WAYNE'S TATTOO'S

1. FAMILY CREST 19 October 2011
familycrest This was a drawing created by Dad back in 1981. It was an illustration to symbolize the four A's, Dad, Michele, Nik and Wayne. The original text which has always had FORAISE in the middle, and deliberately spelled FOR instead FOUR, had certo and ceto written either side. Still unclear of exactly what those words are, Wayne decided, when it was converted to a tattoo, and as Dad had passed away 3 years earlier, that Dad's birth and death years were more appropriate. Dad was born 12 November 1924 and died on 12 April 2008. The tattoo is the first one ever and is situated at the top of the left arm, by the left shoulder. It cost £80 and was done at Tribaland in Rose Hill, Carshalton and the tattooist was Lisa.

2. RAINBOW LOGO 8 May 2012
rainbowlogo This second tattoo that was placed on the top of my right arm, by my right shoulder, is of a design that I've been using as my own logo. I've used it at the top of letterheads and as a footer in emails. The tattoo was done at Tribaland and again the tattooist was Lisa and it cost £60.

3. CALA LILY 25 October 2013
calalily The Cala Lily is a favourite flower of both Jezz and myself. It is a copied image from the internet but with three added red hearts. It is positioned on the outside and lower half of the right leg. It was done by Lisa at Tribaland, Rose Hill, Carshalton and it cost £80.

4. DAD'S SIGNATURE 24 November 2014
dadssignature A completely impulsive moment, I sat bored at home and decided that I would get a tattoo. The idea of Dad's signature came to me and I set out to have it done. For some reason, I decided to try a different tattooist and I went to Caroline's in Waddon. The tattoo is positioned on the inside of the lower left arm and cost £25.

5. WNM 27 October 2015
wnmtattoo One Christmas in the early 1980's, Dad was playing with the sweetie wrapper of a 'toffee penny' from the Quality Street tin, while watching telly. He had folded it several times to give it some thickness and then made four more folds. He called me over to look at it and explained that depending on how it was held, it spelled the letter W for Wayne, the letter N for Nikola and an M for Michele. I still have the original wrapper in the collection of memorabilia of life. But 30 years later it gave me the idea to design the same effect and make it a tattoo and this is the result. It's positioned on the inside of the left wrist, was done by Lisa at Studio 149, Lower Morden and cost £40.

6. KELLY ANGEL 23 March 2016
kellyangel

My beautiful daughter's name, Kelly, written in a calligraphy style font, with a shining halo above and wings either side shaded with blue and white. It was designed by me and is positioned on the inside of the lower right arm. It was done by Lisa at Studio 149, Lower Morden and cost £50.

Kelly wrote on her Facebook page:
My daddy's new tattoo. What a lovely, gorgeous token of devotedness. I love it. I hope that I can always be as perfect as you believe I am.


7. FAMILY VINE 20 April 2016
familyvine This tattoo is probably the one that I've pondered on the longest. It's been about two and a half years in the making. The idea was to use members of my family's initials on a winding vine that has some dotted artwork and Cala lilies on it. It is a design by Jezz, modified several times because of my wanting to change red love heart-shaped strawberries to white Cala Lilies. The initials represent my family, N for Nikki, M for Michele, K for Kelly, E&J for Ethan and Jake and JW for Jezz and me. Once again, it was done by Lisa at Studio 149. It is placed on the back, from the right shoulder and cost £90.

8. POCKETWATCH 13 June 2017
pocketwatch This tattoo is of a pocketwatch, copied from an idea I'd seen by googling 'pocketwatch.' It includes the words 'Tempus Fugit' which stands for time flies. But more importantly, it was an expression that Dad used all of the time. Also, the watch is set to 9.20pm which was the time Dad passed away on 12 April 2008. The tattoo was done by the brilliant Jay who owns The Tattoo Emporium, Surbiton, Surrey. The tattoo is on the outside of the lower left arm. The left arm has Dad's signature (tattoo 4) and his drawing of the family crest (tattoo 1). It cost £150.

9. A PORTRAIT OF MY DAD 23 June 2018 and 17 July 2018
portraitofmydad

The Mother of all tattoos to date. I've often wished for a portrait tattoo of Dad but was always too scared in case it ended up looking nothing like him. I'd ask tattooists and they'd say they don't do portraits but know someone who does. Well, I finally found Ben Hamill, a very accomplished tattooist currently working in Farnborough, Surrey. It's placed on the outside lower left leg, took a total of almost 8 hours over two sittings and is the most expensive tattoo so far, £500.


     

FAMILY TATTOO'S

AMANDA'S J HEART J 2 June 2018
amandatattoo Amanda had seen this design online when looking for something for with two J's, representing her two sons Jamie and Jordan. The script font of two J's is linked with an outline of a heart and is her first attoo ever.
The tattoo is placed on the back, right shoulder, was done by Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough and cost £40.

MOTHER'S FAMILY INFINITY 2 June 2018
mothertattoo Mother went for a family infinity tattoo containing the initials of each of her children, M for Michele, N for Nikki, A for Amanda, S for Sara and W for Wayne. This was Mum's first tattoo ever.
The tattoo is placed on the right hand wrist, was done by Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough and cost £40.

NIKKI'S FAMILY VINE 2 June 2018
nikkitattoo Nik has had this idea of a family vine with children and grandchildren's initials for sometime. It's long and narrow and features the initials: Z for Zoe, S for Stacey, B for Billy, C for Charlie, L for Lila, E for Ella, T for Teddy, A for Alfie, F for Freddie and L for Lennie.
The tattoo is placed on her back, down the spine from the neck, was done by Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough and cost £80.

SARA'S CARL/JODIE INFINITY 2 June 2018
saratattoo Sara's tattoo is an infinity drawing featuring her two children's names, Carl and Jodie. This was Sara's first tattoo ever.
The tattoo is placed on her left foot, was done by Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough and cost £40.

AMANDA'S FLORAL DESIGN 23 June 2018
amanda2ndtattoo Amanda's second tattoo, just three weeks after her first, is of a floral design. She wanted a tattoo on her foot and so this one is on her left foot, between the little toe and the ankle. Again, Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough did it.

SARA'S DOLPHIN 8 August 2018
sarasdolphin This is Sara's second tattoo. It's an outline of a dolphin and is placed on the inside of her lower right arm. Again, Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough did it.

AMANDA'S BUTTERFLIES 8 August 2018
amandasbutterflies Tattoo number 3 for Amanda. This is three butterflies, placed on the upper hip of her right leg. Again, Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough did it.

AMANDA'S MORE BUTTERFLIES 29 August 2018
amandasbutterflies Tattoo number 4 for Amanda. She updated her three butterflies by adding two more, included some pretty curvy lines and had all of the butterflies coloured in a soft warm blue. Again, Meg at Duffy's Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Farnborough did it.