Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tattoo Tuesday (a new feature!)

Welcome to the first installment of Tattoo Tuesday, my new weekly feature. As you know, I absolutely love beautiful tattoos, so I figured why not show off some of my lovely friends' artwork. If you would like to participate in this feature, simply email me at sometimessweetblog@gmail.com and put "Tattoo Tuesday" as the subject (by clicking on the link it will immediately send me an email with the subject already set up for you!). I will feature one of your tattoos and have you tell us about that tattoo in particular, and also have you answer some general questions! Sound like fun?!

I'm really excited about this and I'm looking forward to featuring all sorts of beautiful artwork.

So, without further ado, our very first lovely lady for Tattoo Tuesday is my friend Ms. Elsie Flannigan!

Name and blog name: Elsie from A Beautiful Mess


Featured tattoo/location: vintage polaroid camera on inner arm

Artist/shop/location: Freaks on Broadway in KC Mo. Shaun did my tattoo, but he has since relocated to Seattle.




1) Tell us about the tattoo you are sharing with us- is there a background story or special meaning? Why did you choose this particular piece of art?

I've never had a tattoo (yet) with a sentimental meaning. My favorite tattoos are lighthearted and are usually of everyday objects and cute things (sewing machines, cute animals, ribbons, bows etc...). I chose this camera because it's my all-time favorite polaroid model!

2) Do you have any other tattoos? If so, what do you have and where?

I also have some thread spools and some cherries.



3) Do you plan on getting more?

Yep. I would like to finish a little half sleeve with crafty/DIY items this year. :) Next up will most likely be a pretty sewing machine.

4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them?

My grandparents are very traditional, so I pretty much hide them at family events. My parents have become really cool about it since all my siblings have them now. :)

my brother's tattoo-



5) Any advice for those interested in getting tattooed but haven't gotten one yet?

I think that it really depends on your personality. I don't easily regret things and I also have a pretty solid style that I've had for a long time. I think that people who change a lot and second guess themselves are smart to be more cautious. I think it's great as long as your really know what you like and don't like! In fact...I think that really specific/unique tattoos are much more fun to look at!



Thanks so much for being "the first lady of Tattoo Tuesday" Elsie! And thanks to all of you for stopping by. You'll see this feature again next week.

xoxo

52 comments:

  1. I am so unbelievably psyched for this feature, kind of spitting i didn't think of it myself, haha! So excited to be seeing this feature in my blog feed every week! :D

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  2. oh, i adore elsie & doren's tattoos!
    i'm am going to love tattoo tuesday :)

    XO.

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  3. I loved this idea! I have always drooled over Elise's Polaroid tattoo.
    I can't wait to see more and maybe send you my pics. ---:)

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  4. makes me want to get a tattoo, but i am certainly one of those people who should be cautious. so far i haven't gotten one. i keep running over the phrase in my head: "i'll get one when i grow up" At 21, who knows when I'll feel that way!

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  5. I really like this new feature. I really want to get a tattoo but I just can't decide what I'd want to have permanently etched into my skin. It's nice hearig other people's stories about tattoos.

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  6. I love love love tattoos! I have four myself. One could actually be considered as about 5 though because it is huge. So far they have all had a meaning behind them...usually traits of my personality is somehow symbolized. I want many more!

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  7. I LOVE these tats they are so adorable!!
    AJ

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  8. Love this feature, Danielle! What an awesome idea!!! Elsie's tattoos are some of my faves. I'm getting my next one during our next visit to Springfield, MO the first weekend of March! Can't wait!

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  9. oohhh this is fun!
    i have 2 that i love love love!
    B

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  10. im also excited to see this new feature i love tattoos

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  11. Whoa, best idea ever. Stoked for Tuesdays now!!

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  12. LOVING this tattoo tuesday!

    i want to participate!!!

    click this link to see some of mine:
    http://violetbellasworld.blogspot.com/2009/11/all-about-laura-photos.html

    much love,
    laura

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  13. I love this idea!! Tattoos are so inspiring, and I am always thinking of getting more more more!

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  14. LOVE this tuesdays will be so fun and colorful now ha!

