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    Quote Originally Posted by scotchef38 View Post
    Personally i think it depends how far back you are talking.If it is great,great,great,great grandfather stuff i find it a bit of a stretch .In the end nobody is going to be offended and its your skin and your choice so if it makes you happy go for it.As far as I am concerned the more Scots the better and our quest for global domination grows stronger.I wouldnt start claiming you are the son of Donald though and asserting ownership of the Golden arches.
    Most of my dad's side of the family was English, but there is this big swath of the 19th century where there was a big Scottish infusion. I went from not knowing anything about my family history on my dad's side (estrangement, etc), to having this huge document going back 600 years in great detail. It's a little overwhelming.

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    At the end of the day I personally would have a design made of what you are thinking of getting and then look at it for a month or so if you still really love it than go for it. At least thats how I have gone about my tattoo's and as long as it isn't a negative tattoo who cares what other think as long as you are happy with it.

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    Sounds like the making of a perfect tattoo. A part of you that will never change. And the opportunity to document your excitement permanently.

    As someone with very few living relatives, the opportunity to learn of my family history would be a cherished experience.
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    Ive been think of doing the same thing for a few years, just haven't found the right artest yet....
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    Well, I'm gonna start giving this some real thought, and see what I can come up with. Probably not something I want to jump in to, I've seen too many ugly pieces for that. Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    Most of my dad's side of the family was English, but there is this big swath of the 19th century where there was a big Scottish infusion. I went from not knowing anything about my family history on my dad's side (estrangement, etc), to having this huge document going back 600 years in great detail. It's a little overwhelming.
    19th century would tie in with the Highland clearances where entire villages where kicked off their land and replaced by sheep.Consequently it was a period of mass emigration to America,Canada and Australia.It basically ended the Clan system as a way of life and led to the loss of identity of long lived culture.In many ways cultural practices are preserved better through those who emigrated than those who stayed.

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    This is our Scottish clan crest with the motto nil desperandum ( means never despair) as seen on my fathers arm. I have it on my shoulder blade, my uncle and grandad have it too. Name:  ImageUploadedByKitchen Knife Forum1392710864.588434.jpg
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    history is full of spilled blood and stories swept under the carpet. If we are ashamed of our past why acknowledge it.

    Do what makes you and your wife happy, in the end that is all that matters.

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    Well many Tattoo's are a tribal thing.Plus Scot's being a seafairing sort ended up in New Zeland and Hawaii were Tattoo's are rampant.

    Scotchef when I was a kid.Many extended family of Sinclair clan lived around the same area & families pooled their resourses.Most was Fishing,farming,boatbuilding.Lots of animals.We would have clan reunions every year with great spreads of food.

    Scots certainly have a large per capa hold on original inventions.No chance of world domination. Actually our American culture is getting more chop suey mixed races poi dogs kids true in my extended family.It's all good

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    Heard recently they found 300,000 year old remains there...
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