I've always wanted to add something similar to my lower back tattoo-[ " Lady of Sorrow " = Doloris, my name ]. Although the tree is almost dead on, I would probably switch out the Owl to a Raven or Black Cat and the compass for the Moon-[ although I've also envisioned a similar compass tattoo for my forearm =].
I think I want a family tree. When we got married the oak tree was a symbol we used, the oak for its endurance, the fruit (acorn) for its fertility. Now I'd like to tie all of those things together with my kids, my hubs and our oak tree all together permanently on my body. :)
I like the idea of a tree tattoo because I love trees but also as a memorial tattoo. Possibly having birds flying out of the tree representing loved ones that passed or having initials carved in the tree. I love the whole correlation between life and earth.