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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

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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

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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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Woman Who Watched Her Mother Die Before Her Eyes While At Sea As A 9-Year-Old Reunited With Her Rescuers

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Woman Who Watched Her Mother Die Before Her Eyes While At Sea As A 9-Year-Old Reunited With Her Rescuers

May 20, 1986, started out for Desireé Rodriguez and her family as an idyllic morning.

At the time, Desireé’s father (a 30-year-old construction worker by the name of Thomas Rodriguez) had taken her, her mother, and sister as well an aunt and uncle out to Catalina Island for a day of sailing. The plan was to go out, fish, and bask in the summer sun before heading back home. In the evening, just as they were headed home the family was impacted by a dense fog. Desireé and her 5-year-old sister Trisha awoke from a nap on the boat to calls from her father to abandon ship and within minutes the entire family was lost at sea. Out in the water and away from their boat that had capsized.

 The family of six was stranded in the chilly Pacific water for hours and Desireé watched as her father first went to swim for rescue and never returned. In the hours that slowly stretched by Desireé witnessed the death of her sister, her mother, her uncle and then her aunt.

Decades have passed since her family’s accident but Desireé has lived to tell of the story thanks to the two men who rescued her.

In a recent piece by The New York times, Desireé was reunited with the two men who were remarkably able to save her after she spent a nightmarish 20 hours in the ocean.

Only 9-years-old at the time of the tragic events, Desireé recalls believing that her father would return with help when he first swam away from the boat. “My dad was like the superhero to me. I actually thought he would get help,” Desireé explained before calling the desperate hours that followed. After watching her family members die, she found herself all alone.

“At that point, I just kind of made the decision, I need to get away from this boat,” Desireé recalled to the New York Times. “I need to swim away, somewhere else. … Where? I don’t know.”

Just when Desireé decided to give up hope, the skipper of a commercial sportfishing boat spotted her orange life jacket in the water.

The boat’s first officer leapt into the water and fished Desireé out of the water. Desireé was ultimately transported back to San Pedro and never saw her rescuers again.

“I don’t think I would have lived, I’ll be honest with you. I think at that point, I was just kind of done,” Desireé explained in a recent interview about the incident. According to an article at the time that described the incident, Desireé had suffered no major physical injuries and was “in good spirits.” She left the hospital in San Pedro the next time.

“I had even hoped that my dad did make it somewhere,” Desireé explained of her thinking of the time. “Maybe he is living on an island and just got amnesia and didn’t know that he has a family. You know, you always have hope. But you get older, and reality sets in, and you’re like, OK. He didn’t make it.”

Paul Strasser and Mark Pisano, the two men who rescued her, ultimately earned commemorative plaques for their bravery from Mayor Tom Bradley. Desireé Rodriguez, now Desireé Campuzano, was adopted by another aunt and uncle who raised her. She went onto attend junior college in Fullerton, built herself a career in criminal justice, married and had a son. Still, she always wondered what had happened to the men who saved her.

It wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic that Strasser and Pisano came into contact with Philip Friedman who launched a podcast about his hobby as a fisherman.

“Friedman Adventures” which launched this past December, shares incredible stories from fishermen. Ine one episode Pisano spoke about the 1986 rescue.

“It’s kind of a weird story, kind of like there are some supernatural qualities,” Pisano explained of the experience on the podcast.

Friedman felt motivated to unite the two rescuers and Desireé. Ultimately a friend of Desireé’s heard the episode when it aired and made the connection. He reached out to Desireé and then Friedman and ultimately she and her rescuers were reunited.

“I was nervous at first,” Desireé said of meeting Strasser and Pisano “just seeing [the] guys and putting kind of finalization to the ‘what happened.’” The three were finally reunited during another episode of the podcast.

“I feel like she’s sort of our daughter, in a way, because we brought her back to life,” Strasser said during their reunion. “Even though we never knew each other.”

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Bride Sparks Twitter Debate After Asking If It Was Rude To Serve Her Mother-In-Law Jersey Mike’s At Her Wedding

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Bride Sparks Twitter Debate After Asking If It Was Rude To Serve Her Mother-In-Law Jersey Mike’s At Her Wedding

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when you get married you’re not just getting a partner, you’re getting a whole new family. Understanding this can mean all of the difference when it comes to the future of you and your new spouse. Those who get it will likely pursue their future with an understanding that compassion and love have to regularly extend to other members of their new family. Those who don’t… end up on Reddit with family woes.

One Reddit user recently posted a request for assurance that quickly went viral and comes with a pretty obvious family lesson to us all.

Reddit user, u/No-Permit-3219, recently posted in a subreddit in search of reassurance about a recent fall-out with her mother-in-law that occurred at her wedding.

“AITA for giving my MIL a Jersey Mike’s sub?” the user asked r/AmItheA–hole, a subreddit posters can use to get an opinion as to whether their behavior makes them the “a–hole” or not. In the post, the user detailed how her new family is being “torn apart” by her decision to provide her mother-in-law with a Jersey Mike’s sub at her wedding.

“I’ll start off by saying I don’t really have issues with my MIL. she can be a bit needy and demanding, but she isn’t a bad person,” she kicked off the post. “FIL on the other hand is horrible, and his main trigger is when he doesn’t think we ‘respect him’ or treat his wife right. We got married recently, and I wanted to serve my favorite foods at the wedding, lemon chicken and lemon cake. I was aware that not all guests would like that, but I felt that it was my day, and the less food options we had, the cheaper it was. For the average guest, I figured they could just live with it, but I didn’t want my MIL to starve and she HATEs lemon, can’t even put it in her mouth without gagging.

“I was trying to think of something she would eat that was cheap and easy. I know the buffalo chicken cheesesteak at Jersey Mike’s is her fave fast food meal, and I had a box of M&M’s for her. She did give me a weird look, but she ate it. Also I had it delivered, so it wasn’t just sitting there and getting soggy. FIL was furious. He said that I am selfish and disrespected him and his wife. He went on a rant about how tacky it was to have a wedding and not take the family into consideration, and that I wasted his money. MIL did tell him to stop yelling, but he called me a bitch on my wedding day.

“Now FIL is demanding an apology and his golden child isn’t speaking to me. Their other child is on my side, and MIL said she isn’t going to cause drama, but she does think it was disrespectful, and she would never do that with her own MIL. My husband is totally on my side, and I asked some bridesmaids, who feel like I did nothing wrong, and I was gracious to even get her something.”

Users on Reddit labeled the poster TA for her decision but Twitter users had a different opinion.

“It’s her favorite fast food meal, which is quite different from her favorite food,” one user on Twitter commented. “I prefer McDonald’s over Burger King or Wendy’s but would be pretty surprised to have a Big Mac and some candy served to me at my child’s FORMAL wedding that I paid for.”

The Daughter In Law with a Jersey Mike’s-loving mother-in-law went onto underline that even though her future parents-in-law were paying for the wedding she never broached the topic of a dinner menu.

Reddit User

Fortunately, the Reddit user has come to terms with the fact that she failed miserably and texted her mother-in-law an apology.

Reddit User

Here’s hoping that this Reddit user finds a way to turn her self-made sour lemonade into something sweet.

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