Mina Starsiak Hawk is paying tribute via her tattoos, honoring her daughter, Charlotte, and late sister-in-law, Stefanie.
On October 12, the HGTV star took to Instagram to debut the brand new ink of her daughter’s title on her ribcage and a coronary heart on her wrist.
“New ink as we speak,” the 36-year-old wrote. “For Charlotte Drew who was by no means supposed to have the ability to be in our world…. And for Stef, who ought to have by no means left it.”
Starsiak Hawk thanked tattooers Shelby Raia and Adam Stoner of The Rue Morgue Tattoo Gallery in Franklin, Indiana “for these easy and excellent reminders.”
It appears “Good Bones” followers will get a glimpse on the tattooing course of in an upcoming episode. The gallery offered a behind-the-scenes look on their Instagram, revealing an HGTV digicam crew was current.
These will not be Starsiak Hawk’s first tattoos. She revealed a tattoo of her son’s title on Instagram in December 2019. Per the feedback on her publish, she additionally has the phrase “friendship” tattooed in Greek.
Stefanie Died Unexpectedly in 2020
Stefanie, the sister of Starsiak Hawk’s husband Steve, died on March 26, 2020. The HGTV star revealed the information on Instagram the next day.
“Yesterday we unexpectedly misplaced my sister, Stefanie Hawk,” the “Rock the Block” star wrote. “She was such a shiny gentle in all of our lives for such a very long time. There is nothing to say that makes it simpler or higher, particularly on this time the place our entry to family members and mates is so restricted.”
Since Stefanie’s dying fell amid the coronavirus pandemic, Starsiak Hawk revealed that “a gathering is not going to be attainable” with details about a “celebration of Stefs life” at a later date.
Instead of flowers, Starsiak Hawk requested her followers to donate to The Asher House – a non-profit group selling animal adoption – since Stefanie was a canine lover with a “ardour for animal rescue.”
At the time of Stefanie’s passing, Starsiak Hawk was pregnant with Charlotte.
Starsiak Hawk Welcomed Daughter Charlotte After Secondary Infertility
Starsiak Hawk and her husband welcomed their second little one – daughter Charlotte – by way of cesarean part on September 16, 2020. The couple additionally shares son Jack Richard, 3.
“She’s right here! And she’s excellent! We are simply obsessive about our little household and may’t look forward to Jack to be the most effective massive brother to candy Charlie,” the couple informed People.
The highway to welcoming Charlotte was not straightforward for the “Built Together” writer who skilled secondary infertility. The couple conceived their now one-year-old via pure IUI, intrauterine insemination, after exhausting different fertility therapies together with a failed IVF, in vitro fertilization, People reported.
Starsiak Hawk mirrored on welcoming her daughter simply months after the lack of Stefanie in an Instagram publish in January 2021. She wrote that 2020 “took Stef. And our means to come back collectively as a household to share our love for her as she so deserved. It took the enjoyment from my husband that he had simply managed to search out once more after dropping his mother and father. Every celebration had a darkish shadow over it, unable to neglect the folks not current. It took a lot from so many individuals.”
She continued, “But, it gave us Charlie. And each time I have a look at her I see Stef, for higher or for worse. Some days it makes me cry and a few days it is the intense gentle in a very s***** second. Stef’s gone, however I see her day by day… and for that I’m so grateful.”
In a later publish, she wrote that her daughter “will not ever substitute the loss, however she positively helped boring the sting.”