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Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Happy Birthday Tattoo. Because why not?

Today is my hubby's birthday. Actually, it's a special birthday if you ask me. He's a quarter century old. Yep, that sweet man of mine is only 25. You didn't know I robbed the cradle did you? Okay, you do now. [To be fair, I'm only 26. But. I will be 27 in April.]

But anyway. Today is The Day of his birth, and I think it's pretty special considering he's one hell of a guy. Most everyone that meets him can tell right off the bat what an amazing husband and daddy he is. In fact, random people like to tell me that all the time. "You know you got a good one, right?" And I always nod in agreement. Yep, I sure as heck do. I love that man.

Enough mushy gushy stuff, though.

So he's been contemplating (his first!!!) tattoo for a while now. It's a permanent thing, so I get why it took him some time. He's always known he's wanted something with the celtic trinity symbol, because of the representation of the Trinity is obviously related to his faith, and that's something that's not going to change. The addition of the rope image being woven into his skin came a from a scripture in Mark where it talks about Jesus being bound by rope (prior to crucifixion). For him it represents the idea of the Trinity (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) being bound to him. I love the concept, and I think it's pretty cool he designed it himself, too.

And well, for his birthday (a day early), we headed to the tattoo shop and I used all my big girl money to pay for his special birthday tattoo.




And yep. The idea was to look totally realistic like it really IS going under his skin, and dannnngggg, our tattoo guy (he's the same one who has done mine, my brother-in-laws, and my dad's) did a freakishly good job making it look like that. Ouch. ;)

Oh yea. And while we were there, momma figured WHY THE HECK NOT finally get my nose re-pierced. I always told myself I'd finally get it re-done again once I quit teaching. I had it done from age 18-21, and then took it out when I began teaching.

I welcome it back with open arms.



So yea. Yesterday was pretty awesome. And we still have more celebrating to do today.

Happy birthday, Declan!

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39 comments:

  1. Both look great! I'm so glad y'all were able to have some baby free time to celebrate his birthday!!

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  2. Wow! His tattoo is SERIOUSLY authentic looking and I think bears the symbol for EXACTLY what I would guess your husband was going for. Stunning.

    Happy birthday to him.
    I'm a cradle robber too. :) Close like y'all though!

    You look so much like your sister in your cutie nose-ring close up!

    Happy celebration of your huz!

    xoxox

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  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby!! I am in love with the picture of him holding your hand!! The tattoo is awesome! And you are too doggone cute with the nose ring! I have always wanted one, but I dont think I can pull it off. Plus, I am too chicken! LOL!

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  4. That is a SICK tattoo!! Also love the nose piercing - I got mine done a few years ago and love it!!

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  5. Love his tattoo! It looks awesome! I had my nose pierced about 5 years ago and loved it!

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  6. Love the tattoo and meaning. You'll have to give me your tattoo guy's name :) Also, not a big fan of nose piercings but I have to say you rock it & it looks really cute on you! Happy Birthday, Declan!!

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  7. It looks awesome! Happy Birthday to your hubby, hope you guys have a great weekend.

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  8. That is an awesome tattoo! You two are so cute!

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  9. LOVE the tattoo. Very cool. And you look so cute with a nose ring. :) Happy Birthday to Declan!

    (ps. I robbed the cradle too. I'm a year older than B)

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  10. That tattoo is awesome!! :)

    ..hey question, what is that super cute fabric thing on your camera strap?

    Did you make it?
    I'm thinking about making something like that for mine. :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Declan!!!!
    That tattoo is amazing, the tattoo artist did a fab job!

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  12. If your age difference makes you a cradle robber I'm not sure what my 4+ years older than my husband makes me! ;) When I saw the tattoo I did cringe. But only because it really looks like it's pulling on his skin! I do love the concept of it.

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  13. His tattoo is awesome!! It really does look like it's going into his skin - ouch, is right!!

    What a fun birthday! :)

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  14. Declan's tattoo artist did such an amazing job!! I mean it looks SO real! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating!

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  15. ok i don't do tats but i do do piercings. the nose i adore...but scared to do...i'm afraid i'd sneeze!

