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I thought I'd show you guys the cool tattoo that my husband got in support of H&N cancer. I go to USC for my surgeon/ENT and their H&N unit has declared the giraffe the official H&N cancer animal. They've taken his long neck and created the cancer ribbon out of it. I think it is so awesome and such a clever idea.

This tattoo is quite the conversation piece too! 

Billie

 

P.S. Matt and John, you're both going to regrett showing me how to post pictures haha

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hwt
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Love it!

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of sweet and innovative ideas.....Love the tat.....very cool. 

p

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Pharannie,

He is very sweet and thoughtful. He always comes up with the perfect gifts and ideas.

The Giraffe is so cool and USC has it all over the place. Now that my friends and family know about it I'm getting all kinds of giraffe gifts and goodies. 

I even got the gift of an adopted giraffe for Christmas! He is in Africa and his name is Sky.....how cute is that? I think a trip to Africa is in order to visit him Wink

Billie

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very nice tattoo!   very nice hubby!  just wondering when you getting one!

i went looking for the information on how to put pictures up but could not find the info. 

thanks for sharing the pretty legs.... :-)

john 

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No tattoos for me right now. As much as I love this one on my husband I'm not ready to put something so permanent on my body yet.

I'm not against tattoos at all just never had the desire to get one.

 

As for how to post pics....go to the post about Pets. On there John has detailed how to post pictures. I had no idea either how to do it. It takes a few steps, I wish it was as easy as dragging a photo but its not. Its not hard to do just requires a few steps. Good luck.

Billie

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thanks Billie, i just found it before you post and have my best friends pic up there now. 

i am not a tattoo person either but when i made 15 years i wanted to do something, that is why the one on hand.... i am almost sure there will be no others.... well maybe at 30 years

thanks again

john 

 

 

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Good for you and congratulations on 15 years! Maybe that would change my mind too.

You're welcome.

Billie

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How did you get this far without a tattoo?  I've got the radiation target dot tattoo'd on my chest. My 'tattoo artist' told me it was of a beautiful butterfly, as seen from space.

Deb

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Actually Deb, I don't think they do that all that often anymore.., not sure, it could just be by facility.

I didn't have one or my rads either...

With my IMRT, the mask is such a tight fit, and they measure witin millimeters each time they put it on you before starting rads, I presume they feel no need for the Rad-A-Tatt...

There have been a few tats mentioned here over the years...

Even one incorporating the Phoenix and CSN.

I was always partial to one below, Faith....;

Faith

I might do something like this in the future.

Only with H&N colors instead of pink.

JG

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What is the history behind the cancer ribbon? It there an "official" version, that is color and shape? I was going to get a mirror tatoo that my son has on his arm. It is our last name in Japanese and having it over the cancer logo seems very cool. I want ot put in same position as his arm. Maybe he can have the cancer ribbon added to his so we match.

Does anyone have any idea if the process of getting a tatoo would increase the potential for infections so should not be done during treatment?

Don

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Because I had the mask I didn't need to be tattood. In other parts of the body they still tattoo but not H&N. I didn't need my chest radiated so I got lucky.
Billie

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I love the tattoo. What a sweet hubby you have. 

anyone have other cool ideas ffort a tattoo? I've been thinking of getting one? 

BTW nice legs 

cindy

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John (fisrpotpe) and I are twin brothers by different mothers

 

 

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I'm amazed at how well the marroon shows up on these H&N ribbons. Marroon is not a typical tattoo color so it's awesome that it turned out so well.
Billie

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along with different fathers. 

there is a gal in denver i believe that has one on her neck very simular and on another site i saw years ago. 

we are all brothers and sisters uncondictionally for life. 

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Cool tatts everyone!

I have two already. One on my right arm and a mural of sorts all around my left leg/calf. When I figure out how to post pics I'll do so.

Both mine were done after significant struggles in my life. I like the idea of getting another after I get "Jack" out of my body.

