Notes: Beach vacation--she will have to see them! Somewhat conservative--but she's also an artist I'm an artist who had some wild hairstyles over the years/fashion looks I'm not sure if this will be a good surprise or bad one? Haven't seen her in 3 years! The tattoos are of flowers (garter tattoo), a seashell (collar bone) and another has flowers with a butterfly (in honor of my mom) <3 (but they are medium to large tattoos) NO masculine or dark imagery or inappropriate stuff :)
Its your body your life however you choose to express your selfis up to you. Let her see them for herself then we has her own time to be absorb it with out confrontation. You will hve grown up lot in 3 years she won't of expected you to be the same little girl. If so then the problem is hers. U
Why tell her before she sees them? Why get in trouble for the same thing, twice? They seem like average, normal tattoos, and nothing that crazy, like in your 'private places'. Probably not going to be a big issue. . .
when i got my first tattoo know one knew i had it till they looked at it for a few seconds sucks to be dark skinned black sometimes i wish i was a bit lighter skinned i have a tattoo of Trafalgar laws Jolly Roger and it took my friends about 1 year to notice i had it. its on my shoulder. hell my boyfriend didn't notice it on our first date and he was right next to it most of the time <.<
Let's see here... • She's an artist • You don't see her very often at all (you haven't seen her in 3 years)
Going off those two points alone, I'm gna make a strong guess that "somewhat conservative" might be totally, absolutely, astonishingly wrong, and that yr grandmother might actually one day tell you stories that would make you blush.
In fact, whatever rebel-girl qualities you have -- that's probably where you got them. <3
Why, if she is an artist, she is open minded. And she will see them anyway. You can always warn her when you change to bikini with some joking phrase like "First sunbath for my tattoos this year" or something like that. :-)