Stefan Johnsson is amazing. Looks like I’ll be making a trip to Santa Cruz in the near future.
roses have always been around me. my mom had a rose garden at our first house growing up, it was so beautiful and whenever I think of home I am reminded of those flowers. my dad sent roses for me on one of my birthdays when he couldn’t be there and we dried them for many years and kept them in our kitchen. at my grandpa’s funeral, me and my sister had little rose stickers and put them on his tombstone and they are still there today. the rose always pops up in songs I listen to or in daily life and reminds me of my family.
the four roses represent the four most influential moments in my life that have made me who I am today and reminds me of the strength that I had to come up with to make it through.
each rose has three thorns that represent me, my brother and my sister.. a rose is a lot like my relationship with my family, without the hard and painful parts the flower wouldn’t be as beautiful.
there are 7 water droplets that are symbols of my family members and people close to me who have passed away, and will add onto it a raindrop for each angel I have in heaven. I have to add two more since the tattoo was done. and the ribbon at the bottom is me, holding it all together.
this was done by Mikey Rice at Perfect Image, London Ontario