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Jennifer Kacey: A Tattoo and A Leftover Christmas Swag Giveaway
Friday, January 17th, 2014

A Tattoo and A Leftover Christmas Swag Giveaway

I decided to give a present to myself after Christmas…well it wasn’t really a Christmas present per se, but it was definitely a present. Something I’ve been wanting for a really long time. Sixteen years to be exact.

And what was it you ask?

A tattoo. *super cheesy grins and a happy dance and a curtsy all rolled into one*

It’s a set of rainbow butterflies (five of them) and a set of pink hearts (two of them) that are in an arc around the curve of my left breast. And before you ask – no I’m not going to post a picture. Don’t want to offend any of your innocent sensibilities!! *grins*

And each piece of it means something to me and that’s why I placed it close to my heart. It’s a reminder to be true to myself, and be who I am and F**CKING own it! Every second of every day!

And what’s SO awesome is this is a…let’s call it a trial tattoo…I already have a small butterfly on my back (my nickname growing up was butterfly – thus the obsession with butterfly ink) and I want quite a bit more ink on my back. This piece is to make sure my body can handle the ink and isn’t allergic to it so many years later.

And that brings me back to sixteen years in the making. I got my butterfly tattoo two months or so after I turned 18 when I’d just started the journey of finding me. I’ve wanted more ink ever since, but I didn’t want a tattoo just to get one though I’ve been tempted once or twice. I want every drop of ink in my skin to mean something. Not just something, something important. And now I’ve got that, and the next step in my journey is going to be a VERY colorful one!!!

Hopefully, by my next post in Feb I might actually have pics to share of the tattoo on my back! Sure hope so!!

To spread a little leftover Christmas cheer I’m going to give away some swag of goodies and maybe a few naughty additions just because I can!

All you’ve got to do is comment to win! Tell me your favorite tattoo story, your own, or someone else’s, or a tattoo you have or want to get! Seriously, if it involves a tattoo it counts!

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Skye has spent her life being the perfect daughter for her prominent, wealthy parents. She says all the right things, wears all the right clothes…and lies through her teeth about the kind of sex she needs. The bland “gentlemen” she dates don’t know a thing about what gets her going—and when they find out, they run screaming. In her deepest, naughtiest dreams, she finds a man…or two…who knows just how to tie her up and tease her until she’s begging for more. But those guys don’t really exist, do they?

Jackson wants one thing for Christmas, and her name is Skye. He’s watched her from afar for ages, biding his time, waiting for his chance to give her the kind of pleasure she craves. And this Christmas he’s going to get his way. He’s enlisted his buddy Nick and the two of them are going to give Skye a holiday treat she’ll never forget.

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Bio –

JenniferKaceyPic2Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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39 comments to “Jennifer Kacey: A Tattoo and A Leftover Christmas Swag Giveaway”

  1. Charlotte Copper
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 7:03 am · Link

    The butterflies & hearts sounds beautiful.
    I have 3 tattoos, and a 4th planned. The first, a dragonfly I got 6 months after I finished chemo (at 32). I always wanted a tattoo but didn’t want to be an old lady with a tat. Then after the cancer, I figured if I lived to be an old lady, who the hell cared if I had a tattoo. The 2nd one – a rose wrapped around a cancer ribbon, came at my 5 year mark. And the words Live,Love,Laugh with 10 stars came at my 10 year mark.
    Having recently lost family members to brain and lung cancer, I have a white ribbon and grey ribbon planned for my foot but must wait until the summer when I can go barefoot. I’m also considering having “Whatever” tattooed on my wrist because not only do I say it a lot, it seems to be how I live my life.



  2. Toni Whitmire
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 7:24 am · Link

    I have always wanted to get a tattoo but I am scared .One is a tiger and dragon on my back in a yin/yang symbol and on my breasts I wanted to get both Harley Davidson symbols the shield on one the eagle on the other bibbiesparks@yahoo.com.



