Hi Em, sorry haven't responded. Been a bit bleurgh this week.
Anyway, I'm not too good at drawing or anything so can't really help with that, but I could maybe help with ideas.
How big are you wanting the tattoo?
I once had the ideas, that I was gonna get 65 seperate roses, tattoed. I'm currently at 5 and have given in that idea for no, because of the expense of doing it.
I have a small rose on one arm, that could probably have 65 roses wrote under it, as it's quite neat and petite.
The other 4 roses I have are on a sinle black vine snaking from the back of my hand, to about
half way between my hand and elbow.
This one I sort of designed myself, but the tattooist did the main bit. He tattooed it totally free hand on my arm.
My other CF tattoo, was going to be a skull and cross bones with roses snaking through and round the eyes, with flames coming up and 6 roses printing underneath. But, haven't got round to it yet. Need to get my rose vine finished first, as that's going to finish up at the top of my arm.
If you can't find someone to design for you, you should be able to pop into the tattoo shop, and ask them to design what you want. Tattoists are generally really good artists, and will sit down and draw what you describe, until it's perfect for what you want.
Good luck with it, and post pictures when you get your tattoo done! I'm gonna get pictures of my tatt's tomorrow, as the lightings a bit too dark right now. I'll post them when I get a chance:)
Hope you're alright Em!
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