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May 9, 2011

Tattoo

May 9, 2011
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This conversation has come up several times during dinner, long walks, etc....

The Ohio Star

Hubs:  So.... if you had to get a tattoo, of anything at all, what would you pick?

Me:  (with no hesitation at all)  The Ohio Star.

Hubs:  What is that?!?!?

Me:  It's a quilt block.

Hubs:  Seriously?

Me:  Absolutely.  See?  I'm an Ohio girl... born and raised.  And I love star quilt blocks - so that particular block encompasses who I am as a fabric obsessor and quilting fantatic in the state I grew up in.

Hubs:  (eyeroll) ............... silence............

Hubs:  Well, I'm not getting 26.2.

This conversation makes me laugh.... seeing as I am not the type to get a tat - but somehow Hubs really thinks I'm serious.

He's a marathon runner - and may want to put the distance of the race (26.2 miles) on his car.... but not permanently on his body.  He's been undecided on this tattoo topic since we met 11 years ago, and thus is tat free.

But anyway.....  It got me to thinking....  somebody must have a quilting tattoo....

and I'd bet good money (or should I say out-of-print fabric) there's at least a couple quilting bloggers out there with one....

What would you get?


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27 comments:

  1. OMG, a quilting tattoo is a fantastic idea, never even thought of it! I have a sincere fear of needles, so tattoos have always been out of the question for me :)

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  2. I would love a simple needle with red thread on my shoulder...just haven't talked myself into it yet! lol

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  3. Oh man, type "quilt tattoo" into google images. Wowsa. The only tattoo I want is stitching lines, for my wedding band. Of course, I haven't done it.

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  4. If I didn't pass out at the sight of needles (read: need good gas to go to the dentist) I would get a vintage sewing machine. There are some really awesome ones out there in blog-land. Small enough to hide though because "I'm still a lady" ;)

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  5. Two years ago for Valentines Day I bought my wife a gift certificate for a tattoo. She talked about it for years, and my gift certificate was all she needed.

    She now has a rose vine around her ankle with one rose, and two rose buds.

    I would like one, but I don't think I'd get a "Quilting Tattoo". But, then, I would have never expected my wife to get inked either! So, who knows... I might find a way to incorporate something "Quilty" into a tattoo...

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  6. I have 3 tattoos all representing different aspects of who I am. And you've heard they are addictive? YES, they are! My next one WILL be a quilt tattoo and will be a log cabin block (already designed and colors picked out), just need to figure out where this one will go and when to get it. All of my tattoos are in discreet places so they can be hidden when necessary, or shown when wanted. As for the pain - yes it's uncomfortable. But it's bearable.... An Ohio Star sounds PERFECT for you!

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  7. Thank you for the giggles! Over a year ago, I told my husband I wanted an ornate cross tatoo, and told him I wanted it at the small of my back. He said, "Oh, you want a tramp stamp!" Eeek! NO! So, I have no tatoo. Maybe I'll get some of the tatoo paper for my silhouette and make a non-permanent tat. LOL

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  8. It's too bad the lower back tattoo has become a "tramp stamp" - I still like that location for a tat. Mine isn't quilting related but I can assure you that while it isn't comfortable, it's not pass-out painful, either. I love your idea!

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  9. I have been wanting a second tatoo for 2 years now. I never thought about a quilting tatoo until now. Thanks for the idea!!

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  10. Oooh, no tattoos for me—I change my mind about colors and design-y type things far too often to have anything that permanent on my body! : ) What an amusing post, though! Can't wait to see what others say.

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  11. I just saw some tula pink tattoos out there....
    http://tulapink.com/2009/11/29/full-moon-forest-foreva/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanwalshquilts/5308184360/
    This would probably be more what I would do - a design from a fabric. Although I'm not a tattoo person either. These blew my mind!

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  12. I have a small tattoo on the back of my neck just below the hairline. It is a very tiny fish symbol. Love it but husband really dislikes any kind of tattoo, so I will not be getting any more even though a quilting tattoo would be so much fun.

