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cw gortner
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Post by cw gortner » Sat November 8th, 2008, 6:25 pm

The Dover Samplers have a lot of great design books: I think there's one on Victorian designs. Maybe they have something that can be reproduced as a tatoo? All the Dover imagery is copyright free.

Here's a link:
http://store.doverpublications.com/0486289001.html
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Margaret » Sat November 8th, 2008, 9:50 pm

You could always get more than one, as inspiration strikes...
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Post by Margaret » Sat November 8th, 2008, 9:51 pm

Yes, there are a bunch of really wonderful Dover books with copyright-free designs. There's probably one that specifically focuses on Victoriana.
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Post by Divia » Sat November 8th, 2008, 9:55 pm

Grazie CW for the link. I'm gonna have to check that out!
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Post by EC2 » Sun November 9th, 2008, 6:59 am

I guess once you've got it, you've got it for life (unless you go to a lot of hassle and expense to get it removed) so it is obviously a big decision. My daughter in law had a small rose tattooed on the side of her leg just above her ankle when she was 18 and now at 26 she regrets having it done.
My younger son keeps thinking about having a tiny pair of black angel wings tattooed between his shoulder blades but he's not done it yet. I was talking to a young woman with a fabulous massive pair of black angel wings too, but hers were from top to bottom of her spine. I was just thinking that angels are a strong Victorian motif.
CW's Dover publications suggestion is a great one!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Margaret » Mon November 10th, 2008, 1:55 am

The cover of The Gargoyle has a picture of a woman with angel wings tattooed on her back - representing one of the characters in the novel. There's a picture with my review at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Gargoyle.html, but I'm not sure the wings show up very well in the small picture. Personally, I would never get a tattoo - I change my mind too often about things. But the angel wings are a cool idea.
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Post by nona » Fri November 14th, 2008, 6:10 pm

go to tattoofinder.com thats where my husband got his Medieval wedding ring design from. Myself and an artist drew one up for myself, a tribal Taurus head, it's beautiful just waiting to get it done now, I can't decide if I just want the head on the back of my neck or the head and tribal extension on the each side placed on my lower back. Tramp stamp, lol.

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Post by LCW » Fri November 14th, 2008, 10:16 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I was thinking on my back, lower part. Ya know, tramp stamp. But for the life of me I cant think of what. :cool: [/quote]

I think that's a perfect place for a tattoo!! It ain't the stamp that makes a tramp! :D
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Post by Divia » Sat November 15th, 2008, 12:24 am

[quote=""LCW""]I think that's a perfect place for a tattoo!! It ain't the stamp that makes a tramp! :D [/quote]

What are you trying to say LCW :p
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Post by LCW » Sat November 15th, 2008, 1:51 am

[quote=""Divia""]What are you trying to say LCW :p [/quote]

OMG!! I didn't mean anything like that at all, lol! I just think it's the perfect place for a tatoo! :D
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