Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tattoo...Wednesday!

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{I forgot to take a final picture so this photo was taken before we touched up the black again and 
added a tiny more blue- I'll post a better photo later, of course!}

Today was a great and super special day- I finally got my mama tattoo for Henry! I had gone back and forth about what I wanted to get, and years ago (before I was a mama) I knew that one day when I had a little one I would want to get his or her silhouette. When Henry was born I originally wanted to get that for him, but thought instead that I would wait until we had all of our kids and do something a little more traditional now, like an anchor or just his name in script. I realized though that it was silly to wait to do something that I really wanted (and had wanted for ages), so I made the appointment, and today was the day!

Mondo at Immaculate Tattoo in Mesa, AZ tattooed me (he previously did the "Sweet Darlin'" above my knees), and as always I loved it. I have been going to Immaculate for years and years, back when Jason tattooed me, then Cory, and now Mondo. It's a great shop with great artists, and I highly recommend you check them out if you're in the area.

I am so, so in love with it with it and of course, it's my new favorite (like every new tattoo I get)! I'm just so happy with how it turned out, and I can really see Henry in it- his tiny little button nose, chin, and the bits of hair.  I hadn't thought about a frame before Mondo brought it up, but I'm so happy I ended up getting one. I have never seen a silhouette tattoo before and I have a hard time picturing things in my head, but as usual with good artists they manage to produce something that is better than you could have even attempted to imagine. I love that.

So, today was an excellent day. I'm just so excited for big-kid Henry to one day realize that this tattoo is of him, and for him to look at my arm and know his mama loves him oh-so much.

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61 comments:

  1. that black is super solid and it looks awesome! the shop looks really nice too, i wish i could do a tattoo tour.

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  2. Love it! Your tattoo artist is great :)

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  3. Love it!

    Weird I got a tattoo today too :D

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  4. I adore this. I really need to check Immaculate Tattoo out since I'm in Phoenix and I've been looking for a new artist!

    I seriously love your new tattoo!

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  5. wonderful! i love the photo of it without all the black too! <3

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  6. Lovely! I'm getting a few tats on my upcoming birthday as well! But one will surely be to commemorate my first baby, Audrey Simone. Will surely post on my blog the results! You are inspiring!

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  7. Beautiful! I love it!
    I've never seen a tattoo like it before and it looks amazing!
    xo

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  8. I so badly want a tattoo, and have a few ideas kicking around in my head. I just feel like I have no idea where to start (and a bit of nerves stopping me too)! I like that this post gives a bit more of a glimpse into the actual process. Giving your idea to the artist, showing pictures, talking it over, hearing suggestions you hadn't though of before. I want to know more though! :) Did you pick the "Henry" font or did he? Did you know exactly where you wanted it (you must have since you've been planning for so long)? If you want a tattoo, but aren't exactly sure where, do you ever ask the tattoo artist for suggestions? I love when tattoos seem to fit like a puzzle piece where they've been placed. AND, where do you begin researching who is a great tattoo artist in your area? So many questions, you would think I haven't been reading the Tattoo Tuesday posts. haha

    Love your Henry tattoo. So special. :)

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  9. Aww! Your tattoo is sooo lovely!

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  10. That's such an awesome tattoo and such a neat idea. Looks great!

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  11. Omg I love it, it looks amazing!!! I wish tattoos looked good on darker skin, I would so get one.

    The Sweetest Life

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  12. It looks wonderful! The silhouette is a great idea.

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  13. Love it! The frame looks perfect- for some reason I always prefer tattoos to have frames around them.

    Niceties

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  14. Ooh I love it, that is so special!

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  15. I love the little bits of hair in the silhouette. So sweet <3

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  16. soo cute!! <3 i love it &i'm sure henry will love it when he realizes it's him! i can't think of a better reason to get a tattoo. =)
    xoxo nicole

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  17. That looks great, Danielle! That is going to be so special to him someday.

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  18. Love it so much! I can't wait to dream up my very own mommy tattoo for my little one I'm expecting :)

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  19. Such a sweet idea, and this looks awesome. x

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  20. what a beautiful tattoo! i'm sure he'll love it when he gets older! :)

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  21. Oh how lovely. tres adorable

    www.fautedemieux.com

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  22. How sweet. Its really unusual and individual. Lovely.

