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Oct 7, 2008

Do you have a tattoo?

Do you have a tattoo? Well, both Dwayne and I have one. Actually he has more than one but you can say it is a cluster of them. I got mine about 7 years ago when we were down in Miami. Our state (South Carolina) did not allow tattooing at that time. As a matter of fact, it has been about 2 years now since the law was passed legalizing tattooing. I guess when you live in a conservative Southern state, that's just how it is.

The day Dwayne and I went to get my tattoo was really exciting. Nobody thought I would go through with it. I already knew exactly what I was getting and where. I took into consideration that it had to be in a place that could easily be covered up when it was inappropriate. I got Dwayne's name in my right ankle. I know some of you are gasping and saying "What in the world were you thinking getting a man's name on your body?" Perhaps it was a crazy move on my part, but I don't regret it. We both look at it as a tribute to the struggles we went through to be together and how long we have come (20 years).
*Dwayne's says "S C B" on the top for the girls & myself. He will eventually get one for William.
As my crazy hubby says, at least if he ever passed away, I could still find another Dwayne. He on the other hand would be out of luck finding another Sheliza! And the only other Sheliza we know would never be able to deal with Dwayne. ha ha!
What do you think of tattoos? If you have one, where is it and what is it of? Please share :-)


  1. I've been thinking about getting one. Something to symbolize me and my son.
    Maybe on my side, lower stomach, or bra strap area(between shoulder and collarbone)

  2. I have an incredibly colorful hummingbird on my right calf, I love it

  3. None here. I couldn't think of anything that I'd actually permanently want on my body. I barely wear earrings - what would I do with a tattoo? Oh yeah, and I hate needles too. Heh heh heh.

  4. it's outlawed in some states?! weird. my tatoos would take up a whole post themselves...

    I have 5. And they all have stories and meanings.

    I'll say where tho - left shoulder, lower back, right wrist, left ankle, one on inside, one on outside.

    And I'm about to add to one of them... I'm sure I'll blog about it!

  5. I once came close to getting a tat of "Jesus Wept" (alongside a picture of Jesus on the cross) written in cursive writing along my forearm, but I chickened out @ the end.

  6. I have a tat on my thigh of a fish.

    Husband has two tats that he regrets.

    Bless his heart.

  7. Well, i have 2 on my inner left ankle ( the symbol for gemini) and the other on my lower back ( says "free" with a blue butterfly resting on the "f") both of them i got with Junior( he got his the same times i did) about 4yrs ago...good times. sighhh

  8. I have my name on my left upper arm. My husband has some fire on his forearm.


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