For graduation my mother and I got a mother/daughter tattoo. We've been talking about getting one for years, and we finally got one. Same exact tattoo, same spot, only difference: hers says my name, mine says mom. Both say 5-30-10
But now, days later. Hers is pealing really badly and she's going to need it touched up next time she's up here and the guy can touch it up. Mine, is just fine. And I already know that there's no difference in how they're being taken care of cause I'm taking care of hers and mine. I already have two really good and well taken care of tattoos, and the way I've taken care of ours is no different. So I'm over here busting my balls trying to figure out what the hell I am doing wrong, because my mother is obviously really pissed off at me.
I don't know what to do. I don't know how to deal with this. She's lashing out at me as if I've permanently scared her. As if I've punched her in the face and told her she's the worst mother on the planet. Not to mention she got pissed off at me cause I didn't get a chance to rub her back today, when I've been working on my college application for westwood, as well as my first quiz, placement tests and applying for financial aid. I start the 28th. I needed to get stuff done quickly so that everything was sent through, approved and so I was put in the right classes. And she's acting like I'm some horrible daughter. Which is normal, but its seems worse then normal. Like.. nothing I do is ok anymore.
She gave me a guilt trip about not giving her a back rub, and I asked her why. She said that wasn't what she was doing and that I've pulled several of those while she was there. I told her to tell me what I did that with so I could apologize cause I hadn't tried to do that to her once. She got all angry and stormed out of the room. I'm just sick of this. I don't know what to do to make it better. And now when she's taking care of her tattoo she'll remember how mad she was at me, instead of why I wanted it with her to begin with.
I feel like I've given her a life sentence to something she didn't want... It makes me want to get rid of mine, regardless of the pain... and I don't like that feeling. I wanted the tattoo cause I'm her best friend, and she's mine. Why is it that when we're around each other I only upset her? She tells me how much she loves me and how much I'm her best friend when she's down in TX and I'm up here in WI... but she hasn't said it once in the week she's been up here.... that really makes me regret the tattoo... but it's permanent... I have to live with that.... But how can I feeling like she regrets it?