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Wild Flower Tattoos

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Arthur

Down the middle of Arthur's chest.

Two Poppies

 

Along his spine, low enough to hide beneath his collars.
An osmunda regalis fern, to be specific, for the Slavic mythological meanings.

Fern

 

Down his whole left side, underneath his arm.

Cherry Blossom Branch

 

Multiple versions on right side, underneath his arm.

Wildflower Bunch

 

Starting on left shoulder blade, wrapping around to front of left shoulder and stretching down across left pec.

Hydrangea Blossoms

 

Over right pec, near inside of pec.

Flower Bouquet with Poppy

 

Up left and right front of ribs.

Ribcage Blackline Bouquets

 

Around belly button, with the following words floating between other small flowers.

Pansy Wreath

 

These words (minus "Cancer") floating between the following small flowers.

So Much and So Little Distance

 

Small flower number one, over words on stomach.

Small Flower

 

Small flower number two, underneath words on stomach. 

Small Poppy

 

Small flower number three, stretching over and under words on stomach. 

Vibrant Flower

 

Small flower number four, just the blossom, buds, and a bit of stem, over words on stomach. 

One Carnation

 

Small flower number five, underneath words on stomach. 

Washed Out Flowers

 

Small flower number six, weaving between words on stomach. 

Raspberry with Blossoms

 

Over right hip bone with the words from the next picture in the same color around the petals.

Water Lily

 

These words (minus "Pisces") around the above water lily petals.

Crisp Winter's Day

One blossom over left hipbone.

Queen Anne's Lace

 

Connecting hipbone and stomach tattoos. 

Grass Sprays

 

Just the rose, hidden on Arthur's right inner thigh.
This was his first one, because he figured that if someone was seeing his junk, they would either not be in dream share, or probably be distracted enough to miss the tattoo.
Eames is incredibly distracted by it, for entirely different reasons.

Tiny Traditional Rose

 

 

Eames

Eames got this one a few years before Wild Flower.
He got the heart done as a favor, on the bottom of his left foot.
He did the lettering himself, poked it into the bottom of his right foot.
Because we all know he's been in love with Arthur for years. 

Nice Heart

 

This is one Eames definitely got since meeting Arthur, under his left pec, hidden in chest hair.
It reads "Massive Hangover"  (lit: Ale Has Killed Me) in Irish Ogham.
No way he's dealt with that much unrequited love without hangovers.
Eames crosses his arms and rubs it when Arthur is being especially tedious.
Or especially lovely.
Ever notice how much he crosses his arms?

Ale has Killed Me

  

Arthur and Eames

 

 Tiny, on their right wrists, one white poppy each to represent sleep, where they spend so much time together.

Sleep

 

Tiny, on their left wrists, one peach blossom for each of them with a miuscule peach at the end of the stem.
The blossom means, "I am your captive" and the peach means, "Your qualities, like your charms, are unequalled".

Captive

 

Minuscule peach to go at end of above tattoo's stem.

Unequalled Charms

 

Arthur uses skin paint and rolls his sleeves up a lot.
No one else can figure out why Eames and Arthur keep disappearing whenever this happens.