So I changed my mind....shocker, right? I decided I would show the progression of my tattoo as the first pic...I will add more as time goes on, and as I see fit. Feel free to post other completely random things. This is what it looks like now...the feather will be colored in like a male mallard duck feather, and the years are going on the empty side....from a distance, it looks like a douche-y armband, but I like it. Like I said, I probably should have written his name out so it was at least pretty, but at least you can tell what it says. This will be Mom's tattoo...it's going on my shoulder. The heart and flowers will be red, the crown gold (duh), and her name and years of birth and death in black inside the heart. I figure if I'm going to honor them, I should incorporate some things that they enjoyed: Dad was ducks, Mom was flowers. No negative comments about my father in this thread, please....keep it friendly and random!