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you are my sunshine

My mama & I got matching tattoos! I never thought I'd see the day :] I got my first two tattoos behind my parents' backs when I was 18 because they always seemed against it. A couple years ago, however, my mom seemed interested in getting one. So we began figuring out & designing a concept, picked an artist whose style we loved, & set a date for when my mom would be in town. What better place than Portland for my mom to get her first tattoo? ;]

The original sketch & the stencil placed on my shoulder cap.

I got this little heart tattoo as well. It's the letter B (for Burton!) when tilted ;] I'm such a sap!

It's been almost 9 years since my last tattoo, but I'm happy to have another on my canvas. I'm sure these new ones won't be my last, either ;] This was such a wonderful experience I got to share with my mom & I'll be sharing more photos from her visit soon. But for now, I'm happy to cross another goal for 2014 off my list! Happy Monday, folks!


  1. To the moon and back ...
    I love you! ❤️ xoxo

    1. I love you, mama!! You are my sunshine :]

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    1. Thanks, Fee :] I think I should've been a tattoo artist instead of an art teacher. They make so much money!