Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Tattoo for you? No, for me.

When I was in Cali last week, I got to spend an extra day with some friends. Thursday day was spent with Ms. Jess. When you hang out with Jess, you go shopping. And, when you go shopping… and not find anything you want to buy… you get ideas. When you get ideas and say them out loud near Jess, she agrees with you. When your ideas are agreed upon… you spontaneously get a tattoo. When you’re a nerdy blogger and you just get a tattoo with your blogging friend, you go stand in the middle of the boulevard, in Hermosa Beach, and take blogging photos. Hee.

We are amazing and got awesome tattoos of our kiddo’s names on our arms. I absolutely love it. I’m normally the kinda girl that needs to think/plan out a future tattoo foooooeeeeevvvvvveeeer. Just to make sure it’s what I truly want. In fact, I have plans to add more to my arm and shoulder soon. BUT, I also have teeny tattoo ideas in my head that I save for these spontaneous and crazy moments.

P.S. Just in case you are like, “Laureli, I thought her kid’s name was Ruari?” Well, her real name is Laureli… but, we call her Ruari (ahem… Gilmore Girl’s … ahem). And, funny: I told Ruari I put her name, “Laureli” on my arm… she keeps saying, “No, it says Ruari.” Ha!


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  • owlicioussisters on said:

    they are so cute!!! do you know the name of the font, cause it is something like that I've been looking for…


  • Michelle Clement on said:

    Ohmygosh, these are darling!! the perfect little whim-of-the-moment tattoo to get, I think. 🙂 Love!

  • Kerry on said:

    I adore both tattoos! So sweet and simple!

  • Elena on said:

    You go girl! I love this tattoo! Sometimes it just feels good (no GREAT) to be spontaneous! I'm still trying to decide if I want to get one myself (something that has to do with my baby, Alivia). If I keep thinkin' about it, I'll never do it. I should be more like you!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Maybe plan it out and get an appointment. No turning back. Hee, kidding. 😉

  • Momma_Bird on said:

    Perfect font and placement! Love the tat!

  • Jeni on said:

    Fun! I am so antsy to get another tattoo. Just have to save a bit of money…

  • melinda on said:

    so cute, I have 3 kids, mine wouldn't be so cute and petite

  • sarschro on said:

    Oh my goodness, I love them!! Yay for spontaneous adventures!

  • bipolarmomlife on said:

    That is so awesome!! I just recently told my husband that I'd like to get a new tattoo, and I was thinking of a wrist one with the kids' names. We'll see. The script on yours is just beautiful!!

  • Mallorie Owens on said:

    Love the tattoos! And I love the Gilmore Girls reference! I have been wondering about that for awhile now….haha. 🙂

  • Jenni on said:

    beautiful! I really love small text tats…if I ever get another one I plan on something like that!

  • Sarah on said:

    Love it. I have been wanting to get the boys names on my wrist.

  • Kat on said:

    LOVE IT! I'm not a tattoo person, but I would get my kids name like that – it's so cute!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Thank you! I really enjoyed your blog! Following you now. You're adorable.

  • Nicole on said:

    I love the simplicity of this tattoo! It's gorgeous!! I'm the same way, I plan out my tattoos for at least a year before I can commit to it. It looks beautiful!!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I sort of obsess/think about it. And, I'm happy I do. My first tat was at 18. Hate it. A silly tribal butterfly on my lower hip. Why? WHY? Ha. Planned it right then and there. But, at least it's hidden.

  • erika on said:

    LOVE It! love the font and the placement. it's exactly where i want a tatoooooo tooooo

  • Katlyn on said:

    Wow I love them! I cannot wait to get some tattoos on my skin! I think it's truly beautiful art that last forever!
    Congrats on the new tats! Next time you guys get together, invite me! I live in Washington, haha! Just kidding.. It would be lovely to meet you both though! 🙂 xx

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Well… rumor is that Jess may make it to the next PNW Blogger meet up on November 3rd. 🙂 In Portland.

  • Ms. Megan on said:

    I love it!! The placement is so perfect and I adore the font!! xo

  • Gina on said:

    I am not one to get a tattoo – but if I did, it would be like these. so simple and pretty and meaningful!

  • Robin on said:

    How cute!!! You two are my favs 😉

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      You're my fave. Why don't you make sure you are around in NY. K? K.

  • Bree on said:

    I have my daughter's name on my wrist too. I posted a pic on instagram last night actually. {breeellen13}.
    I LOVE it.

  • Sara on said:

    What a sweet little tattoo. The font is lovely!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I agree. I wish we had paid attention to what it was called…

      • Lynn on said:

        Hello, I really love the font, so I searched for it and I think it's this one called http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/miss-le-gat…. But I think the tattoo artist recreate the lines so the 'r', 'e' and 'l' looked like the were written in one line…

  • orangemomonani on said:

    I love your tattoo! I am thinking of getting my mini's name on my wrist but in korean. It's my first so I am super nervous!

  • MeaganMusing on said:

    Well I am so glad you clarified the Laureli/Ruari thing. I was confused! 🙂 I love your tattoo. Very cool!

  • chichomeschoolmama on said:

    Oh I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SoCal is one of the best places to get one. I have been wanting to get a new one but need to travel back home to So Cal to do it I think.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      If it's a big tattoo, do some research to find someone you'll love. 🙂

  • Sara on said:

    love you tattoo!!!

  • Missa on said:

    Wow! Love the spontaneity – beautiful idea!

  • Andrea on said:

    LOVE it! I have been dying to get Quinn's name I just can't seem to pick the perfect spot!

  • Ashley on said:

    LOVE 🙂 I have a tattoo addiction…. although I only have one 😉 I am ALWAYS on the lookout for another one!!

  • Valerie on said:

    Those are awesome places & ideas for tattoos!

  • Johanna on said:

    I love your tattoos, so cute! And even if iwas spontaneous – I think, you cannot go wrong with your childs' name on your wrist! Absolutely adorable! I'm planning on getting a tattoo for a while now and the wrist is my favorite place for my very first tattoo, but everybody keeps saying that it's not the right place because it hurts so much! Was it really that painful?

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Well, you have a needle puncturing your skin over an over… so, I say anywhere hurts. Hee. BUT, really… it's not that bad. My other wrist/arm has tattoos all over it… and, the most tender spot was on the tendons. And, on bone. That hurts more. But, if it's a small tattoo… it will be over quick. 🙂 You can do it!

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  • Stacey on said:

    I LOVE!!!

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