Thank you I was beyond happy! If I remember correctly he had only done a horse once before but he is a true artist! Research research research is the key, it took me over 6 months to find him but it was worth it :)
Here are the pictures he did the tattoo from:
As you can see he did some flipping around removing halter/ cross ties,made the ugly metal fence into a nice wooden one and a nice background.
Sion: thanks so much :) The artist is Craig Fenrick, he is now in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, amazing black and grey realistic artist, if I ever got another portrait/realistic then I would def go back to him even if it's a long drive now :-p
I live in Alberta and I drive back to my home town in BC to get my tattoos done. Just got back last week with a new one on my back. I have 8 tattoos and not one of them took more than an hour till I got this one. So I quit after 4 hours and need to go back for only another hour but I couldnt sit any more :( I was so mad
Every element of the tattoo has a meaning. The shamrock and the rose are for each of my grandmothers.... One is irish and one is the others name was Rose. The snake and spider are two elements of my life that saved me during a dark time. I no longer keep spiders and tarantulas, but do still have one snake.
My husband is American, meaning my daughter is Dual. So this has a double meaning,. The roman numerals mean '2009' the year my daugher was born (Dec 15) but we were also married Jan 3 of 2009.
I don't believe in name tattoos, only meanings. There are a few more tattoos planned.