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02-04-2011, 01:33 PM
My names Taj I'm from Arizona. I actually don't have a squirrel anymore but I had a baby round tailed ground squirrel named Bottles who I loved and took care of for a few monthes and he changed me I'll never forget him.
I'm actually thinking of getting a tattoo in memory of him which is why I joined this forum I thought fellow squirrel lovers would be able to help me and give me advice on my tattoo idea.
My idea is too have it be a heart with Bottles written on the inside and some squirrel prints running through it. I think it'll look pretty cool if I can get it to look right. So I was wondering to any of you know where I can find any pictures of round tailed ground squirrel tracks...the closest I've been able to find are grey squirrel which will work but I'd prefer it to be as close to Bottles as I can get. Also do any of you have any advice on where I should put the tattoo? I want it to be somewhere people can see but I also want it to be somewhere easily covered so I won't have any proubles getting a job.
Anyways it's great to meet all of you. I'm so glad to see other people who love squirrels. (Most of my friends look at me like I'm insane)

Jackie in Tampa
02-04-2011, 01:38 PM
:Welcome :wave123

Did you release Bottles?
Do you have pics?
Welcome to TSB!

02-04-2011, 01:41 PM
:wave123 Hi--Taj!!:wave123

Welcome to The Squirrel Board--:Welcome
What a sweet story--and YES--pictures--love to see,"Bottles!"
:D FTN -Rachel:wave123

02-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Unfortunatly Bottles died of a heat stroke two weeks before I was going to release him. But I do have some really adorable pictures of him.
Here are some of my favorite pics.




02-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Hey this is a rough sketch of my tattoo idea what do you all think?


02-10-2011, 06:00 PM
i want a squirrel tattoo too. i am interested to see if anyone has ideas for you. Bottles sure was adorable!!

02-10-2011, 06:23 PM
Oh, my mother lives in AZ and the little round tailed ground squirrels are SO CUTE - and the babies...well, nothing should be that cute. I'm so sorry you lost him.

02-10-2011, 10:40 PM
Love your tattoo idea. I'm planning on squirrel prints on my shoulder (across back and on shoulder) here is my current tat of my Ginger as a baby - she has wings - #1 cuz she was rescued and she's a fairy but then #2 for all the little ones that don't make it 'squirrel angels'

Mrs Skul
02-11-2011, 05:14 AM
:wave123 Hi Squirrel_Girl Welcome to TSB.
Your little baby is gorgeous:Love_Icon Sorry to hear about the out come.
The sketch looks great! Have you thought of a picture of Bottles in cased in a hart with the foot prints? :thinking
Another could be foot prints walking across/through the hart. That is what these Squirrels do, once you fall for them.
Remember when you go to the tattoo artist ask them to draw what you are thinking. See what they come up with.
Then whip out the sketch you have drawn! :thumbsup3 They can come come up with some amazing drawings.
2ndHandRanchRescue That Tattoo of Ginger is absolutely :Love_Icon BEAUTIFUL!!! :thumbsup The foot prints over your shoulder sounds net.
Are you going to have the tracks leading to another Squirrel? :D

02-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Oh that tattoo is very sweet. My original idea for the tattoo was to have it look like Bottles was crawling up my arm but I thought that might be too complicated for a tattoo artist so I decided to go with a simpler idea.
I hadn't thought of having a picture of Bottles in the heart. That's a cool idea if I can find someone who can do it. But one of my ideas is to have a heart that looks kinda 3 dimentional and have the foot prints running across it be kinda indented :) I think that'll look cool but I'm not sure exactly what the capabilities of tattoo artists are so I need to talk to one.
Do any of you have any advice on where I should put the tattoo...I want to put it over my heart but I don't want it to seem trashy so I think I may go with my arm or my ankle


This is the one I was considering getting tattooed on my arm so it looks like he's climbing on it


and this is just another real cute picture of him

02-13-2011, 07:35 PM
That's a cute baby, SG.:Love_Icon

11-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Hey squirrel_girl, I know this is kind of an old post but I was looking up ideas for a tat for myself on google and saw your idea and fell in love! Well, anyways to get to the point; I was wondering if I could use part of your design to come up with my own. Like I said I fell in love with it and I wanted to ask for your permission, if you are still active.... Also, I saw you weren't sure what a tattoo artist could do; this came from a tat artist: "If you can draw it you can put it on skin." A 3d heart would be easy peezy for someone to put on because it's just a matter of shading... Anywho... I hope your still active and see this... lol