When Rita Hopkins turned 70, she determined to get a tattoo. 4 years later, with the help of a program at her senior residing neighborhood known as Dwelling the Dream, she was in a position to make it occur.
Dwelling the Dream helps residents on the Lexington, Kentucky, facility fulfill objects on their bucket lists — it is perhaps one thing like seeing a sporting occasion or taking a visit to a brand new place. In Hopkins’ case, she instructed organizers her dream was to get a tattoo, and earlier this month she went to Tattoo Charlies along with her daughter, Meg Phillips, to get inked.
Phillips told LEX 18 it was “surreal” being at a tattoo parlor along with her mother, who declared getting a tattoo “not practically as unhealthy as going to the dentist.” She selected to get an infinity signal with three small hearts to signify her grandchildren now residing in Michigan. “I do not get to see them practically as a lot as we did after they lived shut by,” Hopkins stated. “So I am going to at all times have this proper right here with me.”
Phillips additionally bought a tattoo — the phrase “love” 5 instances, each traced from the signature of a member of the family — and Hopkins instructed LEX 18 when she appears at her tattoo, “it will be one thing I can at all times bear in mind this second along with her and take a look at that and simply take into consideration the particular relationship and bond that we do have.”