Vintage Tattoo Done!

 I decided to walk the walk! So yesterday!…we popped into a tattoo shop in Chatham/Rochester High Street…I picked the tattoo I wanted and yep it was out of a book! something I said I was never going to do! lol!….then suddenly PANIC! they only had a couple of hours in the afternoon where they could fit me in!!!!

So as it was our 25th Anniversary of when we first met.
(Freddie and I met on Valentines Day in 1986…..ah bless! :D)

Freddie paid them a deposit and I was all set for 3.15! YiKeS!

As we left the Tattoo Parlour (Parlour! I love that word!) I started to get pretty nervous and nearly started to chicken out!…but Fred kept me on my feet and explained that it was the most perfect day to go through with it and how it was a present from him so I couldn’t back out now!

So I did go through with it…..(even though my knees were knocking together from beginning to end! lol!…..And here it is in full wonderful colour…

My wonderful Happy Loves Rosie tattoo, on the top of my left arm! of course I had to have it a little different from the transfer picture…just a tweak here and there!

It is very sore at the moment, not to mention when the lovely Martin from Medway Tattoo was creating it…Phew! don’t it sting!…

Anyway I still want more! as it wasn’t a pain that I wouldn’t be able to put up with again….Yes gals and guys! More 1950’s style Rockabilly tattoos for me :D….we’ll why not!

What do you think my lovely bloggers?



  1. Olivia
    21st February 2011 / 8:16 pm

    Ooo lovely, what a fab way to remember that day 🙂 x

  2. prettyshabby
    21st February 2011 / 4:24 pm

    Oh Happs it's gorgeous!! perfectly you, so glad you got one in the end, I love the colours and can't wait to see your next one! ;0)

  3. Kristen
    20th February 2011 / 1:24 pm

    LOVE IT!!It turned out Beautiful♥♥

  4. MissGinger
    19th February 2011 / 7:10 pm

    i have awarded you with a stylish blog award on my latest post.xx

  5. Lori
    18th February 2011 / 5:50 am

    How beautiful!! I always tease I'm going to get one like Daniel Day-Lewis's on his right arm!! Lori

  6. katja
    17th February 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I love it!!! and I love tattoos for myselfe as well and I will never get enough 🙂

  7. Nan
    17th February 2011 / 7:42 am

    Tats seem to be the thing with this generation, in mine they were not. But things change and I am so happy for you Happy that you got what you wanted. It's quite beautiful and very colorful.

  8. Angela
    17th February 2011 / 5:27 am

    Well, this old grandma's opinion is:It's very pretty and suits you nicely!!

  9. texasdaisey
    17th February 2011 / 4:03 am

    That turned out really pretty. Enjoy.BlessingsDebbie

  10. Bee happy
    16th February 2011 / 4:07 pm

    I love it!I have been thinking about getting a small one myself either on my wrist or on my shoulder, can't decide.Bee happy x

  11. Josie-Mary
    16th February 2011 / 9:24 am

    I love it! You're very brave 🙂

  12. Terrie
    16th February 2011 / 9:04 am

    I do believe you are fabulous!

  13. Anonymous
    16th February 2011 / 8:45 am

    Congrats! Once you realise that they don't really hurt much you keep going back for more! This is why i now have four with many more to come! I've been looking for a vintage style heart/rose tattoo to celebrate my recent getting hitched, i'll have to keep this one for inspiration!Freckles xxx

  14. delia hornbook
    16th February 2011 / 8:07 am

    awww its perfect for you, and i adore the blue on it, it really stands out and its really delicate and pretty. I had a little turtle for my 30th on my tummy i took it off my sons babygrow and thats special to me. enjoy yours you will always remember today as a magical one, dee x

  15. ebru
    16th February 2011 / 7:05 am

    It looks very very pretty!! And so meaningful, it is great! Regards Ebru

  16. Linda Lilly Cottage
    16th February 2011 / 6:38 am

    Love it, love it!! How gorgeous it is on you…a perfect fit!What a fantastic memorable day you have had.Kiss Noises Linda

  17. Bohemian
    16th February 2011 / 3:02 am

    What a beautiful vintage style Tattoo, I love it. I have been contemplating getting another one… the only one I have was done over 30 years ago. I see so many gifted Artists and their work is so amazing that I wouldn't mind sporting a piece even at this Season of life. *winks* You go girl… I have heard that it can become addictive!!!Dawn… The Bohemian

  18. magpiesoup
    16th February 2011 / 12:47 am

    I love it and yes it is so you,(as far as I know you) Its vintage pretty…I always wanted one and now you have inspired me.Love it.

