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Newborn Tattoo Idea
First I’d like to say AWESOME to those who started this group! 🙂 I have 6 tattoos currently all of which are powerful and meaningful to me! 🙂
My husband and I are thinking of getting our newborn’s handprint tattooed on us after the baby is born. he wants to put his on his neck (kind of like the baby’s hand is just cupping it on the side) and I’m totally unsure where to put mine.
I’m really toying with the idea of putting it on my left side near the rib cage because I don’t want it to just be the handprint, I want something special about it (haven’t figured that out yet).
First, I love your guys idea! 🙂 lol I have my son’s handprint too. It is almost his exact one (as close as the artist could get!) Mine is on my left shoulder blade, and I plan on getting my other kids (when I have them) on the other shoulder.
I’m not to sure where to put yours. Maybe when you figure out what else you want to be in the tattoo, I can be more help.
Good Luck, and congratulations!!!
Destini Shawnice 22 year old, hard working, patient, loving, full time mommy to D’Andre (5.18.07) and my furbabies Ace and Duchess.
Sandi haha, yea I know that feeling, my little guy likes to play xylaphone (not sure if that’s how you spell it) on my ribs! Drives me bonkers!
Destini that’s awesome, just looked at a larger version of your pic and wow. gotta say that does look like someone just slapped the print right on your back.
My thought of other stuff is of course his DOB, but I’m thinking his initials and I was thinking angel wings, BUT to me that’s more a ‘death’ thing. so I’m trying to think of something else b/c I certainly want it framed out (I’m a more geometric kinda person)
i have both of my kids both feet on my forarm in a walking formation. almost as if they are walking up my forearm. this is to symbolize the footprints in the sand poem and that when they are too weak to carry themselves in life im gonna be there to carry them. i must state that they were bothe premie and very tiny. my oldest son born 4lbs 10 oz’ foot prints are about 3 inches long and my youngest sons born 3 lbs 5 oz foot prints are about 2 1/2 inches everyone love them and i constently get asked are those real and they were taken from the actual footprints. i love them!
What Does a Dandelion Tattoo Symbolize
Message in a Flower
The dandelion flower tells us that life is short, delicate, and you never know where the winds may take you. Irrespective of that, don’t forget to dream, wish, and remember the bigger joys that come from the little things in life.
There is a very famous quote associated with the dandelion, “Every breath is a second chance.” Most people get it inked along with this design, signifying that life is not about yesterday or tomorrow, it’s about today. A dandelion can be interpreted in various ways. It has emotional, spiritual, and even certain religious aspects associated with it. You see, this flower is unique in itself with various seedlings that come together to form one flower. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this is one of those symbols that can be interpreted in as many ways as its seedlings! Or, in other words, this flower reflects the many elements of life, which come together and make life worthwhile.
Dandelion tattoos are perhaps our means to reconnect with our innocent past, and connect with a future that promises the fulfillment of all our present wishes. It is ideal for those who wish to just live in the moment, let go of all that is past, and allow the breeze to take them to a life that gives freedom from all the emotional and physical bondage that allows us to be free!
What Does it Mean to Have a Dandelion Tattoo?
An amazing thing about this tattoo design is that it is multifaceted. Which means, if you don’t connect with the religious aspect of it, you would definitely connect with the spiritual one. Many creative tattooers have modified and evolved some amazingly inspirational dandelion designs. These are typically done with black ink, but many people also add color to their tattoo, just to give it a more refreshing appeal. It depicts that not all blows of life take you down; at times, they also give you the opportunity to free yourself from the emotional bondage, to actually go out there and find your true self. The seedlings when freed from their bond, take the wind’s course and finally become their true self birds. doesn’t all this remind you of your childhood? For most of us, those were the best days of our lives with no complications and responsibilities; when we had all the time in the world to play, to chase butterflies, to collect tons of dandelions and make uncountable wishes, even if they included the desire to catch the tooth fairy! The innocence back then would never come back. This is another aspect of this tattoo design. Most people ink it with a belief that to wish and dream is an important part of life, and in due time, they will come true.
You see a bright yellow flower that seems to be a representation of the sun, and the next day, you see a white puff that looks like the moon, which when blown disperses its seeds in the surrounding like stars in the sky. A dandelion is inked by many to remind themselves that life is short; you’re here today and you’ll be gone tomorrow. So, in the process, just appreciate every blessing that comes your way, and live each and every moment of it. You can’t change what has already happened, you never know where the future will take you, but you have today. Just live it!
They say that the secret to happiness is nothing but good health and bad memory! At times, most of the complications in life arise because we simply cannot let go of the past. We hold on to things, thoughts, memories, or people who have hurt us. Hence, we do not experience spiritual freedom and feel tied to the negative aspects of life, as if trapped! We need a reminder, an inspirational reminiscence to let go of things that don’t help us in any way, and start something new and delightful. A dandelion is definitely one of those reminders.
The dandelion is considered to bring good luck and prosperity. In fact, there is also a famous superstition associated with it: If you add a dandelion to a wedding bouquet, it provides luck to the newly married couple. Not only this, legend and folklore have many other positive aspects associated with this amazing flower. For instance, some believe that rubbing yourself with these flowers brings luck in the form of appreciation and being welcomed everywhere you go. Not only is it associated with wishes and desires, it is said that the dandelion also has the power to increase one’s psychic abilities. On the other hand, it is believed that this flower acts as a passage that allows one to communicate with spirits. While some of us may consider it to be spooky enough, those who are able to connect with this side of this design, don’t hesitate to get themselves inked with it.
In Christianity, a dandelion is a symbolic representation of Jesus Christ’s love and self sacrifice for us humans. The short lived time on earth, the radiance and simplicity that attracted the world, the power to make people experience joy, and diminishing oneself for the sake of others so that they live in hope and peace these aspects remind us of our savior Jesus Christ, who didn’t even hesitate to die to save us sinners. Because of these and many other aspects, this symbol is of significant importance theologically.
A tattoo is not merely a design inked on the skin for aesthetic purposes. It is a reflection of your beliefs. Which is why, before getting inked, it is very important for the person to know the intricacies of the chosen design, which in this case is the dandelion. It must now be evident to you that this flower tattoo gives you not one, but many reasons to opt for it. Another point to be noted is the placement of the tattoo. If you are not getting it done for religious purposes, one of the most popular placements is on the lower belly, at the side. Most women choose this spot to display their youthfulness, playful nature, and coquetry. On the other hand, men and women who ink it for an emotional reason, tend to ink it on their upper back or above their chest. So, yes, it is the meaning and purpose of the design that helps you decide the placement. Popular spots are ankles, arms, wrists, upper back, lower back, lower belly, full back, and feet.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the dandelion is a way to symbolize one’s life and the ups and downs that come with it. In the midst of the grassy meadows, a dandelion stalk stands tall, displaying to the world its beautiful radiant glow. This represents our struggle to make a mark in this world, to stand tall and high in life, irrespective of what may come. And then, when the harsh winds and storms blow against this delicate flower, its seedlings go with the wind, only to find a place where they can find nourishment and grow back again in abundance. Through its life, the dandelion teaches us many things. What appealed to you the most? Why would you get yourself inked with it? Post your comments to let us know!