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.
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.
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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