My reason for getting this is simple- knowing and understanding in my heart is not enough.
I want to be constantly reminded that every thought I create, every word I speak should be out of love and kindness. What goes around, comes all the way back around.. and in this never-ending loop, you can only reap what you sow. Karma.
There are no coincidences in the world (to me), the fact that my sister and I both chose this tattoo separately without the other knowing further affirms that our thoughts are in sync and we chose the family we are in for the same reasons.
The tattoo parlour was a recommendation from a friend who has multiple beautiful pieces, and I was going to hold mine off until I saw my sister's end result but the artist got me at "..it'll only take 5 minutes". LET'S DO THIS! I am not one who does things on impulse, but she did a great job guiding my sister through the process and explaining alignments, sizes, and other details; the session felt so personal. So much so that I felt there was really no better time than now. Guess you don't get to choose when opportunity knocks on the door.