Tattoo Talk

I always wanted to have a tattoo and the most important condition is, that I would really love to design it on my own. I recently read a Blogpost about Tattoos by the lovely Ella May Garrett, which I really enjoyed. By the way, I really love her Pinterest Obsession posts!!
Consequently, I came up with the idea that I could talk a little bit about tattoos and why I think getting inked can have an impact on our lives.

I always wanted to have a tattoo. When I was five, my Dad got a Henna Tattoo, a red rose and I loved it! At that time I was very interested in Chinese culture and my idea was that I could have a Chinese dragon inked on both of my arms and a huge yin and yang on my stomach. Not that attractive I guess. So glad that children are not allowed to get tattoos though.

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This is my personal Tattoo design, I was just sketching a little bit

Today, I don’t want to have Chinese tattoos anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still interested in Chinese culture but dragons would probably not suit me very well.
However I’d love to draw my tattoo(s) on my own and one design I really like is a jumping fawn. Deers played a big role in my life so far, it’s hard to explain but my mother f.e. used to call me „Rehlein“ which is German and means something like „Little deer“, people also used to tell me I looked like Bambi when I was younger. Additionally, I have frequent deer encounters when I go running…just love these cute creatures!
Even if I decide to get a fawn tattoo, which part of my body will this tattoo decorate? Since I would like to do some kind of business job later, I can’t have visible parts like arms, fingers, feet and maybe even my legs get inked. Besides, I want to be able to see my tattoo, consequently I can’t have my back inked. Having a tattoo on my ribs would be nice, although it is commonly known that tattoos close to bones are very painful.

Another idea would be something Harry Potter related, although I don’t think that my first or second tattoo will be a HP one… However, having the 9 3/4 sign on my wrist would be amazing, but only if I had a watch that hides the tattoo perfectly. 😀

Currently my favourite design is a wave. I simply love water, swimming and surfing. Waves are aesthetic, beautiful and it is nice to see them breaking at the shore. However, waves are dangerous. They are heavy and they can easily drown you depending on their size. In psychology, waves and especially tsunamis are often interpreted as anxiety and excessive demands. They are like life, nice to ride, nice to swim in, they are enjoyable. But on the other hand, you can be to overwhelmed to deal with the wave, or your life. I love the water and I love life, but I also have a high respect and I am grateful that I am healthy because I know that this is not self-evident just like it is not self-evident, that you survive your ride on a big wave.

I will definitely let you know if I decide to get a tattoo but at the moment I go swimming two to three times a week (Surf-Camp preparation whoopwhooop) and I do not want to take a break.

How about you? Would you like to have a tattoo? What kind of tattoos do you prefer?
Have a nice weekend

Sophie

 

 

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Travel related DIYs #1 – Travel Pinboard

Hello World,

I proudly introduce you to my new project „Travel related DIYs“. I would like to share with you some of my recent creative/art projects and hopefully be able to encourage you to craft something and become creative.

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My first project is a World Map Pinboard. Generally, this idea is very basic but I loved the idea of creating a unique pinboard to organize my stuff. Additionally, I consider these corkboards as very useful, since you can easily hang it on your wall, it is very light and you will only need two nails and a hammer to fix it.

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For your own customized pinboard you will need:

  • A pinboard (I got mine on amazon for only 12€)
  • A pencil
  • Acrylic Paint (You will need a lot of paint depending on the size of your pinboard, I used about 200-250ml)
  • Paintbrushes of course
  • Two Screws wich you usually get with your ordered pinboard
  • Nails and a hammer
  • Patience

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As you can probably imagine, you just have to start to prime the cork of your board.
I primed mine twice, since the cork „sponges up“ the paint and if you are a little fussy you will like to paint it twice, it just looks tidier.
You should wait at least half an hour until you start to pre-draw the shape of the continents. I just tried to depict the map from my original world map and messed up sometimes, but I really like how it turned out. Besides, I did not wanted it to be that accurate. If you are happy with your shapes, you can just repaint them and tadaaa, you are almost done. Personally, I decided to go for some silver and gold and randomly colored some islands and continents.

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In the end, you just have to screw the screws into the frame of the board and hang the board on two nails which you already hammered into your wall.

Altogether, this DIY is very easy and not that special. However, I really wanted to share my work with you and I hope you liked it! Let me know in the comments if you are interested in reading more „creative-posts“.

Stay tuned and have a nice weekend!
Sophie

 

 

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