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Mom and Daughter Get Tattoos Together (VIDEO)

by Amy Kuras on February 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Did your mom ever tell you "you can't judge a book by its cover"? She's right, and in the latest episode of Tattoo Moms we have your proof.

Doris is a sweet-looking grandma from Wisconsin: gray hair, glasses, retired from the pickle factory. But in fact, she's kind of a nonconformist. Because most grandmas don't have tattoos running up their legs. But Doris does. She's got everything from a tattoo of a pickle to stars and dots representing her children and grandchildren.

Speaking of those children and grandchildren, she's gone to get a tattoo with almost all of them. We meet her daughter Cindy in the episode too.

Cindy is covered in tattoos too, from one honoring her late husband and their four gorgeous pet cats to a classic rose on her chest. As it turns out, tattooing is a family affair for them; they've even had a tattoo party at Doris's son's house, and usually at least two family members go to get tattoos together.

Doris seems, well, kind of awesome. She got her her first tattoo in her 40s, which was well before tattoos went mainstream. Watch the video and check her out:

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  • Momo77


    February 9, 2013 at 2:45 PM
    No but I'm a tattooed mom and one day will be that tattooed grandma.
  • Rosas...


    February 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM
    My mum and me got tattoos done together when I was 16 and she was 50 and they match. That was her first and only tattoo and pretty sure neither of my grandmothers had any
  • Elija...
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    Elijah Greenleaf

    February 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM
  • sassy...


    February 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    ELIJAH... It also states not to 'lie' with a woman in her menses and for men to grow their beards... Do you follow those?
  • Amand...


    February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM
    My grandma got a tattoo at age 68
  • early...


    February 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM
    To each their own right ? Not my place to judge but mostly if our a tattood teen. 20 something etc u will become a tattooed grands :) just pointing out a fact and kind of shaking my head that this even warranted an article
  • kerwo...


    February 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    My mom hates tattoos but my Nana loves them.  She had several back when it was very unacceptable for women, and those she actually had removed in the 1970's (before lasers--ouch!).  We got matching tattoos for my 20th birthday, when she was 70.  Then a few months later, I went in for another and she came with me again and got another.  So far, I'm leading the pack at 8, my sister has 3 and my nana has 2 (plus the 3 removed).  

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