Here is my tattoo. Complete, but will need to be touched up (tree dude) after it heals. It’s a custom piece that I described, and two very talented tattoo artists made a reality. (Leo and Skott from Funhouse tattoo in Pacific Beach, CA)
It’s Pretty much a manifestation of what manic depression feels like to me. Inspired by an art piece by Eric Lacombe, a scene from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, (loosely) Alice in Wonderland, and Edgar Allan Poe.
The right side is the “dark” side. The tv in a field scene has always been my favorite part of The Wall, it’s so powerful. I’m bipolar II and have the tendency to practically live on this side, hence the girl digging her raven claw legs into the ground in an effort to stay.
The tree on the manic side is meant to represent a “protector” like character, attempting to convince her that she’s invincible when she’s manic/hypomanic. The red dress represents escalated sexuality and further invincibility, which also often comes with the territory.