TAT My "tribute" tat.

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  1. dumb_end_user

    dumb_end_user Sad Gus

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    Here's my goofy tat. Before you say it looks like crap and what the hell was the artist doing with that, read this.

    When my wife and I first moved out together 12 years ago we were dirt poor. It was just her and I and our cat. We didn't have a huge entertainment budget so we pretty much did stuff around the house. I had a large fish tank that I moved in with us but I wanted to build a stand and top for it. So the three of us built one in the garage and then we decided to paint it. We were being goofy so my wife and I dipped our hands and feet in colored paint and "stamped" the stand and top. We wanted to get our cat involved too so we dipped her paws in the paint and then had her walk across it. Once it had dried I wanted to "sign" it so I painted a portrait of the three of us. I used a Q-tip and some black paint and pretty much scribbled it on there. Almost as soon as I had painted it I thought that it would make an awesome tattoo someday.

    Fast forward 11 years. My wife and I had moved on to bigger and better things but we still had the cat and the fish tank lid and stand. One of the cats favorite things to do was lay on top of the tank where the lights under the lid heated the top. Whenever I would get home I could hear her plop down off of it onto the foor and run downstairs to meet me. Then we got the bad news - our cat had been diagnosed with cancer. We tried all sorts of things to help her out (that's a completely different thread) but decided that the best thing that we could do was make her as comfortable as possible for as long as was feasible. She made it almost 6 months until we had to make the decision to put her down. We called the vet and had her come over and she put her down in her favorite spot right on top of the tank that she loved.

    The next week I made an appointment to have the tattoo done. I had the top of the tank photo documented pretty well and had the artist recreate it as close to life as possible - hence the smeared lines and stuff that doesn't line up exactly right. Anyway if you read this far you probably think I'm a wack job but whatever.

    Here it is.

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  2. ST33LR4T

    ST33LR4T New Member

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    awsome!
     
  3. Phantom Empress

    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    That's Beautiful.
     
  4. Bella

    Bella New Member

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    Love it
     
  5. Laurel

    Laurel New Member

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    that's a great tattoo. It's hard to lose a loved one, even a cat. :(
     
  6. UpStateGS

    UpStateGS Fresh like I just stepped out of the dryer.

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    That's great!
     
  7. Lavender

    Lavender Easter is my favorite holiday...

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    i think its really great. i know how hard it is to lose an animal, and i think its a perfect way to show love!
     
  8. bmezine

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    Very heartwarming, it's great to see someone get a tattoo that ACTUALLY means something special to them.
     
  9. andiwaslike

    andiwaslike New Member

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    i love that!
     
  10. jaggorri

    jaggorri Bitch Magnet

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    Great story and an awesome tribute to your lives together!
     
  11. D

    D A guiltless state of self awareness.. The process

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    Very :cool: , great story!
     
  12. Nickos

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    haha thats frickin cool :bigthumb:
     
  13. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    haha thats great
     
  14. Ice Rado

    Ice Rado New Member

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    badass...in the sense of originality and just plain cool factor
     
  15. shangrilarcadia

    shangrilarcadia A lady

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    I like it :coold:

    Meaningful tattoos > decorative ones
     
  16. cuz

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    that may be one of the best tattoos ever!
     
  17. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    woah man thats awesome!!! looks sweet too!

    meaningful tatties are amazing. and imagine the stories you can tell to your kids about that tatty! :bigthumb:
     
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    awesome. story is cool and the tat is sweet too. good job!
     
  19. Lowneon

    Lowneon Author of Illegal street racing for dummies.

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    That is just awseome man. Great story and great way to remember a member of the family.
     
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    tehwinnar New Member

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    Looks cute man, Its good that it has a story behind it :)
     
  21. rzklkng

    rzklkng "A republic, madam, if you can keep it"

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    ...definitely better than a tribal band or cartoon character.
     
  22. Outkasted

    Outkasted New Member

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    Thats really cool. I think its cool that you can add to it when your familly grows too if you decide to have kids and what not. I like it.
     
  23. KMD

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    VERY :coolugh::bigthumb:
     
  24. brujito

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    You? A wack job? Nah. Great story and honestly it looks better than some of the tatts I've seen.
     
  25. Jacquelin

    Jacquelin I was your silver lining but now I'm gold.

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    Great story & great tattoo to go along with it! I love how meaningful it is and that definitely does not make you a whack job. :]
     

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