I have always been very close to my grandmother. I called her my “nanny-mama” when I was young. My mother and I lived with her & my grandfather (who I am also close to) for a while before I started school. She is getting older now, and loosing her will be the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with in my life. She always has loved hummingbirds and has passed that love on to me. She always compared me to them- tiny & petite but strongwilled and busy. I want to get a hummingbird tattoo with her initials in a ribbon above or below it. It would be my way of carrying her with me always and reminding myself to cherish this life that she worked to give me.
I have looked at tattoo designs and am going to try to combine different elements of each to make a work of art. I want a bit of color, but want to avoid that cartoonish look some pieces have.