Chicago resident and grandmother Helen Lambin likes it when young people stop her on the street to give her compliments on her tattoos, or when they simply yell out, “Nice ink!”. She enjoys the fact that her tattoos have helped create connections with strangers, of different generations and cultures. The idea for getting a tattoo came to her three years ago when she was feeling down about growing older. One led to another, and then another. Now that's some awesome shit!
Letter from a Mother to Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. (read the rest here, it's a tearjerker!)