Even though I'm pretty much decided on my own tattoo that I'm going to get a year from now, this one is pretty freaking awesome. Repined from Kris McElman. Patterns Tattoo, Fyeahtattoo Com, Back Tattoo, Tattoo Patterns, Tattoo Design, Back Pieces, Design Tattoo, Mandala Tattoo, Details Tattoo
The style I want for my back piece. Either 2 flowers or 2 bird for my mommy and daddy. they get to chooses the flowers or birds.
The elephant is a symbol of the strength of the mind in Buddhism. Exhibiting noble gentleness, the precious elephant serves as a symbol of the calm majesty possessed by one who is on the path. Specifically, it embodies the boundless powers of the Buddha which are miraculous aspiration, effort, intention, and analysis. AND...it's an elephant.
My last name is Oliveira, wich means “olive tree”. So, I decided to make this to show how important my family is to me. The hearts represent my grandfather and grandmother, and I choose to do it on my Achilles tendon, because, as I always say, my family is my weakness. My tattooer is Marco Teixeira from Curitiba/Brazil.
@Stacey Tufts: written sidewise down the center of the spine? it would hurt like the dickens. i also like the idea of maybe adding a verse? something like prov. 31:28 "her children arise and call her blessed" or 31:25 "she is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" (i particularly like that)