This is a detail from a large painting (24" x 36") I've been working on. I've decided to do another tattoo painting, loosely based upon a drawing I did over a year ago. It will look something like this sketch:
The tattoos will include the koi fish, which symbolizes "courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties" (tattoo symbol), cherry blossoms to symbolize both the beauty and fragility of human existence, and swallows to symbolize homecoming and rebirth... all concepts that have a great deal of meaning for me at this point in time.
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope today - and every day - brings you the opportunity to give and receive love.