I've always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do. Even with my tattoos, my mom went with me.
The 'believe' tattoo is because my mom always told me to believe.
My mom told me if I ever got a tattoo, she was going to take it off with a potato peeler.
When I turned 18, my mom, my nana and I all went and had tattoos of our favorite Bible verses put on the inside of our wrists. Mine is 1st Timothy, 4:12.
I got my first tattoo when I was 16 years old and I went with my mom to get it done - she has a bunch too so we're tattoo buddies now.
I'm too tough and sensitive to have to have some pubescent twerp with his mom's earring in his tongue, who combs his hair with Redi-Whip and has an Ani DiFranco tattoo on his shin, come show me how a computer works.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.