My Grandad who passed away a few years ago had swallows on his hands - he’s the only man in my life I truly respect. The leaves are supposed to represent my free spirit/ spontaneous, erratic behaviour. Also the freedom of ‘fleeing the nest’ as I’ll be moving out this year to go to university. The colour of the leaves symbolise my more fiery angry side to my personality.
By Alexandre Mansuy at Extreme Needle tattoo parlour in Leicester Square, London, England.