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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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