Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cody's Crew Tattoo

I just wanted to post the picture of my new Cody's Crew Tattoo... I went to the tattoo shop yesterday after work. The guy did a great job I think. I submitted a sketch of the drawing a few weeks ago. I didn't get a chance to meet the guy who was going to do it. So, all I asked was that the lettering stayed exactly the same. He could tinker with the drawing all he wanted. The lettering was done by Cody during his last chemo. Well, when I got there yesterday he had touched up the drawing a little and yes he redid the lettering. I asked that he do it the way I had it and explained why and he had no problem redoing it. I'm very happy with the work. This is the first tattoo I have gotten since 1979. It still hurts as much as it did back then... :)



You may have noticed that there is no "S" at the end of Cody. Well, that is the way he did it... So it's good enough for me...

31 comments:

The Leighton Family! said...

I never got the honor of meeting Cody but I bet he thinks this is very cool. It looks great!

TheHappyNeills said...

i like it.

Trish said...

I've always said that a tattoo should be something that is really important to you and something you absolultely believe in. This one is perfect.

Anonymous said...

It's awesome!!! And photographed well, too.

Juls said...

I love it. Very perfect indeed. I have only one tattoo, and it's literally an inch by inch butterfly, and it hurt like the dickens.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

A fan of tattoos myself, I think it's perfect. Cody's name and story will live on for a very long time. Thank you for sharing his journey through life with us.

Samantha said...

Very cool! I bet Cody would LOVE it! I love that they were able to keep Cody's writing style in the name...

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh!!! I freaking love it!!! I'm getting one in a week or so. I will send you a pic when its done! Love ya!

Corie

Sailor and Co said...

Thats great!!!!!!

Carrie said...

VERY cool!

Kathrin said...

I love it the way it is. (And I am not a Tatoo- lover). I am sure Cody loves it too.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! It looks so good for being so fresh.
Hugs and Love,
Lori

The Murrant-Johnson's said...

Mickey,

looks great. I am talking to Shirley about getting one. I would like to get the one that Chris designed. I'll email him and have him send it to me.

Lots of love to the entire family and Cody always in our hearts.

Love Ya,
Little Bro, Alan

Anonymous said...

Awesome tattoo and so perfect you insisted the writing and lack os s be as Cody made it!!I am sure it must hurt a bit. Do pray for your wife that she makes peace with Cody's passing all at her own pace.We all are so individual in reacting to loss. Peace to you and your family,God be with Cody. Les from Spring Hill Fl.

MangoAK said...

Mickey,

That is a really AWESOME tattoo!!! Besides being such an awesome design, the meaning behind it makes it even more awesome. I have five tattoos- three that are more special and have more meaning- though not near the meaning yours has- but every time I look at mine-their meaning is reinforced more.

Donna

BIG MO said...

The Tattoo is very nice and I'm
quite sure Cody is pleased and has
said " WAY TO GO DAD, THANKS !! "
What did the kids say about it? I
do have a ? though, who left the
'S out, CODY or the artist? I think
of you all very often every day.
LOVE & KISSES to you all. MOM

Saylorsmom said...

Love his lettering.
Very Cool!

Anonymous said...

Im sure Cody would be thrilled with your new ink! Blessings
Megan

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love it!!!!

Gettin Older said...

That is some cool ink. You are a braver man than I am....

karen said...

How proud Cody would be of his very brave Dad - not just for the tattoo!!

Anonymous said...

I love the tat! It's nice work.

Bruce

The Eadle Family said...

beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey dad. Love the new tattoo. I have talked to Lily and I am going to go get the same tattoo as soon as I have time off. Thinking about all of you! Love you guys.

Mickey Jr.

Monica Cassier said...

A nice tribute to your little pirate!

Anonymous said...

Mickey and Diane,

I know I haven't posted in a long while. I am sorry. Believe me it is not that I am in anyway forgetting about Cody or you all. I think of you all often.

Mickey I like the tatoo. Cody Crew all the way!

Susan and Jonathan

christianswithcancer said...

Awww, now you can carry him with you :-) I BET it hurt!!!

Anonymous said...

Mickey and Diane, thinking of you today and just wanted you to know that. Sending you hugs and, of course, hugs toward heaven for Cody!

Hugs, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

elizabethnyc said...

that's perfect, Mickey!

pwoodyj said...

Way to go Bro, awesome and just what he would have wanted. I'm confused though, did the artist use Cody's writing style or did he change it? Either way it looks great!

Dottie O said...

It looks good. Cody would love it. He would want one himself, I'm sure.