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first love tattoo by pauralotter14 first love tattoo by pauralotter14
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!!
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angelic-tiger78 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
This is lovely, I'm thinking of a similar tattoo (without the symbols and wth more petals) and thought this was pretty
kap84 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
its a lovely tattoo i have it on my ankle although slightly different. i had it done at a really bad time in my life and it gave me the strength i needed to get through that time. i have love and happiness in kanji either side as thats what i surround myself in. i proudly show it off as often as i can. my husband tattooed it for me and did a fantastic job with it. i hope when you have it done that it helps you to move on.
morningbluze Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
haha this is the model that i used for mine. the artist tweeked it a bit for me though. theres more pettals.
pauralotter14 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
haha thats heaps cool! yeah it looks great :)
Hitomii Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
I agree with you about how lots of people get cherry blossom tattoos. Did you get the design from me? I have yet to get mine done because at the moment I have no money to do it. My tattoo means a lot to me for similar reasons as you have listed above :) I have 6 already, and I have designed 5 out of the 6. It's always much nicer if you use an original design :)
pauralotter14 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Nope i didnt get the design from you, it was on another website. Im not getting that design now, im getting the photo i took as a tattoo, im getting it done on Thursday! im so nervous!!
Hitomii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very cool :) aww I'm sure it will go fine, I look forward to seeing a photo of it :)
RoxieRedwood Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
This would make a beautiful tattoo. And, unlike other tattoos, say of the freak-o-the-week band, this one is unlikely to cause any regrets. If anything, it would serve you well on your life's path. <3
pauralotter14 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Thankyou heaps, heaps of people are like you will regret it and stuff, but i keep saying, your first love will never change, and i want to remember it because it was a great time in my life, and think this tattoo will do it justice. i was with the guy for 3 years and we are friends now, so i know i wont regret it, if i do down the track i can always get it modified. Thanks for your kind words!
RoxieRedwood Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
no problem - I'm looking forward to followup pictures!
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