This was my second tattoo. It’s a black bird, branching off into a tree. I chose this piece because it represents the death of my past. Black birds represents death and mourning. I said goodbye to my past, therefore the bird flying away is a new life being born; hence the tree which symbolizes a new life.
Done by Jason Stein @ Cyclops Tattoo, San Francisco, CA This is my first tattoo. The whole thing represents my strength. I have been through a lot in my life so far and I have never given up and I know I won’t either. The sailboat represents myself, the storm clouds and crazy waters represent the hardships in my life, and the music notes represent my future in music. Submitted by awmj