28 April 2011

royal tattoos

Adjust your crowns and tiaras and
step into the royal tattoo parlor...

Royal tattoos you say?
Under all the pomp and royal finery,
some members of the royal court have
been getting inked dating back to the 1700’s.

King George V, his sons the Dukes of Clarence and York,
Edward VII, just to name a few

It’s even rumored that Queen Victoria had a small tattoo in
an undisclosed ‘private’ area—hmmmmm

Winston Churchill had an anchor tattoo.
And Winston’s mum had a snake tattooed around her wrist—she covered it with a specially crafted diamond bracelet when needed.

Only tats around here are the embroidered variety...

...although, it would be nice to have my
own specially crafted diamond bracelet!

Any tattoos under on your royal robes?


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I do not, Cathy, although my daughter is another story! I think I would stick with the embroidered kind and I wouldn't mind something like this!

Teresa said...

Tattoo free at our house, although I'm surprised one of my boys hasn't taken the plunge yet!
Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I do and when I was pregnant with twins we called the fish the whale. A do over at 18 would be good now.

Alexis said...

I wouldn't even thINK-about-it! Winston Churchill's mother...I am shocked :) Are you watching the wedding?

pretty pink tulips said...

No permanent ink on me! I'll stick to monograms on my sheets and towels!

xoxo Elizabeth

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a cute post! You and I are both thinking along those Royal Wedding lines.
Another Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I'll take "your" tatoos any day; the other kind...nooooooo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun post! I agree that embroidered tattoos are the only kind I'd have on my body :) Happy Friday's Favorites!

Sarah said...

No tatos here, but lots of monograms. ;-)
Always fun to read your posts and see the beautiful designs. ~ Sarah

The Buzz said...

No tats here (yet!) Had a wonderful morning watching the wedding and wish you a royal weekend full of fun!

Susan T said...

I much prefer your kind of tattoo. Not keen on the real thing at all.

Your design above is definitely fit for a Royal Couple.

Sue xx

quintessence said...

Who knew??! Definitely no skin engravings here - I'll stick to the stitched variety thank you!!

Julie (Monkey Grass Hill) said...

where do you come up with these details?! Hard to believe royalty would do that. None to be found in my house.

Haus and Home said...

I want to see your idea of a William & Kate inspired monogram for the newly married couple ;)