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.
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.
I will say that this is almost certainly not a tattoo, or it is at least only a black tattoo with the other colors painted/edited on as tattooing white/light pink spots over black is not going to go well. That said, I love how the blossoms cascade across the back in the last panel.