Monday, 11 June 2012

Tweet, tweet...

Nope, this isn't a reference to my twitter (shameless bit of self promo there), it's actually a post dedicated to my new tattoo idea! I do ramble on about tattoos alot, I love them, and hopefully if I have the willpower to save up this summer, this will be my first bit of ink!

I've always wanted my first tattoo to be relevant to the passing of my grandparents, last year. Mainly because it reminds me how close I was to them, how they have shaped me as a person and how their loss affected my family. So, the idea is this - an open birdcage, with a dove flying out. Now, either under the dove's wing or on the door of the birdcage will be my grandparents initials: "J" for Joseph, "M" for Margaret. The 'meaning' of the tattoo is my belief in the Holy Spirit guiding my grandparents into the afterlife upon their death. And a birdcage, well, because I love them!

The hardest thing to pick is the design of the birdcage, and I've found a few ideas here:

All images found on weheartit

My favourite design is the last picture (just above), I think I'm going to take that image to my local tattoo place and ask them to sketch it! Minus the handle on top and the birds. So, what do you think? :)


Hev said...

Love them! I recently got my first tattoo a week or so ago, after wanting it for years. I got a feather on my wrist and I'm so glad I finally bit the bullet. Mine is personal too and for my grandparents, so it's nice to have a little reminder. I definitely think you should get it done! I could be wrong, but I think the last photo is a blogger's (or very, very similar to her's) called Rhiannon, her blog is but I remember seeing on her youtube that she had a similar tattoo on her foot, but might give you more ideas even if it's not the same one :)
Sorry for the mini essay! xx

Gabby said...

@Hev; Ooh you're persuading me more and more to get it done! Just have to save up the money now! Also thanks for the heads up, I'll head on over to her blog :)
No apologies needed for a nice comment my dear!