15 August 2007

UPDATED: The Tattoo


No, I have not gotten it yet, but here's an image of what I'm considering. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go ahead and do it; I'm researching places to get it done and still deciding where on my body it should go. Right now I'm leaning towards the inside of my left ankle. I think the tattoo will be about the size of a quarter.

UPDATE: Quite a few people have asked about the design and where it came from. My best friend's brother is a graphic designer, and he created this logo for John and I to use on our wedding invitations. He did an amazing job of being creative and classy, especially given that his only directions were that we wanted something Asian-inspired that included geese. We used this design on all print materials for our wedding: invites, reply cards, programs, signs, tags on gift bags . . . it was a perfect unifying theme. And, as it would happen, I think it will make the perfect tattoo.

32 comments:

Nancy in Redmond, WA said...

Wow! I'm a longtime lurker and I just had to comment on this. That design is beautiful! I love how you combined the images together. It's a lovely, meaningful tribute!

Best Wishes!

Klynn said...

I have to admit, when I first looked at it, I didn't see the geese. But once I did look at it right, it is amazingly cool, and now I can't see it any other way. Beautiful design.

bg's Little Sis said...

Beautiful Snick!

Jolene said...

I LOVE it!!! The geese is the first thing I saw! It's perfect...it has the geese, he's the ying to your yang...love it!

Anonymous said...

I've been a lurker for some time. I find your site to be beautifully written and inspiring.

I love the design. I have a tattoo on the inside of my left ankle not much bigger then what you were thinking and I think it is the absolutely perfect place. Not once in the 10 years that I've had it did I wish for it to be somewhere else.

Can't wait to see the after photo.

OTRgirl said...

Catching up on the last few posts. I love the tatoo. It's simple but elegant and full of meaning. It's also neat to see a pic of you and John together. I've never been very good at connecting dates with actual days. As in, sure Valentine's is Feb 14th, but I didn't think to take off work next Thursday. Anniversaries are hard.

I hope the in-laws are better than expected...

Pantheist Mom said...

That is amazingly cool.

I have a cherry blossom on the inside of my left ankle. I work as a scientist at a conservative government agency, and feel like it's hidden enough there but accessible enough for me to look at it whenever I want.
Beautiful. I hope you do it.

soralis said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

I still think you should put it on his favorite spot on your body. My husband has always loved my hip area and if I were in your situation I would put it there for him.

Tigger said...

It's beautiful! The only thing I recommend about getting a tattoo is making sure that it's in an easily hidden place. Mine is on my upper left arm...and most of the time I don't mind it. It does make it hard to wear sleeveless to places that don't allow tattoos...like work. :) The ankle seems like a great place, though! :)

winecat said...

Love it! You and Goose together forever.

uberimma said...

I am not a tattoo person (can't even handle pierced ears), but I do like the design. Did someone make it for you? I like that it is something special for you and John.

kim said...

So meaningful, so beautiful...

Beth said...

It's really lovely.

Anonymous said...

I am also not a tattoo person, but I love that.

Amy said...

It is beautiful and I hope you do get it done. Something you can appreciate forever, such meaning.

lala said...

lovely tribute but I'm wondering if you'll lose some of the detail if it's the size of a quarter. Maybe it should be twice that size, are you willing to have it bigger?

Reese said...

Delurking to say the tattoo is beautiful.

Kirsten said...

BRILLIANT!~

Go for it!

buddha_girl said...

I love it and am offering my services to hold your hanf when you get it done. I had mine done about 7 years ago and don't regret it a bit..it's also on my ankle.

Well done, Snick!

manda said...

Wow. I really like it. It's so unique and meaningful.

Tracey said...

Having been around people who have many tattoos, I think you'll want to get it much bigger than a quarter. Over the years the design will "smush" together and some of the detail like the white dot inside the black part will become blurry. If you go bigger, this natural blurring isn't as noticeable (don't know why). Love the design!

Yankee T said...

This design is perfect.

BrooklynGirl said...

That's gorgeous.

cc said...

I definitely think you should do it, what a unique symbol and special something you will forever share with him. You have been in my thoughts a lot over the last few months, I wish I could send you an hour or 2 of relaxation every once in a while.

Kindly, CC

MJ said...

I'm another non-tattoo person who must say, I really like that one. I'd vote for the ankle too. One of my friends has a tattoo on that spot and says it works well: she can always see it but it's not too "out there."

Arwen said...

That's awesome! It will also make a great tattoo!

Heather said...

That is just beautiful ... very very beautiful.

r.a.w. said...

I love it.

Amelie said...

this is so wonderful and beautiful, even more so with all that it must mean for you.

Jan said...

I think it's perfect!

I'm really commenting to ask if sometime you would share the story or inside joke or whatever it is that started the 'goose' thing in your relationship. Just because I'm nosy, I guess. :)

Happy (belated) anniversary to you. I read somewhere once that a really nice thing to do is acknowledge the wedding anniversaries of people whose spouses have died, because even though the person is gone, the marriage is still something to be celebrated.

Caminante said...

Go for it. What a great design and your relationship can live on in a visual way, too.