a small insight into my life: wife-mom-football-fitness-politics-religion~upcycle
I collect art.
One of a kind, custom pieces of art.
I keep them with me everywhere I go.
My parents are super supportive and beyond words amazing. I have been working on ideas for a tattoo to honor them for quite some time.
I have a fantastic relationship with my mom. She is very strong & super opinionated. I’ve never met another person who loves harder than she does. She is an amazing seamstress and some of my best memories of her are the super creative Halloween costumes she always made us as children. Of course, at the time I wanted the plastic, power ranger suit with the awful one dimensional mask like my friends had. But looking back I was so lucky to have unique homemade costumes.
When my niece and son were born we BEGGED her to make costumes…. She didn’t disappoint
So I decided the perfect “Mom” tattoo would be a sewing machine.
I’m a totally Daddy’s girl. My dad is awesome and hilarious. We are very similar and yet very different. One passion we both share is playing craps. It was super easy to come up with ideas for my “dad” tattoo. Dice & poker chips.
My parents are not a fan of my art collecting, my mom calls tattoos “trailer trash”….. Needless to say, I was a tad nervous showing them my newest additions.
I walked into their house, held up my arm and said, “look mom!” She sank back in her chair and said, “why would you do that?!?”
I told her to put on her glasses and take a look.
She immediately softened up.
A slight smile came across her face.
Wow!! Mom didn’t tell at me!!
She said, “still trailer trash”
My dad doesn’t seem to mind my tattoos as much as mom, “that’s nice” is all he said.
I tried to convince him to get a craps tattoo with my name…. “NOT” was all he would say.