My most recent tattoo.
My idea for this was "the key to my heart". There's supposed to be a keyhole in the middle but somehow it was forgotten. I still love it. The rose is of course to represent love, not to mention I love old school rose tattoos.
Look at the leaves!! So detailed! I love the bits missing out of the leaves, so they're not just perfect leaves, they have character and depth!
A close-up of the heart on the key. You can see a bit of bruising there (these are pics taken hours after getting it done) and boy, let me tell you, that part on the inner elbow hurts like a bitch!! Needless to say, my toes were sweating.
Bobby pin. The idea for this is that if you didn't actually have the key, you were trying to pick the lock with a bobby pin, and obviously it wasn't working ;)
Butterfly! I knew I wanted a butterfly because they're pretty and girly but also because they symbolize a new life, a new beginning. And of course, as a tribute to my boys, the Giants, the butterfly is orange and black! Look how delicate the antennae are!!
This cherry (along with the one on my other wrist) were my very first tattoos when I was 18! I wanted something small and simple, so if I wanted to add to it later I could, and if I chose not to, no big loss.
This is the other cherry, once I added on to it. I wanted to add the bow along with the lyrics "Do not open before Christmas" but it wouldn't fit :( If you really wanna know, the song is "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" by Fall Out Boy and the full lyrics go "The ribbon on my wrist says 'Do not open before Christmas.'" It's kinda emo but I love FOB and I loved the idea of the tattoo. I loved that it's not an obvious FOB tattoo like some other ones I've seen. Oh well.
Two rose outlines. I wanted the old school rose tattoo (I said I loved them!) actually to be outlined in red (which apparently my tattoo artist couldn't do???) but I settled for black. The reason I wanted them to only be outlined and not shaded and colored and whatnot is just because it's different. Lots of girls get rose tattoos, so to be different I just got outlines. Maybe one day I color them in, but I highly doubt that. If anything I'll add more rose outlines (and this time include red!) along with outlines of butterflies and bumble bees!
I also have two sparrows on my upper back but I can't seem to find those pictures! And I know I have them... oh well, at a later date then.
Well, what say you, internet? Against visible tats in the work place? Don't care? Have some yourself that you wanna share with me? Please do!!!