Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister.

Alice Walker (b. 1944) writer & political activist

tattoo tuesday returns - finally!

today's tats are sister tats which i snapped in november at the gathering which celebrated jeff's life. the sisters - and legs - belong to two of jeff's nieces.

i absolutely love the idea unique "sister tats"

sisterhood is a special relationship.

in my family of origin (e.g. = sibs) i have one sister, who i cherish so much - we are both siblings and sisters.

sisterhood and sister relationships are not limited to blood ties - from what i've observed not all female siblings are truly sisters, i see and agree with maya angelou's perspective, angelou states:
I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
that said, i am blessed with a bevy of sisters - miraculously, some of my sisters are sisters through the 'accident' of birth (my blood sister/sibling and some my sisters-in-law) but i have other sisters, these sisters are sisters by choice. the connection is there, the love is deep and sweet and lasting. today i celebrate all my sisters - you know who you are - thank you.... i love you!!!!

the song legs (1983) by zz top accompanying a photo montage of beautiful and sexy television & film actresses of the past and present - clever video collage and dude, i love, love, love the opening sequence from the one of my favorite all time films, the big lebowski


Rubye Jack said...

That's for sure. A couple of my friends are closer than my sister and I will ever be.

Raevyn said...

I have a (half)sister by birth, and I have several sister friends, including my very best friend in the world, with whom I have a matching tattoo. We were born 10 days apart, halfway across the state from each other, met when we were 19, and have been soulmates for the almost 25 years since. We call ourselves identical twins, and we both know that no matter how many miles separate us, we always end up back together again. Our tats celebrated our 21st year, and are small bagpipes, mine with a purple bag & pink cord, hers the pink bag & purple cord.

Watson said...

I'm blessed with many "sister friends". I wonder what they would think of getting tattoos? :-)

Steve Reed said...

I like the idea that siblings and brothers or sisters are different things.

Do you remember a very popular feminist anthology from the 1970s called "Sisterhood is Powerful"?

Alan Burnett said...

I suppose the defining feature of a sibling is a shared history and the defining feature of a friend is a shared perspective. And when history provides the basis of perspective (which it so often does) you get the serendipity of a true sister (or brother)

Gianni said...

Five comments and nobody mentions ZZ Top? Come on people! Dig that sound...