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  15. I like this feauture! I agree about proceeding with caution in the tatoo world if you're indecisive. I am in that boat and have yet to convince myself to take the plunge! Although I do LOVE admiring the beautiful tattoos of others!:)

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  16. I can't wait to see more of this feature! I have 4 tattoos and have always wanted to share them with others. :) Elsie's tattoos are great, I love them!

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  17. I enjoy her blog, and she is very pretty and interesting girl!! her tattos are cute, i love the camara!! is to bad i don´t have any tatto, but in the future i want a rose, triple goddess chant, sakura flower, and maybe a fairy ejeje!! wonderfull post,
    take care

    muah!

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  18. Ooh cute feature idea!! I am diggin' it. And I adore Elsie.

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  19. What a cute idea...Loving the Tattoo's..Wish I had the guts to get one :)

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  21. So super excited for this new weekly feature! I am always curious (a bit nosy) to see other people's tattoos! Great idea!

    ~Emily

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  22. What a cool weekly feature! Can't wait to see more :)

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  23. i love this!! i've been wanting a tattoo for so long, but my parents and fiance' are not fans. i can't wait to see more :)

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  24. such an amazing idea! i can't read to read more of them in the future! i already have 2, but i want more, so it'll be nice to see others and get inspired!!

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  25. yayyyy elsie! i've always loved her pola tatt :)
    XO.

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  26. what a fun feature, and who better to kick it off than elsie??!!

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  27. lovely feature! i love finding out the meaning behind people's tattoos.

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  28. This is really great. I'd love to be part of this feature!

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  29. great new feature. it will be a big hit.
    i love her Polaroid tattoo.

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  30. Love it. Can't wait until nest week.

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  31. Love this idea. I really want a tattoo so hopefully this wil inspire me. Looking forward to next week!

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  32. I love the thread spools that Elsie has. The colours are wicked.

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  33. I've always wanted a tattoo but I haven't been able to commit to anything yet. I think I've come up with an idea I could stick with but I dare not mention it to keep the idea safe haha. I like this new feature!

    It reminds me of a plan a friend and I had to open a tattoo shop. We wanted to have Tutu tattoo tuesdays and anyone who came in on a tuesday in a tutu would get a discount haha it's that a swell idea!

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  34. what a fun weekly edition!! I can't wait to see some more tattoo inspo!!
    xoxo
    janel

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  35. This is a great idea :) I'll be looking forward to more tattoo love!
    cait xox

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  36. I have a sewing machine tattoo, and I LOVE it so much!

    Sweet lil feature you've put together, can't wait for next weeks!!

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  37. Fun! I'm trying to decide what my next tatoo will be....

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  38. i love elsie's tattoos. they are so cute, cute, cute!

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  39. I'm loving this new feature! I'm currently saving my pennies for my very first tattoo and I can't wait! I'm 28 and I wanted something to represent all the growth and change I went through in my 20's living in a big city. So this is great inspiration!

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  40. This is an awesome feature and I will definitely be stopping by your blog to check it out again!

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  41. hi there, just found your lovely blog through Elsie! As a tattooed, (nose)pierced teacher I have a hard time finding many people outside of my town who understand how I can even have exposed tattoos in education. Luckly living in Juneau, AK people are very open to all types of lifestyles. Thank God! Love your style and that you aren't a big fan of jeans either. I wear skirts and leggings in the snow!!
    Can't wait to check back in.
    :)erin

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  42. Elsie's are beautiful. I love the position of the spools. Great feature idea, I'll be back for sure!

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  43. i love it! can't wait to see more-- and maybe be featured once i finish my current piece ;)

    have a great day!

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  44. I just came over here from Elsie's blog. Love it here and just added you to my reader. Thanks for the great feature!

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  45. I'm super excited about Tattoo Tuesday too!
    I have a half sleeve already and I can't wait to get more tattoos. Hopefully I'll have my feet done by this summer!

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  46. Love this idea! I havent got a tattoo myself but always wanted to get one!! I love elise's polariod tattoo and the cotton reals - awesome!!!!

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  48. I absolutely love the spools of thread!

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