Anyone out there have camino related tattoos?
Sil wrote: Now, where are Dad's tattoos? We are panting in anticipation!
like the Hawaii Iron Man do with the Iron Man symbol. Or is that taking things too far ?
profesara said:I just got the stylized shell in white on my wrist - I've known I wanted this tattoo ever since I first knew I wanted to walk the Camino, six years ago. It's in white since it's in a such a visible area - it's subtle and will become even more subtle as it fades.
hecate105 said:I love this thread! There are some awesome tattoos - good on you.
Like has been said - if you don't like 'em - don't look! If you do like them and you want a permanent reminder of your Camino, then go for it. I have long wanted a circlet of flowers and ivy around my wrist, with maybe a ladybird or two, and thought it could look like a bracelet if I had two scallop shells making a 'catch' on my wrist. This would represent my husband and I travelling our Camino together. But he hates tattoos! So I may have it done for my 50th birthday. I already have 5 mostly rather small and discrete. The main thing is to be sure you like what you have done - they will be there forever!
Saying that, perhaps my favourite sellos, or those arrows looked pretty good...(only 3 years left to make up my mind!)
That's a lovely tattoo.I recently got one after finishing my Camino in June. I used the design from La Rioja, which I thought was one of the nicer of the designs of the shell. I decided to get it on my foot--most obviously because it seemed fitting since it was a walking pilgrimage, but also because it was easily hide-able from future employers (and my parents), not to mention a body part that wouldn't get too wrinkly when I get older.
If anyone's curious to see how it turned out, here's a picture (notice the still-visible sock tan that is a familiar site for us pilgrims...): http://www.unc.edu/~ewilde/tat/DSC07073.JPG
I love this tattoo!View attachment 7712 Got this in July, 8 months after returning from my Camino. My rule with tattoos (at least in the last few years) is if I still want it 6 months after thinking about it, then I will go ahead with it.
I love this tattoo- and also being able to tell people about it if they ask.
Unfortunately I went to someone who was not my regular artist to get this, and it definitely needs touching up- as you can see one blue outline side is thicker than another..... but besides that I do love it
Good for you Don. I chickened out last time in Santiago but that was mainly due to the girl insisting that the tattoo should be bigger than I wanted it. Maybe next time.Today at the age of 68 I finally did my body art salute to the Camino after 3 Caminos. The script of Camino de Santiago circles my left ankle.
"Some early forms of tattoo removal included the injection or application of wine," Perhaps Vino Tinto application might be a good process when ever I want to remove my yellow arrow from my big toe nail ?
Yes ! We arrived by chance the day before my birthday thus year (May 20th) . I had secretly wondered about a tattoo to remind me of the joy of the "way" ! I originally wanted just a small shell under my left arm-pit, but we met a Padre and he showed me his magnificent "Cross of St. James" he had had done in Singapore! So then I wondered if these could be combined ! Of course they could and I found a picture to take into the parlour. My wife was a little surprised as I have never had one before but fully supported me and loved the finished "Ink" . The result............. The best reminder EVER of the best time EVER I have spent!! Not easy, not pain-free but so very worth it.
One thing to be aware of before you get that "Cruz Espada" (cross/sword of Santiago) tattoo: that symbol was co-opted for a long time by Franco and the Falange fascists in Spain to legitimize their policies. (The generalissimo considered himself a christian crusader and was fond of likening himself to Santiago Matamoros!)