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Ingrid Houwers

A tattoo design, commissioned to fit either wrist of ankle.The father of the commissioner had a knotwork dragon tattoo on his chest. After he fell ill with cancer, him and his wife decided that they would get unwound dragon tattoos when his journey was over. Sadly, he passed away in December 2008.His daughter wanted a commission as a tribute and remembrance piece. She already had a peacock tattoo, and the animal meant a great deal to her. She wanted a tattoo with the two creatures intertwined.I suggested an unwound dragon design, to signify that his journey was indeed over and that he is free. She liked that idea and so I set out to play.The end result, a very tightly designed tattoo, in traditional styling. But where you can clearly see the dragons head should be following the pattern, and laying itself down to the design like the peacock, you can see the creature raise it's head and starting up with an almighty roar.'Saoirse' written at the bottom, which is Gaelic for 'Freedom'

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