Originally Posted by oceanwinds
The next tattoo I plan on getting is a dogwood flower on my inner left wrist. I'm also thinking about maybe having a pinecone with a dogwood flower in front of it instead. I've been wanting something to symbolize North Carolina because it is my home and I miss it so much.
I've also been wanting an arm sleeve forever and today it just dawned on me: Why not do a sleeve dedicated to NC? I could do the dogwood and pinecone, but also add all kinds of things like a venus flytrap, honey bee, cardinal, strawberries, etc.
Does this seem silly or like it's too much?
Okay, not too much at all! I am hoping to do a sleeve sometime in the near future (but I've been saying that for about a year now!) and this is very similar to what I wanted to do. Kind of like nature's healing altar on my arm. I was wanting to incorporate seasons as it moves down. Flowers, plants, pinecones, acorns, holly etc. I will also have one or two honeybees in there!
I have about 30 hours of ink in just two pieces. I have a backpiece and a stomach piece. The sleeve will be my third.
I have also been pierced just about everywhere, though not much remains....my dear friend is a piercer and did almost all of my work. Dh and I are both pretty heavily inked.