  3. Susan W.
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 7:37 am · Link

    Our 9 year old (now 26) nephew stay one weekend with us when my hubby had an appointment to get a tattoo. After getting the parents permission, we took him with us to the shop. They were ok with him sitting in the waiting area and gave him paper and pencils to keep him occupied. The boy loved to draw so this was perfect. He sat quietly and drew an elaborate (for his age) dragon with full background.The tattoo artist was so impressed he ask to keep the drawing and framed it for the wall while we were there. Our nephew went on to major in graphic art.



  4. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 9:31 am · Link

    Yea for tattoo stories this morning! Love it when tattoos mean something. They’re so special!! Keep ’em coming!!



  5. Michelle Gallegos
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 10:06 am · Link

    I wanted an ankle bracelet tattoo with cool suns and moons for my 50th birthday. Unfortunately, I have had two big blood clots in my legs and am on blood thinners for the rest of my life so tattoos are not allowed. Congratulations on yours! I love the reasons behind them….the story of your life in art!



  6. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 10:32 am · Link

    Michelle – Man!!! I wish you could get what you want but completely understand the thought behind NOT getting it. I’ll just have to get an extra one in your honor!!



  7. Dena Celeste
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:29 am · Link

    What an awesome post! And that book sounds absolutely delish.

    I don’t have any tats yet (though I do have a brand!), but I have a few planned out. One in particular that is very important to me is a memorial tattoo for my Mama, who passed away from breast cancer 2 years ago in April. I have it all planned out in my head, it’s just a matter of getting together the money for a good artist.

    Every permanent mark on my body has and will be planned out and have a purpose.



  8. Lanae T.
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:36 am · Link

    I love tattoos. I agree 100% with having them mean something. Every one of mine has meaning.

    A wine glass on my ankle (Mom and big Sis got this too) is a reminder to enjoy the finer things in life. A toad sitting on a lily reminds me to laugh. The Devil on my leg reminds me to keep looking up. “Live your life so that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the Devil says oh shit, she’s up.”
    A ninja mermaid because the world works in mysterious ways. ;) A scorpion-butterfly to remind me to think before I speak. Barbed wire with flowers, because there is beauty in everything, no matter how it started.

    I have a couple others, as well, and more planned.



  9. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:45 am · Link

    Dena – a brand!!! OMG! I’ve never been brave enough for that! I like the stingy pain of the tattoo. Burning of brand is SO MUCH MORE INTENSE!
    Yea for your ink plans!! And what a wonderful reason to get one!



  10. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:47 am · Link

    Lanae – Love that your mom and sis have matching tats! I think that is so awesome!!

    You’re got a few!!! Excellent!!!



  11. Lanae T.
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:54 am · Link

    I love seeing different tattoos. You just never know what they mean. It’s so interesting. And a brand?! Awesome! I’ve seen pictures of some pretty cool ones.

    I have 8 tattoos right now, not counting a full back piece that’s in progress. I’m actually scheduled for one tomorrow, too.

    My husband isn’t a fan, but has realized how much they mean to me, so he stays pretty quiet about them now.

    Definitely an investment in yourself.



  12. Dena Celeste
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:54 am · Link

    Jennifer – You’d be surprised! It wasn’t a single strike brand; we used a cautery pen because of what my hubby designed. It was pretty stingy, but not toooo painful. It wasn’t more than I could bear, and honestly, I’m a baby when it comes to pain.

    As for the ink, I’m nervous about that, but very much looking forward to it! One of these days. :)



  13. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Lanae – scheduled for one tomorrow!!! *bounces in my seat*
    That’s so exciting!!!
    I don’t know how many sittings my back’s going to take. Hopefully one, two at the most.
    “An investment in yourself” – *FIST PUMP*!!! It’s not for everyone but for me, it’s amazing!

    My husband’s not a fan either, so I feel your pain!



  14. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Dena – The cautery pens are awesome and they leave an amazing mark when you’ve got someone with a steady hand doing it! SEXY!!!
    Tattoos are a bit stingy, the color is a bit harder because your skin’s already sensitive from the outline. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!
    I thought about photoshopping a pic of my boob so I could post it, but putting a smiley face over my nipple! Ha!! :)



  15. Lanae T.
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Jennifer, do you have an author page on Facebook, where we can keep up with your book news?

