“She chose me because ‘she doesn’t know anyone prettier.’”
This is Rhandi Purnell and her mom, Lonnie Taylor. Purnell told BuzzFeed News that she and her mom “have always had a close relationship.”
“She's a incredible mother but also an amazing friend,” Purnell said. “She is my greatest supporter and she's always been right by my side. We can talk about any and everything together, we can like we're best friends.”
About 8 months ago, Taylor decided to get another tattoo featuring the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Her daughter explained her mom has long been interested by Nefertiti’s story and legacy.
“In college, a Egyptian art collector stopped [Taylor] and told her that she looked like she could be a member of that royal family. From then on, he educated her on more than the surface levels and spoke a lot about Nefertiti. She became very interested and it stayed with her,” Purnell explained.