Friday, June 19, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Tattoos

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? Or if you have a tattoo, share a picture and its meaning.

I love tattoos and don't have anywhere near as many as I want to. Certain circumstances held me back for a long while. But now I have two, with plans for more.


The first is a dolphin jumping out of the ocean on my left inner forearm. I have always loved dolphins and ever since I was a kid I wanted a dolphin tattoo, so it had to be my first. My older brother and his wife decided to give me money for a tattoo for my 30th birthday two years ago, so here we are! To me it represents independence and freedom.

I hesitated to share my second tattoo as it's very personal, but I made a decision to never shy away from talking about this, so.


It's a memorial tattoo for my younger brother, Jeremy, on my right inner forearm. He was 18 months younger than me and as a baby people called him Boofhead. The closest I could say was Boo and it stuck. He was my best friend and losing him has been the hardest thing. He died almost a year ago, aged 29, due to complications from alcoholism and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the disability we shared. It does also say "Later, loser". People read that and always make faces, but it was our thing. It's how I'd say goodbye to him and was the last thing I said to him. It felt right to have it as my tattoo.

I plan to get one tattoo a year until my forearms are covered, pretty much. In a few months I'll be getting a book related one, but I'm still trying to design it. I'll share a picture when it's done.

Do you have any tattoos or are interested in getting one? If you could have a literary inspired tattoo, what would it be and why?

11 comments:

  1. Really cool, Here's my FF: http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.in/2015/06/feature-follow-14-show-off-your-tattoo.html

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  2. The dolphin is beautiful, as isvthe tattoo in memory of your brother. It doesnt matter what ppl think, that one is just for you:http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/06/19/feature-and-follow-friday-7-what-does-it-all-mean/ new bloglovin follower

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    1. Yes, you're exactly right, Verushka. :-) Thank you!

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  3. Both of your tattoos are very beautiful. I followed through GFC.

    My Follow Friday post.

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    1. Thank you so much. :-) And thanks for following!

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  4. i love the way the water looks realistic on your dolphin. for the second one, i think it's very meaningful to have memorial tattoos that represent your closeness with that person. my best friend is very ill and will pass away one day. i think then, i will get something tattooed on me in her honor. it will probably be in a place no one can see. i just would want a piece of her with me.

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    1. Thank you, Vi! I'm still in awe at how the water turned out, I think my tattooist is amazing. And thank you for your kind words. You've described perfectly how I feel about that tattoo. I'm sorry about your best friend. A tattoo in her honour truly is a lovely idea because it is definitely a way to keep her with you forever.

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  5. I love both of your tattoos. Especially love the second one cause of the story behind it.
    New Bloglovin' follower. Old GFC follower.
    Here's my FF

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that so much. :-)

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