These are my yellow roses, it is my second tattoo. I got it done by the lovely Candy Cane at Lady Luck Tattoo in Weert (the Netherlands).
Why yellow roses? I wanted something to remind me that life is beautiful. That, whatever happens, there’s always something to smile about. Be kind to others, even if they’re not always there for you. Those are the things my grandfather used to live by and it’s also what he taught me. He loved yellow roses, he would have wanted a garden full of them if he could.
Skull bookshleves formed with everyday items: As many artists know, ‘vanitas’ can be defined as a type of symbolic art, often including symbols like skulls, rotten fruit, hourglasses, and other items related to the brevity of life and the certainty of death. London-based artist James Hopkins’ series Vanitas is quite a clever, modern take on this still life genre.