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Pink Ink: Celtic Motherhood Knot

November 4th, 2013

Lisa Dawson

Beth's celtic pink ribbon

I ran into Beth on the second day of the 2013 Seattle 3-Day walk, and was intrigued by the design of the tattoo on her shoulder blade. She told me it’s a Celtic motherhood knot in honor of her mother, drawn by her son.

Beth's celtic pink ribbon

I did a little research into the history of the knot, and learned that it’s a holy trinity knot symbolizing a parent and child embrace. It’s typically two hearts, one lower than the first, entwined in a continuous knot. I love how Beth’s son incorporated the pink ribbon into this design, honoring three generations of their family.

Beth had the tattoo done at Flaming Dragon Tattoo in Tacoma, Washington.

As a side note, these pink ink posts are exposing me to a lot of excellent tattoo shops in the Puget Sound region!

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