For the Love of a Son - My Sister and Brother (In-Law) Get Their First Tattoos
By Karen L. Hudson
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Jessica and Gabriel
My sister (in-law) Jessica and her son, Gabriel
This is my sister, Jessica. Actually, I don't have any siblings of my own - she is my husband's sister - but Jessica has informed me that I really don't need to include the "in law" part - nasty stigma attachment and we actually like each other. So, my SISTER Jessica gave birth to this beautiful baby boy in December, 2005. Jessica has been wanting a tattoo since she was at least 16, and her mom and I somehow convinced her to wait until she turned 18. But on her 18th birthday, Jessica was pregnant with little Gabe here and had to put the tattoo idea on the back burner again. After he was born, she decided she still wanted a tattoo and this time she knew exactly what she wanted - a reproduction of his footprints from the hospital.