I'm considering two different designs for a half sleeve. I have loved reading and literature my entire life, and I also love the outdoors and being one with nature. So both have deep meaning to me.
1. Black and grey. Vintage style. Floral shoulder cap leading down to a small stack of books. Scroll type ribbon around the books that says "I have lived a thousand lives" and more floral beneath the books. Perhaps a butterfly or moth included somewhere.
2. Black and grey. Pine trees beginning just near the elbow, with tall mountains reaching into the night sky just behind them. The sky won't be entirely dark, kind of like a dusky, pre-dawn. Either Ursa Minor or Cerus constellation will be in the sky. The stars themselves will be black dots, connected by thin lines, with a very faint illustration of either a bear or whale (depending on the constellation id choose) behind it. Clouds will finish the top of the tattoo, extending barely toward the collar bone and behind the shoulder.
My inspiration for the mountain tattoo. It would be structured similar to this. If I end up going with the books as a half sleeve, then the mountain scene will be put into the outline of a large cross on my back. I intend to get both tattoos, but I'm not sure which one I want as a half sleeve.
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- Mountains would make a better half sleeveVote A
- Books and flowers would make a better half sleeveVote B
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I like the mountains tattoo idea better1