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Do you have a tattoo?

Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
edited August 2019 in Coffee lounge
Do you have a tattoo? Have you got or would you have a tattoo that represents part of your impairment or journey through disability? You can see a few examples on pinterest.

I see quite a few tattoos to represent a person's impairment or illness and wondered what you guys thought of them?
Scope
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,338 Disability Gamechanger
    I have 5 but all Disney characters all done b4 I became disabled 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Which Disney character @janer1967 ? I went to see Lion King and Toy Story 4 this week, I love a bit of Disney :smile:
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  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    I was offered a free tattoo, I found someones wallet and handed it back to them after seeing their business card phone number in it.
    He was happy because it also had his shop key in with it which is expensive to replace.
    But being on warfarin now and bruising easily I couldn't have it done. 

  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Apart from being a hippie, my brother was also a tattooist - he wouldn't let me have one until I was 18 though.
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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    What tattoos do you have @GettinOlde ?

    I have 8!
    Scope
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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Sam_Scope said:
    What tattoos do you have @GettinOlde ?

    I have 8!
    Just the 6, they're all more than 40yrs old and just a little faded now.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,338 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sam_Scope
    I have tigger, pooh bear, thumper , eyore and roo and a dolphin 
    Just been to see lion king was brill 
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    This was taken about 20yrs ago - I'm the younger one 😝 - big bro's no longer with us.


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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,139 Disability Gamechanger

    I have a Butterfly tattoo on my wrist which represents my battle and overcoming anorexia. But as years have gone by, it symbolises all that I have been through and endured, I've managed to come out the other side. Last week, a butterfly flew in our living room!

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  • starlight33starlight33 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    @Sam_Scope. I would love a tattoo of a Phoenix with the words  serenity, courage, determination. However, because i have a startle reflex i wouldn't be able to  have one as i jump easily. Then it probably  wouldn't  look like what it should, as a result! I  have been meaning to get the design on spoke guards, for some time... but haven't yet
  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Hi @Ami2301

    Brilliant post, about your tattoo and the butterfly.

    You are an inspiration to all of us on this community.

    Pap-ion is french for butterfly, I think.

    You are this community’s pap-ion.

    Because of your sincerity and kindness.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh @atlas46! You've made me cry, that's very sweet of you to say, thank you so much!
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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I’ve been tempted to get a semi-colon tattoo for some time. I tried to find a picture of it and stumbled upon a slightly expanded version which I’m now leaning towards. 

  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sam_Scope. I would love a tattoo of a Phoenix with the words  serenity, courage, determination. However, because i have a startle reflex i wouldn't be able to  have one as i jump easily. Then it probably  wouldn't  look like what it should, as a result! I  have been meaning to get the design on spoke guards, for some time... but haven't yet
    You should go and see a good tattooist and explain your needs, they may be able to help?
    Scope
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  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Just the one ....got it 50 years ago ...the first time colour was used in a tattoo.
    At a time when only sailors and soldiers had tattoo's.....now it seems everyone has tattoo's , 🙂
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    A bit difficult to take a selfie of a tatt - a little faded now.

    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    I dont like tattoos..but I tried a henna one and liked it....I can appreciate an attractive design though.
    Each to his or her own innit!
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    I dont like tattoos..but I tried a henna one and liked it....I can appreciate an attractive design though.
    Each to his or her own innit!
    I like the 'tribal' type - whish they wuz a fing when i wuz yoof innit!
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Susan, does your tat have a meaning?xx
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Mental health awareness, the story isn’t over yet. I attempted suicide and got this one year on. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hart86 said:
    I’ve been tempted to get a semi-colon tattoo for some time. I tried to find a picture of it and stumbled upon a slightly expanded version which I’m now leaning towards. 

    My daughter has this exact tattoo. I don't have any because i couldn't deal with that sort of self inflicted pain.
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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    i couldn't deal with that sort of self inflicted pain.
    It may not be as painful as you think - it's more a sharp scratch that a painful jab - go on girl, get one.

    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    i couldn't deal with that sort of self inflicted pain.
    It may not be as painful as you think - it's more a sharp scratch that a painful jab - go on girl, get one.

    No never, i won't be fooled that easily. :D   Those with fibromyalgia feel pain more than others so for that reason, i'll give it a miss.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    susan48 said:
    Mental health awareness, the story isn’t over yet. I attempted suicide and got this one year on. 
    keep fighting lass xxxx
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,941 Scope community team
    Really interesting @susan48 and thank you for sharing.
    I hadn't heard of that, but I've seen lots of people with the semi-colon tattoo. It's interesting to read the meanings behind them.

    Don't have any tattoos myself. I've be considering one (or more) for a long time but have never found anything I like enough to have permanently.
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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    I've be considering one (or more) for a long time but have never found anything I like enough to have permanently.
    𝐼'𝓂 𝒜 𝒮𝒸𝑜𝓅𝑒𝓇
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