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.
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.
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.
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!
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