Celebrating our anniversary with His and Her travel tattoos!

Anniversary Travel Tattoos

While in Kuala Lumpur and celebrating our wedding anniversary – we decided to get his and her half-sleeve travel tattoos – to represent our love for each other and our nomadic lifestyle. We were thrilled with the results. I have a few tattoos already but this was my backpacking husband’s first tattoo. I’m so proud of him and we both agreed it was worth the pain!

We wanted our tattoos to show a compass and a map as the main theme with individual touches such as our astrology signs of Scorpio (him) and Pisces (me). We wanted palm trees to represent our love of tropical places and three little birds in flight to represent our three boys flying the nest. I wanted a quill pen to represent my writing and my backpacking husband wanted a diver to represent his passion for scuba diving.

The Backpacking Wife and Backpacking Husband travel tattoos

The result photographed raw after five hours under the needle!

We consulted with the very talented young artists and tattooists at The Tattoo Parlor Malaysia in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. It took several hours of consultation and their skill and patience to fine-tune our ideas and to get the tattoo designs just right for us. During this time, tattoo artists Bruce and Oren Lee were busy designing, while Cheryl the owner of the shop, looked after us by bringing us coffee and food. The atmosphere in the shop was really friendly, fab, and fun.

The Backpacking Housewife Travel Tattoo

The Tattoo Parlor Malaysia in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

The Backpacking Housewife Travel Tattoos

These are our final approved designs

The Backpacking Housewife Travel tattoo

Tattoo artists Oren and Bruce Lee position the design templates

Then the tattooing began and after over eight hours in the shop, including five long hours in the chair and under the needle, we finally had the tattoos we had wanted and which meant so much to us.

The Backpacking Housewife Travel Tattoo
The outline is being tattooed and I’m in a bit of a sweat!

 

Each year, we like to do something special to mark our wedding anniversary. We’ve done lots of fun and crazy things and last year we celebrated by renewing our wedding vows in Las Vegas with Elvis as our minister. It was romantic crazy fun and you can read all about it HERE.

I wonder what we’ll do next year for our wedding anniversary?

Thank you to ace tattooists Bruce and Oren at The Tattoo Parlor Malaysia! We love our ‘his and her’ travel tattoos and we will wear them with pride. And now that our tattoos have healed – they look even better!

Do you have any tattoos?

Leave a comment in the box below. I’d love to hear from you!

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16 comments

Rajesh -

I am really inspired from this blog. Thanks for sharing

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Ramesh Kaul -

Good blog. Thanks for sharing

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Celebrity Ink™ Tattoo & Piercing Studio Lutwyche -

Love has different meaning to different people. Celebrating love also becomes different too. The way you have celebrated your anniversary is totally a unique way. Getting inked that indicates your lifestyle and how much both of you really feel and support each other. It’s an inspiration dear!

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JANICE HORTON -

Thank you Celebrity Ink Tattoo!

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Unwantedtattoos -

Good One!!!!!!!!! Keep it up

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Celebrity Ink™ Tattoo Bangkok -

Oh, great! Really an inspirational blog you shared. This post made my day. You guys are really too loving who got ready to do a unique tattoo on their bodies on your anniversary. The tattoo explanation that you illustrated in the blog is so nice. You guys rock!! You have shown how couples can celebrate their love through tattooing.

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Celebrity Ink™ Tattoo Kata -

You guys share the excellent tattoo as well as a beautiful life experience together. You two are the real inspiration in front of the generation! The courage you have and the love for each other is something that the people should inspire from.

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JANICE HORTON -

Thank you so much Celebrity Ink!

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pappu Wani -

Really Amazing blog

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JANICE HORTON -

Thank you Pappu – do come back soon!

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Karen Jardine -

You are inspirational. I truly enjoyed the Backpacking Housewife. I seldom look into an author and, after reading the Q & A, couldn’t stop reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us. You and husband are rock stars! Wishing you both continued happiness, safe travels and amazing experiences.

Karen

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JANICE HORTON -

Karen – thank you – because you just made my day with your comment. I’m thrilled you read The Backpacking Housewife and enjoyed it and ditto my posts. Working on the sequel to the book seems to be taking up all my time just now – I’m on a tight deadline – but I do hope that once The Backpacking Housewife – The Next Adventure is published (July 2019) that you will enjoy it too. I’d also LOVE it if you would consider copying your fabulous comment and posting it onto Amazon as a review for The Backpacking Housewife? Thank you so much. Love, Janice xx

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Jonno -

You two are so brave. We’ve often talked about getting little ones but are such cowards worrying about it hurting too much. Five hours in the chair? Wow.

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JANICE HORTON -

I think Trav was brave – his first tattoo – my seventh! The one that hurt the most to get inked is on the top of my foot and was done over scar tissue (see my post on mishaps while travelling) but otherwise I have to say that don’t find being tattooed that painful. Then again, I have had three children! I think you should go for getting a couple of small ones – go for it!

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Jonno -

You’re a bad influence Janice H. Don’t like the sound of the one on your foot very much but you never know, a small upper arm one might be ok.

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JANICE HORTON -

Haha – I’m happy to provide the inspiration!

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