So I did this today...

Gingerbread

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It was a year ago today that my sweet boy Frank passed away. I've thought about this over the year, I try not to do anything lasting without much consideration, especially when I'm emotional but it's been a year and I still wanted to do this so after work today I went and had it done. Long live Frank! I drew it myself and he had a heart spot on his left side so even though I love dachshunds in general it will always be a little special for Frank since he was my first <3 It's on the inside of my ankle, cause he was always under my feet :ponylove:

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Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with it. I think in some way it makes me feel a little more "prepared" for getting another. Frank was an only child so he got all the attention, I planned on getting a puppy at some point before he died but it was such a sudden thing I never got the chance. I think having another pup before hand might have made it a little easier, provided some distraction but it didn't work out that way. Then my friends and family were bringing up getting another right away but I just couldn't. All I could think about was Frank and I didn't' want to get another dog and expect that dog to be like he was, that wouldn't be fair. I want to love my new pup for who he/she is, not cause I'm trying to fill a void. Then at the same time, I don't want to "replace" Frank, he will always have a special place in my heart and I always want to remember him even when I do eventually "move on". Getting this tattoo kinda put my mind at peace with that. I know no matter how many other doggos come and go I will never forget my first, with the heart shaped spot <3

Speaking of which, yes that's him @AzaleaArt when he was younger on the float and me and him the week he died. It was kinda funny, I probably have well over 1000 pictures of him and hardly any showing his heart mark on the side. When I was drawing up tattoo ideas I looked though them all and I guess he felt his right side was more photogenic cause I barely had any of his left. Or if I did it was when he was in clothes, he had a lot of outfits for all occasions LOL
 

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Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with it. I think in some way it makes me feel a little more "prepared" for getting another. Frank was an only child so he got all the attention, I planned on getting a puppy at some point before he died but it was such a sudden thing I never got the chance. I think having another pup before hand might have made it a little easier, provided some distraction but it didn't work out that way. Then my friends and family were bringing up getting another right away but I just couldn't. All I could think about was Frank and I didn't' want to get another dog and expect that dog to be like he was, that wouldn't be fair. I want to love my new pup for who he/she is, not cause I'm trying to fill a void. Then at the same time, I don't want to "replace" Frank, he will always have a special place in my heart and I always want to remember him even when I do eventually "move on". Getting this tattoo kinda put my mind at peace with that. I know no matter how many other doggos come and go I will never forget my first, with the heart shaped spot <3

Speaking of which, yes that's him @AzaleaArt when he was younger on the float and me and him the week he died. It was kinda funny, I probably have well over 1000 pictures of him and hardly any showing his heart mark on the side. When I was drawing up tattoo ideas I looked though them all and I guess he felt his right side was more photogenic cause I barely had any of his left. Or if I did it was when he was in clothes, he had a lot of outfits for all occasions LOL
Ok I wasn’t sure cause he looked lighter in the second picture, perhaps he only wanted to show his heart on special occasions :)
 
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