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    ideas for tattoo to symbolise family

    guys,

    I know theres a million posts on tattoos but I was looking a bit of help and inspiration for my next one. I have two tats at the mo, got my girlfriends name on my chest ( i know, foolish, but I love the girl) and a dragon down my ribs so i dont mind it being a bit complicated.

    A few years ago my parents divorced, my brother moved to scotland and last year I moved to england. I rarely see my parents or my two brothers anymore and I am looking to get some sort of tattoo that will have a design with 'mum', 'dad', 'craig', 'neal' either throughout or at the corners or whatever

    does anyone have any ideas? im originally from northern ireland and, although not technically irish (or gaelic) i would consider a celtic cross, but I am looking for all input

    very much appreciated

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    I am of Scottish and Greek decent. Scottish and Irish last names usually have an original meaning tied to them. Research your last name a little on the internet. I found out what my original family name was, what its Scottish translation was, "He who lays upon a locked heart," and then i had it written out in Anciet Greek script going down the back of both of my arms. Nice way to pay tribute to both my mom and dads sides of the fam....Just an abstract idea if you didnt wanna do just their names Good luck with whatever.

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    make a family crest. i did it. then you can put their names in the shield. ill post a pic of my tat. its not done yet. but youll get the idea.
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    Yeah, thats actually how I started my search I wanted to do my family crest but mine was gay, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbot138 View Post
    Yeah, thats actually how I started my search I wanted to do my family crest but mine was gay, LOL.
    well make one up. i took like 3 or 4 different designs. i took the sheild from one. the knights helmet from another and the the flowery border thing from another. i have to figure out what i want in my shield though.

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    There's a thought. Might have to steal your spot to bro, lol, that was where I was planning on putting my next one.

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    do it. i wont mind. hahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkitdalaw View Post
    make a family crest. i did it. then you can put their names in the shield. ill post a pic of my tat. its not done yet. but youll get the idea.
    did you get that done at a shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirish_mark20 View Post
    guys,

    I know theres a million posts on tattoos but I was looking a bit of help and inspiration for my next one. I have two tats at the mo, got my girlfriends name on my chest ( i know, foolish, but I love the girl) and a dragon down my ribs so i dont mind it being a bit complicated.

    A few years ago my parents divorced, my brother moved to scotland and last year I moved to england. I rarely see my parents or my two brothers anymore and I am looking to get some sort of tattoo that will have a design with 'mum', 'dad', 'craig', 'neal' either throughout or at the corners or whatever

    does anyone have any ideas? im originally from northern ireland and, although not technically irish (or gaelic) i would consider a celtic cross, but I am looking for all input

    very much appreciated

    cheers
    a celtic cross done well can look ****in sick, and its a good design for incorperating personal touches. if you are getting a tattoo, my suggestion is amke a deposit and have a professional do the rest. its part of our job, yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inky-e View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    if you are getting a tattoo, my suggestion is amke a deposit and have a professional do the rest. its part of our job, yo.
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    hey bro, what do you meen? give them pictures and tell them how u want it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 200byjune View Post
    hey bro, what do you meen? give them pictures and tell them how u want it?
    think he means go in and give them your ideas, leave a deposit, and let their artistic creative minds do the rest.

    im considering going for my family crest. family crests can be found at houseofnames.com and having the names put around that, though maybe have a seperate one for my mum since shes not got the surname!

    only thing is, i dont like colour tattoos, and i dont like ones that say mum and are of a heart, or an anchor, or a flower. which might just screw me over lol, hence the celtic cross idea (even though i am not religious or anything at all!)

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    ya and then if you dont like it what do you do lol?

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    Pretty sure your 2nd picture shouldn't be on here...
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    Stone please edit that. The place where i posted it changed the pic

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    What happened to the rule "absolutely no porn?"
    Big isn't going to be too happy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish&Andy View Post
    What happened to the rule "absolutely no porn?"
    Big isn't going to be too happy...

    I was accdental he edited his post just waint for stone to edit his....No worries

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    done and done

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    LOL thanks guy's....

    I didnt think that one looked like a real tattoo, No fakes allowed LOL....

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    I just figured DSM posted it on purpose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    did you get that done at a shop?
    yea, it was a friend of my cousin that does all his work. so i used him also.

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    OMG this just got me looking not only is my last name bomb but the crest/coat of arms is the shit!

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    my last name is better.... lol

    what would you guys suggest i could get beside family crest/coat of arms?

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    i dono i got my last name on my forearm

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