I’ve been wanting another tattoo for quite a while.  I started out by wanting to have Anthony’s (and eventually the other boys’) names tattooed somewhere in their own print.  Like Tommy Lee did with his kids’ names.  He had each of his boys’ write their own name on his arm and then went and had the signatures permanently inked in.

Isn’t that cool?

And who knows…maybe I’ll still do this eventually.  But for now, I’ve moved on to another thought.

Between my own boys and my surrogate babies, I’ve delivered 7 babies in 6 years.  A crazy and amazing accomplishment if you ask me.  So I’ve been thinking that maybe I would like to get a tattoo commemorating that.  I know I want something with baby feet.  At first, I was thinking perhaps a “flower” with the feet as pedals.

So I’ve been messing around in photoshop trying to get some ideas.

The more I play with the flower idea, the less I like it.  But I think it is purely due to my own lack of artistic creativity.  Perhaps if a true tattoo artist could render it for me, it could be gorgeous, but the thought of just showing up to a tattoo parlor with no artwork makes me nervous.  This is where I am at on this one:

I tried adding swirls to it, played with making the center a sun instead of a flower, converted it to black and white…etc. etc.  I messed with it for hours yesterday.  Eventually just settling on this very flat and boring image.

When I got exasperated with my foot flower, I started looking through google images.  I found several where people had little baby feet on the top of their foot.  They were just plain, nothing fancy, and mostly just one or two sets of feet…not seven.  But I went back and started playing with that concept and came up with this:

At the moment, I am liking this second one better than the first.  But I hear foot tattoos HURT like a you know what, so I’m nervous about going that direction. I have already decided I won’t get a tattoo on my shoulder and a calf would be a last choice.  I prefer tattoos on women to be on ankles, feet, backs, etc.

Now I need you.  Should I try messing with the first tattoo a little more?  Maybe ask a real artist to help me?  I want to put that one in the center of my back/neck.  I think it could be a cool and special tattoo if I could get it to look nice instead of cheesy.  Or would you go with the second?  That would probably go on the top of my foot, maybe around my ankle.

Is there anyone out there that could help me with the first one?

Tattoos are a big decision.  I only have one, that I got when I was in my early 20’s.  So it’s been a very long time and I’ve played with the idea of more for a very long time without committing.  I need your help to make it a good decision!

Which one and where?