I got this tattoo as a memorial piece for my cousin, Joseph. I looked up to him so much growing up, he was the most radiant person. He passed away this last November. I wanted a bright and beautiful candlelight lantern to honor and remember him by. This is a tattoo that I want people to look at and say, "wow that's beautiful" instead of, "i'm sorry for your loss".
Bob Ray at Killer Ink did an absolutely incredible job, and gave me more than I could've imagined for this piece.