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Thread started 08/24/16 8:18am

purplediamonds

Wanting to Share my Prince Symbol Tattoo

Hey Guys, So I hope this is okay to post this in a new thread. I know others have posted things like this previously, but I couldn't easily find those threads. ANYWAY, I got this tattoo done last week on Thursday. I just wanted to share with you guys. I hadn't told anyone about it. It was just something I really felt compelled to do. I am not someone who does things like this and I even had a HUGE fight with my kids a few years back when they came home with matching tattoos on their arms (they are 28 and 22 now). ANYWAY, I thought long and hard and waited for a few months before making the appointment, then had to wait another 2 months for it to happen. Consulted with the artist for over an hour about 2 weeks prior to the appt and then we sat for another hour or so discussing edits and things before we actually started last Thursday. So, I put a LOT of thought into this! Then when it was done, I totally freaked out! It was just big and so obviously there on my back shoulder!! I panicked for a few days but through each day of panic, I still saw the beauty of it and I still loved what it meant to me. So last night, I got home and told myself "YOU SIMPLY JUST HAVE TO TELL THE KIDS!!!" So I showed them the picture below. And they were both like "MOM, is that YOUR back?!?!?!" ....I then removed the jacket I was wearing to reveal it in person! The only negative thing they said was they couldn't believe I kept it from them and that they were mad I did it alone! I swear, I have great kids and I can't believe I was afraid to tell them!!!!! BUT of course they both reminded me I was so wrong to fuss so much when they got theirs a few years back (theirs is a Kid Cudi Moon Man tatt). Of course they'd fuss about that though, right!?! LOL .. BUT I IMMEDIATELY felt relief and now I only see the beauty in my tattoo!!!! I was just so afraid of what my kids would think or how they might've reacted. I know I don't need their approval, but having my kids proud of me means THE WORLD to me!! So, I woke up really happy today and I wanted to come here and share with you guys. I am so happy I have this beautiful artwork with me forever. Prince has been in my life since I was 16 years old - I am now almost 50 - and I just feel really good to have this. My son did ask me "out of all songs - why those lyrics?" ...and I simply responded as I've said before - I've loved Sometimes it Snows in April always. But since Prince passed, that song just resonates deep down to my soul. Because this year it snowed Purple Sadness in April, and I think this song will always touch my heart in a very sad, but beautiful way. For me, personally, these are the perfect lyrics to have included. Anyway, my purple fam, I've only showed a few people this so far, but now I'm ready to show the world!!! I hate that he's gone, and it still hurts so very deeply, but I'll always have this tattoo with me forever and it just gives me a bit of personal peacefulness and comfort to know I do.

Wishing you all a beautiful day!

Lan:)

Prince Symbol Tattoo

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Reply #1 posted 08/24/16 9:36am

bigtimefan

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That is beautiful!

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In a weird way, I think it may actually bring you closer to your kids.

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Sometimes they forget us Mom's are human, and that we can go with the ebb and flow and can change opinions (such as tat disapproval - been there done that!)

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #2 posted 08/24/16 9:43am

Empress

Very nice tattoo smile

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Reply #3 posted 08/24/16 9:57am

Bluu

It's beautiful. heart

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Wishing you all a lovely day as well.

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Reply #4 posted 08/24/16 10:10am

Guitarhero

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Cool tattoo thumbs up!

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace. I'm heartbroken bheart
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Reply #5 posted 08/24/16 10:19am

lucylula

That is beautiful heart
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Reply #6 posted 08/24/16 10:39am

PurpleDiamonds
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Nice..loved the story about your kids!
We almost have the same user name eek
My original one on here and at NPGMC was PurpleDiamonds for some reason when I came back to the org to sign in I couldn't so I added the 1.
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Reply #7 posted 08/24/16 11:02am

purplediamonds

bigtimefan said:

That is beautiful!

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In a weird way, I think it may actually bring you closer to your kids.

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Sometimes they forget us Mom's are human, and that we can go with the ebb and flow and can change opinions (such as tat disapproval - been there done that!)

I agree! My kids truly are awesome. I feel kind of crazy to have been antsy to share with them!! But like you said "Mom is human too!!!" smile

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Reply #8 posted 08/24/16 11:06am

purplediamonds

PurpleDiamonds1 said:

Nice..loved the story about your kids! We almost have the same user name eek My original one on here and at NPGMC was PurpleDiamonds for some reason when I came back to the org to sign in I couldn't so I added the 1.

