For my first tattoo, I have been wanting an olive branch coupled with spike nard for a very long time. 3″ with clear contour lines, but realistic and shaded. B&W, angled and pointed down toward my thumb, on my right forearm near my elbow.
Olive trees don’t grow fruit until about 3-5 years. This is special to me, because I lived in the Middle East for 3.5 years and just recently moved back to America. My time overseas was life changing and was such a huge time of growth for me. This would mark a completed season, but also everything that my time in the desert meant for me.
The Spike Nard is from my favorite story in the Bible and is a reminder of loving God & people extravagantly.
I’ve wanted this for quite a while as both of these symbols tell of such special parts of my story, but had to wait until I moved back to America (where I am from). I am only in Brooklyn until May 12 and figured out schedules might just work out!