So this I think is the tattoo I am planning on getting first. Idk yet XD (sorry for the quality lol its a crappy scanner and its drawn on tracing paper so thats what the weird looking texture is)
The top part of the drawing I traced. Its the City and Colour album cover for sometimes. The other is on Dallas Greens (CaC singer/guitarist) hand. I couldnt find a good picture of that part so I had to free hand it. I think it cam out decent but it is bigger than the top bird and the tattoo artist is definitely gunna have to make a few changes.
Anyway onto the meaning. Some of you might know that most of this is from City and Colour, which is a band if you don't know.
The top half = The banner says "You must follow your heart" meaning pretty much just that. You need to follow your heart and do what makes you happy and you will be like the little bird that is flying around
The bottom half = The banner reads "And never believe something cannot be lost." Meaning you should never take ANYTHING for granted. Dont think you cant lose something because you can lose everything, all it takes is the blink of an eye and it could all be gone. If you do take something for granted then you are going to lose it and it is going to in essence "die." Which is why the bird on the bottom has an X over his eye and is supposed to look like he is falling from the sky. Without knowing it, a bird falling from the sky is actually the 3rd sign of the apocalypse. I believe it is actually a black bird falling from the sky but whatever lol. Which also means something as well
if you take something for granted and it is something really big in your life and means a whole lot to you, then that could end your world if you lose that thing.
Hopefully that all made sense haha. Ill explain more if you are interested that much in it lol. I will get some pictures whenever I finally get this and its healed and all that. It will be in color to
The idea was sort of mine. But Dallas Green (the singer from City and Colour) has each of the birds tattooed on his hands but they are a little different. I changed the text to make it something more personal for me. I dont really like to take ideas from others but it has a lot of meaning to me and it is something that will remind me that I should never make some of the mistakes I already have.