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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Wave tattoo

Ahh, this wave is subtle and beautiful. Do you have a tattoo?

(Photo via All Things Stylish)

114 comments:

Maria said...

I love this tattoo! It's so pretty!

Nimue said...

Nope, but I do love this one ;)

Hannah J. Holmes said...

i don't have any tattoos, never really wanted one, but that wave is neat/pretty :)

Becca said...

I don't have a tattoo (I think I am too ADD to decide on a good design), but love how this image follows the shape of the wrist (although, that must have been painful - not a lot of fat to cushion the ink!)

Becca

Mary-Cate said...

Love the wave tattoo. No tattoos for me... I'm scared of needles. & tattoos are a serious commitment, i have no idea what I would even get :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Sweet! I don't have a tattoo but I wish I had one! Totally scared of the pain:)

Lea said...

I am not normally a tatoo person but I must admit, this is pretty cool! Love your blog!

~Lea
FreetobeLea.com

Ismay said...

I have roses on my shoulder, you can see them here: http://bit.ly/iR7y9b
I like tattoos that are kind of feminine but in a tough way, if that makes sense! It's definitely time for another..

Sal said...
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Sal said...

I do, I do! I've written about my ink right here.

crowandquill said...

So pretty! I have a couple small ones, i but just got a quill tattoo that i LOVE. my artist was incredible with the detail.

http://crowandquill.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/my-little-secret/

urbanrhetoric said...

this is very sweet....i have a tattoo on my left ribs of the outline of the key to my childhood home. inside the head of the key is the letter 'w' for my dad's first name. he passed away about a month before i got the tattoo.

i am currently brainstorming my 2nd tattoo which will probably be on right ribs. i am hoping it will incorporate something about my 2 kiddies...

~pemora

Nicole said...

Ooh, that wave is wonderful! I love wrist tattoos. My twin sister and I have matching wrist ones of a Picasso line drawing. I love that it connects us. But it was way to painful for me to ever think about getting another!

Alexa said...

Oh that's pretty and subtle. No tattoos here, admittedly I'm afraid of the pain..is it worth it? I mean I went through labor, which I imagine is probably worse, but I'm fairly certain I"d be whiny about getting a tattoo. Haha.

Sara said...

Very subtle and pretty! And yes, 5 tattoos and dying to get more!! It's hard to explain why, but once you get one, you just can't stop!

Heather MK said...

Very cool, Joanna - I've always wanted something subtle like this but I haven't gotten the nerve quite yet...!

confessionsofacatholic said...

I have a peace sign on my ankle...my best friend and I have matching tattoos. Cliche, I know, but I love her like a sister so we got inked together!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

This is gorgeous! I have a dime-sized peace sign on my hip. It's great because it is right where my undies/bathing suit hit, so it is only visible when I want it to be. My husband calls it my "on" button (it does look like a little start button). I'm thinking of getting another.

La Vie Extraordinaire said...

I have two! They are both behind my ears, one is an anchor with waves and the other is leopard print. They're subtle but cute, I think.
I like that wave tattoo as well, super cute

Keekee said...

This is so great! I got one on my hip when I turned 18, as a silent rebellion against my Dad, who is very conservative. Then I had it altered 5 years ago. It's a flowers and leaf, black and red motif. I like how it curves on my hip. I did tell my Mom eventually - but Dad still has no clue.

Rhea (Greek Feaster) said...

i just got my first tattoo two weeks ago. here is a link to the photo (it's on my calf and fairly large!) and an explanation: http://tinyurl.com/69r9vee
i absolutely love it.

17 Perth said...

I don't have a tattoo, but if I did--I would want something like that! So sweet, subtle and beautiful.

D&D said...

i do not. thought i have always wanted a writing quill on my side.
my bf has 6 - all of them are nautical. he is a maine man after all.

Cassy said...

Love it! I have a few tattoos and am wanting to add more, this is a cute idea.

Im having a giveaway on my blog for a cute monogram french damask necklece... http://cassylately.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-giveaway.html

Jackie Geschwind said...

No, though I am tempted at times. I'd probably get bracelet or ring--or if I were to be really bold, have my kids' names and birth dates tattooed on my arm.

