Fuzzy Gumdrop

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Hello all! I'm new here! I'm from Canada (where it is currently freezing cold...). I stumbled across LST while looking for some tips on future tattoos and decided to join! I was bitten by the tattoo bug recently, July 2012 when I got my first piece done. Its a collaboration of things that represent my son (first born). I have a strong fear of needles and pain, but it really wasn't that bad and now I already have ideas for my next 3 tattoos.

Like a mentioned, my first tattoo represents my son. He was born at night, during the year of the rabbit, his birthstone is 'ruby' (the 'red' in the flower) and my personal favorite flower is the Lotus. July's birth flower is the water lily

I was very nervous but my tattooer made me very comfortable, to the point where his assistant thought i had fallen asleep. The most painful was the flower, which was the last part. He let me get up just before that to see it so far and use the bathroom, it made me very happy and helped me get through that last little bit (and want more lol) - he originally quoted me on 5-6 hours because of the van gogh sky but it was completed in 3 hours. I'll be going back to him to get my next few done!

The next 3 tattoos I would like are: on the inside of my arms, just below the wrist, on one side a red-breasted robin with flowers around it flying. On the other a cage with an open door and dead flowers around it. One of my favorite quotes has always been 'A red-breasted robin in a cage puts all Heaven in a rage' and to me, I feel this tattoo would represent it

The next is an infinity symbol on the back of my neck with the words 'Ohana means Family and Family means no one gets left behind' in the loop.

Lastly, just below that is two hummingbirds back to back with long winding tails that entwine in the leaves of a lotus. With symbols for 'Love, Family, Harmony' between the birds, and my last name Shea just below that.

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Oops! That was a mistake. I meant to link to my tattoo, then I saw where I can insert from my gallery...forgot to remove the attachment. I obviously attached the wrong thing x.X

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Welcome!

I encourage you to look around at some of the quality work on this site. There are an infinite number of designs and are a lot of good tattooers out there. Where abouts do you live? Maybe we can recommend some good tattooers. Also, I couldn't help but notice that all of your ideas have a personal meaning. I think getting tattoos for personal meaning is great and it is how most people approach tattoos. I would encourage you to consider getting tattoos that you just like the image or design or artist doing it. There is a whole lot out in the trattoo world. Hopefully we can help you get some good tattoos!

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Brock - Not from Spamland - I live in a town close to Edmonton. The tattooer that did my first, and current, tattoo is a local named Steve Cunningham. I've been looking at different artists though, in Edmonton mainly. A place called Dragon FX seems to be a popular place but its a bit of a pain being just under 2 hours away.

Rocket - Thank you for the welcome! How many tattoos do you have/where/what? haha

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Im Mara. Im totally new to the tattoo world. I have had no work done yet but i ran across the site hoping to get some useful tips for newbies.

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Brock - Not from Spamland - I live in a town close to Edmonton. The tattooer that did my first, and current, tattoo is a local named Steve Cunningham. I've been looking at different artists though, in Edmonton mainly. A place called Dragon FX seems to be a popular place but its a bit of a pain being just under 2 hours away.

Rocket - Thank you for the welcome! How many tattoos do you have/where/what? haha

Don't let a long drive be an obstacle to getting good tattoos. I drive three hours each way to get work done.

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Don't let a long drive be an obstacle to getting good tattoos. I drive three hours to get work done.

This is solid advice. A tattoo is one of the only things that is with you forever. Take the time and care to get exactly what you want, regardless of travel or cost. I waiting 8 months and drove 12 hours to start a piece that i wanted. You can do the same easily.

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