We pretty much DO have the same user name!!! smile ...I've been purplediamonds here for about 14 years, but I always have to add a number or something else behind it on other places I go as well! We must be overriding one another! LOL Very happy to share such a beautiful user name with you!!! smile

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Reply #9 posted 08/24/16 11:09am

1Sasha

So well done and so meaningful.

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Reply #10 posted 08/24/16 12:05pm

Angele

Love Love it! Way to go!

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Reply #11 posted 08/24/16 2:17pm

nursev

Very cool... heart it

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Reply #12 posted 08/24/16 2:49pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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biggrin

How long do you wanna be loved. Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #13 posted 08/24/16 4:04pm

leslievette

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It looks great! Welcome to the club! wink

It's the greatest feeling in the world knowing he's literally with you every step of the way now. Wear it with pride! heart

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #14 posted 08/24/16 4:32pm

Mumio

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Lovely!

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #15 posted 08/24/16 4:36pm

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purplediamonds said:



PurpleDiamonds1 said:


Nice..loved the story about your kids! We almost have the same user name eek My original one on here and at NPGMC was PurpleDiamonds for some reason when I came back to the org to sign in I couldn't so I added the 1.


We pretty much DO have the same user name!!! smile ...I've been purplediamonds here for about 14 years, but I always have to add a number or something else behind it on other places I go as well! We must be overriding one another! LOL Very happy to share such a beautiful user name with you!!! smile



You have good taste, love the name... There are a few of us out there biggrin
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Reply #16 posted 08/24/16 10:44pm

LBrent

Sweetest!

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Reply #17 posted 08/25/16 3:00am

onelap

It's wonderful . Makes me want to get one.

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Reply #18 posted 08/25/16 1:14pm

kittycat108

It's gorgeous biggrin

I've been consulting with my tattooist about one and I shall be booking it soon, can't wait to get it. How long did yours take? I've been told 4 hours for the one I want! Ouch!

Thank u 4 a funky time
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Reply #19 posted 08/25/16 3:21pm

tish9311

Makes me want one. I like it a lot!!!!!!!!!!!! headbang thumbs up!

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #20 posted 08/25/16 5:23pm

DMarieP

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Looks Great!! Like you, he's been in my life since I was a teen. I can't wait to get a tattoo. I just haven't decided "where". Thanks for sharing!
He's not here, but still very near

From the first moment I saw U
I knew U were The One
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Reply #21 posted 08/25/16 5:49pm

purplediamonds

kittycat108 said:

It's gorgeous biggrin



I've been consulting with my tattooist about one and I shall be booking it soon, can't wait to get it. How long did yours take? I've been told 4 hours for the one I want! Ouch!




Mine took a little bit over 3 hours. We had actually talked about some shading around the symbol to make it pop more. But after she did the lyrics, I asked to look at it and told her I was happy as it was. I honestly don't think I could've handled any more. It wasn't THE worst pain. I had 2 natural childbirths!! But it was far from being an easy peasy experience!!! It hurt!!! Wow!! I still can't believe I was able to sit through it!!! Good luck with yours! I am actually happier each day with mine and I'm sooooo glad I did it!!!! I know you'll be super happy once you decide to do it too!!! biggrin
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Reply #22 posted 08/25/16 8:04pm

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purplediamonds said:

kittycat108 said:

It's gorgeous biggrin

I've been consulting with my tattooist about one and I shall be booking it soon, can't wait to get it. How long did yours take? I've been told 4 hours for the one I want! Ouch!

Mine took a little bit over 3 hours. We had actually talked about some shading around the symbol to make it pop more. But after she did the lyrics, I asked to look at it and told her I was happy as it was. I honestly don't think I could've handled any more. It wasn't THE worst pain. I had 2 natural childbirths!! But it was far from being an easy peasy experience!!! It hurt!!! Wow!! I still can't believe I was able to sit through it!!! Good luck with yours! I am actually happier each day with mine and I'm sooooo glad I did it!!!! I know you'll be super happy once you decide to do it too!!! biggrin

Good call, it looks perfect the way it is! I had so many ideas with mine, I got a little carried away at one point lol but my artist is amazing, I stepped back and we looked at it and decided it was perfect. Mine took 12 hours headache split in between 6 sessions

