All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.

I can definitely see the resemblance here.  This photo was titled “Mother Tattoo” and was inked by Ryan Hadley out of Ryan Hadley Studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   (The quote I used in this title is attributed to Abe Lincoln.)


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26 thoughts on “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.

  1. Oh shit! I know this girl! I grew up in Fort Wayne. She went to school with my best friend and I went to their senior prom with him. Small world.

  2. I’ve got another post queued up for the morning. If I hadn’t spent the whole night feeling sick to my stomach, I might have gotten some work done and maybe even prepared more posts but alas, it was not meant to be.

  3. well, i appreciate it :) the contest videos just got a bit tedious. and i rely on modblog for my daily(ish) fix.

  4. deab, well then I guess it’s a good thing that the tattoo is on her and not you.

    i wouldn’t want a picture of a dead parent of mine on me, either. but it looks amazing.
    and she’s super pretty.
    the lettering tattoo looks really nice too.

  5. @16 While I agree with you *shudder*

    this is happy scenario. the portrait is easy on the eyes and I LOVE the chest piece

    if she wants her twin-lookin mom on her arm, that’s what she wants! I wish I loved my mom that much!

  6. Thanks for all the comments guys. The photo was taken for a tattoo exhibit, so the photographer was trying to get the whole “daughter/mother” vibe. Granted, it was my first tattoo and I wanted to get a portrait of someone I wouldn’t ever regret getting. She isn’t dead, though. She just means a lot to me and had to go through a lot to get to America from Vietnam during the war.

    I do get “Is that a portrait of you?” on your arm almost everyday. Even though it gets annoying, I don’t regret it for a minute.

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