    My back has been small sessions. We’ve done 8 sessions so far. Will have at least 3 more, I think. But, I have an hour drive there and an hour back, so timing is an issue. (Have to be home when the kids get out of school.)

    One of the next ones for my back is blue butterflies. Special memory there. :)



  16. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:19 pm · Link

    Absolutely!
    Author page
    https://www.facebook.com/jenniferkaceyauthor

    Personal page
    https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.kacey.7

    Completely understand the timing issues. Mine’s 45 minutes away and when I work full time and …yeah…full time it’s hard to work it all in. Thankfully my guy will work me in on his day’s off sometimes too. Love good people!

    Blue butterflies – love love love butterflies. Dainty, feminine, beautiful, and free.



  17. Mina Gerhart
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:34 pm · Link

    The hearts & butterflies tatoo sounds awesome, Jennifer :)
    Congrats Charlotte, your tats mean so much!
    I’ve thought about getting a tat of a cat with it’s tail wrapped arround my right ankle. Mother’s response? NO! (I’m 58 and STILL don’t go against Mother )

    Mindy :)



  18. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 12:43 pm · Link

    Mindy – OMG – not going against mother! That was awesome!!

    I saw someone at a dungeon (long story :) ) and she had ink on her upper right shoulder. It was cat eyes and cat whiskers. Nothing else. It was adorable!

    I like tattoos that are a bit different and out of the box!



  19. Starla Y.
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 3:05 pm · Link

    My husband wants the POW/MIA flag for a tattoo. He is still trying to find the exact design and style he wants. I really like my niece’s first tattoos. She got a set of wings on her ankles to remind her to keep moving and not let things slow her down from her goals and dreams. :-D I would still love a cross and rose for my grandmother but not sure if I could handle it b/c I tend to react to any kind of needle at all. :(



  20. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Starla – The flag would be an awesome tattoo!
    I love wings. Full wings across a woman’s back – so pretty!!!
    Love it on an ankle too, very cute idea!

    Something you can do is find an artist you’re comfortable with and ask if you can sit in on one happening. That way it’s not so scary and it’s not you that’s getting the work done. Might take some of the heebies out of the equation for you!



  21. Rachelle Lerner
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I give blood when I can and a tat would mean a year that I could not give. I had stitches removed which left a pattern on my leg and is as close to a tat as I’ll get.



  22. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Rachelle – very cool! Didn’t know the year waiting period about giving blood after ink. Do you know the reasoning behind it?



  23. Norma
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm · Link

    I had a custom dragon inked onto my left shoulder on my 40th birthday. He represents the internal strength that it took to overcome (mostly sane!) events I had encountered during my first 40 years.



  24. Norma
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 5:05 pm · Link

    Reason for the year long wait after getting new ink is because (disgustingly) there are still some tattoo shops that allow their technicians to autoclave (sterilize) and re-use needles.
    Always, ALWAYS, verify your tattooist uses only NEW needles on you!



  25. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Norma – Safety first!!!!!



  26. Fiona McGier
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 6:29 pm · Link

    I got my first ink when I was in college and the only females who got them were hookers and Cher. It was a flower on my breast and I used to joke that I figured someday it would be a long-stemmed rose! Flash forward to my 10 wedding anniversary and I was still nursing our 4th child and agonizing over what I could give my husband that would have special meaning. I got his name in a heart on my thigh. A few months later I got an anklet of blue and pink hearts for our children. Then I began to plan the next one each time I got one.

