Thanks for the link to Navychief.com. I ordered some CT t-shirts from them and said one was for my daughter graduating from Great Lakes. They immediately emailed me and told me they would make sure we get them on time. The person who contacted me said her son graduated from GL a couple years ago. Great customer service.
Well bert I am in the same boat as you are. I have 3 tats myself and all of them have a special meaning to me. I have my wifes name tattooed on my ring finger as I can't wear jewelry from to much acid in my system, it breaks down the metals. I have a medicine wheel on my right outside calf that I drew when I was 15 and later found out that my great great grandfather was a medicine man in his tribe. the other is theater masks on my left ankle that is a tribute to my sons and the difference in their personalities. I also took a long time to get my first tat as I wanted it to be special and be right.
My son got his first tat right before thanksgiving, and was like me after his first one wanted another right away. Thats when he started working on the idea of a tat for the three of us to get. I told him it would have t be something that his mom would agree to get cuz she doesn't like big bulky tats, she likes them plain and simple.
My son is hoping to get stationed in San Diego after A School so that we can fly out and visit them whenever we decide on the tat and hop over to L.A. and let L.A. Ink do the tat for us. I told him to wait and see where he gets stationed and then we'll find a reputable parlor and do the homework on them cuz I don't want something done that I don't like or won't put myself in a position to get something I will regret later on in life.