Sisters matching tattoos

Once upon a time, Emily and I wanted to get matching tattoos. For quite awhile, we were considering variations of the “family infinity” tattoo you’ve probably seen all over Pinterest.

As we talked about the design more and more (and I sketched and re-sketched designs), we realized that we didn’t want the same tattoo as a bunch of people on Pinterest. And since it was just the two of us getting tattoos, we thought that some type of sisters tattoo would be a better idea.

So I started writing (and rewriting) “sisters” on scrap paper. I quickly realized that the way I drag my pen subtly makes the “S” look like infinity symbols.

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So we took this idea to our tattoo artist (Skully of Jedi Tattoo in Waukesha Wis.) who thickened up the lines a bit. We’re pretty happy with how they turned out.

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I love knowing that the only other person in the world with this exact tattoo is my sister. I also love knowing that she we have a little bit of each other with us at all times. All I have to do is look down at my wrist and I feel close to her.

 Photos: Amy | Tattoos by Skully of Jedi Tattoo

When photos don’t quite turn out the way you planned

When Emily and I first came up with the idea for this blog, we knew that we would ask our dad to do a photo shoot with us so we had some images to work with before the site launched.

So, we headed off to one of our favorite spots in Milwaukee… the Milwaukee Pierhead Lighthouse. It’s right along Lake Michigan, near the iconic Hoan Bridge, Henry Maier Festival Park and of course, with a great view of the Milwaukee skyline.

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We planned to go to a few more spots, but it was so freaking cold, we decided that this location would be good enough for now.

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We tried all sorts of different angles and staging.

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In the moment, everything seemed totally normal.

But then, dad downloaded the pictures to his computer and showed us the RAW files. When we saw this one, we started laughing so hard we started crying.

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It looks like an engagement photo, right?

Facepalm.

Photos by Papa Kant AKA Tim Kant Photography.