Monday, January 16, 2012


I felt inspired today to take pictures of my tattoos. I've had questions before either on here or my Flickr about them/wanting to see them, so here you go!

All tattoos were done at Liberty Tattoos in Libertyville, IL. All were done by Dave, minus the liver cancer ribbon which was done by Seth.

If you guys have any questions that I didn't address in this post, please let me know!

#1. Poochie with a butterfly. This was the first tattoo I got for my 18th birthday. My dad had died two years earlier and I wanted to get my first tattoo about him. Ever since the day I was born he called me Poochie. Very rarely did he call me Alexa or Alex as my family calls me. Since he died, I really don't think I've been referred to as that, so I wanted to get Poochie to remind me of him. I got the butterfly just for what they mean with transformation and rebirth. This is on my left inner wrist.

#2/5. Rose, Narcissus & Aster. The rose came first of the three. I got a rose simply because my middle name is Rose and they've always been my favorite flower. I love how beautiful they are and the scent of them is quite possibly the best smell in the world! The Narcissus and Aster flowers came a few years after the Rose. The Narcissus is the birth flower for December, my dad's birth month and the Aster is the first flower for my mom's, September. I do plan on getting this added on to again for my birthday this year in March.

#3. 12.2.43 Liver Cancer Ribbon. This one is on my inner right wrist. Simple enough, my dad's birthday was December 2, 1943 and he died of liver cancer. A yellow ribbon not only stands for "support our troops" but plenty of other causes including liver cancer and disease.

#4. Beatrice the owl. Okay I'll admit it, I have a serious obsession with owls (and flowers). Especially vintage/cartoon owls. I had been itching to get a new tattoo one summer and decided to just go for it. I collect anything with owls on them, why not a tattoo? ;) I brought in a few pictures of owls that I found online to Dave and he mixed together different parts of each one that I loved and drew this up. She's obviously a very girly girl like me, look at the flower in her hair! I named her Beatrice, Bea for short.


Sarah E. @Samarium's Swatches said... [Reply]

Love your ink! The owl is adorable!

Stefanie said... [Reply]

so cool <3 i love how they all have meaning behind them

Hey-Hay said... [Reply]

crazzzy, i got my tongue pierced there. i never read blogs where people are from my area! small world! what high school did you go to if you don't min me askin?

Alexa (lextard) said... [Reply]

Holy small world! I never find people online from my area lol. I went to Grayslake high school.

Hey-Hay said... [Reply]

dangggg i went to mundelein!!!! thats crazzyy!!! what year did you graduate? i was 02.

fishgirl182 said... [Reply]

your tattoos are beautiful. i love that you have so many representing your family. the owl's quite adorable as well. :)

Alexa (lextard) said... [Reply]

@fishgirl182 Thank you

Alexa (lextard) said... [Reply]

@Hey-Hay So crazy! 2007 for me :)

Jen said... [Reply]

These are all great tattoos and I love how meaningful they are to you. This is such a beautiful post.

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GelaNails said... [Reply]

Owl's my love! I also have a tattoo that I actually drew in honor of my Mom after she passed away, her name was Robyn & I drew a robin & had it tattoo'd on my back like she's got my back!

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Love them both. But Oui is a champion, isn´t it?
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FabulousSingleMama said... [Reply]

I love your blog. Love your tattoos, very beautiful, i always like tattoos with a deeper meaning. I'm getting my third tattoo next week my birthflower and my son's birthflower :)

swatcheroo said... [Reply]

love the owl! you are so cute!

Crystal said... [Reply]

great tattoos! Thanks for sharing these :)

Stefanie said... [Reply]

you should start posting again!!!

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amazing tatoo work...also a bit facial shown would have been better..

Kim_Burns said... [Reply]

I love the yellow ribbon tattoo! I am even inspired now to have one because of the pictures you've shown. My alternative breast cancer treatments center however, will not allow me to do so.

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