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post #1 of 27
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Well, after overcoming MONTHS of sadness and mild depression because of my 6 months of unemployment, bad interviews, losing Davidson and a family member- I'm finally back on top of the world again, and me and my friend were talking and she's in the same position I was, and she wants to get a tattoo- I and I'm thinking of doing the same, something to mark my milestone with. My happiness/sadness/ this point in my life.

I was thinking of getting a tattoo in memory of Davidson- something small, like a fairy or an angel, but I'm not sure? And then I was thinking of getting my cartlidge pierced in my ear... I'm not sure what to do...if I go with the tattoo route- what do you think I shouuld get to honor him and this point in my life with? I've been searching but I can't find anything and I'm lost with ideas
post #2 of 27
I don't have any great ideas for the tat, but I would like to say don't make it a spur-of-the-moment thing!
Think hard about it, 'cos you going to have it for a long while.
post #3 of 27
Yup - once you have one you're stuck with it! I hear they are very painful to remove!
post #4 of 27
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Oh I know, I'm gonna think about it- I already have one on my back
Thats why I am asking for any type of suggestion/photos, because I really don't have any idea what I want
post #5 of 27
With Tattoos, I would always ask if 20 years down the road will you still want it??

Anyhoo, what about a butterfly with his stripes?
post #6 of 27
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With Tattoos, I would always ask if 20 years down the road will you still want it??

Anyhoo, what about a butterfly with his stripes?
Oohh that butterfly idea is a cool one!
post #7 of 27
Kenz, I thought about doing this for Bella ...but I want the girl on Miami Ink to do it...have you ever seen any of her memorial tattos they are gorgeous
post #8 of 27
I agree, don't get a tatoo until you find something that you REALLY love. Have you gone to a tatoo place and looked at some of the options?

We have a friend who has a dragon wrapped about the calf of his leg and it's really amazing.

I'm SO glad things are looking up for you!
post #9 of 27
with all the pics you have of Davidson, i bet you could find one that would make a great tattoo. If you can find someone who is good enough to do it
post #10 of 27
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Kenz, I thought about doing this for Bella ...but I want the girl on Miami Ink to do it...have you ever seen any of her memorial tattos they are gorgeous
I posted this in another thread somewhere But I want to go down there sometime and get one done by Ami or Nunez. I saw one once somewhere of a sad fairy/angel crying, sitting on a moon crest holding a single star. I want that so so very badly in memory of Davidson, and the others in my family that I've lost

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I agree, don't get a tatoo until you find something that you REALLY love. Have you gone to a tatoo place and looked at some of the options?
I've been to MANY shops before (like I said, I already have one other tattoo) and I don't want something someone else has. I want something different and unique
post #11 of 27
I wish I could suggest something, but I can't.

I don't have a tattoo and I don't want one.
post #12 of 27
What about a portrait of Davidson with hearts around it with the words "Never forgoton" (Pardon my spelling)?
post #13 of 27
I think a little angel would be really nice to remember that Davidson and other special people you have lost are looking down watching you.
post #14 of 27
I like the idea of an Angel Kitten
post #15 of 27
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Oh I know, I'm gonna think about it- I already have one on my back
Thats why I am asking for any type of suggestion/photos, because I really don't have any idea what I want
My daughter was almost murdered in 2000, so after that I wanted to get a tat to sort of memorialize her and our mother/daughter relationship. I was a single mom and she is my only child, so it felt important to me to get a tat to represent that.

It took 3 full years before I saw the right tattoo: a black and white photograph taken in the 1960s of Elsa the lioness posed with one of her lion cubs just under her chin like a madonna portrait.

As soon as I saw it, I just KNEW. That was the tattoo. I got it the following year, and love it to pieces - it is about 8 x 10 on my back.

I think you might be best off waiting for the right tattoo as far as remembering Davidson - unless you choose to get a tattoo of HIM. You have some fabulous photos of him as a kitten, some great face shots that you could use.

Otherwise, I'd say get something to celebrate the positive turn in your life and wait on getting one for him. When you find the right piece, you'll know, but I would absolutely not rush it.
post #16 of 27
Have you instead perhaps thought of donating money to an animal shelter for a permanent memorial in his honor?? The shelter in Green Bay has a pet memorial garden that you have have bricks in your pets name -the local Botanical garden has a memory grove where you can have your loved ones names etched in the columns of the sculpture the have.
post #17 of 27
What about a star- because Davidson was and is your shining star.
post #18 of 27
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Have you instead perhaps thought of donating money to an animal shelter for a permanent memorial in his honor?? The shelter in Green Bay has a pet memorial garden that you have have bricks in your pets name -the local Botanical garden has a memory grove where you can have your loved ones names etched in the columns of the sculpture the have.
That's wonderful...I didn't know there were places that did that.
post #19 of 27
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And then I was thinking of getting my cartlidge pierced in my ear...
FYI, doing that really, really hurts!
post #20 of 27
What about just his name scrolled in a really beautiful cursive with a heart on either side of it?

That would be cute I think...in little form. Not a huge tattoo or anything..his name is too long for that
post #21 of 27
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FYI, doing that really, really hurts!
It can also be dangerous to the point of crippling if a nerve is hit.
One of my cartiledge peircings is on a nerve, I have to be very, very careful with it.
Even touching it wrong can cause me quite a lot of pain.
post #22 of 27
I have had my cartilage pierced in both ears and it screwed up my ears so much. I would definitly not get that done again. One side has a nice bump on it and the piercing never healed (after like 6 months, it felt like I had just gotten it done).

I think the tattoo is a good idea, as long as you can find one that you like.
post #23 of 27
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What about just his name scrolled in a really beautiful cursive with a heart on either side of it?

That would be cute I think...in little form. Not a huge tattoo or anything..his name is too long for that
That would be nice, absolutely! But I'm a bit biased - I think a tattoo of his handsome little kitten face would be even more precious.

Bottom line is, it is your memory of your sweet furbaby, and your body, so you have to choose what makes you feel happiest.
post #24 of 27
Whatever you decide to do Kenz, I think a question mark hidden somewhere in it would be perfect, because of his little question mark on his side!!
post #25 of 27
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Whatever you decide to do Kenz, I think a question mark hidden somewhere in it would be perfect, because of his little question mark on his side!!
Thats such a cute idea!

I ended up getting my cartlidge pierced tonight It didnt hurt and the guy was AMAZING that did it. He was so patient and super awesome!
I decided that I am going to get 3 little paw prints on my foot when I find the right ones, I think its something sweet, and petite just for my boys When I get enough guts, I think I'm gonna get an angel in memory of him, maybe a sweet kitty angel or something like that
post #26 of 27
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with all the pics you have of Davidson, i bet you could find one that would make a great tattoo. If you can find someone who is good enough to do it
I totally agree. A cute little Davidson face somewhere would be so adorable. Like on the back nape of your neck under your hairline, if it was cute and little.

I vote for this option over the ear-piercing. Cartlidge intrusion is gross, in my opinion and means nothing except what it is.
post #27 of 27
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Thats such a cute idea!

I ended up getting my cartlidge pierced tonight It didnt hurt and the guy was AMAZING that did it. He was so patient and super awesome!
I decided that I am going to get 3 little paw prints on my foot when I find the right ones, I think its something sweet, and petite just for my boys When I get enough guts, I think I'm gonna get an angel in memory of him, maybe a sweet kitty angel or something like that
Those are awesome ideas! The paw print one sounds really cute. I am in search of another tat as well...and I am wanting one on my foot, or my neck.
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