Is The Pain As Bad As It Seems? - Honestly, no. Everyone responds differently to the needle, but for the most part, it's not that bad.
These are just a few ideas that you might consider. During all my years of designing and studying tattoos, I have never seen that kind of tattoos confided to anyone before.
Mothers expect nothing but unconditional love and support from her children and what better way to show her that with a simple but beautiful tattoo.
Start off with a small tattoo and then work your way from there. Carefully choose every portion of your tattoo remembering that you WILL be stuck with this tattoo for a very long time. You may want to put several small tattoos together to make a larger tattoo or you could put a few large tattoos together to make a rather large, but unique tattoo to show off.