Friday, October 1, 2010

Ratattat (or All Inked Up With No Place To Go)

If you've read any or all of my posts, there is a pretty solid chance that you have seen little bits and pieces of my tattoos. But, there is also a good chance that you haven't seen them in their entirety unless you've visited my flickr page. I know that people often have very strong opinions about tattoos, which I fully respect, but I also think that it is a very personal choice (displayed in a very public way ;) ) to get them, and that one person's tattoos should not affect others. My mom has six tattoos, so I grew up thinking of tattoos as normal. Plus, the town I live in is very liberal, and tattoos are very common, so I always assumed that I would get at least one. Well, this past spring/summer, I ended up getting 3! I found a tattoo artist whose work I loved (he also did a bunch of my boss's work), and he was moving to San Francisco at the end of summer, so I wanted to get them all done before he left (yes, I'm too lazy to drive 1.5 hours to the city to get a tattoo!). These are posted from the most recent to the earliest, because that is the order in which I downloaded them, and I am too tired to fix it!. ;) Also, if you have any questions about tattoos (i.e. pain, ideas, artists, etc), please feel free to ask!

Note: Please remember when commenting that regardless of whether or not you like tattoos, that I clearly do like them, and I especially like mine! So please keep comments positive! :)

Do You Have Any Tattoos?


  1. Very cool!! I do not have any tattoos, and I do not plan to get any, but I have no problems with them. These are some awesome pieces of art! Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. ahh! I love them! They are all such gorgeous pieces!

  3. eeeeh I love the birds. So cute. My next tattoo is going to be birds, just trying to decide where. Love them.
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  4. Is this you Rhi? Wow, vraiement SeXY!



  5. Aw, very nice!!! :) No tattoos for me... way too scared of needles :(

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. I want a side boob tattoo!! haha ;)

  7. lovely tattoos. I don´t have any but I love them on others - like the birds...

    have a wonderful weekend!!!

  8. I particularly love the swallows on your wrists, they have a really nice level of detail and shape. Like some other commenters, I don't have any myself. I think I'll never get any as I am way too commitment phobic to ever settle of something permanent like that. But I do enjoy other peoples (when they are in good taste, obviously). Yours are really nice!

  9. I don't have any tattoos, but I like them :)

    I wish tattoos could be removed when ever desired + no harmful chemicals.

    Your tattoo is nice!

    Thanks for stopping by,

  10. That vine is breathtaking...LOVE IT!!!
    I have one.....I got in Hawaii a year ago on my lower right side of my back....its my sons name who passed away with a dragonfly....yes, it is a very personal choice, and thats why everyone is entitled to their own opinions:) My daughter actually has five or six....all strategically placed of course:)

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  11. beautiful tattoos! must have been painful, or it looks painful! i don't think i'll ever be brave enough... i have a low tolerance for pain hehe. but thanks for sharing your body art!

  12. I have no tattoos and I'm usually not fond of them but I really like those you have on the third pciture, they look nice <3
    And btw, I like your blog so I nominated you for a beautiful blogger award! ^^

  13. Those are absolutely beautiful!!! I know that I could never get a big tattoo myself but I am thinking about getting a small one sometime in the future (ha, when I get some money!)

  14. Oh wow!!
    Great tatoos, girl!
    Rock youuu <3

    Xoxo ♥
    Pinkie Anggia

  15. I don't have any but I do want some when I'm old enough.
    Your tattoos are so beautiful :D

  16. No, I haven´t but I like it.
    I love your back.

  17. Thanks ;D
    I love this tatoos :)

  18. Ouchhh! Looks like they all hurt..haha!
    But TOTALLY worth it!! (:

  19. Oh, I love the birds!! Fab! I have a very special tat on my left foot that my sisters and I all got together.


    November Grey

  20. Those tattoos are beautiful! We both would love a tattoo that would symbolize our friendship, we're just deciding what it should be :)

    Cheers, B & Liv
    B L I V B O O K: darling&diva ♥

  21. The one on your back is INCREDIBLE! I had only ever noticed the swallows on your wrists.

    I'm on the fence with tattoos. I spent so long thinking that there couldn't be a worse thing someone would want to do to themselves, but lately (most of this year) I've been reconsidering it.. I think it must have to do with when you're at a point in your life and you want something to remember it.. hmm...

  22. I think tattoos are beautiful so more power to you! I have a similar bird on my right side but she's in color....I have been wanting a B&W piece but havent found the right design yet

  23. haha:) this is so cool..
    i don't have any tattoos yet.
    but i plan to have this one someday.

    have a great october dear..


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    Queen D

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  25. wow! super cool tat! i dont have one, but i'd like to get one! :)

  26. Great tattoos! I especially love the ones on your wrists! I dont have any, not because I dont want them but because im scared of the pain lol xx

  27. wow so cool!

  28. Man! The one on your back in super stunning and very impressive xxx

  29. The bird, the first one, is beautiful. I'm not even a fan of tattoos, but they look great on you m'girl

    keep in touch

  30. I'm in love with your tattoos. They are really beautiful. My really good friend has a sparrow on her wrist and I totally envy it! I don't think they hurt much, and I think they are really cool. Our generation (in the US at least) is pretty inked up in general compared to our parents. I have a quill on my back along my shoulder blade. I'm getting a new one in a few weeks, I will be making updates on the blog about it of course. ;)

  31. aw, your tatoos are so pretty! Personally, I don't see myself ever getting one which is funny because I CONSTANTLY write on myself with sharpies and pens. It's just so fun!

    Anyways, your comment made me smile :) I love long comments! Thank you! This in particular made my day: "I love that we are the same height, it means that I can legitimately look at you for style inspiration since you're not 10 times taller than me!"

    AWWW. Thank you!!! And yes, isn't being short fun?? Hahhaa (not). But really, we just gotta embrace it I guess :)

  32. cool Rio i love it , i love tattoos since young , funny how some conservative people still thinks that tattoos are for bad people , well to me its a form of body art depending on whats the design u get and the story behind it

    i have 3 butterflies on my back to resembles me and my sisters all girls developing into women

    haha u know what , i've always wanted to do cherry blossoms and swallows

    when i saw ur bird tattoos the other day in your older post i was like WHOAH I WANT THAT

    and now looking at your cherry blossoms tattoos i am so jealous ! ahhh

    its really awesome Rio

  33. Your tattoos are pretty kickass. I'm very mixed on tattoos. I think they've become so mainstream now that I really don't like them, in general. It seems like everyone gets a tattoo just to get a tattoo, kind of like piercings a few years ago. I like that yours are artsy, well placed, and not tacky. Thank you for not having a tramp stamp!

  34. No, I don't have tatoos, I love the one with the bridy. <3


  35. i don't know how i missed this post! oh i love all your tatto's i have been wanting to get a bird on either of my wrists too! one to represent me and the other my mister!! i am thinking of getting as a christmas present!


  36. I actually don't have any tattoos, probably because I'm a total needle-chicken, but I LOVE the flowers on your back! So pretty! If I did get something someday, I would probably get some flowers as well.

    P.S. I love your blog name! I wish I thought of it!



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