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Thread: Do you have what it takes to be a young modern quilter?

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    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    My eldest son has two....shoulder to elbow. He designed them both. One is a dragon, (he has loved dragons since he was a small child), the second one is a Celtic cross for his Irish heritage. His next one he wants to have done is a phoenix done on his head...he is bald. While I am trying hard to convince him not to do that one, he is trying to convince me to get a small one on my back to cover a very ugly scar that I was left with after having a cebaceous cyst removed. I am considering a hummingbird...but am waiting until the last of the "dissolving" stitches works its' way out. (Note sarcasm on dissolving. ;) ) I had this removed 5 years ago, and am still having stitches work their way out!!!!


    Patti-

    Ask a whole lot of questions before tattooing a scar. I have a 14 inch scar down my spine from a spinal surgery and thought of having it tattooed- something like a vine or something. I was told that the scarring was too deep- The layers of skin healing in the scar are too disorganized, and the tattoo could go very wrong- with ink going where you don't want it. If its like a little bullet scar, I would think you can tattoo around it successfully, but I would go with someone very experienced and ask a lot of questions.

    I do think that getting a tattoo to celebrate triumph over illness is a very healing thing. A celebration of life.

    good luck.
    Patti

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    I also had thought of covering a scar with a tattoo and was told by nurse whose husband is tattoo artist that was often a bad idea. depends on depth of scar. the texture of the skin is difficult. but it can be worked around the scar by a good artist though. good luck from me as well.

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    Hazeljane and anima57...

    Thanks for that info. I had no idea!!! I will definitely ask lots of questions before making a final decision...and if I wind up leaving it as is, so be it. :)

    Patti

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    some of them are really very cool. My three kids and hubby all have some. But for me not yet and as old as I
    am probably never. Thanks Pam I needed a good laugh to start my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I hope I never suffer from alzheimers but if a doctor ever tells me I have it, the first thing I'm gonna do is get a tat of my name and home phone number along with my DH and kids names so they can identify and who I belong too. I'm not joking I am seriuos. After watching my DGM I am terrified of getting it and already have made plans. Told my hubby if I wonder into the woods to leave me there.
    That's a great idea if you can remember you've had it!

    My MIL got a shamrock (my suggestion since her b'day is St. Pats) on her hip for her 70th birthday! She said everything that was gonna sag already was! She's a hoot. Elizabeth Spannring has a feathered heart tat on the inside of her wrist. I liked that one, but will probably never get one myself. I so don't do pain!

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    Pam that was a good one, I'll have to remember that one when my grandchildren try to get me to get one.

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    What a great thread....love the creativity, artistry and stories tattoos relate, but their permananence would be a problem for me. Hazeljane your tattoo is beautiful, and to so many of you, your tattoos are deeply meaningful and are marks of your life journey.

    It is unfortunate, but true, most workplaces are intolerant of tattoos, and many talented and lovely people are denied work, relationships and community, based on the ink on their skin.

    Will I ever get one....well, never say never....but highly unlikely....too wrinkled and scarred by life's journey to ever be a suitable canvas.

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    You sound like such a lovely person.

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