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Monday, 22 December 2014

Tattoo Mini Series: House Sparrow


Hi guys ^^ I'm back with another tattoo & I am remembering all over again how much of a pain the healing process is. I think the first time I was so happy that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be I barely noticed what it was actually like & it is a little bit of a pain. Totally worth it though, for me at least ^^


I know people like to know the meaning (or at least the reasoning) behind tattoos & I don't really know what I can say for this one because the reason I got it is really complicated....even more so than last time lol.
My last tattoo was for a very complicated but specific reason whereas this one is more tied into a whole load of little reasons. When I decided to get the balloon tattoo I knew it would not be my last, I've been planning tattoos since I was 14 so it was kind of inevitable, so I decided I would like them to have some kind of coherent theme & the one I settled on was one tattoo for each season so a spring floral one (or two ^^), the balloon is my summer one, autumn leaves for autumn & snowflakes for winter.
Randomly the autumn leaves tattoo came, fully formed, with the house sparrow. House sparrows are tied into so many things for me - Paris, where there seem to be more house sparrows than pigeons, one of my favourite series of books as a teenager is full of house sparrows & my back garden which - despite being a tiny square of concrete, a ratty bush & a couple of delusional (& stunted) trees a dodgy stones throw from the city centre - feeds hundreds of house sparrows daily (and the odd sparrow hawk ^^).

That is as close as I can come to explaining the logic behind my tattoo. I have a feeling that the way I will explain it from here onwards is "It's pretty & I like it".

P.S. My next tattoo is probably going to be lilac blossoms so that'll be the next post but one in this series ^^

6 comments:

  1. Your tattoos are so vibrant and beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the next one :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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    1. Aren't they just? The lady who I get them from (lucy) is just incredible :)

      Sally x

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  2. Ooh, it's beautiful! I have a peacock butterfly on my leg for kind of a similar reason - they're the ones that I've photographed the most and it just reminds me of being in the garden. When asked though I generally just say 'I like butterflies'. I want a robin too!

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    1. I love the reason behind your butterfly tattoo ^^ It sounds super pretty :)
      I kind of want a robin too ^^ I'm trying to persuade myself that one bird is enough lol :)

      Sally

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  3. Awh this is so beautiful. And very well done. I have two bird tattoos on my calves, a Rainbow Hummingbird and a Horned Owl :) x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. Ooooo, I love the sound of your bird tattoos.
      Lucy who I get my tattoos from is totally amazing, I would totally recommend her to anyone ^^

      Sally

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