Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tattoo Tuesday V.48


Name and blog name: Tiffany at http://sweeet-stars.blogspot.com/ and http://starpowerrr.tumblr.com

Age: 20

Occupation: Sales Associate at Forever 21

Age of first tattoo: 18

Favorite tattoo: My Snow White half-sleeve, even though it's not finished!

Featured tattoo/location: Snow White half-sleeve on my left arm.



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

Snow White, for the person she was, is inspiring to me. When I say that, I usually I have a lot of people ask me if I'm vain, because Snow White is the "fairest of them all", I must only care about being beautiful! And well, I simply tell them they have it all wrong! Physical beauty is subjective to every person based on what fancies them, but I believe it's inner beauty that counts the most of all. Snow White was the fairest of them all, not because of her physical beauty, but because of her heart and her soul -- her inner beauty. The reason why the queen could never be as beautiful as her was because she missed the point all together, she was only looking at the outside and not the inside.

Snow White was kind to all walks of life, and incredibly brave despite everything she went through. Not many people look at Snow White as brave at first, but I can't say I would have the same courage and relentless optimism to make the best out of a horrible situation like she did. She was always happy, smiling, and singing through the worst of times. She made the best of her life and always kept her head up, even after almost being killed by a woodsman sent by her very own step-mother to murder her. She ran through the woods with no where to go, and took a chance at creating a new, happy life, without even knowing where it would take her. Her kind heart, beautiful soul, and her courage to make the best of every situation she was given, changed the lives, and hearts, of every person and every creature she met.
I look up to her and try to be as kind-hearted, loving, selfless, compassionate, positive, brave, and optimistic as she is, in the best of times and especially in the worst. My half-sleeve is a tribute not only to Snow White herself, but to a wonderful and beautiful piece of animation and music!


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

My chest piece, which says "When You Wish Upon A Star."


Snow White birds located on the top of each foot.


A paopu fruit located on my left hip. It was a friendship tattoo, so my best friend has the same on the opposite hip. In Kingdom Hearts, the legend is that if two people share a paopu fruit, their destinies are intertwined, and they will remain a part of each other's lives no matter what.


3) Do you plan on getting more?

I certainly do. I have some more Disney pieces in mind, something for Futurama, my favorite TV show, and my favorite video game Kingdom Hearts.


4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them? Do you have a significant other? Does he/she have tattoos?

Most of my family hasn't seen my tattoos (at least not to my knowledge) because they all live in Florida and Louisiana. My mom and I are all by ourselves in New Hampshire and Massachusetts! My mom likes my tattoos, despite not understanding why anyone goes through with the pain of it, and my father has seen my tattoos and likes them. I just feel very lucky to have such accepting and understanding parents.

I have had some negativity about my tattoos before, I think it comes with putting yourself on the internet-it attracts attention that's not always good. All that matters to me is that I love my tattoos, at the end of the day! I can realize that even if people do judge me, they have no right to, and there is no legitimate reason to let myself get hurt by it. I have never really gotten any negative criticism of my tattoos in the real world, which is nice.

My boyfriend of two years, Matt, has two tattoos.



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

While the thought of getting tattoos can be exciting and you may be eager to just think of something good so you can get one already, it's best not to force tattoo ideas on yourself for the sake of getting a tattoo! I have been asked before how I brainstorm, or come up with, my different tattoo ideas, and my answer is that they always just sort of come to me, and then I knew they were right because they just felt right, even after waiting for months, and sometimes whole years, to finally get them. Patience is a virtue, and I think it's truly best to also wait a little while and see if an idea "sticks". I have had many tattoo ideas in the past two and a half years since I've been 18, but now that I think back on some of them, even the ones I had four months ago, I think about how, in hindsight, it wasn't a good idea after all. If I had gotten those tattoos the same month I thought of them, I probably wouldn't be too thrilled about them now, whereas everyday I look at the few tattoos I DO have, and I'm thrilled all over again!

So, just let ideas come to you naturally, and when you get one you like, collect lots of different kinds of inspiration to help perfect your idea: watch movies, listen to music, look through photos, or in my case with the Disney stuff, buy lots of coloring books! And also, be patient and sit on your ideas for a while. :)


46 comments:

  1. oh she is super cute! I'm from NH too :)

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  2. That girl is stunning!! Her eyes are incredible!

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  3. tiffany, from the first post that i saw of yours on WIWT on livejournal i've been so impressed with your authenticity and sincerity. i'm not a big fan of disney or cute girly stuff (if you know what i mean) but you never come across as saccharine or superficial. you simply exude a joy and energy that i find honest and heartfelt. your posts show a wisdom and maturity that is refreshing from someone as young as you. you clearly put thought and effort into what you broadcast over the net which shows an empathy for those reading and a sense of responsibility for what you are contributing to the global consciousness.

    simply put, you are beautiful, tiffany, inside and out. and i appreciate you.

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  4. oh wow, i looooove her cute tattoos. and i had no idea so many people are getting tattoos of snow white. i thought i'd be some kind of freak to get one. *lol*

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  5. Very beautiful! I like girly tattoos!