  19. pam
    16th February 2011 / 12:47 am

    Luuuurve It! SO brave girlie! I want to know what Fred is going to get? Only right , eh? 😉 When I was in college I used to work for a company that did very elaborate facepainting, not like the kind for kiddos. Full masks, even tatoos. I found the skin to be a very wonderful medium. I have often thought of ditching my safe career and wildly becoming a tattoo artist! I'm so excited for you! Happy Anniversary!

  20. Mary
    15th February 2011 / 11:51 pm

    I absolutely LOVE it. I'm so proud of you for going through with getting it. I decided on mine spur of the moment as well. And it's so ture, it doesn't hurt/sting like one would think therefore they can become addicting! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

  21. miz-bag
    15th February 2011 / 11:11 pm

    it's lovely and so you x

  22. Jen
    15th February 2011 / 11:00 pm

    It's PERFECT and so YOU! What a brilliant way to celebrate. Good ol' Fred for cajoling you 🙂 I've got an F*** You tattoo on my foot. Not the actual F word, you know, but a koi carp which represents courage in the face of adversity. I got it when I got fired from my job as a PA in 2009 and vowed never to work in the corporate world again lol. Keep smiling Happy!

  23. Susan S.
    15th February 2011 / 10:24 pm

    Wow….impressive! That's a pretty Tattoo! And happy belated Valentine's Day!!!

  24. Freckled Hen
    15th February 2011 / 10:18 pm

    Congrats to you and yours-25 years! And I admire the tattoo very much, I don't think I could ever be so brave!

  25. MissGinger
    15th February 2011 / 9:48 pm

    welcome to the club – it hurts but it's a buzz?!! im of for number four next week… x yours looks lovely x

  26. Anonymous
    15th February 2011 / 9:24 pm

    I am so impressed! I wonder if I would have chickened out….I think so! Oh, my. I love it. ~Kelly

  27. kerrie of sea cottage
    15th February 2011 / 8:32 pm

    It is cute! Vintage is best. Hurray for you.

  28. Kandi
    15th February 2011 / 8:03 pm

    It's really beautiful, I love it! It's worth all that discomfort, just remember don't pick when it starts scabbing ~ it's so hard not to! :)Kandi x

  29. SueLovesCherries
    15th February 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Congratulations, Happy! It looks fantastic!

  30. VintageVicki
    15th February 2011 / 6:57 pm

    Looks fab – bet you're glad you took the plunge. Here's to No2 😉

  31. Ivy Black
    15th February 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Love it! Happiness is a new tattoo….xxx

  32. Florence and Mary
    15th February 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous colours!!!Victoria xx

  33. Jenny Holiday
    15th February 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Ohhhh Happy!!! I am so so excited for you!! Yeah really…it is about time girl!!!! haha!! You have been tattoo gaga forevs!!This is perfect!! And you know….even cooler that you picked it out of a book of flash!! Sooo old school!!! I love imagining you and Fred walking around ..popping into a tattoo parlour….too fun!!!Happy new tattoo to you!!!!Here's to a new addiction…I'm betting! haha!xoxo Jenny

  34. Celestial Charms
    15th February 2011 / 6:17 pm

    Congratulations. That is one pretty tatoo. I don't have any, but I really like yours, and such a perfect sentiment too.Maureen

  35. Scarlett Fontaine
    15th February 2011 / 6:01 pm

    Love it!! Well done for being brave, I was freaked out about getting my first one done. Scarlett x

  36. The Krafty Cupcake
    15th February 2011 / 5:55 pm

    Well done you and Fred! I have a passion for tattoo's, I have quite a few now and at 43 am past caring what anyone thinks! lol (Check out my blog for some of mine) A really lovely way to celebrate 25 'Happy' years together. Congratulations. Sue x

  37. fredsworld
    15th February 2011 / 5:41 pm

    Looks as good on the web as it does in the flesh, well done my brave little hillbilly, happy anniversary, heres to another 25 years, love you forever, freddy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  38. Object of Maya*ffection
    15th February 2011 / 5:41 pm

    LOVE it! Looks FAB!

  39. Gena
    15th February 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Its fabulous! totally you and what a fab way to commemorate the day! watch out though it can get addictive!

  40. devonaz
    15th February 2011 / 5:34 pm

    I LOVE IT,,it is so you..good job..I was 45 when I got mine,,if you look in my pictures on facebook you can see it,,good job..huggs..

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