March 08, 2011

A Tattoo for Rowan

We didn't have time to finish yesterday so there's still color to be added, but here's my tattoo for Rowan so far.
A feather for my birdie.
I'm in love! I always knew I wanted to get something to honor her nickname, baby bird, but I didn't want an actual bird because I already have a swallow tattoo. A feather was not only the perfect choice, but something I have always loved and knew I could have her name written into almost like a banner. I included the flowers to add not only color, but represent this new blossoming stage in my life- motherhood. 
Here was my journey so far:
I thought I'd be fun to do a little "before & after."
My next appointment to finish it is in two weeks and I can't wait!

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love what each component of the tattoo represents.

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  2. It is beautiful... Just like your Rowan :)

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  3. OMGosh that picture of Rowan looking at the stencil brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!

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  4. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it -- wow it's perfect!

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  5. Looks like a lovely tatto! I love the last two pictures, they made me a little bit emocional. Lucky lucky mamma! your baby is gorgeous!

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  6. It's BEAUTIFUL! Lovvvveee it!

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  7. Oh my goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new tattoo!!! It is so beautiful! I cannot wait to see the finished product.

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  8. PS Loving picture #1 of Princess Drool ;)

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  9. This is amazing and so pretty!! Did it hurt? My blog is: www.ramirezlove.tumblr.com!

    Christian

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  10. It looks gorgeous love!! I love it so much! It looks wonderful not even finished!

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  11. Love, love, love it! It's gorgeous!

    Man, I'm absolutely itching to get a new one! I only have 9, but my husband has a full sleeve, plus about 15 others on the rest of his body and every time I look at his, I'm jealous!

    Do you and Derek have any matching tattoos? Or else, maybe you both got one for each other or something?

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  12. Oh my GOSH! I love it! I want to get something for Elliot too but have yet to think of the perfect idea. My husband got a rosary with Elliot's name in the cross shortly after he was born, {also on his forearm} and it's my favorite tattoo he has.

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  13. So pretty! She will love that tattoo when she is older and knows it's for her.

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  14. So frickin' lovely.
    Did you design it yourself?

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  15. So beautiful! I love love love it!!!

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  16. Love it! Can't wait to see it all finished! x

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  17. THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!!! <333

    The Ramirez Family: YEP hurt like a betch! But worth it ;o)

    nynga: i designed the concept in my head! haha but i didn't draw it.. that's why my appt rolled into another persons appt and we couldnt finish... it took hours to get my idea from my head to the artists hand!

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  18. this is so beautiful! i love it so much, looks like rowan does too. hehe. <3

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  19. Marissa: D and I don't have tattoos "for" eachother.. we kinda think that's a bit of a curse! BUT, before we were dating we've always been in our band together so we had both gotten Dolls Till Daylight tattoos.. so there's that ;o)

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  20. Jess I LOVE it! It's more perfect than I imagined! I can't wait to see it finished! :)

    <3

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  21. YOur tattoo is just sweet...what a lovely piece!!

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  22. Oh wow!! It's so beautiful. =)♥ xo.

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  23. i think it's the perfect way to honor rowan and your life as a mother. i love how she adores your tattoos - it'll forever be etched in her heart... xoxo

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  24. Beautiful and clever idea and tattoo!

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  25. It's beautiful!... and I love that space on the arm for tattoos.

    xo

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  26. well it looks great! I can't wait to see the colors!

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  27. What a beautiful tattoo! My first daughter is 2 and since before she was born I knew I wanted a tattoo for her..I still don't have one because I don't know what to get!

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  28. This is stunning. I only have one, large tattoo and I was oh-so calculated about getting it. The next time I envision myself ponying up to get tattooed is when I have a kid to dedicate it to. =)

    XO
    Carly

    All This is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  29. I love it also/as well as/along with everyone else. Well, actually, i love it more.

    lol.

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  30. Your tattoo is absolutely gorgeous as is her name. incredible. ps found you over at yesterday's sweetheart.

    love what you're doing!

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