Its Beautiful

In 1994 I got two tattoos, both butterflies of course, it’s my thing. In later years I have wanted to get other tattoos, but never had. A few years ago my son was stillborn and I wanted to get a tattoo for him. As soon as I saw this idea I knew I wanted it. I saved a few inspirational photos and waited for the right time and for someone who was skilled with watercoloring.

A few months ago my husband saw a tattoo on a cashier and asked her who the tattoo artist was. He gave me her name and I looked over her portfolio. I was extremely impressed. No one wants a crappy tattoo, but this was a special tattoo and I wanted it to be perfect.

This morning I had my appointment scheduled. The artist had the sketches ready, we used Williams actual footprints we had inked on paper. She made a tracing, and we made sure the layout was good. I was a little undecided on the specifics of a few things and left them to her artistic opinion. I was wanting an ombre/tye dye/watercolor feel.

The artist Tiffany, did a great job. Not only was I impressed with her art work, but also her approach to tattooing. It barely stung for a few minutes and my arm is only slightly poofy a few hours later. I am so pleased with the results. I have been missing William a lot lately. I think this is perfect for us.

5 thoughts on “Its Beautiful

  1. What a wonderful way to remember him, It appears to me that the way you have it placed that when you cross your arm over your chest, he is close to your heart.

  2. First and foremost, I am so sorry for your loss of your son William. I lost my son, Joshua, in June 2016 and there’s not a day that goes by my heart doesn’t ache for him. This tattoo is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! I have my son’s feet on my back. I wish I would have done watercolor because, like you, I think it’s pretty cool. I didn’t but the tattoo is still special. William I’m sure is loving that you are keeping his memory alive!

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