Just Me, and my tattoo.

by Lori Dwyer on July 4, 2010 · 26 comments

Hey there blog-a-deedles,

It’s time for Sunday, Just Me again. Missed it last week…? It’s a fun, easy way to meme. Just post a piccie of you, or something that represents you, taken in the last week (or thereabouts).

This week, I’m showing off my tattoo. It’s damn cute, even if I do say so myself. Which I do.

Yuh, that is Jiminy Cricket, from the Disney Pinocchio movie. He’s a little conscious on my shoulder. He’s a little faded and fallen out, and is often mistaken for a bug or a butterfly.

Oh, and do forgive the crap-tastic-ness of the photos. We can hold the Man responsible, yes? Yes.

Jiminy’s had my back for almost 10 years now- I got him etched there when I was 19 years old. It hurt. Muchly. A tattoo feels like one long, vibrating cat scratch. I’ll let you in on an embarrassing secret- the tattooist had to stop halfway through this tattoo, after I went into shock, blacked out for a moment, then threw up. Poor bloke. We both needed a cigarette before he started up the gun again.

Why Jiminy? Actually, totally by chance. I was downloading pictures of Betty Boop off the ‘Net (way back in the day. I was using AOL) looking for one to use as a tattoo- I love Betty Boop. I downloaded Jiminy by mistake and he just.. spoke to me. In the way cartoons do.

Being the sadist I am, I’m planning to go back for more ink, to represent my kids-a four leaf clover for the Chop, and a daisy for the Bump. I was booked in to get a shooting star tattooed on my arm three years ago. Four days before my appointment, I discovered I was pregnant. And I’ve been gestating or lactating ever since. As soon as my body is all mine again, a new tattoo is one of the first things I’m gonna do.

And, hey, after two childbirths, my pain threshold has got to be higher than it was when I was nineteen.. right?

What about you? Got ink…?

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Name February 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

Horrible tattoo. I hope they paid u for that!


tattoos designs November 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

you tattoo is adorable , i got some tattoos designs of burger on my stomach .


M. Drew Emmick July 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

Your tattoo is cute. I went "Awwww" when I saw it even! I have the words "Enrique" tramp stamped on my lower back…wouldn't that suck if I did?

I really am tattooed, but nothing to write home about. I have sun, moon and star tattoos on my left arm. Not nearly as cute as Jiminy.

Recently, I've been getting the urge to add to the collection. I should consult with you before deciding what it is.


lori July 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Love the Jiminy, and the concept of it too. The only tatts I have are my eyelids which the overly-exuberant nail shop owner (who served wine) which I regularly frequented back when we had the money talked me into. (I didn't frequent the owner, just the nail shop) I was naive and didn't know that "permanent makeup" and "tattoo" were both applied in the same way.


Nerdycomputergirl July 6, 2010 at 11:58 am

Cute tatt! I've never wanted one myself, in fact I'm surprised I've even got my ears pierced twice I'm so conservative.


Sarah July 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Oh that is so cool! I think he needs a touch up & he'll be awesome again :)


Katt July 6, 2010 at 1:57 am

I am inkless. Ink free. Minus ink. I couldn't do the needles. Cute cricket!


In Real Life July 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

I luv it – Jiminy Cricket is a such a cool idea for a tattoo!


Thea July 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

That is a very cute little tatt! :)


Draft Queen July 5, 2010 at 6:57 am

I have one very small pale green star. On my upper, inner right thigh. There are about 3 ppl who have ever seen it.

I want one on my foot though, for my best friend. I just haven't decided what it should be.


Amy xxoo July 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I have four tatts – one on each shoulder blade, one on my upper left arm and one on my lower back ( tramp stamp! ).
But i gotta say, none of mine hurt. Uncomfortable, yes, but hurt ? No. Man up Lori!


Kim July 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I've been getting inked since I was 17 and have no intention of ever stopping! Sorry, mum! :)


Brenda July 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Nope, no ink here either. But Jiminy is way cool!


Taryn Rucci July 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

I don't have any tatts but I do have a shit load of stretchmarks and I ain't sharing those! te he. Noice tatt lovely xx


Mrs Woog July 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

I can share an ingrown pubic hair… if you want?


Dazee Dreamer July 4, 2010 at 10:39 am

I didn't get my first tat till I was 51, and loved it. And they told me that woman that have had children do a lot better with the pain than any man that gets them.

You should have them "freshen up" Jiminy. He would probably thank you :)


Maxabella July 4, 2010 at 9:57 am

No ink here, but I love your Jiminy and totally get why people get tatts. Your blacking out and throwing up story would most definitely be me!!!!


Megan July 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

Yep, I have a tattoo on my ankle, but I'm in the midst of having it removed via laser treatment. It was a last minute decision when I was 18 and I've hated it ever since!


Katie July 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

Eek!! Needlephobe!!! I like yours though.


Amy July 4, 2010 at 8:47 am

So Brave! I want to black out and vomit just thinking about getting a tattoo- so I'm guessing its' not for me? :P


Jen July 4, 2010 at 8:36 am

Super cute, Lori. I've been planning to blog about my ink for some time now – this has inspired me to do it sooner rather than later. I've got four pieces now (but I've got rid of all the piercings bar one in each ear): back of my right wrist, left side of my back (ow), side of my foot (Ow!), and right ribcage (OWWWW!!!). I love them. I want more (and more and more) but I am limiting myself to one every two years, and even then only if I've wanted the same design in the same place for six months. I love my ink.


Wanderlust July 4, 2010 at 8:36 am

Love it! No ink on this bod. Just paint.


Motorbikes_Lady July 4, 2010 at 8:11 am

Love your tat :-)


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MMBB July 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

Jiminy is cool as, you should get it touched up so he's all fresh again.

I have a tramp stamp, it's a rose in the middle with some generic tribal bits either side. When I was 18 EVERYONE got a tramp stamp. But now that they're labeled trampy I want to change it up a bit.

Funny thing is, when I was 18 it went all the way across my back < --this way and now it only takes up 1/3 of my < -back space-> #putonweightmuch?

I've got a couple more tats planned but I just don't have the money for it right now.


Eva Gallant July 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

No tatts here! I can't imagine doing that…passing out, throwing up, and doing it again. Crazy.


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