It is a japanese cherry blossom with japanese kanji that says "first love", the single falling petal represents the loss of your first love, but the cherry blossom has a very symbolic meaning.
In Japanese culture the cherry blossom symbolizes the brevity of life. You see, this flower only blooms for a short period of time. It encourages everyone to appreciate what little time they have on this Earth and it promotes gratitude for what they are given. As a tattoo, this symbol could remind you that all things pass in time and that bad situations won't last forever. It can be comforting especially in times of grief or other hardship. It's definitely something you can look at and cherish forever - no matter how old you get.
This design has been found all over the internet, so i give all credit to the person that orignally drew this. I put the kanji in myself though. I cant wait to get this tattoo as it will be a stage of moving on.
I love seeing all the different variations of this design and how people are making it their own, i am making a fake tattoo of it before i get the real one, so i will post that picture on, and then the real one!!
Nous sommes à un mois de Japan Expo où j'aurais un stand dans le carré des "Jeunes artistes". Voici mon emplacement sur le plan. Vous me trouverez dans la golden alley aux côtés (entre autres) de et ! J'espère que vous serez nombreux à venir vous perdre par chez nous !! ^^
********** my booth at Japan expo 2013 in July, if you want to find me and meet me in the con'
Just a little something I sketched up the other day I had a request from one of my friends to do a tattoo design similar to the tiger design I uploaded a couple weeks ago. Not sure if they are actually going to use this design but it is close to what they want Btw, I know the eyes and snout don't quite check out. I'll need to clear things up with a reference for the revised version.
!ATTENTION! Since many of you wrote things about XX is not the stone for YY, please do know, as several fellow Deviants also have stated, that months have SEVERAL DIFFERENT BIRTHSTONES. Depending on the country and time (traditional/modern). Look it up if you must! Wikipedia is an easy way to learn about this theme! Thank you for your attention and thank you to fellow Deviants who have been kind enough to clear many misunderstandings up.
Fashion Collection: BIRTHSTONE
This drawing took a long long time... Mostly thanks to my super procrastinations skills which I am not proud of. Special thanks goes to my cousin and sister and mom So, which dress do you like the most?
Tools: Copic Sketch, Multiliner and Photoshop for adjustments.
EDIT2: (c) RubyWing DO NOT USE THESE DESIGNS/ THIS DRAWING WITHOUT PERMISSION.