a while but lately its getting worse. My hubby doesn't have any yet so it will be his first time which is exciting to me to be able to be there. how many do you have?

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  3. I have 6. stars on my shoulder, hearts on my lower back, flowers on my hip, peace love and music notes on my foot, cherry blossoms on my wrist..and the newest one is picasso's dove on my ribs :)

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  4. Awesome :) You make me even more excited to do it! lol I'm definitely gonna have to start thinking of designs for us...

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  5. yay :) I think me and Danny might get our wedding date tattooed on us. Haven't decided yet!

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  6. That's a good idea! I love it! :)

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  7. They are addicted, and I still only have one. I do however have like 5 planned out! lol

    Right now I have a sparrow with my Hubby's name. I got a Sparrow with his name because of what it symbolizes. They are loyal, 1 mate for life, never gives up and family oriented. I plan on getting another soon, as Sparrows come in Pairs :)

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  8. U know my first tattoo was a Anchor with my husbands initials in them and everyone told me it was a huge mistak and kept saying what u guys divorce but see i didnt think that way at all.. and alot of people also has said well he isnt even gonna be in the navy forever so why did u get that, well because 1 i love anchors and 2 it will show how once in our life the navy was a huge part of it and we have a history with it, I know alex and I wanna get tattoo's with each others name, and then i'd love to get a rose and have our wedding date runnning down the stem of the rose, so if thats something u guys really wanna do then go for it.. i am def getting more. and so far those r the 2 others i wanna get, not sure which will come first but i so agree with ya, i mean me and alex have beeen wanting to go get something done together and i think it will form kind of a stronger bond, if u think about it getting a couples tattoo is a wonderful thing i think..

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  9. @ Christina

    Thats exactly what I was wanting to get, and since they come in pairs we were each going to get one. I love the way they look, we wanna have it done before he deploys.

    @ Lisa

    Thats a cute idea I didn't know you had that! That's what everyone always says, "What if you divorce?" but I don't worry about that part I know we'll be together for the rest of our lives. I agree it's something special and there is some sort of bond created Im sure.

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  10. I have only 1 tattoo right now on my lower back on the right hip, just below the waistline (sorta invisible unless I show it or I'm in a bikini). It's just simply script "Amen" with a halo around the A. It stands for my full name (before marriage) and my religion, I got it when I turned 19..or was it 20?? I can't even remember! lol I want to get another one with the word 'forte' in pretty script. Forte means strong in Italian and it's also a music term. My sister wants the same thing (we're both musicians) so maybe one day we'll go get it together. Hubby doesn't have an tattoos, he wanted one when he first joined the Navy but has since decided not to get one. For whatever reason he's not into them anymore and sees them as a bad thing. That doesn't stop me from wanting another! lol

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  11. The sparrow is a sweet idea! I may just have to steal it. I have seen them before

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  12. @ Ashley

    Mu hubby doesn't have any either he says he wants one so we'll see if he actally gets it! I hope so cuz I think it would be so awesome to get them together!

    @ Emily

    It's okay I don't mind if you steal it! lol They are pretty popular I've heard, but it really means something to me that's why I want it :)

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  13. I'm going to agree with the sparrow idea! I love it.

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  14. Thanks @ KelseyC! I'm so excited now can't wait to have them done!

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  15. VERY addicting! (I have my next five all planned out!) I like your reasons for sparrows, very sweet :)

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  16. Thanks that's too cute, how many do you have now?

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