Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Teachers Inky Linky!!

This post might push the envelope a little bit, but Laurie from Chickadee Jubilee inspired me to host my very first linky party about... teacher tattoos! <gasp!> I know it's not a professional post, but we are on summer break after all. We're allowed a few posts on other subjects, right?! I've appropriately named this linky party the Teachers Inky Linky!

One of my guilty pleasures is watching shows like Miami Ink or LA Ink. I love hearing the stories and the meanings behind their tattoos. Most are truly a work of art, others... I'm not so sure. My tattoo is very special to me, because it was a present to myself on my 30th birthday. It represents my faith and my love of music. The lyrics in the banner are from a song called Lifesong by Casting Crowns.

Ok, now that I have shown you mine, you show me yours. BUT!! I do have a few ground rules for this linky:

1. Please use good judgment when posting pictures of your tat. If it's in a place where we have no business looking at it, then please don't. If it contains profanity or other vulgarities, please do not post it. You'd think I wouldn't have to have a disclaimer like this, but one can never guess. I'm covering my bases! :: smiles ::

2. Please DO share your pic and story as to why you got it and what it symbolizes.

Allrighty - let the inky linky fun begin! Please help me out by blogging about this linky party. Here's a fun badge created by Dana at Fun in 1st Grade. Be sure to stop by her blog and show some love! :)
Thanks for a great badge, Dana!! Fun in 1st Grade


38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! They become a bit addicting. Students are fascinated by them. Thank goodness, I don't have to cover them up:-) Love Casting Crowns.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Also, I adjusted my post, so I could link up here as well.

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    2. Laurie - Casting Crowns is one of my most favorite bands ever. Love their music and their message. And you are so right. They are addicting! I want to get a few more - one after our adoption is official, one to symbolize my passion for teaching.

      Thanks for linking up! :)

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  2. OK, I'm going to be your first to join the party! woohoo!! Gotta go take a picture!

    Marissa
    WILD About First Grade!

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    1. Marissa - Rock on! So glad you linked up! :)

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  3. OMG, this is an awesome linky! I have 3 tattoos & I really think it's becoming the norm, because I lot of teachers that I know have tattoos. I am linking up in the next few days! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Lisa -- woohoo!! I thought it would be a different spin on a linky and would be kind of fun for summer. :) I can't wait to read more about your tat!

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  4. What a neat idea for a linky. I love that you guys are sharing;) I have two myself but they are not new, I got mine in college, back in the late 80's, yikes! It definitely was not the norm, back then. It's no biggie today, especially in Hawaii. I love your blog design, are you a surfer?

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. Corrina - Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am not a surfer, but I've always wanted to learn. There isn't much opportunity for surfing in southwest Missouri! ;) I'll be checking out your blog soon! Thanks for commenting! :)

      Josh

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  5. I love this linky. I just linked up and am a new follower! Thanks so much.

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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    1. Brittany - Thanks for linking up and following! I honestly can say I was sure this linky would flop, but I'm pretty pleased even with 7 links. :) I'll be checking out your blog today!

      Josh

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  6. I just joined your party and linked up! I saw you are in Missouri... where at? I teach in St. Louis!

    Cyndi
    lacysletters.blogspot.com

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    1. Cyndi - Thanks for the link up and small world - I live just south of Springfield (Nixa), but will be teaching in Willard in a few short weeks. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to read your blog!

      Josh

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    2. I'm going to be in Union, Missouri next week for a Whole Brain Teaching Conference!

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  7. What a great idea! I just linked up and made a little graphic on my blog to link to you!
    Dana
    Enter my giveaway @ Fun in 1st Grade

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    1. Dana - Wow! Thank you so much! I can't wait to check it out! I'll be by soon!

      Josh

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  8. I love this idea. It's my first linky party ever mostly because I LOVE tattoos.

    Thanks,
    Vera
    aBLTadventure@gmail.com
    A BLT adventure

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    1. Vera - So great to have you link up!! :)

      Josh

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  9. I can't link up b/c I don't have ink! I like this linky party though! I teach in Missouri too, its a small world!

    Happy Blogging!
    -Brigid

    http://brigidsdailylessonlog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Brigid - Glad to "meet" a fellow Missourian! :) You could link up and talk about a tattoo you could get! lol - I'll find a way for you to link up. :)

      Thanks again!!

      Josh

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  10. Such a fun linky! I don't have any tattoos, so I can't link up, but like you I enjoy hearing the stories behind them!

    Jackie

    Third Grade's A Charm

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    1. Jackie - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comments! I also enjoy listening to the stories behind people's ink. It's a big reason why I like tattoos so much. I only have one, but I'd like to get more!

      Thanks again for visiting!

      Josh

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  11. I think it's such a fun idea for a linky! I have always wanted to get one-but it's too hard to decide what to get. I love reading about other people's choices though!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. I was nervous about that too. I mean, it is permanent after all! :) The more I look at my tat, the more I love it and I'm so glad I got it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Josh

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  12. Such a great idea for a linky! I'm currently planning a fun teacher-inspired one too!

    -Dede
    1stgradeevents.blogspot.com

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    1. Dede - I can't wait to see it! Thanks for stopping by for a visit! :)

      Josh

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  13. I was born in St. Joseph and taught in St. Louis for four years, so I consider myself Missourian! One day I'm going to get an owl tat with Phil. 4:13. O.W.L.S. Only With the Lords Strength! Love this Linky and I might run out and get some henna so I can join!!
    Jenny

    Owl Things First

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    1. Jenny - Very cool! I moved here from New York, but have spent most of my life here, so I'm in the same boat as you. :) Love the idea for a tat! Thanks for visiting!! :)

      Josh

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  14. Congratulations! I chose your blog for an award yesterday, that I noticed today you already received. But your blog is awesome, so double the award to you!. Come visit my blog at Keeping Up With First Grade to check it out!

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    1. Miss Schinke - Thanks!! I really appreciate the sentiment. I'll be by soon to check it out! Thanks for visiting! :)

      Josh

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  15. If I knew how to get that white box off from around the graphic I would :(. Sorry!

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    1. Dana - No worries! It's rockin' awesome just the way it is! :) Thanks so much for creating it!

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  16. I just linked up! What a fun linky!!!! I am a new follower and would love to have you check out my blog too!

    Cindy
    Krazy Kindergarten Teacher

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    1. Cindy - Thanks, and I just post a comment on your blog! Bless you for teaching kindergarten! lol :)

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  17. I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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    1. Thanks, Dani! I'm honored and humbled by your award! :)

      Josh

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  18. I'm loving this linky party! Tattoos are an amazing form of self expression and I appreciate that you did this party!! Thank you!!!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  19. I LOVE this linky... I wish I had a tattoo to link up! :)
    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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