Friday, July 13, 2012

Inky Linky Party

Yay! This is the first linky party I am participating in, and.... it's not a traditional one!  Mr. B at Mr. B's Beach Brains is hosting a linky party that asks you to share any tattoos that you may have as a teacher.  I love this idea because it is summer after all, and we don't have to have school on the brain EVERY day!  Here are his rules:

1. Please use good judgement when posting pictures of your tattoo.  If it's in a place where we have no business looking at it, then please don't.  If it contains profanity or other vulgarities, please do not post it.

2. Please DO share your pic and story as to why you got it and what it symbolizes.

I have one tattoo.  It's a butterfly on my hip, it's not in an inappropriate place but I guess it could be questionable to some so I'm not going to take a picture.  It's small, and has blue and white in it. My story is not anything special.  I got my tattoo when I was 20 and in college.  I really wanted one and I loved butterflies so I went for it!  I don't regret it at all.  It actually probably means more to me now.  My husband and I got married last September (so excited for our 1 year anniversary coming up!) at a place in St. Louis called the Butterfly House.  Butterflies were a big thing in our wedding.  Below is a picture of one of our centerpieces.

see the butterfly?

I do want to get another tattoo, it's actually on my Summer Bucket List, so we'll see!

I do have to twist the rules a little and share someone else's tattoo... my husband's!  He's not a teacher but he got a tattoo last month and I have to share!  He NEVER wears his wedding ring.  He's not a jewelry kinda guy and once he got home, he would take it right off.  He would always forget it when we went to dinner.  I joked with him about people thinking we were having an affair because I always wore my ring and he would never wear his!  Anyway, he decided to get a ring tattoo so we don't have to worry about him never wearing his actual ring.  Here it is!

I'm excited to read about all the other teacher tattoos over at Mr. B's!


  1. That's a great idea about your husband's tat! I also linked up. I am your newest follower.
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  2. Cyndi - Another teacher friend of mine actually did the same thing your husband did. She got a ring tat and it was actually her husbands name around her finger. Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing your story and talking about your tat! We're some pretty rockin' teachers! :)

    Mr. B's Beach Brains

  3. Hi Cyndi! I'm a new follower! My husband never wears his ring either!!


    Third Grade's A Charm

    1. Hi Jackie! Thanks for following me! Husbands can be silly like that, I love wearing my ring! I'll be sure to check out your blog too! Thanks for visiting!


  4. Getting some ink is on my summer bucket list...but summer is getting away from me so we'll see!! Thanks for dropping by my blog. It led me here and I'm your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness

  5. I love this! I'm currently trying to muster up enough bravery to get a tattoo. And I LOVE the idea of the ring tattoo. My husband works in construction so he can't wear his ring to work and we've talked about him getting a tattoo there instead!

    Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm excited to be your newest follower! :)


    1. Thanks for stopping by! The only bad part about the ring tattoo is that it wears down and fades away pretty quickly, at least around the finger. But the top of the finger stays pretty good and that's what everyone sees! Just something to consider if you and your hubby want to do it!