Tattoo for Patience
Posted on December 2, 2011
Patience Rachel Di Menna-Vecchiola was born March 2, 2008.
The name Patience was her father’s choice, rumoured to be because of the Guns N Roses song. Her middle name was chosen for my Nonna, Rachele.
It took me a while to decide what to have tattooed in honour of my best friend. I was thinking of waiting until she wrote her name legibly for the first time and having that tattooed.
It was when I was looking at pictures of elephants, they’re my favourite, I decided to have an elephant tattoo.
I chose a design from a book my sister passed on to me, Drop Dead Cute. Among the artwork were pieces by artist Chinatsu Ban.Ban is known for her cute illustrations and draws the sweetest elephants in underpants.
Rick Kemp of Sinful Inflictions then tattooed my choice this past October. When I picked Patience up from daycare after getting the work done she exploded into laughter.