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  13. That is really funny, because I have considered getting a quilt tattoo but thought I was the only one! I have a tattoo on my foot with some cute flowers and swirls and I LOVE IT! I want another one but haven't decided what yet, maybe some hexagons??? We will see. And everyone says the foot hurts really bad and yet it hurt but after a little bit I got used to it or it went numb and it is certainly no more painful than a visit to the dentist. You forget soon after it is done.

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  14. LOL SEW funny! Still chuckling about a bunch of quilters being afraid of needles!!! Seriously!? ha ha! I'm not scared of needles of any type.... I used to work as a med tech in a lab, and part of our training was drawing blood from each other, plus at work we regularly donated for studies, and such, and had to draw blood from patients frequently, but I'd never get a tattoo. Too permanent, plus working in a hospital, we frequently saw what they look like many years down the road, if you know what I mean... No thanks!!! But thanks for the laugh!!

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  15. There are loads of sewing related tats on the web. Some are...hmmmm...interesting. I have a ladybug sitting on three leaves. The ladybug is for my granddaughter and the leaves are for each of my three girls.

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  16. If I ever got a tattoo (probably not likely:) I think it would be a chinese type dragon ... I was born in the Year of the Dragon and it seems to be a recurring theme for me.

    Getting a quilting/sewing tat would be way more like me, though!

    :) Linda

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  17. This is such a funny post! I have always wanted a tattoo but hubby prefers me ink-free {despite his 4 tats}. If I had to pick something it would probably be 4 bowtie blocks together.

    Jennifer :)

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  18. That's a great idea. I have always wanted ink but have never been able to decide exactly what I want on my body for the rest of my life so I opt for piercings instead. I may have to reconsider based on this thread.

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  19. I want a needle and thread tattoo on my wrist. Anyone up for getting sewing tattoos at market?? :)

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  20. I got my husband started with the tattoo craze. Last year he went in to get another one and I just had to come up with something to get one too. So, I sewed up three little pieces of fabric I really liked and brought a button, needle and thread to our tattoo artist. This is what he came up with and I absolutely love it! :o)

    http://craftygemini.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-patchwork-tattoo.html

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  21. I love your idea of the Ohio star for yourself! I have a small lucky elephant tattoo under by bikini line so it is quite discreet - if I got another one it would probably be my childrens names.

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  22. If you change your mind I can refer you to a great tattoo shop ;-)

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  23. It sounds like you've given this much consideration... you might still opt in! Myself, the one tattoo I have is not specifically quilting related, though was inspired partially by a quilt I made about 10 years ago - that tattoo is the outline of a stained glass rose window, centered mid-back, and at the time I was playing with designs based on the Katie Pasquini (not yet Masopust) book "Mandala Quilts".

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  24. I might have....I quilt so I don't kill people. I'm also a knitter and I like the quote....Keep Calm and Carry Yarn. It would need to be colourful. I have a dragon tattoo on my left arm...I had it done about 10 years ago and I love it. The only problem I have is deciding on a design....Maybe a knitting tiger, quilting dragon? lol

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  25. I have a tat that I got on the 4th anniversary of my last cancer treatment. I would get a sewing machine or a pic of one of my grandmas thimbles if I were to get a sewing tattoo.

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  26. I'm a knitter so I have a knitting tattoo (a skull-shaped ball of yarn with crossed knitting needles behind it and a banner that says 'born to knit'). I have one that represents my astronomer father and I'm currently hunting for one for my quilter mother. I'm not having much luck - I may have to get someone to design one for me!

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  27. I am planning on getting a quilt tattoo. What kind I have no idea..My mother has passed away due to colon cancer. So far I know i want one panel for a blue ribbon- Colon. and another panel to be T. She collected the first initial of her name.. I saw a heart with quilted edge to it. with a thread and needle attatched. LOVEDit.. so im still looking for a memorial quilt tat in her honor

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