This is my first tattoo, a memorial piece I got done for my grandfather. This was the patch his bomb group wore during ww2 and I decided this was the best way to represent him. Done by Den at Tattoo Seen Bronx NY
It’s a cute ‘lil tattoo. Simple and creative. Good use of gradients all the war around too.
But my question is always this: do we want to sum up our loved ones not through their connection to us, their job, their hobbies… but as soldiers? Yes war is a huge part of any soldier’s life (especially with the physical and mental limitations many of them come back with), but is that the sum or center of their life? I can see if they were killed in the line of duty but I’m assuming your grandfather was not.
So I’m not knocking your tattoo. There’s certainly more to your story than I know, but whenever I see a memorial tattoo like this I always wonder if there isn’t a better way.
But hey. That’s just me.