My niece has decided that, for her coming birthday, she really wants a tattoo. Her mom, who has always been opposed to such things, was resistant at first, but my niece had a well thought out idea of what she wants, the symbols that mean the most to her, and in the end, my sister gave in. While I was visiting Tampa, they asked if I would take a shot at designing the tattoo.
What she wanted was something that combined the things that are most important in her life, love and faith, with a symbol that represents our family. As I’ve mentioned before, my family has a strong nautical tradition, so we came up with the idea of an anchor. She also wanted the letters B and E, to represent the two sides of her family, and to add extra meaning, to imply that she should “B E Anchored” to her love and faith.
So here is what I came up with. She liked it, but of course, we’ll have to see what the tattoo artist thinks.