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The Cover-Up

In 2012  I did a series of interviews with my beloved husband entitled "Papa Bear's Tale".  In Part III  he told us about his tattoo... an awesome cover-up piece.  Here is that story in his own words...

"When I was fifteen I tattooed a crude J for John on my arm.  I've always hated it.  A few years back I found a decal in a motorcycle magazine that portrayed a bald eagle overlaying an American flag. I thought it would make a cool cover-up tattoo.  When I met Josie she decided to have it done for me as a Valentine's Day gift.  It turned out great, with vibrant color and amazing detail. I've been given hundreds of compliments on it." 

Six years later, the tattoo remains bright and bold, as you can see in the above photo of him holding one of our great-grandsons.  Papa Bear is a proud American, so it suits him well.  I was delighted that I could give him this lasting keepsake as my first Valentine's Day gift, I love it as much as he does!

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I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures, where the word we are Pondering this week is "cover"... 
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9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift and the memories keep it alive.

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  2. Now maybe he should also get a J...for Josie.

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  3. Love this... and that tattoo is not just a symbol of america and freedom, it also shows as a symbol of your love.

    thanks for pondering with me!

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  4. All is well than ends well :)

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  5. It looks very nice indeed. That's one other reason i don't want a tattoo, though -- if it turns out bad or i change my mind, what to do? (My first reason is i don't want to have to explain it to my grandkids!)

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  6. Well he picked out a very nice cover-up tattoo. I've never had any desire for one and thankfully neither has my hubby.

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  7. Great story, Josie. That kind if tattoo looks great. Some of the others I'm seeing all over people's bodies these days are a bit much.

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  8. It's gorgeous! I love it - and I'm Canadian!! And have the maple leaf tattoo to prove it. sadly, my colours have faded as it is about 20 years old now. I'd love to get a new one - I just cannot decide what to get.

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  9. Tattoos. I have them on my bucket list, as you know. This was a nice, thoughtful gift. I think when I get mine done, it will inspire Bill.

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