I love tattoo day!
Every once in awhile, my daughter Jaelyn and I get the urge to go get tattoos. Mind you, it's been two years since we've gotten one, so it's not a bug that bites very often.
We have a couple of tattoos that have an element that is the same in them. Saturday was no different. We both got something that incorporated words in each of our dad's handwriting, and they each have the same flower as a part of the design.
I don't think we thought about this as we made the appointments, but it's pretty cool that we went the day before Father's Day. The funny thing is that neither my husband (Jaelyn's dad) nor my dad even like tattoos.
This is just something that Jaelyn and I enjoy going to do together. We have some similar tastes in designs and yet some very different ones. I like to think that our tattoos are both tasteful and meaningful to us.
I know that there are varying opinion about tattoos. You're either in the camp that doesn't like them at all or you're in the camp that loves them. There really isn't an in-between. I like it when someone asks us what our different tattoos mean, because there is a story for each one.
Jaelyn's tattoo says, "Hang Loose (in Jack's handwriting) will forever tell a story (in her handwriting)." When our kids were young, Jack always told them bedtime stories, and one of his running characters was Hang Loose.
Mine is a reflection of the nickname my dad has for me, Toad. When I was learning to crawl, I guess I would kind of hop around like a toad. I have always been Toad to my dad, and he's the only one who calls me this name. To this day, that's how he addresses me in cards, texts, and in person.
Even though I have no idea when we will go again, I will say this...a half sleeve MIGHT be in our future. :)
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