This is a memorial tattoo for my dog Rocky, who sadly passed away last year due to an illness. I had him from the age of 10 til the age of 20 and he was such a huge part of mine and my families life, and I still miss him every day. I chose to get a rose tattooed, because when we buried him I planted a rose bush on his grave. It continued to flower, even into the winter months and I felt a connection, like his soul was keeping it alive, and it was a reminder to me that he was with me in spirit. So now, with a rose on my arm, it’s a constant reminder of him and that a part of him will always be with me.
It was done by Aimee Cornwell at Physical Graffiti in Cardiff, UK. (Though she is soon moving to Swansea Tattoo Company, UK. She’s amazing!)