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Skiffin16
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I posted another in my expressions that I like...FAITH.

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SIRENAF42
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I had my survivor tat done on my one year mark. A pic is also under my profile.

Sirena

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Skiffin16
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That's a nice tat also....girly for me, but nice.

rozaroo
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I wish I was brave lol! I have to take an ativan just to get a needle lol. Too much trauma for me!

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Skiffin16
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After all that you've been through...that would be a piece of cake.....mmmmm, cake..I'm hungry.

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Glenna M
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John, I love the new tattoo design. I think I like it because of the simplicity.

Sirena - I checked out your tattoo and like that one also. I'm really not good at making decisions and the more designs I see the harder it is to make a decision ;-)

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SIRENAF42
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I searched online trying to get an idea of what I wanted. At that time my main emotion was hope, and Id say it all the time.. I hope I dont get cancer again, I hope this.. I hope that. Finally realized, I wanted HOPE. So I talked with the tatoo artist and she suggested spelling HOPE out in the cancer ribbon. One star for my caregiver (mom), one star for my drs at MDAnderson and one star in memory of the people I have met at MDAnderson. I see it and I just smile, I still have hope. :)

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micktissue
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CAKE!!!!

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Pam M
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with half a bucket of water

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Scambuster
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John,

Nice neck dude ! Looks like the 'turkey' has flown the coup. Looking good.

Scam

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micktissue
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Hi everyone. I know I originally proposed the phoenix and a linking idea for all of us. I'm thinking a little differently now. This process has been very personal for me as I have avoided tats until now. But now I want to celebrate this battle for me and everyone who goes through this here at CSN. So I'm adding CSN to the tat I finally settle on (which wont be a phoenix, more on that in a sec). I'm thinking that adding CSN is kinda like the Marine Semper Fi idea (shortened from the Latin semper fidelis which means always faithful). That, I feel, will connect me forever to my CSN brothers and sisters.

Also, my partner and I would like to celebrate our heritage (we're both passport holding Irish citizens - she was born there) in our tats (yep, caregivers are survivors too). What we've decided is the Irish phrase mhair me (pronounced vair may) and it means I Survived. Along with that we'll get a Celtic symbol for renewal (a tree possibly) which we have not decided on yet.

Best,

Mick

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Pam M
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Mick,

Sounds nice - you'll have to let us know how the search goes. I did consider a Tree of Life for me, but the ones I'm drawn to are too ornate.

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Skiffin16
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Great concept Mick, something you and your partner can share as you have the rest of this journey....

Thanks Scam...I do think it's much better....

Best,
John

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Hondo
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Great looking picture, tattoo and all

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davidgskinner
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I like skiffin's design t3 or t4. That's what I'm getting once the summer is over and I get paid again...Now I need to decide where.

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staceya
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Your ideas are moving and inspiring..looking forward to your decisions!
Stacey

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Skiffin16
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Hi Tim,

Glad to see you back and posting, hope all is well with you, your wife and son...(family).

Best,
John

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sweetblood22
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I didn't care for tatoos then when I turned 41 I wanted one. Then after my diagnosis I really wanted one. I wanted a small tasteful Rennaisance style cross to the right of my left hip.

My step mom talked me out of it giving me horror stories and bringing up the bad luck I usually have and she talked me out of it. Now I am too scared something would go wrong. But I still kinda want one. :( off to look at u guys pictures.

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