This is the first tattoo I ever got. I got this piece 3 years after my brother passed away. It was an extremely difficult time for me because he was my best friend. I got a goliath birdwing butterfly on a cherry blossom branch because they represent persistence and extreme dedication to their lovers, as well as short but beautiful lives, much like my brother. If you look closely in the wing you can see his name, Minh. Butterflies have also always represented new beginnings and so now I’m living my life not only for me but for him and his daughter as well. I got this done at Designs by Dana in Covington, KY by Nate Abney (the fucking man)!