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Inked with Love

Inked with Love: The Meaning Behind the Heart and Moon Tattoo

Introduction


It's not often that a meaningful tattoo is born from a casual saying between a mother and her two daughters, but that's exactly what happened with Breanna, Kristy, and Kirstin. Breanna, the oldest of the two sisters, had been searching for a meaningful tattoo that would represent her family and the strong bond they share. After some brainstorming, Breanna found the perfect tattoos symbolizing their phrase, "I love you to the moon and back."


The Saying "I Love You to the Moon and Back"


The saying "I love you to the moon and back" was a phrase that the three of them have exchanged countless times over the years. To them, it's more than just words - it's a symbol of their deep love and unwavering bond as a family.


But where did this saying come from? It actually originated from the popular children's book, "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney. In the book, Little Nutbrown Hare and his father compete to express their love for each other, using increasingly grandiose measurements. Finally, Little Nutbrown Hare says, "I love you to the moon and back," implying an immeasurable and boundless love.


For the mother and two daughters, this saying represents the infinite love they feel for each other. It reminds them of the countless memories they have created together the support they have given each other, and the unbreakable connection they share. It's a phase that will forever remind them of the love that surrounds them, even when they are physically apart.


Kristy's Daughters, Breanna and Kirstin


Breanna and Kirstin are more than just sisters - they are best friends. Growing up, they did everything together, where you saw one you saw the other. Their bond was always unbreakable, and they relied on each other through the ups and downs of life.


Their mom, Kristy, couldn't be prouder of the strong connection her daughters have. She has always encouraged them to support and love each other, knowing that family is the most important thing in life. Watching her daughters grow into incredible women has been one of the greatest joys of her life.


Breanna and Kirstin share countless memories and inside jokes that only they understand. They have their own language of gestures and facial expressions, often leaving others confused. But to them, it's a testament to the deep understanding and connection they share.


The trio's decision to get meaningful tattoos was inspired by their relationship. The phrase "I love you to the moon and back" encapsulates the depth of their love and serves as a constant reminder of the unbreakable bond they share as a family.

Through thick and thin, Breanna and Kirstin have each other's backs. Their love for one another is truly limitless, just like the distance from the moon to the back.


The Symbolism behind the Tattoo


Breanna had always had a burning desire to express herself in a unique and meaningful way. She wanted her tattoo to be more than just ink on her skin; she wanted it to symbolize the deep love and unbreakable bond she shares with her mom and sister. And that's when it hit her - the phrase they always said to each other: "I love you to the moon and back."


Breanna knew that this saying perfectly captured the depth of their love. It was a constant reminder of the infinite distance they would go for each other, just like the vastness of the moon's reach. This phrase became the foundation for their meaningful tattoos. She wanted a permanent symbol that would serve as a daily reminder of the unwavering connection they had as a family.


After months of searching for the perfect design, Breanna finally found them. One for her mom and one for her and her sister. For her mom, she picked a moon with two hearts to represent her mom and for her and her sister she chose a heart and moon. It was everything she had hoped for and more. And on each of the girl’s 18th birthday, they got their tattoos. Kristy and Breanna in 2020 and Kirstin in 2022, forever marking their skin with the powerful symbolism of their love.


A Tattoo of Love and Family


Their tattoos serve as a permanent symbol of the love and connection they share. It represents the unbreakable bond between the three of them. But it also holds a deeper significance now, as tragedy struck the family just a little over a month after Kirstin got her matching tattoo. Breanna's passing shook the family to its core, leaving them devastated and heartbroken. But amidst the grief, the tattoo became a symbol of hope and a way to keep Breanna's memory alive. Every time Kirstin looks at her tattoo, she is reminded of the love they shared and the strength of their family bond. It serves as a comforting reminder that Breanna will always be with them in spirit and that their love for her will continue to shine bright.







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