1/3 of my tattoos
I just got this one on Feb 3, 2012 @Pepe’s Tattoo in La Paz, Bolivia by El Gus.
The bamboo resembles the spirit of summer. The bamboo combines upright integrity with accommodating flexibility. It has the perfect balance of grace and strength, or the Yin and the Yang. When a storm comes, the bamboo bends with the wind. When the storm ceases, it resumes its upright position. Bamboo also symbolizes longevity, immortality and youth. Its ability to cope with adversity and still stand firmly without losing its original ground is inspirational.
The flower is a jasmine. A great and motivational figure of my life, Jack, was like a second dad to me. He passed away a few years ago, and his favorite flowers were jasmines.