True love lasts forever. This statement is even truer if you decide to permanently ink yourself with an image, name or other symbol of your love for someone or something.
As for me, I’m pretty impulsive and getting tattoos just isn’t a big deal. They don’t always symbolize love, but the most recent tattoo does, in fact, symbolize my deep love for something: Taco Time ranch. Whether or not I will regret this when I’m 80 years old is still up in the air, but for now, I wear my heart on my sleeve (forearm).
I’m not the only one. I know people who love sports teams so much they’ve adorned their calves with their team’s logo. Portraits of one’s children are by far the most popular inking display of affection I’ve seen. I’ve even seen a dog tat here and there. Here’s a sampling of some locals who show their love loud and proud:
Jamie Vogel – “joseph” – the tattoo on her foot is her son’s name in his own adorable handwriting.
Abbey Flynn, Lewiston – the tattoo is in the handwriting of her dad who died when she was 11, taken from a note he had written her.
Dan Prasil, Clarkston – he loves hotdogs — but don’t forget the mustard.
Karen Haskew, Lewiston – the tattoo is her mother’s name, in her mother’s handwriting. Kay died when Karen was young.
Chris Freeman DeWitt, Lewiston – she received matching tattoos with her daughter, and getting matching mother-daughter tattoos definitely symbolizes love.
Michael Jones, Lewiston – his love for Ariel runs wide and it runs deep. It also makes his nieces really happy, and he loves them more than Ariel.
Bill Stellmon, Lewiston – a heart with a banner and his name along with his wife’s name. On the bottom is their anniversary date.
Ruthie Prasil, Clarkston – I do, actually, have a tattoo (more than one) for my husband, Danny. Here are his initials – a lowercase “d” attached to an uppercase “P,” blocked out. Knucks.
Lana and Derek McArthur, Lewiston – Each year on their anniversary they get tattoos together. They each got a key to each other’s heart.