Dedication Anklet

Dedication tattoos stand apart, the emotion attached to them puts them in a class of their own. The initial L was put on this woman's ankle when her beloved sister passed away a decade ago, and like all tattoos done only in color it has blurred. But because the experience of going with relatives after the funeral to have it put on is a touchstone, my suggestion was not to change it but that we incorporate it into an anklet of Celtic knot work. I used a glow of blue dots that mirrored the blue of the letter to give a glow to the circle around it, and also some depth to the band. This way the letter becomes an inscribed locket in the anklet. As long as anyone alive remembers us we have not entirely passed from the Earth. Dedication tattoos keep memories alive. 

 Celtic Anklet Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Anklet Tattoo by Pat Fish