This was one of my first big tattoos (other than a small heart tattooed on my pinky) and has officially gotten me addicted to wanting more. It took me a while to settle on my first tattoo because I couldn’t really find the perfect idea for what I had in mind. My grandmother, who was extremely dear to me and my absolute best friend, passed away back in April of 2005. She survived lung cancer only to have a fatal heart attack less than a month later. She took care of me quite regularly as a child. She would watch Sailor Moon with me every day with me when I was younger and I believe that is honestly what got me so interested in Sailor Moon all together! It is safe to say that I am a die-hard moonie because of her, so I decided on the final transformation brooch that appears in the anime (not the manga). The Eternal Moon Article! I felt that this brooch seemed quite appropriate for my eternal love for both my grandmother and Sailor Moon! ♥
Done by James Hurley at Roustabout Tattoo & Body Piercing in Cookeville, Tennessee.
(Now works at Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery in Lansing, Michigan)