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  16. Love how the tattoo turned out and I've always wanted my nose pierced, but I have had enough holes in my ears, belly button, and 3 tattoos later, that I think I am good now.

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  17. That tattoo is hard core! Wow.
    You look adorable with your nose ring. I love that it's much less controversial to have one these days. I like the little delicate rings. They look so cute.

    I used to want a nose ring. But my nose is big. It already gets attention.

    I'm also a cradle robber. I'm 37, Adam is 31!

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  18. What an amazing tattoo! The first tattoo I got is of three Trinity knots hooked together. It is so symbolic for me, even if it IS a "tramp stamp." ;)

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  19. I'm not really a fan of tattoos but I think the one he got is really cool. I love the symbolism! I just can't imagine getting one because I think they might hurt like the dickens! Same goes with a nose ring. ;) Looks like it hurts!

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  20. Not a tattoo person at all, but seriously, that is one of the best symbolic ones I've seen in a LONG LONG time. Very cool.

    And look at you bein' a rebel with the nose ring. I've wanted one for forever, but the opportunity never presented itself with my area of work/school.

    Also, where did you get your necklace?

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  21. Both look great! I've thought about getting my nose pierced but just never have. Sad. haha

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  22. Awe you can totally pull off a nose ring I don't think I could I tried a lip ring but my body rejected it..The tatoo looks great!!

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  23. I love that first picture of Declan waiting. Just a great shot.

    Your nose ring is so cute. I love those tiny little ones. I've been tempted a few times, but I'm afraid I'd cry. Sometimes I tear up when I pop a bad zit-pathetic, but true. Also, I'm afraid I'm too old now-almost 33, will I look like I'm trying too hard? I still have my cartilage pierced. I did it when I was about to graduate college. It's about as rebelious as I've ever gotten. I still have the little hoop the piercer used, sometimes I forget it's even there. I probably should let it go. It's not really cool anymore, is it? ;)

    By the way, that last picture of you getting your nose done. For a minute, I totally thought you took that picture yourself while he was piercing you then I saw Declan's legs. I thought, Wow, Katie is hard core!

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  24. I adore the concept behind his tattoo!

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  25. Love the tattoo! I have the same knot, intertwined with a thistle to show my roots in Scotland and Ireland, as well as my faith. I love the rope! Great symbolism!

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  26. aaww love this post! His tattoo looks amazing and you look pretty with a nose ring :)

    Hope he had a wonderful birthday!

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  27. I like that tattoo! The artist did a really good job! It makes me want to go and get another one!

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  28. Both look great! That artist did an amazing job. and you? Keep amazing me with your photography skills!

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  29. his tattoo is amazing! and I LOVE the nose ring, I had one for years but took it out when I had to interview for jobs.... Every now and then I think about getting it re-pierced. Maybe one day...

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  30. AWESOME! That's a killer tattoo. And you! I've always, always wanted to get my nose pierced, but I can't because I'm stuck teaching :( You look amazing!

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  31. you guys are just COOL (does anyone still uses that term?)
    Anyway is it just me or you look very maggie gyllenhaal like in this pics!
    Looking Good kids...

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  32. Dude, that first shot of Declan? Not only is it great, composition wise, but he looks totally badass.

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  33. Okay lots to congratulate you guys on!! I just had a feeling when I read your post stating that same thing about Declan having baby fever. And then the romantic getaway :) I'm so so excited for you!! And there will be days you seriously wondered why you thought ONE baby was tough. But then your toddler does something really cute and comes over and kisses the baby and your momma heart seriously melts!

    And those moments are what get you through it! My toddler just turned 3 in November and our baby 4 months today and life is so much easier now. And the really cool thing is seeing her actually shrill in excitement now when she sees her big brother. Ahh I can't wait to see what Emeline will do! She will be such a great big sister!!

    Hope your feeling better soon my dear :)
    Laura
    laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

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  34. You'd probably look oh so cute in just about anything:) The stud though looks dashing on you.

    Happy birthday to your hubs! Hoping you and him had a wonderful time spent together. How fun to do that together.

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  35. Love the tattoo!

    Where did you get your camara strap? love the nose ring!

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  36. oh my goodness love your necklace! Where did you get that??

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