 

"T"

 

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I like the idea of the Giraffe mascot -I used the Giraffe in my poster for a head and neck cancer suport group.I must hav seen it elsewhere and kept it in my subconsicence.
Thanks for sharing

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It is such a cool mascot for us isn't it?! You may have seen the giraffe on USC head and neck site or maybe by searching and coming across it.
I've always like giraffes, now it just seems appropriate.
Billie

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We would love to see your pics. Look for the post about Pet's, in there John has detailed instructions on how to post pictures. I found it very helpful as I couldn't begin to figure it out before I read his instructions. Good luck!
Billie

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this is what i copied and used of a post, it worked easy for me

 

Using the tree icon (insert/edit image), do the following;

click the tree icon, (for an image you have saved on your computer)

click image URL (the browse button right side)

click the upload (top left) File (browse..., where you have the file stored)

Upload (this puts it in a folder of yours on CSN) close the box for upload click the file you want to post,

the Insert File (top right) put in an image description and title, then insert

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Am enjoying all the tattoo pictures.  I am still thinking about getting one, just not sure of what.  Originally was  going to do the "Rollng Stones" tongue....probably because I lost most of mine, but then thought that wouldn't really speak to all of the other H&N cancers, so if I get one, it would definitely be a ribbon or variation of.

Now I'm thinking it might be a giraffe/ribbon combo.    Love that one your hubby got, Billie.  I was obsessed with giraffes when I was a kid also.    and love the pup...what a cutie.  I know our golden was a great comfort to me when I was going thru treatment.  They just seem to "know" don't they ?

 

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If you like giraffes then you should get that tattoo, it's so cute! And yes, my little doodle is my baby and my little angel too.
Billie

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Billie

I could definitely look into a "mini" version as I am a big chicken, LOL

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Once the picture is inserted, tou can click it and you'll see the sizing squares (little white boxes on each corner of the photo...

click on one and move it to adjust the photo size..., just be aware of the horizontal/vertical movement so you don't have a tall skinny or short fat photo, LOL...

On some web sites, you can just copy the photo and insert it directly into the post.

JG

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This is the post where many posted their pics of tattoos.

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Hey, Billie, thanks for sharing this, I have to say that I love it!  I may bring a photo of it to my local tattoo art shop, and have one slapped onto my calf.  I think that the giraff is a great H&N official animal representative for us.  Kudos to your husband!

PATRICK 

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Hey, Billie, thanks for sharing this, I have to say that I love it!  I may bring a photo of it to my local tattoo art shop, and have one slapped onto my calf.  I think that the giraff is a great H&N official animal representative for us.  Kudos to your husband!

PATRICK 

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I love it too! When I fist saw this symbol at my Dr's office I immediately thought "tattoo!"
Our tattoo guy is a Christian man and he said he loves it too. He said he'd do just about any tattoo that someone requests but he loves doing those with more meaning and purpose.
If you decide to get one please post a picture of it :-)
Billie

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Here's the ink I currently have. After I get through this battle and recover, I have in mind another... First things first though. I have to kick "Jack's" butt!

This was my first tatt. A tribal crucified Yeshua... right arm. To always remind me He is with me.

tatt

 

After my 1st heart attack and triple bypass surgery, I had this done. It's a mural of sorts going aroung my left calf. It's a visual testament to my faith. 

It started with this Messianic Symbol.

tatt

 

I followed that with the Crest of Jerusalem.

tatt

 

 

To join the two on the front of my calf is the Western Wall.

tatt

 

 

On the back of my calf is a prayer shawl.

tatt

 

 

Finally, tied together with the Lord's flame and presence coming from Heaven into the Tabernacle.

tatt

 

"T"

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Billie67
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That is some amazing detail T! I love the meaning behind them and the way it's displayed!
Billie

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They have some pretty cool tribal phoenix that would go good for the other shoulder if it's open.

The phoenix is the traditional cancer tatt for many.

I plan on having something tribal in the future, just haven't made the time or right design yet.

BTW, I like the Yeshua...

JG

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John,

 

I got the rad tat (or more like a dot).  They used it and my mask every time for the laser light show.  Heck I really do not know what they were doing, but I trusted them.

 

Matt

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I have the same one that you have Matt !!!

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I think they used to use the dot a lot, but it's up to the facility and type of rads I presume.

With the IMRT and mask so precisely measured and fitted each session, to millimeters I believe, my facility doesn't do the dot tatt. I've heard others on here say the same...

Some have the dot, some no dot...

JG

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Billie67
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I am dottless! No tattoo for me either but if I were to get one it would be something like my husbands giraffe only much smaller.
Billie

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