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These Matching and Coordinating Hermana Tattoos Are The Perfect Picks For Your Nest Ink Piece

Hermanas. You love them, and sometimes you just as easily “can’t” with them.

They say that the best kind of relationships have passion in them. And, is there anything more passionate than sisters fighting over who wore what clothes? At the end of the day, there’s no denying that you’ve got an unbreakable bond – whether it be from covering for the other when parents stick their noses where they don’t belong, to inventing elaborate dance routines to your favorite Selina song. And so, to celebrate that feeling of sisterhood, we’ve put together a gallery of tattoos that these sisters have gotten inked to show off their strong, unique connection.

1. The pinky swear

Instagram / @carolinaaloha

We all know that you can’t break a promise if you pinky swear on it. That’s probably why a pinky swear tattoo works so well! It’s a great, if small, reminder of your inextricable bond with your sister. It doesn’t matter if she’s a sister by blood, or a sister by choice, you know you’re bound for life – just like how you’re bound by your pinky swears!

2. Dinosaurs with a tin can telephone

Pinterest / Julia K

Maybe it’s time you recognized the fact that you and your sister aren’t really spring chickens anymore. In fact, perhaps you’re more like … dinosaurs? But, you both still know how to get in touch with your inner child, and also keep in touch with each other. Clearly, these sisters knew this about themselves and brought it to life through their ink.

3. Unique flowers

Instagram / @jordashies

You know what makes getting a tattoo less nerve-wracking? Getting it done with someone else! And what better way to celebrate sisterhood than to go through the pain together – and end up with something as beautiful and delicate as a flower?

4. Tiny love hearts

Pinterest / Hannah Morgan

Okay, we’ll admit, getting little love hearts to symbolize your connection to your sister is a tad cliche. But. Getting these sisters have put a nice twist on the theme, by leaving only one heart filled in with color to show what rank they are in the pecking order.

5. Simple text and dates

Pinterest / Jacinta Lael

If there’s anyone who cares about your date of birth, it’s your sister. After all, it determined how you grew up! Who got the hand-me-down clothes, who got to drive first, and who got in trouble the most. This tattoo respects not only your sisterhood but also the importance of your birthday.

6. A compass

Instagram / @helenajohannesson

Who’s got your back when the chips are down? Your sister, of course! That’s what this tattoo is all about. No matter if you’re feeling lost and alone, you know that you can always find your way back to your sister, and she’ll be there for you when you need it the most.

7. The Capricorn constellation

Instagram / @ingridankersen

This is a tattoo that’s specifically for twins. Or, sisters somehow lucky enough to be born under the same star sign. These two have gotten the Capricorn constellation inked on their arms, but you can always switch it up to match your own zodiac.

8. No matter where/No matter what

Pinterest / Taylor Distelrath

When you get married, you’re actively making the choice to unconditionally stick by someone. But when you’re sisters, well, that unconditional love just comes naturally to you. The “no matter where” and “no matter what” statement tattoos capture this perfectly.

9. There’s no better friend than a sister

Instagram / @courtneytrouten

You know how the saying goes: you have friends for a reason, friends for a season, or friends for a lifetime. Sisters definitely fall into the third category of friend. So, why not wear that proudly on your arm? Especially since there really is no better friend than a sister.

10. One of two

Pinterest / Cafe Mom Parenting

This is a really simple tattoo that can be customized if need be. You’re one of five? Then, you can get that inked, instead. It’s not a gender-specific statement either, so it could be used for a mix of siblings, too! Although we can’t blame these sisters for preferring a cute cursive for their tattoo – we can imagine it would work really well if it was done in either mom or dad’s handwriting, too.

11. Hidden words in a delicate picture

Pinterest / Total Beauty

From one direction, it looks like a beautiful rose blossoming from a twirling stem. But looking from another direction, you can see “sis” clearly written with the end of the flower! It’s these kinds of images that remind us of those deeply personal secrets that only sisters can know.

12. Similar, but different, sister tattoos

Pinterest / Tattoo Blend

Chances are if you’ve ever revealed to a stranger who your sister is, you get one of two kinds of responses. Either it’s, “Oh wow, of course! You guys are so similar!” Or, “Really? You guys are nothing alike.” But, both you and your sister know the truth: the two of you have just as many things in common as you do have differences. And that’s why these tattoos would be perfect for you guys – you’re similar but different.

13. Itty bitty avocados

Pinterest / Tiny tattoo inc

You love guac, and you love your sister. She loves her avocados, and she loves you too. So, why not get a cute tattoo commemorating just how important both of them are to you and your sister? The tiny hearts are a great addition to show who’s sister número una, and sister número dos.

