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First Tattoo by aleliaw First Tattoo by aleliaw
new & first tattoo from yesterday :)

meaning: well, my best friend Corrine and I got these matching tattoos, she's got a larger neutral toned Simba on her right shoulder blade, and I have the black and purple behind my ear (pictured.) But, it's not just a friend tattoo, it's more than that. The Lion King has always been a huge part of my life, from being my favorite movie to teaching me many lessons on life. I like to take the lessons in the Lion King and apply them to how I live life (my favorite lesson being the Circle of Life and the natural cycle of things, of course.) As well as my choice for which symbol I chose, being the young Simba and having a lot of promise and growing up to be something great. As well as being a really awesome best friend tattoo haha.
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inksider Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Omg... It was the first tattoo of the "artist"?
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Cheshires-Palace Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful. makes me want the same one omg did it hurt a lot in that spot?
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
not really, I actually didn't feel much at all. I have another tattoo in the middle top of my back and that one hurt way more. I totally recommend it!
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Cheshires-Palace Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh awesome, thanks for the advice! :)
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Fade--To--Black Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I fell in love with your tattoo! I'm a fan of the Lion King as well and my whole childhood was based on it. As you said - it gives an important lesson on life. I think it's a great symbol which not only reminds this beautiful tale, but also tells you "remember who you are".  And I really like when a certain tattoo has a meaning to the person who has it. This one is fantastic! La la la la 
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ekf501 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have the same piece, though mine is a part of something larger on my back. I just love the design and your meaning behind it :)
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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Writer
This is exactly the tattoo I want, and I'm so pleased to see that it looks absolutely beautiful! Hope mine looks just as great.
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CeresMaria Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Best tat ever!
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NekoChanCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
lovely!
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VampKate95 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Why did you want it behind your ear for?
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
because its neat
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VampKate95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
But you cant see it. If I had a tattoo I would want it somewhere where I can see it. Well your tat is nice tho :)
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
It's always fun to forget it's there, and then have people kind of freak out over it and remind me haha. They'll go "is that simba???!??!??" and it makes me really happy afterwards. So I guess in that respect, it's always nice :) Thanks!
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sister and I have matching tattoos :)
They say Just Breathe in Russian (loose as hell translation) but it's still pretty, haha. On our left forearms.
I love the Lion King. It really does have many life lessons to learn and grow from :) Very cute.
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Hammond09 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Just amazing!! the idea and the postition :D
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Akatsuki-Lacy19 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
im going to be getting my first tattoo soon and i love this i am going back and forth with The Lion King and The Little Mermaid!!
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
TLK all the way! But make sure you want it..it's definitely something you want to have to look at for the rest of your life!
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erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
this tattoo is so cool i love the lion king it is my fav disney film as a child and is still til this day
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aleliaw Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so much! it is a fantastic movie, definitely one of my favorites.
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angelainigo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Good Choice!
Lion King is a icon and always will be. The picture have a apropriate illumination to the tattoo and the angle.
Sucess to you ^^
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jordantykoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I love this tattoo. Just saying
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
hahah thank you!
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Maquenda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
waannnttt :P
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
it's been a lot of fun to have haha- no regrets!
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
great!!! :D
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ArsynOmar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awwww.... adorable
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Thy-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice tat, but I am not sure I like where it is. Places of work do not like visible tattoos at all that can not be covered up. On your neck is rather hard to cover up so yeah.

Nick
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
there is tattoo cover up makeup as well as foundation. I'm fairly pale, so it won't be that hard to cover up. As well as being a girl, having long hair is very easy to cover it up with, once it grows out. Have you not seen Zombieman's makeup coverup? It covers up his whole face, I really don't think it'll be that hard to coverup, when it's only the size of a quarter.
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Thy-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
That is not too bad then. I though it was bigger for some reason.

Nick
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Naenew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
SIMBA!!! <3 this is too cute, i love it!!
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
<3
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Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, i like it!
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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wonkyKrystol Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is really cool, Amanda, I love it!
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'm in love with it
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Amaya-Gin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this, squealed when I saw it early and I love the idea. What's the approximate size? Very well done tattoo by the way : )
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's about 2 inches wide, maybe an inch tall :D
Thanks! I was very pleased, however I didn't notice he forgot the pink line so I'm going to have to get it touched up soon.
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Oh my God, I love it :heart:
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
haha thank you! :heart:
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
You're welcome!
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LadyPhotographer492 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:la: awesome!
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
I know, right?!
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LadyPhotographer492 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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night-mother Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
real?
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
indeed
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night-mother Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Why did you choose behind your ear?
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aleliaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
because I think it's cool :P
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night-mother Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so how did it feel? pain level.
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