Hummingbirds are often chosen as a dedication tattoo, to keep alive the memory of someone who loved seeing them. Here a sprightly jewel of the sky is poised next to a spray of fuchsia. This elderly man asked for a memorial for his recently deceased wife, saying every time he sees a hummingbird he thinks of his beloved, as if she is still with him.
Requested by a young women as a symbol of the kinship she and her sisters feel, this triple spiral symbol represents how the three sisters are always in each others' thoughts, no matter how far apart their lives may take them.
The Scots thistle has central importance in this Celtic wheel cross, a celebration of the elegance of the knot work line with the symbol of national resilience and readiness.
The Scots Gaelic word CAIM (pronounced "kyem") describes a circle of protection, to remind the wearer of being safe and loved. Here a ring of Celtic knot work scribes that Sanctuary Ring in skin. A father and daughter both came to get the same tattoo, binding them together forever in a new way, sharing this artistic sentiment.