By eternal connectivity in the tattoo relevance, I would be referring to the significance of matching tattoos. There is something so comforting about having the exact same piece as someone else who holds so much significance to you. Being that I actually have 3 matching tattoos with people (My mother and both my best friends) I feel as though we are connected even more so than usual due to them.
Though the popularity of them has risen, the underlying meanings of them are all different and unique which is why they are so appreciated. As you can tell I have 3 very different tattoos that are actually some of my most significant. Each tattoo tells a story in general but I feel as though when you have a matching one it doesn’t just tell a story, but an adventure of life. They tell a journey with the other person, the struggles, the good, the bad, the happy, the ugly, and the love you have for them.
There is something so special about having this unspoken bond with someone that lasts forever. All it takes is a glance down at your ink and a smile pops across your face because you think of how much that one person means to you and hopefully they do the same. The matching ones I do have I always looked down at and grin because I think of a memory about me and that person I have such a bond with. They are special and should be cherished.
Many hesitate when they consider getting similar tattoos. Now as I see it, family is forever, your friends may come and go but if you found the right ones, they will never leave, and well significant others…. that is where the caution should be raised due to the uncertainty of the future. It is all within your heart and if cherishing that special someone means getting a matching tattoo, then so be it.
So I would like to introduce everyone to my older sister Suzie. Now she is 27 years old and is at this point covering herself in what her and I both love, tattoos. She has over 25 tattoos and is currently working on completing her one sleeve as of right now.
As you can see here, her arm and some of her hand has been done thus far and will be completed by early next year. She has been one of the biggest inspirations on my life as far as growing up and she has held my hand through almost everything. My sister has given me so much advice and knowledge about tattoos, her meanings, and why she has such a passion for them that it alluded to my current love for them as of right now. She goes to the same artist that was posted in my second post, Hans of Fast Times in Belmar. As a vegetarian, she swears by Eternal Ink which that shop highly promotes and invests a lot of time and money into this project of her.
Done by Hans back in January of 2014, her love of the Little Mermaid is really shown here as she wanted to incorporate the most significant part of her childhood on her body. Done using all vegan ink, shockingly as of today all of the color is still rich and beautiful over the course of almost three years. The ink has gone through multiple sunburns, rashes, and everyday wear and tear and is still as vibrant as when she first got the piece done.
Still done by all of the same artist, my sister has grown a taste of making her sleeve as colorful and fun as she can be. Shockingly enough all of these fun and girly tattoos have significant meanings behind them. The T-Rex shows who she is as a person, the joke being she has short arms and being a short girl with a slight temper, she is like a tiny dinosaur. As her sister…..this is more than accurate. The duck was for bath time as a kid in which are grandmother would sing to us as little girls while bathing and of course, rubber ducky you are the one…you make bath time so much fun! Further down you can see Bubbles from the Powderpuff Girls, her zodiac symbols and there are much more!
All together my sister has a unique outlook on tattoos. She does not care what they will sag into as we get older but rather she believes it will make her more of a beautiful person in return. Her tattoos are vibrant and fun and there is nothing too serious that appears on her arms which really shows her personality. She loves to be loud and vivid and her favorite; magical. She is the most magical human being I ever got to meet and I am so happy that it happens to be in my blood and be my sister.