Last year was an extremely heartbreaking year for me. I lost the most important person in my life. I lost my grandmother. Sadly, she passed away due to something very sudden and unexpected. I had been dreading this moment my whole life, except I wasn’t expecting it to be so soon or sudden. The sad thing about a grandparent passing away is that it never seems like such a big deal to everyone else. People always assume that the grandparent was old and died of natural causes. This did not happen for me. My grandmother was taken too soon and it hurts knowing I’ll never see her again. Every day feels like I am waiting to see her again, but I know I never will.
I am considering getting myself a realism tattoo of her so she can be with me forever. I don’t have any tattoos, and have never wanted any tattoos until now. I am currently looking for the best realism tattoo artist Brisbane residents have ever seen. My grandmother was the best lady, so I will only have the best artist do this piece of artwork for me.
I have a lot of criteria to fill. I want an artist who first and foremost is a skilled artist, but they also need to have a high level of empathy, patience, and kindness. I don’t want an artist who sees me as nothing more than a customer through their door. I want an artist who lives and breathes their artwork, and values the experience they create by tattooing someone.
I have found a highly recommended tattooist based in Brisbane who I think would be great for this piece. I will be meeting them tomorrow to have a chat, and to hopefully start the design. This is an emotional process for me, but I feel like it’s a way for me to reconnect with my grandmother and help her memory live on.