When I got my one and only tattoo at the age of 48 (it was a
mother/daughter adventure, and I figured that, someday, my future
grandchildren might think it's cool that their grandmother got a tattoo
when she was old enough to know better......), I searched and searched for
a suitable drawing of a little generic bird, without success.  So I went
with another passion of mine, gardening, and got a little green fern leaf.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
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On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My husband's goddaughter has a tattoo of a bluebird perched on flowering
> branches.  It's  quite lovely, with vibrant blue, pink, orange, yellow
> and green.  If I'm remembering this correctly, she said it took six hours.
> Much nicer than the tats my high-school friends gave each other in their
> kitchens with a sewing needle and bottle of ink!
> _____________________
> Sherry McCowan
> Saint Louis, Missouri
> On Dec 13, 2011, at 10:23 AM, Amy J. Hoffman wrote:
> I love this post! I don't have a bird tattoo, but I have thought about
> getting a second tat (currently have the Korean characters for TaeKwon-Do
> on my foot), and a bird is a great idea. Or perhaps the oft-quoted line
> from the Pablo Neruda poem, "Bird by bird I've come to know the earth."
> Amy J. Hoffman
> Jefferson City
> Cole County
> *Food helps those who help themselves.*
>   *From:* David Scheu <[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:07 AM
> *Subject:* Ornithological ornamentation
>   There are quite a few birds in my Christmas ornament collection too.
> This year most have migrated from the tree to the door wreath and stair
> garland.
> Speaking of bird-themed decorations, I was recently comparing notes with
> Mick Richardson about our Thanksgiving trips. Cathy and I went to Boston,
> taking a Black Friday trip to Parker River NWR where we saw two Snowy Owls
> and 130-some Snow Buntings, along with loads of sea ducks and loons. Mick
> went to Philadelphia where the winter birding was also exciting, but
> apparently some of the most stunning birds in Philly were tattooed on the
> bodies of local birders. He reported:
> "One woman had a Cedar Waxwing on her inner, upper arm. A man had a full
> size Magnolia Warbler on the outside of his upper arm. Both these birds
> were in full color and had full color backgrounds. Another guy had a lot of
> black tattoos. One leg had a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. The other had some
> sort of Drongo with long tail feathers."
> It makes me wonder. Do any  MOBirders celebrate their ornithological
> obsessions with body art?
> Dave Scheu
> St. Louis, MO
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