On the radio this morning they posed a question that I would love to see you guys answer-

If you had to get a tattoo today that was one word or picture that would sum up your life or personality, what would it be? 

(Remember it can only be ONE word or ONE object.)

70 Comments on What is Your “One Word”?

  1. Cass
    March 24, 2008 at 7:38 pm (10 years ago)


    Sometimes I need a reminder to do this so I think a tattoo would be appropriate.

  2. Rhea
    March 24, 2008 at 7:59 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow, ask an easy question, why don’t ya? This is HARD! I like Cass’s answer above. That’s a good one. Maybe I’d like the Infinity symbol…because life contains so much possibility and promise…endless hope. Oh, HOPE is a good word too. This is my answer for now, but I’m going to keep thinking about this one for a while…

  3. MammaLoves
    March 24, 2008 at 8:06 pm (10 years ago)


    All that is important to me and what I hope I give.

  4. Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants
    March 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm (10 years ago)


    You know the Dave Matthews song “two step”?
    “Celebrate we will, ’cause life is short & sweet for certain.”

  5. Natalie
    March 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm (10 years ago)

    My first inclination would be “Fool”, but that’s just my frame of mind right now. Cass’s answer is mind blowingly perfect.

  6. all things BD
    March 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm (10 years ago)

    Cass stole my answer. I would totally have Breathe tattooed somewhere. I made a bracelet for myself after my dad died that said that, and silly as it seems, it helped. Never thought of making it permanent, but now I’m thinking…

  7. Jerseygirl89
    March 24, 2008 at 8:38 pm (10 years ago)

    About 15 years ago, I got an ivy vine tattooed around my ankle, to signify my idealistic belief in the power of education and my desire to teach. I still like it, but now I’d get something that meant mother.

    Although I think I NEED Cass’ breathe tattoo.

  8. Christy
    March 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I would have to say mother. But I have been wanting a tattoo for about a year that says I was born to do this, and then one day I seen a pic of Jenna Jameson and she had that on her back. Gee mom or pornstar? The world shall never know.

  9. Christina
    March 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm (10 years ago)

    An Irish trinity knot. It symbolizes my heritage and my belief that everything is connected.

    If it had to be a word? I’d probably go with Hope.

  10. shuey6
    March 24, 2008 at 9:18 pm (10 years ago)


  11. Cheryl
    March 24, 2008 at 11:09 pm (10 years ago)

    It would have to be the Yin/Yang symbol.

  12. Amanda
    March 25, 2008 at 7:55 am (10 years ago)

    oh, just one word.. that is hard… it would probably be LIVE or LEARN, but i would do them in greek.

  13. ali
    March 25, 2008 at 1:22 pm (10 years ago)


  14. Diane
    March 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm (10 years ago)

    So the days I take it for granted I can look at it and it can remind me.

  15. Amy
    March 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm (10 years ago)

    I already have mine, in fact I have quite a few but my most significant to me is the rather large guardian angel that takes up all of my upper back, he is there because I am a survivor and I am certain I couldn’t have made it this far in my life alone.

  16. TX Poppet
    March 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm (10 years ago)

    “Siorran” It’s Scot’s Gealic for eternal. Spouse had it engraved in my wedding band to signify eternal love. Feel free to sigh.

  17. Kim
    March 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm (10 years ago)


  18. Kerry
    March 25, 2008 at 4:05 pm (10 years ago)

    I wold get my monogram 🙂

  19. Jamie E
    March 25, 2008 at 6:11 pm (10 years ago)

    can I be totally weird and say a clock face with no hands…..

  20. Mrs. Mustard
    March 25, 2008 at 6:20 pm (10 years ago)


    The day I became a mother.

  21. Sara
    March 26, 2008 at 7:21 am (10 years ago)

    I’d go with Balance.

    i’m always struggling to maintain balance in my life, balance of being a woman, a mother, a lover, a daughter. And then also maintaining a balance between manic episodes and depressive episodes. So Balance would be my word

  22. justmylife
    March 26, 2008 at 9:04 am (10 years ago)

    (My son has the biohazard tat) Me, I would say it would have to be Chit. That’s how I feel today!

  23. Mrs. Schmitty
    March 26, 2008 at 10:12 pm (10 years ago)


    Just kidding…I would have my children’s names in a circle.

  24. Mrs. R
    March 27, 2008 at 11:54 am (10 years ago)

    My initial word was “ooops…”

    But Mrs. Fussypants came up with a great word, so I’m going to have to go with her.

  25. Stephanie Chance
    March 27, 2008 at 3:29 pm (10 years ago)

    I got a crab. It’s my zodiac symbol and describes my mood most of the time. 🙂

  26. mah-meeee
    March 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m new to your blog, but I can’t help but to put in my two cents…


    Because now after having two kids, I realized that having faith in everything that I do is so important because sometimes when I don’t think I can make it, I need to have faith that everything will all work out.

  27. Becky
    March 28, 2008 at 9:12 am (10 years ago)

    Just one word OR one picture? I would have to do a tat then with the faces of my children. Because I have one picture with all four of them in it then this would be one.
    If I had to choose a word I would want Mommie.

