Finley’s Faith Sehnus was a young girl when she decided to make a tattoo.
“I think it’s just one of those things that you think about when you’re young,” Sehnust said.
Finley and her mother, Faith.
Sehanuust.com Finleys tattoos are simple, plain and white.
Sehnstus’ story is also a simple one.
Her mother, a single mother of four, was killed by a man with a mental illness when she was three.
Sehnust’s mother was also killed by the man with the mental illness.
At the time, Sehnstedus was living in the nursing home where she was living with her mother.
While in the home, Sehrns mother committed suicide.
She had no way to contact her family and was living alone in a tiny nursing home room with no electricity or running water.
Seyhorn grew up in a household with two parents.
As Sehrntus was growing up, she saw her mother in a nursing home and started wanting to follow in her footsteps.
But the woman who took Sehnss mother’s life never made it back.
When Sehnost saw her own mother’s body on a memorial wall in her nursing home, she started drawing a small circle in her room.
She didn’t know it at the time but it would become one of her most poignant tattoos.
On the left side of the circle, Sehorn inscribed the words “Honey.”
On the right, she wrote “I love you.”
“When you get a tattoo, it’s really important to write it down.
And I think that’s why I chose that particular tattoo,” Sehrss said.
“Because it really encapsulates my thoughts, and my heart.
So, that’s really how it’s supposed to look.”
Sehrstus has been tattooing since she was seven years old.
In 2012, Sehns mother was found dead in her home.
The coroner ruled her death as suicide.
Her body was found in a bathtub surrounded by family photos and a blanket.
A few days later, her mother’s killer was arrested.
Despite the murder charges, the police ruled Sehrstson’s death a suicide and her killer was never charged.
Her mother was never found.
So Sehrson began tattooing her mother and eventually got her own tattoo.
She said she wanted the circle to represent her thoughts and feelings.
Now, with the support of the local community, she said she has gotten the tattoo that symbolizes everything she has wanted for so long.
“I wanted to represent my heart, my mind, and it just got bigger and bigger,” she said.
“It’s really a beautiful thing.”