Re-did one of my old designs. Done with fine liner, acrylic and watercolour paint.
Due to recent theft issues, I need to clarify that some of my designs are not available while others are free to take. This design is copyrighted and cannot be used by other persons. It has a watermark and is not available for download. You have be warned.
A re-design of my original tattoo. It needed to make it more "tattooish". [link] I couldn't get the background to look how I wanted but I have choosen a tattooist that I think will be able to create it beautifully.
The tattoo is basically meant to represent a mini family tree... 3 branches representing 3 generations of women (my grandmother, my mum and me). Both my grandmother and mum have passed on so its also a tribute to the two women that inspired me the most.
The three kittens are the three cats that belonged to us; The gray one is Periwinkle, he was a stray that my mum brought home when she was a teenager (to the dismay of my granddad, who was only going to let him stay for a couple of days but during those few days he fell in love with the fluffy little guy). The ginger was my grandmothers cat Muffins, and lastly the black/white is my adorable stray kitty kat, Astro.
The tree is a silk cotton tree (Bombax) in some seasons it looks like a cherry blossom tree (the flowers are actually a creamy colour, but I really wanted pink). I chose this tree because all three of us have a passion for fashion, sewing and fabric. The silk cotton tree cant actually make cotton though... so I guess its more the name that attracted me then the qualities. It is also an Australian native.
I don't know why I came up with the title key,(does it look like one?) Anyways.....The black and red basically symbolize death, doom and corruption (not destruction!) This and several other drawing are from my VD (Visual Diary) which I can't rip out the pages at the moment because I need it for school (so please bear with the spiral binding on the edges) All comments and critics are welcome! SO CRITICIZE! (or comment)