  28. Sarcastic Mom
    March 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m still planning on getting my tattoo one day. 😉

    It’s a Lotus Flower. Pretty obvious at first (my name)… but it also symbolizes for me beauty in nature, something I’m very fond of.

  29. Senora Patron
    March 28, 2008 at 8:53 pm (10 years ago)

    One object – a dragonfly. I actually have that tattooed on the inside of my arm – right where it bends at the elbow.

    Senora Patron
    bloghoppin’ and sippin’ on a Friday nite cuz my life is just THAT exciting. ☺

  30. MizFit
    March 29, 2008 at 5:50 am (10 years ago)

    this morning with bebe up at 3?



  31. Velveteen Mind Megan
    March 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm (10 years ago)


    Though lately I’ve been thinking it should be “Listen.”

    In both cases, I keep my mouth shut, first and foremost.

  32. J
    March 29, 2008 at 10:38 pm (10 years ago)

    The word that I identify with the most is “Kindness”, but that doesn’t make for a very cool tattoo, does it?

  33. Ashley Ladd
    March 30, 2008 at 7:44 pm (10 years ago)

    A heart. To signify those I love and also romance as I’m a romance writer.

    I found your site through the Weekend Blog Hoppers’.

    Fun question, not that I’d ever get a tattoo in real life.

  34. Karen Putz / DeafMom
    April 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm (10 years ago)

    Mine would be: “Imagine.” This word in American Sign Language has a beautiful sign.

  35. Stephanie
    April 2, 2008 at 10:17 am (9 years ago)


    With the exclamation point.

    Just came across your blog. Like it. Stop by mine.

  36. Jen E
    April 3, 2008 at 10:43 am (9 years ago)

    A picture would be a thorny rose–pretty but with a bite. I don’t know about a word but I really like “Breathe” since so many times I need to stop, breathe and calm myself before I say something that I shouldn’t. 🙂

  37. Cricket
    April 3, 2008 at 5:16 pm (9 years ago)


    And, if you want my opinion, ALL ladies should have this tattoo 😉

  38. Daddy Papersurfer
    April 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm (9 years ago)

    This is a long way to travel at my age …… tsk …….. anyway it would be a puppet on a string manipulated by you apparently …….. double tsk

  39. jeff zbar
    April 7, 2008 at 7:00 am (9 years ago)

    So many traits, so few word(s). Does a hyphen count? Rock-On. What about an acronym? WTF. I guess “Lively,” would be mine – as told to me by the fortune cookie fortune I received years ago and still carry in my wallet (“You have a lively family”).

    Yet in truth, mine would have to be, “Doghouse,” as that’s where my wife would summarily banish me to if I EVER came home with a tattoo…

  40. Tyler @ Building Camelot
    April 11, 2008 at 8:47 pm (9 years ago)

    It would have to be “Relax”…I’m way too uptight and could use some serious relaxation.

  41. jamie
    April 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm (9 years ago)


  42. Wacky Mommy
    April 18, 2008 at 1:04 pm (9 years ago)

    My daughter’s would be: SUPER GRANNY ROCKS! with hearts around it.

    Mine would be a pic of the Statue of Liberty

  43. bec
    May 9, 2008 at 8:06 am (9 years ago)

    It would be an image of a butterfly. generic I know, but it’s what I’ve always wanted for a tattoo and it is a wonderful symbol of the transformation of life, physically and spiritually. The one I have picked out is considered a Russian butterfly. not quite sure why. It has sharp edges and still looks soft and feminine.

  44. Olivia
    May 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm (9 years ago)


  45. jy
    February 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm (9 years ago)


  46. Jennifer
    March 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Serendipity. it means when you come across something that is completely and utterly fortunate while looking for something else entirely. And, usually, what you find is better than what you were originally looking for. Pretty much,it’s life, summed up in one word.

  47. mellisalamay
    April 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm (6 years ago)

    cuz thats what life is all about… spreading your wings and flying, and living out your dreams.

  48. M
    July 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm (6 years ago)

    a phoenix

  49. Jason
    December 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm (6 years ago)

    either omnipotent(all powerful), omniscient(all knowing), or omnipresent(all places at all times)

  50. Amanda
    January 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Paradise – searching for MY paradise. Metaphorically speaking. 🙂

  51. Roxane
    April 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I have ” unbreakable”

  52. daria
    April 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m only 16 now, but I’ve wanted a tattoo since I was 12, because they are expensive I’m going to ask my parents to pay for one word “unique” on my ankle or hip(help me decide!) for my 18th birthday ^_^
    I think that it would be nice to have a reminder that I’m the one and only)

  53. MAYA
    May 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm (5 years ago)

    “Fabulous” or “blessed” would be my word

  54. Kendra
    July 6, 2012 at 1:41 am (5 years ago)


  55. Kendra
    July 6, 2012 at 1:44 am (5 years ago)


  56. pia
    August 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I have IMAGINE and I love it 😀

  57. nicole
    November 14, 2012 at 3:12 am (5 years ago)



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