arm art

2014-04-25 14.59.14

Several months ago I was given a writing assignment—a handwriting assignment. Write “all things. . .” Quinn had finally decided on the tattoo she wanted, and she asked for my participation. I have several handwritings, so I needed to give her options. Once she chose which handwriting she liked best, I gave her another full sheet of choices, since she’ll be looking at it the rest of her life.

“all things. . .” is taken from a verse in scripture that has come to mean a lot to Quinn. Romans 8:28 (NIV)— “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Today’s date 8-28 adds significance to the timing of this post. (You’re right, there’s no helping some people.)

She took her time. The sheet of options rested on a table at the Andersons’, and now and then someone would offer an opinion.

Quinn and Tera up to no good 6-26-14

Then one day this selfie showed up on Facebook. Its caption: “Quinn and Tera up to no good.”

Quinn's wrist - before

And a few minutes later this showed up on my phone: “Before”

Quinn's wrist - after

Then: “After”

final tattoo

All healed and looking just as she’d hoped. Good thing, huh? Tattoos have the element of permanency, and it’s right where she’ll see it. But, then, that might be the point.


Marissa made this “amen” for her mama.

I’m still curious about Tera’s permanent expression*.

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Dusty's tat

Here’s Dusty’s.

T's tat

And Taylor’s.

(Not all of our family ink is sharable.)

*Tera posted her tat for me on Facebook.


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2 Responses to arm art

  1. Pam MacDonald says:

    I like the ink you and Mauri have the best!

  2. Ridgely says:

    You look so very official and professional in the top photo! I always wanted to have nice handwriting…my mother’s was amazing, but my hands just don’t seem to want to do what my brain wants them to do, they have a life of their own!

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