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Just Another Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience!

What constitutes a once-in-a-lifetime experience?

I’ve been going back and forth on this for a while now, with my mom.….

…….and debated on whether or not to bring my kids.

But realized, this would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them and me.

And my rather stubborn, 74-year old mother was not going to change her position anyway.

With or without me………………….

…………she was getting a tattoo!

Great job, Pepper -Thanks!

She – we, LOVE her first tat!

Not only did Pepper do a fantastic job on my mom’s tattoo. Everyone at Graceland was really nice to all of us. They let my kids sit on a couch close enough to be able to watch the process and they played Irish music in the shop while Pepper was inking Nana’s shamrock.

A little “shell-shocked”, they had no idea they were going to watch their Nana get a tattoo! Life is full of surprises!

When I asked my kids what was going through their minds while Nana was getting her tattoo, my daughter said:

I was thinking, ‘Oh great, now mom is going to want one, too!’

So maybe that will make for two “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences.  We’ll see.

Have you ever taken somebody to get a tattoo?

Photo Credits: ©Karen Szczuka Teich & http://www.takingtheworldonwithasmile.com

  1. singleworkingmomswm
    October 2, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Ha! I knew it! I knew if I read this post before heading to bed I would have a smile on my face…how did I know it? Well, I’ve come to look forward to your Saturday night posts, goshdarnit! My mom got her first one when she was in her 60’s, and now she has tons (almost in her 70’s)…of little ones that is…all over her arms, ankles, and even one on her chest! I got my first tat when I was 24…just before getting sober (a last hurrah, nah…), and have since (over the course of 13 years) gotten two more. I love it, love the suprise of it being your mom…what a great post to share, and the pics were awesome! Thanks, Karen! Your mom rocks!! 🙂 And,ya, I say go for it, yourself…once, twice, or thrice in a lifetime. 🙂


  2. October 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Kasey! I look just as forward to your comments (and posts)!! Thanks so much! It was a thrill to be there w/ my kids and yes, I am definitely thinking about it!


  3. Veronica
    October 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I’m not the least bit surprised she did this! You always have to expect the unexpected with Nana.


    • October 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

      You got that right, Veronica! She’s sooooo Nana!!


  4. October 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Yeah? So…. are you?????


    • October 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

      If I do Rumpydog…..you can be sure I’ll blog about it!


  5. Heidi
    October 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    That’s my MOMMA!!!! 🙂


  6. October 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Very cool! Your Mom is one hip lady. I have three myself and each one means something. Now it’s your turn Karen!


    • October 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      I think your right on all accounts, Karl!


  7. mom
    October 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

    l love your blog, the pictures are great, Dad is not to happy about the tattoo, he will get over it.


  8. October 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thanks mama! And yeah….he’ll get over it…or not.


  9. singleworkingmomswm
    October 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hi, Karen,

    I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Check out my latest post today! http://singleworkingmomswm.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/i-did-it-kind-of/ You deserve it!


    • October 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      WooHoo!! Thank you, SWM!! Really. Thank you.


  10. Meg
    October 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I love tattoos


    • October 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      I think I do too now, Meg!


  11. October 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Nicely done. The tattoo and the post. Great payoff in both!


  12. October 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks, Aimee!


  13. LKD
    October 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Such a cool family you have! Really. This made me smile. Ha!


  14. October 15, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Thanks LKD!


  15. October 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Oh, wow! how crazy is that! I’m tickled by it, really.
    I’ve never taken anyone to get a tat. I actually just decided that *I* want one. Weird for anyone who knows me. I used to be kind of anti-tattoo (for myself) while I admired well-done tattoos on others. Wanna take me for mine? I’d like your mom to be there too. She seems purrrr-rit-tyyyyy cool!


    • October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Ha, Ha!! Yes, I would take you!! I also feel now that my mom got one….I HAVE to as well. So who knows, maybe we can take each other!! Thanks for reading & commenting!


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