No joke, I almost got a tattoo very similar to this when I worked at YNP. Only I didn't have the words or the circle, and I had a palmetto tree instead of pines. The river (which might just be a path in this one) would be replicating St. Clair, mountains representing YNP and the palms for South Carolina. All the places I have lived!
This tattoo was done a few days ago in Moscow, where i am travelling right now from France. Its a comic mash-up between my french origins (im from paris) and my (new) love for Russia. The cyrillic writing says : Paris-Moscow. It was done by a very talented young artist, Oleg Savchuk, @ Love Life Tattoo, Moscow.