Friday, February 20, 2009

Thinking About Inking


i
heart her.





Lately I've been spending the majority of my free time daydreaming about my next tattoo.  I know that there's a large chunk of people out there that are disgusted by tattooing, however, i think of it as a beautiful form of art and self expression.  The idea of getting a feather permanently inked on my body first came from an inspiring latin proverb, allis volat propriis. Translated into english it means...
"she flies with her own wings" 
I find this quote absolutely beautiful & very meaningful to my own life.  To me it symbolizes a sense of independence & strength. Strength to stand out from a crowd and be able to have the confidence to proudly say.."yes, not only am I a unique individual but I am also strong enough to depend on myself.  I don't feel the need to rely on others and I am a leader rather than a follower, i fly with my own wings!"  Initially I planned on getting a bird but I just think it's so common and cliche.  My search began and ended almost simultaneously when I immediately ran into a picture on the web of Erin Wasson in Flair magazine. Oh My Gah.  It was love at first site.  I knew then that a tattoo of a feather definitely had to fit somewhere into my near future. Now my only dilemma seems to be the placement.  I honestly can't decide where I should put it. I'm so confused.  I am loving the behind the ear look but I already have two wrist tattoos and I'm not completely sure if I want another one so visible..in plain sight.  This is where you come in.  I need some serious opinions.  The photos below are ones that are currently inspiring me. What do you think?  Be honest, I can take it.




30 comments:

♥ fashion chalet said...

The Cobrasnake is genius. My Muse and my Inspiration! I love every photo he shoots. I adore peacock anything too, those feathers are purely out of a dream!!! =]

Thanks for your lovely comments on my Fashion Week reviews, collages, header and writing. You're a doll.

Much love<3

xx

♥ fashion chalet said...

almost forgot to ask, wanna swap links, love?? =]

xx

mandi said...

YES!

of course, i adore you. adding yours now :)

jessica said...

erin's is my favourite .
and maybe i'm biased cause i prefer colourless tattoos, but yeah, hers is my favourite .


x

v said...

i love the peacock one, thats beautiful

http://balmainbazaar.blogspot.com/
love your blog, link?

this wheel's on fire said...

GAHH I LOVE!!! I love your blog more and more with each visit....
Okay I love the idea & all of the placements that you posted, but my preferance would be were Erin has her's. Tattoos are so addicting...I'm thinking about my second one...

Gypsy Stardust said...

Love the whole feather tattoo idea, I would get it done on my rib/side like erin.

xxgypsy

Sunniva said...

I loooove this idea, and I think the meaning behind it is so great! I really like where Erin has placed hers..it looks so right there xx

Camille lala Wong K∆ said...

love the tatoo behind the ear it's crazy and a very good idea !

Behind the Seams said...

i love erin's tattoo!

Doublecloth said...

I like your blog

LoveMore said...

oh exciting..i think tattoo's are beautiful when done well.

you must update us if you get one done!

hope you ae having a great weekend doll :)

xxx LM

helen said...

really like the tattoo's!
xx helen

Najeema said...

Heyyy... when I was deciding on my last tattoo, I was considering a peacock feather! I think it's absolutely beautiful. I love the idea of it on your side, by your ribcage. It could also be cool on your foot.

So here's a question- how do people react to your wrist tattoos? I've been wanting one there for a while, but my office job makes me wonder if I can get away with it. Any advice?

Ashley said...

Oh I like the placement of Erin Wasson's, definitely not normally visible, but if you wear the right tank top you could make it be visible. Very cool.

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

syd vicious said...

Wow love those tats! I personally like the behind the ear look.

coco said...

I'm not into tattoos really but the last few months I have been thinking about them more.
I still don't think I'd ever be brave enough to get one though.

heartshapedmorning said...

i love tattoos and these are particularly gorgeous. the only one i am not crazy about is the peacock feather. it's too specific, i think. my boyfriend has a tattoo of a feather on the top of his foot and i adore it.
also, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. and i can't believe your man is a chef too! that makes three of us in blog world, how weird...
xx
chloe

Sweet Things said...

i love so much cobra snake pics!!and that girls is sooo cuteeeeee

Vintage Tea said...

Wow love these tattoos

Please check out http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

x

we wear things said...

the feathers are hot

cashmere bullet said...

I love erin's tattoo and the second one down..so cool.. and cobrasnake as always rocks my world! Also, thanks for the sweet comment! Your blog is amazing you have great taste! you want to trade links?
a.
xx

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

LOVE that peacock feather tattoo!

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~

http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Raez said...

a feather is pretty unique.

i love teh idea of behind teh ear, but what about the inside of the upper arm? shoulderblade? right between the shoulderblades?

and loooove teh photos you took!

Sindy said...

ahhh tattoos<3. I dream of the day I get one too.

Poshhh said...

i'm a big fan of the behind the ear tattoo..if it's small and directly behind your ear it is still possible to hide it..so it depends on the size..really love your blog xx

Hanako66 said...

I like the feather behind the boob the best:)

Cool blog you have here...glad I found it!

JackieGloves said...

I love it(L)

Hippie Frou Frou said...

ohh, so cool. These feathers are darling, you should go for it!! best advice, find someone who is well known for their work and an extremely talented artist. I just got my 2nd tattoo and love how it turned out! GOod luck thinking about it, take your time!

jess s//hippiefroufrou

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