staceyholley
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Tattoo challenge!
If you have a tattoo, make a card and explain it if you want, if it's too personal, then you don't have to! Or if you have more than one tattoo, pick one or two to share with us! OR if you don't have any at all, still share with the community what you would like to get! Tag friends!

My First Tattoo: Pisces

I got this when I was 19
On the left - when it was originally done
On the right - when it was re-done

My 2nd and 3rd Tattoos:

I got these at the same time a year after my 1st one and I honestly regret them now. The guy that did it offered me a killer deal on them and then proceeded to do a shit job on them. At least I think they look bad...
Picture 1: My left arm - Chinese symbol for year of the ram. I am currently in the process of getting ideas together to cover this tattoo with one in memory of my mom.
Picture 2: My right arm - Chinese for strength. I want to keep this but I want to re-do it to make it bigger and look better.

My 4th Tattoo:

On my wrist, in memory of my Grandma Faye who I was EXTREMELY close to. The purple symbol is the logo for Alz.org, the organization that raises awareness and money for Alzheimer's research. My grandmother and 2 of her sisters passed from this horrible disease. I put them in front of angel wings because I believe she is my guardian angel.

My 5th Tattoo:

On my left arm - matching BBF tattoos with my best friend of 17 years.
Picture One: my arm
Picture Two: my arm on the bottom, her arm on the top (and her brother in the background who gave us the tattoos)

My 6th Tattoo:

Again on my left arm.... I DO favor my left side if you were wondering lol
I got this one and my 7th one at the same time last October a few days after the 1 year anniversary of my moms death.
This is a soundwave of my mom saying my name. This one was probably the most painful tattoo I've gotten so far.

My 7th Tattoo:

On my right arm, this one is the one that means the most to me. This is how I explained it when I posted it on Facebook:
"The bird is generally thought to be a symbol of freedom. They can walk on the earth and swim in the sea as humans do but they also have the ability to soar into the sky. Birds are free to roam to earth and the sky. Many cultures believe that they are a symbol of eternal life; the link between heaven and earth."
I got 8 blackbirds; for my mom, my Grandma & Grandpa Karg, my Grandma Faye & Grandpa Slim, Great Grandma Holley & Great Grandma & Grandpa Karg. I will add more as those close to me pass on.
"There's still a light that shines on me" is a line from the Beatles song "Let It Be". (Yes I know there is an apostrophe missing, I wanted it that way). This song was in a very vivid dream I had a few weeks before Grandma Karg passed and it just stuck with me. I had shared my dream with my mom about 4 months after Grandma (my mom's mom) passed and then 2 months later my mom passed as well. It had made her cry, I didn't understand why at the time, but now I do. The font used is my mom's handwriting that my brother pieced together from a handwritten recipe card we found.
I had wanted to get this a few days before my mom died, I wanted her to see what I did for her, but her oxygen levels started dropping and being there with her was more important.

Future Tattoos:

I definitely want more but I'm waiting for inspiration to hit me :)
Thank you @felicityautumn, I don't know how I stumbled upon your card but I'm glad that I did.
Tagging my usual favorite people, feel free to tag anyone you think might enjoy sharing their tattoos or tattoo ideas <3
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I'm very glad you found my card!!! :D Made my day!@staceyholley
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I love this but I don't have any tattoos
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This is beautiful~ I don't have any tattoos, but I want to get one of two symbols of my most favorite bands (EXO and the GazettE) bounded together, since they have both saved my life many times.
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@KaiTakashima I love that idea!! Getting something to remind you of how you overcame and continued on, it will also continue to give you strength!! xoxo
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I love this I'm definitely doing it.. I have a few and want more
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