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #23 posted 08/26/16 3:15pm

kittycat108

leslievette said:

purplediamonds said:

kittycat108 said: Mine took a little bit over 3 hours. We had actually talked about some shading around the symbol to make it pop more. But after she did the lyrics, I asked to look at it and told her I was happy as it was. I honestly don't think I could've handled any more. It wasn't THE worst pain. I had 2 natural childbirths!! But it was far from being an easy peasy experience!!! It hurt!!! Wow!! I still can't believe I was able to sit through it!!! Good luck with yours! I am actually happier each day with mine and I'm sooooo glad I did it!!!! I know you'll be super happy once you decide to do it too!!! biggrin

Good call, it looks perfect the way it is! I had so many ideas with mine, I got a little carried away at one point lol but my artist is amazing, I stepped back and we looked at it and decided it was perfect. Mine took 12 hours headache split in between 6 sessions

leslievette 12 hours!! Wow!! You must show us yours now. I love seeing them all.

purplediamonds ha, i've had two childbirths also . I had a tattoo done on my shoulder in the past but I don't remember the pain, maybe it too is like giving birth in that you forget the pain once you have something beautiful to look at. I'm thinking my one will gp on my thigh, I don't know if that is a painful place or not lol

Thank u 4 a funky time
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Reply #24 posted 08/26/16 3:40pm

journalism16

So beautiful!!!!
Erin Smith
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Reply #25 posted 08/27/16 2:30am

leslievette

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kittycat108 said:



leslievette said:




purplediamonds said:


kittycat108 said: Mine took a little bit over 3 hours. We had actually talked about some shading around the symbol to make it pop more. But after she did the lyrics, I asked to look at it and told her I was happy as it was. I honestly don't think I could've handled any more. It wasn't THE worst pain. I had 2 natural childbirths!! But it was far from being an easy peasy experience!!! It hurt!!! Wow!! I still can't believe I was able to sit through it!!! Good luck with yours! I am actually happier each day with mine and I'm sooooo glad I did it!!!! I know you'll be super happy once you decide to do it too!!! biggrin

Good call, it looks perfect the way it is! I had so many ideas with mine, I got a little carried away at one point lol but my artist is amazing, I stepped back and we looked at it and decided it was perfect. Mine took 12 hours headache split in between 6 sessions



leslievette 12 hours!! Wow!! You must show us yours now. I love seeing them all.


http://prince.org/msg/7/430695 biggrin
From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #26 posted 08/27/16 5:15am

luvgirl

It's very pretty. I love the design.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #27 posted 08/27/16 5:50am

manabean84

I love it! I plan on getting on as well. With his symbol, I am considering also putting part of the lyrics from I Would Die 4 U. They are the first words that came to mind after Prince passed.

I'm not a human, I'm a dove

I'm your conscious, I am love

All I really need, is to know that you believe

I have purple rain drops on my wrist right now, I've had them for years but I have been wanting the symbol for a long time.

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
You believe
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Reply #28 posted 08/27/16 6:14am

allmusicfan123

Beautiful!!!

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/16 6:42am

purplediamonds

leslievette said:

kittycat108 said:



leslievette said:




purplediamonds said:


kittycat108 said: Mine took a little bit over 3 hours. We had actually talked about some shading around the symbol to make it pop more. But after she did the lyrics, I asked to look at it and told her I was happy as it was. I honestly don't think I could've handled any more. It wasn't THE worst pain. I had 2 natural childbirths!! But it was far from being an easy peasy experience!!! It hurt!!! Wow!! I still can't believe I was able to sit through it!!! Good luck with yours! I am actually happier each day with mine and I'm sooooo glad I did it!!!! I know you'll be super happy once you decide to do it too!!! biggrin

Good call, it looks perfect the way it is! I had so many ideas with mine, I got a little carried away at one point lol but my artist is amazing, I stepped back and we looked at it and decided it was perfect. Mine took 12 hours headache split in between 6 sessions



leslievette 12 hours!! Wow!! You must show us yours now. I love seeing them all.


http://prince.org/msg/7/430695 biggrin



Leslievette, your tattoo is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I have total madd respect for you for knowing you are doing 12 hours!!!! Wow wow wow wow!!! The detailing is simply gorgeous though so I know those 12 hours are worth it! It is absolutely exquisite!! I loved looking at everyone's tattoos before I did mine and it was totally inspirational to see all the personal tributes and meaningful impressions. Now that I have my very own, I love looking at them even more!!! Yours is gorgeous!!!!!
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