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Saturday, January 27, 2007

OATSVALL INK


The tattoo was a huge success. It was so painful, but I love it. Our friends Jim/Yolanda Chapman went with us and Jim designed the tattoo (He is the illustrator for all the Shoay/Dot books and many other things). He did a fabulous job. I almost broke Yo's hand while they were doing the spine part. The tattoo is on my lower back. The family tree looks a little different than we first started with, but I just love it. Everytime I see it or feel it, I think of the wonderful blessing that is my family. As most of you know my kids all have symbols - Jeremiah is my heart, Elijah is my joy (he is the sun on the tatto), Emily is my light (candle), Maggie is my hope (star) and there is room for one more just in case. Scott and I are at the center as the cross and christian fish. There is the Chinese Red Thread that runs through the vines to represent the strength of our family. I said this would be the only one I get, but who knows. I am open to another now that I have forgotten the pain.

12 kind words.:

Beckyb said...

Wow - you are brave girl - that is so neat though - I love all the symbolism!! We'll see it in real life here in a few short months!!!

iveyfamily said...

They are VERY addicting! Watch out!

nikki said...

I love your tattoo! I think it turned out so beautifully, thanks for posting a picture, I have been WAITING!!!!!

Also, welcome to bloggy land! It is great to have ya!

Kimber G. said...

Gwen,

Love your blog! Now I can follow along as you wait for #4 (which is when life gets truly crazy!).

And of course, that tattoo is very cool, but I love anything Uncle Jim draws!


Love ya!

Steffie B. said...

Yeah......just got back after a night away with the hubby....so happy you have your blog! Can't wait to read more!
Hugs.....

Emmie said...

Wow Gwen, it looks awesome and is very unique. You are so very brave! :)

Kriki said...

You go girl! Better you than me, I'm a chicken! When is Scott getting his? Love and miss you!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

scott says he is not there yet, but he does have a design in mind. i love it and glad my blog is working.

The Shocks said...
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The Shocks said...

Hey Gwen! This is Greg! I love your tattoo! It did not even interfere with the flow of your buttcrack: ) It looks as if Pam and I will be getting another one down the road: )Welcome to the tattoo club!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

greg, you crack me up...get it... perhaps you can talk scott into one when we see you on "gotcha day"

The Shocks said...

Well Gwen, you knew Greg would have something like that to say.

I like the tattoo. It is a great design.