Free Tattoo Ideas

(I do not have any ideas for how to get free tattoos. I do, however, have free ideas about things that would make good tattoos.)

1. Measuring tape. This is a risky one because skin stretches over time and so you might eventually end up with an inch that is not actually an inch long. But as a knitter I feel like the benefits (primarily AWESOMENESS and the ability to measure stuff) outweigh the risk. Though I guess you should be sure to get it on a spot that is less likely to get fatter or more muscle-y.

2. For sock knitters: toe decrease marker. If you knit your socks top-down, get a tattoo on your foot where you need to start your toe decreases. (I did not come up with this idea. I read it on a knitting blog. Probably Yarn Harlot, but I don’t remember for sure.)

3. Toe knuckle tattoos. I would love to get knuckle tattoos, but I can’t think of any four-letter words that I want on me forever–at least not in such a visible place. So what about getting them on your toes?

4. Stocking seams. This is my favorite. Probably because it is the best tattoo idea of all time. I mean, if you are a lady of a vintage-y persuasion. I would totally get this if I did not already have a tattoo planned for each of my calves. Hell, I might get this instead, because it is the best tattoo idea of all time.

5 thoughts on “Free Tattoo Ideas

  1. Laurie Ann

    September 6, 2012 at 5:18pm

    Capital ideas, all. I especially like the tape measurer, but agree that the malleability of skin would render it useless. Although, it would probably still look cool.

    Seams! Genius!
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  2. yojo

    September 6, 2012 at 5:35pm

    Smashing ideas! I think I’ve settled on my knuckle tattoos. ASDF JKL; Still can’t decide on a font. Prob. Courier New.

    What? That totally matters!

  3. Lucretia

    September 7, 2012 at 10:21am

    The seams idea is cute. I love vintagey stuff but lack the discipline to keep up the glamour (however, I’m a teacher and spend most of my working day on the floor or at little tables so that’s not conducive to heels, tight skirts and nipped-in waists.

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