14. Small elephants

Pinterest / TheTrendSpotter

You know why elephants are such a great tattoo to show family bonds? Because that’s what they’re all about. Elephants have been found to place a lot of importance on their relationships, and they have long memories to boot. Let’s face it, we all know you’ll never forget that one time your sister borrowed your dress and ruined it – and you still love her, anyway. So, that’s why matching elephant tattoos are quintessential sister tatts.

15. Birds on a branch

Pinterest / Robyn Slaviero

This is the perfect tattoo if you and your sisters have flown the nest, so to speak. You know that no matter where you babes end up, you’ll always know you can fly home to be with your flock. And doesn’t the thought of that just make your heart soar?

16. Fractions

Pinterest / Taiya

If you’ve ever thought that maths are a strong point for you, then this is the tattoo to get with your sisters. Or, if you’ve ever been known to flip them the bird, then this is also a great tattoo for you troublemakers. Oh, what? You weren’t arguing, you were just showing off your tatt? Sure, Jan.

17. The sneaky pop culture reference

Pinterest / Cafe Mom Parenting

Okay, maybe this isn’t that sneaky, considering every babe with taste was watching The Powerpuff Girls in the 90s. But, it is nice to think that, underneath it all, you and your sisters are just superheroes made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Oh, and Chemical X.

Which of these tattoos has inspired you to get your own special sister ink? Let us know on our Facebook page – you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

 

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

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We are rarely more defensive than we are for our abuelos. The viejitos have always been there for us and seeing them treated unkindly is just heartbreaking. That is what one Twitter user experienced after her abuelo got a wretched note about his decorations outside his home.

This is the horrid letter left for @goldenstef’s abuelo by undesirable neighbors.

The letter, which is filled with misspelled words, calls the abuelo’s house an example of a “low class Mexican family.” The letter was written anonymously by neighbors and delivered to the abuelo in an attempt to shame him into changing his decorations. One of the most bizarre moments in the letter is when the angry author criticized the homeowner for having too many American flags claiming he isn’t patriotic and can’t fool the neighbors. Like, which one is it people?

The Twitter user followed up with photos of the house to show the decorations their abuelo has out front.

People flooded the Twitter post with comments supporting and sending love to the abuelo. Fellow Latinos are ready to stand with the abuelo and some just want the names of the people behind the letter so they can talk to them. Some people are stunned at how far the author was willing to go out of their way to be mean to an old man who just wants to decorate his home and front yard.

Latino Twitter wants to come together to let the abuelo know that his decorations are adorbs.

We need to come together to give her abuelo all of the wonderful decoration we love. Let’s turn his house and front yard into a showcase of all of the greatness that Latin America has to offer.

People are falling in love with this viejitos yard.

Honestly, this is a great yard. Who wouldn’t want a yard like this? This yard is original and adorable and worth all of the praise that we can muster. Thank you to people like this for making their yards something unique and worth seeing.

@goldenstef wants everyone to know just how much they appreciate the sweet messages about their abuelo’s yard.

It costs nothing to be kind. It is even better when you can be kind about something someone clearly cares so much about. Who cares if someone decorates their lawn a little too much. At least they are having fun with their lives and that is something we all need more of right now.

READ: Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Treasured Memories Of Their Abuelos And It’s Exactly What We Needed This Month

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Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Treasured Memories Of Their Abuelos And It’s Exactly What We Needed This Month

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Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Treasured Memories Of Their Abuelos And It’s Exactly What We Needed This Month

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When it comes to celebrating our Latinidad, there’s no denying that Latinos need much more than a month to celebrate our accomplishments, cultures, and contributions. Still, since 1988, people across the country have used Hispanic Heritage Month to commemorate the contributions of Latin Americans in the United States. This month, just like every other month, we’re recognizing and celebrating our Latinidad by sharing stories and moments from our followers.

Recently we asked Latinas on FIERCE to share their memories of some of the most influential Latinos in their lives: their abuelos.

Check out their sweet stories below.

“Ayy mis abuelos; I truly believe they were my soulmates. So many favorite memories. From my grandpa waking up early to start praying and writing his devotionals, to them sitting on the back swing HE MADE praying the rosary, playing backyard baseball with him & my cousins, my grandma sitting outside watching while croquets, watching novelas with her, they were the loves of my life, the sunshine my soul always needed to be happy….I’ll never trade any of my amazing moments with them. My angels; Catalina y Felipe Sustaita.” –melannram

“My abuelito passed away almost 10 years ago now, he was sick ever since I could remember so I was never able to make memories with him. Earlier this year I got to visit the rancho in MX where he raised my dad and tios. A little back story, I have this belief and connection to white butterflies. Whenever I see them or they cross my path I am convinced it’s my abuelito telling me that he’s near or watching over me🤎 anyways, on our way to the ranchito which I had only visited once before when I was about 4, we were guided by these hand sized white butterflies, it was absolutely beautiful. My abuelito really lead us to his casita in the rancho. I could feel his presence and happiness that his grandchildren had the opportunity to visit his home 🤎 this is my favorite memory, this is the memory that I cherish,
– a memory that brings me joy.” –sandra_larios

