Saturday Surprise — Tats!

I’ve never gotten a tattoo in my life … mostly because I’m not a fan of pain.  Being a lifelong diabetic, I already stick needles into my body multiple times every day, so I’ve never had the desire to have someone put hundreds of little needles into my body at once.  However, at nearly 72 years of age, I’m re-thinking this!  When I came across a post on Bored Panda yesterday, saw some of these absolutely beautiful, whimsical tattoos, I’m thinking about getting one!  Just a small one for starters, but who knows?  The sky (or rather the square inches of available skin) is the limit!

Seriously, though, I really do think these designs are beautiful and certainly unique.  I wonder how much time some of the more detailed ones take?  Take a look at this sampling, and if you want more, head over to Bored Panda where there are many, many more!  And have a great weekend ahead, dear friends!

The shadow is part of the tattoo!!!

This is the one I want!

What do you think, David?

77 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — Tats!

  1. The small butterfly? MAYBE! And I might consider a dolphin since they’re my most favorite animal. But the rest? Interesting for sure, but definitely not for me. (I think I’m too old to appreciate body art …)

    P.S. That shadowed one was VERY clever!

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    • Yeah, I hear you. I would want to start with something small, for a number of reasons … time, pain, money, and it wouldn’t be so hard to hide if I decided I hated it! But the art is just amazing, isn’t it? I did love the shadow in that first one!

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  2. I have a border of wavy lines, stars and planets from the front of one ear, around the hairline to the other. In hot climates I’ve been known to shave my head as well. In the twenty five years since I put it on (I’m 63) I’ve been astonished by the number of often ultra-respectable looking women who take the trouble to tell me it looks great. Still does, too ~ nothing’s changed about that (though, after twenty years of baldness, I do have hair now!)

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  3. Those tattoos are wonderful. There used to be a show on A&E about a tattoo parlor and it was so interesting to see the human emotions and reasons for people getting a tattoo – often after suffering a tremendous loss. If I ever got a tattoo, I’d want it to be of my family’s names.

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  4. My dearest sister friend!! Tattoos are awesome!! I have a total of 17 — yep!! — and I say ‘it hurts so good’!
    I’ll try to tag you on my algún in FB.
    If I can’t now I’ll wait till I get back home by 3/22 … 🫂

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  5. Thank you for sharing!.. whatever works for You!!.. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming; “Wow! What a ride!” (Hunter S. Thompson)… 🙂

    Hope your journey all that you wish for and until we meet again..
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    May all the wishes you wish come true
    May peace be within you
    May your heart be strong
    May you find whatever you’re seeking
    Wherever you may roam
                      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thanks, Dutch!!! You’re so right … as I told someone else a few comments back, I’ve quit worrying about what people think … dance in the rain, get a tattoo, have that second glass of wine! And many thanks for the beautiful Irish Saying!


      • “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” (Steve Jobs).. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Keith! I’m glad you enjoyed them … a lot of talent there, isn’t there? I haven’t decided whether I’ll get one or not yet, but I’m definitely considering it, and if I do, I’ll post a picture of it here on the olde blog!


  6. love it
    Great blog post! I find it interesting that you are considering getting a tattoo, especially at your age. I totally understand your hesitation due to the pain factor, but these designs are certainly beautiful and unique. My question is, have you done any research on the process and aftercare of getting a tattoo? I’m just curious to know if you have any concerns or reservations before taking the plunge. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    A Walsh

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    • Thank you!!! No, I haven’t done any research into it, but I will if I decide to follow through with it, and will also research the local tattoo artists, for I’m sure some are better and more reliable than others. Thanks for your support!


  7. 1 – 1.5 hours for the lizard, dunno how exactly they did the shadow or how long that took. But generally you can say 1 hour for a normal black tat. Preparations will take a couple minutes: Shaving where needed, the stencil, getting the machine ready, finding the most comfy position for you.

    Jill, you a mom and a granny, no? So you know what pain is, and I can guarantee you getting ink doesn’t hurt nearly as much as that. Actually it’s a bit uncomfy but very bearable for the first 2 minutes, after that you’re getting numb. Weirdly the pain isn’t different at different pieces of skin but differs wildly even in a inked surface of just a couple cm².

    I wouldn’t worry about your age. Hubby just got a tat for his 60th bday. He’s like “Everybody’s afraid that the cool tat you got with 20 will look shitty and out of place when you get old. Newsflash: You’ll look shitty and out of place anyway once you pass a certain age. And you can’t blame it on the tat. The cool thing is that you don’t give a flyin phucque about what other people may think about you.” 😉

    Know what? He’s absolutely right! There is nothing like “age apropriate” whatever. And anyway, 50’s the new 30, 60’s the new 40, so if you get some ink now, remember you’re just 52 … and what other people may think is their problem, not yours. Maybe start with a tat in a non-visible place, where you can hide it under a shirt sleeve. My first 2 tats are on the left and right shoulders/upper arms, the left is like, never visible, the right one peeks out from under tee shirt sleeves.

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    • Well, an hour or hour-and-a-half isn’t too terribly bad. I think I’d start with something small.

      Oh yes, I’m a mom, a granny, and a cat-mom, the latter of which can sometimes be very painful! And, doctors have long told me that I have a high tolerance for pain, which is sometimes a dangerous thing, but in this case could be a very good thing!

      And you’re right … comes a point in our lives where no matter how we try, our looks fade and I stopped caring about that years ago! Used to be, I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on … now, I don’t know the last time I wore makeup, but it’s been a few years I’m pretty sure. Just don’t care what people think anymore.


      • “Used to be, I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on …”
        Mhm, many wimmin are like that. Me, I never wore makeup, except when getting paid for it. Still no plans to ever apply makeup to my face. Hubby thinks me’s the prettiest whoman evarr, the poor delusional idiot. Can’t he see the wrinkles and crow’s feet? But who am I to crush his pipe dreams?

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  8. Yes. I love the bird tattoo as you’d expect Jill but it would be waste for me as I don’t display the amount of skin needed for something like that. I’d sertle for a small Welsh Dragon on my wrist or the back of myhand or maybe the Welsh flag.

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  9. Never wanted one, still don’t. No reason, there are fabulous artists out there. I’m not afraid of pain. I think what I might be afraid of, if I get one I’ll never stop. And I don’t like the way people look who are covered with tats. It’s apersonal thing, of course.

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