The Mommy said...

Um, ya. I've got the "tramp stamp" on my lower back. It's a butterfly with a Celtic design on either side. It's also huge. When I told the tattoo artist that this was the size I wanted he asked me if this was my first tattoo, and I said yes. His jaw dropped and he said,"Wow, that's kind of like marrying the guy before you get to know him, eh?"

I can't see it, so I'm not sick of it. I've had it for nine years. Yes, I want more.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I like this just cos it's so different! I have about 7 tattoos so far and am contemplating a half sleeve of things that remind me of my family. They're half a world away so I'd like to carry them with me :)

Margaret said...

This is off-topic, but can I request a (young) father's day present gift guide? it's time to shop and you always have great ideas.

clara said...

that's so sweet! i like that one!
i have a tattoo - a crescent moon on my right shoulderblade. it's a tribute to a book series i read when i was in elementary, and a reminder to never stop secretly thinking i might be better than everyone else... which sounds like the most narcissistic thing in the world when i type it out. trust me that it's more of a self-esteem thing :)

nikki said...

I really like that! I have a tattoo on one of my writs but have been flirting with the idea of doing the other one...

Bethany said...

I do! It's funny, but my parents (really my dad) told me never to get a tattoo, but when I got mine (on my back between my shoulder blades) and they saw that it had my life verse (the Bible verse I live by) and my mother's initials (she's a cancer survivor and my best friend) they loved it. It hurt like hell to get it on my spine but it's one of the things I'm most proud of. :)

A nice Amy said...

Lovely Header ;)

Rene said...

I have 7 tattoos and I want more! But i really love this wave tattoo and simplicity of it.

Tish said...

The Pisces Girl in me is oh-so-delighted

Jess Lonett said...

i have the genie lamp from aladdin tattoed on the back of my neck! blogged about it here:
http://jesslonett.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-twenty-ten.html

and here's just the photo:
http://jesslonett.com/images/blog/tat.jpg

Monogrammed Throw Pillows said...

No tats for me, but my girlfriend has a white one which is fun.xx

Melanie
www.LuxuryMonograms.com

ax_ELLE said...

No I don't have one but I'll definetly get one as soon as I turn 18. I'm doubting between "sauvage" on the inside of my upper arm and a little swallow on my palm. ♥-Axelle

www.ax-elle.blogspot.com

For all the shoes said...

Love this wave!!

pam@pixelimpress said...

nope, no tattoos, no piercings... as in not even my ears are pierced. too scared.

courtney said...

I have nine tattoos and counting. There a great reminder of a time in your life. I don't regret any of them.

Emma said...

I love this tattoo! I have 5 small, simple ones. My favorite is the white ink dove on my shoulder.
(the only picture i have is on this link to my wedding photos... 3 pictures down)
http://hotmetalstudio.com/?s=emma+neil

Ira Petrova said...

oh it looks wery elegant.
I want a tattoo!)

http://irapetrova.blogspot.com/

stephanie said...

I love that! I have a small tattoo on my left inner wrist. It says my husband's name in Braille.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangkap/5326208048/

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Wow. That is beautiful! I don't have a tattoo but I used to want to get a strawberry on my foot. Glad I didn't do that.

Another one that I loooove: my cousin has a teeny heart on the inside of her left ring finger. Isn't that so sweet?

Do you have a tattoo?

Jeanette said...

I have my own wave tattoo on my hip. I love this one, though.

Nomadic D. said...

No tattoos here, but oddly enough, now that I'm all grown up and mature, I want one. I've actually been toying with wrist placement, seems so delicate and sweet while still being tough and dangerous. I'd probably go on the inside of my wrist though, a simple line drawing or a word or two.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

paige and chase said...

I love subtle tattoos! I have 6 and my husband's name is my favorite :)

Bre said...

No tattoo over here, yet. I know what I would I get if I could ever get over the fact that I know it hurts. That one is very subtle though.
Cheers,
Bre

missmehoneybee said...

No tattoos for me, but my husband is a tattoo artist. :) He has enough for the both of us.
I do like the tiny ones though, so cute, but could never decide on one for myself.

