I gave my idea to an artist and he brought it to life and then some. My mother passed away and her favorite flower was a red gladiola and if she was awake she was at the beach so I wanted to incorporate both. I love it. This was my second tattoo, but my first one was only an inch big so this was my first "big girl" tattoo. It took about 4 hours and I'm so proud of myself for taking it like a champ.