ok so i want to get a tattoo reminding me of what all ive been through and to stay strong… i need some ideas!!!

Well I have Stitch because I had stitches in the back of my head...I'm obsessed with disney...AND at the time when I had decompression surgery I was 15, turning 16 my first car was decorated in it all fit into Stitch. And I chose this image because he is crawling out. Its like he's fighting. He's strong.

I've seen some people with a purple chiari awareness ribbon for a tattoo. I think it would depend on what you're into. If you wanted to design it yourself. What things represent what you're going through/went through. Etc

I didn't see this until after I posted...WOW its over your scar?? I need to see a picture of this and how the hell did you get that?? lol I've always thought about getting one on my neck near the back of my ear...but I don't know if that would bother me at the time.

I have another tattoo on my hip. Its a teddy bear in a sailor suit. My Nanny always called me Teddybear and my pop-pop was a sailor. :)

I have 2 more tattoos in mind- One for my dog, Cassie that we had to put down in 2006. One for John who had down syndrome. You could call him my adopted brother. He passed away 2 years ago this may :'(. I just have to figure out what I want.

Carla Stone said:

Hi Olivia,

I have a "Chiari" tattoo. It is a purple zipper tattooed over my decompression scar. I will post a picture of it for you! I love it. I know some people don't want to be reminded of what they have been thru but I find it comforting to know that I survived that surgery and am moving forward. I have other tattooes too. One that is puppy paws for all of my dogs. I have two roses on my wrist for my two kids, and I have a chinese symbol for God on my upper arm, and a celtic symbol on the side of my ankle. I really like tats! How about you? Do you have other tattooes?


i already have the celtic symbol a “triquetra” for me and my two brothers( 3 points). the three points mean 3 great things in 1 (father, son and holy spirit) and the circle stands for unity and family.

ive always wanted a zipper on my scar on my back but now im getting one on my head too so i kinda torn. i was also thinking i may want a little inspirational quote on my ribs or something. ive always liked the saying man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to loose sight of the shore. or something latin like… dum vita est, spes est… while there is life, there is hope! id just some ideas

they def can be addicting!

I have many tattoos, and now that my head is shaved, after I heal I would like a spiral where they removed the piece of skull.