Reader Question: What is the meaning of a Babushka Doll tattoo?
A: Babushka, often used to describe Russian Matryoshka Dolls, actually means Grandmother in Russian. Nesting Russian doll tattoos make very popular choices for family tattoo designs, as you can use each varied size to represent the generations, to include Grandma.
Most wooden Matryoshka Doll sets are handpainted in gorgeous colors with lots of intricate details. Use a treasured heirloom for inspiration and your tattoo with have even more meaning.
Fans of public radio stations NPR, WBEZ, WHYY and WNYC can now wear their support with a temporary tattoo. Designed by tattoo artists Andy Perez, Alex McWatt and illustrator Claire Keane, these unique temporary tattoo designs are available during fundraisers and for purchase on the Public Radio website.
A variety of nine American Traditional style temporary tattoos have been designed for radio shows such as "All Things Considered", "Fresh Air", "This American Life" and "On the Media". A few designs include a mermaid , panther and a swallow.
The tattoos were custom manufactured by Tattly and a set of nine cost $14.00
True fans can upload a photo rocking their temporary tattoos and they'll be featured on the website gallery.
The following tattoo articles have made the Top 5 list on our site. If you have not read them, please click on each link to see what you have been missing.
1. Feather Tattoos
2. Meaning of Cherry Blossom Tattoos
3. Where Do Tattoos Hurt the Most?
4. Five Sexy Tattoo Spots for Men
5. Five Sexy Spots for a Girls Tattoo
Hi, I've never written anyone before (besides letters of course, and penpals. I miss penpals. I wonder if they still do that in school) Anyway, I think my tattoo has the wrong meaning and I really screwed things up big this time. First I read your Feather Tattoo article, which was really the best on the Internet.
Second, I'd like to give you mad props for being on top of the industry and appealing to the masses. In fact if it were not for your kind and gentle nature I would not have felt so compelled to write. But anyway I think you were wrong, maybe an amateur, because I tattooed a feather and now I have had nothing but bad luck. My car broke down, my husband left, I lost my job and really things couldn't get much worse. I would like to cover up this tattoo or opt for a different feather. What should I do? -Feathered and Hopeless
Dear Feathered and Hopeless,
Have a little faith. Do you really think a tattoo could cause bad luck, loss of job and your husband to leave you? Chances are there are much bigger problems on the horizon.
How is your overall outlook on life otherwise? Would you benefit from counseling services? Maybe you just need someone to talk to?
I suggest adding a verse to your feather tattoo for daily inspiration. You can check out more verse ideas here. I suggest "Never Give Up!"
Best wishes and maybe opt for a Phoenix tattoo next time and rise from those ashes!