I'm thinking about getting a tattoo to represent my two miscarriages. I have always thought about getting a tattoo but have always been too chicken!
I'm looking for ideas and also thoughts on a good place to put it. It would be something small and concealable. I was thinking maybe on my foot?
nectarine / 2591 posts
I don't have any ideas but my foot tattoo hurt like a b*tch!
cantaloupe / 6164 posts
My girlfriend has two small hearts on her wrist for her miscarriages. They're small and sweet, and can be covered with a sweater or watch.
nectarine / 2272 posts
Foot tattoos fade more quickly than others. I absolutely love rib cage tattoos but they are definitely the worst pain of all of mine!
pear / 1632 posts
@photojane: that's such a sweet idea! Love that
What about the side of your tummy like oblique area ?
Or stomach sorry I speak only in toddler now
kiwi / 631 posts
I'm planning on getting something for my MC after I'm finished having children. My children on earth will have roots and flowers, the ones that never made it will just be bulbs and roots.
I've also liked the heart ones. When looking on pinterest I've seen one with a little heart inside of a big heart, or a string of hearts, red hearts for earth babies and open hearts for those who did not make it.
As far as location feet tattoos hurt like s***. But as long as it isn't too detailed it wouldn't take very long. Anything near the bone will hurt worse than a fatty area.
grapefruit / 4361 posts
No idea on placement due to concealment (I'm a tank-top and shorts kinda gal, so not many places to hide!) but I love @auggiefrog's suggestions and infinity symbols. I wear a ring to commemorate my first, and if I have any more losses ( ) I will be getting an infinity symbol on my inner wrist.
pomelo / 5084 posts
@sslm: as far as placement I got one on my hip (well closer to the middle than the bone part of my hip actually) and it did not hurt one bit. Also covered by underwear!
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
I've considered a bouquet of flowers, some open and flowered and some closed.
pomegranate / 3764 posts
Following along because this is something I'd like to do in time as well.
pomelo / 5607 posts
My SIL got one on her foot with 3 sets of baby feet with angel wings, for the 3 stillbirths in her family (our's, her SIL's, and her cousin's). I actually think its super weird, since they weren't her babies, but the idea is cute. (She wanted to use their actual footprints, but her SIL lost her shit at that suggestion, so she used generic clip art.)
cantaloupe / 6920 posts
@Torchwood: ok, ya that's weird!!
pomegranate / 3604 posts
I have the Celtic symbol for mother & child & then have added dots in their months birthstone colours. I can fit up to 5. I'm debating adding my miscarriage that would be due in September, but then I wouldn't be due in January, so ....
Plus it's kinda big. Not sure if you're into that.
pomegranate / 3212 posts
@blackbird: I really love this idea.
pomelo / 5820 posts
@sslm: I have a small tattoo on my foot. I really like the location! I do agree though, it hurt REALLY bad. I wasn't expecting it to be that painful! It only took 5 minutes though, so it was definitely doable.
kiwi / 739 posts
I have one on my ribs that a bra/swimsuit can hide. I love the location. It didn't hurt either, although I have a high pain tolerance.
pear / 1837 posts
I plan on getting my stillborn son's birth month flower after I have his little brother/sister. It's a chrysanthemum. Probably going to get it on my arm, underneath another flower I have. I also plan on getting his name, my daughter's name, a heart for my miscarriage, and the new baby's name on the back of my arms in a very simple font. All tattoos hurt in my opinion, but it's a fleeting pain compared with that of losing a child.