Tuesday, 2 October 2012

my tattoos.



I keep getting requests from people to blog about my tattoos... there's a bit of info about them in my FAQ, but I thought I'd write in more detail/show them. Excuse my highly attractive sports bra (it's one of the only things that shows my tattoos properly) and any blurry photos. Some of my tattoos are in places that are awkward to photograph.

First up, my shoulder cats. Up until a few months ago, these were quite rubbish outlines of cats that I drew yeeeears ago (you can see them a bit here) I was scared to get anything done to them, but I really didn't like them anymore. After coming up with my new Being Little logo, I thought it'd be cool to turn one into that (my Kimi cat) and the other one could have some pretty forget-me-not type flowers (my Phoebe cat).

Scott Owen at Mantra in Cheltenham - where Elliott works - did a great job at turning the rubbish outlines into cute and colourful kitties. He is really good at colour work, and he's also a bloody nice guy, which helps!

Yep, I have a tattoo of my blog. And what?



Next, a little tiny cupcake behind my ear. This is pretty self-explanatory really.. I like cake. A lot. I got this on a bit of a whim, when I got my toes tattooed. I quite often forget I have this one, as I can't see it!



My newest scribble. I like that it kind of just looks like I drew it on with a pen, it doesn't look like a "proper" tattoo. I think one of my aims in life is to end up looking like a doodle pad, so I like that. It's my Paris tattoo, because it was the best trip ever, and I think it probably stopped me from going a bit mad. 

They symbolise the people I went with - the cat for Kelly, who was as obsessed with cats as I am; the moustache for Will, because he once had an amazing moustache, and we found many moustache things in Paris; the heart-shaped padlock for Ella, because we loved the padlock bridge and wanted matching tattoos. She hasn't got hers yet...



My lovely moon. I often say that I'd like more detail in my moon, but I also like how it's quite wishy-washy, like it's been done with watercolour or inks. My best friend and I have a thing about the moon, so this is to symbolise him and our friendship really. Plus, the moon is bloooooody amazing! 



"Devon pride" written across my toes! This is the one I probably get asked about most, as it can be hard to make out! The letters are a little messy and the ones on my little toes are fading.. They speak for themselves, I'm proud of where I was brought up, it's bloody beautiful.


I hope I've fulfilled all your urges to know about my tattoos. I don't claim to have the best tattoos, and some of them are just silly little things, but they all mean something, which is more important to me than having "cool" tattoos.


35 comments

  1. They are all really nice but I especially like the Moon one! :) xo

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Aw your tattoos are really cute! I like that they're all so quirky and that they have meaning!
    I'm still too chicken for a tattoo...one day!
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Aaw - I really love all the cats. I think your tattoo's are so original! Awesome.
    xxx

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  4. I love looking at other peoples tattoos! I really want a new one, but I can't make up my mind of what and where. When I was younger I got like 6 in the space of two years, but five years later I an itching to get another!

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  5. These are amazing, some of the nicest i've seen - just wish I was brave enough to get one! x

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  6. I love the newest one!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  7. I havent got any tatoos and probably never will but i love looking at other peoples :) nice post !

    Beautiful Dreams

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  8. I've wanted a proper nosy at all your tattoos for ages lovely lady! Awesome stuff <3 really love them. Were your tootsies mega sore? xx

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  9. im not exactly some one that loves tattoos, but i love yours. my favourite is the one on your toe :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  10. These are all beautiful Lyzi! Your moon is my fave :) ox

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  11. Your tattoos are gorgeous! I love all of them.I have just two but I adore them and plan to get more :)x

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  12. i love the amount of cats ;) the moon is very beautiful.

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  13. Great tattoos, I love the moon one, its so beautiful. x

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  14. ' Some of my tattoos are in places that are awkward to photograph'


    ......That why you didn't talk about the one on your fanny?

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  15. I love the moon, it looks amazing :) not taken the plunge yet, but hope to!

    x

    http://lade-dah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Think I have fallen in love with every single tattoo you have. They are absolutely wonderful.

    abigail
    drowsyhearts.blogspot.com
    Xx

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  17. I think your tattoo's are amazing because they actually mean something to you!

    Plus they seem to suit you really well! :)

    xo

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  18. love your paris one...so xcute x

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  19. Your tattoos are lovely. I really like your moon and devon pride ones.
    I'd love to get a tattoo but doubt i will ever be brave enough to, so i admire you for getting all of yours and its great that they all have a meaning to you too! :) x

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  20. I love them all, they're so expressive of you as a person and it's beautiful that you've used your body as a canvas for your memories! God I've just read that back and it sounds so cheesy, but it's true! makes me wanna 3rd..... ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  21. I didn't realise you had so many!
    I have to say the moon is by far my favourite of yours.
    The detail is simply amazing.

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  22. i like your moon and you cupcake :) and a high five for getting tattoos of things YOU actually want, instead of what you think other people would want. i've got 'blue skies' tattooed on the inside of my finger and it annoys me when people say 'why did you get that for?' i wana scream 'because it bloody well means something to me you berk'. :) x

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  23. I like the moon! Well done for getting tattoos that means something to you rather than fashionable ones.
    le fresne x

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  24. I can't stop thinking about a tattoo that I've wanted to get for years lately! I'm just such a wimp though... not sure how I'd be able to deal with the pain! D:

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  25. Love your tattoos Lyzi. I have one myself and would like more but have quite difficult parents about it :( xo

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  26. I find it really fascinating reading about other people's tattoos, especially when they're quite unusual ones like yours. I love the inky style of your moon, but I also really like your doodle style ones. I also approve muchly of the Devon Pride as a fellow Devonian myself! I'm wanting to get a tattoo of seagulls myself to remind me of my roots by the sea. Also, because the sea makes me feel really calm, and as quite an anxious person, I think it will act as a good visual reminder of something relaxing.

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  27. WOW! They're all gorgeous! Especially your moon one! Its beautiful, love it! xxx

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  28. You have awesome tattoos! They're all so original :) x

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  29. I loved blogging about mine. I've always wanted a moon but I have no idea where yet!

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  30. I find that cupcake tattoo behind your ear really cool. Haha! It looks simple but many would love to have a tattoo of their favorites. I observed that personally. My fiancé loves stars, so she decided to get a tattoo on her nape. Then, my cousin, who’s a music lover, had a G clef tattooed on her right ankle.

    George Cartwright

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  31. I love your tattoo's, especially the moon!
    I have a post about mine below if you want to see
    xx

    http://marisajade.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. The moon is my favorite, but I love all your doodles!

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