First of all, my mother is SO beautiful. Yup- it's true.
And I don't just say that for the brownie points. You see, my mom and I have been through a similar journey in life. We grew up in a house of 5 males. We were totally out numbered! In time, we have learned to embrace our femininity. To really understand it, embrace it, and be a woman with the highest of integrity. I watch her constantly flow through the ups and downs of life with patience and perseverance. Barely flinching.
This last tattoo I did for my mom, was actually her third one (she makes me count it this way and it makes me smile~ she counts 1 tattoo per eye, since she has upper eyeliner!) since I have started my practice. She has always been so supportive of the choices that I make, and always so nurturing to my creativity and whatever it is that comes of it. This particular tattoo was so special for me. My mom and I have bellydanced together for a couple years now~ & this particular tattoo was created to symbolize a traditional henna tattoo, which is often seen gracing the bodies of bellydancers everywhere. Henna is a very common temporary art form in India, used to adorn the female figure in times of celebration.
Tattooing my mom was very special to me. I knew this was unlike anything she had ever done before, (or even thought she would ever do!), and she went into it with a trust and gusto like no other! I love the idea of being with her always. This tattoo will serve as a reminder of our journey together, and how amazing it is to have been blessed with such an amazing family.