help me decide please?!

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help me decide please?!

Postby pulliptears » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:31 am

I'm just waiting for the lovely Isildilmë to translate for me on the other thread, but in the meantime I've used the online translator to have a play around with sizes etc. The tattoo reads "I just have to look inside my heart to find you" and is a memorial tattoo to my late Dad. Its been 3 years on Friday since I lost him so I was hoping to get this done on the day, around my left wrist.
My issue is more with what to use to divide the writing so that it doesn't just loop. I've had a couple of thoughts, but would like to get some colour in there. This is where I'm at so far:

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I like the evenstar, and I guess my tattooist could get colour in there, but I also adore the tree. Im thinking the symbol should be on the underside of my wrist (in the hurty bit lol)
Any advice/suggestions for me?
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:39 am

They're both wonderful symbols . . .

Evenstar:
Title of Arwen, Queen to Aragorn II Elessar, referring not only to her radiant beauty, but also to her descent: the evening star was the light of the last Silmaril, bound to the brow of her grandfather Eärendil.

The White Tree:
The White Tree of Gondor, descended through at least four incarnations derived from the original (Telperion), proved to be a hardy survivor that outlasted Sauron himself.

Both symbols are beautiful, and each can have a deep meaning for you. Personally, I think the White Tree is the more masculine of the two symbols, and could be viewed as representing the ongoing survival of your father's memory and life through his descendents, with you being a shining example. ;)

Just my two pennies, of course.

I hope you'll return with a link to a picture of your finished tattoo. It would be very nice to see how well your vision will become reality. :)

:D:D:D
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Postby pulliptears » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:55 am

thank you :)

Its such a hard choice! I'm leaning toward the Evenstar as it was given in the movie to aid her memory (IIRC), and this is my memory I suppose.

I shall be honoured to come back and show you the results! This is such a lovely community.
Thank you
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Postby pulliptears » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:59 am

Well, its done! My poor tattooist was tearing his hair out trying to get everything level bless him, so much so I had the transfer applied and scrubbed off half a dozen times making things much sorer. Anyway, here is the result, and I love it so much:

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Hopefully these are not too big!
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Postby Isildilmë » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:13 am

Looks great ! :) I like the Evenstar and the way it is placed
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Postby pulliptears » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:45 am

Isildilmë wrote:Looks great ! :) I like the Evenstar and the way it is placed


Thank you :)

Its healing nicely, but I have discovered just how hard it is to not knock a wrist tattoo :shock:
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Postby SilverScribe » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:38 pm

Oh, it turned out WONDERFUL!!!

And I think the Evenstar was the best choice. The symbol turned out absolutely perfect. Congratulations also go to your tattooist, who did a great job. :thumbsup:

Thank you for coming back and sharing pictures too. It's always so cool to see how the finished version looks "in the flesh" so to speak. ;)

:D:D:D
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Postby pulliptears » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:24 pm

SilverScribe wrote:Oh, it turned out WONDERFUL!!!

And I think the Evenstar was the best choice. The symbol turned out absolutely perfect. Congratulations also go to your tattooist, who did a great job. :thumbsup:

Thank you for coming back and sharing pictures too. It's always so cool to see how the finished version looks "in the flesh" so to speak. ;)

:D:D:D


You know the scary thing? I'm so so so tempted to go and have something on the other wrist with the tree :)

Maybe over the summer if I can flutter my eyelashes at the other half hehe
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Postby SilverScribe » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:03 pm

LOLOL! I say GO FOR IT!!

:D:D:D
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Fur meine Mutter . . . Sie sind für immer in meinem Herzen . . .

A song for our Fallen, but not Forgotten . . . Galadriel's Lament
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Postby Isildilmë » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:31 am

SilverScribe wrote:LOLOL! I say GO FOR IT!!

:D:D:D

You took these words right from my mind, didn't you ?! :lol:

That's what happens with tattoo's (and even more with Elvish tattoos if you want my opinion !) : WE ALWAYS WANT MORE ! :)
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Postby pulliptears » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:25 am

My artist wanted me to go back when I was healed so he could check that I hadn't 'chipped' any lines with it being so fine.

This will be a very very dangerous day and if my husband knows whats good for his credit card he will take it off me before I go in there lmao
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Postby Isildilmë » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:39 pm

hahaha :rofl: good luck !
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Postby priell3 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:42 am

Beautiful tattoo - the artwork, transcription and the meaning behind it.
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Postby pulliptears » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:10 pm

priell3 wrote:Beautiful tattoo - the artwork, transcription and the meaning behind it.


Thank you :)
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Postby Isildilmë » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:41 pm

pulliptears, I posted your other request at the Official Transcription Thread III.
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