All tattoos were done at Liberty Tattoos in Libertyville, IL. All were done by Dave, minus the liver cancer ribbon which was done by Seth.
If you guys have any questions that I didn't address in this post, please let me know!
#1. Poochie with a butterfly. This was the first tattoo I got for my 18th birthday. My dad had died two years earlier and I wanted to get my first tattoo about him. Ever since the day I was born he called me Poochie. Very rarely did he call me Alexa or Alex as my family calls me. Since he died, I really don't think I've been referred to as that, so I wanted to get Poochie to remind me of him. I got the butterfly just for what they mean with transformation and rebirth. This is on my left inner wrist.
#2/5. Rose, Narcissus & Aster. The rose came first of the three. I got a rose simply because my middle name is Rose and they've always been my favorite flower. I love how beautiful they are and the scent of them is quite possibly the best smell in the world! The Narcissus and Aster flowers came a few years after the Rose. The Narcissus is the birth flower for December, my dad's birth month and the Aster is the first flower for my mom's, September. I do plan on getting this added on to again for my birthday this year in March.
#3. 12.2.43 Liver Cancer Ribbon. This one is on my inner right wrist. Simple enough, my dad's birthday was December 2, 1943 and he died of liver cancer. A yellow ribbon not only stands for "support our troops" but plenty of other causes including liver cancer and disease.
#4. Beatrice the owl. Okay I'll admit it, I have a serious obsession with owls (and flowers). Especially vintage/cartoon owls. I had been itching to get a new tattoo one summer and decided to just go for it. I collect anything with owls on them, why not a tattoo? ;) I brought in a few pictures of owls that I found online to Dave and he mixed together different parts of each one that I loved and drew this up. She's obviously a very girly girl like me, look at the flower in her hair! I named her Beatrice, Bea for short.