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Cherry Blossom by LilReD09 Cherry Blossom by LilReD09
This tattoo started with the little japanese symbol for my 18th birthday. It means daughter. No matter what happens or where i am in the world or life, i will always be someone's daughter. Whether through blood or the random families i have aquired over the years.

For my 21st birthday, i added the Cherry Blossom Tree. which has a few meanings in general
"Japanese samurai used to contemplate death. This was not some morbid fixation. Admitting their own mortality forced the warriors to accept that life is a precious and fleeting gift. They regarded the cherry blossom as a symbol of this insight. Cherry blossoms bloom for a brief period and then fall at the very height of their beauty. To the samurai this was a melancholy reminder of death amidst life. It was an example of great beauty and sadness."

The fallen cherry blossom is used to represent a samuri who has fallen in battle...
When i was overseas, My grandad passed away. I didnt get to see him when he was sick nor did my parents want me to come home after he died as we didnt have a funeral for him. For me the cherry blossoms are a reminder of him.
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VodkaForBreakfast Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
silly Americans

it stands for mother~
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ketsuma5228 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my mom has that same tatto! :iconomgplz:
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mooimcute Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
purdy<3
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EmpressNei Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful. I myself am searching for a cherry blossom tatoo like yours to be done in the same area. Its symbolism that you've just described plays a big role in my tatoo desicion as well.
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jkakashi12 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
wow thats real insightful. cherry blossom are beautiful and symbolic. LUv da tat
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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jelly6 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
i love it! :D
<333
same as the meaning to it

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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
thanks :)
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jelly6 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
you're very welcome :][:
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Whurmy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the tattoo and all the meaning behind it is amazing. I looked up cherry blossom tree because I'm drawing one for my layout, and I'm glad I looked at this one.

I'm sorry for your Grandad, you're a very strong person.
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
aww thank you :)
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CallMeMatthew Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I love this tree. Lovely ink miss.
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LexCorp213 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
luv it! i am planning on getting a cherry blossom tattoo myself for my 30th
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asdfghjkmf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
how much did this cost?
it's sooo beautiful.
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
ummm, the symbol was my first, it was $80CDN, and the tree was the next one, that came to $280CDN. Ive also added more cherry blossoms and another symbol, and a matching cherry blossom on my wrist, which was $150CDN. I really need to update the picture. Hopefully I will next week actually
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Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Wow, it's such a gorgeous tattoo!
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Thanks! its been updated since this photo, I REALLY need to add a new photo of it, most likely after I get the additions touched up.
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Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
you're welcome! :hug:

Im sure it hurts >.< or else Id get one too! lol!! I'm not up for pain...I cant take it very well..lol!!
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
It did hurt, but it was bearable. and I'm a huge wuss. It hurt most at the top on my ribs and bottom by the bone. Also, the additions are alot more on the ribs and had an addition to my wrist, that hurt the most I think. there was alot of swearing involved
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Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
hahaha!! "a lot of swearing involved" Poor thing! :hug: I'm too scared to get a tattoo...my rents would kill me.
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
My dad doesnt like them, but my mum took me to get my first one. which was kinda cool
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Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
yeah that is kinda cool!
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NamineHikura Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Where did you get this tattoo done on your body? I really love it!
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
its on the right side of my lower back, im considering adding more cherry blossoms "floatin in the wind" over the tree onto the right side of my rib cage. not sure yet tho
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NamineHikura Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Nice, seeing so many of these gorgeous cherry Blossom tattoos is making me think of getting one on my right hip. Trying to pick a good place.
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
mine took about 2 1/2 hours, the outlining and shading were tolerable, i thought i was going to pass out with the little coloring there was, which makes me scared for getting blossoms over my ribs, but i want them so bad!
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NamineHikura Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
It'll probably hurt because it's over a boney area (depending I guess how thick your skin is there), but It would probably look really awesome after. I'm a bit scared because I don't deal with pain too well but I think it will be worth it. I still have a lot of thinking to do.
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Yuko-no-Hatsu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
This is a gorgeous reminder of how easily we can lose the most beautiful things we love.

You've inspired me to get a similar tattoo; I love yours so much :]

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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
aww thanks. i love it so much, im considering adding onto it tho im not 100% sure just yet.
i almost wish i had gotten it a little bit bigger now aswell.
but regardless, im so happy with how it turned out and how it still looks
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LilReD09 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
i love my tattoo, sadly i wish i had made it a bit bigger, but i loves the meaning and im considering adding onto it
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tiinagiina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
this tattoo is wonderful
my 18th birthday is coming up and ive wanted to find something that shows life and death, beauty and tragity.
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andynjessi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Very pretty. =)
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