We love tattoos! We think they are a great form of expression, look awesome, and are a great way of marking yourself with what's important to you.
Laura's first tattoo is a treble clef on her right ankle. She got it done because of her love of music - she was in show choirs and chamber choirs growing up, and is very passionate about different types of music.
Laura's third tattoo is a rose, behind her ear. Surprisingly, this tattoo hurt the least! She got all her tattoos done before her 18th birthday, so her Mum had to sign for all of them. She is one awesome Mum!!
Sarah was given her tattoo as a [very permanent] Christmas present from Laura a few years ago. She thought her surprise was going to be a spa package, so imagine her surprise when she was marched past the spa and into the tattoo parlour in Fulham!! Don't worry, she had been talking about getting one for awhile, it wasn't completely out of the blue. She now has a cute heart on her hip.
Laura has a bit of a habit of getting tattoos for people - her and her little brother, Jason, got their Mum her first (and only) tattoo for Mother's Day a few years ago - at the age of 50! It is the aborigine symbol for determination (Laura's Mum is Australian) and it looks like a turtle on her forearm. Again, she had been talking about getting one, it wasn't just because Laura felt like getting someone a tattoo. She's now much cooler than the other Mums on the block!
We have been watching a lot of Miami Ink lately, and been noticing some amazing tattoos on Tumblr - so it has given us tattoo fever again!! They really are addictive. Laura really loves Rihanna's tattoos and here's two designs we really like and may get in the next few years:
We are going to get the word Sprezzatura tattooed on us somewhere - and before you think it, not because of our blog, but because of what the name means. Sprezzatura, for those who haven't seen it before, means 'Making the ordinary extraordinary.' We feel this is what we do on a daily basis; together, we make even the smallest daily tasks fun, romantic and wonderful. Sprezzatura is a reminder to enjoy the moments of your life, and not to take things for granted.
Created by Sarah, they are our first and last initials forwards and backwards.
Sarah wants to add more hearts to the one she has currently and a white tattoo on her wrist - in a role where she has to present at work she thinks the black will be to obvious & white tattoos are a bit different!
It's wonderful how commonplace tattoos have become in recent years - most people we know have at least one.
Do you have any tattoos? If not yet, what would you like to get?
Following this posting, we were sent some AMAZING tattoos from our friends and fellow bloggers! Please enjoy!!
Kristin from Mondays With Mac!! Such a beautiful and powerful tattoo!!
Steph & Corrine from Waking Up With Her!! Gorgeous tattoos, and WOAH check out Cor's bicep!
Carley & Stacey from A Summer Full of Peaches!!! LOVE the fonts - and again, WOAH bicep, Stacey!!
Carley describes serendipity as 'like looking in your pocket for 10p in a shop so you can buy something, and then pulling out a winning lottery ticket instead - it's not what you were looking for, but it's a thousand times better and not something you ever would have expected at all.' So beautiful!
Stacey's is lyrics from a Tegan & Sara song - the lyrics are 'Mark my words, I might be something, someday' - inspirational!
Thanks ladies for sharing your tattoos - and if anyone else wants to share, please contact us!
Love, Laura & Sarah xo