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Stivandrer

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I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
I've never been a tattoo person but even before reading this thread I had though about getting a very small tattoo to commemorate my walk, like a scallop shell. Or maybe the scallop shell and cross. Most likely on my ankle. The only place I can think of that isn't sagging or won't sag too much over the next 20 years. :D
Have the same sentiment and choice as the one you are putting forward.
I would prefer scallop no larger than 2 - 4 cm on the left leg below the knee, on the left side, so that it is discreet and only I know it is there and then some more people who know what it actually means....
I would go for either the stilized or a more naturalistic scallop....
 
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Nanumea

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Camino Frances April 2016
I have been thinking of getting a scallop shell tattoo ever since my first Camino. I haven't taken the tattoo mostly for budget reasons and also because I feel somehow guilty I have never actually finished my Camino (for me finishing means arriving to the Atlantic coast). If someone has recommendations of tattoo shops in Santiago, I'd like to hear about them! I'd love to have a small, about 1 euro coin-sized scallop shell on one or both of my ankles.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Past OR future Camino
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
Have the same sentiment and choice as the one you are putting forward.
I would prefer scallop no larger than 2 - 4 cm on the left leg below the knee, on the left side, so that it is discreet and only I know it is there and then some more people who know what it actually means....
I would go for either the stilized or a more naturalistic scallop....



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as prescribed; half a year later;
My colleque made me this modest couple of scallop tattoos, nothing fancy or gaudy...
This´ll do me fine !!
 
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Jamie1240

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Camino de Santiago (the French Way), September 7-October 17 (2016)
My friend and I just completed the Camino de Santiago, Frances, on October 25, 2016. About half way through the Camino we spent two days in Leon, and got scalloped shells tattoos - the tattoo artist used my actual Camino shell and some on-line pictures to create our shells. We love them!!!!
 

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