I want to get this as my first tattoo..
It is a japanese cherry blossom with japanese kanji that says "first love", the single falling petal represents the loss of your first love, but the cherry blossom has a very symbolic meaning.
In Japanese culture the cherry blossom symbolizes the brevity of life. You see, this flower only blooms for a short period of time. It encourages everyone to appreciate what little time they have on this Earth and it promotes gratitude for what they are given. As a tattoo, this symbol could remind you that all things pass in time and that bad situations won't last forever. It can be comforting especially in times of grief or other hardship. It's definitely something you can look at and cherish forever - no matter how old you get.
This design has been found all over the internet, so i give all credit to the person that orignally drew this. I put the kanji in myself though. I cant wait to get this tattoo as it will be a stage of moving on.
I love seeing all the different variations of this design and how people are making it their own, i am making a fake tattoo of it before i get the real one, so i will post that picture on, and then the real one!!