Mother Daughter Tattoos

Mother Daughter Tattoos

When I was in elementary school, my friends and I used to talk about what kind of moms we would be when we grew up. We all said that we would be “cool moms” who would let our kids do anything they wanted. Now that I’m an adult, I’m so appreciative that my mom was not the “cool mom”. She was a mother first and a friend second. She expected the best out of me, but never expected too much. Honestly, she was, and still is, the perfect mom and I’m happy to call her my best friend.

My mom’s favorite flower is the peony, and about a year ago I asked her what she thought about me getting a tattoo of one. She liked the idea, but I never really went forward with it because I’m in college and tattoos are expensive. A few months ago, she sent me a photo of a dainty pink peony. It was perfect. We decided we would both get one.

Fast forward to last Wednesday, the day of our appointment. We got our tattoos done at Wolf Creek Tattoos in Waverly, Iowa, and we both loved it! The atmosphere was relaxed, the studio was clean, and the artists were all very friendly! It was kind of funny because there were a couple other groups who were getting mother daughter tattoos at the same time we were.

Mother Daughter Tattoos

Mother Daughter Tattoos

Getting a matching tattoo with my mom was definitely a great bonding experience. I mean, we both got the same picture permanently drawn onto our arms. If that’s not bonding, I don’t know what is!

Our tattoos turned out so wonderfully! The detailing was intricate, the colors were exactly what we wanted, and they were exactly what we were looking for.

I understand that not all of you like tattoos, so I’m not going to preach that you and a person you’re close with should get matching ones. What I’ll say instead is that if you really appreciate someone, you should find a way to let them know. Spend time with them, bond with them. You’ll treasure those moments forever.

Mother Daughter Tattoos

If you do decide to get matching tattoos with someone, make sure you follow your artist’s aftercare instructions carefully! Wash it every day, apply lotion regularly, and don’t pick at it when it scabs over! Your tattoo artist will give you more specific instructions, but those are the basics.

Have any of you guys gotten mother daughter tattoos? Or any sort of matching tattoos with somebody? Let me know in the comments!

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24 Replies to “Mother Daughter Tattoos”

  1. Awwww…I love you! 💕 It was a great day and I’m so glad we did it! 🌷

    1. Love you too, Mom! 🙂

  2. that is so so awesome that you were able to get a matching tattoo with your mom! my family always jokes about getting family tattoos, but we never have actually gone through with it haha! x, kenz

    1. Haha, maybe you will someday!

  3. My mom wasn’t a “cool mom” either and I couldn’t be more thankful!! These are so pretty!


    1. Thank you Tori!

  4. Aw your tattoos are so lovely! I think it’s so amazing that you got a matching one with your mom! Mine would never do that, but I agree with you: when we care about someone, we should let them know!

    1. Thank you Amelie!

  5. I don’t have any tattoos and don’t think I ever will- but I like learning the stories behind others’! What a precious story with these ones!

    xoxo A

    1. Thanks Annaliese! I agree, I love the stories behind tattoos!

  6. Love the tattoos! I wish my mom would get one with me, it’s such a great memory!

    Greta |

    1. It’s an amazing memory!

  7. These are so sweet! I don’t have any tattoos but I’m glad you have an amazing person behind yours!

  8. I’ve been wanting to get a matching tattoo with my mom but I’m so afraid of needles! You tattoo is so pretty and turned out well!

    1. One of my friends is afraid of needles but she did just fine with getting a tattoo! Thanks Amanda!

  9. Awe I love it! They came out so great and such a special experience to share!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  10. This is so special! You will always have this to share!

    xx, Jamie

    1. Thanks Jamie, I’m glad I have this day to remember!

  11. What a special tattoo! Love the design of it and it’s always so fun to hear the meaning behind tattoos,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  12. Wow thats really awesome that you and your mom got matching tattoos! So fun:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    1. Thank you Hannah!

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