I want another tattoo and would prefer it to be horsey. I was thinking of getting the Holsteiner brand as that's what my baby horse is (well, he's almost eight now so not quite a baby!) but I don't know where I'd put it.
Or if i could find a horse quote that really spoke to me I'd put that on my ribs. Obviously I'd want to think about this, well, both of these for a while before I go out and do it-- i'm just brainstorming right now!
I also want a sunflower, but don't know if I should incorporate that into the horse thing.
I HATE butterfly tattoos just because everyone as their mother has them just for the hell of it, but I just lost my heart horse whos name was 'Butterfly Kisses', so I am trying to have my best friend come up with something that has a butterfly, but also a horseshoe involved, and I may get her barn name (Pawlee) in it as well. Out of all my tattoos, I have yet to have a horse one. Sad, really.
i've got a bunch. let's see, my zodiac sign, a chinese dragon, my name in chinese and some kanji on my back, my right arm (1/2 sleeve) has another chinese dragon and some kanji, my left arm has a celtic band and even more kanji (another 1/2 sleeve), and my only horsey tattoo (pathetic, isn't it? lol) is a portrait of my heart horse on my left ankle. plans for more, both HR and NHR in the future, but need to have the $$$ to do it! i had the money, got more horses instead of more tats. go figure. lol
Mine is small and simple, on my buttocks towards my hip, it's a gray horseshoe with a red heart inside. The meaning is, my heart belongs to my horse. you could put just about anything inside a horseshoe (butterfly, flower,etc). I would like another one myself, I like the bumper sticker jumper!! To the folks that have that one- how did you get the artist to get it right? Did you draw it yourself, or take a pic of the sticker to the artist?
I have a couple more planned out. One I want as a dedication to Aisha, either the phrase "finis vitae sed non amoris" which means "the end of life is not the end of love" or that phrase with this image. I'm waiting to see if something else comes along, but that's where it is now.
I already have two tattoos, one horse-related and one not.
ETA: to get the artist to do the horse correctly, I had to argue quite a bit and send him back to the "drawing board" several times. For some reason, tattoo artists seem to like the horse heads that are sausage-shaped with huge cheeks. I did bring in a picture though, which helped, and forced him to keep the ears UP.
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I don't have any myself (laziness I suppose?) but a couple of favorites I've seen of other people's are just a simple line drawing of a loping horse (based I believe on this logo http://www.oqha.on.ca/index.html), sort of the same vein as the "bumper sticker" jumper posted above. Another girl had a weather vane with a horse on the top and her initials incorporated into it...love that one.
Non-HR - I was born in the year of the dragon and have always loved them, the butterfly wings represent personal growth (and have my parents' initials worked into the pattern), and the scales of justice represent my career in forensic science. This is on my inner ankle/lower calf.