“Seeing my grandpa make my grandma a cocktail when she came home from a long day at work. He would leave her cocktail for her on the kitchen counter, so it was the first thing she’d see when she walked through the door. They taught me it isn’t always grand gestures, but a lot of the small ones that count.allimae2011

“My abuela started losing her memory early on but she always remembered the story of how she met our Abo until the day she passed. I was the type of kid that kind of resisted learning spanish, but hearing her tell those stories in her beautiful Puerto Rican accent made me fall in love with the language in a way I had never before. I owe my love of spanish and story telling to her. She was a wonderful story teller and I’ll always hold the fondest memories of sitting in her terraza with her 70s furniture, drinking cafecito, and talking about the man who made her fall head over heels in love.” –
alfonsina_mj

“Hearing them talk in the kitchen, drinking their coffee while listening to boleros.”- mel_aguirre1

“Making homemade tortillas with my ama.” – alwaysdulcee

“My Cuban 🇨🇺 Abuelitos riding in the back seat of their Mercedes and watching Abuelo open the door for Abuela every time. My Mexican 🇲🇽 side was making tortillas with Abuela and Abuelo teaching me to drive his truck. At 7 years old!” – brigittecasaus

“Making tamales for us just because.” – angierivera4265

“Cruising with my grandpa, building a studio with grandpa, changing the oil, tire, battery and learning to pump gas with grandpa. But my favorite one, him teaching me to read a clock with a song.” – 2ev37

“Meeting my grandma for the first time when she came to visit us in the US. I was 4 years old! It was so exciting because I would only speak to her in the phone and to finally meet her was a blessing. She was such an amazing lady ! She passed away 7 years ago. I wished she and I could of seen each other more often.” –_lizzylivvy28

“I would sit down on the little old sofa in our living room with my abuelito. He would tell me stories about him when we was younger. I always loved it when he would tell me the story about how he met my abuelita.” –
emigandar

“My grandparents weren’t together anymore, but they we’re 2 special people. My grandpa would always call at the crack of dawn on my birthday. I hated it as a kid, but loved it as an adult. And I’ve missed them the last few years of his life. My grandma would make our birthday cards and send them via mail. When we’d get them they would always be different. I miss those A LOT. They were always personalized and she knew details about the things I was going through so she made them specific to that. It was so special the little things they did for us. We lost my grandma 7 years ago and my grandpa a year ago in July.” –e_bonita89

“They raised me so having coffee with both of them. Eating watermelon with my grandpa and then reading together. Watching old movies together then taking naps. My grandma and I love watching novelas and then talk about them. I still walk with her to 26th street (little Village) or to our nearest aldi.” –melyssa.1997

“Mi abuela used to wake me up on weekends. She would enter the room singing “buenos días su señoría mantantirulirula”. She used to give me a hair brush, and while she was opening the window she would say “brush your hair hija, so the sleep will go away. I opened the window for it to go”. I would brush my hair and convince myself that I got rid of my sleepiness. My grandma is 90 now, and she’s still magic like this.” – iamevyi

“In 7th grade I missed the bus, and I hated missing school, and I cried the entire day because I was scared my parents were going to yell at me, and my grandma stopped my dad before he came in and told him what happened and how it was her fault I missed the bus, because she accidentally unplugged my alarm, even though it wasn’t true.”-
tinnaafaceee

“When my daughter was 6, I took her to visit my grandparents in Mexico. We arrived to the airport at night. It was crowded, a little disoriented, my baby seemed nervous as we were going through customs & she asked me “what if Grandpa can’t find us?”, Just then I saw movement through the large window ahead of us, it was my Abuelito, elbowing his way through the crowd, waving and smiling at us. He was always there when I needed him.” –magpieinaz

“Abuelos? Don’t have them. (Bad joke) They passed before I ever got to meet them. My parents never really talk about them, I think it’s too painful. I often wonder if there are any traits I have from them or if I do anything that my parents might say, oh she got that from my mom/dad. I’m happy my son has all 4 grandparents; I take a billion pictures of him with them.” –_nancysalto

melannramAyy mis abuelos; I truly believe they were my soulmates. So many favorite memories. From my grandpa waking up early to start praying and writing his devotionals, to them sitting on the back swing HE MADE praying the rosary, playing backyard baseball with him & my cousins, my grandma sitting outside watching while croquets, watching novelas with her, they were the loves of my life, the sunshine my soul always needed to be happy….I’ll never trade any of my amazing moments with them. My angels; Catalina y Felipe Sustaita ❤️

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