After all the inking in blogland, I felt it is time to post mine. I had this tattoo done in August. So what does it mean? I really do hear you asking that because thats what everyone asks!
This is a nautical flag, it represents the letter 'D'. I also had the letter D put in the middle of the flag. D = Dad, D = Don, D = Dunbar. D just is my dad, and boats where my dads life, thats where the nautical flag comes in.
This way I have my dad with me everyday, personally, the tattoo is more than a tribute, it is my way of showing RESPECT. I loved and respected him enough that I would mark my body for life (crap I am crying - AGAIN!) 2nd time today. But thats ok :)
Dad had his full name tattooed on the inside of his forearm. He did it when he was 11 with a needle and ink. Consequently he hated tattoos. He always told me not to get a tattoo, its funny, he would kill me but be totally chuffed by it (although never show it). He would simply smile and say 'ooohhhhh chicken, why did you do that?'..... in a scalding appreciative way. Kinda like when I brought Odi home as a puppy, he really wanted him and couldnt hide his happiness beneath his scalding of me. He just gave up and said 'give him here' and smothered him with cuddles. Thats probably what he would do to me, give up trying to scald and cuddle me because he would really be chuffed.