For our next Tattoo Mama, let me introduce Chantel! Chantel is a mama of 1, Mr. Sully, who just turned 2 in October. Chantel has 3 tattoos, one of them being a coverup. She describes her first tattoo as a star with an American flag in it. To her, this signifies her 4th of July birthday. She thought this was a really "cool" idea, but alas this is the one that has been since covered up.
Chantel's favorite tattoo is "the tree on my left ribs. I was in a bad car accident when I was 16 and hit a tree with the car I was driving. I had 9 surgeries and over the years became a pretty big fan of pain pills. When I decided enough is enough and finally weaned myself off, this tattoo was my congratulations to myself. I didn't realize it until the tattoo artist was asking me how I got started on the pills and I started telling him the story about the car accident. He looked at me and said "so now you've come full circle." :) I've had it for 5 years." What a great tattoo to go along with a momentous life moment!
Chantel has luckily never had a negative response about her tattoos from anyone she associates with. She has gotten a lot of questions, but she finds people to be "pretty open about that kind of stuff." She would love more tattoos someday.
Chantel is a stay at home mom to her very sweet Sully! So technically, her boss doesn't have much to say about her tattoos! "Sometimes when I'm changing he will come up and touch my side and say "tree"." How cute!
Chantel says that "the best part about being a mommy is every day. The little things that might go unnoticed to some. Like a cute little look or when he reaches out to grab my hand. Seeing him learn and watching him interact with other kids. And the mooches!! There's nothing better in the whole world than when he says "yayu mama" before I even get a chance to say it first. And when he plants a big mooch on me, I just melt. OHhhh and the hugs! The big squeeze hugs when he puts his head on my shoulder!! Ok, so basically all of it! I love being a mommy!" Kudos to you Tattoo Mama Chantel! Keep up the awesome work!