Something that came to mind this evening.
In my life I’ve had to be strong mentally. Now I realise that inside, I am well and truly alive. I feel like there’s this fire that can’t be quenched. And that’s what’s driving me to my goal. I’m definitely going to need this fire to keep me going in the next year. It’s not going to be easy, and I hope it’ll guide me somewhat to success!
I’ve been thinking lately, at how I am surrounded by a woodland where I live. And I have realised that nature is my origin.
The nature tattoos look amazing, especially when grown into large thing around the body. The ‘Lock’ is the tree trunk. The roots underneath, I have ideas to wrap around my wrist in a never ending circle. The branches at the top, will branch out below my wrist. The text I would love to be elegant and flouncy, with an air of gothic styling to the characters. This is
part of me, and how I view all the struggles I have been through personally and how I have been strong enough to withstand what ever has hit me. I’ve opened my mind, therefore my soul is there for everyone to see who wants to see it.
I took the design into photoshop to add a bit of colour and style to it.
I asked one of my friends if I should place a bit of colour to my design. He said that perhaps use brown for the vines / roots and then add green leaves. SO, that is what I have done because I felt the same way. This is something I am excited to get inked onto my skin, no matter what the expenses are. This could also prove to be a nice little illustration in a bigger print in the future, or an expanded wall painting for my future house / studio or door.
I will upload any other design edits that I make, before I decide on the final design.
First off, I decided to draw something on my wrist that looked quite nice. The keyhole for me, represents unlocking something that’s hidden, or hard to reach. It’s also a save haven, where secrets can be kept safe.
Practicing keyholes and writing out my text
If I were to get this tattoo, it would be my own writing or a font that is simple and easy to read on a small scale. ‘Open your mind, to unlock your soul’ is a quote that I have come up with, if anyone came up with it before me, then woops, I am borrowing as my inspiration.
This is a first draft idea of my first tattoo
Any way, only a first draft, but I think this is the one for me