Here's a closer look at the feather:
Rachelle explains how this feather and the flock of birds on her arm came to be:
"My husband actually came up with the design and it means more to me than he'll ever know. I wanted to cover up an old tattoo on the inside of my forearm and we brainstormed together to choose a design.
He really got into the 'project' and would send me design and scale/location ideas. In the end I decided on this design and credit him for it entirely. We had gone through some tough times months before and this collaboration was a great experience for us both. I love the wispy feather - Sergio [the tattoo artist] spent a long time coming up with the design and I sent him pictures of beautiful feathers I'd come across on the street. He did such an amazing job on the fine lines, the contrast of the birds (some are fine spots) and with his overall interpretation of what we wanted.
My husband has no tattoos and I have several, which he loves. It's part of my personality and I remember on our wedding day, I was tempted to cover them up for modesty being around my family. He blatantly said 'don't you DARE! your tattoos are you and it's a part of what I love so much about you.' To this day, this tattoo is by far my favorite."Sergio, who Rachelle mentions above, is the artist Sergio Luis Mesa, who tattooed this at The End is Near in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thanks to Rachelle for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
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