Angry Asian said...

i have a tiny whisk behind my ear and on my wrist, in white, the words: Some Mad Hope.

ave studio said...

hi, i don´t have any, but this seems awesome, very sutile!

katecreate said...

I have thought about getting a tattoo for many years. I am just afraid of needles!

Heba said...

never had, never will

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Kyrie said...

i have a really large one, a group of peonies on my left shoulder. i dont think i could love them more! i plan on getting more as well. love them!

House of Milk said...

I love this tat! So lovely. I have three... and counting. One more coming up soon, but I'm pretty sure I'll be done after that.

Chiara said...

This is actually really pretty! Coming from someone who isn't big on tattoos...
xo C.

Sage Crown Parker said...

love those little almost hidden tattoos they're so sweet. i got a little tattoo once, and of course regret it. if i had any kind of pain tolerance i would get a big tattoo that would cover my whole arm in pretty colors.
do you have a tattoo?

Anonymous said...

I've got two. The first one took me nearly 20 years to figure out what I wanted. The second took me... well, I started designing it the very night I got my first. Now I'm thinking of a third but am trying to hold off. In the mean time I've been working with two friends on theirs, finished one design.
you can see them here:
http://willgoh.typepad.com/willtattoo/

cg

laurenjeanallece said...

I love it! I've been seriously considering a tattoo lately. I love the quietness of the wave. I would love to hear the story behind it!

thrillofthechaise.com said...

Here's the thing...I have ALWAYS wanted a tattoo. But I can hear my mother on my wedding day say 'you look so beautiful...shame about THAT', haha, she's so Martha Stewart :)

Kate

www.thrillofthechaise.com

Stevie Hegge said...

I do! I just got mine in March, but I've been planning it for... 7 or 8 years? Didn't want to rush into anything clearly. Also both of my parents approved of the design so that has to be a good sign (note to Toby on that one). Mine's the constellation Leo - just nine black filled-in stars, maybe over 1/2" big, scattered across my back. (It's my sign - not that into astrology, but I've always identified with it.) It makes me so happy when I see it! :D

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

I want one very badly but I am having trouble committing to the idea...

something simple and sweet would work like this...

christina
greige

Paislea Elyse said...

i DO have a tattoo!!! and i love mine. i have a side piece. this is really cute but too small for me!!!

allister bee blog

Sunshine said...

pretty tattoo! I have two. sun moon and stars on my foot and a hersey kiss on my upper thigh.

Eleanor Rae said...

This tattoo is really cute! I have one ony left foot, it's a scroll with stars around it and the Hogwarts school moto inside! I love it! I'm getting my other foot done in 2 weeks, a seagul which will look like it's been done with watercolours. xxx

Stephanie said...

Love it! I have a small one - the number 32 in Roman Numerals on my wrist.

Camille said...

I love how cleverly the tattoo is placed, making it subtle and in harmony with the body! I have a very simple swallow on my back which I drew myself, and it was tattooed a bit too close to my shoulder blade so when I move it, the swallow "flies"! Oh dear, haha!

Lenita said...

No, I don't. But I'd love to have one like this wave

Kate said...

Thats a cute tattoo.
I have one tattoo on my wrist. It is the outline of Africa to remind me of where I grew up. I left South Africa when I was 18 and have been traveling ever since. I now live in New York and whenever I glance down I just get reminded of my friends, family and my country.
I blog about my adventures away from home here: www.saffakate.blogspot.com

Swedish in Atlanta said...

No and I'm so glad! What might look cute in you twenties aint so cute any more when you're sixty:)
Petra

danielle said...

yes indeedy! i just got one about a week ago and i am so in love with it! if you like you can take a peek at my blog post about my experience (link below), complete with process photos. it was such an amazing, personal experience and i get to keep the beautiful results forever! love.

http://dizzyswallo.ws/musings/under-the-needle

kendra said...

i have 3 smaller ones. my favorite is from the Little Prince... 3 of the birds that carry him away. They are behind my ear.
I am planning on getting a bgiger one for my bday on my forearm

ohnomyboots said...

