My 1/4 sleeve done by Craig Moston at Gastown Tattoo in Vancouver, BC. His incredible portfolio can be found here. If you’re in the area and looking for a quality artist with a superb skill for understanding and recreating original ideas in a welcoming and clean environment, I would strongly suggest you pay him a visit.
I got this tattoo as a tribute to the biggest influences in my life. The lighthouse is for my step father, who loves to make stops along our camping trips down the west coast to see and admire the lighthouses. The big dipper can be seen because my dad once told me that every time he looks up at the night sky and sees it, he thinks of me and my sister. The little dipper is for my fiancé, because I sometimes refer to him as my “little spoon”. Last but not least, the banner which reads “Lights will guide you home” comes from a Coldplay song (Fix You), which my mother has sung to me many a time during my struggles with anxiety and depression. The piece as a whole represents my feats and that no matter how “lost at sea” I find myself, I will always have these brilliant lights in my life to show me the way home.