Andrea had an amazing experience and wanted a tattoo to reflect it. Here's what happened, in her own words, "As a writer, I generally work alone with my art. With this tattoo design, something special happened. I wrote a short poem at an art collective gathering that deals with the power of words and their impact on the heart, and had drawn a small picture (badly - I am a writer) of the basic design of this tattoo. About six months later, I was at the same gathering, and that night we were working collaboratively with other artists who worked in a different medium. The friend I collaborated with read the first sentence of a story I started and created the first draft of what is now on my arm - it was almost exactly the same as the doodle I did the first time! I showed her the poem and my first drawing, and she painted the design that I now have on my arm. If you look closely you can see her signature in the bottom left root of the tree." Click on the Read More link to see photos of the drawing I adapted from the original watercolor painting and the results of our first session.