When I was 19 I drove 100+ miles to a state that allowed tattooing (Mass. didn't at the time) with a hundred dollars in my pocket and no idea of what I wanted. Having decided by the time I got to the place, I told the guy my idea and he said it would be $115. This was the mid-nineties in bumblef*ck, so there were no ATM's. I said, "Ok, just give me half". And he did. And I never went back to get it finished. So, I have lived the last 17 years with half-a-tattoo on my arm. It's a a real conversation starter.

I love that wave tattoo.

Laura said...

This wave is beautifully simple. I love it. I just got my second and third tattoos. I have a flock of birds on my left wrist and a heart on my right pinky finger. My husband's nickname is Pinky :) <3

The pain is totally worth it. You forget it quickly.

Suzy said...

I'm doubting to take a tattoo. I would want to have a black simple keyhole at the back of my neck...
This one is really beautiful.

.:.

Lily said...

I have a massive Inuit goose on my lower back. Went through over an hour of intense pain. I was 20 then, I am 37 now and trying to focus on the pain bit for my daughter never to go near a tattoo shop! I do like my lovely bird though...

B. in the Know said...

I love that tattoo. I have two - both on the smaller side and both have personally meaning to them - they are my helpful reminders of the truth I forget too often. One is actually on my wrist (similar to the wave) so I see it all day.
Much love,
B

Kristina said...

I like how this tattoo is unusually simple and elegant. But the first thing I thought of when I looked at it was the tsunami :-( One solitary, life-changing wave.

molly said...

Yes! I have a poem in my arm. I wish I could show it to you, but can't upload photos in comments :(

xoxo,

Bruna.

Gmail: bgraziuso@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bgraziuso

Meaghan said...

That's so lovely! I'm actually quite heavily tattooed - a sleeve and a chestpiece with a few other small ones here and there. People don't expect me to have them given my otherwise preppy style and relatively conservative career path, but I've always found them to be such a beautiful art form and can't wait to be covered!

Victoria said...

That wave is lovely. i do have a tattoo. A vine on my lower back with 3 hibiscus flowers representing my Huzz, son and daughter.

Rachael said...

That is so gorgeous in it's simplicity!
I have a tattoo across my wrists to remind myself of the bigger picture.

dc said...

No, We have a lot of original artwork and when I get tired of a painting or piece of sculpture I can just move it of give it away. If it's on my body, it's there to stay! I have gotten a temporary Henna tattoo and that was okay.

ziazia said...

i love simple tattoos that have a lot of meaning.
i wanted a tattoo ever since i had my son and 2 years ago i finally did it after thinking about it for years, i had the idea of writing his name in my skin but didn't want to have it out in the open, i wanted a little secret for him and myself so i decided to have it in my back and in braille. i love it because it looks like his name's written naturally in moles, just little subtle dots.

Paulette said...

I have 3: a bumblee on my right ankle that represents a time when my friends really were my only family; a turtle (w/ a dragonfly in its shell) on my left shoulder that symbolizes my creative life as a river, and the tough girl w/ a soft inside I used to be. (These are both from 15 years ago.) Just got my 3rd last week--a butterfly flanked by stars. It symbolizes my relationship w/ God. I believe the more we're in relationship w/ him, the more he sloughs off all life has done to us so we become who he created us to be in the first place.

Unfinished Impressions said...

i have one in my forearm that reads "Joie de Vivre", i'm thinking what my next one is going to be! the one you posted is very original!

Taylor said...

No tattoos! But, this one is really cute/original. I have been thinking about getting one, but it's such a big commitment I have to make sure I'm COMPLETELY sure I won't mind looking at whatever I got one day. So I'm still thinking:)

I'd get one on my foot! On the very side where it's pretty hidden:)

www.tcupcakediary.blogspot.com

tifsong said...

i don't have a tattoo. but i always think about what i would get if i did and where i would get it.

but i'll never do it. heh.

Milli said...

okay. If i ever get a tattoo. The choices are now narrowed to a lightning bolt (harry potter addict, yes i am) or that wave tattoo. I love the simplicity <3

schmidt's confectionery said...

