Jessica Marie Garcia made a big gesture to honor a very difficult time in her mother's life – by getting a beautiful and symbolic tattoo. The Liv and Maddie actress just debuted her new ink on social media, and documented the entire process and meaning behind it as well.
First, Jessica Snapchatted a photo where she was getting prepped for her very first tattoo at the Tattoo Love salon in Los Angeles, saying in her caption that there was no going back after making her decision.
No turning back now! pic.twitter.com/iwPUMqjUQ0— Jessica Marie Garcia (@JessMarieGarcia) December 20, 2016
But then, Jessica ripped our hearts out by debuting a photo of her finished design and tweeting out the powerful meaning behind the pretty artwork.
I got the infinity symbol for my fam& the 4dots symbolize the dots that were tattooed on my mom during her radiation treatments. Twins 4life pic.twitter.com/gZf9pZbc6a— Jessica Marie Garcia (@JessMarieGarcia) December 20, 2016
Jess explained that her mother had this dot design tattooed on her while she was going through medical treatments, and she wanted to match her, so she turned it into a beautiful infinity sign on the back of her neck. Family sticks together forever, after all.
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Not only is Jess' ink a special tribute to her mom, but it also means that she has something in common with another family – her Disney Channel one! Her friend and Liv and Maddie co-star Dove Cameron also recently debuted her first tattoo – a sunshine design on her finger – so it was a special milestone for them both.
What do you think of the story behind Jessica's new tattoo? Are you touched by this gesture? Let us know by commenting below!