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    My DD tatoo

    So my DD who is 28 yr old is getting another tatoo. I really don't like her doing this to her body but she said that this is her way to honor all the strong independent women in her life. Her paternal and maternal grandmothers both loved to sew as well as all of her aunts on my side. I love to sew and plan to teach both her and her sister as well as my grandchildren to sew. They all have their own Featherweight sewing machines to use when they are old enough.

    I also have always loved the Dogwood flower, and my fireplace mantel has several dogwood themed items and painting of a dogwood hanging over it. When she was a little girl, I told her about the legend of the dogwood, and cross stitched the legend in a beautiful picture we've had in our living room since then. She's not particularly religious so this must mean more to her than she realizes.

    Anyway, she is just as independent and is having the tatoo done today and I don't know where it's going on her, I hope it turns out as pretty as this pic, because it's big and can never be removed!
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    It is her body and they are making advancements in tattoo removal all the time. I was in a bridal shop about 4 years ago and they had a little suitcase full of different shades of large bandages that were for covering tattoos. I thought what a good idea because some tattoos just don't look good with some bridal gowns.

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    Beautiful tatoo
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    DD got a visible tattoo when she was in college. DH and I paid to have it removed for her graduation present. There is now an ink that can be removed if the person would insist on it being used.
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    It is beautiful better then what most have. my daughter got 1 of hers removed.

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    I don't get it; surely I'm too old and from a different 'culture,' but I can not imagine doing this out of "respect". Why not continue the heritage, the tradition, the craft of creating beautiful things rather than just wearing something on her skin to honor her strong female relatives?
    I love that we have the freedom in this country to do whatever we wish, though! I definitely support that!

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    I don't get it either. Granddaughter in law and Grandson has them and are visible. Tatoos don't look good on old people, just the way it is.
    Tatoos do not signify a strong person of any kind to me. Just the way I think.
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    My daughter just had one done yesterday, Not much I can say she is 40.

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    Just imagine the laughs that attendants will get in nursing homes in the future as all of these tattoos start to sag and bag!!

    p.s. my son and his wife have them, too!
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    They seem to be all the rage at the moment, a bit like piercings were are few years ago. I really hope the go out of fashion before my children are old enough to get one. I don't mind the ones that can be covered up so much but I have seen ones that are on the throat, face and side of the neck that just can't be covered (unless they wear a ski mask LOL), I really hope they thought long and hard about those ones.
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    It is a lovely picture, but I would rather see it digitized so it could be stitched out on my embroidery machine!! Sorry, I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I think our bodies are too beautiful to deface with permanent tattoos. What looks good at 20 will look REALLY bad at 50!! Trust me!
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    It looks like a very nice tat to me wish I had some but am to old now

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    I don't like tattoos but even worse, there is so much detail on that, it will be very painful to be done. Ounch. I think it would make a cool embroidery design though...

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    i used to work in a nursing home and a woman had gotten permant blue eyeliner when she was younger...first of all, OUCH! Second, it runs into the wrinkles!

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    Never too old - had my first one - a small blue flower at 40 and then another one 2 years ago of both my DDs' initials entwined near my ankle I am now 58!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by sassey View Post
    It looks like a very nice tat to me wish I had some but am to old now

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    I've always wanted a tat!!! MY DIL has a beautiful one, and one of my best friends just got one...he's 62! I had my chance years ago...my friend and I went to get tats, and she went first...I chickened out!!

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    My dearest friend had a "Swinging Friar" put on her ankle when she was 65, she had another bat and ball put on her other ankle. Her son thought it was funny that he didn't have a tat - but his 65 year old mother had 2. She has since had eye brows tattoo'd also.

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    I don't even want to wear the same clothes from year to year, I can't imagine having to look at something permanent on my skin forever!! To each his own!

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    Its an odd tatoo considering your DD doesn't sew yet...if it were I would ask her to honor your sewing tradition in a different way.
    Our youth doesn't seem to understand the permanence of tatoos or the impermance of their youth.
    On the up side...the next generation will think tattos are a totally old fashioned parent thing to do LOL

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    just imagine a tatto of a German Shepherd dog---in time turning into a Charpay (sp), but the mental pic priceless........my daughters and one granddaughter have a few, covered by clothing except in the summer! I am not into self-mutilation.

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    My husband and youngest son have tattoos. I don't like them but I didn't pay for them. Suggest to your daughter to quilt that into a wall hanging addressed to you. It would be beautiful as an appliqued or embroidered. Wouldn't cost as much and would be much healthier in the long run for everyone. When I had to have markings (tattooed dots)for my radiation treatments, that was enough for me. I have become a real pantywaist in regards to needles in regards to injections and a tattoo that I don't have to have will not be attached to my person. Anymore I see a needle, I get empathy pains in my maximus glutemus.

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    that will make a beautiful tattoo but would make an equally beautiful wall hanging which could last after the body is gone

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    Makes me think of the joke I heard last year. All these people are getting breast and penial implants, and in 20-30 years we will have nursing homes full of residents with perky boobs and hard ons and they won't know what to do with them. Guess Tatoo's are not so bad after all.

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    i have three daughters: two of them are tattooed. they are both artists, with degrees in studio art. their tattoos are personal--each of them has a meaning to them. one has extensive tattooing that is her husband's artwork. she said that even if something happened to the marriage, she would keep it as a part of her story. (all of her other tattoos are significant in her life, as well.) the other daughter has two small tats that are hers alone, and has a huge side torso tattoo that she designed in honor of her scandinavian/scottish heritage: it is intricate norse knotwork that is a lion, rampant, with a banner across that reads, "the daughter of a lion is also a lion." (youngest kid says that she would rather wear her art on her body than hang it on a wall. it can never be stolen or defaced when it is with her.)

    even though i'm pushing 65, i have my tattoos picked out for if/when the moment arrives. left foot, in script, "prone to wander". right shoulder, lines from charles bukowski (for jane)--"when you left, you took almost everything. the tigers have found me, and i do not care..." we are living with parkinson's here, and after almost 45 years of marriage, the struggle is getting harder and harder. if i outlive him, those last lines will be mine, and his disease will have taken almost everything. it should never be forgotten. maybe that's what motivates the young to wear so much ink. some things should never be forgotten...
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    I don't understand the infatuation with tattoos but different strokes for different folks.....

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