Snakes Head Fritillaries
A little over a year ago, when Tinseltroos and I were becoming fast friends but before we started going out she asked me to design a tattoo for her. By the time she had it done, we were a couple and the idea of putting her new partner's designs permanently on her body didn't seem like such a good one so she went for a pattern of her own.
Whilst I was working on my design she told me about these amazing and very rare flowers that grow, briefly, in the meadow of her college in Oxford. I fell in love with the pictures I saw and incorporated them into my design. Whilst she may not have them on her body, these little flowers mean a lot to me as they symbolise our nascent relationship and always transport me to the days when we were first courting.
I finally got to look at them in the flesh two weekends ago when we went up to Oxford specifically to see them. In a week we will be celebrating our first anniversary in New York. What a wonderful old world this is.