    I’m now up to 10 and not sure I’m done. The most recent one was about a year after my mother passed away. I had to move into the position of caregiver for both of my parents when my dad’s stroke after years of fighting cancer made me realize my mom was slipping away into dementia. After he passed away I began to write, needing a happy ending to life. When my dream was realized and I finally got a book published, I proudly handed it to my mom who had devoured romance novels by the bagful when I was a kid. She not only couldn’t see well enough to read, but had forgotten how. I tried to read it to her but she couldn’t concentrate on my words. I was so disappointed that the triumph she’d wanted for me for so long had fallen flat. It took her three years to leave me…by inches. I was so devastated that I was crying almost daily. I called my tattoo artist who is now a good friend, and told him about the tie between my writing and her, and how much I missed her. He designed a manuscript tied with a ribbon, with a palm tree and beautiful sunset behind it, with the words proclaiming: my mother Emily will live in my heart forever. It’s what I couldn’t put into words, but he made come alive with art. A good tattoo artist is truly an artist and the artwork is intensely personal…almost like a prayer. It expresses who you are, how you want to be seen.



  27. Ava Curtis
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I have been thinking about getting one to remember my two sons who have passed away



  28. Stacy Wilson
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 10:06 pm · Link

    A few years ago, my hubby decided to get a fairy…yes, a winged fairy…tattooed on his right butt cheek. The tattooist drew out the pic, hubby settled on colors for the wings…and about 10 minutes into it, someone comes into the shop. Yes, the curtain was closed, no one could see in, but of course people can hear. Someone yells out for the tattooist…Hey, Melon! You here? He replies: Yup, I’m here, just tattooing some ass. DUDE! That is SO not nice to say, especially with the client right there! Of course, the three of us in the cubicle are laughing our butts off. Melon says…No, seriously. I am tattooing an ass. Poor hubby was mortified, even if he WAS laughing, praying the person would not come closer to the curtain as his butt was wigglin in the breeze.

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com



  29. Pat Freely
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      · January 17th, 2014 at 11:29 pm · Link

    For my 71st I plan to get a tat with my mother, sister and brother who have passed. I also am looking to design another for my partner of 27 years that passed in 2012. Over my heart I want a Star of David.



  30. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Fiona – I don’t know if I’ve ever heard it so perfectly put into words. Ink is intensely personal. It can help you grow and grieve and live and mourn. It’s so special to me that I can see it and touch it and remember why I have it and know I am lucky enough to have the freedom of getting it.

    Tattoo artists are just that…artists. They are therapists and friends and buddies and truly special.

    Thank you so very much for leaving a comment. I’m a bit misty answering you back because I love meeting other people that ‘get it’. You don’t have to explain to them WHY it’s important to have a piece of something perfect permanently placed underneath your skin. You are special. And CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BOOK!!!!



  31. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Ava – I agree!!! Make it something wonderfully special that reminds you of them and all of the amazing moments you were lucky enough to spend with them!



  32. Fiona McGier
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Yes, Jennifer, I get it. Good skin-art is an outward manifestation of what matters to the person whose skin it’s on. It’s a way of using “visual shorthand” to explain yourself to strangers. Some will just see it as ink on skin and think, “Yuck”. One of my sons is like that. Some will just admire the pretty colors and pictures. And some will ask about the meaning and those are the ones who “get it”.

    For many years I was in the second category. I’ve been in the third for over 20 years…as long as I’ve been getting ink done by my tattoo artist friend. I’ve sent so many people to him over the years I’ve lost count. The ability to take someone’s words/emotions and make a visual representation of them is a real gift. To some extent cover artists are like that also. I envy them, but my gift is words.



  33. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Stacy – Oh My Gawd!!! That is awesome! I freaking love tattoo stories like that!



  34. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Pat – that’s awesome!!!! I’m super excited for you! Hope it is the first of many!



  35. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Fiona – Completely agree with the gift of words. My brother can draw and paint and do graphics like you’re never seen…my stick figures look bad.

    My husband is in the first camp. Just not a fan. It’s why it took me 16 years to get my second, but life is way too short put off something that is so innately important to you.

    HUGS!!!!



  36. Jennifer Kacey
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      · January 19th, 2014 at 4:22 pm · Link

    DENA!!! You’re my lucky winner of swag and naughty fun!! Yea!

    Just shoot me an email with your address and I’ll mail you some goodies. jenn @ jenniferkacey.com (just remove the spaces :wink: )

    Congratulations and thank you everybody for posting!



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