I do! you can see a few of them here

(I meant to send these photos along the last time you posted about having a tattoo)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/queensbee/5340811960/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/queensbee/3983390772/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/queensbee/1500882402/in/photostream

*brigid

Mariena said...

Gorgeous! It's so pretty and subtle. I have one, on my right hip, of a black cat on top of a moon. Hurt like the mother, but it's exactly what I wanted. Now I want one or 2 more!

Jill said...

I met a guy once who had a tattoo written up his inner forearm that read "I have great friends" in a beautiful cursive scroll. I always thought that was such a cool tattoo, and I'm not usually a fan.

e said...

This is great-- I've got a few but my newest is my favorite, Lauren just posted it...http://www.laurennassef.com/seahorse-skeleton-tattoo/

Flor said...

I recently got a henna, it looks lovely, but the best part is that it is only temporary!

Sydney said...

i love this tattoo! simple yet nice!

i wouldnt get a tattoo tho :)

- DREAMS DON'T TURN TO DUST

JAIME RUGH said...

Yes! Some random ones on my back from when I was a crazy seventeen year old- but the best one is my kids names on my arm I got last year. I really love it.

Oh_Cat said...

I have a tattoo on my ankle - the Penguin Books logo, just in black ink, very simple. Lovely piece of iconic design, and a nice way for me to remember my Literature degree days :)

That Girl in Pearls said...

I got a tattoo maybe.... 3 years ago? I got a dove on the top of my foot and I had them use a brown shade so it looked more like henna. It is so incredibly subtle and dear to me. Sometimes I get tempted to get something else super tiny, but I don't know that that will ever happen. It took me my whole life to decide on my first! It's a big commitment.

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
B.
That Girl in Pearls

toridawn said...

I do! I stopped counting how many a long time ago...hee, hee!

zoë said...

when my dad was little his dad made him a battle shield to play with, he painted it to look medieval with a horse as well as "Sir Dave the Brave" painted on it, in cursive. Last summer my dad had a small heart attack (he's fine+healthy now) but I got a very simple version of the shield, with the same words on the back of my upper arm. he was very touched, but now my mom is jealous.

Amanda said...

I really like this too, it's so subtle. I've been seriously considering getting a celtic ring tattooed onto my right ring finger, but I'm extremely hesitant when it comes to tattoos.

Mrs. C said...

What a great tattoo!! I do have one.... "Eterno" on my ring finger underneath my wedding rings. :)

www.mrscapretta.com
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Tenille Evans said...

This is lovely! Whether big or small, I think tattoos look best when the canvas is considered important as well. What I mean is, that a piece suits the area of skin and this does perfectly!

My tattoos and me talking about them can be found here...

http://sometimessweet.blogspot.com/2011/04/tattoo-tuesday-v67.html

Sue Henry said...

I have a tattoo that I got on a tribal island off the coast of Sumatra. I was staying with a shamanic tribe called the Mentawai... they were beautiful and covered from head to toe with line tattoos.. by the end we were monkey hunting with poison arrows, fishing and sleeping on their floors. They were amazing, warm and just down right cool so I took center of the lines that cross their shoulder blades and their spines with 4 dots in the 4 quadrants and had it nailed (with a nail and the charcoal from a cooking wok) into my hip. Painfu? Hellz yes.

Now I'm a mom and if I ever found out that my kids did something so stupid I might have to lock them in their rooms for a couple of months but at the time and even still it is a reminder of a slow, steady and outrageously fun time of my life and I love it.

Rose said...

I don't and I normally don't like them but that one I love!

shoegirl said...

I have two already, but have been wanting to get another recently to commemorate our life-changing move to Europe. This one is beautiful and simple - and great inspiration for me! Thank you for sharing.

www.StarHughes.com said...

Very interesting design!!! I don't have any tattoos though!
Star Hughes Living

Anonymous said...

No tatoos for me, they just aren't my thing and I have never thought they add to the beauty of the human body but detract from it. That being said the simplicity and even elegant form of the line makes this my favorite.

Gossamer girl said...

i am deff not a tattoo and have always said that I would never in a month of sundays get one. .....

.....However I find the simplicity of this one rather attractive.

hmmm.... never say never.
Thanks for this little inspiration x

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