Andrea Beasley, at first I THOUGHT this was you and your tattoo.. then I got closer & saw all the hair.. and then i KNEW it was you and your tattoo. Haha jk, thought of you. miss you!
Done about two weeks ago. I got this particular tree on my right side; its symbolic of the relationship I have with my mother. We get tangled and shit, but I always want to remember that we’ve helped each other grow and support each other. Happy Mother’s Day, Ma.
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.
I was inspired to get this when my brother, Ross, passed away in March of 2011 and we had a tree planted for him in the holy gardens of Jerusalem. I only knew him when we lived together as children, his passing made me realize that my family is only as scattered as I make it to be. Ross made me realize that everything I could ever come to love can leave me just as quickly as they came. The tree is family and inner strength, the leaf is Ross, the sun is new beginnings.