This was a really fun design I did a little while back.
You can see the requested description from my client below.
This was how I interpreted it.
I am sort of enamored with Rapier swords and thought they would be the perfect, graphic representation of their description.
The three linked rings symbolized several things but mainly
a never-ending bond and unity.
The Client’s Description:
Creative symbol of bond between Mom, Step Dad & Daughter
My Mom, Dad (step) and I want a tattoo to signify the bond between us. My Step Dad came into my Mom's & my life when I was 16. He's amazing and the relationship between the 3 of us is better than blood. … We want a tattoo that we can all get that symbolizes the bond and the great times that we have. We don't want 3 hearts (or actual "3 Musketeers"). One thought was 3 "M's", another was our first initials (Mom- Patricia, Dad- Ed and daughter- Sarah). Other than that we're open to creative interpretations of our great relationship. Mom & Dad will be getting theirs on their shoulder & mine will be on the inside of my wrist.