A tattoo design for my niece…

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.





    1. Thank you, my dear! I am pretty pleased with it – she wanted something fairly simple, not too complex, as she’s unsure of her pain tolerance. I know this has a lot of black work towards the bottom, but I think she’ll be able to handle it. :)

  1. Beautiful tattoo design! My daughter did the same thing – thought out her tattoo and knew exactly what she wanted going in. It makes it easier to support them when they put so much time and effort into it. It will mean even more to her that you designed it! :)

  2. I tried viewing this on my iPad and it wouldn’t show up. Now that I’m at a real computer I am amazed!! That is a spectacular design, Mark. Simple and yet it contains so MANY elements. If she doesn’t use it… “I PITY the fool!!” to quote a previous comment I made.

    Very nicely done.

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