This is the tattoo that I did a few days ago. Is in my right shoulder… it means the join of three parts of my life… like -past, present & future- or, maybe, the join of three parts of my family, -my mom (who is going to get it too), my cousin (she got it the same day as me) and I-.
I’m kinda amused with this little dude.
I decided to get it messy, is a Celtic symbol and… I thought it would be even better if it looked old and rundown.
I turn eighteen next month and was deciding about my tattoo.I wanted a quote but then I decided my last name would be more sentimental. I was adopted by my grandparents and my grandpa, who has done everything for me, gave me my last name. He was in the Airforce I was thinking of getting an airplane writing out my last name but not sure on the placement. I want it somewhere easy to cover for a job. And also when I told my grandma she said it was stupid because me last name is going to change.
oh wow, i think it’s a brilliant idea.
i see your grandma’s concern, though i have to say i disagree - whether it’s your legal name by marriage or not, it’s still going to be your “birth” name. i actually think it might hold greater meaning if it’s not your legal name anymore, but still the name your grandparents gave you, because it’ll still carry the same sentimental meaning for you.
(as a side note, in asian culture, the woman doesn’t change her name when married. my mom thinks it’s funny that westerners do that).
for discreet placement, i like the inner arm (biceps or inner lower arm), or on the thigh. you can just wear long sleeves or a longer skirt for interviews, but can still easily show it off by wearing shorts or a tee.
Where in china do you live? i live in china too, in shanghai! and i really want to get a tattoo here, but i've heard mixed reviews about results. what have you heard?
hey, i was just in shanghai last week with my family! i live about two hours away, in wuxi.
and yes, i know - i’ve heard first-hand of people happy with their tats, and also a guy who regretted it. it’s partly why i’m holding back on getting one (and of course, because i’m underage too). i guess in the end we’ve got to make this decision for ourselves.