    Amy
    Narrowboat Lucky Duck
    www.nbluckyduck.blogspot.com

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  23. Aw, such a sweet idea for a tattoo. Looks great :)

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  24. 34`love it!!!! it's so different than any tattoo Iv seen for your little one way to be creative

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  25. Awww how sweet! The black fill looks like it was nothing short of painfull. What a creative idea-beautiful!

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  26. That's great! He did a fantastic job on the coloring!

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  27. danielle!! i love it!! i have been trying decide what to get for my little guy and it's just so hard! now that i've seen yours it's going to be even harder. :)))) yay for sweet babies and sweet tattoos!

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  28. Love the idea of a silhouette!
    Just so classic...what a beautiful tribute. And you are so right about when Henry is old enough to realize it is him...my littles love pointing out where their name tattoos are on my arm + I'm sure your little man will love it too!
    :)

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  29. So wonderful, Danielle! Also, I love the blouse you were wearing when you got it done! :) Good thing you didn't get ink on it. I got a little tiny splatter of ink on this cute chambray romper I was wearing last time I was being tattooed. Now it always reminds me of how brave I was for sitting through six hours of tattoo needles. :)

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  30. looks really great! I am proud for you! Have you thought about adding the eyelashes too? To me, eyelashes make the picture look seriously precious...

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  31. I really love this!! What a sweet way to show baby Henry your love! so adorable!

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  32. It looks fantastic..what a awesome tattoo! I love the little tufts of hair in the silhouette :)

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  33. It's just lovely! I saw this recently and told my husband to keep it in mind for our baby-to-be:

    http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-12-romantic-tattoos/P1/

    much cuter to get it for your little one than your partner. IMO : )

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  34. I'm sure all that black must have been PAINFUL! :D

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  35. Love this idea. and thats my favorite tattoo spot.

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  36. oh how lovely! i love silhouettes.

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  37. Thats beautiful Danielle! I think its such an amazing tattoo.

    Hilary

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  38. Ouch, all that black must have hurt! But it's so lovely and such a wonderful homage to baby Henry.

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  39. Gorgeous, just like all of your tattoos. Great work on the part of your artist and what an awesome idea!

    http://tomakelovestay.blogspot.com

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  40. Wow! I've never thought of a silhouette tattoo before, but it looks absolutely lovely! Good for you for going with the idea you've been wanting. I don't think you'll ever regret it!

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  41. Lovely. I adore the sillhouette idea. =]

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  42. Gorgeous tattoo Danielle! What a sweet idea to celebrate your adorable little one. :)

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  43. So cute! I love your tattoo for your little man. I got one on Saturday and I totally agree- I've found an artist who comes up with things that are a million times better than I can even imagine!I'll be sending you an email about Tattoo Tuesday soon :) xo

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  44. This is one of the prettiest tattoos that I have ever seen. You are such a pretty mama.

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  45. That's really nice.
    Love the silhouette idea.

    My husband has our kids' handprint on his chest. We scanned them and emailed them in and the artist worked out a sketch to get the lines as close as possible to their hands.

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  46. it's SO nice!!!!! what a great tattoo, love :)

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  47. I love the tattoo!! I have a question for you, I really want to get a tattoo but I'am nervous because I'm still breastfeeding. Do you think it would be alright to go ahead and get it?

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  48. what a great idea. way better than the paper silhouettes we did back in elementary school for our parents (did your teachers have you do that? just assuming so since I'm about the same age as you). such lovely work by the artist, too!

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  49. I have read yoy blog for sometime now and had no idea no got tattooed at Immaculate! I too have been tatooed by Jason and Cory....I love your new one, it looks great and what an awesome idea:)

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  50. This is such a sweet idea. But his mouth looks so different! In the photographs of Henry, his little upper points out over his bottom lip. but in the tattoo, they're just symmetrical. You're so brave x

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  51. This is a stunner. Absolutely amazing. Dying of the cuteness, charm, and all around sentiment behind it. Amazing!!

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