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  6. Wow! She's so pretty!
    Since I started reading your blog I can't stop thinking about getting a chest piece...^^
    Congrats again, and I must say your baby is the sweetest thing!
    Kisses!

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  7. I love Snow White too and also view her as being brave, so it was nice to see someone else who feels the same way. Cute tattoos and what a great post!

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  8. She is a real Snow White!!!With her fawn and all! I think hers are some of the most beautiful tattoos I've ever seen! They make me wanna erase mine and get hers! Arghhh!

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  9. Beautiful girl.. beautiful eyes... Beautiful ink... and beautiful color. Fantastic work. Oh.. yeah.

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  10. These are some of the most beautiful and well executed tattoos i've ever seen!! I'm in awe :)

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  11. OMGosh...she actually looks like snow white too! That is awesome! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  12. this weeks post is wonderful! what beautiful, smart, well-written girl. i loved reading this <3

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  13. Oh my goshhhhh this is my favorite Tattoo Tuesday post to date. Tiffany is ADORBALE!

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  14. There are few other ways to describe her except adorable.

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  15. very cute!
    ...which isnt easy for many pepole to pull off with with a chest pc of script!
    Rock on with your adorable self!
    :)

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  16. I love her!! I aboslutely adore the "when you wish upon a star" chest peice. I'm a disney girl at heart!

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  17. beautiful girl, and I love her tattoos and her hair.

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  18. I LOVE Snow White! and I love that tattoo! Very very cool!

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  19. She's adorable! I'm dying over the photos with the beautiful deer! <3

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  20. oh gosh, how adorable is she and what magical tattoos :)

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  21. I was never really a fan of Snow White (her voice drove me crazy!), but I absolutely adore your reasoning for getting a tattoo that commemorates her and everything she stood for. I am a big fan of Disney movies - especially the classics.

    I also love your "best friends" tattoo. What a cute and unique idea!

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  22. I've known about Tiffany for about a year now, we started out as livejournal friends, but its been a while since I've talked to her ever since she got a tumblr and a billion people started trying to talk to her lol. But she is a friend of mine on facebook.

    She is amazing! :)

    The Sweetest Life

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  23. Adorable! I love Disneyland and that is strange to some people, like Disney and tattoos don't go together!

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  24. I went and checked out her blog and she seems to be a genuinely sweet girl --- I love that she plays Pokemon cards! Great Tattoo Tuesday, thank you for always having a range of different positive personalities.

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  25. I can't get over how incredibly gorgeous that tattoo is, AND Tiffany herself! such a beautiful girl, and the hugest eyes I've ever seen.

    I love all the other blogs I discover through tattoo tuesday! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I can't get over how incredibly gorgeous that tattoo is, AND Tiffany herself! such a beautiful girl, and the hugest eyes I've ever seen.

    I love all the other blogs I discover through tattoo tuesday! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. She is so adorable!! I think her tattoos are so gorgeous, and the meaning is inspirational. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. I am not a Disney fan , but wow, she rocks that look

    http://milknosugargirl.blogspot.com/

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  29. I LOVE the snow white birds- love that old school style stuff. I also can't get over how beautiful the photos are with the deer! os pretty!!

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  30. Wow.. I am from NH originally!

    This girl is really fun looking!

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  31. Honestly I would have never thought that a Disney tattoo would look so cool. The one on your arm is one of my favorite tattoos ever. The chest piece goes nicely with it too.

    It's amazing how well it works. It could have easily gone the wrong way and been cheesy, but it really shows some individual personality.

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  32. I love snow white. I have a snow white tattoo too.. sitting in his mirror. caged in a modern world :) --> http://365fuckyoutoos.blogspot.com/2010/12/mit-halbnackten-tatowierten-frauen.html

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  33. I love love love the Sleeping Beauty Bird Tattoos. Your art work is beautiful.

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  34. she's a legit snow white without brown eyes. this girl has actually inspired me a lot.

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  35. instantly in love with her..the tatts are amazing, those birds are so cute

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  36. посмотрим как это будет уместно лет через тридцать. татуировки нужно делать грамотно что бы потом за них не было стыдно.

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  37. I'm so happy so many others share the love of snow white/disney! I myself also have a snow white half sleeve :D
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwb2ffnOlG1qdjjspo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1324140213&Signature=4rhnVcC8NisZjSGY4ZDHAteDrbI%3D

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  38. Hola... es la primera ves que veo a esta señorita.. queria compartir que yo tengo pensado hacerme un tatuaje en el pecho y lo primero que hice fue buscar una caligrafia aqui en internet, me encontre con una foto de esta mujer de su tatuaje en el pecho.. y me encanto!, quiero exactamente la misma caligrafia.. es una lastima que no se pueda ver muy bien ya que en la imagen el tatuaje es tapado por su pelo. me gustaria ver alguna foto de ella en donde su tatuaje en el pecho se vea por completo.
    bueno, que mas decir.. lei todo este post y me parecio muy bello todo lo que dijo. es una gran mujer. :)

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